The applicable Terms and Conditions may vary by location. Be sure to check the bottom of your reservation confirmation for the specific Booking Terms and Conditions for that location and reservation.
Please review our standard Budget Rental Terms & Conditions
The minimum age to rent an Budget vehicle in New Zealand is 21. A surcharge may apply to renters aged 21-24 years.
Age exceptions may occur where they are part of a separate contractual agreement with Budget.
When renting Budget Commercial vehicles the minimum age is 21 years old, but the renter and any additional drivers must hold a full and valid drivers licence for the type of vehicle being hired.
Only those people whose names are recorded on the Rental Agreement can drive an Budget vehicle.
Additional drivers can be added to the Rental Agreement. When collecting the vehicle each driver must be listed on the Rental Agreement and they must each present a full, current, and valid drivers licence at time of collection.
Additional driver forms can be completed at the time of rental or at any Budget location once the rental has started. There is no additional charge if there is more than one driver.
Yes, a valid credit card and a current, full, and valid driver's licence in the driver's name are required to rent an Budget vehicle.
Please Note: Budget accepts the following credit/charge cards as credit identification at the time of rental:
Please Note: Debit Cards are accepted provided that the card displays the Visa or Mastercard logo, has been issued by a bank, has the customer's name and card number on the card, and the funds are being debited from a cheque/current account.
Prepaid and Reloadable Debit cards and gift cards, as well as Travel cards and EFTPOS cards are not accepted.
For Budget Commercial vehicles (truck & vans) if you are aged 21-24 years old there are no restrictions on the type of vehicle you can hire, but you must hold a full and valid licence for the class of vehicle being rented.
To drive a Budget vehicle in New Zealand, you must hold a current full valid driver licence appropriate for the vehicle while using it.
It is mandatory that your driver licence also be in English when renting from Budget New Zealand.
All named additional drivers to must do the same and be listed on the Rental Agreement document or listed as additional drivers attached to the Rental Agreement.
If your driver licence is in any language other than English, it must be accompanied by an approved translation, such as International Driver Permit and be produced at time of renting from Budget.
The translation must be provided by:
The following documents may also be acceptable as a translation:
For licence translation services, review the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) approved translators list in New Zealand.
A learner, provisional or restricted driver licence is not an accepted licence to rent a vehicle from Budget New Zealand.
Fastbreak/Rapidrez # (Incl. Corporate Fastbreaks)
Are you a Budget Fastbreak or Rapidrez member? Please enter your six-character number and surname in this field. Corporate Fastbreak members should also enter there six-character number and surname in this field.
Corporate Account or BCD#
If youre a member of an organisation or company that partners with Budget, that organisation may have Direct PIN, OTTO or ACTO number. Add this number into the field shown.
A BCD (Budget Customer discount promotion code) is a 7 character code used for special offers that may be found in a variety of places in advertisements, on our deals page or emailed to you as part of our special E-newsletter offers. Enter the BCD into the BCD field; remember to check any terms and conditions applicable to the offer before you enter the BCD number.
Frequent Flyer or FlyBuys member
If youre a Frequent Flyer member of FlyBuys member you may earn points on your rental charges, select the program you are a member of and enter your membership number and we will automatically credit your frequent flyer of FlyBuys membership with the applicable points after your rental has been completed.
Motoring Association member
If you are a member of an Australian motoring association you may be eligible to receive discounted rates from Budget. Please enter your membership number in this field.
Coupon or Discount number
Coupon or Discount numbers may be found in a variety of places in advertisements, on our deals page or emailed to you as part of our special E-newsletter offers. Enter the coupon number in the coupon/discount field. The value of the coupon will be attached to your reservation for reference. It will not be applied to the rental until you pick up the vehicle.
Enter your travel agency IATA or Budget assigned number in this field.
Budget New Zealand does not offer rentals of commercial vehicles to anyone under the age of 21