Thank you once again for the excellent service I received from you and your staff. It was truly SERVICE EXCELLENCE. Kind regards Franco

Your rental vehicle was brilliant for the whole of our amazing holiday - thank you very much for supplying a motor of great reliability and hassle-free. We were all very comfortable and it cruised along smoothly at 100kmph. Returned to Christchurch on schedule. Many thanks and hopefully we will return another day to you beautiful country.

Thank you for your lovely service.  Our wee rent was just what we needed. Will definitely use you next time. Xxx

Hire a car to explore Wellington's incredible waterfront views.

RaD Car Hire Wellington

Our RaD Car Hire branch in Wellington City is one of our most convenient car rental locations. You'll find us just 5 minutes from Wellington International Airport and 10 minutes from Wellington city centre and the business and leisure district of Te Aro.

We offer cheap car rental in Wellington City with customer-focused service. Our car rental company is one of 23 RaD city and airport locations across the North Island and South Island. This network makes us one of the biggest car hire companies in NZ, with an excellent reputation for dedicated, friendly staff.

Hiring a car with us is easy. We want you to discover the many attractions and myriad of things to do in and around Wellington. This is why we make it our mission to get you into one of our rental cars and on the road as fast as possible - hassle-free. Rent a car in Wellington to discover our vast range of quality vehicles, including people movers, SUVs, and mini-coaches. Check out our full range of rental cars in Wellington online!

Wellington Airport Pick Up Service Available

We offer a free shuttle service with all Wellington car rentals from the airport terminals. This service is available weekdays, from 8 am – 5 pm Monday to Friday and 9 am – 1 pm on Saturday. On Sundays and after-hours, a pick up service is available by prior arrangement, and charges apply.

Are you flying into the Wellington Airport and need to hire a car? Whether you're booking a short term, long term or one-way car hire, reserve your vehicle online or call our friendly team on 04 387 9931. We stand by our first-class customer service, and we're confident we will exceed your expectations.

Due to COVID-19, we offer contactless pick-up at all branches. To use this service when you hire a car in Wellington, please request it when making your rental car booking. We will complete the paperwork in advance and contact you with vehicle collection instructions.

Check out our RaD Car Hire Wellington customer reviews online.

Our Location and Contact Details

RaD Car Hire Wellington
24 Tacy Street
Wellington 6022

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+64 4 387 9931

Why Use RaD Car Hire Wellington?

As NZ's 4th largest vehicle rental company with over 30 years in the industry, we offer excellent services that set us apart from other New Zealand hire car companies. Some of these include:

  • Free pick-up and drop-off service during office hours from Wellington's domestic and international terminals
  • Great location 5 minutes from Wellington Airport and 10 minutes from Wellington CBD
  • Huge range of car types - choose from a hatch, sedan, station wagon, SUV, people mover, or van
  • Competitive rates on rental cars Wellington-wide
  • Rental car prices inclusive of GST and standard insurance
  • Additional insurance available for stress-free travel
  • Baby and Booster seats available
  • Free nominated additional drivers
  • Experienced and friendly staff

RaD's Wellington car rental branch located at Wellington Airport

Wellington Car Hire Frequently Asked Questions

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

We offer you the lowest rate possible on all vehicles at all locations so that you can make the most out of your trip to the North Island. Book your rental for longer to take advantage of a lower rate per day! Save even more and check out our deals page. Avoid an increase in daily rates and book in advance during New Zealand holiday periods.

What is the most popular rental car in Wellington?

Our most popular rental vehicles are our economy 4-door hatchbacks such as the Mazda Demio and Hyundai Getz. If you’re looking for cheap rentals in Wellington, you’ll love our great daily rate! We also offer the Toyota Aqua Hybrid for economic fuel consumption and green motoring.

How much does an intermediate car rental cost in Wellington?

We work hard to offer unbeatable value for money for all our customers renting a vehicle. Our intermediate rentals include Hyundai Elantra Elite sedans and Nissan Tiida hatchbacks or sedans. Need a little more room? Our Nissan Wingroad and Toyota Caldina 5-door wagons ensure everyone gets a comfortable ride. We guarantee you’ll hire a car in Wellington from RaD at the best price possible. Book for longer to enjoy a reduced daily rate, and check out our deals page for promotions and seasonal specials.

Where do I find the best Wellington car rental deals?

We want to help you spend less money on car hire and more on your holiday. If you’re looking for the cheapest car rental in Wellington, you’ll enjoy a low daily rate plus incredible deals offering fantastic value for money. Check out our great rates online or call for a local rental car quote. Wellington visitors can follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date with What's On and our specials.

Can I book a car rental in Wellington for one month?

Yes! Whether you're here for an epic road trip or on business, we want you to make the most out of your visit to New Zealand. The longer you book your car rental in Wellington City, the more you save per day! So first, head to our booking page to check out our incredible rates. Then, select the branch, enter your pick-up date and return date to view our available car rentals, and receive an instant quote.

How old do I need to be to rent a car in Wellington?

All drivers must be over 18 years of age. To proceed with any car hire in Wellington NZ, you must show either a full or restricted New Zealand, overseas, or international licence in English. If you hold a restricted licence, you must also select our Full Risk Cover. Remember - we drive on the left! Make sure you observe the posted speed limit. Conditions apply to drivers aged under 25 - contact us to find out more when you're ready to book.

Book a Wellington Rental Cars Today

Get in touch with RaD Car Hire Wellington today. We take bookings online or by phone on 04 387 9931. Our team looks forward to assisting you with your hire car needs.

Things to Do in Wellington

New Zealand's capital city is famous for its vibrant and creative culture. This incredible location also offers a plethora of delicious food, wine, craft beer, and coffee. Discover the array of fantastic attractions and activities that this city has to offer. Check out our top tips for things to add to your South Island itinerary!

Te Papa - National Museum of New Zealand

Spend a few hours at the national museum of New Zealand, Te Papa. This museum’s interactive and creative displays bring natural history and culture to life.

The Wētā Cave

If you’re a film buff, the Wētā Cave is one of the best places to visit as you explore Wellington. Browse exhibits of prop replicas for films such as the Lord of the Rings, plus shop studio souvenirs, books, jewellery, art prints, gifts, apparel, and more.

Mount Victoria Lookout

Take a hike up to the peak of Mount Victoria for panoramic views of the city. Then, stay for a picnic and watch the sun set over the town.

Southward Car Museum

Car enthusiasts will love to explore the Southward Car Museum. Visit the southern hemisphere’s largest collection of over 400 Bugattis, Bentleys, and other vintage cars.