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Picking up your Dunedin New Zealand Car rental with no credit card and other ways to pay.

We accept Visa, American Express or a Mastercard debit card or credit card provided by a bank or credit card company when booking your rental on our website.

You can book using a large number of different currencies including US Dollars (USD), British Pounds (GBP), Euros (EUR), South African Rand (ZAR) and Canadian Dollars (CAD).

We’ve made it ridiculously simple on our website to identify which car rental brands will accept debit card. Just use the filters on the second page to compare which car hire partners do accept your card type at the collection desk.

Don't forget that quite frequently car hire companies that will accept debit card at the desk are not as cheap as car hire companies that accept credit card only.

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

Would you like us to allow you to pay with a method other than credit card or debit card? Please get in touch and let us know. We are always open to new ideas re how to improve the service we offer to make arranging your car hire as Stress Free as it can be.

Frequently, rentals that come with the Premium Cover option will allow you to use a debit card on collection without any additional fees. You're able to view if a debit card is accepted, along with all of the different car rental security deposit and insurance alternatives on the second step of our website booking process.

It is good to know the different payment and currency options for your car hire in Dunedin New Zealand, as some payments for add ons (such as extra drivers and child seats) might have to be settled in local currency (by credit card or debit card) at the collection counter.

One thing to think about when deciding if you'd like to use a debit card when collecting your car, car rental companies frequently block an excess on the lead drivers credit card, the hold is often a considerable amount of money , if you opt to pay using debit card this might be debited from your account and not refunded until weeks after completion of your rental contract.

Most of the Dunedin New Zealand car rental brands we work with will accept a debit card when you arrive at the collection desk to pick up the car; sometimes these do have special T&Cs associated to them. Ensure that you understand the T&Cs if you intend to use a debit card at the desk when collecting the car.

Car rental insurance, excess and security deposits

We appreciate how frightening and daunting choosing a car insurance product can be. The charges that are included in the price of hiring a car can be very confusing, these can include:

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

Stress Free Car Rental offers three options for car hire excess cover, premium, essential and basic and we help you find the hire car that suits you and your trip. You're able to view the details of these on the extras page of the site when booking your rental.

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

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

We compare deals on a vast selection of vehicle categories. 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 Dunedin | New Zealand, we’ve got you covered.

If you're travelling with 2 large suitcases, we suggest taking a look at a rental in our Large Car category. These cars come with plenty of space for up to 5 people along with 2-3 large suitcases and a couple of smaller bags.

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

Vacationing with a lot of passengers in Dunedin New Zealand? Whether it’s a big family holiday or a golf vacation, we compare 12 seat and 15 seat van and minibus prices from a huge range of rental brands.

Driving with a lot of luggage? Want to take a lot of stuff on your trip but not quite enough to justify a van? It could be that one of our estate cars will meet your requirements. We compare estate car deals from all of the brands you can trust in Dunedin New Zealand.

If you can't find a car, people carrier or minibus that you'd like to rent, or if you have any questions about boot space or seating set up, please don’t hesitate to contact the team at Stress Free Car Rental.

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

We compare a vast selection of small cars, from Ford Kas to Fiat 500s, ideal for navigating narrow streets but keep in mind that you will have limited luggage space so it's best to pack light. .

Trying to find a car rental that's a bit special when you are in Dunedin New Zealand? Our Prestige Car Hire category compares car rental deals for prestige car brands such as BMW, Range Rover and Mercedes.

Need transport for more than 5 people? Stress Free Car Rental offers a large variety of people carriers available in Dunedin New Zealand that can comfortably transport 7 or 8 people. For more than 8 passengers (or for 8 passengers plus a lot of luggage) we suggest reviewing our range of rental minibuses.

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Stress Free Car Rental's Premium cover option

Premium cover is the highest option for car hire insurance we provide.

Lots of our customers choose the Premium Cover option when renting a vehicle because it usually lowers the security deposit for the excess to zero meaning that you have no large security deposit or car hire insurance excess risk. Customers can also often collect the car using debit cards with Premium Cover if using a credit card is a problem.

So that you're able to understand all of the options relating to which car rental insurance product is right for you, we work closely with our car rental partners to give you the option to rent a car including a Premium cover product.

