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Car Hire New Plymouth

Great car rental deals in New Plymouth, Taranaki

When approaching the West Coast of the North Island, you’ll first see Mount Taranaki cutting a striking figure over the background of New Plymouth, New Zealand. Hundreds of travellers come here to kayak, hike or just take in the breathtaking scenery - with plenty of activities just a short drive from the city.
So, how can you get around Taranaki? Here at Pegasus, we offer top-quality vehicles at incredible daily rates to get you on the road. We’ll help you experience everything this region has to offer - from untamed wilderness to a culture steeped in rich history.
Save with Pegasus and choose from our wide selection of New Plymouth rentals. Take advantage of our special deals, competitive rates, optional extras and unrivalled customer service. All car hire prices include GST and standard insurance.
Pegasus Rental Cars New Plymouth
592 Devon Street East
Fitzroy
New Plymouth 4312
Opening Hours
8am – 5pm Monday to Friday
8am – 12pm Saturday
Useful Links

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Call the New Plymouth Pegasus Team today on 0800 35 45 04 or book online to find out about pricing and availability of our rental cars.
BOOK NOW

Select your car rental in New Plymouth online, and enter your pick up date and return date to receive an instant quote. Book now to grab a fantastic deal and we’ll have your New Plymouth car rental ready for you to drive away as soon as you arrive.

Visiting New Plymouth for business or travel?

If you’re here to see the sights, ask us for tips on must-sees and dos in the region.

Here on business? Let us know in the comments section of your online booking, and we’ll make sure your vehicle is ready and waiting for you either at our depot or at New Plymouth Airport.

Our car range for hire

New Plymouth rental cars are reliable and fuel-efficient. We’ve got models to suit your needs and budget, whether you’re looking to drive your business team, your sports club, or a couple of mates on a weekend getaway. Choose from compact economic models, roomy 4-door sedans, spacious station wagons and 12-seaters.

How to find us – directions to Pegasus New Plymouth

Airport Pick Ups: If you’d like to pick up your car at New Plymouth Airport – no problem – we’ll have it ready and waiting for you on arrival.

City Depot: Take a 10-minute taxi drive south from the Airport to Pegasus Rental Cars New Plymouth City Depot. You’ll find us at 592 Devon Street East, Fitzroy. We’re open from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday, and 8 am to 12 pm on Saturday.

Need a lift? Leave a comment on your booking, and we’ll help organise a pick-up for you.

Arriving After Hours?  Equally no trouble, if your flight arrives outside our normal business hours, just pre-arrange it with us and we will arrange to have your car placed at New Plymouth Airport and ready for you to collect as soon as you arrive.

Contact details for car hire in New Plymouth

Contact the friendly team at:

Phone: (06) 755 0648 | 0800 80 35 80
Email: newplymouth@rentalcars.co.nz
Facebook: @pegasusrentalcarsnewplymouth

Explore driving destinations in Taranaki and beyond

Feel confident when you’re on the road with a Pegasus Car hire. Taranaki and its gorgeous surrounds can be explored in a reliable, well-maintained, fuel-efficient vehicle. We provide unlimited kilometres on rentals of four days or more. Each rental comes with comprehensive insurance and 24-hour roadside assistance, New Zealand-wide. GPS, DVD players, baby seats, child seats and other extras are available upon request.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I hire a car for a month or longer in New Plymouth?

Yes! In fact, the longer you rent a vehicle – the more you save per day!

How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in New Plymouth?

Here at Pegasus Rental Car New Plymouth, we keep our prices competitive to help you save. Have a look at our deals page for promotions and seasonal specials. Make sure you book in advance during New Zealand holiday periods and grab a deal before prices increase.

Where to drive and what to do near New Plymouth

In 2017, Lonely Planet named this hidden gem one of the best regions to visit in New Zealand. Years later, the area continues to live up to that reputation – with a rolling green countryside, eye-catching gardens, and black sand beaches.

Drive out to the iconic Mount Taranaki and hike one of the 300 nearby walking tracks. Cruise along Surf Highway 45 to check out the best surfing hot-spots. Or take a stroll through one of Taranaki’s 17 gardens. Pukeiti is home to an incredible rhododendron collection nestled in 360 hectares of native forest.

