About Wellington Airport (WLG)

Address: Stewart Duff Dr, Wellington, 6022, Xx

A trip to the ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’ as the locals call New Zealand will certainly forever be etched into your memory.

And it’s capital Wellington, located to the southern portion of North Island has become a very popular tourist destination with travellers from all over the world. To get there, you will fly to Wellington Airport, conveniently situated around 5,5 kilometres from the city centre.

Savvy travellers would have already sorted out their car rental before they arrive in the city. From there it’s a simple procedure to secure your vehicle from one of the Wellington Airport car rentals conveniently located in and around the terminal buildings.

Then it’s a case of hopping into the vehicle you have secured via car hire and your holiday awaits!

  Getting around

Wellington is worth exploring and is a city that exudes charm. It’s also the perfect place to base yourself if you want to discover the North Island or even pop over to the South Island for a visit. And if you rent a car, you have undeniable freedom.

So make sure you pre-book your vehicle before you even land in New Zealand. Once you arrive, you are safe in the knowledge that the Wellington Airport car rental company you have chosen will have you on the road in the matter of minutes.   

And then it’s time to explore. Travel to Martinborough, a small wine-producing region just an hour from Wellington. Or visit Wairarapa, home to what is believed to be the first ever settlement of the Maori people in the country. The possibilities are endless.

  Choosing your car

Wellington Airport has a large range of car rental companies from which you can hire your car. Pre-book them online before your holiday even starts to secure the best prices. And be sure to compare what the likes of Hertz, Jucy, Europcar, Alamo and Enterprise have to offer.

By pre-booking your airport car rental you can choose from a range of vehicle types including people carriers, estate vehicles, sedans and compact cars. For larger groups requiring 7-12 seats there is a selection of SUV’s and vans. Cars on offer are from manufacturers such as Toyota, Kia, Hyundai, Mazda and more.

  Tips and advice for renting a car at Wellington Airport


New Zealand drivers are generally very safe and adhere to the rules of the road.


Many of Wellington’s streets are pretty narrow but don’t worry, just take it slow, they aren’t too difficult to navigate.


Wellington is a hilly city as well, so you going to have to be pretty adept at hill starts, especially if you are driving a manual car. If that’s a worry, rather rent an automatic.


Most of the roads you come across in New Zealand will have oncoming traffic. There are highways with more than a single lane in all the large cities, however.


New Zealand is filled with one-lane bridges, with vehicles already in the bridge having the right of way.


Although there are no toll roads in and around Wellington, if you travel to Auckland you will encounter some.