Your Guide to Finding an Economical Van or Car Rental in New Zealand

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Your Guide to Finding an Economical Van or Car Rental in New Zealand


New Zealand welcomes close to 1 million tourists every year.

While most people tend to stick around the main hubs - Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown - New Zealand has so much more to offer. If you're going to explore all of the parks, beaches, and cities in New Zealand, you're going to need a vehicle.

Today, we're going to help you find a budget van or car rental in New Zealand. With a cheap car rental, you're getting complete freedom, but you have to be careful with who you deal with. Keep reading and we'll make sure you have a reliable, affordable car.

  • Book Ahead

    Book Ahead

    The best thing you can do to save money when booking a car rental is to do it far in advance. When you book early, you'll have more vehicle availability, so things will be much cheaper. You'll also have more selection, which is important when you're doing a lot of driving on vacation.

    If you wait too long, you really run the risk of the best rental companies running out of vehicles. This makes it much more difficult to cut costs, especially, for example, if you were planning on renting a camper van and you can only get an economy car.

  • Choose a Company With Multiple Locations

    Choose a Company With Multiple Locations

    In the event of any mechanical issues with your rental car, you want to make sure it's easy to bring back to the rental office. If it's not, and you don't purchase roadside assistance, you could be in for expensive repairs and accommodations.

    Choose a company that has locations on both islands and you'll be able to easily switch cars if any problems arise.

  • Choose the Car That Suits Your Needs

    Find a company that has a wide variety of vehicles so you can find the perfect one for your vacation needs. New Zealand is a great place to go off the beaten path, which is why many tourists decide to go with a people mover car rental.

    That said, if you're planning to keep to the main roads, the cheapest thing to do is book an economy-sized vehicle. Not only are they the cheapest to rent, but they'll be better on gas than larger vehicles.

  • Book for a Week

    Find rental companies that offer discounts for longer-term rentals. Most of the best car rental offices give you a daily discount if you're renting the car for a week or more. If you're planning on renting it for 5 or 6 days, consider keeping it that extra day or two to see what kind of discount you get.

  • Look at Ratings and Reviews

    If you're going to find the best car rental company in New Zealand, it's best to consult with other tourists on the matter. No one is going to be able to provide you with more valuable information than someone who has previously rented with a company.

    Look for companies with the highest average star rating and make sure to read through the comments and testimonials for more information. The more you know ahead of time, the better equipped you are to make this important vacation decision.

Get the Best Car Rental in New Zealand

These are a few tips to make sure you're getting the best budget car rental in New Zealand. If you're planning your trip to New Zealand, look no further than EZU Car Rental for affordable, economical van and small vehicle rentals.

To learn more about our rental service and how our vehicles can kick your New Zealand vacation up a notch, contact us today.

Steps to rent a People Mover car

  • 1. Select a vehicle

    Enter the location and time to search for a great range of People Mover.

    Select a vehicle
  • 2. Fill in the booking form

    Enter your personal information carefully to ensure there are no problems later.

    Fill in the booking form
  • 3. Booking confirmation

    Complete the reservation and confirm the booking.

    Booking confirmation
  • 4. Pick up the vehicle

    Print the voucher and check you have all the relevant documents you need to collect your rental.

    Pick up the vehicle

Reasons for choosing EZU for People Mover car rental

  • High Quality Customer Service

    Free airport and hotel pick-up service

    Open and honest - no hidden costs

    Fast and efficient team

    Warm and friendly

  • Hot Deals

    Great deals from only $19.99/day!

    No cancellation fees

    No Debit Card and EFTPOS fees.

    Credit Card fees limited to 2%.

  • 24-Hour Roadside Assistance

    We provide 24-Hour Roadside Assistance with every car rental. Simply phone the AA on 0800 734 543 with your registration number if you find yourself in a difficult situation.

  • Convenient location

    Each of our branches are located less than 5 minutes' drive from the airport. We offer you a free pick-up service from the airport or hotel to our branch. Simply ring 0800 676710 when you are ready and our friendly team will pick you up.

  • Great choice of models

    Choose from our extensive range of modern, top-quality vehicles. These are well maintained by our own skilled mechanic on site. Where else to you get such wonderful vehicles at such an affordable rate?

  • More Optional Extras

    We are big on safety at EZU. We offer you car seats and booster seats that comply with the law. For your convenience we also offer other things to make your trip more enjoyable.

What do People Mover renters say

Real reviews from people who rent People Mover cars. Hope these reviews will help you.

What you need to know about traffic rules in New Zealand

New Zealand is definitely a paradise for road trips. The traffic is light, the road is good, and out of the window you can see the beautiful scenery of the north and south Islands. If you are coming to New Zealand for the first time, it is best to understand the New Zealand traffic rules before starting your road trip to avoid unnecessary violations.

  • Keep left

  • Pedestrians first

  • Keep speed down

  • Fasten Seat Belt

What insurance can I buy if I rent a People Mover car?


    $0.00 Per Day


    Not recommend

    Excess in the event of damage or loss: $4000 - $6000.

    A pre-authorisation of $1000 will be put on your credit card for this option.


    $35.00 Per Day

    Best option


    NO excess; Zero liability.

    NO credit card pre-authorisation required.


    $25.00 Per Day

    Low risk

    Partial protection

    Excess in the event of damage or loss: $500.

    A pre-authorisation of $500 will be put on your credit card for this option.

People Mover car rental Optional Extras

  • Car Seats

    Under New Zealand law, all children under seven years of age must use an approved child restraint appropriate for their age and size whenever they travel in a car. We offer a range of car seat sizes to suit your child, from infants to school age. All of our car seats meet New Zealand/Australian Standard AS/NZ 1754.

  • Booster Seats

    International best practice recommends the use of an appropriate child restraint (or booster seat) until your child either reaches 148 cm tall or turns 11 years old. We offer booster seats for older children to keep them safe and secure while travelling.

  • Navigation Device

    The most recently updated system with 20+ different languages installed. Great for locations where mobile phone coverage is unavailable.

  • Snow Chain

    Carrying snow chains is highly recommended during the New Zealand Winter season (June to August). At this time, some roads may only be passable when snow chains are fitted. All tyre sizes are available so please ask.

  • Chilly Bins

    We've got chilly bins to keep your drinks, cans and seafood cool even under the hot sun. Every great journey starts with a cool chilly bin.

  • Rice Cooker

    Great for cooking meals while travelling. We have two sizes available: Small (5cups) and Large (8 cups)

What Other branch does EZU?

Christchurch Branch

Auckland Branch

Queenstown Branch

Rotorua Branch

Wellington Branch

What car models does EZU offer?

  • Compact


    The price is lower and the fuel economy is better

  • Intermediate


    More comfortable space and better travel experience

  • SUV


    Ideal for great visibility and hill/mountain work.

  • Campervans


    The best choice for vacation travel

  • Bus


    The best choice for group travel.