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Cheap Car Rentals in Wellington, New Zealand from $25

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Wellington with a pick-up date of 26/6 and drop-off date of 4/7. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Wellington, New Zealand car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Wellington, New Zealand. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 10 June 2024.

Most popular company

MODERENTALS

Price of petrol per litre

$2.99

Average price per day

$48

Cheapest price per day

$25

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Wellington?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Wellington, New Zealand and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 10 June 2024.

January

$70

February

$77

March

$77

April

$60

May

$47

June

$52

July

$67

August

$57

September

$52

October

$52

November

$60

December

$88

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Wellington is May. The most expensive time to rent a car is December. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in Wellington, New Zealand

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Wellington, New Zealand and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 10 June 2024.

There are 34 hire agencies servicing Wellington. These agencies, altogether, have 65 hire locations available. Need an affordable hire? medium car is the cheapest car type to hire in Wellington with prices from $25 a day in the previous 7-day period. Here are 3 car types you can hire in Wellington:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

SUV

SUV

People mover

People mover

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Passenger van

Passenger van

Supplier choice

Supplier choice

Compare available car types for rental in Wellington, New Zealand

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Wellington, New Zealand to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 10 June 2024.

Small cars

$49 - $117

All Car Types

$64 - $139

To hire a small car in Wellington, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $73/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Wellington, New Zealand (~$49/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~$117/day). In fact, May is about 33% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Wellington. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Wellington, hiring a small car saves you 24% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Wellington small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Wellington, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $83/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Wellington, New Zealand (~$56/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~$120/day). In fact, May is about 33% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Wellington. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Wellington, hiring a medium car saves you 13% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Wellington medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Wellington, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $157/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Wellington, New Zealand (~$100/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$215/day). In fact, May is about 37% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Wellington. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Wellington, hiring a large car is 40% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a SUV in Wellington, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $88/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Wellington, New Zealand (~$66/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~$135/day). In fact, May is about 26% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Wellington. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Wellington, hiring a SUV saves you 7% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Wellington SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Wellington, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $159/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a van in Wellington, New Zealand (~$105/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~$227/day). In fact, May is about 35% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Wellington. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Wellington, hiring a van is 41% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a pickup truck in Wellington, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $157/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a pickup truck in Wellington, New Zealand (~$84/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~$226/day). In fact, May is about 47% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck hire for Wellington. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Wellington, hiring a pickup truck is 40% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Suzuki Swift$26/day
2
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A/C
Suzuki Swift
Toyota Yaris$28/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris

Top rental agencies in Wellington, New Zealand

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Wellington, New Zealand known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Wellington, New Zealand. Reviews were last updated on 10 June 2024.
Browse through some of the top rental car agencies in Wellington, including Avis, Budget and Apex in Wellington. Be sure to do your research on pricing, reviews, pickup locations, and other important criteria before choosing.

Avis

10.0
Wonderful
2 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

8.6

Budget

10.0
Wonderful
2 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.8

Value

9.6

Apex

9.3
Wonderful
2 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Overall

9.3

Pick-up/drop-off

9.3

Value

8.6

Dollar

8.5
Very Good
2 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

8.5

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

7.5

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

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

Thrifty

7.2
Good
4 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.2

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

7.2

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

Best Wellington, New Zealand car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Wellington, New Zealand. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Wellington, New Zealand with an average daily rate of $39. Data was last updated on 10 June 2024.
Check out some of the very best car rental deals we've found in Wellington. Deals are updated frequently so be sure to check back soon for more options.
Hyundai Accent$25/day
5
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A/C
Hyundai Accent
Toyota Yaris$26/day
2
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A/C
Toyota Yaris
Hyundai i30$28/day
4
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A/C
Hyundai i30

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Wellington, New Zealand, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 10 June 2024.
  • What are the requirements to rent a car in Wellington?

    There are a couple of restrictions worth noting and requirements you need to meet before you book your rental car in Wellington. To start with, you won't be able to rent a car in Wellington if you aren't 21 or older. Between 21 and 25, you should check the surcharge policy of the rental places. You may incur additional charges for being a young driver. If your licence isn't a local one, you must have an international driving license. When arriving at the rental centre, you'll need a valid credit card, a passport, and your confirmation details. If the credit card isn't in your name, the owner must be present.

  • What are the rules for driving in Wellington?

    When driving your rental car in Wellington, you'll need to adhere to the road rules typical to New Zealand. Stay up to date with local vehicle departments so you're aware of local law changes. Always drive your car rental on the left-hand side of the road. You'll pass traffic on the right. Everyone travelling in the rental car is required to have their seatbelts on at all times while driving. Avoid using your mobile phone unless you have a hands-free device accompanying it. Driving under the influence of alcohol is illegal in Wellington and any infringement will result in harsh fines and possible jail time. 0.05% is the legal blood-alcohol limit.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Wellington?

    Even though Wellington is one of the busiest cities in the country, it still boasts light traffic and well-kept roads. Your best car rental choice in Wellington depends on your personal needs. If you're planning on spending most of your time in the city, stick with smaller models, like an economy car rental, for better handling and fuel consumption benefits. If you're going to head on a road trip or travelling with a larger group, SUVs and 4X4s are the way to go.

  • Where are the best places to park in Wellington?

    Despite Wellington being the capital city and one of the busiest cities in the country, parking your rental car in Wellington is typically easy. You'll find a wide range of on-street and off-street parking available in the city. On-street parking is managed through parking meters and you'll find most of these close to the city centre. Some of the central city car parks provided by the council include Clifton Car Park, Michael Fowler Centre Car Park and Civic Square.

  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Wellington?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $48/day when booking a car hire in Wellington. The absolute best deal a user found was for $30/day from Mode Car & Camper Rentals, booked on Jun. 2.

  • What car hire company is typically the cheapest in Wellington?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Wellington from the following companies over the past two weeks: Mode Car & Camper Rentals ($25/day), Yesaway ($26/day), and keddy by Europcar ($37/day).

  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Wellington?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Avis (10.0 rating), Yesaway (10.0 rating) and Budget (10.0 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Wellington.

  • What are petrol prices like in Wellington?

    The average price of petrol in Wellington is $2.99/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $134 and $194 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Wellington for a week from Mode Car & Camper Rentals?

    Mode Car & Camper Rentals is a popular option for travellers looking for car hire in Wellington. You can expect the average cost of car hire to be about $229 per week.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car in Wellington for the best price?

    Booking your car hire early can save you up to 41%. Aim to book your car hire at least 64 days in advance to take advantage of a below average price in Wellington.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Wellington?

    Yes, renting a vehicle in Wellington for a month is certainly possible.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Wellington for a month?

    Generally, a month-long car rental in Wellington can be found for about $981, with the average price for a rental being around $33 a day. Book with Mode Car & Camper Rentals, to take advantage of their cheap prices and pay 50% less compared to the average price of car rentals in Wellington.

  • How much is a car hire in Wellington for a weekend?

    For a weekend car hire in Wellington, you can expect the average price to be around $89. Usually a Intermediate hire in Wellington is your cheapest weekend car hire option, though you should always check Cheapflights to see if there are other deals on alternative car hire types. If you do opt for hiring a Intermediate for July, it will cost approximately $65 per day.

  • What car do most people hire in Wellington?

    The majority of Cheapflights travellers prefer to hire a Intermediate (Toyota RAV4) in Wellington, making it the most popular option.

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Car rentals by fuel type in Wellington, New Zealand

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Wellington, New Zealand. Currently, Petrol/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in Wellington, New Zealand. Deals were last updated on 10 June 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Wellington, New Zealand. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Petrol/Diesel being the cheapest ($9+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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