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Wellington car rental information

Pick-up location Wellington
Car types 4x4, Box truck, Commercial, Compact, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Mini, People mover, Premium, Standard, Van
Rental locations 41
Airport locations 27
Popular agencies Europcar, Hertz, Apex, NU Car, AeroDrive

Cheap car rentals in Wellington

Economy $26/day
Compact $27/day
Intermediate $37/day
Standard $44/day
Full-size $30/day
4x4 $48/day
People mover $50/day
Mini $67/day
Premium $107/day
Van $95/day
Box truck $37/day
Commercial $80/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Wellington aerodrive
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Wellington acerentalcars
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Wellington acerentalcars
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Wellington bargaincar
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Wellington apex
5 Adults, 3 Bags 4x4 car in Wellington aerodrive
5 Adults, 5 Bags People mover car in Wellington economy
2 Adults, 2 Bags Mini car in Wellington moderentals
5 Adults, 5 Bags Premium car in Wellington hertz
4 Adults, 2 Bags Van car in Wellington hertz
5 Adults, 2 Bags Box truck car in Wellington apex
5 Adults, 5 Bags Commercial car in Wellington ezi
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 24 hours.

Wellington car hire reviews and directory

From $28/day
Rated no. 1
AeroDrive
aerodrive
Best rated
10.0 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Wellington
AeroDrive
Locations in Wellington
Stewart Duff Dr
+64 9666 5113
  • 10.0
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
11 Mar 2019
Pros: Easy pick up from the airport. good service staff. .Great car - better than expected!
Cons: Aerodrive were not notified of our request for car seats so we had to install them ourselves which took a while and was difficult with 2 kids running around. Also would have been nice if they were cleaned/vacuumed before we got them.
From $48/day
Rated no. 2
Hertz
hertz
10.0 Excellent (1 review)
3 locations in Wellington
Hertz
Locations in Wellington
38-44 Hania Street
+64 4384 3809
Monday07:30 - 18:00
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Inter Island Ferry Terminal
+64 4384 3809
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Wellington Apt
+64 4388 7070
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
1 Apr 2018
Flexible
Pros: We liked that they were flexible about where to drop off.
Rated no. 3
Enterprise
enterprise
9.6 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Wellington
Enterprise
Locations in Wellington
Stewart Duff Drive
+64 4380 8914
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From $1/day
Rated no. 5
Budget
budget
9.2 Excellent (1 review)
3 locations in Wellington
Budget
Locations in Wellington
186 Victoria Street
+64 4802 4548
Monday07:30 - 18:00
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Ferry Terminal Building
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Stewart Duff Dr
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Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent
21 Nov 2016
Saved the day.
Pros: They resolved my issues with the Auckland branch with no complaint and total understanding for my frustration.
Cons: Would have appreciated a discount on the rental against my initial quote, as originally I had planned to take an SUV for the same rate ended up taking a Toyota Corolla
From $32/day
Rated no. 7
Alamo
alamo
8.4 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Wellington
Alamo
Locations in Wellington
Stewart Duff Drive Rongotai
+64 4380 8914
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Recent reviews
8.4 Excellent
12 Jul 2019
Pros: Easy drop off. Kind people.
Cons: Better understanding on "intermediate" vs. "compact" car.
From $1/day
Rated no. 8
Avis
avis
Cheapest deal
8.2 Excellent (2 reviews)
3 locations in Wellington
Avis
Locations in Wellington
25 Dixon Street
