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With over 1200 branches in over 60 countries worldwide, Thrifty is firmly established as one of the world’s leading car rental brands. First established in the United States in 1958, its worldwide headquarters are in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

In New Zealand …we have been operating since 1986…The Thrifty franchise for New Zealand is owned by Thrifty Australia, a 100% subsidiary of the NRMA group, Australia’s largest motoring association with over $A1b in assets.

…provide one of the best fleets of vehicles for your driving pleasure…Our fleet of new vehicles are constantly being replaced so that the most up to date models are always available with only low kilometres. The average age of vehicles on our fleet is just 6 months. Our aim is to consistently offer your clients a late model, low mileage vehicle in tip-top order at exceptional value.

…across a nationwide network of airport and city locations…Currently in over 30 locations throughout New Zealand including all major airport terminals and city locations, we are always looking to expand into other areas as demand requires.

The New Zealand head office is in Christchurch and we operate over 20 airport and city depots throughout the country.  With an extensive range of the latest model top quality cars, minibuses, 4-wheel drives, sports and luxury cars, the fleet is one of the best and youngest available in New Zealand. An average vehicle age of just 6 months and Qualmark endorsed as a 'Superior' provider of visitor transport means you can travel with confidence when you rent with us.

Whether you’re traveling on business, for pleasure or any other reason, let us help you get on the road.  Our friendly staff will aim to make your vehicle rental experience as pleasant and hassle free as we can.

There are currently no terms and conditions for travel during this period. If your rental is during these travel dates, new terms and conditions may apply. Please contact us before booking.

Thrifty Insurance

Comprehensive Motor Vehicle Insurance including third party and public liability is included in our rates.  An accident damage excess (ADE) does apply.  

Accident Damage Excess (ADE)
ADE applies to all rentals. This excess may be reduced (at the renter’s option) at the time of rental by purchasing Accident Excess Reduction (AER) or Total Protection Package (TPP).

Accident Excess Reduction (AER)
Vehicle Class Damage Excess AER (per day) Reduced Excess
ECAR to PCAR $3,450.00 $28.75 $345.00
IFAR to XVAR $4,025.00 $34.50 $575.00

Total Protection Package (TPP)
Vehicle Class Damage Excess AER (per day) Reduced Excess
ECAR to PCAR $3,450.00 $34.50 nil
IFAR to XVAR $4,025.00 $40.25 nil

The Premium Location charge which is charged separately is - $46.00.

*all the above prices include GST.

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