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Picton car rental information

Pick-up locationPicton
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Rental locations19
Airport locations1

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Picton

  • Getting familiar with connections will give you much more confidence while driving a hire car in Picton. One major road you will likely drive on is State Highway 1, which is the main highway that runs through Picton, connecting it to other areas of New Zealand. Another is High Street. This is the main street in Picton, and it's where most of the shops and restaurants are located. It can get busy and congested during peak hours, so it's important to be extra cautious while driving on this road. To navigate this road safely, it's important to be aware of pedestrians and cyclists in the area and to drive at a safe speed.
  • You should be at least 21 years old and hold a current driving licence from your home country or an international driver's licence to get a Picton hire car. You will also need to provide a valid credit card for payment and a passport or other form of government-issued identification. Some car hire companies may have additional age restrictions or requirements, so it's best to check with the specific hire agency for their policies if you’re aiming for cheap car hire in Picton. Additionally, it's important to be aware of the road rules and regulations and to follow safe driving practices, to ensure that you do not incur additional costs like damage fees.
  • Picton is located in New Zealand and the country has strict laws regarding drunk driving. The legal alcohol limit while driving in Picton is 50 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood, and penalties for driving under the influence can include fines, licence suspension and even imprisonment. In addition, drivers under 20 are bound by a zero-tolerance policy, which makes it unlawful for them to have any amount of alcohol in their system while operating a vehicle. It is important to always follow safe driving practices and avoid driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, to ensure your safety and the safety of others on the road.
  • Existing as a key connection between the South and North Islands of New Zealand, hiring a car in Picton lets you drive directly onto ferries. The bus service from Picton to Blenheim that passes through the middle of town only operates twice per day in each direction, making a hire car a far better option for freedom of movement. Picturesque Bob’s Bay can be reached with a 7min drive; however, the closest bus stop is over 1 km away and requires a 15min walk. Other hidden coastal destinations can also be discovered, such as Whenuanui Bay, Shakespear Regional Park and Momorangi Bay, which are not connected by public transport.
  • Reception offices for companies including Avis, Budget, Hertz and Thrifty are located inside the terminal at Marlborough Airport (BHE). The hire car facility with parked vehicles is a short 50 m walk to the left once you exit the terminal building. No hire companies have branches at Picton Aerodrome (PCN); however, Ace Car Rentals can organise a shuttle to their office located inside the Picton Ferry Terminal.
  • There are many twists and turns on the coastal roads around Picton and it’s important to obtain a clear line of sight before overtaking. Fast-approaching vehicles may appear from behind blind corners and drivers should be careful not to veer across dividing lane markings. Wildlife often can be spotted on Picton roads at dusk with drivers required to slow down and give right of way to animals.
  • Traffic is peaceful in Picton compared to major cities throughout New Zealand and there’s no need to adjust your driving plans to avoid traffic. Congestion, however, can be noticed surrounding Picton Ferry Terminal as ships are loaded and unloaded, generally noticeable between 12:30–14:00 and 18:30–20:30. Picton experiences strong winds due to its seaside location, especially during spring, and it’s best to reduce speed to handle gusts.
  • Book your rental car in Picton at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Picton are around 6% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Picton

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

    An intermediate model is well suited to the winding roads of Picton, providing smooth cornering and traction. Compact makes offer the cheapest hire prices and fuel efficiency, ideal if you are considering a long road trip. Hills, such as those leading up to Picton Harbour Lookout, are steep and make automatic transmission cars more suitable, while also assisting with the varying speeds around coastal roads.

  • What’s the speed limit in Picton?

    Stick to a maximum of 50 km/h in urban and residential areas of Picton, unless signage indicates differently. The default speed limit on State Hwy 1 towards Blenheim is 100 km/h.

  • Where are the best places to park in Picton?

    Coathanger carpark, which can be entered from Wellington St, has daily parking for approximately NZ$ 5.00 (A$ 4.80) or about NZ$ 1.00 (A$ 0.95) per hour. The same rates are available at High St carpark.

  • How much is gas price in Picton?

    The average gas price in Picton is ₪24.99 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪300 and ₪400, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Picton?

