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cheap car rental new zealand

Frequently Asked Questions

Who we are

Scotties offers reliable cars at very low rates. We guarantee your car and have nationwide roadside assistance in the event of any problems. Thirty years of experience has given us a proven track record of great service. However if you are the type of  person that demands a brand new car and you don't care about the cost then I would respectfully recommend that you try the nice people at Avis. The most asked questions relate to Insurance. Scotties Rental Cars is family owned and operated, providing cheap rental cars to happy travellers for over 30 years.  We have seen it all and still enjoy helping travellers have the trip of a life time. To ensure this we make sure our friendly staff are experts on cheap NZ car rental and well-travelled themselves.

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Insurance information

For insurance information, please visit our insurance page

What do I Need to be able to rent a car with Scotties?

To hire a Scoties rental car, all that's needed is a credit card - Mastercard / Visa debit card with your name on it and a full valid driver's licence.

Picking up outside office Hours?
Express check in

No problem! Scotties can organise car and keys to be waiting for you. Just give our friendly team a call and we will sort it out - or  just email us your details or even easier just complete the online expess checkin form at

Ferry Crossings
Ferry crossing

The Cook Strait ferry crossing is not to be underestimated! A very beautiful trip that can be a highlight of any New Zealand tour. Whales and dolphins are often seen along the way. It is therefore worth the extra to secure a day time sailing.  

From a convenience point, Scotties recommends customers take their rental car across the Cook Strait rather than dropping your rental car off on one side and picking up another rental car on the other side. The time wasted picking up and dropping off far outweighs the extra cost of taking the rental car aboard. Also carrying all your luggage and having to watch it aboard can take the shine off this magical experience.

By the time one way fees and shorter hire periods are factored in often you are saving money by taking the rental vehicle with you.


Scotties offers an exclusive  discount on the Bluebridge Ferry between Wellington and Picton on the car ferry. 

This discount is seasonal and subject to availability by Bluebridge, so contact us directly for availability.

The 2 ferry crossing companies are:



Acceptable Creditcards

Visa, Mastercard and Amercian Express Credit cards.  We accept Debit cards for payment with an acceptable credit card bond. The card must have the hirers name printed or embossed on the card. The bank credit card fee is 3.5 - 4.8% and is charged.

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