Budget in New Zealand

New Zealand is a beautiful country you should not miss. Its natural beauty is stunning and diverse. Consisting mainly of the North and South Islands, a car rental with Budget enables you to travel the sandy beaches, through rolling farmland and forests to active volcanic peaks with bubbling mud pools. You’ll also be saving yourself the hassle of traveling by public transport.

Budget has been serving the world since the 1950s, and Budget New Zealand has been in operation since early 1980. It now operates 71 locations in airports and cities, as well as many suburban communities. It has amassed several accolades over the years such as "Quality Service Award" by Reader's Digest as well as the “Silver Award” in 2018. Budget New Zealand has a wide range of rental choices, from the normal economic sedan to luxurious vehicles and even the eco-friendly hybrids.
Be reassured that Budget New Zealand offers a Roadside Assistance service for its whole fleet.

EasyRentCars has partnered with Budget to offer you the best rental deals across New Zealand. With our price drop protector, we will always be on the lookout for a better rental deal across New Zealand and if the price drops we will rebook with Budget for you. For any inquiries regarding car rentals in New Zealand, please contact our 24/7 online customer service for assistance.

Budget reviews in New Zealand from EasyRentCars Guests



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    10-30 mins
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    10-30 mins
  • 8.0

    The pick-up experience was terrible, it took us almost 2 hours to get the car.

    The car was OK, no issues, but the pick up process was terrible. First they didn't accept my drivers license - i use it to rent cars every where in the world and never had issues before. They forced us to get a translation with some service hired by Budget, which cost 50 additional NZD and took another hour. Then they wanted to charge us for the rental, when i had already paid to EasyRentCars in advance. If i forgot i had paid and if I didn't have the email with the voucher with me, i would have been charged twice. Then for some reason the card wouldn't work, which is also weird because i use both my credit cards everywhere in the world, including to rent cars. After many attempts it worked. We had a wedding and we arrived 2,5h late because of the Budget employee who kept making things hard for us. I could see everyone else in the other counters of the other rentals getting their cars quickly, including people with foreign drivers license like my own, and we kept waiting. Very disappointing experience and I'm actually very mad because due to this we miss the wedding ceremony of one of our friends - the reason why we traveled in the first place.

    Reviewed: March 13, 2019

  • 10.0


    Like: New car.

    Reviewed: September 13, 2018

  • 9.4

    Excellent service & nice vehicle

    Like: Everything
    Dislike: Nothing

    Reviewed: December 15, 2017

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Best deals from Budget

  • Economy
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    from USD 0.67 /day

  • Compact
    icon_location Blenheim

    from USD 30.28 /day

  • Intermediate SUV
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    from USD 39.12 /day

  • Compact
    icon_location Queenstown

    from USD 41.49 /day

  • Standard SUV
    icon_location Christchurch

    from USD 43.02 /day

  • Standard
    icon_location Wellington

    from USD 46.04 /day

  • Premium SUV
    icon_location Queenstown

    from USD 58.08 /day

  • Full-Size Van
    icon_location Queenstown

    from USD 81.32 /day

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