Nelson Car Rental

Picking up your Nelson rental car

Explore gorgeous Nelson with a car rental from Pegasus. Enjoy cheap car rental rates, friendly service, and the convenience of our airport location. Explore the road in a spacious rental car, where comfort meets adventure, allowing you to discover the wonders of central Nelson and beyond at your own pace. Our depot is conveniently located just a one-minute drive from the Nelson Airport.
Pegasus Rental Cars Nelson
111 Bolt Road, Annesbrook,
Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Opening Hours
8am – 5pm Monday to Sunday

Call the Nelson Pegasus Team today on 0800 35 45 01 or book online to find out about pricing and availability of our rental cars.

Free transfers from your accommodation, the airport, and our rental depot

We welcome you to book a free transfer to and from our depot to the Nelson Airport terminal building on Trent Drive and your accommodation between 8 am and 5.30 pm, seven days a week.

Do you offer after-hours pickup from Nelson Airport?

Yes! If your flight is arriving late and you need your car after 5:30 pm:

  1. Select the “after-hours pickup” option when booking online.
  2. Include your flight number and arrival time.
  3. Once you have collected your luggage, call us on 0800 354 501, and we will let you know where to meet.

Discover great things to do around Nelson

Sunny Nelson is nestled on the eastern shores of Tasman Bay, New Zealand, where you’ll find jaw-dropping sun-kissed beaches, unspoiled forests and rugged mountains typical of the South Island.

Looking to hire a car from Nelson Airport to explore Nelson City or the greater Tasman region? Car hire from Pegasus ensures a hassle-free and comfortable journey. Our budget-friendly rental cars provide the perfect means to navigate the city’s attractions and beyond with style and convenience. To start, enter your rental period to view our available hire cars. Then, select the rental vehicle that suits your travel needs and budget, and we’ll provide you with an instant quote. We guarantee the rental car you book is the one you’ll receive. Book now to grab a great car rental deal! We’ll have your late-model hire car ready and waiting for you when you arrive at Nelson Airport.

Visiting Nelson for business or travel?

If you’re flying into Nelson Airport on vacation, ask us about our discounts for local attractions or tips on what to see and do. Are you on a business trip or short on time? Browse our most popular car hire range to find the perfect vehicle at an affordable price. Our car rentals, such as Suzuki Swift, Nissan Tiida and Mazda Demio models, offer great value for zipping around Nelson City. Leave a note in the comment box when you rent a car online, and we’ll make sure your car is ready and waiting upon arrival.

Our car range for hire

Pegasus at Nelson Airport provides air-conditioned, fuel-efficient and well-maintained rental cars. Rent a car in Nelson for four days or more to enjoy unlimited kilometres. Our Nelson rental cars consist of current-model small, medium and large vehicles to suit your needs and budget. Are you looking for car rentals with more space? Browse our spacious station wagons and people movers. Or, why not indulge in the thrill of high-end driving, surrounded by cutting-edge technology and unparalleled style, with a Porsche or a luxury SUV? With Pegasus, you’ll find car hires at great prices to suit your budget. Plus, you’ll receive great service from our knowledgeable and friendly staff.

We offer comprehensive vehicle insurance and 24-hour roadside assistance New Zealand-wide for peace of mind. GPS navigation and child booster seat hire are available for all vehicles.

How to get to Pegasus Rentals in Nelson

Our depot is one minute from the Nelson Airport terminal at 111 Bolt Road, Annesbrook. Our office is open seven days a week, from 8 am to 5 pm. Organise your transfer when you book your car, then give us a call on 0800 35 45 01 and we’ll instruct you where to meet.

Contact Details for our Nelson Branch

Call, email or message the Nelson car hire team at:

Phone: (03) 539 4949 | 0800 35 45 01
Facebook: @PegasusRentalCars.Nelson

Drive around Nelson and beyond

Rental cars from Pegasus in Nelson are air-conditioned, fuel-efficient and well-maintained. We offer unlimited kilometres on rentals of four days or more.

For peace of mind, we offer comprehensive vehicle insurance and 24-hour roadside assist New Zealand-wide. We also hire GPS navigation for ease of travel.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to rent a car in Nelson?

Here at Pegasus, we offer competitive prices on Nelson Airport car rentals to help you save more. Take a look at our deals page for car hire promotions and seasonal specials. Book in advance during New Zealand holiday periods while car rental prices are lowest.


What do I need to rent a car?

All drivers 18 years and over can rent a car in Nelson. Please bring your current drivers licence or an international driver’s permit and carry it at all times when driving your rental vehicle. You will need a valid credit or debit card to secure your booking.


How much does petrol cost in Nelson?

New Zealand has a deregulated fuel price market, meaning retail prices influence global supply and demand. Currently, petrol prices averages at NZ $2.12 NZD.


Things to do in Nelson, New Zealand

Your Pegasus hire car can take you to all the top attractions in the Nelson Tasman region.

Leave your Nelson Airport car hire at the hotel and stroll around the vibrant city centre to discover what makes Nelson unique.

Queen’s Gardens

With vibrant flowerbeds, charming pathways, and historic sculptures, Queen’s Gardens is an ideal spot for a leisurely afternoon.

Founders Heritage Park

Step back in time at Founders Heritage Park, an open-air museum that showcases Nelson’s rich history. Explore heritage buildings, vintage machinery and artisan workshops.

Local Art Galleries and Studios

From contemporary masterpieces to wearable art, Nelson offers a diverse range of creative expressions.

Nelson Classic Car Museum

Indulge your love for classic cars at the Nelson Classic Car Museum, conveniently located four minutes from the airport. From classic roadsters to iconic models, it’s a treat for car lovers and a perfect stop for a touch of automotive history.

Rent a car from Pegasus hire to drive yourself to all the best places. Jump in your Nelson car rental to explore spectacular national parks, beaches, vineyards and vistas. 

Tahunanui Beach

Go swimming, sunbathing, or take a casual stroll along this sun-soaked stretch of golden sand, providing a perfect setting to relax and enjoy the coastal vibes.

Craft Breweries and Wineries

Indulge in Nelson’s craft beer and wine culture and take a tasting tour of the region’s renowned breweries and wineries. 

Abel Tasman National Park

Named by Lonely Planet as one of the best national parks in NZ, Abel Tasman National Park beckons with its golden beaches and lush forests. Hop in your Nelson Airport car hire and cruise along the scenic State Highway 6 to discover one of New Zealand’s best-kept secrets.

Kahurangi National Park

At the breathtaking Kahurangi National Park, alpine landscapes unfold like a canvas painted with nature’s finest hues. As you navigate through the winding roads, you’ll discover the enchanting beauty that blankets this amazing region.

Nelson Lakes National Park

The Nelson Lakes National Park boasts mirror-like lakes surrounded by towering mountain ranges, creating a postcard-perfect setting.


Reviews from our Nelson customers

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Book with Pegasus now

With six rental locations across the South Island and 15  New Zealand-wide, you’ll find a Pegasus car hire near you. Book online or call 0800 35 45 01 or 03 539 4949 now to secure a Nelson Airport car rental to match your travel needs and budget. We’ll see you soon!

Local owner Sarah has owned and managed the Pegasus Nelson franchise since June 2016. Both Sarah and her team look forward to welcoming you with a smile to sunny Nelson! With a background in fleet management and logistics with the New Zealand Defence Force you can rely on Sarah’s organisational skills to make sure your next car rental goes exactly as planned.

Sarah is a local legend when it comes to customer service, having been known to cook weary arriving customers a very welcome breakfast of bacon and eggs!