Wellington Car Hire

Wellington Car Hire

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Wellington car hire information

Pick-up location Wellington
Car types 4x4, Box truck, Commercial, Compact, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Mini, People carrier, Premium, Standard, Van
Hire locations 42
Airport locations 26
Popular agencies Hertz, Thrifty, Apex, Ace Rental Cars, EZI

Cheap Car Hire in Wellington

Economy £21/day
Compact £21/day
Intermediate £25/day
Standard £33/day
Full-size £16/day
4x4 £25/day
People carrier £50/day
Mini £104/day
Premium £44/day
Van £41/day
Box truck £23/day
Commercial £42/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Wellington acerentalcars
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 hertz
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Wellington apex
5 Adults, 3 Bags 4x4 car in Wellington thrifty
5 Adults, 5 Bags People carrier car in Wellington hertz
2 Adults, 2 Bags Mini car in Wellington moderentals
5 Adults, 5 Bags Premium car in Wellington hertz
5 Adults, 5 Bags Van car in Wellington thrifty
5 Adults, 2 Bags Box truck car in Wellington apex
5 Adults, 3 Bags Commercial car in Wellington hertz
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 24 hours.

Wellington car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 2
Enterprise
enterprise
9.6 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Wellington
Enterprise
Locations in Wellington
Stewart Duff Drive
+64 4380 8914
Rated no. 7
Avis
avis
8.1 Excellent (12 reviews)
3 locations in Wellington
Avis
Locations in Wellington
25 Dixon Street
+64 4801 8108
Ferry Terminal Building
+64 4801 8108
Terminal Building
+64 4802 1088
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
Thrifty
thrifty
3 locations in Wellington
Thrifty
Locations in Wellington
197 Wakefield St
+64 4385 0012
Aoka Quay
+64 4388 9696
Wellington Ap
+64 4388 9494
From £17/day
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
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 £10/day
Alamo
alamo
Cheapest deal
1 location in Wellington
Alamo
Locations in Wellington
Serviced By Enterprise
+64 4380 8914
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
EZI
ezi
1 location in Wellington
EZI
Locations in Wellington
Freight Drive
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
JUCY
jucy
1 location in Wellington
JUCY
Locations in Wellington
5 Ropa Lane
From £13/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
Serviced By Enterprise
+64 4380 8914
NU Car
nucar
1 location in Wellington
NU Car
Locations in Wellington
80 Kibirnie Crescent
+64 800 736 835
Scotties
scotties
1 location in Wellington
Scotties
Locations in Wellington
Rongotai Airport
0800-736825 - or 09-3033912

Car hire locations in Wellington

Good to know

Most popular agency Ace Rental Cars
Average price £18/day
Good deal £14/day

When to book a hire car in Wellington

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches
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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 £14 or less
  • Book your car hire in Wellington at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in Wellington are around 42% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Wellington

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

On average a hire car in Wellington costs £16 per day.

What is the cheapest hire car agency in Wellington?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest hire cars were found at Apex (£16/day), Ace Rental Cars (£21/day) and Thrifty (£25/day).

What is the best hire car agency in Wellington?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Wellington are Alamo (8.7, 42158 reviews), Thrifty (7.3, 18265 reviews), and Firefly (6.9, 1214 reviews).

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

Car hire companies onsite at Wellington Airport include Ace Rental Cars, Apex, Mode Car & Camper Rentals, AeroDrive and Alamo.

Which car hire 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 Ace Rental Cars, AeroDrive and Alamo.

What is the cheapest car hire location in Wellington?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Apex 186 Victoria St, Te Aro 6011 (1 miles from the city centre).

How can I find hire car agencies near me in Wellington?

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

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).