Hi there We just want to feed back to you that our experience with RaD was fantastic! We hired a car mid-September (at the last moment) and were treated to immediate friendly service, a car that’s in better shape than our own, and easy directions of where and how to leave it at the airport. Very impressed and would not hesitate to recommend to others! Regards, Happy Holiday Couple

You were incredibly helpful and contributed to us having a pretty easy time while in New Zealand, Thanks RaD!

Thanks for the great car! Keep up the fantastic service guys.

Car Rental Nelson

RaD Car Hire Nelson

Book a new or nearly new quality rental car at affordable prices through RaD Car Hire Nelson. Our trusted car hire company will save you time, effort and money!

We offer a great choice in rental cars to meet your needs for your travels in Nelson and throughout the South Island, whether you require a small hatchback, Compact SUV, Large SUV or a 4WD double Cab Utes with tow bars and bike racks, an 8-seat luxury MPV or a 12 seat Minibus.  Check out our new and nearly new fleet online at

Nelson Airport Pick Up

We offer an easy process for you to book and collect your rental car at Nelson Airport. Call on 0800 736 823 (press 4 and then 1 the prompt) from any public phone inside the airport, or from your mobile on +64 3 546 9890. Alternatively you can email us at or visit the website at

Our telephones are manned from 7.30am - 7.00pm during winter months and 7.30am - 8.00pm during summer months. We are open every day with the exception of Christmas Day but even then we can arrange for yout to colelct a car.

Once you arrive at Nelson Airport there is no standing in queues or wondering where to go to next. The team at RaD Car Hire Nelson will be there to collect you on your arrival and take you in our Transfer Bus from Airport House (Located to the right as you exit the Terminal Building) to our Nelson Car Hire Depot some 3 minutes’ drive away. We want you to experience a hassle-free car rental experience. You will not need the Transfer Bus for the return as we will show how to return your car directly back to the Airport.

You can of course collect or return your rental car to the Nelson Airport, Nelson Depot or indeed a Nelson City Hotel or Motel if you so wish. We offer a collection and drop service for Nelson Hotels and Motels inside the CBD including the Monaco Resort.

Check out our RaD Car Hire Nelson online.

RaD Car Hire Nelson

Nelson Depot
15 Rotherham Street


Why Book with RaD Car Hire Nelson

Our car rental fleet is all under three (3) years of age, immaculately presented, smoke free of course and with all the modern inclusions that you would expect to find in a rental car, Airbags, Bluetooth and iPod connectivity, Auxiliary Ports, CD Players to name but a few.

Our car hire rates include GST, Unlimited Kilometres and Full Standard Insurance with affordable options to reduce your insurance excess liability right down to zero.

If you are looking to explore the Nelson Nelson Region and the Abel Tasman National Park be sure to look at just some of the possibilities on offer in terms of things to do and see in these areas.