TRAVELLING UNDER THE RED AND ORANGE TRAFFIC LIGHT SYSTEM FROM 3 DEC 2021: Airlines, ferries and other transport operators will require you to have your vaccine pass or negative test before you can travel, and the same applies if you are crossing the Auckland border (after 15 Dec). Whilst our industry is not required to check vaccine passes, when you collect your car or use our shuttle service, please mask up, scan in and follow physical distancing guidelines. Contactless transactions can be arranged, just let us know in advance if this is your preference, you have a mask exemption, or if you are exiting an MIQ facility - we will be only too happy to assist. Enjoy your summer adventure!


I wish to acknowledge the assistance given during our rental, compliments of the staff regarding the standard of your vehicles and the attitude of yourself and your staff were very positive. Nothing was too much trouble.

Hi RaD, I just wanted to say thank you for making everything so easy with hiring the car. The car went well and is very economical. I will be recomending you guys to people who need to hire cars. Thanks again have a great day. Becks


Radhire is just great. Friendly, economical, reliable, ease to use. I can recommend them wholeheartedly.

Joseph D

Drive to Swiss-Belboutique and explore Napier with a rental car from RaD Car Hire.

RaD Car Hire Napier

Welcome to our Napier branch! As part of our New Zealand-wide car rental network, you’ll find a fully serviced vehicle for rent to suit your every need.

We are located at Napier Airport for your convenience. Our friendly team will help guide you in selecting one of our quality rental cars in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand.

Pick up Your Car Rental at Hawkes Bay Airport

Our convenient Hawke’s Bay Airport NPE (Napier Airport) car hire depot is just an easy 4-minute walk across the main car park and to your right.

At RaD, we pride ourselves on being able to offer quality rentals at an affordable price. Combining our friendly service, faster reservations and fleet of quality rental cars at Napier Airport, we’ll ensure your experience saves you time, effort and money.

We are a locally owned and operated family business. Whether you make an online reservation request, contact us by phone, email or visit us at our depot, you will always deal with one of our dedicated family team members.

We have a wide range of car rentals in Hawke’s Bay. At the Napier Airport car hire branch, you’ll find good cars to suit your needs. Zip around the city centre in one of our economy city cars or compact sedans. Or browse our SUVs, station wagons, people movers and 10-seater vans—roomy enough for all the family. We even provide luggage trailers and handy little moving trucks, perfect for moving furniture and can be driven on a car licence.

So whether you are from the region or visiting Napier for the first time, here for business or pleasure, looking for long or short term Napier rental cars, talk to us at RaD — we have a vehicle rent solution for everyone.

Great Things to do Near Napier Airport

Why not explore the nearby area in your rental car from Napier Airport? Across from the airport, you’ll find Westshore Beach, a popular spot for a swim, picnic or a spot of sunbathing. Nearby is the Westshore Wildlife Reserve, protecting the wildlife and unique coastal lagoon habitats.

The Napier CBD is a short, 9-minute drive from the airport. Nearby locations to fill up are the Z Service Station on the Corner of Tennyson Street and Station Street, Napier, or the Caltex at 12 Hyderabad Road.

Selection of new cars parked outside the Napier RaD Car Hire pick up point.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Napier Car Hire

Where is the pick-up and drop off location in Napier?

Our hire car depot is located at State Highway 2, Westshore, Napier, New Zealand. If you’re flying into Napier Airport, we’re just a short, 4-minute walk along Watchman Road.

If you’re coming from the Napier CBD, start at Hawke's Bay Head north, turn left onto Waitara Road, left onto SH 5, and right onto SH 2. Turn into Watchman Road to drop off your Napier Airport car rental.

You can collect your vehicle using our free after-hours drop box service. Contact the Napier car rentals branch directly for more information to make the necessary arrangements.

How long can I hire a car for?

If you’re hiring a car for business or to visit local attractions on the North Island, there’s no minimum length for car rental in Napier, NZ. But, the longer you book, the more savings you’ll enjoy!

Book online now! Use our search form to select the branch, enter your desired rental time to refine your search, and select the vehicle type to suit your needs. Or, contact reservations on our Napier Airport location phone number —06 834 0688 for phone bookings, a rental estimate or further assistance.

What are the requirements needed to hire a car?

To rent a car in Napier, New Zealand, all drivers must be over 21 years of age. You must show either a full New Zealand, overseas or international licence printed in English. We also require a credit card for security and to process your reservation confirmation.

Can I change or edit my booking before I pick up my car?

To edit your Napier Airport car rental booking before collecting your car at Napier Airport, contact the branch. We will aim to accommodate your request, but we can’t guarantee this, and a vehicle change may be required.