TRAVELLING UNDER THE RED AND ORANGE TRAFFIC LIGHT SYSTEM FROM 3 DEC 2021: Airlines, ferries and other transport operators will require you to have your vaccine pass or negative test before you can travel, and the same applies if you are crossing the Auckland border (after 15 Dec). Whilst our industry is not required to check vaccine passes, when you collect your car or use our shuttle service, please mask up, scan in and follow physical distancing guidelines. Contactless transactions can be arranged, just let us know in advance if this is your preference, you have a mask exemption, or if you are exiting an MIQ facility - we will be only too happy to assist. Enjoy your summer adventure!


Hi, I just wanted to thank you very much for your wonderful service this last few days.

You made the process really easy from booking to return, so thank you very much.

We will certainly be using your services again in future!

Kind regards

North Canterbury Basketball Association

Thanks very much for the lovely service. I will recommend it to anyone going to New Zealand.

Thanks RaD Tauranga. Great service - great vehicle. From the team at Impact Gymsport Academy

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!