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Wellington car hire information

Pick-up locationWellington
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Passenger van, People mover, Premium SUV, SUV, Standard SUV
Hire locations46
Airport locations29
Popular agenciesBudget, Ace Rental Cars, Mode Car & Camper Rentals, Europcar, EZI

Cheap car hire in Wellington

$14/dayEconomy
$24/dayCompact
$27/dayIntermediate
$20/dayFull-size
$28/daySUV
$52/dayPeople mover
$42/dayFull-size SUV
$53/dayPassenger van
$60/dayPremium SUV
$27/dayCompact SUV
$35/dayIntermediate SUV
$64/dayStandard SUV
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Wellington car hire reviews and directory

From $17/dayRated no. 1
AeroDrive
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Wellington
AeroDrive
Locations in Wellington
Stewart Duff Dr+64 9666 5113
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent11 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 $19/dayRated no. 2
Go Rentals
10 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Wellington
Go Rentals
Locations in Wellington
Wellington Airport
Wellington Downtown
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Recent reviews
From $49/dayRated no. 3
Enterprise
9.6 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Wellington
Enterprise
Locations in Wellington
Stewart Duff Drive+64 4 380 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
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Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent12 Aug. 2017
Ranjith P De SilvaPros: Ecellebt car very new only around 10k great company enterpriceCons: No reverse canera
From $1/dayRated no. 4
Hertz
9 Excellent (9 reviews)
3 locations in Wellington
Hertz
Locations in Wellington
38-44 Hania Street+64 4 384 3809
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Inter Island Ferry Terminal+64 4 384 3809
Monday13:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 18:30
Tuesday13:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 18:30
Wednesday13:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 18:30
Thursday13:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 18:30
Friday13:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 18:30
Saturday13:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 18:30
Sunday13:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 18:30
Wellington Apt+64 4 388 7070
Monday07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday07:00 - 20:00
Thursday07:00 - 20:00
Friday07:00 - 20:00
Saturday07:30 - 17:00
Sunday07:30 - 17:00
  • 9.3
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  • 8.4
  • 9.1
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent1 Apr. 2018
FlexiblePros: We liked that they were flexible about where to drop off.
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From $42/dayRated no. 5
Europcar
8.8 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Wellington
Europcar
Locations in Wellington
Interislander Ferry Terminal+64 4 473 0480
Terminal Building+64 4 380 6617
  • 8
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Recent reviews
From $44/dayRated no. 6
Budget
8.7 Excellent (4 reviews)
3 locations in Wellington
Budget
Locations in Wellington
25 Dixon St+64 4 802 4548
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
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 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday07:30 - 17:00
Sunday07:30 - 17:00
  • 9.5
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Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent21 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
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From $17/dayRated no. 7
Alamo
8.4 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Wellington
Alamo
Locations in Wellington
Stewart Duff Drive Rongotai+64 4 380 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
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Recent reviews
8.4 Excellent12 Jul. 2019
Pros: Easy drop off. Kind people.Cons: Better understanding on "intermediate" vs. "compact" car.
From $1/dayRated no. 8
Avis
Cheapest deal
8 Excellent (12 reviews)
3 locations in Wellington
Avis
Locations in Wellington
25 Dixon Street+64 4 801 8108
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
Ferry Terminal Building+64 4 801 8108
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
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Saturday13:45 - 14:15
Sunday13:45 - 14:15
Terminal Building+64 4 802 1088
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday07:30 - 17:00
Sunday07:30 - 17:00
  • 8.3
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  • 7.8
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  • 7.6
Recent reviews
6.8 Good1 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 Excellent17 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.
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From $26/dayRated no. 9
NU Car
2 Mediocre (1 review)
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
Saturday06:00 - 18:00
Sunday06:00 - 18:00
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Recent reviews
From $51/dayRated no. 10
Economy Rent a Car
2 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Wellington
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Wellington