+64 4801 8108
Monday07:30 - 18:00
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Ferry Terminal Building
+64 4801 8108
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Terminal Building
+64 4802 1088
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Recent reviews
6.8 Good
1 Feb 2019
Pros: Car was reliable and handled well.
Cons: Luggage capacity was not as described for the class. Had to drive with rear seats folded down, making it obvious we had luggage. Meant that it wasn't possible to sight see to and from the airport.
9.6 Excellent
17 Jan 2017
Pros: Trunk (boot) was too small with what we reserved. Would have been nice to know ahead of time, but it was a really easy change. Super nice employee helped us get into something bigger. Made it a very easy change.
Cons: Car size description was off. Car is smaller than we hoped it would be. Seemed expensive, but demand was high.
Sunnycars
sunnycars
5 locations in Wellington
Sunnycars
Locations in Wellington
13 Jean Batten Street
290 Aotea Quay Wellington
38-44 Hania Street
500 Broadway, Strathmore Park
Stewart Duff Drive
From $25/day
Apex
apex
Most popular
2 locations in Wellington
Apex
Locations in Wellington
186 Victoria St, Te Aro
+64 4385 2163
363 Broadway, Mirimar
+64 4388 6581
From $17/day
Bargain Car Rentals
bargaincar
2 locations in Wellington
Bargain Car Rentals
Locations in Wellington
45 Abel Smith St
+64 800 566 701
Wellington Airport
From $55/day
Europcar
europcar
2 locations in Wellington
Europcar
Locations in Wellington
Interislander Ferry Terminal
+64 4473 0480
Terminal Building
+64 4380 6617
keddy by Europcar
keddy
2 locations in Wellington
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Wellington
Interislander Ferry Terminal
+64 4473 0480
Terminal Building
+64 4380 6617
From $32/day
Thrifty
thrifty
2 locations in Wellington
Thrifty
Locations in Wellington
Wellington Ap
+64 4388 9494
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Wellington Inter Island Ferry
+64 4388 9696
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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AutoEurope
autoeurope
1 location in Wellington
AutoEurope
Locations in Wellington
Europcar
From $90/day
Economy Rent a Car
economy
1 location in Wellington
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Wellington
3 Rex Street, Miramar, Wellington
+64 9303 3912
From $47/day
EZI
ezi
1 location in Wellington
EZI
Locations in Wellington
Freight Drive
From $45/day
Firefly
firefly
1 location in Wellington
Firefly
Locations in Wellington
Wellington Apt
+64 4388 7070
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GO Rent A Car
gorent
1 location in Wellington
GO Rent A Car
Locations in Wellington
Wellington airport
From $51/day
JUCY
jucy
1 location in Wellington
JUCY
Locations in Wellington
5 Ropa Lane
From $23/day
Mode Car & Camper Rentals
moderentals
1 location in Wellington
Mode Car & Camper Rentals
Locations in Wellington
Stewart Duff Dr
+64 4237 9970
National
national
1 location in Wellington
National
Locations in Wellington
Stewart Duff Drive Rongotai
+64 4380 8914
Monday00:00 - 01:00
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From $35/day
NU Car
nucar
1 location in Wellington
NU Car
Locations in Wellington
76 Tauhinu Rd. ,Miramar
+64 800 736 835
Monday06:00 - 18:00
Tuesday06:00 - 18:00
Wednesday06:00 - 18:00
Thursday06:00 - 18:00
Friday06:00 - 18:00
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From $29/day
Scotties
scotties
1 location in Wellington
Scotties
Locations in Wellington
Rongotai Airport
0800-736825 - or 09-3033912
6 travellers who rented a car in Wellington gave the car agency they used an average rating of 9.0

Car rental locations in or near Wellington

Good to know

Most popular agency Apex
Most popular car type Intermediate
Average price $42/day
Good deal $30/day

When to book a rental car in Wellington

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Top tips for renting a car in Wellington

