How can we help you today?

Below are links to all kinds of car rental info you might need. Whether you’re a busy business type or a person in desperate need of wheels, we hope you find what you’re looking for here at Aerodrive Car Rental Help.

How to contact us?

When you need help, sometimes it’s just easier to talk. You can call our friendly Customer Service Team on 0800 237 637 (+64 9666 5113 international) or come say Hi in person at an Aerodrive Car Rental location near you.

Are there any hidden costs?

There are no additional fees, apart from our standard admin fees, mentioned in our Terms & Conditions.

Can I drive off road or on the beach?

You are prohibited to drive our vehicles off road or on the beach. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions. A minimum penalty of $2500 may apply.

Can I drive on a foreign driving licence?

We accept full valid driver’s licences from most countries, as long as your overseas licence is in English or you have government approved translation/International Permit.

Can I drop my car off after hours?

Our depots have a key drop box to allow you to return your car after business hours. However, please be aware that the complimentary shuttle won’t be running outside opening hours. You will need to make your own way to the terminal building.

The branches in Australia have a concierge which can assist when returning your car at specific times.

Please check the LOCATIONS page for specific instructions per branch.

Can I extend my rental?

 A minimum of 24 hours is required for extensions to your contract. Due to limited availability in high season, we cannot guarantee any extension, but we will endeavour to accommodate your request.

Can I hire a car without a credit card?

If you do not have a credit card, you are still able to hire a car using your Debit Card, however, you will need to reduce your excess liability to a minimum by purchasing our Peace of Mind cover.

For more information, on this package please see “Peace of Mind cover”.

Can I make changes to my booking?

You can make changes to your booking at any time, at no additional cost by calling us, or through the manage my booking (only for cancellations) function on the website.

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Can I smoke in the vehicle?

For the comfort of all our customers we request that you DO NOT SMOKE in our vehicles.

Should the car smell of smoke upon return, a valet charge of up to $250 plus GST will be charged.

Can I take my rental on the ferry?

Yes, you can take any of our vehicles across the Cook Strait using the two major ferry companies, Bluebridge and Interislander.

Do I pay a deposit ?

A security deposit will be taken when you collect your car for extensions, fuel and other additional charges that will be incurred during your rental.

How can I pay for my rental?

Payment is made when you collect your vehicle. We accept Visa and MasterCard. We can also send payment links to pre-pay your booking, just let us know.

A copy of the contract will be provided upon completion of the paperwork, and will include the payment method which can be used as an invoice for tax purposes.

How do I collect my vehicle?

Aerodrive Car Rental offers free premium shuttle buses, which will collect you from either the International or Domestic arrivals terminal. In order to receive this free service, simply call our dispatch on your arrival (Late pick-ups are only up to 30 minutes before closing per branch) :

Auckland – Please call (+64)98694666 or dial 16 using the free phone inside the terminal building. For after-hours pick up (9pm onwards), call (+64)92572724. Domestic arrivals: Free phone is at the Jetstar counter. Exit through door #7 or #8 and wait outside on the first lane.
International arrivals: Free phone is at the iSite (Information Center). Exit through door #11. Operating hours: 7:30 am-5:00 pm Mon-Fri, 8:00-12:30pm Sat-Sun
Visit our Auckland Airport location page for more details.

Auckland City – Pick-up is at our branch located at 120 Great North Road Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021. If you need help with directions, please call us on +64 98694665. Operating hours: 7:30 am-5:00 pm Mon-Fri, 8:00-12:30pm Sat-Sun

Christchurch – On arrival to Christchurch Airport, please make your way past the international arrivals hall and our rental car kiosk is located opposite door number 8 near Vodafone. If your flight is delayed or cancelled, please let our local team know by calling +64 3 666 0026. Operating  hours: 7:30 am-5:00 pm Mon-Fri, 8:00-4:30pm Sat-Sun

Queenstown – Please call 037774110 or dial 804 using the free phone at the car rental area. Look for the sign “Way Out” to exit and turn RIGHT going to “Passenger Pick-up” zone near the taxi stand. Operating hours: 7:30 am-5:00 pm Mon-Fri, 8:00-4:30pm Sat-Sun. Visit our Queenstown airport location page for more details.

Wellington – Please call us on 027 648 7307, 04 555 0523 or 0800 237637 for your shuttle pick-up. Exit the terminal through the ground floor main doors and turning right, walk along the path for about 100 meters. You will see a sign that reads PRE CHARTERED TAXIS & SHUTTLES. Please wait for our shuttle which will be there within 10 minutes. Operating hours: 7:30 am-5:00 pm Mon-Fri, 8:00-12:30pm Sat-Sun

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Are there limitations to the Shuttle Service?

