Car Rental at Wellington Airport

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Wellington Airport, Wellington, New Zealand
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Wellington Airport
Economy
Toyota Yaris (2013 -2015) or similar
Toyota Yaris (2013 -2015)
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Mode Car Rentals
$14.99 / per day
Wellington Airport
Compact
Mazda Demio or similar
Mazda Demio
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Bargain Rental Cars
$16.65 / per day
Wellington Airport
Intermediate SUV
Toyota RAV4 (2016-2018) or similar
Toyota RAV4 (2016-2018)
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
yesaway
$22.62 / per day
Wellington Airport
Standard SUV
Mitsubishi Outlander or similar
Mitsubishi Outlander
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Keddy
$33.06 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Wellington Airport
Full-size SUV
Kia Sorento or similar
Kia Sorento
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • Auto.
Europcar
$39.50 / per day
Wellington Airport
Standard Elite
Polestar 2 or similar
Polestar 2
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$40.65 / per day
Wellington Airport
Premium
Polestar 2 *Model Guaranteed* or similar
Polestar 2 *Model Guaranteed*
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$43.80 / per day
Wellington Airport
Premium Elite Extended Cab Pickup
Ford Ranger or similar
Ford Ranger
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ezi Car Rental
$87.12 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 01:10 on 2024-05-24. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
English, Samoan
Currency
NZD
Drive on
Left-hand side
Country code
+64
Average car rental price
$37 per day
Average car rental length
7 days
Speed limit within town
30 - 50 km/h or 19 - 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h or 50 - 62 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.0 / 10
Average gasoline price
$1.74 per liter or $6.60 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.53 per liter or $5.79 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$1.93 per liter or $7.30 / 1 gallon
Wellington Airport

Airport Car Rental

The capital of New Zealand, Wellington, has been growing in stature as a tourist destination. The city is home to government buildings and the National Library of New Zealand, as well as interesting museums, galleries, and surrounding nature. Located near Cook Strait, the city offers access not only to the North Island of New Zealand where it is located but also to the South Island on the other side of the strait. 

Top international routes

  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane
  • Gold Coast
  • Nadi

Main airlines

Air New Zealand, Sounds Air, and Jetstar Airways

Terminals

Wellington Airport has a single terminal which is divided into three piers — the South, South-West, and North West.

Location

Wellington Airport is in the suburb of Rongotai 10 km (6.2 mi) south of the city center; the trip between them takes about 15 minutes.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Station wagons - from $18 per day
  • Large cars - from $17 per day
  • Medium cars - from $15 per day
  • Vans - from $24 per day
  • Premium cars - from $44 per day
  • Small cars - from $15 per day
  • SUVs - from $23 per day

Services and facilities

Cozy and fairly small, Wellington Airport offers free WiFi, free showers, and a decent choice of shops and restaurants. There are also two paid lounges and a number of nearby hotels with shuttle services. The airport is closed every night from 1:30 a.m. to 3:30 a.m.

Nearest gas station

A Z gas station is part of the airport complex, shares an address with it, and will be on your right when leaving for the city. There are several other gas stations on the way to Wellington.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Palmerston North (149 km / 93 miles)
  • Napier (327 km / 203 miles)
  • Auckland (411 km / 255 miles)
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Airport info

Rating
8.2
  • Getting to the airport 8.3
  • Check-in and departures 8.7
  • Terminal facilities 8.4
  • Wi-Fi 8.2
  • Restaurants and car rental services 7.9
  • Lounge 7.9

Wellington Airport (WLG)

  • IATA: WLG
  • ICAO: NZWN
  • Name: Wellington Airport (WLG)
  • Distance from city: 3.1 miles / 5 km

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at Wellington Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Wellington Airport varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day at Wellington Airport
$48.60
January
$53.25
February
$49.11
March
$33.81
April
$33.36
May
$39.57
June
$44.76
July
$37.53
August
$34.66
September
$34.38
October
$42.30
November
$57.23
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Wellington Airport is May — when rental costs average $33.36 per day. This is 21% cheaper than the yearly average and 42% cheaper than renting a car in December (when prices average $57.23 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Wellington Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in January the average rental period is 8 days, while in June, the average rental period is only 6 days.
Average number of rental days at Wellington Airport
8
January
7
February
8
March
8
April
7
May
6
June
8
July
7
August
7
September
8
October
6
November
8
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Wellington Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Wellington Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at Wellington Airport in December, while they are least likely to rent in in April.
Monthly searches at Wellington Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
156%
January
119%
February
109%
March
54%
April
61%
May
59%
June
80%
July
59%
August
88%
September
81%
October
135%
November
198%
December

