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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Napier

  • The legal blood alcohol limit for driving in Napier is 50 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood (0.05%). If you are caught driving with a blood alcohol level over this limit, you could face a fine, loss of licence or even imprisonment. It's important to note that drinking and driving is a serious offence in New Zealand, and is not tolerated. Instead, it is recommended to designate a sober driver or use alternative transportation.
  • In Napier, the child car seat safety rules are consistent with the rest of New Zealand. Children under the age of seven are legally required to be secured in an approved child restraint appropriate for their age and size. Children aged four to seven years must be secured in an approved child restraint, such as a booster seat, unless they are taller than 148 cm. Infants must be in a rear-facing child restraint until they are at least six months old or until they exceed the weight limit of the rear-facing restraint. Children aged between six months and four years must be in a child restraint that meets New Zealand standards. If you're aiming for cheap car hire in Napier, consider booking any required seats in advance.
  • For Napier car hire, you must be over the age of 21 and have a valid driver's licence. If you are under 25, some car hire companies may charge a young driver fee. You will also need to provide a valid credit or debit card in your name for the hire deposit, which will be refunded upon the return of the vehicle in good condition. It is recommended to have car hire insurance in case of any accidents or damages to the vehicle, but you can arrange this with the hire company as well. You should also make sure to read and understand the hire agreement before signing it, including any additional fees or restrictions on the hire, such as mileage limits or restrictions on driving in certain areas.
  • Napier is a seaport city on Hawke’s Bay with a sister city, Hastings, that sits around 18 km to the south. You have a lot of ground to cover to truly appreciate the Hawke’s Bay area, making car hire in Napier an excellent way to ensure you make the most of your time in the region. Indeed, the whole North Island is a road-tripper’s paradise, with coastal towns like New Plymouth and Gisborne, the lake-side Rotorua and so much more to explore.
  • Hawke’s Bay Airport (NPE) is a single-terminal airport servicing the Hawke’s Bay region. You will find a range of companies offering car hire in Napier within the airport precinct, with most staffing kiosks in the arrivals hall of the terminal building. If you know what type of vehicle you want, it’s worth pre-booking through KAYAK, as this gives you a better chance of getting the car you’re after. You’ll usually get a better deal and save yourself a bit of time in the process.
  • The town of Napier was levelled by an earthquake in 1931. Since it had to be completely rebuilt, the whole town was designed in the Art Deco style that was popular at the time. This makes every building in Napier an attraction, so when driving in the CBD, you should expect to encounter a lot of pedestrians taking in the architecture. You may also find vintage cars moving at a slow speed around town. For this reason, it’s important to be extra vigilant and make sure you always give way to pedestrians.
  • New Zealand is known for having a lot of one-way bridges, particularly out in the countryside. When you encounter one, it’s important to slow down and look for a sign indicating which direction of traffic needs to give way first. If you need to give way, there should be a stopping zone where you can wait until any oncoming traffic clears. Once all the traffic has cleared from the bridge and you can see no oncoming vehicles approaching, you’re safe to cross.
  • Book your rental car in Napier at least 5 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Napier are around 36% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Napier

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Napier?

    If you’re looking for cheap car hire in Napier, you’re in luck, because an economical compact car is all you need to see the local sights and enjoy short road trips to close by towns, like Gisborne (approximately 214 km away), or longer trips, like the winding Pacific Highway route to Auckland (approximately 695 km away). If you’re travelling in a large group, bringing a lot of gear with you or simply enjoy having a lot of space, an SUV or minivan will provide the extra legroom and storage space you’re looking for.

  • What’s the speed limit in Napier?

    When you’re within the city limits of Napier or nearby Hastings, New Zealand’s urban speed limit of 50 km/h will apply, unless otherwise signed. Once you venture out to the more rural areas, such as State Highway 5 taking you from Napier to Rotorua, the speed limit is generally 100 km/h. Of course, wherever you are, it’s important to look out for speed signs, as New Zealand has plenty of winding roads and other features that necessitate lower speeds.

  • Where are the best places to park in Napier?

    It’s important to pay attention to signage when parking in Napier, as there is often a fee, a time limit or both, particularly in the CBD. In the centre of Napier, you will find 10min, 30min, 120min and 180min parking spaces that are timed but free of charge. There is an all-day parking area on Marine Parade, near Faulkner Lane, which charges about NZ$ 1 (approximately A$ 0.90) per hour. Many of the central streets between Browning Street and Station Street have 120min limits at roughly NZ$ 1 (approximately A$ 0.90) per hour.

