Rental Cars in New Plymouth

Great car rental deals in New Plymouth, Taranaki

Planning a trip to the vibrant coastal haven of New Plymouth? When approaching the West Coast of New Zealand’s North Island, you’ll first see Mount Taranaki cutting a striking figure over the background of New Plymouth. Hundreds of travellers come here to kayak, hike or just take in the breathtaking scenery—with plenty of places offering free and paid activities located a short drive from the city centre. Visit a museum, dine at one of the many restaurants, enjoy tranquil walks in the town parks, or take the family to the zoo. You have loads of fun options to choose from.
What’s the best way to get around the beautiful Taranaki region? With Pegasus rental cars! We offer friendly service and top-quality vehicles at incredible daily rates. We’ll help you experience everything this region has to offer—from untamed wilderness to a culture steeped in rich history.
Save with a Pegasus rental car in New Plymouth. Take advantage of our special deals, competitive rates, optional extras and unrivalled customer service. New Plymouth hire car prices include GST and standard insurance.
Pegasus Rental Cars New Plymouth
592 Devon Street East
New Plymouth 4312
Opening Hours
8am – 5pm Monday to Friday
8am – 12pm Saturday

Call the New Plymouth Pegasus Team today on 0800 35 45 33 or book online to find out about pricing and availability of our rental cars.

Enjoy our easy, stress-free booking process and rent a high-quality vehicle for your next trip today.

Hiring a car in New Plymouth

Simply head to our booking page and enter your pick-up and drop-off date. We’ll present you with a list of available car hire options in New Plymouth. Choose the perfect vehicle for your needs and budget to receive an instant quote. Hire a car in advance to pick up a fantastic deal, and we’ll have your New Plymouth rental car ready to hit the road 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.

Travelling for business? Let us know in the comments section when you book your hire car online, and we’ll make sure your vehicle is ready and waiting for you. You can collect your rental car from the Pegasus New Plymouth branch depot on Devon Street East (just off State Highway 3), or we can deliver your car to New Plymouth Airport.

Our car range for hire

Our fleet of car rentals in New Plymouth is reliable, cost-effective and fuel-efficient. We have vehicles to suit your needs and budget with no hidden charges. Book one of our economic compact models if you plan to zip around the New Plymouth city centre. Travelling with your business team, kids or a sports club? Explore our range of 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 rental 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 New Plymouth Airport to Pegasus Rental Cars New Plymouth City Depot. We’re at 592 Devon Street East, Fitzroy—just 6 minutes from the city centre off State Highway 3. 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 organise a pick-up from the New Plymouth Airport terminal building and drop you off at your hotel.

Arriving After Hours? If your flight arrives outside our regular business hours, just pre-arrange for us to leave your car hire at New Plymouth Airport 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 35 45 33
Facebook: @pegasusrentalcarsnewplymouth

Explore driving destinations in Taranaki and beyond

Feel confident on New Zealand roads with a New Plymouth car rental from Pegasus. Discover the beauty of Taranaki and nearby locations on the North Island in a reliable, well-maintained, fuel-efficient rental car. We provide unlimited kilometres on New Plymouth car hire of four days or more, comprehensive insurance and 24-hour roadside assistance, New Zealand-wide. GPS, DVD players, baby seats, child seats and other extras are available upon request.

Once you rent a car in New Plymouth from Pegasus, you can access a vibrant fusion of restaurants, art galleries, museums, parks and festivals. Want to relax in nature? You can visit the beach or drive up the mountain in your rental car on the same day; it’s possible—both are located a short drive away. This captivating city boasts a sunny climate that beckons outdoor enthusiasts to explore its stunning landscapes. The New Plymouth area offers a wide selection of activities the entire family will enjoy.

If art galleries are your thing, stop at the renowned Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre, boasting innovative exhibitions, events and films. Looking for fun activities for the kids? The Brooklands Zoo offers a fun family day out.

Want to do a spot of hiking? Jump in your Pegasus rental car in New Plymouth and cruise along Surf Highway 45. You’ll experience breathtaking 180-degree views of the rolling surf along the west coast. Travel to Egmont National Park, just a 25-minute trip from the New Plymouth Airport. Hike the enchanting rainforest trails at the foot of the majestic stratovolcano known as Mount Taranaki. Fun fact: Egmont National Park served as the filming location for The Lord of the Rings.

When you’re ready for good food, indulge your taste buds in the city’s burgeoning culinary scene, where you’ll find eateries and restaurants to suit any budget.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes! In fact, the longer you rent a car in New Plymouth, 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 guarantee a competitive price to help you save. Have a look at our car hire deals page for promotions and seasonal specials. Book your car rental in advance during New Zealand holiday periods and grab a deal before New Plymouth car rental prices increase.


Where to drive and what to do near New Plymouth

In 2017, Lonely Planet named New Plymouth one of the best regions to visit in New Zealand. Years later, the area continues to live up to that reputation – with rolling green hills, eye-catching gardens, and black sand beaches. Drive to the iconic Mount Taranaki in your New Plymouth car rental and hike one of the 300 nearby walking tracks. To check out the best surfing hot spots, cruise along Surf Highway 45 in your New Plymouth car hire. 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

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Book with Pegasus now

Pegasus has nine city and airport car hire locations on the North Island and six on the South Island. You’ll find a Pegasus car rental branch near your chosen destination. Don’t miss out! Book online or call 0800 35 45 33 now to secure the car rental that suits your travel needs and budget. Hiring a car with Pegasus means you can hit the road with confidence. 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.