Car Rental at Wellington Airport

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Wellington Airport, Wellington, New Zealand
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500+ Trusted Suppliers:

Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Economy
Mazda Demio or similar
Mazda Demio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ezu Car Rental
$69.03 per day
Compact
Toyota Yaris (2018 - 2020) or similar
Toyota Yaris (2018 - 2020)
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Mode Car Rentals
$74.04 per day
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
yesaway
$79.43 per day
Standard
VW Tiguan All Space 2x4 or similar
VW Tiguan All Space 2x4
  • 7
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$88.60 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Economy
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$89.26 / per day
Full-size
Mitsubishi Outlander or similar
Mitsubishi Outlander
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ezi Car Rental
$99.12 / per day
Premium
Ford Everest 5+2 or similar
Ford Everest 5+2
  • 7
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Go Rentals
$105.42 / per day
Minivan
Toyota Hiace or similar
Toyota Hiace
  • 12
  • 4
  • 5
  • Man.
Bargain Rental Cars
$243.58 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 02:01 on 2023-01-30. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.
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Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
NZD
Traffic direction
Left-hand side
Country code
64
Average car rental price
$106.06 / per day
Average car rental length
8 days
Speed limit within town
30 - 60 km/h
19 - 37 mph
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.4
Wellington Airport Car Rental

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

  • Large cars - from $121 per day
  • Medium cars - from $66 per day
  • Vans - from $106 per day
  • Small cars - from $73 per day
  • SUVs - from $144 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
8.0
  • Getting to the airport 8.7
  • Check-in and departures 8.5
  • Terminal facilities 8.1
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 8.1
  • Restaurants and car rental services 7.5
  • Lounge 7.2

Wellington Airport (WLG)

  • IATA: WLG
  • ICAO: NZWN
  • Name: Wellington Airport (WLG)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 100,696
  • Distance from city: 3.1 miles / 5 km SE of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +64 4 385 5100
  • Email: mail@wellingtonairport.co.nz

Top 20 Locations near Wellington Airport

  1. 3.9 km / 2.4 miles away
  2. 79.9 km / 49.6 miles away
  3. 129.4 km / 80.4 miles away
  4. Car Rental at Nelson Airport from $118.28 per day
    130.0 km / 80.8 miles away
  5. 259.6 km / 161.3 miles away
  6. Car Rental at Napier Airport from $65.28 per day
    270.0 km / 167.8 miles away
  7. 271.1 km / 168.5 miles away
  8. 305.2 km / 189.6 miles away
  9. 378.2 km / 235.0 miles away
  10. 417.4 km / 259.4 miles away
  11. 421.3 km / 261.8 miles away
  12. 477.1 km / 296.5 miles away
  13. 486.6 km / 302.4 miles away
  14. 487.0 km / 302.6 miles away
  15. 488.5 km / 303.5 miles away
  16. 492.2 km / 305.9 miles away
  17. 502.4 km / 312.2 miles away
  18. 502.8 km / 312.4 miles away
  19. 616.1 km / 382.9 miles away
  20. 632.7 km / 393.1 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Wellington Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Wellington Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Wellington Airport
$40.65
January
$47.84
February
$44.46
March
$13.51
April
$17.30
May
June
$32.97
July
August
$28.23
September
$29.08
October
$40.78
November
$40.78
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Wellington Airport is April when prices for an Economy class start from $13.51. You can see that this is 60% cheaper than the yearly average and 72% cheaper than renting a car in February (when rental prices start at $47.84 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are just average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most frequent rental length at Wellington Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in September the average rental period is 13 days, while in February, the average rental period is only 7 days.
Average Rental Length
8
January
7
February
7
March
7
April
7
May
8
June
8
July
8
August
13
September
10
October
11
November
8
December

Which is the busiest month for car rental at Wellington Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Wellington Airport in January, while they are least likely to to rent in in June.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
144%
January
116%
February
99%
March
102%
April
92%
May
55%
June
77%
July
83%
August
80%
September
101%
October
122%
November
129%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Mode Car Rentals Toyota Yaris (2015 - 2017) 5 1 Small cars
Hertz Hyundai i30 5 2 Medium cars
Mode Car Rentals Toyota Yaris (2018 - 2020) 5 1 Medium cars
Hertz Mitsubishi ASX 4 2 SUVs
Mode Car Rentals Toyota RAV4 (2014 - 2016) 5 2 SUVs
Mode Car Rentals Mazda Demio 4 1 Small cars
Bargain Rental Cars Toyota Vitz 5 1 Medium cars
Mode Car Rentals Toyota Previa 5 3 Vans
Mode Car Rentals Toyota Corolla STW 5 3 Station wagons
Mode Car Rentals Toyota Corolla (2013-2016) 5 2 Large 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. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

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 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...!

