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Car hires in Wellington

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Wellington, New Zealand
8 Mar — 15 Mar
Wellington, New Zealand
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Car hire insight and trends in Wellington

Useful insights to help you book the perfect car hire in Wellington

What is the cheapest car hire agency in Wellington?

The cheapest car hire in Wellington are generally found through Avis. When booking with Avis, you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as £6/day. The average price to hire a car in Wellington is £31/day.

What car hire company in Wellington has the most locations?

Sunnycars has the most locations of any car hire company in Wellington, with 6 locations.

What car do most people hire in Wellington?

For an average of £48/day (and as low as £5/day), Mitsubishi ASX hires in Wellington are the most popular car among our users. Hiring the Toyota Corolla in Wellington for £41/day on average (£16/day for a cheap deal) is another popular choice.

Best deals found for Wellington car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental car types in Wellington
Economy£22/day
Compact£23/day
SUV£28/day
People carrier£121/day
Full-size SUV£77/day
Premium SUV£84/day
Intermediate SUV£28/day
Compact SUV£35/day
Standard SUV£38/day
Best rates found by momondo users in the past 48 hours.

Important information about Wellington car hire

Wellington is New Zealand's capital city. It's famous for its creative and vibrant culture, with a plethora of destinations offering fantastic coffee, craft beer, wine, and delicious foods. Wellington is referred to as the World's Coolest Little Capital, and it isn't difficult to see why this city charms travelers from all over the world. Lying snugly between sea and mountains, Wellington has a perfect balance of rugged countryside and cosmopolitan living. Here, you'll find the world-renowned Te Papa Tongarewa and New Zealand's National Museum, plus many theaters, art-house cinemas, and art galleries. Wellington Urban Expressway, Vivian Street and Terrace Tunnel are the roads that are commonly used to reach popular destinations in Wellington. There are also many garages and parking lots which provide ample spaces for parking. Upon arrival, you can look for a cheap car rental in Wellington to help you explore this city. If you are alone, a cheap car rental, electric car rental or a luxury car rental in Wellington will suffice, but if you've traveled with family, friends, or business partners, you can opt for a people carrier rental that can offer you enough space. The good news is that getting Wellington car rentals is easy, and there are more than 20 car hire locations in Wellington. hired cars in Wellington are quite professional, you can even book a car before arriving in the city.

Is it worthwhile renting a car while visiting Wellington?

There are numerous parking lots and garages in Wellington, therefore, parking will not be an issue for you. Driving in Wellington can be quite challenging for most drivers because the roads are narrow and winding. This means that you need a high quality vehicle to drive when in Wellington. Finding a cheap car rental in Wellington will not be hard. You'll be able to save some bucks which you can use to enjoy yourself in the city. The city is not walkable, which is why a rental car will come in handy. If you have a rental vehicle, you will also be able to visit attractions in Wellington and its environs such as Wellington Waterfront, Mount Victoria, Oriental Bay and Wellington Botanical Garden. However, it's recommended that you compare prices of hired cars in Wellington so you can get the best deal. momondo can help you get the perfect car for your needs and budget.

What different driving laws should I keep in mind while driving in Wellington?

If you are new in New Zealand, you need to familiarise yourself with driving laws so that you can have an easy time navigating the roads. To begin with, you should drive on the left side of the road. If you are thinking of drinking before driving in Wellington, your blood alcohol level should not exceed 0.05% and you have to be 20 years old or older. However, if you are under 20 years old, there is no alcohol limit. There are tough drunk driving penalties such as jail time and fines so make sure that you do not drink and drive while in Wellington. Drunk driving here is a crime. Like in most parts of the world, it is also illegal to drive while using a mobile phone in Wellington. So before contacting hired cars in Wellington, be aware of these driving laws and be prepared to abide by them.

What kind of driving license do you need to hire a car in Wellington?

You need to have a valid international driving license to rent a car in Wellington. Alternatively, you can present a driving permit together with a driving license that it is based on.


