Budget Terms and Conditions

The below T&Cs (including prices and taxes) may change without notice.

Price Inclusions

  • G.S.T.
  • Administration Fee
  • Basic insurance cover (LDW) for cars with an excess of $2750 NZD, 4wd and specialty vehicles $3500 (excluding tax and surcharge). Excess reduction insurance needs to be purchased separately.
  • Signified kilometre amount (generally unlimited).
  • Vehicle Registration
  • One way fees if applicable
  • Airport taxes and surcharges if applicable.
  • All vehicle fees related to the booking, eg. Vehicle drop fees, all recovery fees, premium location fees, corporate location fees wherever applicable.

Price Exclusions

  • Excess reduction insurance. Excess reduction insurance can be purchased for $25 plus GST per day, reducing the excess down to $170NZD plus GST for standard fleet or $250NZD plus GST for specialty vehicles. Please contact Budget for further insurance information.
  • Child Seats or booster seats. Child seats are $35.00 per rental plus GST.
  • Extra kilometre travel (if your rental is limited). Each km will be charged at $0.28* depending on location
  • If driver age is between 21 and 25, the age surcharge of $25.00* per day.
  • GPS $9.95/day*. GPS are subject to availability and can not be guaranteed. GPS navigation units may incur a one way fee of $50 plus GST for rentals picked up and dropped off in different locations.
  • Any extras signed up for upon arrival, eg. vehicle snow equipment.
  • A 3% Administration Fee & Airport Concession Fee (if applicable) will be added to any extra charges and optional extras nominated at time of rental.

* All extra add-ons will attract additional percentage taxes and surcharges.


When you collect your rental car, a Budget representative will take an imprint of your credit card authorising a charge of the total value of the rental plus any applicable security bond. Provided that the vehicle is returned undamaged and no additional charges apply (e.g. fuel), this amount will be charged to your credit card when you return the car. Payment must be made by credit card. The credit card holder must be present when the vehicle is collected. Debit cards are not accepted as credit identification at the time of rental.


In New Zealand the minimum drivier age is 21 and driver should hold a full driver's license for a minimum of 12 months. An additional surcharge of $25.00+GST per day applies. There is no charge for additional drivers,

Child Safety Seats

Booking price does not inlcude any child seats. Child seats can be purchased upon pickup for approx. $35.00+GST per rental.

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