Reviews from our New Plymouth customers

We love to hear about your Pegasus experience! Read what our past customers think:

Good price, good service, well maintained cars; met all of my needs and no $1000 credit card bond required! Perfect for student traveling; or those traveling on a budget!
Cristiano Ottaviano
Cristiano Ottaviano
12:45 12 Dec 19
Easy to deal with hassel free driving. Difinitely would use again.
Deirdre Slaney-Heath
Deirdre Slaney-Heath
23:53 01 Dec 18
Very easy to make the booking on line and when we arrived to pick up the car all of the paper work was ready for signing. They did not even check my licence as details had been given on line.The car was the first time it had been out on hire since its arrival from Japan and was in excellent condition.No problems with it at all during the 10 day hire and it was returned on time, leaving the keys in the box at the desk.Very professional company and would certainly not hesitate to use them again.
Michael Large
Michael Large
19:35 16 May 18
Everything went smoothly as arranged. The lady is super friendly. Great price. The car is a bit old, but no problem at all.
Diana Zhang
Diana Zhang
02:43 23 Apr 18
Its the second time to hire Pegasus' car, its cheap and deals everywhere. Customer Service Representative is polite as well. And i've also pre-booked the 3rd time hire on coming July. Highly recommend!!!
HuiEe Tan
HuiEe Tan
22:50 02 May 18
The car's engine was nice and reliable. Wil again avail their service nxt time i wil travel..
j sy
j sy
20:53 28 Jan 20
Excellent service. Car was a better and newer model than expected, great way to get out and see taranaki for a couple of days, highly recommend. Was $50 cheaper per day than nearest rival for similar car ( including insurance )
Brian Lee
Brian Lee
21:47 28 Jan 20
I have hired cars from them six times and everytime I have had a great car and amazing service. The last twice they have upgraded the car I rented. I will not go past them a top class place to hire from.
Don
Don
20:04 27 Jan 19
Great customer service. Will be renting from Pegasus rental cars on our next trip to New Zealand in October. Double thumbs up guys 👍🏼👍🏼😁
RaQ's 1
RaQ's 1
01:33 04 Feb 19
Great customer service. Will be renting from Pegasus rental cars on our next trip to New Zealand in October. Double thumbs up guys 👍🏼👍🏼😁
RaQ's 1
RaQ's 1
02:12 05 Apr 19
I have hired cars from them six times and everytime I have had a great car and amazing service. The last twice they have upgraded the car I rented. I will not go past them a top class place to hire from.
Don
Don
20:04 27 Jan 19
Easy to deal with hassel free driving. Difinitely would use again.
Deirdre Slaney-Heath
Deirdre Slaney-Heath
23:53 01 Dec 18
Amazing Service and the type of service that simply put you at ease about renting a car. I rent cars on a regular basis and Pegasus is now at the top of my list. Marcus and Sarah treat me like I'm one of the family and nothing is impossible. Cost wise compared to others I use - they are surprising good and it shows up the competition. I drove from New Plymouth airport all around the Naki and ended extending my trip to Wellington. Easy Five Stars - Thanks guys
Dan Brunton
Dan Brunton
20:17 05 Mar 21
these guys were just fabulous, no problem with pick up, really great little car, ran on the smell of an oily rag with lots of running around. Awesome to deal with and value for money unequalled. Thanks so much Pegasus.
Good value for money. Nice roomy car and very helpful staff. Thank you all.
Catherine McKellar
Catherine McKellar
01:06 31 Oct 17
I am really happy to recommend New Plymouth branch of Pegasus rental Cars. I use them whenever I am in New Plymouth to visit and they are always friendly and helpful. I have had no problem with any of the cars, as I am on a limited budget I use the lower cost cars but they are of good standard. The price means it is affordable for me to rent for my whole stay.I would recommend this service highly. Ruth
Everything went well. We got off the plane and went straight to the Pegasus Desk where the paperwork was done. It was very efficient. We had a medium sized 4 door car which was perfect for us. Today we arrived at the airport, dropped the car key in the return slot. There was no fuss or bother. We would definitely use Pegasus again.
Stephen Hayles
Stephen Hayles
07:35 01 Nov 17
Car in perfect shape, friendly people to handle booking, fast booking, easy car return. However, no option to rent camping chair and table.
Zensi Hopf
Zensi Hopf
08:23 29 Jan 20
Vehicle was clean an nice to drive, thank you
Francois Halgryn
Francois Halgryn
23:38 20 Feb 20
Great experience, easy pick up and drop off
Andrew Marshall
Andrew Marshall
06:31 21 Feb 20
Service is good. Older vehicles. I have rented many times. Never had a mechanical issue. Always happy to accommodate my demands. Good prices.
Jason Friend
Jason Friend
10:09 01 Mar 19

Book with Pegasus now

Pegasus has 15 locations nationwide. You’re sure to find a Pegasus car rental branch near your chosen destination. Don’t miss out! Book online or call 0800 80 35 80 now to secure your rental. We want to help you have the trip of a lifetime. We’re looking forward to your visit!

Trevor Johns Manager Pegasus New Plymouth

Trevor Johns, Pegasus New Plymouth Manager

Trevor and his family are born and bred New Plymouth locals, and Trevor has over 18 years car rental experience in Taranaki. An enthusiastic motorsport fan, he has been around the motor industry for most of his working life. In his spare time he also enjoys a round or two of golf! Trevor looks forward to meeting you and being of service to you soon.