Here you’ll find a list of A2B’s most frequently asked questions.
Please also refer to our Terms & Conditions section for detailed and important information about renting a car with A2B Car Rentals including information on Covers and Bonds.
If you have a query that isn’t answered here or in our Terms & Conditions section please send us a message and one of our car rental New Zealand representatives will contact you to assist.
Do you provide one way car rental?
Yes you can book one way car rental. We do charge a one-way fee so that we can keep our base rental rates the same irrespective of where you are renting from. If you require one way car rental, or a pick up in Christchurch or Wellington, please use our Quotation Form and we’ll confirm a rate.
Do you have a depot at Auckland Airport?
Free transfers are provided to and from airports and accommodation within a 10km radius of all branches, with the exception of our Auckland City Branch, which provides pick up and drop off transfers from Auckland CBD accommodation only. Free transfers are available during our normal business hours, when pre-arranged.
What is GST?
All goods and services purchased in New Zealand are subject to 15% GST (Goods and Services Tax). This tax is included in A2B Rental’s low car rental rates. You do not need to add this to the prices you see listed here. What you see is what you pay. No hidden extra costs!
A2B Car Rental rates are way below what we’ve been quoted by other rental car firms. So what sort of car will we get?
We are owned by one of the largest independent car importers in New Zealand. With this large, quality fleet and by keeping overheads low, we are able to provide New Zealand car hire at highly competitive prices.
Do A2B Car Rentals require a deposit to secure bookings?
Yes, we require a 10% deposit on all bookings. This is paid at the time of booking to secure your reservation. If you would prefer to pay in full for your hire at the time of booking, you can also choose to do this instead of paying just the 10% deposit. Please contact our Reservations Team on 0800 545 000 for further details.
Do A2B cars have air conditioning and power steering?
Yes, they do.
Are the rental cars from A2B Rentals automatic or manual trasmission?
Our fleet of over 1,400 cars has both manual and automatic vehicles available. Let us know your preference when you make your booking.
What sort of driver licences are required when renting a car in New Zealand?
You can legally drive in New Zealand for up to 12 months if you have either a current driver’s licence from your home country, or an International Driving Permit.
All drivers, including overseas visitors, must carry their licence or permit when driving. You will only be able to drive the same types of vehicles you are licensed to drive in your home country.
Make sure your overseas driver’s licence is current. If your licence is not in English, you should bring an English translation with you or obtain an International Driving Permit.
Contact your local automobile club for further details about obtaining a translation or an International Driving Permit.
What are New Zealand’s Road Rules?
There are a few things to know before hitting the kiwi roads with one of our cars. Because we care about you and your safety, we want to make sure your have a safe and unforgettable journey in New Zealand. Please take a moment to watch the video above and to read this booklet before travelling: What’s different about New Zealand? (PDF)
For more information please the DriveSafe website.
Drivers licence requirements
You must have your current and valid driver licence or driver permit with you at all times when you’re driving. If your overseas licence or driver permit is not in English, you must also carry an accurate English translation. Please not you must carry your original licence AND the translation at all times. Find more info about drivers licences in NZ here.
Get some rest
If arriving from a long-haul flight, we encourage you to rest and stay overnight before driving a long distance.
Always drive on the left side of the road. If you drive on the right side of the road in your own country, please remember to keep left when pulling out onto the road – it’s easy to forget where you are!
By law, everyone in the vehicle must wear a safety belt or child restraint – whether they’re in the front or back. Children under 7 years of age must be secured in an approved child seat.
Speed limit signs show the maximum speed you can travel. On the open road, the maximum speed limit is 100 kilometres per hour. In cities and towns, the maximum is 50 kilometres per hour. Be alert for signs.
Give way rules
All traffic turning right must give way to vehicles coming from the opposite direction and turning left. At an uncontrolled intersection, all traffic from the terminating road (bottom of the ‘T’) will have to give way to all traffic on a continuing road (top of the ‘T’). Read more about give ways here.
Drive to the conditions
New Zealand roads cover some impressive terrain and pass through amazing scenery, but they can also be dangerous at times and in certain weather conditions. Always drive to the conditions and reduce your speed when necessary. You can check the current road conditions here.
Get ready for your driving experience in New Zealand by taking the quick Free Driving Test for Tourists. Be ready. Drive safe.