FROM 3 DEC: Airlines will require you to have your vaccine pass or negative test before you travel, and the same applies if you are crossing the Auckland border (after 15 Dec). Whilst our industry is not required to check vaccine passes, when you collect your car, please mask up, scan in and follow physical distancing guidelines. Contactless transactions can be arranged.

Car Rental Nelson

Easy Nelson pick up and drop off

Nestled on the eastern shores of Tasman Bay, New Zealand, lies the sunny town of Nelson. Come for the jaw-dropping natural landscapes featuring sun-kissed beaches, unspoiled forests and rugged mountains typical of the South Island. Explore this vibrant region with a car rental from Pegasus. Take advantage of our cheap car rental rates and discount offers and get on the road in a spacious, top-quality Nelson Airport car hire.
We offer transfers to and from our depot to Nelson Airport on Trent Drive and your accommodation between the hours of 8 am and 5.30 pm, seven days a week. If you need an after-hours pick up from the Nelson Airport, select this option when you book online. Make sure you include your flight number and arrival time. Once you have collected your luggage, call our team on 0800 35 45 01, and we will inform you of the meeting point.
Pegasus Rental Cars Nelson
111 Bolt Road, Annesbrook,
Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Opening Hours
8am – 5:30pm 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.
BOOK NOW

Ready to get around the city quickly – or keen to take a holiday and discover local artists’ studios, weekend craft markets and mouth-watering artisan products?

Select the model you wish to rent online, and enter your rental period for an instant quote. We guarantee the rental car you book is the one you’ll receive. Book now to grab an incredible car rental deal! We’ll have your late-model rental car ready and waiting for you when you arrive at Nelson Airport.

Visiting Nelson for business or travel?

If you’re visiting Nelson on vacation, ask us about our discounts for local attractions or tips on what to see and do.

On a business trip or short on time? We’ll make sure your hire car is ready and waiting upon arrival. Include a note in your booking, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Our car range for hire

Our Nelson rental cars consist of current model small, medium and large vehicles to suit your needs and budget. For larger groups, we have spacious station wagons and people movers.

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 5.30 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
Email: nelson@rentalcars.co.nz
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. GPS navigation and child booster seat hire is available.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Here at Pegasus, our rental car prices remain competitive 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, before car rental prices increase.

How much does petrol cost in Nelson?

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

What to do near Nelson

Your Pegasus hire car can take you to all the top attractions in the Nelson Tasman region. Explore alpine landscapes, azure lakes and picturesque plains towered by spectacular mountain ranges. Take a hike through the Abel Tasman National Park, Kahurangi National Park and the Nelson Lakes National Park.

Reviews from our Nelson customers

We love to hear about your car hire experience with Pegasus! Read what our growing number of fans have to say:

Highly recommend Pegasus Car Rentals, Sarah was easy to deal with. Great to support the locally owned car rentals instead of the big corporates 🙂
Jan Ryan
Jan Ryan
22:48 11 Sep 21
A very pleasant no fuss service. I was greeted with a very friendly women .who advised me of all the expectations and need to know when you hire a car (my first time ) the rate was the best ever that I had seen in Nelson . But most of all was the friendly way of making you feel important ..the car was just right for the short trips I had to make around Nelson for those 2 days . Thank you. I would recommend this company to anyone needing to.hire a 🚗 car
Helen Fitzgibbon
Helen Fitzgibbon
22:59 03 Oct 21
Customer service from Sarah was fantastic. She came and picked us up and dropped us off at the airport without any delay, she was super friendly and helpful. Car our was exactly as expected, clean and in great condition (esp for the price). Will gladly use them again and recommend to anyone. Thanks again!
Jordan Hampson
Jordan Hampson
23:51 05 Dec 19
Highly recommend - excellent personable service, great value and super easy. Will certainly use Pegasus again. Thanks Sarah.
Katie
Katie
20:55 25 Oct 21
Excellent car rental service from Sarah, efficient check-in and check-out. She also kindly collected us and dropped us back. Would highly recommend. Good value too.
Lynda Catt
Lynda Catt
21:55 07 Nov 18
Good experience, Katie Aitken is really helpful.
shuo jiang
shuo jiang
21:33 18 Jan 20
Great rental car company. Accommodating people. Easy and fast check in and out. Very informative to tourists. Brand new cars. Rest assured that you are well taken cared of. Very good value, about 30% more value vs. Global companies like Hertz / Avis
Peejay Yambao
Peejay Yambao
00:49 24 Jul 18
We hired a car from Pegasus Rentals in Nelson. Katie met us at the Airport and was very helpful in loading our bags into the boot and chatted about Nelson on the way back to base. On our return of the car Sarah took us back to the Airport and she was very helpful also. I would thoroughly recommend Pegasus Nelson to anyone flying into Nelson.
Margaret Collins
Margaret Collins
23:58 24 Jul 18
Great service. I was picked up and dropped off at my accommodation. Car was a value for money and clean. I will use Pegasus again.
wendy muir
wendy muir
10:45 25 Jul 18
I've used Pegasus Rental Cars several times for business and have found their service to be excellent. They go out of their way to accommodate fast turn around times for airport collection and getting paperwork done quickly. Speaking of paperwork, I would always opt for the insurance waiver with any car rental company. It's not expensive and gives peace of mind. The vehicles from Pegasus are always tidy. I really appreciate the friendly service and would highly recommend.
Abi Green
Abi Green
21:48 04 Apr 18
Pegasus Car Rentals, Nelson, New Zealand,I spoke several times with Sarah, to book a car for our NZ trip in April this year. Sarah was very professional and very helpful in advising us on the the vehicle and with our trip plans. She was also instrumental in assisting us with our interisland ferry crossing .The service she provides to customers is second to none, and I would not hesitate to recommend Pegasus Car Rentals from Nelson, Sarah and Katie to anyone.You all have a great day, and looking forward to meeting with you in April.Cheers RoyAlberta, Canada.
Roy Aitken
Roy Aitken
02:50 02 Feb 20
Renting a car has never been so easy. Sarah is very funny and helpful, she deserves an award for the 100% best service, honnestly 🙂
Joanie Roy
Joanie Roy
14:30 12 Mar 20
My wife and I rented from Pegasus in Nov 2019, great experience. We were picked up quickly at the airport from Sarah, received a very clean new model vehicle, at a very competitive rate. Highly recommend this company to others. Best, Mike and Nancy Jensen
Michael Jensen
Michael Jensen
04:58 16 Mar 20
Bravo ... A rental car company that serves up service with a CAPITAL S.My experience with Pegasus Nelson in early January was fantastic.I recommend you use this company . I am sure you ,too ,will be impressed.
Pip Duncalf
Pip Duncalf
23:43 29 Jan 19
Excellent car rental company. Have rented a car from here on two separate occasions now. Good pricing and quality cars with no mechanical issues. Cars are clean inside and out. The owner is lovely, very friendly and went above and beyond for our family, which was really appreciated. If you need a car for local travel or to tour the South Island with, just let her know your requirements and she'll see you right. Forget the other rental companies and look no further than Pegasus.
Stephen Lasham
Stephen Lasham
08:28 02 Aug 20
Excellent and efficient staff member ensuring, that we fully understood what we were signing and being responsible for ensuring that we fully visually checked the vehicle that we were hiring, before it left the premises. The vehicle was very clean and fueled before we took charge if it.On return she ensured to check the condition of the vehicle with us going around it with her.Price was fair and reasonableStaff member was very polite and easy to understand, both before we picked up the vehicle and when we returned it overall a pleasant experience.
SteveandKaye Robinson
SteveandKaye Robinson
06:04 03 Apr 19
Best car rental company in town !!
katie Aitken
katie Aitken
02:51 03 Aug 20
Friendly laid back staff and great value for money rental place. We got a very fuel efficient Nissam Note which we took around Tasman.
Amy Tsao
Amy Tsao
01:49 31 Oct 20
Friendly laid back staff and great value for money rental place. We got a clean, very fuel efficient Nissam Note which we took around Tasman. Thanks Sarah
Amy Tsao
Amy Tsao
02:11 31 Oct 20
Thanks for the opportunity. We did enjoy the Tasman drive
Great rental place! We got a reliable Toyota Ist for an unbeatable price. The owner was very friendly and helpful. Pick-up and Drop-off to the airport is swift as. Extra-feel-good-factor to be able to support a small kiwi-owned business while having an affordable trip to Nelson area 🙂
Helena Teichrib
Helena Teichrib
02:55 12 Nov 20
Great service. Excellent prices. You'll love Sarah.
Rosemary Lewis
Rosemary Lewis
09:32 02 Sep 19
We rented a car for 5 days at Nelson. Sara , owner/operator went out of her way to help us out when we were running late to catch our plane. I also left cosmetics in the car and she courier them to me same day. Car was lovely and clean and went like a charm and great prices as well.Highly recommend using this car hire in Nelson
