Wellington Airport (WLG)
Car Hire / Rental
(Wellington, North Island, New Zealand NZ)
Whilst Wellington Airport (WLG) contains a number of car rental companies where cheap deals can often be negotiated, in general, prices tend to be slightly more expensive than those on offer in Auckland. Car Rental rates at the airport and within the centre of Wellington are often reduced for long periods, with many people choosing to rent campervans or similar.
Those looking to drive all over New Zealand, starting from Wellington and finishing at another city, will find the main national car rental operators happy to arrange drop-off points, although a small charge may be made for this service. For longer-term travel, second-hand cars can be purchased at the Car Fair off Cable Street, and at Turners Auctions along Hutt Park Road.
Speed limits in Wellington, New Zealand
Urban areas: 50 kph / 30 mph
Open roads: 100 kph / 63 mph
Motorways / highways: 130 kph / 80 mph
Car Rental, Driving and Parking in Wellington
For those without English driving licences, an International Driving Permit allows you to easily rent a car at Wellington Airport, remaining valid for just 12 months. You should always drive on the left, and both driver and passengers must wear their seatbelts at all times.
A range of parking services are provided by Wellington City Council. Parking within the inner-city area is free of charge, along the streets and at all Council-operated car parks. All parking garages are clearly indicated with blue parking signs and charges are reasonable, with parking coupons for set periods of time also being available - per day, week or month.
Wellington Airport (WLG) Car Rental Companies
The following car rental firms and car hire companies are available at Wellington Airport:
- Budget Rent A Car
- HERTZ Corporation
Wellington Airport (WLG) Car Rental