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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 18 Jul - 23 Jul 2024
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Intermediate CarBudget

From NZD $49/day

for 18 Jul - 23 Jul 2024
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Compact CarEuropcar

From NZD $49/day

for 18 Jul - 23 Jul 2024
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Compact SUVEuropcar

From NZD $50/day

for 18 Jul - 23 Jul 2024
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Intermediate SUVEuropcar

From NZD $53/day

for 18 Jul - 23 Jul 2024
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Standard SUVEuropcar

From NZD $55/day

for 20 Jul - 25 Jul 2024

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Rental rate prices displayed are NZD and were available in response to a search at 12:01 am on July 15, 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 15 July, 2024

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  • 09 Jun 2024

    All good

    raymond w.
    Booked: Nissan X-Trail or similar
    Wellington Downtown
    Nissan X-Trail or similar
  • 04 Jun 2024

    Super easy to book

    sam l.
    Booked: Toyota Rav4 2w.d. or similar
    Wellington City
    Toyota Rav4 2w.d. or similar
  • 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
  • 19 Jun 2024

    easy and best priced!

    rebecca p.
    Booked: Toyota Rav4 4w.d. or similar
    Christchurch Airport
    Toyota Rav4 4w.d. or similar
  • 08 Jun 2024

    Simple, easy to use site.

    rachael c.
    Booked: Mitsubishi ASX or similar
    Auckland Airport
    Mitsubishi ASX or similar
  • 30 May 2024

    Very easy website to use.

    debbie a.
    Booked: Kia Sorento or similar
    Queenstown Airport
    Kia Sorento 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

    39%

    40
    169
    Toyota Corolla

    Toyota CorollaCompact Car

    5

    5

    2 small

    Rent with

    Avis, Thrifty, Budget, Apex

  • 2

    12%

    43
    71
    Mystery Car

    Mystery CarSpecial

    4

    4

    2 small

    Rent with

    Budget

  • 3

    12%

    75
    226
    Suzuki Swift

    Suzuki SwiftEconomy Car

    4

    4

    1 small

    Rent with

    Hertz, Europcar, Thrifty

  • 4

    6%

    53
    99
    Mitsubishi Outlander

    Mitsubishi OutlanderStandard SUV

    5

    4

    4 small

    Rent with

    Europcar, Thrifty

  • 5

    6%

    57
    57
    Kia Stonic

    Kia StonicCompact SUV

    5

    4

    3 small

    Rent with

    Europcar

Ford vehicles for hire in Wellington

  • Ford Mach-e

    Ford Mach-eElectric

    5

    4

    3 small

    Providers

    Europcar

    Ford Puma St

    Ford Puma St

    5

    4

    2 small

    Providers

    Europcar

  • Ford Ranger

    Ford Ranger

    5

    4

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

    Ford Ranger Sport 2.0

    Ford Ranger Sport 2.0

    5

    4

    4 small

    Providers

    Europcar

  • Ford Ranger Wildtrak V6

    Ford Ranger Wildtrak V6

    5

    4

    2 small

    Providers

    Europcar

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

Jeep vehicles for hire in Wellington

  • Jeep Compass Phev

    Jeep Compass PhevHybrid

    5

    4

    4 small

    Providers

    Europcar

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 2 Ev Light

    Kia Niro 2 Ev LightElectric

    5

    4

    3 small

    Providers

    Europcar

  • Kia Niro Hybrid

    Kia Niro HybridHybrid

    5

    4

    1 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

    Kia Sorento

    Kia SorentoHybrid

    5

    2

    4 small

    Providers

    Europcar

  • Kia Stonic

    Kia Stonic

    5

    4

    3 small

    Providers

    Europcar

MG vehicles for hire in Wellington

  • Mg Hs Excite Phev

    Mg Hs Excite PhevHybrid

    5

    4

    3 small

    Providers

    Europcar

Mitsubishi vehicles for hire in Wellington

  • Mitsubishi ASX

    Mitsubishi ASX

    5

    5

    3 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Hertz, Apex

    Mitsubishi Eclipse

    Mitsubishi Eclipse

    5

    5

    2 small

    Providers

    Europcar

  • Mitsubishi Eclipse Vrx Awd

    Mitsubishi Eclipse Vrx Awd

    5

    4

    3 small

    Providers

    Europcar

    Mitsubishi Outlander

    Mitsubishi Outlander

    5

    5

    5 small

    Providers

    Avis, Europcar, Thrifty, Hertz

  • Mitsubishi Outlander Awd

    Mitsubishi Outlander Awd

    5

    4

    4 small

    Providers

    Europcar

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 Jimny

    Suzuki Jimny

    4

    5

    2 small

    Providers

    Europcar

    Suzuki Swift

    Suzuki Swift

    4

    4

    2 small

    Providers

    Europcar, 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, Thrifty, Hertz, Apex

