Wellington Car Rentals

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Wellington Car Rental Information

Pick-up Location Wellington
Car Types Box truck, Commercial, Compact, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Mini, Minivan, Premium, SUV, Standard, Van
Rental Locations 41
Airport Locations 26
Popular Agencies Europcar, Hertz, Mode Car & Camper Rentals, Ace, Ace Rental Cars

Cheap Car Rentals in Wellington

Economy $12/day
Compact $15/day
Intermediate $23/day
Standard $19/day
Full-size $20/day
SUV $24/day
Minivan $68/day
Mini $38/day
Premium $48/day
Van $56/day
Commercial $42/day
Box truck $53/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Wellington ace
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Wellington gorentals
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Wellington ezi
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Wellington ace
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Wellington ace
5 Adults, 3 Bags SUV car in Wellington gorentals
5 Adults, 5 Bags Minivan car in Wellington hertz
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 Commercial car in Wellington europcar
5 Adults, 5 Bags Box truck car in Wellington europcar
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 24 hours.

Wellington car rental reviews and directory

From $36/day
Rated #1
Enterprise
enterprise
Best Rated
9.6 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Wellington
Enterprise
Locations in Wellington
Stewart Duff Drive
+64 4380 8914
From $1/day
Rated #3
Hertz
hertz
Cheapest deal
Most popular
9.3 Excellent (13 reviews)
3 locations in Wellington
From $20/day
Rated #5
Alamo
alamo
8.4 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Wellington
Alamo
Locations in Wellington
Stewart Duff Drive Rongotai
+64 4380 8914
Sunnycars
sunnycars
4 locations in Wellington
Sunnycars
Locations in Wellington
290 Aotea Quay Wellington
38-44 Hania Street
500 Broadway, Strathmore Park
Stewart Duff Drive
From $43/day
Thrifty
thrifty
3 locations in Wellington
Thrifty
Locations in Wellington
197 Wakefield St
+64 4385 0012
Wellington Ap
+64 4388 9494
Wellington Inter Island Ferry
+64 4388 9696
Apex
apex
2 locations in Wellington
Apex
Locations in Wellington
186 Victoria St, Te Aro
+64 4385 2163
363 Broadway, Mirimar
+64 4388 6581
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 $31/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 $15/day
Ace Rental Cars
acerentalcars
1 location in Wellington
Ace Rental Cars
Locations in Wellington
Freight Drive
From $15/day
AeroDrive
aerodrive
1 location in Wellington
AeroDrive
Locations in Wellington
Stewart Duff Dr
+64 9666 5113
AutoEurope
autoeurope
1 location in Wellington
AutoEurope
Locations in Wellington
Europcar
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 $19/day
EZI
ezi
1 location in Wellington
EZI
Locations in Wellington
Freight Drive
From $39/day
Firefly
firefly
1 location in Wellington
Firefly
Locations in Wellington
Wellington Apt
+64 4388 7070
GO Rent A Car
gorent
1 location in Wellington
GO Rent A Car
Locations in Wellington
Wellington airport
From $14/day
JUCY
jucy
1 location in Wellington
JUCY
Locations in Wellington
5 Ropa Lane
From $14/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
From $21/day
NU Car
nucar
1 location in Wellington
NU Car
Locations in Wellington
76 Tauhinu Rd. ,Miramar
+64 800 736 835
Scotties
scotties
1 location in Wellington
Scotties
Locations in Wellington
Rongotai Airport
0800-736825 - or 09-3033912

Car Rental Locations in Wellington

Good to Know

Most Popular Agency Hertz
Most Popular Car Type Economy
Average price $31/day
Good deal $19/day

When to Book a Rental Car in Wellington

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches
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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 $19 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 40% more expensive than airport locations on average

FAQs About Renting a Car in Wellington

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

On average a rental car in Wellington costs $34 per day.

What is the most popular rental car in Wellington?

Economy (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 Go Rentals ($15/day), EZI ($23/day) and Ace Rental Cars ($36/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 Thrifty (7.3, 19245 reviews), Firefly (6.9, 1238 reviews), and National (8.0, 878 reviews).

Which car rental companies are at the airport: Wellington Airport (WLG)?

Car rental companies onsite at Wellington Airport include Hertz, AeroDrive, JUCY, Ace Rental Cars, Avis, Alamo, Go Rentals, EZI, Budget and Europcar.

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

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

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 Economy car rental cost in Wellington?

A Economy car rental in Wellington costs $30 per day, on average.

How much does a Intermediate car rental cost in Wellington?

A Intermediate car rental in Wellington costs $29 per day, on average.

How much does a Compact car rental cost in Wellington?

A Compact car rental in Wellington costs $42 per day, on average.

What is the most popular rental car location in Wellington?

In Wellington, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz Wellington Apt (3.45 miles from city center).

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

On average a rental car in Wellington costs $239 per week ($34 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 $1026 per month ($34 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 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.

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).