Car Rental Wellington Downtown

Compare Top Car Rental Companies for Wellington Downtown

  • EuropCar EuropCar
  • Alamo Alamo
  • Thrifty Thrifty
  • Dollar Dollar
  • Go Rentals Go Rentals
  • Apollo Apollo
  • Bargain Car Rentals Bargain Car Rentals
  • Aerodrive Car Rental Aerodrive Car Rental
  • Snap Rentals Snap Rentals
  • Discount car rentals Discount car rentals
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Why book Wellington Downtown car rental with VIP Cars?

All Inclusive Pricing

Rent a car at Wellington Downtown with pricing inclusive of CDW, Theft Waiver & Unlimited Mileage.

Trusted Rental Companies

Leading car rental suppliers in Wellington Downtown - EuropCar, Alamo, Thrifty, Dollar, Go Rentals, Apollo, Bargain Car Rentals, Aerodrive Car Rental, Snap Rentals, Discount car rentals

Lowest Prices Guaranteed

Huge savings on Wellington Downtown Car Rental Deals

No Cancellation Fee

VIP Cars offers free cancellation for car rentals at Wellington Downtown

Secure Online Booking

Reserve a car for Wellington Downtown through a secure booking platform

Widest Range of Cars

Choose from Economy, Mini-Van, SUV & Luxury Cars for Wellington Downtown

Reserve a Cheap Car Rental for Wellington Downtown from VIPCars

Minimum age to rent a car in Wellington: 21 years
Is Driver's Licence & IDP required for renting a car in Wellington: Required

Rent a car for Wellington Downtown in New Zealand through VIP Cars’ easy-to-use online booking engine, and make your traveling experience comfortable and convenient! We are associated with the leading car rental suppliers in the region which ensures that you get great deals for Wellington CBD at great prices. With us, you can also book via our round the clock customer service – which is a great source of assistance in case you are seeking some clarity on any issues pertaining to Wellington Downtown car rental booking.

Popular Car Rental Companies in Wellington Downtown

VIPCars and its car rental partners allow renters to pick up their car rentals almost anywhere in Wellington CBD. Our partners which offer Wellington Downtown car rental deals are listed below:

  • Ace Rental CarsAce Rental Cars
  • ApolloApollo
  • Bargain Rentals CarsBargain Rentals Cars
  • Thrifty Rental CarThrifty Rental Car

Note that while some of these suppliers have their rental offices in the downtown area, others provide meet and greet service

Car Rental Types at Wellington Downtown

No matter if you are traveling with family, friends or alone – for leisure or business, with us, you can rent a car for Wellington Downtown as per your needs. The needs of the customers are our suppliers’ priority & hence a great fleet is made available on our booking engine so that the travelers can get maximum possible variety in terms of prices & car categories.

Renters can expect to find the following car categories while searching for their deals on VIPCars.

  • Economy
  • Hatchbacks
  • Sedans
  • SUV
  • Convertible
  • Luxury

These car rental categories are available for both Automatic & Manual vehicles, and when it comes to fuel types both petrol & diesel are covered. These lists may vary from supplier to supplier, as well as with changes in travel dates as per the availability on the supplier's end.

Places in the City Where you can return your Wellington CBD Car Rental

Within the city of Wellington, our suppliers permit rental drop-off at the following locations:

Wellington Airport (WLG)

Wellington Airport (WLG)

Wellington Ferry Port

Wellington Ferry Port

However, if you want to return your Wellington Downtown car rental to some other city in NZ, you can use the “Different drop-off location?” section on our search form to explore the complete list of the available locations. Note, that by choosing a different drop-off, you deal becomes a one-way rental for which you have to pay a small fee.

Car Rental Information for Wellington Downtown Location

  • Driver’s License (DL) Requirement

    To be able to pick the car rentals at the supplier’s downtown counter, the renters will have to produce their full and valid driving licenses. Temporary or pink license holders which have points on their license will not be allowed to rent a car.

  • International Driving Permit

    In case, the renter’s license is not in English, the renter needs to provide their International Driving license. Note that it acts only as a translation of the original license; one can’t qualify to rent a car solely on the basis of IDP.

  • Age Qualification

    A renter needs to be at least 21 years of age to be able to rent a car at Wellington Downtown. Renters falling in 21-25 age-bracket may have to pay a young driver surcharge, which varies from supplier to supplier. Read the rental voucher for more information.

  • Payment Policy

    Since most of our suppliers don’t allow cash and debit cards for payments, make sure that you have a valid credit card if you want to successfully pick your rental car at Wellington Downtown.

  • Multi Island Rentals

    Almost all of our suppliers allow travelers to take their rental cars to South Island on a ferry. Almost all of our one-way rentals that are to be taken on a ferry cover the one-way fee as well as the ferry charges within the deal’s price. However, one needs to confirm this at the rental desk.

  • Cross-Border Travel & Additional Driver

    Taking your rental outside New Zealand is not permitted by our suppliers. Our suppliers allow additional driver add-on provided that driver also meets all the renter requirements. While some suppliers allow the first additional driver add-on free of cost, others charge a fee.

A Small Guide to Wellington CBD

Wellington Central Business District has two major suburbs:

The northern one is known as the Wellington Central, whereas the southern suburb is known as Te Aro.


Wellington Central

Home to Lambton Quay - which is the heart of Wellington’s CBD - Wellington Central is the place where the city’s Civic Precinct is located. Covered by Wellington’s major streets like High Street, it consists of many noted places given as under:

Wellington’s Town Hall

Wellington’s Town Hall

Wellington’s Central Library

Wellington’s Central Library

City Gallery Wellington

City Gallery Wellington

Michael Fowler Centre

Michael Fowler Centre

Civic Square

Civic Square

High Street

High Street

Willis Street

Willis Street

Wellington Cenotaph

Wellington Cenotaph

Note: Travelers who want to get a ride at Wellington’s Cable Car, they need to take their rental car towards Lambton Quay which is the place where the cable car starts its journey which ends at the Botanical Gardens.

In case you are picking your Wellington Downtown car rental at the Airport or the city port, here is an idea of the distance and the best route that you should take to reach Lambton Quay.

Wellington Airport to Lambton Quay

Distance: 7.7 km via State Highway 1

Wellington Port to Lambton Quay

Distance: 1.4 km via Waterloo Quay


Te Aro – NZ’S Biggest Entertainment District

Located 1 km from Wellington’s Centre, Te Aro is CBD’s southern region and covers the area between the Terrace and the Cambridge Terrace - it is located at the base of Mount Victoria. Here are a few places that you can see before your Mt Victoria Lookout hike:

St James Theater, Courtenay Palace

St James Theater, Courtenay Palace

Dixon Street

Dixon Street

Cuba Street

Cuba Street

Embassy Theater

Embassy Theater - Famous for Lord of the rings movies

The Paramount

The Paramount

The Reading Cinemas

The Reading Cinemas - Largest Cinema in CBD

The Opera House

The Opera House, Manners Street

Wellington Cenotaph

Te Papa Tongarewa

Best Deals

Cheap Car Rental Deals in New Zealand

Economy USD 10.14 /day
Compact USD 12.53 /day
Van / Minivan USD 16.7 /day
Luxury USD 20.88 /day

Car Rental Locations Near Wellington Downtown