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Budget in New Zealand

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Tue 24 Jul 2018
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Fri 27 Jul 2018
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  • Dropping a car off with Budget in New Zealand is quick and easy
  • People are impressed by how clean the Budget cars are in New Zealand
  • Budget in New Zealand are renowned for keeping their cars in good condition

Ratings for Budget in New Zealand


  • Overall value for money of your vehicle hire

  • Helpfulness of the counter staff

  • Time it took to collect your vehicle

  • Time it took to drop off your vehicle

  • Cleanliness of the vehicle

  • Overall condition of the vehicle

  • Ease of locating the Budget rental desk or representative


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Reviews of Budget in New Zealand

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Find out what other customers think - so you can decide if Budget is the right company for you.

Anonymous Queenstown Airport 13 July 2018
Great car! It was brand new... only 40kms on the clock Couldn't lock the ski racks bit not really a big deal
Anonymous Napier Airport 31 March 2018
Toyota means every thing me
Anonymous Wellington Airport 26 March 2018
All good NA
Pauline Napier Airport 12 March 2018
Helpful staff.
Clive Auckland International Airport 25 February 2018
When collecting car in Picton car not clean and ready
Peter Christchurch Airport 22 February 2018
Unfortunately the desk was busy at pickup, not problem with staff just busy from earlier flights. Staff were excellent when we got to counter.
Anonymous Nelson Airport 04 February 2018
Fast, quick, friendly service both on pick up and return. Very little.
Anonymous Invercargill Airport 01 February 2018
10am pickup not convenient for early flight
Anonymous Wellington Airport 23 January 2018
Great car and nice staff at the desk
Anonymous Gisborne Airport 09 January 2018
First car had a rattle in engine area. Had to return and replace
Anonymous Queenstown Downtown 08 January 2018
Quality of the vehicle The time it took to pick up the car. They appeared to be understaffed
Johannes Queenstown Airport 04 January 2018
The car was excellent, exactly what we needed, with plenty of space for 6 adults & bags
Glen Nelson Airport 01 January 2018
The lovely lady at Budget Nelson was truly a diamond employee. We arrived after 2 flights, 2 young kids, dishevelled and she was polite, understanding, efficient and kind caring personality to boot. We felt revitalised and ready to go. Well done
Jeff Dunedin Airport 28 December 2017
I liked the counter person we had on Christmas Day she was very helpful and related to us well. Can't think of anything
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 14 December 2017
The GPS was very old and not up to date.We expected a Rav 4 and got a basic Mitsubishi
Kieran Queenstown Airport 06 December 2017
Great car. Great company. Great experience.
Kim Wellington Airport 05 December 2017
Great thanks for upgrading us!
Pamela Christchurch Airport 01 December 2017
Plenty of room for 4 adults (ample leg space) and their luggage (4 large suitcases + small bags). Lovely car to drive and good fuel economy. Nothing to report
Anonymous Queenstown Airport 29 November 2017
We had booked a Mondeo but this was not available and we ended up with a Rav 4 which was not what we preferred to drive
Anonymous Invercargill Airport 27 November 2017
Very economical to run. Fantastic service from pickup and drop off. Nothing.
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 21 November 2017
We couldn’t find the car, it was in a different bay to the one we were directed to
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 20 November 2017
Great service thanks guys
Polevia Napier Airport 20 November 2017
Everything, very professional service.
Anonymous Picton Ferry Port 14 November 2017
The women at the car rental place were full of information and friendly Ford SUV was a "gutless wonder"
Raymond Auckland Domestic Airport 07 November 2017
excellent vehicle well maintained No built in GPS
Anonymous Nelson Airport 29 October 2017
Great lady on the counter, who explained everything.
DENISE Kerikeri Airport 26 October 2017
The service was brilliant, staff very helpful
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 24 October 2017
The staff member on the counter that served us was knowledgable and efficient, the car was new which was a treat. The car was smaller than anticipated, not really ideal for 5 adults, but not a big problem.
Anonymous Dunedin Airport 24 October 2017
The van was great we all fitted comfortable. I was economical would have like to have taken it home.
Anonymous Dunedin Airport 10 October 2017
Great thanks... will use next time. :0)
Anonymous Auckland Domestic Airport 08 October 2017
Car was ok. Service personnel were very good. Offered excess insurances. Not the car I booked. In fact, they did not even have that type of car on their system! Excess insurance was quite high.
Anonymous Kerikeri Airport 18 August 2017
Ease of renting a vehicle Nothing
Anonymous Kerikeri Airport 14 May 2017
The Kerikeri staff were extremely helpful returning my own car keys that I left in Kerikeri in error.
Dominique Wellington Airport 27 April 2017
Cleanliness of the car, quick pick up and drop off It was not possible to get an invoice for the renting, including the whole cost.
Anonymous Auckland Domestic Airport 26 April 2017
Quick service. Location of desk and depot. Garage was too dark to clearly see can to do an adequate pre-inspection check.
andrew Wellington Airport 24 April 2017
The young women who handled my booking were highly professional, friendly and a pleasure to work with. I wish I had more people in my life like them. Totally awesome. Can't think of anything, but you could have a free coffee machine at the counter like my trade suppliers do.
Alan Greymouth Train Station 13 April 2017
car was upgraded a few dints and scratches were not on car card
Karen Queenstown Airport 08 April 2017
Excellent service, great vehicle, was easy N/A
Rutger Tauranga Airport 31 March 2017
All good. Nothing.
Anonymous Nelson Airport 28 March 2017
spacious perfect for our group of 6 plus luggage confusion over insurance with over the counter offer made on reducing excess, would have preferred the deal to be done on line pre pickup
Anonymous Nelson Airport 28 March 2017
Courteous and competent staff at both Nelson and drop off in Christchurch.
Anonymous Wellington Airport 27 March 2017
getting in and out of wellington airport. The excess
Terence Christchurch Airport 24 March 2017
Helpfullness of Budget branch at Picton. Dirty exterior of car picked up in Wellington.
Sebastian Nelson Airport 24 March 2017
Excelent the Holden Cruze The return was confusing
kay Auckland International Airport 24 March 2017
good clean car. were happy with the car
Brian Wellington Airport 22 March 2017
The booking was well above what I expected, service was excellent and the car was a brand new model. I had the car for three days and was a pleasure to drive NO complaints 10 out of 10
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 19 March 2017
Took a while to adjust to a manual drive.
Anonymous Tauranga Airport 07 March 2017
No check of the condition of the car. Scratches not noted.
Anonymous Invercargill Airport 28 February 2017
Very friendly and helpful staff
Adam Auckland International Airport 27 February 2017
When I picked the vehicle up, it appeared to have been "cleaned" very quickly. Dirt/bugs on bonnet and windscreen and inside, there was sand on the floors and seats. Not impressed with cleaning standard from a reputable business.
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