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Vehicle types at each car hire location are variable. The car rental company will always provide you with a car in the same vehicle class but the exact type may vary from the one displayed. If you have a preference for a particular make, at most car rental locations we offer pre bookable guaranteed models from selected car rental companies . Use the filters on the site to find guaranteed model options.

You can use the filters on our website to find your perfect rental, including rentals with an automatic transmission, diesel fuel and low insurance excess options.

Car rental prices can change greatly at different times of the year. peak holiday times are an important factor to consider that affects car rental prices. Factor this in when planning your rental in advance.

Extra drivers are available to pre book on the website on step two of our booking process. In most cases you will pay for additional drivers when you collect the car.

We only offer car rental that includes a full to full fuel policy. Full to full is always better value compared to other car rental fuel policies.

Picking up your Gisborne Airport New Zealand Car hire with no credit card and other payment options.

We accept Visa, Mastercard or an American Express credit card or a debit card issued by a bank or credit card company when hiring through us.

If you choose Essential or Basic Cover with your car rental, it often means that you’ll be required to present a credit card in the name of the lead driver on collection of the car. You’ll more often than not be given the option to buy a top up policy by the hire partner when you collect the car, which then enables you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.

Would you like us to accept payments using something other than debit card and credit card? Do contact us to let us know. We are always open to ideas re how we can improve the service we offer and make booking your car hire as Stress Free as it can be.

Quite often, car rentals that include the Premium Cover option enable you to use a debit card when you pick up the car without any additional charges. You can review if a debit card is accepted, along with all of the different car rental security deposit and insurance alternatives on the second step of the booking process.

We’ve made it really easy on the website to filter which car hire brands can accept a debit card. Just use the filters on the search results page to compare which car hire companies can accept your card type on collection.

We accept a huge number of currencies including British Pounds (GBP),US Dollars (USD) and South African Rand (ZAR).

It’s useful to understand the alternative payment options for your car hire in Gisborne Airport New Zealand, as payments for extras (such as GPS and extra drivers) might need to be paid for in local currency (by credit card) at the rental car collection desk.

It’s worth bearing in mind that quite often car rental brands that do allow debit card at the desk are more expensive than car hire companies that accept credit card only.

One important thing to consider when deciding if you want to use a debit card on collection, car hire companies often hold an insurance excess on the lead drivers credit card, this is often a significant amount of money , if you opt to pay with a debit card this might be debited from your bank and not refunded until a couple of weeks after your rental has ended.

Many of the Gisborne Airport New Zealand car rental companies we compare prices for accept a debit card when you collect the rental; but some of these do have special T&Cs associated to them. Be careful to check the terms and conditions if you plan to use a debit card when you collect the car.

Frequently asked questions about Gisborne Airport New Zealand car hire

What's the most economical fuel policy for car hire in Gisborne Airport New Zealand?

All of our rentals in Gisborne Airport New Zealand include a full to full fuel policy. You'll collect the car with a full tank of fuel and be asked to leave a small deposit for fuel when you collect the car. The deposit is refunded when you return the car with a full tank.

Which car hire brands are available in Gisborne Airport New Zealand?

The following car rental suppliers are available in Gisborne Airport New Zealand: Thrifty New Zealand.

Can I cancel my rental in Gisborne Airport New Zealand if I change my mind?

Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.

For my car rental in New Zealand, how can I reduce the security deposit?

Security deposit amounts vary for each car rental supplier in Gisborne Airport New Zealand. You can easily find the lowest insurance excess options using our search filters

What do I need when I collect the car in Gisborne Airport New Zealand?

To collect your car the lead driver should present a Valid driver's license, Passport or National Identity Card, Credit or debit card in the lead driver's name, Home and local (hotel, villa etc) address and a Booking confirmation email. Any other requirements at collection will be clearly explained in your booking confirmation email.

