Wellington

Cheap Car Hire in Wellington, New Zealand from $15

Wellington, New Zealand
25 Apr — 2 May
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Wellington, New Zealand car hires 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 18 April 2024.

Most popular company

MODERENTALS

Price of petrol per litre

$2.85

Average price per day

$63

Cheapest price per day

$15

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 18 April 2024.

January

$66

February

$73

March

$73

April

$65

May

$54

June

$55

July

$68

August

$55

September

$51

October

$51

November

$57

December

$83

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Wellington is September. 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 18 April 2024.

small car is the cheapest car type you can hire in Wellington this past week from 63 hire locations out of 33 hire agencies. Prices for a Wellington small car hire start from $15/day. Check out available deals for 5 car types currently offered at listed car hire agencies here:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

SUV

SUV

People mover

People mover

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Passenger van

Passenger van

Pick-up truck

Pick-up truck

Compare available car types for hire 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 18 April 2024.

Small cars

$46 - $90

All Car Types

$61 - $121

To hire a small car in Wellington, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $64/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Wellington, New Zealand (~$46/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$90/day). In fact, October is about 29% 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 26% 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 $80/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Wellington, New Zealand (~$59/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~$121/day). In fact, May is about 27% 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 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 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 $133/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Wellington, New Zealand (~$89/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$198/day). In fact, May is about 34% 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 36% 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. June is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Wellington, New Zealand (~$68/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is October (~$114/day). In fact, June is about 23% 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 is 3% 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. 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 $150/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a van in Wellington, New Zealand (~$93/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~$211/day). In fact, August is about 38% 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 43% 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. Here are the best Wellington van hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a pickup truck in Wellington, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $98/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a pickup truck in Wellington, New Zealand (~$71/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$209/day). In fact, November is about 28% 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 13% 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. Here are the best Wellington pickup truck hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a luxury car in Wellington, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $91/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Wellington, New Zealand (~$54/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~$264/day). In fact, May is about 41% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Wellington. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Wellington, hiring a luxury car is 6% 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.

Kia Picanto$15/day
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Kia Picanto
Hyundai Accent$15/day
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Hyundai Accent

Top hire 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 18 April 2024.
Hire a vehicle with one of these top care hire agencies serving Wellington, such as Avis, Budget and Dollar. Make sure to read reviews, pricing info, location, and other important details before choosing a car hire agency.

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

8.5

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

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

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 hire 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 $38. Data was last updated on 18 April 2024.
Some of the most attractive options when it comes to hiring a car in Wellington. Deals are updated frequently so be sure to check back soon for more options.
Kia Picanto$15/day
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A/C
Kia Picanto
Hyundai Accent$15/day
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A/C
Hyundai Accent
Hyundai Accent$17/day
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A/C
Hyundai Accent

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Wellington, New Zealand, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 18 April 2024.
  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Wellington?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $63/day when booking a car hire in Wellington. The absolute best deal a user found was for $33/day from Mode Car & Camper Rentals, booked on Apr. 14.

  • 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 ($15/day), Budget ($32/day), and Thrifty ($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 $2.85/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $128 and $185 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 $306 per week.

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

    Booking in advance not only ensures a better chance of getting your vehicle of choice, it can save you up to 37% on your car hire. For a below average price in Wellington, Cheapflights recommends booking your car hire at least 64 days in advance.

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

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

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

    Our recent data shows that Mode Car & Camper Rentals can potentially be 58% below the average car hire price in Wellington. Check prices and availability for Mode Car & Camper Rentals and save on this extended car hire. The cost of hiring a vehicle in Wellington is on average $1,312 a month or $44 a day. Search on Cheapflights for the most updated pricing and availability for your Wellington car hire.

  • 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 $60. Usually a Economy 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 Economy for May, it will cost approximately $52 per day.

  • What car do most people hire in Wellington?

    The most popular car chosen by those travelling to Wellington is Compact (Toyota Corolla) based on our Cheapflights data.

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Van hires in Wellington, New Zealand

Find van hire deals in Wellington, New Zealand from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van hires in Wellington, New Zealand cost an average of $41 per day. Price data was last updated on 18 April 2024.
Have a look at some of the best options for hiring a car in Wellington we've found at this time. If you're not finding the right deal for your van hire, check back soon as deals are constantly being refreshed.
Toyota HiAce$33/day
5
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A/C
Toyota HiAce
Toyota HiAce$34/day
5
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A/C
Toyota HiAce
Toyota HiAce$34/day
5
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A/C
Toyota HiAce

Car hires by fuel type in Wellington, New Zealand

Browse car hires 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 18 April 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Wellington, New Zealand. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Petrol/Diesel being the cheapest ($10+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

Airport car hires in Wellington
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