  • 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 Prado GX or Toyota Highlander 7 seats

    Toyota Prado GX or Toyota Highlander 7 seats

    7

    5

    2 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

  • Sz Jimny Jlx Auto 5dr 2tone

    Sz Jimny Jlx Auto 5dr 2tone

    5

    4

    2 small

    Providers

    Europcar

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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

15 Jul

$65

$192

Tue

16 Jul

$62

$194

Wed

17 Jul

$54

$169

Thu

18 Jul

$49

$141

Fri

19 Jul

$54

$67

Sat

20 Jul

$49

$141

Sun

21 Jul

$54

$141

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

15 Jul

$113

$197

Tue

16 Jul

$69

$199

Wed

17 Jul

$69

$174

Thu

18 Jul

$49

$81

Fri

19 Jul

$63

$73

Sat

20 Jul

$57

$81

Sun

21 Jul

$69

$81

Price range over the past 12 months for a small SUV

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

15 Jul

$72

$199

Tue

16 Jul

$72

$202

Wed

17 Jul

$55

$184

Thu

18 Jul

$50

$157

Fri

19 Jul

$54

$78

Sat

20 Jul

$50

$157

Sun

21 Jul

$54

$157

Price range over the past 12 months for a medium SUV

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

15 Jul

$69

$305

Tue

16 Jul

$66

$326

Wed

17 Jul

$66

$198

Thu

18 Jul

$53

$169

Fri

19 Jul

$66

$133

Sat

20 Jul

$57

$169

Sun

21 Jul

$61

$169

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

15 Jul

$72

$341

Tue

16 Jul

$72

$401

Wed

17 Jul

$68

$277

Thu

18 Jul

$60

$243

Fri

19 Jul

$67

$175

Sat

20 Jul

$58

$243

Sun

21 Jul

$62

$243

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

15 Jul

$271

$375

Tue

16 Jul

$375

$417

Wed

17 Jul

$271

$305

Thu

18 Jul

$157

$267

Fri

19 Jul

$176

$192

Sat

20 Jul

$170

$267

Sun

21 Jul

$176

$267

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

15 Jul

$81

$93

Tue

16 Jul

$81

$93

Wed

17 Jul

$81

$93

Thu

18 Jul

$64

$93

Fri

19 Jul

$78

$93

Sat

20 Jul

$73

$93

Sun

21 Jul

$81

$93

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

15 Jul

$67

$208

Tue

16 Jul

$64

$211

Wed

17 Jul

$60

$192

Thu

18 Jul

$66

$164

Fri

19 Jul

$71

$73

Sat

20 Jul

$55

$164

Sun

21 Jul

$60

$164

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

15 Jul

$195

$395

Tue

16 Jul

$195

$277

Wed

17 Jul

$195

$395

Thu

18 Jul

$98

$395

Fri

19 Jul

$118

$135

Sat

20 Jul

$195

$395

Sun

21 Jul

$195

$395

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

15 Jul

$216

$438

Tue

16 Jul

$172

$308

Wed

17 Jul

$172

$438

Thu

18 Jul

$109

$438

Fri

19 Jul

$130

$172

Sat

20 Jul

$142

$438

Sun

21 Jul

$172

$438

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

15 Jul

$115

$242

Tue

16 Jul

$245

$288

Wed

17 Jul

$245

$268

Thu

18 Jul

$123

$211

Fri

19 Jul

$110

$138

Sat

20 Jul

$95

$205

Sun

21 Jul

$100

$205

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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 15 July, 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 $49 per day for an Intermediate Car, up to NZD $167 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 $55 and NZD $143 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 between NZD $98 and NZD $216 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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