    1. Pick-ups for large groups (8+ passengers)
    When collecting a vehicle at our depot, our shuttle service provider can only accommodate the driver(s) who will be needing to sign the rental documents. For this reason, we request for the remaining passengers to wait at the airport.
    2. Pick-ups with infants (12 months and below)
    Our buses are not licensed to transport babies to the depot. Hence, we suggest one parent/partner (if both parents/partners are travelling) to stay with the infant at the airport while the other goes with the shuttle to come and collect the vehicle with a baby seat.
    3. Shuttle operation hours.
    Our vans can only pick-up only until 30 minutes before the branch closes. Please see the LOCATION page for each branch.
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How do I pay infringement fees or tickets?

It is the hirer’s responsibility to pay for the traffic infringements and fines. We strongly recommend that the renters pay their tickets right away once they receive it. If ever an infringement notice gets to us, we will send a copy of the notice to the renter and inform about the charges we have taken from their credit card (includes Admin fee).

NZ Police speed camera –  An Infringement notice is sent to the owner of the vehicle (Aerodrive), then our Infringement Admin shall determine the renter who used the car. Infringement notice shall be sent via email to the renter who incurred the violation informing also that we charged the fine and $35 admin fee using their credit card in our file.

NZ Police (driver stopped by police) – The police will hand over infringement notice direct to the driver. It is the renter’s responsibility to comply and pay the infringement.

Parking Tickets – Tickets are placed on the windshield of the car. We only receive a reminder letter if the renter fails to settle within 28 days. Upon receipt of the letter, we will send an email about the ticket and the charge we will be making against the renter’s credit card in our file.


Note: An administrative fee of $35 applies to all infringements/tickets that we receive.

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How do I pay tolls?

We manage toll payments and these are linked to your rental agreement. We charge $35 admin fee and the payment will be taken using your credit card details on file.

What happens if the car breaks down?

We are very confident of the quality of our vehicles and the how they are maintained, however in such an event please contact the Automobile Association on 0800 734 543.

Please note this policy is FREE for MECHANICAL breakdowns only. All other call outs will be subject to the relevant AA charges.

What if I have an accident?

In the unfortunate event of an accident in your rental vehicle, we will ask that you do not admit liability in any circumstance.

Please always fill out the Incident report form in the Document wallet (orange pamphlet) provided when you picked up the car.

This form will prompt you to ask the correct questions in order to make a claim on your behalf. All accidents must be reported to an Aerodrive Car Rental office the day it happens, as well as complete a claims forms with one of our representatives.

We do not guarantee to replace the vehicle if you are liable for the accident.

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What if I’m late returning the car?

Each customer receives a one hour grace period on their booking, however, an extra day is charged if the car is returned after.

Peace of Mind cover

The following is the standard damage liability for our vehicles — deductible regardless of fault:

  • NZ$2500 for small, medium vehicles;
  • NZ$3500 for large SUV and people movers (8 seaters); and
  • NZ $4500 for luxury SUVs

Peace of Mind cover is a waiver that reduces the liability to $250-$500, depending on the car class.


What is included in my rate?

All our standard rates include:

  • Unlimited kilometers
  • Standard liability excess (Additional options available)
  • Goods and Service Tax (GST) at 15%
  • 24/7 AA Roadside Assistance

What is the cancellation policy?

We offer free cancellations on all bookings cancelled 48 hours or more prior to collection, however, if the booking is cancelled on the day of pick-up, a 50% penalty charge will apply on the total rental amount.

What is the minimum age to rent a vehicle?

The minimum age to hire a vehicle with Aerodrive Car Rental is 21 years.

What is a Premium Location Fee (PLF)?

This fee only applies in Christchurch Airport as the branch operates in-terminal. This is a $46 (includes GST) charge on top of the rental fee.

What Credit Cards can be used?

Aerodrive accepts all major credit cards. Scheme Debit Cards can also be used as long as they display the Visa & Mastercard logo for standard fleet vehicles and show the full name, card number, have a chip and are signed.

Luxury and Premium vehicles cannot be rented without a full credit card which is in the main hirers name.

The 2% +GST credit card surcharge for Visa & MC, 4%+GST for Amex is calculated on the amount debited to your card at the end of the hire.
The full amount for the rental plus a $250 bond for standard fleet (Groups A, B, EX &X), $500 for luxury vehicles, will be authorized at the start of the hire on your credit card. These funds will not be available to you during the duration of the hire. Cash or Eftpos payments are available on return of the vehicle.

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