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Car rental rates in Wellington / Te Whanganui a Tara

Set at the southern tip of the North Island, Wellington / Te Whanganui a Tara is the capital of New Zealand, and one of the most popular destinations in the country. A beautiful harbour-side city, Wellington is known for its museums, galleries, tremendous food scene, and its icy winds. Wellington lies two and a half hours by car from Wanganui and a six-hour drive from Tauranga.


Getting on the road in Wellington is easy with VroomVroomVroom. By using our easy to use search to find a competitive car hire rate from our selection of well respected car hire provider, you can book your car in as little as a couple of minutes.

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SpecialBudget

From NZD $44/day

for 31 May - 05 Jun 2024
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Economy CarThrifty

From NZD $48/day

for 31 May - 03 Jun 2024
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Compact CarApex

From NZD $49/day

for 31 May - 05 Jun 2024
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Intermediate CarApex

From NZD $50/day

for 31 May - 05 Jun 2024
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Compact SUVEuropcar

From NZD $51/day

for 31 May - 05 Jun 2024
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Standard SUVEuropcar

From NZD $54/day

for 02 Jun - 07 Jun 2024

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Rental rate prices displayed are NZD and were available in response to a search at 12:01 am on May 28, 2024 by an Australian resident aged between 30 and 69 years old, for the specified travel dates, with a pickup and return time of 10:00 am. Rates and vehicle availability may change without notice. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates. Rates include all mandatory fees for the rental and exclude credit card surcharges and extras.

Rates are in NZD and were last updated on 28 May, 2024

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  • 17 May 2024

    Fine

    brad y.
    Booked: Toyota Corolla or similar
    Wellington Downtown
    Toyota Corolla or similar
  • 25 Mar 2024

    Great to have comparisons and very easy to book. No fuss,

    ana p.
    Booked: Toyota Rav4 4w.d. or similar
    Wellington City
    Toyota Rav4 4w.d. or similar
  • 07 Jan 2024

    Good options and prices were competitive

    isabel s.
    Booked: Mitsubishi ASX or similar
    Wellington City
    Mitsubishi ASX or similar
  • 13 Dec 2023

    Great

    minh diep d.
    Booked: Toyota Corolla or similar
    Wellington Downtown
    Toyota Corolla or similar
  • 05 Dec 2023

    It's ezy and clear.

    chamaka k.
    Booked: Mitsubishi ASX or similar
    Wellington City
    Mitsubishi ASX or similar
  • 19 Nov 2023

    Very easy

    umesh kumar p.
    Booked: Mitsubishi ASX or similar
    Wellington City
    Mitsubishi ASX or similar
  • 21 May 2024

    Easy and friendly service

    melanie p.
    Booked: Mitsubishi ASX or similar
    Christchurch Airport
    Mitsubishi ASX or similar
  • 13 Apr 2024

    Excellent comparison site. Easy to navigate and book

    ronald m.
    Booked: Mitsubishi ASX or similar
    Christchurch Airport
    Mitsubishi ASX or similar
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Quick facts on hiring a car in Wellington

🚗 Vehicle typesCar, Commercial Van/Truck, Passenger Van, SUV, Sport and Ute.
🔑 No. of depotsSeven car rental depots in Wellington.
✅ Rental brandsApex, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty.

