Do you need to rent a car in Nelson? There are hundreds of cars belonging to real people on Car Next Door. Whether you need a small car to collect a parcel, a 7 seater for a weekend away with mates, or even a large car to pick up relatives from the airport- Car Next Door has something for you. Our cars can be up to 50% less expensive than a traditional car rental company. In fact, the average price per hour for a rental car in Nelson is just $7.61 (plus fuel) with Car Next Door. It’s free to become a member, and because the keys are at the car, you can skip the rental counter!
International drivers are welcome to rent cars in Nelson. You just need to hold a full unrestricted driver licence from your home country, with a formal English translation if it is in another language.
Our pricing works slightly differently from traditional car rental companies. When you borrow a car with Car Next Door, you pay for both the time you have the car and the distance you drive, as well as your damage cover and booking fee.
Car Next Door trips are covered through Mobility Mutual - a member-owned mutual risk protection fund that’s specifically designed for our car-sharing community. Each time you borrow a car with Car Next Door you will be able to select the excess option which best suits your needs.
With Car Next Door you can access hundreds of cars parked on streets and in car parks all over Nelson. There’s probably one within a few minutes walk from your home!
No credit card? No problem. Once you’ve joined up as a free member to our community, you can hire a car without a credit card. We accept any Visa or Mastercard debit or credit card - just make sure it has the necessary funds available! Note that all members will be charged a $150 deposit on their first booking, which will be returned after the trip is completed.
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We partner with Ampol to make it simpler and easier for our members to access low-cost local cars.