See the Gisborne Airport (GIS) airline route details

Flight Number
Gisborne Airport (GIS)
NZ 8231
Gisborne Airport (GIS)
Wellington International Airport (WLG)
NZ 8237
Gisborne Airport (GIS)
NZ 8652
Gisborne Airport (GIS)
Auckland International Airport (AKL)
NZ 8654
Gisborne Airport (GIS)
Auckland International Airport (AKL)
NZ 8662
Gisborne Airport (GIS)
Auckland International Airport (AKL)
NZ 8664

Hassle free Essential insurance options

As well as being easy to use, friendly and of course, stress free, we offer two different levels of insurance when you hire a vehicle with us.

Essential cover, offered at the same time as you make your vehicle booking, is a car hire excess reimbursement policy which covers you on a range of extra costs that standard insurance does not.

Essential cover doesn't cover things like loss of theft/damage to content in the car, third party injury mechanical repairs, cleaning fees. For more info see the T&Cs on the extras page of the website

Essential cover appears as an option in the car hire insurance options. For some partner/geographical car rental combinations the cover isn't always available.

Essential Cover comes with key cover, flushing the engine after misfuelling, damage caused to the vehicle, theft, weather and fire and much more.

Trusted car rental brands we work with in Gisborne Airport New Zealand

Gisborne Airport

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On Airport

Opening hours
Monday: 08:00:00 to 17:00:00
Tuesday: 08:00:00 to 17:00:00
Wednesday: 08:00:00 to 17:00:00
Thursday: 08:00:00 to 17:00:00
Friday: 08:00:00 to 17:00:00
Saturday: 09:00:00 to 12:00:00
Sunday: 09:00:00 to 12:00:00

Stress Free Car Rental's Premium cover option

Premium insurance is the highest option for car hire insurance we offer.

So that you're able to make an informed decision relating to which car rental insurance product is right for you, we work closely with our car rental partners to provide you the option to purchase a Premium cover product.

Lots of our clients choose the Premium Cover option when hiring a vehicle because it usually brings the excess down to zero meaning that you have no large security deposit or car rental insurance excess risk. Customers can also often pay with debit cards with Premium Cover if using a credit card is a problem.

Choosing Premium Cover is totally optional, you can also opt to purchase Premium Cover at the car hire desk, it's often cheaper to book this up front on our website when you make your car hire booking.

On our website it's possible to buy Premium Cover along with your car rental, so that you know the full cost of everything before starting your trip.

Car rental insurance, excess and security deposits

We appreciate how daunting and frightening picking a rental car insurance product can be. The extra fees that make up the price of hiring a car are often very confusing, these include:

  • The cost of hiring the vehicle
  • Any extras (e.g. child car seats & sat nav)
  • Insurance costs

Stress Free Car Rental offers three levels of car hire excess cover, premium, essential and basic and we help you find the hire car that suits you and your trip. You can view the details of these on the extras page of our website when making a booking.

Many car hire websites hide the expensive insurance excess and security deposit costs in the fine print. Customers are then surprised when the cash is taken from the debit card account or the amount is held on their credit card. We think this is wrong and can really obstruct your holiday plans which is why we work differently at Stress Free Car Rental.

Compare car rental at Gisborne Airport (GIS)

We're here to make sure that hiring a car at Gisborne Airport (GIS) is a Stress Free experience using our simple, no hassle booking process

When you're at the car hire collection office you'll need your driver's licence, passport and a copy of your booking confirmation email. For most rentals, you'll also need a credit card in the name of the lead driver. Be sure to verify the exact details required for the rental collection before you set off on your trip

You must collect your bags before you go to the car rental collection desk. Usually, the car hire collection desk is groundside at the airport ,so once you've cleared security it will not be possible to return to the luggage area

If your rental is meet and greet, a representative from the car hire company will usually meet with you near the arrivals hall. Once you've cleared the security area, find the agent holding a board with the car rental provider name or your family name

You must collect your bags before you go to the car rental collection desk. Usually, the car hire collection desk is groundside at the airport ,so once you've cleared security it will not be possible to return to the luggage area. For more information regarding the layout of the airport visit the Gisborne Airport (GIS) website.