Car models commonly available in Wellington

Popular rental car models in Wellington last month

  • % of Bookings
    Price range last month
  • 1

    33%

    39
    100
    Toyota Corolla Hatch

    Toyota Corolla HatchCompact Car

    5

    5

    1 large, 3 small

    Rent with

    Apex, Budget, Dollar, Thrifty

  • 2

    18%

    40
    93
    Mitsubishi ASX

    Mitsubishi ASXCompact SUV

    5

    5

    1 small

    Rent with

    Budget, Apex, Thrifty, Avis, Hertz

  • 3

    14%

    28
    54
    Mystery Car

    Mystery CarSpecial

    4

    4

    2 small

    Rent with

    Budget

  • 4

    10%

    54
    145
    Nissan X-Trail

    Nissan X-TrailIntermediate SUV

    5

    5

    2 small

    Rent with

    Budget, Thrifty, Hertz, Dollar

  • 5

    6%

    54
    114
    Kia Niro Hybrid

    Kia Niro HybridCompact SUV

    5

    4

    1 large, 1 small

    Rent with

    Thrifty

Ford vehicles for hire in Wellington

  • Ford Ranger

    Ford Ranger

    5

    4

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

Hyundai vehicles for hire in Wellington

  • Hyundai Elantra

    Hyundai Elantra

    5

    4

    3 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget

    Hyundai iMax

    Hyundai iMax

    8

    5

    2 small

    Providers

    Budget

  • Hyundai Imax

    Hyundai Imax

    8

    5

    3 large, 4 small

    Providers

    Apex

    Hyundai Kona Electric

    Hyundai Kona ElectricElectric

    5

    4

    3 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget

  • Hyundai Santa Fe

    Hyundai Santa Fe

    5

    5

    6 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget

    Hyundai Staria

    Hyundai Staria

    8

    5

    6 small

    Providers

    Avis

Kia vehicles for hire in Wellington

  • Kia Carnival or Hyunda Imax or Toyota Previa

    Kia Carnival or Hyunda Imax or Toyota Previa

    8

    5

    2 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

    Kia Niro Hybrid

    Kia Niro HybridHybrid

    5

    4

    1 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

Mitsubishi vehicles for hire in Wellington

  • Mitsubishi ASX

    Mitsubishi ASX

    5

    5

    3 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Hertz, Apex

    Mitsubishi Outlander

    Mitsubishi Outlander

    5

    5

    5 small

    Providers

    Avis, Thrifty, Hertz

Nissan vehicles for hire in Wellington

  • Nissan X-Trail

    Nissan X-Trail

    5

    5

    2 small

    Providers

    Budget, Thrifty, Hertz

Skoda vehicles for hire in Wellington

  • Skoda Kodiaq

    Skoda Kodiaq

    7

    5

    4 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

Suzuki vehicles for hire in Wellington

  • Suzuki Swift

    Suzuki Swift

    4

    4

    1 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

Tesla vehicles for hire in Wellington

  • Polestar 2 - Tesla Model 3

    Polestar 2 - Tesla Model 3Electric

    5

    4

    1 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

    Tesla Electric

    Tesla ElectricElectric

    5

    4

    2 small

    Providers

    Budget

  • Tesla Model 3 Electric

    Tesla Model 3 ElectricElectric

    5

    4

    2 small

    Providers

    Avis

Toyota vehicles for hire in Wellington

  • Toyota Camry

    Toyota Camry

    5

    4

    4 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget

    Toyota Corolla

    Toyota Corolla

    5

    5

    2 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget, Apex, Thrifty, Hertz

  • Toyota Corolla Hatch

    Toyota Corolla Hatch

    5

    5

    1 large, 3 small

    Providers

    Apex

    Toyota HiAce

    Toyota HiAce

    12

    4

    12 large

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

  • Toyota Highlander

    Toyota Highlander

    5

    5

    4 large, 3 small

    Providers

    Apex

    Toyota Hilux

    Toyota Hilux

    5

    4

    2 small

    Providers

    Budget

  • Toyota Hilux SR5

    Toyota Hilux SR5

    5

    4

    4 small

    Providers

    Avis

    Toyota Prado GX or Toyota Highlander 7 seats

    Toyota Prado GX or Toyota Highlander 7 seats

    5

    5

    2 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

  • Toyota Rav4

    Toyota Rav4

    5

    5

    4 large, 3 small

    Providers

    Apex

    Toyota Rav4 4w.d.

    Toyota Rav4 4w.d.

    5

    5

    4 large, 3 small

    Providers

    Apex

Other vehicles for hire in Wellington

  • 6 Cubic Metre Van

    6 Cubic Metre Van

    2

    2

    Providers

    Hertz

    Mystery Car

    Mystery Car

    4

    4

    2 small

    Providers

    Budget

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“Or similar” refers to how our rental providers classify cars. Please be advised they cannot guarantee that a specific car model will be available. Partners categorise similar models into “vehicle groups” and confirm availability on this basis. Our team are available to contact the depot on your behalf where you are picking up your vehicle to enquire what models are available under the vehicle group you booked. Please contact customer support for further information.