3 Rex Street, Miramar, Wellington+64 9303 3912
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Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre6 Feb. 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
Sunnycars
Locations in Wellington
13 Jean Batten Street
290 Aotea Quay Wellington
38-44 Hania Street
500 Broadway, Strathmore Park
Stewart Duff Drive
Recent reviews
From $23/day
Ace Rental Cars
3 locations in Wellington
Ace Rental Cars
Locations in Wellington
38-44, Hania Street
75-79 Kent Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand+64 4 471 1176
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday07:30 - 17:00
Sunday07:30 - 17:00
Freight Drive
Recent reviews
From $23/day
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
Recent reviews
From $16/day
Bargain Car Rentals
2 locations in Wellington
Bargain Car Rentals
Locations in Wellington
45 Abel Smith St+64 800 566 701
Wellington Airport
Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
2 locations in Wellington
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Wellington
Interislander Ferry Terminal+64 4473 0480
Terminal Building+64 4380 6617
Recent reviews
From $32/day
Thrifty
2 locations in Wellington
Thrifty
Locations in Wellington
Wellington Ap+64 4 388 9494
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
Wellington Inter Island Ferry+64 4 388 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
EZI
Locations in Wellington
Freight Drive
Recent reviews
Firefly
1 location in Wellington
Firefly
Locations in Wellington
Wellington Apt+64 4388 7070
Monday06:00 - 18:00
00:00 - 01:00
Tuesday06:00 - 18:00
00:00 - 01:00
Wednesday06:00 - 18:00
00:00 - 01:00
Thursday06:00 - 18:00
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Friday06:00 - 18:00
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Saturday06:00 - 18:00
00:00 - 01:00
Sunday06:00 - 18:00
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Recent reviews
GO Rent A Car
1 location in Wellington
GO Rent A Car
Locations in Wellington
Wellington airport
Recent reviews
Go Rental Car Hire
1 location in Wellington
Go Rental Car Hire
Locations in Wellington
Wellington Airport
Recent reviews
From $16/day
JUCY
1 location in Wellington
JUCY
Locations in Wellington
5 Ropa Lane
Recent reviews
From $23/day
Mode Car & Camper Rentals
1 location in Wellington
Mode Car & Camper Rentals
Locations in Wellington
Stewart Duff Dr+64 4237 9970
Recent reviews
National
1 location in Wellington
National
Locations in Wellington
Stewart Duff Drive Rongotai+64 4 380 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
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
1 location in Wellington
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Wellington
25 Shelly Bay Road, Maupuia+64 4213 8938
Recent reviews
Scotties
1 location in Wellington
Scotties
Locations in Wellington
Rongotai Airport0800-736825 - or 09-3033912
Recent reviews
Sixt
1 location in Wellington
Sixt
Locations in Wellington
1 Freight Drive+64 4 666 0021
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
Recent reviews
32 travellers who hired a car in Wellington gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.2

Car hire locations in or near Wellington

Good to know

Most popular agency

Apex

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$31/day

Good deal

$24/day

When to book a car hire in Wellington

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for hiring 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 a car hire in Wellington for $24 or less
  • Book your car hire in Wellington at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Wellington are around 73% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate car hires in Wellington are around 39% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Wellington

  • Some car hire 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 Europcar, Thrifty and Alamo

  • On average a hire car in Wellington costs $31 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Mode Car & Camper Rentals ($19/day), Budget ($31/day) and Ace Rental Cars ($43/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Budget 25 Dixon St 6011 (1 kilometres from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Wellington is $7.98 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $96 and $128, depending on the car size.

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

  • Car hire companies onsite at Wellington airport include Apex, AeroDrive, Ace Rental Cars, Europcar, Thrifty, Alamo, Mode Car & Camper Rentals, Bargain Car Rentals, JUCY and Budget.

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

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

  • A Intermediate car hire in Wellington costs $24 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Wellington costs $28 per day, on average.

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

  • In Wellington, cars are most frequently hired at Avis 25 Dixon Street (1 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Wellington costs $220 per week ($31 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Wellington costs $945 per month ($31 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 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.

  • 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).