Robyn Bull
Robyn Bull
03:09 29 Dec 20
So glad we chose this awesome locally-owned small business for our car rental in Nelson. Sarah went above and beyond to ensure we had everything we needed, and provided us transport to the rental depot from central Nelson. Easily one of the best priced car rental places in Nelson, and the car was great for getting around Nelson and Abel Tasman. Would highly recommend Pegasus Car rentals, and would encourage others to support this small business over the bigger rental companies who couldn't care less about you or your needs!
Francesca de Jong
Francesca de Jong
01:21 07 Jan 21
Excellent and efficient staff member ensuring, that we fully understood what we were signing and being responsible for ensuring that we fully visually checked the vehicle that we were hiring, before it left the premises. The vehicle was very clean and fueled before we took charge if it.On return she ensured to check the condition of the vehicle with us going around it with her.Price was fair and reasonableStaff member was very polite and easy to understand, both before we picked up the vehicle and when we returned it overall a pleasant experience.
SteveandKaye Robinson
SteveandKaye Robinson
06:04 03 Apr 19
Thanks for the opportunity. We did enjoy the Tasman drive
I needed a car for five days to get to Golden Bay and around. Because it was the post New Year season, every company I tried wanted around NZ$600 but Pegasus Nelson was the only one with normal prices not inflated for the holidays at NZ$215.Their cars are about the same standard as their cheaper competitors (ie. older used cars) but they were clean and trouble-free.And best of all Sarah is the really genuine, cheerful, helpful type. This is a small owner-operated business and the importance of her customers really show through. Best of luck to your business getting over Covid.
Alex Chan
Alex Chan
00:24 13 Jan 21
Thank you Sarah for an amazing experience. You went above and beyond to secure a car for us from another company when the one in your fleet was out of action. Really appreciate your problem solving skills and 5 star service.
danny kettoola
danny kettoola
06:57 31 Jan 21
Sarah was wonderful, picked us up from the airport and sorted our car very efficiently. We were making a quick trip down to Nelson to visit my Brother who is terminally ill. Coming back was just as easy and Sarah was very nice, saying when the time comes for his funeral, that she would look after us no problem. Although the car was not the newest, we had no problems with it and Sarah's charges were very reasonable.
Dianne Bognuda
Dianne Bognuda
22:50 17 Feb 21
Great experience dealing with Pegasus Nelson on our recent trip there. Sarah and Katie went out of their way to make things easy, even picking us up/dropping us off from the airport. Would recommend them others without hesitation!
Loric B
Loric B
04:00 30 May 18
A great experience booking with Pegasus Nelson. Sarah was great, pick up and drop off at the airport was well organised and speedy. We took a Nissan Note for 10 days in April around the upper South Island and although the car was nothing fancy, it was clean and ran well. We appreciated knowing that Sarah was only a phone call away if we had any issues with the car. Great price for a good car and lovely service, would book here again.
Victoria Burney
Victoria Burney
05:20 11 Apr 21
Old school service which is great to see.Sarah and Katie were wonderful from start to finish. That is on top of being the best priced rental car companies in the area.Quick and efficient transition, good car (spotlessly clean) friendliness and easily the best homemade muffin I've eaten for years.If you are in the Nelson area, THIS is the rental car company to use.
Ash Walker
Ash Walker
02:21 01 Oct 19
Fantastic service, great car and they picked me up at the airport! Highly recommend and will definitely use again next time Im in NZ.
Tracey Slattery
Tracey Slattery
05:30 24 May 18
What an awesome car rental company. Back to the days of service with a smile. Rates were well below the major rental companies. The car was nifty for driving around town. Will definitely be hiring a Pegasus rental on our return to Nelson. Thanks youi.
A Google User
A Google User
02:18 21 May 18
highly recommend Nelson Pegasus. Great people to deal with and good service
Fiona Reihana Ruka
Fiona Reihana Ruka
00:35 21 May 18
Fantastic friendly service thank you.Car 15 years old but hard to fault.Very reasonably priced.
David Harman
David Harman
21:45 19 Jun 21
Renting a car has never been so easy. Sarah (owner) was so helpful, professional & accommodating. Pickup & and drop off are only minutes from the airport. Even offers seniors a discount deal.Our car was immaculate. I would rate Sarah 100% Award Winning business in Nelson.
Louise Higgins
Louise Higgins
23:12 19 Jul 21
Renting a car has never been so easy and so reasonably priced. Sarah (owner) was so helpful, professional & accommodating. Pickup & and drop off are only minutes from the airport. Even offers seniors a discount deal.Our car was immaculate. I would rate Sarah 100% Award Winning business in Nelson.
Louise Higgins
Louise Higgins
00:31 20 Jul 21
Absolute hassle free rental; in and out of their premises in 5min both at pick-up and return. Car in good condition.Thanks for the “easy going” service Sarah.
Friendly staff.
Ian Minchington
Ian Minchington
04:42 08 Mar 20
I was very pleased with the professionalism of the staff, particularly Sarah who gave very sound advice on my venture to and around Nelson, the vehicle was top notch too. I have used other companies in the past, they do not compare to Pegasus Nelson, I will be recommending to my fellow commuters and friends. Thank you for a great experience
Frank Pene
Frank Pene
03:50 15 Apr 21

Book with Pegasus now

With seven branches 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 now to secure your car rental in Nelson, New Zealand. The Pegasus team is here to make sure your car hire experience goes exactly as planned. We’ll see you soon!

Local owner Sarah has owned and managed the Pegasus Nelson franchise since June 2016. Both Sarah and team member Katie look forward to welcoming you with a smile to sunny Nelson! With a background in fleet management and communications with the NZ 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!