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Find the Lowest Car Rental Rates in Wellington

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Search and compare rental car prices in Wellington with VroomVroomVroom for great rates on quality vehicles. We work with a number of trusted car rental brands in New Zealand, and with a number of conveniently located depots, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to picking your next rental.

International travel into New Zealand from Australia is currently restricted due to COVID-19. If you have an existing booking that has been impacted by these restrictions, please contact us.​​

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Wellington

Vehicle Classes​​​​Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Fullsize, Van, SUV, Recreational , Wagon/Estate​
Number of Depots​8
Car Rental BrandsAerodrive, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz

Four-day Car Rental Rates in Wellington*

economy car
​​Economy Car
Starts at NZD $48.21/day​​​
compact car
Compact ​Car
Starts at NZD $48.31/day​​​​
SUV
Compact SUV

Starts at ​NZD $52.02/day​​
wagon
Premium Wagon/Estate

Starts at ​NZD $88.55/day​​​​​

​​*Last updated on January 15 , 2021 Prices displayed are the lowest per day rental rates available in response to a search by a New Zealand resident aged between 30-69 years. The rate is calculated based on the entire rental period of a pick up at 10am the next day and a drop off at 10am in five days. Rates and vehicle availability may change without notice. Use our price comparison tool to get current rates.

Wellington Airport Collection

Flying into Wellington and wanting to hit the road fast? Easy! Select an affordable rental from one of our nine partners servicing Wellington Airport​.

Top Rental Car Tips in Wellington

As New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington proves that size doesn’t matter with an eclectic mix of culture, natural beauty, and history. It is situated near the North Island’s southernmost point on the Cook Strait, an eight-hour drive south of Auckland, making it the perfect place to kick off an epic New Zealand road trip.

  1. Traffic can be busy in Wellington during peak times, so be sure to allow extra time to reach your destination, especially if needing to make a flight.
  2. If you’re visiting from overseas, remember that you are required to drive on the left-hand side of the road in New Zealand.
  3. If you need to park in Wellington’s CBD, the costs range from NZD $1.50 to NZD $4.50 per hour during the week depending on the time of day. Weekend parking is lowered to NZD $1.50 and NZD $2.50, and parking is free on public holidays.
  4. Make sure to refuel your rental before returning it; providers may charge extra refuelling fees depending on your rental agreement. To be safe, we recommend refueling within a 20km radius of your drop-off point so the gauge stays full.
  5. The speed limit on major highways between Wellington and other cities is typically 100km/h for cars.

Frequently Asked Questions for Wellington Car Hire

What is the cheapest car hire in Wellington?

The cheapest car hire in Wellington is an economy car which starts at NZD $48.21 per day for a four-day rental. ​Prices vary depending on vehicle type, time of year, and booking duration.​ For current rates in Wellington, use our price comparison tool​​​​​​​.

What is the highest-rated rental car in Wellington?

As per recent ratings​ by our customers, the highest-rated rental car in Wellington is a Toyota Rav4, Hyundai Tuscon, Nissan Xtrail, or similar.

Who is the highest-rated rental car provider in Wellington?

Avis​ is the highest-rated rental car provider in Wellington according to recent ratings by our customers.

How far is Wellington CBD from Wellington Airport?

It takes just under 20 minutes via State Highway 1 to drive from Wellington CBD to Wellington Airport​.

Is travel open between Australia and New Zealand?

Visit immigration.govt.nz for updates on New Zealand travel restrictions.​

Customer Reviews for Wellington Car Hire
Rating: 5 / 5 based on 134 reviews
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Jinu V.
    Date: 05 Aug 2020
    Feedback: Easy-as
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Stephen A.
    Date: 05 Jan 2020
    Feedback: No opportunity to add extra driver and excess insurance during booking process
    Rating: 3.5/5 indifferent
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Jemesa P.
    Date: 20 Jun 2019
    Feedback: Is it possible to use the Nissan Xtrail.
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Pete F.
    Date: 18 Mar 2019
    Feedback: Wow awesome - so quick and easy!
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Malcolm G.
    Date: 26 Feb 2018
    Feedback: Great so far!
    Rating: 5/5 happy