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers Mode Car Rentals, Bargain Rental Cars, Ezi Car Rental, yesaway, Europcar
Popular car categories SUVs, Medium cars, Small cars, Large cars
Lowest price $15 per day
Cheapest supplier Mode Car Rentals

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Mode Car Rentals Toyota Corolla (2016-2018) 5 2 Large cars
Bargain Rental Cars Mazda Demio 4 2 Medium cars
Ezu Car Rental Mazda Demio 4 1 Small cars
Mode Car Rentals Toyota Yaris 5 2 Medium cars
Mode Car Rentals Toyota Yaris (2016-2018) 5 2 Small cars
Mode Car Rentals Toyota Yaris (2013 -2015) 4 2 Small cars
yesaway Toyota Aqua Hybrid 5 2 Medium cars
Ezi Car Rental Mitsubishi Eclipse 5 2 SUVs
Alamo Mitsubishi ASX 4 2 SUVs
Ezi Car Rental Toyota Yaris Cross 5 2 Small cars

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris
February 27, 2024
Hired car for 26 days, business trip.
United States of America (USA)
Mazda Demio
February 26, 2024
We met great people.
Australia
Mazda Demio
February 25, 2024
Scenery remains beautiful, the people are so laid back I miss that in Australia, fantastic food so fresh and a variety, easy to drive around,
customer photo
Canada
Mazda Demio
February 5, 2024
all of it, north island pastoral beauty and South Island majestic beauty
South Korea
Toyota RAV4
December 10, 2023
Great
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United States of America (USA)
Mitsubishi ASX
November 26, 2023
2 weeks of golf and sights
Switzerland
Kia Stonic
November 19, 2023
I loved driving around New Zealand
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4 (2015 - 2017)
October 16, 2023
Great trip in Wellington, nice museums and great Restaurant
New Zealand
Skoda Kodiaq 2x4
July 31, 2023
Wellington is different to drive around, with a mixture of one way streets and hilly narrow roads in some areas. Nice for a change, but definitely helped having google maps. Stayed at Sunset West Apartments in Victoria Street, it was very handy to CBD, but needed to pay for parking. Paid parking everywhere, but no issues if you have the parking apps loaded, just need to be aware of this and the extra $$, but fairly reasonable fares charged. Loved the dining options available. Highly recomend a visit to Te Papa, aimed to go the Wellington Zoo but weather prevented us from going. Will aim to do on the next visit.
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla (2017 - 2020)
July 9, 2023
Great Wellington weather
New Zealand
Toyota Vitz
July 5, 2023
Te Papa and Weta Workshop were excellent
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla (2013-2016)
July 5, 2023
Toured around New Zealand's north island and visited lots of interesting places and saw some amazing scenery
Thailand
Mitsubishi Outlander
May 5, 2023
We got a good quality of car that made our trip were comfortable and enjoyable. We went in many places from Wellington - Auckland. Rotorua is the best family trip such as Skyline, Mitai Maori Village, Agrodome and more...
New Zealand
Toyota Vitz
May 4, 2023
I was attending a private Conference for a few days & this little car was perfect for a budget priced quick trip away
Australia
Kia Carnival
April 7, 2023
Visited wonderful locations in Taupo, Langs Beach and Russell- a beautiful country
customer photo
Australia
Toyota Corolla
March 27, 2023
