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Cheap car rentals at Wellington airport

EconomyC$ 14/day
CompactC$ 21/day
IntermediateC$ 26/day
SUVC$ 21/day
MinivanC$ 85/day
Full-size SUVC$ 43/day
Passenger VanC$ 96/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 30/day
Standard SUVC$ 41/day
Compact SUVC$ 43/day
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Top tips for renting a car at Wellington airport

  • Wellington Airport car rentals offer several benefits compared to public transportation services. Firstly, it allows you to explore the city and its environs at your own pace and access remote areas that are beyond reach by public transportation. In addition, renting a car provides the convenience of having a means of travel immediately upon arrival without reliance on public transportation schedules or travel routes. Renting a car also provides a large storage space for luggage as well as the comfort of secure storage during travel.
  • It is occasionally challenging to access car rentals at Wellington Airport (WLG) during peak hours or peak travel periods. Peak tourist seasons like December to February lead to a rise in demand for rental cars, hence limiting their availability at the airport. It is advisable to make a reservation in advance to increase your chances of securing a car rental during these times. Additionally, most car agencies have normal operating hours between 7:00 am to 10:00 pm, therefore accessing car rental services outside these hours may be difficult.
  • The process for returning car rentals at Wellington Airport varies depending on the car rental agency. However, you should follow the signs directing you to the car rental return area on arrival at the airport. The car rental agencies each have a designated parking bay. Therefore, you should look for specific signs and directions to your rental car company to park at their exact location. To return a rental car hired from Budget or Avis agencies, you drive along the lane on the right side of Stewart Duff Drive.
  • Multiple provide accessible car rentals at Wellington Airport. Hertz provides rental cars equipped with hand controls and steering wheel spinner knobs. Avis provides rental cars with transfer boards to allow easy movement from the wheelchair to the vehicle. Their fleets also include vehicles with spinner knobs and swivel seats for flexibility with minimum effort. Enterprise offers car rentals with a variety of adaptive driving devices, such as hand controls, spinner knobs, and pedal extenders, at no additional cost.
  • Book your rental car at Wellington airport at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car at Wellington airport

  • Where are the car rental companies situated at Wellington Airport?

    Wellington Airport offers on-site car rental services from different rental agencies. The car rental counters are located on the Ground Level, next to the domestic baggage claim. Avis and Budget car rental counters are on the ground floor close to baggage claim, and their cars are located on-site close to the terminal. The Enterprise car rental counter is at the arrivals hall of the airport terminal. Hertz car rental offices are along Stewart Duff Drive and are accessible via shuttle services from the airport.

  • What type of documentation is required to rent a car at Wellington Airport?

    The minimum driver age for renting a car is 21 years. Most car rental agencies at Wellington Airport require the driver to have a valid driving license appropriate for the vehicle class rented, as well as an International Driving Permit (IDP) or an official translation of the document. Most car rental agencies require you to present a physical credit or debit card during payment, and the name on the debit card should match the name on the driver’s license presented.

  • What are some of the eco-friendly car rentals at Wellington Airport?

    Travelers that wish to hire an eco-friendly car rental at Wellington Airport have several options to choose from. Europcar and Hertz are the main providers of compact or intermediate eco-friendly rental vehicles at the airport. Europcar car rental agency primarily offers battery powered electric vehicles at the airport. Hertz car rental agency mainly offers fuel-efficient hybrid car rentals from their Hertz Green Collection vehicles.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company at Wellington airport?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Yesaway (C$ 34/day), Sixt (C$ 43/day) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (C$ 61/day).

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Wellington airport?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Wellington airport to off-airport locations include Ace Rental Cars, AeroDrive, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Economy Rent a Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Europcar, EZI, and Firefly.

Wellington Airport car rental reviews and directory

Avis

10.0

Wonderful

5 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.6

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Terminal Building

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
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6.8 Okay

Feb. 2019

KAYAK

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.

1 out of 1

Budget

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

10.0

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Stewart Duff Dr

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Feb. 2023

KAYAK
The que for pickup was very long and very slow. Computer dropped out 5 times I was told but staff were tops all the same

1 out of 1

Dollar

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.3

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Stewart Duff Dr, Miramar

+64 800 243 789

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:30 - 21:30
Sunday07:30 - 21:30
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10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2023

KAYAK
Loved the pick up location, car provided and drop off location.