Vehicle models are subject to provider availability

Wellington daily rate data

Price range over the past 12 months for a small car

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

28 May

$56

$77

Wed

29 May

$56

$77

Thu

30 May

$54

$77

Fri

31 May

$48

$69

Sat

01 Jun

$56

$77

Sun

02 Jun

$49

$77

Mon

03 Jun

$56

$177

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

28 May

$79

$82

Wed

29 May

$63

$82

Thu

30 May

$63

$82

Fri

31 May

$50

$75

Sat

01 Jun

$63

$82

Sun

02 Jun

$50

$82

Mon

03 Jun

$63

$182

Price range over the past 12 months for a small SUV

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

28 May

$55

$84

Wed

29 May

$55

$84

Thu

30 May

$55

$84

Fri

31 May

$51

$74

Sat

01 Jun

$55

$82

Sun

02 Jun

$51

$84

Mon

03 Jun

$55

$192

Price range over the past 12 months for a medium SUV

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

28 May

$62

$91

Wed

29 May

$64

$91

Thu

30 May

$63

$90

Fri

31 May

$56

$80

Sat

01 Jun

$65

$89

Sun

02 Jun

$57

$97

Mon

03 Jun

$62

$208

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

28 May

$57

$163

Wed

29 May

$59

$163

Thu

30 May

$62

$163

Fri

31 May

$56

$163

Sat

01 Jun

$62

$163

Sun

02 Jun

$54

$172

Mon

03 Jun

$57

$278

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

28 May

$108

$176

Wed

29 May

$108

$176

Thu

30 May

$79

$176

Fri

31 May

$72

$176

Sat

01 Jun

$173

$176

Sun

02 Jun

$173

$184

Mon

03 Jun

$291

$300

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

28 May

$56

$56

Wed

29 May

$56

$56

Thu

30 May

$56

$56

Fri

31 May

$51

$56

Sat

01 Jun

$56

$56

Sun

02 Jun

$51

$56

Mon

03 Jun

$56

$56

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

28 May

$81

$96

Wed

29 May

$81

$96

Thu

30 May

$81

$96

Fri

31 May

$60

$79

Sat

01 Jun

$81

$86

Sun

02 Jun

$81

$87

Mon

03 Jun

$185

$192

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

28 May

$87

$88

Wed

29 May

$87

$88

Thu

30 May

$64

$87

Fri

31 May

$57

$77

Sat

01 Jun

$84

$86

Sun

02 Jun

$84

$88

Mon

03 Jun

$193

$201

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

28 May

$142

$154

Wed

29 May

$142

$153

Thu

30 May

$105

$151

Fri

31 May

$117

$153

Sat

01 Jun

$136

$150

Sun

02 Jun

$136

$184

Mon

03 Jun

$347

$411

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

28 May

$139

$171

Wed

29 May

$121

$170

Thu

30 May

$116

$167

Fri

31 May

$98

$220

Sat

01 Jun

$121

$167

Sun

02 Jun

$98

$414

Mon

03 Jun

$121

$456

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

28 May

$102

$109

Wed

29 May

$109

$109

Thu

30 May

$88

$109

Fri

31 May

$88

$109

Sat

01 Jun

$109

$329

Sun

02 Jun

$109

$329

Mon

03 Jun

$139

$366

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Historical daily rate pricing information is data from actual bookings made using our search engine in the previous 12 months.

Next 7 days rates are obtained from searches in our reservation system for a 3 day rental duration, by an Australian resident aged between 30 and 69 years old, with a pickup and return time of 10:00 am on the indicated pick up date. Rates and vehicle availability may change without notice.

Prices are in NZD and include all mandatory fees for the rental and exclude credit card surcharges and extras.

While we make reasonable efforts to provide accurate and reliable data, the data is provided ‘as is’ and errors or other defects may occur. For more information, click here: Terms and Conditions.

Rates are in NZD and were last updated on 28 May, 2024

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Car rental depots in Wellington

Car hire depots in Wellington are marked on the map below.