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

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

    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 Picton?

    An Intermediate car rental in Picton costs ₪304 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Picton?

    A Standard car rental in Picton costs ₪377 per day, on average.

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

    A Special car rental in Picton costs ₪289 per day, on average.

  • How can I bring my pet in a Picton hire car?

    Pets are welcome by certain Picton car hire companies; however, there can be additional costs or limitations. It is advised to enquire with the specific hire company about their pet policy, as well as any costs or limitations involved, before travelling with a pet in one of their vehicles.

  • What are the child safety seat laws in Picton?

    All children under the age of seven must use a child harness that is licenced and suitable for their size and age, according to New Zealand law. Children between the ages of eight and 14 must also use a seatbelt. It’s best to book any necessary car seats in advance if you’re wanting cheap car hire in Picton.

Picton car rental reviews and directory

Ace Rental Cars

10.0

Wonderful

4 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.5

Value for money

9.5

2 locations in Picton

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Picton Ferry Terminal, Booth 5

+64 3573 8939

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Picton airport

+64 3573 8939

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Very friendly staff

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
The car was oy fitted with Satnav. Luckily we could use Google Maps.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Friendly service, great value and excellent selection of vehicle.

1 out of 1

Apex

9.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

9.0

2 locations in Picton

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29 Auckland St, Picton

+64 3573 7009

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Interislander Ferry Terminal, Picton

+64 3573 7009

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8.0 Very good

Jan 2023

KAYAK
Car was good & easy for pick up & drop off.

1 out of 1

Budget

8.0

Very good

2 reviews

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Picton

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Picton Ferry Terminal

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Excellent.

1 out of 1

Hertz

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews

One location in Picton

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Interislander Terminal

+64 3 520 3044

Monday11:30 - 14:3016:30 - 19:30
Tuesday16:30 - 19:3011:30 - 14:30
Wednesday11:30 - 14:3016:30 - 19:30
Thursday11:30 - 14:3016:30 - 19:30
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EZI

2.0

Poor

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One location in Picton

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11, Auckland Street

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Firefly

8.2

Very good

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Auckland St

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Auckland Street

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Dollar

8.1

Very good

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Auckland Street

+64 800 243 789

Monday11:30 - 14:3016:30 - 19:30
Tuesday16:30 - 19:3011:30 - 14:30
Wednesday16:30 - 19:3011:30 - 14:30
Thursday16:30 - 19:3011:30 - 14:30
Friday11:30 - 14:3016:30 - 19:30
Saturday16:30 - 19:3011:30 - 14:30
Sunday16:30 - 19:3011:30 - 14:30

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keddy by Europcar

6.0

Okay

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One location in Picton

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Interisland Ferry Terminal

+64 3573 8800

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.0

Poor

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One location in Picton

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Interisland Ferry Terminal, Office 8, Picton New Zealand

+64 3 573 8800

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Right Cars

4.9

Mediocre

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One location in Picton

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Meet and Greet Interislander baggage claim Main Ferry Terminal

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Sunnycars

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Auckland Street

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Inter Island Ferry Terminal

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Thrifty

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Auckland Street

+64 800 737 070

Monday16:30 - 19:3011:30 - 14:30
Tuesday11:30 - 14:3016:30 - 19:30
Wednesday11:30 - 14:3016:30 - 19:30
Thursday11:30 - 14:3016:30 - 19:30
Friday11:30 - 14:3016:30 - 19:30
Saturday11:30 - 14:3016:30 - 19:30
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Picton Ferry Terminal

+64 3 573 7387

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30

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Avis

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One location in Picton

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Ferry Terminal

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
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6.0 Okay

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

New Zealand insurance terminology is very different from American terminology, so the true costs were almost double what we expected to pay. Kayak and Avis could have explained the differences.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Great car for comfort and lots of room for luggage

8.0 Very good

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I was disappointed to pay more for an automatic. This seemed important for safety since I am used to shifting with the right.

Europcar

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One location in Picton

Locations in Picton

Interisland Ferry Terminal

+64 3 573 8800

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9 travelers who rented a car in Picton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

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