Explore this vibrant region on the South Island of New Zealand with a RaD car rental from Nelson Airport. Get on the road in one of our spacious, brand new quality hire cars at an affordable price.
RaD Car Hire Nelson & Marlborough, while privately owned, is part of the group of companies that trade under the banner of ‘RaD Car Hire’ across the North and South Islands. This network makes us one of the widest-ranging car hire companies in New Zealand.
We aim to make the transition on your arrival to your rental car as seamless and as quick as possible. Our great range of new Nelson rental cars offers you a wide and varied choice.
Here on a business trip? Zip around the city centre in a small hatchback or compact SUV. If on holiday, you may desire to head out of town in one of our luxury rental cars in Nelson - choose a large SUV or 8-seat MPV. Carry more equipment and seat more people with a luxurious 8 seat MPV or a 4WD double-cab Ute with a tow bar and bike rack.
RaD also offers 12 seat minibuses and cargo vans of varying sizes to suit your needs. Check out our modern fleet online on our vehicles page.
We offer an easy online booking process for you to find an affordable car rental in Nelson, New Zealand. Just enter the rental period required for your visit on our website. Then, choose one of our new rental vehicles with great prices to fit your budget and trip requirements. When you arrive, just give Derek, Sue, Jude or Ian a call on 0800 736 823 (press 4 and then 1 the prompt) from any public phone or your mobile or direct on +64 3 546 9890.
Call us from 7.30 am - 7.00 pm during winter months, and 7.30 am - 8.00 pm during summer months. We are open every day except for Christmas Day, but we can arrange a rental collection for you even then. Alternatively, you can email us at email@example.com.
Once you arrive, there is no standing in queues or wondering where to go next. Instead, enjoy the friendly service of one of our RaD Car Hire representatives, who will pick you up from Airport House, located to the right, as you exit the terminal building. Then, we will drive you to our airport location3-minutes away.
All our customers experience a hassle-free car hire experience. You will not need the transfer bus to return as we will show you how to return your rental vehicle back into the Airport Car Parks. You can, of course, pick up or drop off your vehicle at our depot car park.
If collecting a large vehicle, MPV, Minibus, Cargo Van etc., you will collect these at the Airport from our Private Parks.
We also offer an after-hours service for you to be able to collect your vehicle at whatever time of the evening you arrive.
4 Dakota Street
Nelson Airport 7011
Each hire car in Nelson is under two years of age, immaculately presented, and smoke-free. You can expect to find all the modern inclusions in your quality rental car, such as airbags, Bluetooth and auxiliary ports. In addition, all our models have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Your vehicle rental price includes GST and unlimited kilometres. This means you can drive anywhere in New Zealand with confidence as we provide full standard insurance with affordable options to reduce your insurance excess liability right down to zero.
For cheap car hire in Nelson, RaD has you covered. Take a look at our deals page for Nelson car hire promotions and seasonal specials. Grabbing one of our great car rentals before the New Zealand holiday period is highly recommended to avoid missing out.
All RaD Nelson & Marlborough rental vehicles are under two years old and are of course fitted with multiple airbags and all the usual safety features fitted to modern cars
Yes - our 4WDs have tow bars. Our other vehicles do not - please note that we do not allow bikes to be carried inside our RaD Nelson cars.
All RaD Nelson & Marlborough rental vehicles are under two years old and are fitted with multiple airbags and all the usual safety features included in modern cars.
Yes, you can collect your rental car at Nelson Airport Parks, but not from our Nelson Depot. Please make your reservation online as usual, and we’ll send instructions for self-collection if you arrive after hours. When you rent a car in Nelson from RaD, our collection process is straightforward - our private parks are well lit and are just a four-minute walk from the terminal exit. There are no after-hours charges, but you may have to pay for the parking ticket to exit.
The airport is open from 5 am to 10.30 pm Monday to Friday, 5 am to 8 pm on Saturday, and 6 am to 10 pm on Sunday.
Nelson City is just a 25-minute drive from the airport along State Highway 6.
Driving your Nelson hire car an hour north of the terminal will lead you to Abel Tasman National Park. Explore the world-famous coastal track, go kayaking, or just soak up the sun on one of the Park’s magnificent sandy beaches.
Enjoy the spectacular views of Tasman Bay along the hour and a half drive north from RaD’s Nelson car rentals NZ depot. In Golden Bay, visitors can explore bike trails and walking tracks, go swimming, and even rock climbing
To check vehicle availability or discover more details about our Nelson Airport car rental service, please get in touch with our friendly team today. We look forward to welcoming you to Nelson onNew Zealand’s South Island!