  • How much is gas price in Napier?

    The average gas price in Napier is ₪25.38 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪304 and ₪406, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Napier?

    Intermediate (Toyota Corolla or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Napier.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Napier?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Napier?

    An Intermediate car rental in Napier costs ₪153 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car rental cost in Napier?

    A Special car rental in Napier costs ₪341 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Napier?

    An Economy car rental in Napier costs ₪180 per day, on average.

  • How can I hire an electric car hire in Napier?

    There are several electric options for cheap car hire in Napier, including Hertz and Avis. With electric car charging stations all around Napier, New Zealand, it's easy to find a place to charge your hire car and explore the city in an environmentally friendly way.

  • How can I hire a Napier car for a one-way trip?

    Several car hire companies offer their customers the option to hire a car in Napier for a one-way trip. These companies include Avis, Europcar, Budget, Hertz and Thrifty. When booking your hire car, make sure to choose the one-way option and specify your desired pick-up and drop-off locations.

Napier car rental reviews and directory

Apex

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews
Best rated

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10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Napier

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11a Thames Street, Pandora

+64 6835 5410

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
LOVED MY CUSTOMER SERVICE, CLEANLINESS, EASY PROCESS

1 out of 1

Hertz

8.0

Very good

4 reviews

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

7.3

One location in Napier

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111 Main North Rd

+64 6 835 6169

Monday07:30 - 20:30
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Sunday09:00 - 20:30

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6.0 Okay

Apr 2024

KAYAK
The windscreen was unclean and therefore became very murky when It was raining or drizzling and cool as it was. That meant that I was having great difficulty reading road signs at endless roundabouts in the Havelock North/ Hastings/ Napier area. Even directing heat at the windscreen didn't work because it had this grubby film. The region was new to me so I didn't know well where I was going. Perhaps I should have had my GPS system operating but haven't had to do that before in the countryside. 2. I knew that I should fill the petrol tank prior to the dropoff but haven't yet seen a service station en route from Napier to the Airport. I'm sure that others have the same problem. 3. Signage at the Dropoff area is woefully inadequate. The whole area is really oneway driving so if one passes the entry then it's difficult to return. The signage needs to be repositioned overhead directly in front; not a small sign at the side. Remember that there are several rental companies. I'm sorry but I have to say that it's the worst rental experience I've ever had. I'll be quite pissed off if I find that the additional $200 plus charged on my Credit card unexpectedly at the Airport on pickup has been docked for the cost of an attendant having to top up the petrol tank. The attendant at the kiosk should advise customers as to the availability of service stations nearby.

8.0 Very good

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Good service

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2022

KAYAK
Everything very excellent

1 out of 1

Avis

9.3

Wonderful

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One location in Napier

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Terminal Building

Monday07:00 - 20:30
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EZI

8.7

Very good

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One location in Napier

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Rental Car Kiosk, 111 Main North Road

Monday08:00 - 17:30
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Firefly

8.2

Very good

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One location in Napier

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Hawke's Bay Airport

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Thrifty

8.1

Very good

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2 locations in Napier

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111 Main North Rd

Monday07:30 - 20:30
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Napier Ap

+64 6 835 8820

Monday07:30 - 20:30
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Saturday08:00 - 17:30
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keddy by Europcar

8.0

Very good

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Terminal Building

+64 6835 8818

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Dollar

7.7

Good

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Napier Ap

+64 6835 8820

Monday07:30 - 20:30
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Saturday08:00 - 17:30
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Europcar

7.6

Good

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Terminal Building

+64 6 835 8818

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.0

Poor

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2 locations in Napier

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Terminal Building, Napier New Zealand

+64 6 835 8818

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Terminal Building

+64 6 835 8818

Monday08:00 - 17:30
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Apollo Car Rentals

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3 locations in Napier

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32 Corunna Bay

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Napier Hastings Office

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Napier Hawkes Bay Airport

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Budget

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One location in Napier

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Domestic Terminal

Monday07:00 - 20:30
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Moto Car Rental

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One location in Napier

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Rental Car Kiosk, Terminal Building 111 Main North Road Hawkes Bay Airport, Napier 4110

+64 800 656 564

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Shouqi

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One location in Napier

Locations in Napier

Terminal Building

+86 10 6064 1387

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6 travelers who rented a car in Napier gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.2

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

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