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Pick-up locationWellington
Rental locations45
Airport locations29

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Rated #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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Rated #2
Go Rentals
10 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Wellington
Go Rentals
Locations in Wellington
Wellington Airport
Wellington Downtown
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  • 10
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Rated #3
Enterprise
9.6 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Wellington
Enterprise
Locations 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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Rated #4
Hertz
9 Excellent (9 reviews)
3 locations in Wellington
Hertz
Locations 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
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Inter Island Ferry Terminal+64 4384 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 4388 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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  • 8.8
  • 8.4
  • 9.1
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Rated #5
Europcar
8.8 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Wellington
Europcar
Locations in Wellington
Interislander Ferry Terminal+64 4473 0480
Terminal Building+64 4380 6617
  • 8
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Rated #6
Budget
8.7 Excellent (4 reviews)
3 locations in Wellington
Budget
Locations in Wellington
25 Dixon St+64 4802 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
  • 9
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8
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Rated #7
Alamo
8.4 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Wellington
Alamo
Locations 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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Rated #8
Avis
8 Excellent (12 reviews)
3 locations in Wellington
Avis
Locations in Wellington
25 Dixon Street+64 4801 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 4801 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
17:15 - 17:45
Saturday13:45 - 14:15
Sunday13:45 - 14:15
Terminal Building+64 4802 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
  • 8.3
  • 7.8
  • 8
  • 7.6
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Rated #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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Rated #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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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 C$ 26/day
Ace Rental Cars
Cheapest deal
2 locations in Wellington
Ace Rental Cars
Locations in Wellington
38-44, Hania Street
Freight Drive
Recent reviews
From C$ 33/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
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
Thrifty
2 locations in Wellington
Thrifty
Locations in Wellington
Wellington Ap+64 4388 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 4388 9696
Monday08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday08:30 - 16:30
Thursday08:30 - 16:30
Friday08:30 - 16:30
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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
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Wednesday06:00 - 18:00
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Thursday06:00 - 18:00
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Friday06:00 - 18:00
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Saturday06:00 - 18:00
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Sunday06:00 - 18:00
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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
JUCY
1 location in Wellington
JUCY
Locations in Wellington
5 Ropa Lane
Recent reviews
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 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
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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
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Sixt
1 location in Wellington
Sixt
Locations in Wellington
68 Kingsford Smith Street+64 273 016 479
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:30
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32 travellers who rented a car in Wellington gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.2

Car rental locations in or near Wellington

Good to know

Most popular agency

Apex

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

C$ 38/day

Good deal

C$ 31/day

When to book a rental car in Wellington

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

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 C$ 31 or less
  • Book your rental car in Wellington at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Wellington are around 42% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Wellington

  • On average a rental car in Wellington costs C$ 38 per day.

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

  • Car rental companies onsite at Wellington airport include Apex and Ace Rental Cars.

  • The only car rental company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Wellington airport to off-airport locations is Ace Rental Cars.

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

  • A Compact car rental in Wellington costs C$ 25 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Wellington costs C$ 54 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car rental in Wellington costs C$ 43 per day, on average.

  • In Wellington, cars are most frequently rented at Thrifty Wellington Ap (5 km from city centre ).

  • On average a rental car in Wellington costs C$ 267 per week (C$ 38 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Wellington costs C$ 1,143 per month (C$ 38 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).