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 the 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 vehicle 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 vehicle hire companies in the country, with an excellent reputation for dedicated, friendly staff.
We want you to discover the many attractions and things to do in and around Wellington. This is why we make it our mission to get you into one of our cheap car rentals in Wellington and on the road as fast as possible—hassle-free. Hire a vehicle 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 on our website today!
Wellington Airport Pick Up Service Available
We offer a transfer service with all Wellington rental cars from the airport terminal. This service is available on weekdays, from 8 am – 5 pm Monday to Friday and 9 am – 1 pm on Saturday. An after hours pick up service is available by prior arrangement from our depot.
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.
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Our Location and Contact Details
RaD Car Hire Wellington
24 Tacy Street
+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
Car Rental Wellington 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 New Zealand road trip adventure. Book your rental for longer to take advantage of a lower daily rate! Save even more and check out our deals page. Avoid an increase in daily rates and book in advance during New Zealand school and public holidays.
How far is Wellington Airport from Wellington city centre?
Wellington City is a 17-minute drive from Wellington Airport along State Highway 1.
Can I rent a car from Wellington Airport and return it to a different location?
What are the Wellington Airport opening hours?
Wellington Airport’s opening hours are from 3.00 am to 1.30 am daily.
What is the most popular rental car in Wellington?
Start exploring the city’s best attractions with cheap car hire in Wellington. Our most popular rental vehicles are our economy 4-door hatchbacks, such as the Mazda Demio and Hyundai Getz.
Where do I find the best Wellington car rental deals?
How can I find car rentals near me in Wellington?
RaD offers the best solution for affordable, reliable rental cars in Wellington. Browse our rental vehicles online to find a vehicle that suits your budget and travel needs.
How old do I need to be to rent a car in Wellington?
All drivers must be over 18 years of age. Conditions apply to drivers under 25—contact us for more information.
What are the driver’s license requirements to rent a car in Wellington?
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. You must also select our Full Risk Cover if you hold a restricted licence. Remember—we drive on the left!
Where can I drive to from Wellington?
Explore the following destinations from NZ’s capital city:
- The Martinborough wine region.
- The Wairarapa Coastline.
- The Cape Palliser Lighthouse.
- Historic buildings and shopping in Greytown.
- The Kapiti Island Nature Reserve.
- The Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre.
- Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
- Days Bay, Eastbourne, and Scorching Bay.
- Rimutaka Forest Park.
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. Explore Wellington’s restaurants, wines, craft beer, cafes, attractions and activities. Add the following to your South Island itinerary:
Te Papa - National Museum of New Zealand
Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand's National Museum, is a must-visit cultural hub offering a rich insight into the country's history, Māori heritage and diverse culture.
The Wētā Cave
Visit the Wētā Cave to browse exhibits of prop replicas for films such as the Lord of the Rings, shop studio souvenirs, books, jewellery, art prints, gifts, apparel, and more.
Mount Victoria Lookout
The Mount Victoria lookout is just a short walk from the car park. Admire the panoramic views, enjoy a picnic or watch the sunset.
Southward Car Museum
Visit the southern hemisphere’s most extensive collection of over 400 Bugattis, Bentleys, and other vintage cars at the Southward Car Museum.