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Cheap car rentals in Wellington

$18/dayEconomy
$27/dayCompact
$23/dayIntermediate
$73/dayStandard
$29/dayFull-size
$34/daySUV
$85/dayMinivan
$42/dayFull-size SUV
$120/dayPremium
$31/dayPassenger Van
$89/dayPremium SUV
$25/dayStandard station wagon
$31/dayIntermediate SUV
$37/daySupplier Choice
$50/dayCompact SUV
$57/dayStandard SUV
$80/dayFull-size station wagon
$84/dayPremium station wagon
$98/dayIntermediate station wagon
$133/dayLuxury SUV
2 Adults, 2 Bags
turoEconomy car in Wellington
4 Adults, 2 Bags
turoCompact car in Wellington
5 Adults, 3 Bags
moderentalsIntermediate car in Wellington
5 Adults, 3 Bags
alamoStandard car in Wellington
5 Adults, 2 Bags
turoFull-size car in Wellington
2 Adults, 2 Bags
turoSUV car in Wellington
5 Adults, 5 Bags
fireflyMinivan car in Wellington
5 Adults, 2 Bags
turoFull-size SUV car in Wellington
5 Adults, 5 Bags
europcarPremium car in Wellington
5 Adults, 2 Bags
moderentalsPassenger Van car in Wellington
5 Adults, 5 Bags
hertzPremium SUV car in Wellington
5 Adults, 3 Bags
moderentalsStandard station wagon car in Wellington
5 Adults, 3 Bags
moderentalsIntermediate SUV car in Wellington
5 Adults, 5 Bags
gorentalsSupplier Choice car in Wellington
4 Adults, 2 Bags
gorentalsCompact SUV car in Wellington
5 Adults, 3 Bags
europcarStandard SUV car in Wellington
5 Adults, 2 Bags
europcarFull-size station wagon car in Wellington
5 Adults, 5 Bags
hertzPremium station wagon car in Wellington
5 Adults, 3 Bags
europcarIntermediate station wagon car in Wellington
5 Adults, 5 Bags
aerodriveLuxury SUV car in Wellington
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Wellington car rental reviews and directory