Wellington car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Wellington that's right for you

Small cars

£24 - £42

All Car Types

£26 - £51

The average price of a small car hire in Wellington, New Zealand is £35. The cheapest time to hire a small car in Wellington, New Zealand is in June. The price is 32% lower than the rest of the year at just £24 per day. A small car rental is typically 15% less expensive than the average rental car in Wellington. The average price of a car hire in Wellington can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Wellington small car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in Wellington, New Zealand is £39. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in Wellington, New Zealand is in June. The price is 31% lower than the rest of the year at just £27 per day. A medium car rental is typically 5% less expensive than the average rental car in Wellington. The average price of a car hire in Wellington can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a large car hire in Wellington, New Zealand is £76. The cheapest time to hire a large car in Wellington, New Zealand is in December. The price is 50% lower than the rest of the year at just £39 per day. A large car rental is typically 47% more expensive than the average rental car in Wellington. The average price of a car hire in Wellington can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a SUV hire in Wellington, New Zealand is £42. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Wellington, New Zealand is in June. The price is 28% lower than the rest of the year at just £31 per day. A SUV rental is typically 5% more expensive than the average rental car in Wellington. The average price of a car hire in Wellington can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Wellington SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van hire in Wellington, New Zealand is £80. The cheapest time to hire a van in Wellington, New Zealand is in May. The price is 59% lower than the rest of the year at just £34 per day. A van rental is typically 50% more expensive than the average rental car in Wellington. The average price of a car hire in Wellington can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Wellington van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

Kia Picanto
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£22/day

18 Mar - 20 Mar
Kia Picanto
Skoda Kamiq
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£23/day

7 Apr - 13 Apr
Skoda Kamiq
Hyundai Ioniq
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£33/day

12 May - 14 May
Hyundai Ioniq

Wellington car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Wellington

Budget

10.0
Wonderful
1 review3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.5

Value

9.5

Dollar

10.0
Wonderful
1 review3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

9.3

Apex

10.0
Wonderful
2 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Avis

8.5
Very Good
2 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.5

Value

7.0

Hertz

8.5
Very Good
2 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.7

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.2

Pick-up/drop-off

8.2

Value

8.4

Thrifty

8.0
Very Good
3 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.5

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

8.0

Ace Rental Cars

7.3
Good
3 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

7.3

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

6.0

Value

7.3

Europcar

6.4
Okay
4 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.6

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

7.2

Value

7.2

Quick facts about car hire in Wellington

Get the overview on great hire deals, popular car hire companies, and best car types for your visit in Wellington

Most Popular Agency

Mode Car & Camper Rentals

Popular Car Types

SUV, Compact, Economy

Cheapest Hire Car

£16

Most Popular Model

Mitsubishi ASX
The most popular Wellington car hire agency found on momondo this month is Mode Car & Camper Rentals. Other top choices for car hire companies are Budget and AeroDrive
The following car types were offered at car hire companies in Wellington in the past 72 hours: SUV, Compact, Economy.
The lowest price for a car hire in Wellington is £16/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from £33/day.
The most popular car model to hire in Wellington in the past 7 days is the Mitsubishi ASX. Our users also prefer the Toyota Corolla as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in Wellington

Nearby attractions:

Basin Reserve Stadium2.4 mi
Colonial Cottage Museum2.8 mi
St Paul's Cathedral3.9 mi

Nearby attractions:

Colonial Cottage Museum80.2 mi
St Paul's Cathedral80.6 mi
Basin Reserve Stadium80.7 mi

Nearby attractions:

St Paul's Cathedral79.3 mi
Basin Reserve Stadium80.6 mi
Colonial Cottage Museum80.8 mi

Hire a car near one of these popular hotels in Wellington

Below are the most popular hotels in Wellington
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

