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Frequently asked questions

Can I book now and pay later for my car rental in South Island?
Whether you’re not ready to pay upfront or you simply want greater flexibility, our Book Now Pay Later option is the answer. When you lock in your vehicle with Expedia, you won’t have to pay a thing until the time comes to grab your wheels. Some cheaper car rental deals in South Island may require you to prepay, but you’ll see your options during the reservation process. Jump behind the wheel of a full-size vehicle that accommodates your whole crew or dash around in something compact and fast. Whatever you’re looking for, Expedia will help you find it.
What types of cars can I rent in South Island?
Economy, premium, full-size … The choice is yours! However, compact models are the most popular in South Island. If you’re looking for something economical and small, but not too small, this category of rental car is the ideal choice. Driving around traffic-filled streets will be easy in one of these. Compact cars offer a bit more room compared to economy models and are well-suited to families on a budget, couples or solo travelers.
Why should I rent a South Island car with Expedia?
Expedia is the number one place to book a car. With suppliers in South Island to choose from, we work hard to get you sensational deals. Score savings with our exclusive offers and member prices, and earn rewards every time you book. Save more when you bundle bookings into a South Island vacation package. Car rentals, vacation rentals, hotels, flights, activities and tours — Expedia has everything you need in one place.
How do I find the best car rental deals in South Island with Expedia?
Finding the best deal on your South Island rental car is a breeze with Expedia. Choose your preferred car class, add some details and compare prices from leading brands. Why not add flights and hotels to your booking? You’ll score terrific discounts when you create a vacation package.
How old do you have to be to rent a car in South Island?
Anyone with a valid driver’s license 21 and over can rent a car in South Island. While some companies may be willing to accommodate drivers younger than 21, a fee will be added. Find out what ages the young renter fee applies to, and the cost, before booking. Outlets also restrict the categories of cars young drivers can rent. Higher limits are in place for large vehicles like premium SUVs and luxury models.
What do you need to rent a car in South Island?
A valid driver’s license and a credit card in the same name. Don’t want to take out the company’s insurance plan? In that case, you’re also likely to need proof of other coverage. The requirements may differ between rental companies, so be sure to read through your policy.
Can I drive in South Island with my U.S. Driver's license?
You can. However it’s relatively easy to apply for an International Driving Permit, so we suggest getting one. This permit lets you drive in most countries, so you’ll have peace of mind when you hit the road in South Island.
Can I rent a car for a month or longer in South Island?
Check out our long-term car rental deals page, enter your trip information and then book your perfect ride. Whether you’re stopping in South Island or plan to journey beyond, Expedia will help you find a long-term rental at a fantastic rate.
Where can I find a South Island car rental if I am younger than 25?
Whether or not you can rent a car if you are under 25 in South Island often depends on the rental provider you select. Some places have a surcharge for young drivers between 21 and 24 years of age, yet others may not apply any extra costs for this age bracket. It’d be wise to understand the terms and conditions of your preferred rental company to avoid unnecessary costs when picking up your keys.

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Finding the cheapest car rentals in South Island

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If the deals that are available on our page do not suit your needs, then enter South Island into the search wizard at the top of the page. We will compare all the best deals available for your car rental in South Island and provide you with a list of the cheapest options, with no added fees.

Renting a car in South Island

Pay at pickup is available, so you don’t have to worry about spending your money until you arrive at your vehicle in South Island. We partner with reliable partners that guarantee an enjoyable experience for solo travelers, couples, and families. Package your car with a flight or hotel to unlock even more savings from Expedia.

Expected prices in South Island

Prices are subject to seasonal change depending on when you decide to arrange your car rental but right now you can book from $47.

Flexibility & Cancellation

Most car suppliers offer penalty-free cancellations, so you don’t have to worry about losing money if your plans change. To cancel your booking log into your account through the Trips portal. Click manage booking and cancel this car. If you needed to alter your booking, then you can create a new one once you have canceled.

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Car classes available from Expedia in 2023

The classes of vehicles available will change depending on your chosen location.