Napier Car Rental

Discover Car Hire in Napier

At DriveAway we offer convenient car hire in Napier with a number of reputable suppliers including Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty. Let us help you find a vehicle that suits your needs, whether it is an economical vehicle through to full-size, or SUV’s and people movers for large families and tour groups. Our knowledgeable reservations staff are happy to assist with any enquiries you may have and will arrange for you to collect your Napier hire car at Hawke's Bay Airport, approximately 10 minutes’ drive from downtown Napier. For your convenience we have created a guide to driving in New Zealand on our New Zealand Driving Tips page.

In Napier, if you are between the ages of 21-25 you'll be able to hire a car with no fuss. However, drivers in this age range should expect that they may likely be subject to an additional daily charge commonly called "young driver surcharge." Depending on your car hire supplier, additional fees will vary and in some cases, may not even apply.

Most countries allow drivers to drive simply utilising their domestic license. However, some car hire providers may not require an international driver's permit (IDP), DriveAway recommends an IDP for all travellers. When driving without an IDP, there's a risk that local police officers may issue you a ticket - if you happen to be stopped.

It is only about a 11-minute drive from Hawke's Bay Airport to Napier.

Experience Napier

Napier Car Rental Napier

Located in the south of the Hawkes Bay region, Napier is one of New Zealand's most attractive cities. Inner-city streets are lined with palm trees, gardens, memorials and local attractions which give Napier its distinct character and charm. Napier's buildings are a reflection of the times that they were built including the Unique Art Deco, Spanish Mission and Classical.

To get in touch with the history of this region, visit the MTG Hawke’s Bay located in the city centre, and view the Earthquake Exhibition and ‘Nga Tukemata’ exhibition which celebrates the regions Maori history.

Make the most of your self-drive experience by driving up to the Bluff Hill Lookout for panoramic views of Hawke’s Bay port and its hinterland, especially beautiful when visiting at sunset!

For something different visit Napier Prison - the oldest prison in New Zealand. The Prison stopped operating in 1993, was then restored and used as a backpackers in 2002 and is now open to the public for guided day and night tours.

If you would like to book car hire in Napier with DriveAway, simply enter your travel dates in the easy to use booking engine above, or contact our friendly reservations staff on 0800 885 590, we look forward to helping you on your self-drive adventure!

Cities (To and From) Distance (Approx.km) Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Napier to Hastings 20 0.5
Napier to Palmerston North 185 2.5
Napier to Rotorua 220 2.75
Napier to Wellington 315 4.25
Napier to Auckland 413 5