From $15/dayRated #1
AeroDrive
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Wellington
AeroDriveLocations in Wellington
Stewart Duff Dr+64 9666 5113
  • 10
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  • 10
Recent reviews
From $16/dayRated #2
Go Rentals
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Wellington
Go RentalsLocations in Wellington
Wellington Airport
  • 10
  • 10
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  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
From $39/dayRated #3
Enterprise
9.6 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Wellington
EnterpriseLocations in Wellington
Stewart Duff Drive+64 4380 8914
Monday07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday07:00 - 20:00
Thursday07:00 - 20:00
Friday07:00 - 20:00
Saturday07:00 - 20:00
Sunday07:00 - 20:00
  • 10
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  • 8
  • 10
Recent reviews
9.6 ExcellentAug 12 2017
Ranjith P De SilvaPros: Ecellebt car very new only around 10k great company enterpriceCons: No reverse canera
From $31/dayRated #4
Hertz
9 Excellent (9 reviews)
3 locations in Wellington
HertzLocations in Wellington
38-44 Hania Street+64 4384 3809
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Inter Island Ferry Terminal+64 4384 3809
Monday12:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 18:00
Tuesday12:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 18:00
Wednesday12:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 18:00
Thursday12:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 18:00
Friday12:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 18:00
Saturday12:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 18:00
Sunday12:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 18:00
Wellington Apt+64 4388 7070
Monday07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday07:00 - 22:30
Thursday07:00 - 22:30
Friday07:00 - 22:30
Saturday07:30 - 17:30
Sunday07:30 - 17:30
  • 9.3
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  • 8.8
  • 8.4
  • 9.1
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 1 2018
FlexiblePros: We liked that they were flexible about where to drop off.
From $47/dayRated #5
Europcar
8.8 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Wellington
EuropcarLocations in Wellington
Interislander Ferry Terminal+64 4473 0480
Terminal Building+64 4380 6617
  • 8
  • 10
  • 8
  • 8
  • 10
Recent reviews
From $34/dayRated #6
Budget
8.7 Excellent (4 reviews)
3 locations in Wellington
BudgetLocations in Wellington
25 Dixon St+64 4802 4548
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
Ferry Terminal Building
Monday17:15 - 17:45
Tuesday13:45 - 14:15
17:15 - 17:45
Wednesday13:45 - 14:15
17:15 - 17:45
Thursday13:45 - 14:15
17:15 - 17:45
Friday13:45 - 14:15
17:15 - 17:45
Saturday13:45 - 14:15
Sunday13:45 - 14:15
Stewart Duff Dr
Monday07:30 - 20:00
Tuesday07:30 - 20:00
Wednesday07:30 - 20:00
Thursday07:30 - 20:00
Friday07:30 - 20:00
Saturday07:30 - 17:30
Sunday07:30 - 19:00
  • 9.5
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  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8
Recent reviews
9.2 ExcellentNov 21 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 $16/dayRated #7
Alamo
8.4 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Wellington
AlamoLocations in Wellington
Stewart Duff Drive Rongotai+64 4380 8914
Monday07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday07:00 - 20:00
Thursday07:00 - 20:00
Friday07:00 - 20:00
Saturday07:00 - 20:00
Sunday07:00 - 20:00
  • 8
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Recent reviews
8.4 ExcellentJul 12 2019
Pros: Easy drop off. Kind people.Cons: Better understanding on "intermediate" vs. "compact" car.
From $1/dayRated #8
Avis
Cheapest deal
8 Excellent (12 reviews)
3 locations in Wellington
AvisLocations in Wellington
25 Dixon Street+64 4801 8108
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
Ferry Terminal Building+64 4801 8108
Monday13:45 - 14:15
17:15 - 17:45
Tuesday13:45 - 14:15
17:15 - 17:45
Wednesday13:45 - 14:15
17:15 - 17:45
Thursday13:45 - 14:15
17:15 - 17:45
Friday17:15 - 17:45
Saturday13:45 - 14:15
Sunday13:45 - 14:15
Terminal Building+64 4802 1088
Monday07:30 - 20:00
Tuesday07:30 - 20:00
Wednesday07:30 - 20:00
Thursday07:30 - 20:00
Friday07:30 - 20:00
Saturday07:30 - 19:00
Sunday07:30 - 17:30
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 7.8
  • 8
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
9.6 ExcellentJan 17 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.
From $20/dayRated #9
NU Car
2 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Wellington
NU CarLocations 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
Saturday06:00 - 18:00
Sunday06:00 - 18:00
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Recent reviews
Rated #10
Economy Rent a Car
2 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Wellington
Economy Rent a CarLocations in Wellington
3 Rex Street, Miramar, Wellington+64 9303 3912
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Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreFeb 6 2020
Cons: Was late for pickup, as you often are when flying. No shuttle to rental place, called and car was gone. Got a link to a sketchy online form for late arrival which I didn’t do. Went to competitor instead,’.
Sunnycars
5 locations in Wellington
SunnycarsLocations in Wellington
13 Jean Batten Street
290 Aotea Quay Wellington
38-44 Hania Street
500 Broadway, Strathmore Park
Stewart Duff Drive
Recent reviews
From $18/day
Ace Rental Cars
2 locations in Wellington
Ace Rental CarsLocations in Wellington
38-44, Hania Street
Freight Drive
Recent reviews
From $19/day
Apex
Most popular
2 locations in Wellington
ApexLocations in Wellington
186 Victoria St, Te Aro+64 4385 2163
363 Broadway, Mirimar+64 4388 6581
Recent reviews
Bargain Car Rentals
2 locations in Wellington
Bargain Car RentalsLocations in Wellington
45 Abel Smith St+64 800 566 701
Wellington Airport
Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
2 locations in Wellington
keddy by EuropcarLocations in Wellington
Interislander Ferry Terminal+64 4473 0480
Terminal Building+64 4380 6617
Recent reviews
From $45/day
Thrifty
2 locations in Wellington
ThriftyLocations in Wellington
Wellington Ap+64 4388 9494
Monday07:30 - 19:30
Tuesday07:30 - 19:30
Wednesday07:30 - 19:30
Thursday07:30 - 19:30
Friday07:30 - 19:30
Saturday07:30 - 19:30
Sunday07:30 - 19:30
Wellington Inter Island Ferry+64 4388 9696
Monday08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday08:30 - 16:30
Thursday08:30 - 16:30
Friday08:30 - 16:30
Recent reviews
From $25/day
EZI
1 location in Wellington
EZILocations in Wellington
Freight Drive
Recent reviews
From $43/day
Firefly
1 location in Wellington
FireflyLocations in Wellington
Wellington Apt+64 4388 7070
Monday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Friday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:00
Recent reviews
GO Rent A Car
1 location in Wellington
GO Rent A CarLocations in Wellington
Wellington airport
Recent reviews
Go Rental Car Hire
1 location in Wellington
Go Rental Car HireLocations in Wellington
Wellington Airport
Recent reviews
From $15/day
JUCY
1 location in Wellington
JUCY Locations in Wellington
5 Ropa Lane
Recent reviews
From $17/day
Mode Car & Camper Rentals
1 location in Wellington
Mode Car & Camper RentalsLocations in Wellington
Stewart Duff Dr+64 4237 9970
Recent reviews
National
1 location in Wellington
NationalLocations in Wellington
Stewart Duff Drive Rongotai+64 4380 8914
Monday07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday07:00 - 20:00
Thursday07:00 - 20:00
Friday07:00 - 20:00
Saturday07:00 - 20:00
Sunday07:00 - 20:00
Recent reviews
Scotties
1 location in Wellington
ScottiesLocations in Wellington
Rongotai Airport0800-736825 - or 09-3033912
Recent reviews
32 travelers who rented a car in Wellington gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.2

Good to know

Most popular agency

Apex

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$29/day

Good deal

$21/day

When to book a rental car in Wellington

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 $21 or less
  • Book your rental car in Wellington at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Wellington are around 31% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Wellington

  • Some car rental companies in Wellington which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Alamo and Avis

  • On average a rental car in Wellington costs $29 per day.

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

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Mode Car & Camper Rentals ($12/day), Firefly ($32/day) and Enterprise ($37/day).

  • Car rental companies onsite at Wellington airport include Apex, Ace Rental Cars, Hertz, AeroDrive, Alamo, Avis, Go Rentals, Budget, Europcar and Mode Car & Camper Rentals.

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

  • In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Mode Car & Camper Rentals Stewart Duff Dr 6022 (3 miles from city center).

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

  • A Economy car rental in Wellington costs $23 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Wellington costs $23 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Wellington costs $34 per day, on average.

  • In Wellington, cars are most frequently rented at Avis 25 Dixon Street (1 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Wellington costs $206 per week ($29 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Wellington costs $883 per month ($29 per day).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A liter of gas in Wellington costs approximately $2.20 NZD ($1.50 USD, which translates to about $6 USD per gallon). The closest gas 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.

  • 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).