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Car Rental Wellington

EasyTerra Car Rental Wellington is an independent car rental comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car rental companies so as a customer you can always reserve your rental car through us at a competitive rate.

Popular rental locations in Wellington

The following rental locations are the most popular for renting a car in Wellington

Car rental offers in Wellington

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Wellington.

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Car rental companies in Wellington

Below are the car rental companies in Wellington with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.

  • Thrifty

    8.6 (4552)
  • Enterprise

    8.5 (1638)
  • Hertz

    8.4 (5829)
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  • Avis

    8.4 (5015)
  • Ezi-Rent Car Hire

    8.3 (62)
  • Europcar

    8.2 (6864)
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  • Alamo

    8.1 (7579)
  • National Car Rental

    8.1 (368)
  • Dollar Rent a Car

    8 (3667)
  • Sixt

    7.8 (2655)
  • Budget

    7.7 (8602)
  • Keddy By Europcar

    7.7 (2836)
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  • FireFly Car Rental

    7 (3304)
  • Bargain Car Rentals

    6.8 (9)
  • Ace Rental Cars

    6.7 (12)

Recent reviews

8.3 / 10 Number of reviews: 541

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Car rental companies in and around Wellington

If you are looking for a rental car in New Zealand, but in a city other than Wellington, please click through to the Car rental New Zealand page, where you can choose in which city in New Zealand you want to rent a car.

Car rental locations in Wellington

EasyTerra Car Rental Wellington compares prices of car rental companies at the following locations:

44 Hania St
Ground Floor Main Terminal
Wellington Ferry Port

Location information for Wellington


Wellington, New Zealand's capital, is a lively city with many cultural events, excellent restaurants, a beautiful harbor and part of the country's impressive nature. In short: Wellington is New Zealand in a nutshell.


The city has almost 400,000 inhabitants.


Wellington is located on the southwesternmost tip of the North Island, on the Cook Strait, the narrow strait which separates it from the South Island. North of town lie the mountains of the Rimutaka Range; the Aorangi Mountains lie east of Wellington.


Being the country's capital it's no surprise that the government is one of Wellington's largest employers. The city is also the national education center with many institutes for higher education. Thanks to an extensive promotion campaign, tourism has increased significantly in recent years. Most visitors are New Zealanders, but more and more cruise ships also call at Wellington's harbor. There are also many conferences held in New Zealand's capital. About 10% of the working population works in tourism or related services.


Wellington International Airport is situated 8 kilometers southeast of the city center and is easily reachable by rental car. The airport lies at the end of Highway 1. From Wellington's center you therefore simply drive to Highway 1 (well indicated everywhere) and follow the signs to Rongotai/Airport. You drive via the Mount Victoria Tunnel.

Public Transport

The city has an excellent public transport network, consisting of buses and trolley buses. For tourists there's a special bus, CitySights, along the main places of interest, like Te Papa, Wellington Zoo, the Carter Observatory and the ZEALANDIA Karori Sanctuary. There's also the Wellington Cable Car between Lambton Quay and Kelburn and there are train connections with other places on the North Island. From the train station interregional buses leave, for example to Auckland, New Plymouth, Napier and Hastings.

Traffic and Parking

It isn't difficult to find your way around Wellington by rental car. In the center you have to pay for street parking and often you're only allowed to park 1 or 2 hours. It's easier to park your car in one of the parking garages in and around the center. Outside the center the so-called 'coupon parking' often applies. This means you can park for free the first two hours, but after that you have to place a coupon behind your windshield. These coupons can be bought at most (neighborhood) supermarkets. From Wellington you can make great trips by rental car, for example to the wine regions of the North Island.


Wellington has a large choice of accommodations ranging from basic guesthouses to midrange hotels, so-called aparthotels (apartments) and luxurious accommodations. There are some branches of international hotel chains. In summer months (December through February) many empty rooms in student houses are rented out. Ideal for budget travelers. Lower Hutt, on the north side of the bay, at less than 15 kilometers from the city center, is an alternative place to stay. From the rooms on Petone Beach you have a great view of the bay.

External Sources

For more information about Wellington, we recommend Google and the following sources:

Practical information

  • Currency
    New Zealand dollar
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    100 km/h
  • Language
    English, Māori
  • Popular car category

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Rental at this location?
  • Thrifty
  • Enterprise
  • Hertz
  • Avis
  • Ezi-Rent Car Hire
  • Europcar
  • Alamo
  • National Car Rental
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Sixt
  • Budget
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • Bargain Car Rentals
  • Ace Rental Cars
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