1 out of 1

Yesaway

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

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146 Hobart Street, Miramar

+64 800 800 338

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
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Apex

9.3

Wonderful

3 reviews

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

8.6

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363 Broadway, Mirimar

+64 4388 6581

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct. 2023

KAYAK
Very happy with the overall service and experience. Only problem was car sat nav needs updating as did not recognise new interchange on Transmission Gully Motorway and sent me the wrong way.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2023

KAYAK
It was an easy, hassle-free experience. Great location next to Wellington Airport. It was more expensive than I would have liked.

1 out of 1

Hertz

9.0

Wonderful

6 reviews

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

9.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.5

Value for money

9.5

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Stewart Duff Dr, Miramar

+64 4 388 7070

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:30 - 21:30
Sunday07:30 - 21:30
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10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2024

KAYAK
Now my favorite rental company (just had a terrible service with the competition next to it)

10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

We liked that they were flexible about where to drop off.

1 out of 1

Thrifty

8.0

Very good

2 reviews

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

8.0

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Stewart Duff Dr, Miramar

+64 800 737 070

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:30 - 21:30
Sunday07:30 - 21:30
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Wellington Ap

+64 4 388 9494

Monday07:30 - 21:30
Tuesday07:30 - 21:30
Wednesday07:30 - 21:30
Thursday07:30 - 21:30
Friday07:30 - 21:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
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4.0 Mediocre

Mar. 2024

KAYAK
Car was fine, but we were very disappointed that the car didn’t come with some type of navigation system, every other car we have hired in the past 5 years all have come with one.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2023

KAYAK
Maybe discount next time:)

1 out of 1

Alamo

8.0

Very good

5 reviews

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

8.0

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Stewart Duff Drive Rongotai

+64 4 380 8914

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
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8.4 Very good

Jul. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy drop off. Kind people.

Cons:

Better understanding on "intermediate" vs. "compact" car.

2.0 Poor

May 2023

KAYAK
Arrived to pick up my car expecting to get the Corolla that I had booked, Then I got told that my car was not available, So I asked what car am I getting and he said it’s gonna be a Toyota HiLux which I had never driven, when I went to the car I saw it was not what I wanted at all and thought how am I going to drive this? I then went back and asked the guy to change the car for something smaller and he said it was the HiLux or an 8 seater Pajero, So I said ok I’ll take the Pajero, which was no Corolla. The whole time I had the truck I was not happy and had trouble parking the thing, I was not happy with the truck considering I didn’t want it at all, I would not recommend

10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2023

KAYAK
Exceptional modern vehicle and exceptional service (with a smile). Couldn't have asked for more.

1 out of 1

Europcar

6.4

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

7.2

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Terminal Building

+64 4 380 6617

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10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2023

KAYAK
Great car good for long distance travel. Very clean. Very good staff.

2.0 Poor

Feb. 2023

KAYAK
We got a flat tyre and there was no spare. Could not use the car for 2 days. Impossible to find out how much they charge for replacing tyre (tyre was irreparable). Spent hours on the phone only to be told they could not tell me how much it would cost, so I had to replace tyre myself. Very frustrating.

2.0 Poor

Jan. 2023

KAYAK
Well your fee did not include the one way drop off fee etc so it was double what was quoted. Then we ended up not needing the car 20 minutes later and they charged us for the entire car

8.0 Very good

May 2022

KAYAK
In hindsight, I would have hired a bigger car than a Swift. It was a wee uncomfortable as every bump on the road was felt. I'm not sure whether because the car was too small or because the tyres were an inch thick. I prefer the regular standard tyres which can absorb the bumps and have a comfortable ride instead of slick-looking tyres with a bumpy uncomfortable ride.

1 out of 2

Ace Rental Cars

6.0

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

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Freight Drive

+64 4 471 1176

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
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2.0 Poor

Feb. 2024

KAYAK
As a 1st time user with Ace left me disappointed 😞 from time of making the booking through to picking up vehicle which had the window screen replaced the day of pickup with tape on the window to be told "keep it there for an hour then you can pull it off" most disconcerting to having to drive away and lucky no rain to have to use the windscreen wipers!!! Also asked for some compensation but didn't get any

10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2022

KAYAK
Easy from booking to collecting car and dropping off again. Friendly staff at the collection point. Thank you.

1 out of 1

Bargain Rental Cars

6.0

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

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Wellington Airport - 17a Shelly Bay Road, Miramar, Wellington

+64 21 688 814

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
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6.0 Okay

Aug. 2022

KAYAK
Radio did not work and was travelong

1 out of 1

Mode Car & Camper Rentals

6.0

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.5

Value for money

5.5

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Stewart Duff Dr

+64 4237 9970

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2024

KAYAK
Less emails after booking as different Web names was Confusing to a senior Staff service very good

2.0 Poor

Feb. 2024

KAYAK
Unimpressive Broken usb connection in car so I couldn’t charge phone Average customer service No warning about bond hold of $1200 or $600 until I arrived to collect car, and the extra fee applied Not cheap, incredibly over priced Inflexible Rude lady waving and demanding when I returned vehicle Would not deal with the company again, terrible experience

10.0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
The staff are amazing and so friendly went above and beyond

2.0 Poor

May 2023

KAYAK
Bond (pre-authorised) & Liability Limit very very high about Nz3k and they charged me Wellington to Auckland Relocation Fee about Nz 240.00 that car rental didn't.