  • The capital of New Zealand is waiting to be explored and the easiest way to discover everything Wellington offers from north to south is by renting a car. Whether taking a trip to the coast or to the many attractions in the city center, with your own four wheels you are free to create your ideal travel itinerary and see what you want, when you want.
  • Wellington International Airport is situated in the south of the city, and with a car visitors can be in the center in less than twenty minutes. After landing, head to Level 0 close to the baggage claim area and rent a car directly from the onsite car agencies like Avis, Budget, or Enterprise.
  • Wellington has many narrow streets and squeezing through them can be a challenge at first, specifically because even very narrow roads are often divided to serve two directions. When passing through such a narrow road and there is an oncoming car, check if there is a spot on your side of the road to pull over and wait until the other car has passed. Despite the hilly nature of the city and no broad roads in most places, local drivers have a reputation of being polite and adhering to street regulations, so driving is mostly a pleasant experience. Keep in mind that you must drive on the left in New Zealand.
  • Wellington’s morning rush hour can begin as early as 5 am. Between then and 9 am, inbound traffic increases dramatically and waiting times can be up to 40 minutes, so leave well in advance when heading to the airport, for instance. Especially State Highway 1 can get congested during this time and during the evening rush hour from 6 to 8 pm.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Wellington for $30 or less
  • Book your rental car in Wellington at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Wellington are around 10% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate rental cars in Wellington are around 58% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Wellington

How much does it cost to hire a car in Wellington?

On average a hire car in Wellington costs $42 per day.

What is the most popular rental car in Wellington?

Intermediate (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Wellington.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Wellington?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at AeroDrive ($26/day), Ace Rental Cars ($27/day) and Apex ($30/day).

What is the best rental car company in Wellington?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Wellington are rentalcars.com (6.9, 1425 reviews), National (8.0, 878 reviews), and AeroDrive (10.0, 1 reviews).

Which car hire agencies are at the airport: Wellington airport (WLG)?

Car hire companies onsite at Wellington airport include Apex, AeroDrive, Alamo, Bargain Car Rentals, EZI, NU Car, Ace Rental Cars, Europcar, Budget and Hertz.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Wellington airport (WLG)?

Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Wellington airport to off-airport locations include AeroDrive, Alamo, EZI, NU Car, Ace Rental Cars, Europcar, Budget, Hertz, Go Rentals and Thrifty.

What is the cheapest car hire location in Wellington?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at AeroDrive Stewart Duff Dr 6022 (6 kilometres from the city centre).

How can I find car rentals near me in Wellington?

Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

How much does a Intermediate car rental cost in Wellington?

A Intermediate car rental in Wellington costs $45 per day, on average.

How much does a Compact car rental cost in Wellington?

A Compact car rental in Wellington costs $31 per day, on average.

What is the most popular rental car location in Wellington?

In Wellington, cars are most frequently hired at Ace Rental Cars Freight Drive (5.61 km from city centre ).

How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Wellington?

On average a rental car in Wellington costs $295 per week ($42 per day).

How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Wellington?

On average a rental car in Wellington costs $1,263 per month ($42 per day).

What type of car is recommended for driving in Wellington?

With the many narrow lanes and hilly avenues of Wellington, renting a compact car is definitely a good choice, as navigating the city’s streets becomes considerably easier -- as does finding a suitable spot. If planning to leave the city and explore the surrounding nature, a 4-wheel-drive car should also be considered.

What's the speed limit in Wellington?

Bear in mind that speed limits are posted in kilometers per hour in Wellington rather than miles per hour. The speed limit in residential areas is 50 km/h (31 mph), but there are many areas where it is lowered to 30 km/h (18 mph). Rural roads usually allow up to 80 km/h (50 mph) and 110 km/h (68 mph) is permitted on freeways.

How are gas prices in Wellington?

A liter of petrol in Wellington costs approximately $2.20 NZD ($1.50 USD, which translates to about $6 USD per gallon). The closest petrol station to the airport is situated alongside the State Highway 1 and is about 8 minutes away, so drivers can refuel the car here before handing it back at the airport.

Where are the best places to park in Wellington?

Meters must be used for on-street parking from Monday through Sunday, but time restrictions vary so check the designated sign. There is also the option of parking in the many parking lots dotted around the city, such as the Civic Square on Harris Street or Clifton Car Park on The Terrace, both of which cost about $4.50 NZD per hour ($3 USD).

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