Opening hours are provided by the depots and are subject to change.
  • Apex Wellington City

    186 Victoria Street, Te Aro, Wellington NI, 6011

    Today •8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    monday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    tuesday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    wednesday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    thursday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    friday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    saturday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    sunday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    4.86 • 7 ratings

    5

    Service

    5

    Information

    5

    Accessibility

    5

    Vehicle

    5

    Presentation

  • Avis Wellington City

    186 Victoria Street, Wellington NI, 6011

    Today •8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    monday

    8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    tuesday

    8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    wednesday

    8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    thursday

    8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    friday

    8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    saturday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    sunday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Budget Wellington

    186 Victoria Street, Wellington NI, 6011

    Today •8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    monday

    8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    tuesday

    8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    wednesday

    8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    thursday

    8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    friday

    8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    saturday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    sunday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    4.90 • 4 ratings

    5

    Service

    5

    Information

    5

    Accessibility

    5

    Vehicle

    5

    Presentation

  • Dollar Wellington Downtown

    38-44 Hania St, Wellington, Wellington NI, 6011

    Today •7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    monday

    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    tuesday

    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    wednesday

    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    thursday

    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    friday

    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    saturday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    sunday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Europcar Wellington Ferry Terminal

    Wellington Ferry - 1 Aotea Quay, Wellington NI, 6011

    Today •8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    monday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    tuesday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    wednesday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    thursday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    friday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    saturday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    sunday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Hertz Wellington Downtown

    38-44 Hania St, Wellington, Wellington NI, 6011

    Today •7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    monday

    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    tuesday

    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    wednesday

    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    thursday

    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    friday

    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    saturday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    sunday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    4.67 • 3 ratings

    5

    Service

    5

    Information

    4

    Accessibility

    5

    Vehicle

    5

    Presentation

  • Thrifty Wellington Downtown

    38-44 Hania St, Wellington, Wellington NI, 6011

    Today •7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    monday

    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    tuesday

    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    wednesday

    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    thursday

    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    friday

    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    saturday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    sunday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    4.03 • 6 ratings

    4

    Service

    4

    Information

    4

    Accessibility

    4

    Vehicle

    4

    Presentation

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Frequently asked questions

On hiring a car in Wellington

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

    Prices start at NZD $48 per day for an Economy Car, up to NZD $176 per day for a Premium SUV. Get a live rate for your planned dates and desired vehicle in Wellington.

  • How much does it cost to hire an Electric Car in Wellington?

    If you prefer to plug your car in rather than fill it up, an Electric Car costs between NZD $51 and NZD $63 per day. Enter your car hire dates and find a live rate for your desired Electric Car in Wellington.

  • How much does it cost to hire a Minivan or People Mover in Wellington?

    If you’ve got a crowd, but don’t need something as large as a bus, then a 7-seater or 8-seater Minivan hire might be your best option. A Minivan costs NZD $98 per day. Check for a live rate by entering your desired car hire dates in Wellington.

  • What is the highest-rated hire car in Wellington?

    The highest-rated rental car in Wellington is Mitsubishi ASX or similar, based on ratings by our customers within the last 12 months.

  • What is the highest-rated car hire provider in Wellington?

    Apex is the highest-rated car hire provider in Wellington, based on ratings by our customers.

  • Is it cheaper to book a weekly car rental in Wellington?

    The per-day rates of some rental cars may fall if you book for a longer rental period. Prices often change around daily, three-day, five-day and seven-day periods. Also, note that the selection of rental cars available in Wellington may be more limited if you are looking for a long-term car rental, so it’s best to compare a few different booking durations first.

  • Is it easy to drive a rental car in Wellington?

    You can expect the same type of traffic in Wellington as you would be used to in any capital city, which is to say peak hour can lengthen your travel time. It is also important to note that Wellington is often referred to as the Windy City and you should heed the weather situation when driving — especially if you are not used to driving in high wind conditions.

  • Can I take the hire car on the ferry to Picton?

    Each provider has its own terms and conditions when it comes to taking a rental car on the ferry to Picton. In some instances you’re allowed to, however, the car is not insured while on the ferry. In other instances, you will need to drop your rental car at the Wellington Ferry Terminal and collect another rental car once you arrive in Picton. If you require further information about using the ferry, please contact our customer care team.

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