I spent a bit of time in Manawatu for study, and also the Wairarapa, and got to see some lovely coast and bushlands. And snuck in 2 days in Wellington, during the CupaDupa Festival. Fabulous trip. Easy access to and from everywhere owing to the car hire.
New Zealand
Toyota Camry
March 21, 2023
Road works incurred over an hours delays
New Zealand
Hyundai i30
March 5, 2023
Cheap on fuel and very comfy quiet car
Australia
Toyota Corolla (2017 - 2020)
March 3, 2023
Good food and drinks, relaxed and east going people where ever we went, great culture makes you feel very welcome, culture integrated into everyday life
customer photo
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla (2013-2016)
February 26, 2023
great
Australia
Toyota Corolla
February 26, 2023
Visiting Family after a long break.
New Zealand
Nissan Leaf
January 31, 2023
The car was lovely
Australia
Toyota RAV4 (2014 - 2016)
January 22, 2023
Visiting friends and family
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
January 8, 2023
We travelled all over Wellington then drove to Matamata-we went shopping, swimming, dinner, movies, had manicure went to Hobbiton movie set etc
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
December 13, 2022
Driving over night so did not see any attractions
Australia
Toyota Corolla STW
November 7, 2022
Just visiting family and friends
Australia
Suzuki Swift
October 17, 2022
Beautiful country!
New Zealand
Suzuki Swift
October 10, 2022
Visited Te Papa museum, Weta studios and the highlight was the World of wearable art show in Wellington.
Australia
Toyota Yaris (2017 - 2020)
September 17, 2022
Fast, easy transaction , great pick up and drop off service and very friendly staff
Australia
Toyota Corolla Hatch
August 29, 2022
Visited family in North Island,car ran smoothly.
Australia
Toyota RAV4 (2014 - 2016)
August 2, 2022
Hired car in Wellington, travelled to South Island with 4 adults in car. Went to Franz Josef for heli ride & as far south as Queenstown, up to Lake Tekapo (snowed overnight) & back to Wellington. Absolutely beautiful in winter
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4 (2014 - 2016)
May 26, 2022
Great trip in the Wairarapa…. Interesting drives to lighthouses …. Cape Palliser and Castlepoint. Roads narrow in places but good surfaces.
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4
July 8, 2021
Renting a car is very convenient and cheaper when you’re planning to do road trips and visit nice places between Wellington and Auckland.
New Zealand
Mitsubishi ASX
May 29, 2021
Wonderful beaches in gisborne. Can feed the stingrays at matapouri. Beachside campervan sites.
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris Hatch
April 9, 2021
Car was great . Would recommend using the Toyota yarris . Easy and compact and speed is great
New Zealand
Holden Equinox
February 15, 2021
We should have been taken to the vehicle for inspection.
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla Sedan
October 15, 2019
The chocolate fish café just along the road from hireace was great.
Australia
Nissan Tiida
August 31, 2019
Wellington is a GREAT city. Very hilly, some tricky roads and conditions - Be Cautious. Remember - once out of town, New Zealanders DO seem to enjoy tailgating you...!
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Ezi Car Rental
9.3 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
NUCarrentals
7 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
45
Total rental companies
20
Average daily price
$37.30
Lowest daily price
$14.99
Total cars available
156

