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Popular Car Rental Deals at Wellington Airport

Most travelers prefer to book a van/minivan or convertible car rental in New Zealand. Since the attractions in NZ are spread across a wide scenic area, it is recommended to take long road trips to experience the serenity of nature with routes such as Milford, Twin Coast Discovery, and Southern Scenic Route.

Hyundai i20 or Similar
Hyundai i20 or Similar
$ 30.34 /day
Toyota Hiace 7 Pax or Similar
Toyota Hiace 7 Pax or Similar
$ 63.14 /day
Toyota Estima or Similar
Toyota Estima or Similar
$ 25.72 /day
Chevrolet Cruze or Similar
Chevrolet Cruze or Similar
$ 44.32 /day

Best Car Rental Companies at Wellington Airport

  • Apollo


    "Wellington Airport (Hertz Counter) Stewart Duff Drive Wellington Wellington, 6022 New Zealand"

  • Thrifty Car Rental

    Thrifty Car Rental

    "Wellington Airport Airport Desk P.O Box 21052 Wellington 6244"

  • Go Rentals

    Go Rentals

    "500 Broadway, Strathmore, Wellington, New Zealand"

  • Omega Rental Cars

    Omega Rental Cars

    "5 Tauhinu Road Miramar, 6022"

  • Bargain Rental Cars

    Bargain Rental Cars

    "Wellington Airport: Corner of Abel Smith and Cuba Streets, Te Aro"

  • Europcar


    "Terminal Building, Wellington, New Zealand"

Cheap Car Rental at Wellington Airport (WLG)

Rent a car at Wellington International Airport & travel in the comfort that you deserve. NewZealandCarsRental works with various car rental companies that provide customers with the best rental car deals for Wellington, New Zealand. Car hires offered by our suppliers often come with inclusions such as Collision Damage Waiver, Theft Waiver, and other coverages. By spending a little more, you can order vehicles with various amenities like child seats, Wi-fi services & GPS.

We have a widespread network of car rental counters all across the North Island and further. Thanks to this large network, you can easily rent a car from Wellington Airport and drop it off at a different location of your choice on the North Island. Since you can enjoy unlimited kilometers on most Wellington Airport rental cars offered by us, you can be stress-free while exploring the city and off-beat places around and travel as much as you like. Call us at our 24/7 customer support number for any additional information on rental cars on NewZealandCarsRental. 

Rental Car Pick-up Guide for WLG Airport

You can easily get the vehicle that you have reserved by simply showing the voucher you received at the time of booking. Some other essentials for pick up and driving in Wellington are given below:

  • The minimum age for renting a car in Wellington is 21 years.
  • You must be in possession of a valid driver’s license.
  • Carry a credit card in your name as well as an extra ID proof.
  • You will need an International Driving Permit if your driver’s license is not printed in English.

Car Rental Desks at Wellington International Airport

At Wellington Airport, you’ll find car rental desks on the ground level close to domestic baggage claim. Popular car rental companies at the airport include-

  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Enterprise
  • Europcar
  • Ezi Car Rental
  • Hertz
  • Thrifty

Rental Car Return Wellington Airport (WLG)

Look for your supplier’s signage in the rental car section in the airport’s car park area. After returning your car head out to your supplier’s desk at the terminal.

Top Rental Car Deals from WLG airport

Popular car rental categories for Wellington Airport include SUVs, luxury, compacts, economy, and vans/minivans.

Guide to Wellington Airport

About Wellington International Airport [WLG]

Wellington International Airport (WLG) serves the city of Wellington, capital to New Zealand. Located on the Rongotai area of Wellington, the airport is the third busiest airport in the whole of New Zealand; it is not only a domestic hub but also acts as one of the major air links to various prominent cities of Australia.

The most noted historical fact about Wellington Airport is that its domestic terminal was initially built temporarily inside a striated iron hangar and surprisingly this remained for the coming decades. The domestic terminal which was always known for being overcrowded underwent a major construction and a new domestic terminal was added in 1999.

ATMs / Cash Machines/ Currency Exchange

The following ATMs or cash machines are available at various locations at Wellington Int’l Airport:

ANZ -One ATM is located after check in while the other is in the Southern Pier; however, note that both are located on level 1.

BNZ- It is located on level 0 between baggage claim belts 1 and 2.

Westpac – It can be found near level 1’s Gate 10.

Currency Exchange – Travelex Money Exchange main store is located on level 1 of Wellington Int’l Airport’s Main Terminal Building. Note that there is also another currency exchange- it is located at Arrivals (Level 0).

Food and Shopping:

Though all the five food and drink concessions at Wellington Int’l Airport are not 24 hours, yet it is assuring to know that these restaurants start operating from 4:00AM. There is also a Cargo Convenience store located in the baggage claim area which remains open from 6:00AM to 1:00AM.

Wellington Int’l Airport offers a great variety when it comes to shopping. Expect to find a good number of gift shops, duty-free outlets and clothing retailers – all available within the terminal building. Also note that on the southwest boundary of the airport, there is yet another large shopping area consisting of 12 superstores.

Other Facilities

Showers – Have had a long journey? Need to freshen up? Free showers are available on level 1 of Wellington Int’l Airports’ Landside, near the Duty Free and Trenery.

Mail Box – In case you need to use postal services, a mail box has been provided in the check-in area on Level 1, near the front doors.

Wifi- Wellington Int’l Airport offers free Wifi to its passengers.

Baby Care Facilities- They are offered via Parents Room, which can be located on level 1; its sits just next to the Silver moon retail store. Wellington Int’l Airport also has a Children’s Play Areas named The Rock. It is a great place to spend some time especially if children are in tow; it is located on the Airside of International Terminal.

Airport Motor Lodge

Just a 5 minutes’ walk from the Wellington Int’l Airport, Airport Motor Lodge is the closest accommodation to the airport, and though it is just 650m from both domestic and international terminals, free airport shuttle is still available.

Brentwood Hotel

Going to stay at the Brentwood Hotel? Note that free 24-hr shuttle service is available at Wellington Airport. It offers lodge style rooms equipped with facilities like tea/coffee maker, TV and free Wi-Fi internet access; also note that it also offers free off-street car parking.

Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay

Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay is counted among the large hotels which are in close proximity to WLG. Located conveniently amidst the city’s most pursued attractions, it is also close to the downtown area as well as the convention center. Besides the full range of leisure and business facilities, Copthorne provides splendid views thanks to the fact that it overlooks the harbor.

Airport Motor Lodge

If Airport Motor Lodge is where you are going to stay, since it is connected to Wellington International Airport by a courtesy shuttle service, reaching Airport Motor would not pose much of a problem. The Lodge offers soundproofed rooms and reportedly it also makes available day units in addition to free parking.

Brentwood Hotel

Brentwood Hotel sits 2km away from Wellington International Airport, which means that it can be easily reached using cab, shuttle or car rental services. Brentwood Hotels makes your stay worthwhile with facilities like on-site restaurant, conference and meeting spaces plus really great ‘sleep, park and fly’ packages.

Airport Motel

Located just a few minutes’ drive from Wellington International Airport, this Motel is also linked to the airport by a free shuttle bus service. This Airport Motel offers base motel-style accommodations with facilities like free car parking and conference space which can accommodate up to 75 delegates at one time.

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