COVID-19 LOCKDOWN UPDATE 6 SEPTEMBER: Under L2/L3, the majority of our branches south of Auckland will be operating with contactless transactions available. Please place an online reservation request or contact the branch directly to make necessary arrangements. If you are due to pick up or return to Auckland while at L4, please contact the branch for advice. Stay safe and we look forward to helping you start your next RaD adventure!


Thank you again for the second time this year. You delivered to my wife a spotlessly clean and detailed vehicle, the service was prompt and the vehicle delivered with a smile and local service. I will certainly recommend your vehicles to our friends, regards

This is the 3rdtime this year we have used your company at 3 different locations and I have to say we have been really impressed with the consistently high standard of staff and quality of rentals you provide. It was interesting to add that while we were waiting for our pick up Roger ambled over to a competitor counter to see what a little run about would cost for the day, try $120!!

Thanks guys you're an absolute dream to deal with! We will be using RaD next time I'm in NZ.

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 Airport - and 10 minutes from Wellington city centre and Te Aro's business and leisure district.

We offer cheap car rentals in Wellington 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 myriad of beautiful things to do and see in and around Wellington and beyond. 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. We offer a vast range of quality vehicles, including people movers, SUVs and mini-coaches. Check out our full range of rental cars online.

Wellington Airport Pick Up

We offer the convenience of an International and Domestic terminal shuttle service. 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 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, please request it when making your 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

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, drop-off service during office hours from Wellington's domestic and international terminals
  • Great location 5 minutes from 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
  • 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
  • Regular specials on rental cars in Wellington
  • 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.

Where do I find the best Wellington car rental deals?

We want to help you pay less to experience more - cash in on our low car hire rates and incredible deals. 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 on business or for an epic road trip, we want you to make the most out of your visit to New Zealand. The longer you book - the more you save per day! Head to our booking page to check out our incredible rates. Select the branch, enter your pick-up date and return date to view our available hires, 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 all car hires in Wellington, 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 Car Today

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

Explore Wellington and Its Many Attractions

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. Come to discover the array of fantastic attractions and activities this city has to offer. Check out our suggestions for things to do to add to your itinerary!