1 out of 2

Sixt

5.5

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

7.0

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1 Freight Drive

+64 4 555 0523

Monday07:30 - 21:30
Tuesday07:30 - 21:30
Wednesday07:30 - 21:30
Thursday07:30 - 21:30
Friday07:30 - 21:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

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2.0 Poor

Jul. 2022

KAYAK
Had to cancel due to COVID, took three days hire as a deposit, at 3 weeks notice. It was part of their condition (buried in the fine print)….

8.0 Very good

May 2023

KAYAK
Were helpful and efficient,

2.0 Poor

May 2023

KAYAK
Not allowed to pick up due to restricted license. Have to book with another car rental company. Charged 3-days for no services at all.

Economy Rent a Car

2.0

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

One location in Wellington Airport

Locations in Wellington Airport

3 Rex Street, Miramar, Wellington

+64 9 303 3912

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2.0 Poor

Feb. 2020

KAYAK

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,’.

EZU Car Rental

10.0

Wonderful

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Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Wellington Airport

Locations in Wellington Airport

Stewart Duff Drive, Rongotai, Wellington 6244

+64 210 833 0996

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JUCY

8.2

Very good

No reviews available

2 locations in Wellington Airport

Locations in Wellington Airport

13, Jean Batten Street

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5 Ropa Lane

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Firefly

8.2

Very good

No reviews available

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Wellington Apt

+64 4388 7070

Monday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Thursday00:00 - 01:0006:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 01:0006:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Sunday00:00 - 01:0006:00 - 23:59

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keddy by Europcar

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

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Locations in Wellington Airport

Terminal Building

+64 4380 6617

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

2 locations in Wellington Airport

Locations in Wellington Airport

25 Shelly Bay Road, Maupuia

+64 4213 8938

Monday00:00 - 01:00
Tuesday00:00 - 01:00
Wednesday00:00 - 01:00
Thursday00:00 - 01:00
Friday00:00 - 01:00
Saturday00:00 - 01:00
Sunday00:00 - 01:00

Terminal Building

+64 4 380 6617

Monday07:30 - 21:30
Tuesday07:30 - 21:30
Wednesday07:30 - 21:30
Thursday07:30 - 21:30
Friday07:30 - 21:30
Saturday07:30 - 21:30
Sunday07:30 - 21:30

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Bargain Car Rentals

8.2

Very good

No reviews available

One location in Wellington Airport

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Wellington Airport

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

2 locations in Wellington Airport

Locations in Wellington Airport

500 Broadway, Strathmore Park

Opening times not available

Stewart Duff Drive

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AeroDrive

No score available yet

One location in Wellington Airport

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Stewart Duff Dr

+64 9666 5113

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2019

KAYAK

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.

Autorent Car Rental

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One location in Wellington Airport

Locations in Wellington Airport

Wellington Airport WLG

+64 4 471 1176

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

No score available yet

One location in Wellington Airport

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Stewart Duff Drive

+64 4 380 8914

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

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EZI

No score available yet

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Freight Drive

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GO Rent A Car

No score available yet

One location in Wellington Airport

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Wellington airport

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Go Rental Car Hire

No score available yet

One location in Wellington Airport

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Wellington Airport

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Go Rentals

No score available yet

One location in Wellington Airport

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Wellington Airport

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Moto Car Rental

No score available yet

One location in Wellington Airport

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Rental Car Kiosk, Terminal Building Stewart Duff Drive, Rongotai Wellington Airport, Wellington 6022

+64 800 656 564

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National

No score available yet

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Stewart Duff Drive Rongotai

+64 4 380 8914

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

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NU Car

No score available yet

One location in Wellington Airport

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76 Tauhinu Rd. ,Miramar

+64 800 736 835

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59

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Scotties

No score available yet

One location in Wellington Airport

Locations in Wellington Airport

Rongotai Airport

0800-736825 - or 09-3033912

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Shouqi

No score available yet

One location in Wellington Airport

Locations in Wellington Airport

Terminal Building

+86 10 6064 1387

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42 travellers who rented a car in Wellington Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

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