Choosing Premium Cover is totally optional, you can also opt to purchase Premium Cover at the car rental counter, It is usually less expensive to book this in advance on our website at the same time as you make your car rental booking.

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

Hassle free Essential insurance options

Along with being easy to use, friendly and of course, stress free, we offer two additional levels of insurance when you hire a car with us.

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

Essential cover, offered at the same time as you make your car hire booking, is a car hire excess reimbursement policy which covers you on a range of additional costs that standard insurance doesn't.

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

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

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On Airport

Opening hours

Dunedin Airport

25 Miller Road

On Airport

Opening hours
Monday: 08:00:00 to 21:00:00
Tuesday: 08:00:00 to 21:00:00
Wednesday: 08:00:00 to 21:00:00
Thursday: 08:00:00 to 21:00:00
Friday: 08:00:00 to 21:00:00
Saturday: 08:00:00 to 21:00:00
Sunday: 08:00:00 to 21:00:00

Dunedin City

121 Crawford Street

Opening hours
Monday: 08:00:00 to 16:30:00
Tuesday: 08:00:00 to 16:30:00
Wednesday: 08:00:00 to 16:30:00
Thursday: 08:00:00 to 16:30:00
Friday: 08:00:00 to 16:30:00

Dunedin Airport

Terminal Building
Dunedin Airport

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: 08:00:00 to 17:00:00
Sunday: 08:00:00 to 17:00:00

Frequently asked questions about Dunedin New Zealand car hire

Which car hire brands are available in Dunedin New Zealand?

The following car hire suppliers are available in Dunedin New Zealand: Europcar, Keddy by Europcar, Thrifty New Zealand, GO Rentals.

What do I need when I collect the car in Dunedin 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.

Are there any hidden charges in your prices for car rental in New Zealand?

We work hard to ensure that our prices on our website for your car rental include all costs. Including anything you need to pay when you collect the car in New Zealand

Can I cancel my rental in Dunedin 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?

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

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Making a car hire booking

We strive to be the best car rental website around so that you know when you rent with us you're getting the best price, value and service.

Once your booking has been made, managing it couldn't be more straightforward, you'll receive a booking reference which can be used, along with your email address, to check your booking including payments and prices.

Hiring a car, can be a stressful, costly, ordeal which is why our clever matching technology will find you your perfect hire car at your dream price.

To begin your stress free booking process, simply head to our homepage and type in your locations and dates then in just a few seconds we'll bring up some of the best deals based on your requirements.

All of the deals on our website include all charges including everything that you're required to pay when you collect the car, including (but not limited to) one way fees, additional drivers and young driver fees.

When searching on our website for your rental, information you'll need includes:

  1. Car hire & pickup location
  2. Pick-up & drop-off date
  3. Pick-up time and drop-off time
  4. The age of the driver

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Why choose us?

We're not called Stress Free Car Rental for nothing! Our mission is to make the car rental process as easy as possible.

When you book a rental car with Stress Free Car Rental you'll always know how much you are paying in advance - no scary fees, no hidden costs.

You'd like to pay by debit card? Require an extra driver? Not a problem. You'll find all the options on the website including great prices for add ons such as additional drivers and Toll pay devices. We provide options to pay with a debit card at most locations. You can use the filters on our search results page to easily and quickly find these options

Save on your car hire in Dunedin New Zealand by booking your car in advance. Take time to review the various different deals.

When you complete your booking with us you will receive a confirmation email with all of your rental information included. This email includes directions to the car hire pick up location and opening hours. If your rental includes car hire insurance, all of the documentation will be attached to the email

Booking couldn't be easier, there are filtering options and everything possible has been explained with key information detailed on each page.

Free Cancellation! You're able to cancel your vehicle rental and receive a refund until 48 hours before collection.

We don't hide any charges, from the get-go, we are completely transparent.

Just let us know and we'll sort everything out - it really is that, well, stress free!

Picking up at the airport but not sure what your flight number is? No Problem - you can complete your booking now and add the flight number to your rental later on. Adding your flight number will help the car hire provider to wait for you if the flight is delayed. You should check the T&Cs to understand what to do if your flight is cancelled or delayed.

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