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
yesaway
9.44 / 10
Lowest rated company
NUCarrentals
7.88 / 10
Total number of reviews
17
Total rental companies
19
Average daily price
$106.06
Lowest daily price
$69.03
Total cars available
53

Top 19 Suppliers at Wellington Airport in 2023

yesaway
Exceptional 9.4 / 16 reviews
+640800800338 / +640211988952
146 Hobart Street, Miramar, Wellington
$79 - $119
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
Hertz
Exceptional 9.4 / 21 reviews
+64043887070
Wellington Airport, Stewart Duff Drive, Rongotai, Wellington 6022
$274 - $350
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
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.1 / 32 reviews
+6498703330
STEWART DUFF DRIVE RONGOTAI,
$89 - $256
Go Rentals
Exceptional 9.1
+6443881054 / 0508246584
357 Broadway, Miramar, Wellington 6022
$89 - $110
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-17:00
SIXT
Exceptional 9 / 19 reviews
+6446660021
1 Freight Drive, 6022 Wellington
$89 - $126
Europcar
Excellent 8.9 / 15 reviews
+64043806617
Wellington Airport, Level 1 - Mezzanine, Stewart Duff Drive, Rongotai, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
$174 - $174
Working hours
Mon:07:30-20:00
Tue:07:30-20:00
Wed:07:30-20:00
Thu:07:30-20:00
Fri:07:30-20:00
Sat:07:30-20:00
Sun:07:30-20:00
Ezi Car Rental
Ezi Car Rental
Excellent 8.8 / 4 reviews
+640800545000 / +649254437
Ezi Car Rental, Rental Car Kiosk, Terminal Building, Wellington Airport, Wellington
$97 - $128
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
Ace Rental Cars
Ace Rental Cars
Excellent 8.8
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
Mode Car Rentals
Excellent 8.8 / 125 reviews
+64042138938
25 Shelly Bay Road, Maupuia, Wellington 6022
$74 - $74
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
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
+6443808914
STEWART DUFF DRIVE, RONGOTAI, WELLINGTON
$94 - $256
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6 / 5 reviews
+64043806617
TERMINAL BUILDING
$142 - $142
Working hours
Mon:07:30-20:00
Tue:07:30-20:00
Wed:07:30-20:00
Thu:07:30-20:00
Fri:07:30-20:00
Sat:07:30-20:00
Sun:07:30-20:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.6 / 1 reviews
6443880987
Stewart Duff Dr
$187 - $189
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:30
Tue:07:00-20:30
Wed:07:00-20:30
Thu:07:00-20:30
Fri:07:00-20:30
Sat:07:30-19:30
Sun:07:30-19:30
National
National
Excellent 8.5
43808914
Stewart Duff Drive Rongotai
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-17:00
Ezu Car Rental
Ezu Car Rental
Excellent 8.5
+642108330996
Stewart Duff Drive, Rongotai, Wellington 6244
$69 - $81
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
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.4 / 2 reviews
+6443889494
Stewart Duff Drive Rongotai
Working hours
Mon:07:30-19:30
Tue:07:30-19:30
Wed:07:30-19:30
Thu:07:30-19:30
Fri:07:30-19:30
Sat:08:00-17:30
Sun:08:00-17:30
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.3
6448021088
Terminal Building
$191 - $279
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:30
Tue:07:00-20:30
Wed:07:00-20:30
Thu:07:00-20:30
Fri:07:00-20:30
Sat:07:30-19:30
Sun:07:30-19:30
Bargain Rental Cars
Excellent 8.2 / 16 reviews
+64021688814 / +640800001110 / +640800566701 /
17 Shelly Bay Rd, Miramar, Wellington 6022
$244 - $244
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
Firefly
Firefly
Excellent 8.2
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
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Very good 7.9
+640800736825
76 Tauhinu Road Greenhithe Auckland 0632 New Zealand
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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