147 The Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand

0.2 mi from city centre

Oaks Wellington Hotel

Oaks Wellington Hotel

89 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand

0.5 mi from city centre

Intercontinental Wellington

Intercontinental Wellington

2 Grey Street, Wellington, New Zealand

0.1 mi from city centre

DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington

DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington

Corner Of Lambton Quay And Grey Street, 28 Grey Street, Wellington, New Zealand

0.2 mi from city centre

Rydges Wellington Airport

Rydges Wellington Airport

28 Stewart Duff Drive, Rongotai, Wellington, New Zealand

3.5 mi from city centre

QT Wellington

QT Wellington

90 Cable Street, Wellington, New Zealand

0.5 mi from city centre

Sofitel Wellington

Sofitel Wellington

11 Bolton Street, Wellington, New Zealand

0.5 mi from city centre

Rydges Wellington

Rydges Wellington

75 Featherston Street, Wellington, New Zealand

0.4 mi from city centre

Mövenpick Hotel Wellington

Mövenpick Hotel Wellington

345 The Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand

0.6 mi from city centre

Microtel by Wyndham Wellington

Microtel by Wyndham Wellington

25 Vivian Street, Wellington, New Zealand

0.7 mi from city centre

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

1 Bunny Street Wellington Cbd, Wellington, New Zealand

0.5 mi from city centre

Ramada by Wyndham Wellington Taranaki Street

Ramada by Wyndham Wellington Taranaki Street

123 Taranaki Street, Wellington Cbd, Wellington, New Zealand

0.6 mi from city centre

Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay

Copthorne Hotel Wellington, Oriental Bay

100 Oriental Parade, Wellington, New Zealand

0.7 mi from city centre

Naumi Studio Wellington

Naumi Studio Wellington

213 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand

0.6 mi from city centre

Citylife Wellington

Citylife Wellington

300 Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand

0.1 mi from city centre

ibis Wellington

ibis Wellington

153 Featherston Street, Wellington, New Zealand

0.2 mi from city centre

Bolton Hotel

Bolton Hotel

Corner of Bolton & Mowbray Streets, Wellington, New Zealand

0.5 mi from city centre

Brentwood Hotel

Brentwood Hotel

16-20 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington, New Zealand

2.3 mi from city centre


Driving with a car hire in Wellington - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in Wellington so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

How much will it cost to hire a car in Wellington, New Zealand in March?

Our data shows that for weekend car hire deals during March in Wellington, you can expect to pay around £47. A particularly good deal might be around £29, which is the lowest quote for Wellington we've seen so far. £39 is a normal deal for a week-long hire in Wellington, but for March it's not uncommon to see prices as low as £16, depending on your requirements.

Is there a fee to cancel my Wellington, New Zealand car hire?

Every car hire company in Wellington has a different cancellation policy. At momondo, we will always disclose in the car hire search results whether or not an agency has a cancellation fee. Some of the top car hire companies in Wellington include Dollar, Apex, and AeroDrive, so be sure to check if they offer free cancellation.

What is the best type of car to hire in Wellington during March?

We recommend hiring an Economy car when visiting Wellington during the month of March. While an Economy car doesn’t handle ice and snow very well, it is an ideal car for mild temperatures and rain. In March, Wellington experiences temperatures averaging 14 °C and 90 mm of precipitation - ideal conditions for renting an Economy car. Hiring a Economy in Wellington will cost you £50/day on average.

What is the speed limit in Wellington, New Zealand?

The speed limit in Wellington is 35 mph, unless otherwise stated on road signs. Wellington also has a suburban speed limit of 65 mph which is strictly enforced. If you find yourself on a motorway in Wellington, be aware that the speed limit is generally 70 mph.

What car hire company has the Kia Niro in Wellington?

What is the weather like in Wellington, New Zealand in February?

Those looking for a hire car in Wellington during the month of February should expect temperatures to be around 17 °C and should expect around 70 mm of precipitation. This information can be helpful when choosing which car you’d like to rent.

Is the weather in Wellington similar to the rest of Wellington?

If you’re looking for a Wellington hire car for a road trip to the surrounding areas during the month of February it’s important to know that the rest of Wellington typically has a temperature of 17 °C and will usually expect 70 mm of precipitation.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Wellington?

Prices for cars in Wellington were last updated today.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Wellington?

How old do you have to be to hire a car in Wellington?

Age requirements for drivers vary depending on the country, including Wellington. In several EU countries, drivers must be 18 years old. Generally, to rent a car overseas, you must be at least 21 years old, and if you're under 25, you may be charged a young driver surcharge. It's recommended that you review the policy of your preferred rental company before booking.

What documentation or ID do you need to rent a car in Wellington?

All drivers must have a valid full driving license when renting a car in Wellington. If the license is written in a different language from the country of rental, an International Driving Permit may be required to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you're renting a car overseas, you may also need to provide proof of return travel and accommodation information during your stay. It is always advisable to check with the individual rental company you're booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car hire in Wellington?

momondo finds and compares thousands of car hire websites to provide you with the best selection of policies and car hire in Wellington. Finding a car hire is quick and free of charge, so using momondo for your booking makes sense.

How does momondo help me find the best car hire deal in Wellington?

Once you have performed a search for a car hire in Wellington, momondo will show the results and enable you to find the best deal by using our filters; here you can narrow your search down by vehicle type, price, agencies and a multitude of policies that can apply.

Does momondo show car hire deals in Wellington with free cancellation?

Of course! momondo has a dedicated filter for users to specifically look at car hire in Wellington which offer free cancellation.

Can I hire a car with a fair fuel policy in Wellington on momondo?

Fair fuel policies are specifically available to select on momondo, allowing you to refine your search for car hire in Wellington.

Can I find a car hire in Wellington which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

Yes, momondo can show you specific deals which include enhanced cleaning on car hire in Wellington.

Can I search for car hire in Wellington with unlimited mileage on momondo?

Yes, car hire deals in Wellington with unlimited mileage can be found on momondo.


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