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Car rental location Richard Pearse Airport

Location information for Richard Pearse Airport

Serving New Zealand's South Island city of Timaru, Richard Pearse Airport is a small domestic airport. Commonly called Timaru Airport, the airport is served by Air New Zealand and Eagle Airways scheduled flights to Wellington. The airport sits around seven miles from the city, with car rental in Timaru Airport an ideal way to make this short journey.

Timaru Airport facilities

The airport is very small and it does not have much in terms of facilities. It has three runways, two of which are grass, which are equipped to handle small aircraft and private jets. There is a snack bar and public toilets in the terminal building, and car hire in Timaru Airport is available through both international and local companies.

Timaru Airport excursions

The airport sits between state highways 1 and 8, which both head south to the city centre. Caroline Bay is the main draw here and sits just north of the city centre. Many visitors also come to drive along the Scenic Highway from Winchester to Arundel. To enjoy this route, arranging car rental in Timaru Airport is necessary.

Best time to visit

Although mainly a summer destination, Timaru can be visited year round. Many Europeans like to avoid the cold winter months of June, July and August. The wettest month is April, while February is the driest month. December, January and February are the best months to visit.

Car rental in Timaru Airport

The city has a good road network that is easy to navigate and State Highway 1 passes through the city, connecting it to other areas on the South Island. There is no public transport here so booking car hire in Timaru Airport is a must. Compare car hire online in advance of booking a suitable vehicle.

Practical information

  • Currency
    New Zealand dollar
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    100 km/h
  • Language
    English, Māori
  • Popular car category

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Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

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