When your flight is late you should ensure that the car rental provider knows in advance. Many of them will endeavour to remain open longer than usual if they're informed that you will be picking up the car late. To assist with late arrival we recommend always informing us of your flight number with the car rental booking.

After booking on the website you'll receive a confirmation email including the directions to the car rental pick up location

We only include car hire options on website that are inside the Gisborne Airport (GIS) building or a short distance away.

When the car hire collection location is a short shuttle bus drive away from the airport terminal, the transfer is provided free of charge by the car rental company. Ensure that you check your rental confirmation to understand where the shuttle bus will pick you up.

It's a good idea to check where the car hire drop off area in Gisborne Airport (GIS) is. The drop off location can sometimes be in a different part of the airport from where you've picked the car up. This information will be included with your confirmation email and also included within the car hire provider's T&Cs.

Some of our favourite car rental places near Gisborne Airport

Would you like to hire an SUV, a minibus, convertible or people carrier at Gisborne Airport New Zealand?

We compare prices on a large selection of car types and sizes. Whether you’re looking for a small car to run around town, or perhaps a large SUV, a people carrier or a convertible for a road trip around Gisborne Airport | New Zealand, we’ve got you covered.

Have a lot of luggage? Need to transport a lot of stuff with you but not enough to require a van? Maybe one of our estate cars will fit your requirements. We compare estate car prices from all of the brands you can trust in Gisborne Airport New Zealand.

If you’re struggling to find a car, people carrier or minibus that meets your requirements, or if you have any queries regarding boot space or seating configurations, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Feel the wind in your hair as you drive around Gisborne Airport New Zealand in your convertible rental car. Stress Free Car Rental finds low cost deals on convertibles of all different shapes and sizes from Fiat 500 Cabriolets to Mustangs.

From smaller SUVs such as the Rav4 or Jeep Renegade to larger SUVs like the Nissan Rogue and Ford Expedition , we have a huge selection for you to compare on our website before booking your rental in Gisborne Airport New Zealand.

If your luggage includes 2 large suitcases, we recommend looking at a rental in the Large Car category. Large category cars come with plenty of room for 4 or 5 people and several bags.

We offer a wide selection of small cars, including Fiat 500s, Ford Kas, Nissan Micras and many more, perfect to drive around narrow streets but keep in mind you’ll have limited luggage space so be sure to pack light. .

Planning a trip with a larger group in Gisborne Airport New Zealand? Whether it’s a golf trip or a holiday with the extended family, we compare 12 seat and 15 seat van and minibus deals from a vast array of van and minibus rental companies.

Looking to drive something a bit special whilst you’re in Gisborne Airport New Zealand? The Prestige Car Hire category compares car rental deals for premier car brands such as Porsche, Mercedes, Audi, BMW and Range Rover.

Travelling with more than 5 people? We compares a variety of people carriers available in Gisborne Airport New Zealand that easily accommodate 7 or 8 people. For more than 8 people (or for 8 passengers plus a lot of luggage) we recommend comparing our range of rental minibuses.

Driving your car rental at New Zealand Gisborne Airport

Before driving away take some time to get used to the vehicle and its controls. This is especially important if you're used to driving a manual transmission on the opposite side of the road.

If you plan take the car across a border into a different country, be careful to check the T&Cs for any cross border fees and to let the car rental company know. If you don't there's the possibility that the cars insurance will be void if you are involved in a situation where the car is damaged or stolen

When driving in a different country many countries have extremely strict restrictions regarding alcohol consumption when driving. To avoid any issues, we advise you not to consume any alcoholic drinks at all when driving your car

Sometimes it's daunting the first time you rent a car in a different country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself acclimatised to the differences. Enjoy your holiday

it can be a good idea to keep some loose change available in the car to pay for toll roads. Many toll roads will accept credit cards but it's always safer to have some change as a backup

Be careful if you're driving beyond the main towns in New Zealand to look out for wildlife in the road.

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