Top 20 Suppliers at Wellington Airport in 2024

Ezi Car Rental
Ezi Car Rental
Exceptional 9.3 / 17 reviews
+640800545000 / +649254437
Ezi Car Rental, Rental Car Kiosk, Terminal Building, Wellington Airport, Wellington
$36 - $88
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:30-22:00
Hertz
Exceptional 9 / 44 reviews
+64043887070
Wellington Airport, Stewart Duff Drive, Rongotai, Wellington 6022
$40 - $124
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:30
Tue:07:00-21:30
Wed:07:00-21:30
Thu:07:00-21:30
Fri:07:00-21:30
Sat:07:30-21:30
Sun:07:30-21:00
Ezu Car Rental
Ezu Car Rental
Very good 8.7 / 16 reviews
+642108330996
Stewart Duff Drive, Rongotai, Wellington 6244
$28 - $158
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
Europcar
Very good 8.6 / 39 reviews
+64043806617
Wellington Airport, Level 1 - Mezzanine, Stewart Duff Drive, Rongotai, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
$34 - $73
Working hours
Mon:07:30-22:00
Tue:07:30-22:00
Wed:07:30-22:00
Thu:07:30-22:00
Fri:07:30-22:00
Sat:07:30-22:00
Sun:07:30-22:00
yesaway
Very good 8.6 / 38 reviews
+640800800338 / +640211988952
146 Hobart Street, Miramar, Wellington
$17 - $68
Working hours
Mon:09:00-17:00
Tue:09:00-17:00
Wed:09:00-17:00
Thu:09:00-17:00
Fri:09:00-17:00
Sat:09:00-17:00
Sun:09:00-17:00
SIXT
Very good 8.6 / 30 reviews
+6446660021
1 Freight Drive, 6022 Wellington
$26 - $44
Working hours
Mon:07:30-18:00
Tue:07:30-18:00
Wed:07:30-18:00
Thu:07:30-18:00
Fri:07:30-18:00
Sat:07:30-16:30
Sun:07:30-16:30
Bargain Rental Cars
Very good 8.5 / 88 reviews
+64021688814 / +640800001110 / +640800566701 /
17 Shelly Bay Rd, Miramar, Wellington 6022
$17 - $126
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.5 / 48 reviews
+6498703330
STEWART DUFF DRIVE RONGOTAI,
$31 - $104
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59; 00:00-01:00
Tue:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8.3 / 5 reviews
+64800737070
Wellington Airport Terminal, Stewart Duff Drive, Rongotai, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
$34 - $72
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:30
Tue:07:00-21:30
Wed:07:00-21:30
Thu:07:00-21:30
Fri:07:00-21:30
Sat:07:30-21:30
Sun:07:30-21:00
Mode Car Rentals
Very good 8.2 / 236 reviews
+64042138938
25 Shelly Bay Road, Maupuia, Wellington 6022
$15 - $24
Working hours
Mon:08:30-17:30
Tue:08:30-17:30
Wed:08:30-17:30
Thu:08:30-17:30
Fri:08:30-17:30
Sat:08:30-17:30
Sun:08:30-17:30
Budget
Budget
Very good 8.2 / 1 review
6443880987
Stewart Duff Dr
$39 - $99
Working hours
Mon:00:00-00:30; 07:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-00:30; 07:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-00:30; 07:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-00:30; 07:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-00:30; 07:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-00:30; 07:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-00:30; 07:00-23:59
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 8.2
0800502277
19 Shelly Bay Road, Maupuia/Miramar
Working hours
Mon:09:30-15:00
Tue:09:30-15:00
Wed:09:30-15:00
Thu:09:30-15:00
Fri:09:30-15:00
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Very good 8 / 14 reviews
+64043806617
Wellington Airport, Stewart Duff Drive, Rongotai, Wellington 6022
$35 - $49
Working hours
Mon:07:30-22:00
Tue:07:30-22:00
Wed:07:30-22:00
Thu:07:30-22:00
Fri:07:30-22:00
Sat:07:30-22:00
Sun:07:30-22:00
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8 / 8 reviews
+64043806617
TERMINAL BUILDING
$31 - $68
Working hours
Mon:07:30-22:00
Tue:07:30-22:00
Wed:07:30-22:00
Thu:07:30-22:00
Fri:07:30-22:00
Sat:07:30-22:00
Sun:07:30-22:00
Enterprise
Very good 8 / 2 reviews
+6443808914
STEWART DUFF DRIVE, RONGOTAI, WELLINGTON
$32 - $105
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59; 00:00-01:00
Tue:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Avis
Avis
Good 7.9 / 1 review
6448021088
Terminal Building
$44 - $102
Working hours
Mon:00:00-00:30; 07:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-00:30; 07:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-00:30; 07:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-00:30; 07:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-00:30; 07:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-00:30; 07:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-00:30; 07:00-23:59
Firefly
Firefly
Good 7.7
043887070
Stewart Duff Dr, Miramar
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:30
Tue:07:00-21:30
Wed:07:00-21:30
Thu:07:00-21:30
Fri:07:00-21:30
Sat:07:30-21:30
Sun:07:30-21:00
National
National
Good 7.7
98703330
Stewart Duff Drive Rongotai
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59; 00:00-01:00
Tue:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.6
0800243789
Stewart Duff Dr, Miramar
$38 - $63
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:30
Tue:07:00-21:30
Wed:07:00-21:30
Thu:07:00-21:30
Fri:07:00-21:30
Sat:07:30-21:30
Sun:07:30-21:00
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Good 7
+640800736825
76 Tauhinu Road Greenhithe Auckland 0632 New Zealand
$460 - $501
Working hours
Mon:09:00-17:00
Tue:09:00-17:00
Wed:09:00-17:00
Thu:09:00-17:00
Fri:09:00-17:00
Sat:09:00-17:00
Sun:09:00-17:00
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