|Car types||Compact, Compact SUV, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, People carrier, Premium SUV, SUV, Standard SUV|
|Popular agencies||Budget, Europcar, keddy by Europcar, EZI, Ace Rental Cars|
Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Wellington car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Wellington.
Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Wellington car rental.
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 Thrifty, Europcar and Budget
On average a hire car in Wellington costs £20 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Mode Car & Camper Rentals (£25/day), Bargain Car Rentals (£32/day) and keddy by Europcar (£32/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Budget Stewart Duff Dr 6022 (4 miles from the city centre).
The average price of fuel in Wellington is £4.87 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £58 and £78, depending on the car size.
Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Wellington.
Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Wellington airport to off-airport locations include Ace Rental Cars, AeroDrive, Thrifty, Europcar, Budget, Hertz, JUCY, Alamo and Go Rentals.
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
A Economy car hire in Wellington costs £23 per day, on average.
A Standard car hire in Wellington costs £20 per day, on average.
A Compact car hire in Wellington costs £22 per day, on average.
In Wellington, cars are most frequently hired at Apex 186 Victoria St, Te Aro (1 miles from city centre).
On average hiring a car in Wellington costs £143 per week (£20 per day).
On average a car hire in Wellington costs £614 per month (£20 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).