Car Rental in Wellington Airport

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Wellington Airport (WLG)

Address: Terminal Building, (North Island), Wellington, 6022, New Zealand
Phone: (64) 4-802-1088
Hours of Operation: Sun - Fri 7:30 AM - 9:30 PM; Sat 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM


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After-hours Returns
Park & lock the car. Place the completed contract & the keys in the Drop Box located in the Returns area. Remember to take your personal belongings with you.

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Avis Car Rental at Wellington International Airport

Wellington is the capital of New Zealand, and one of the nation's most popular tourist destinations. Located at the bottom of the North Island, this picturesque city is a great holiday spot and an important gateway to both the North and South Islands. Whether you're heading North to Auckland on State Highway 1 or catching a car ferry to the South Island, Wellington is very well situated and lots of fun. Visitors to the city often arrive via Wellington International Airport, with Avis New Zealand operating a rental counter from the main terminal.

Avis counter location at Wellington Airport

Wellington Airport is situated in the heart of the city just 5.5 km south-east of the CBD. Along with being highly visible and somewhat noisy, the airport is also famous for its turbulent landings and short, single runway. With just one terminal, the Avis New Zealand office is easy to find at Terminal Building, Wellington, 6022. Situated on Level 0 adjacent to the domestic baggage claim area, the Avis office is impossible to miss, and the car park is just a short walk away. In order to make things even easier for their customers, Avis also provides self-service through the official Avis app.

Wellington International Airport Information

Wellington International Airport, formally known as Rongotai Airport, is a major piece of transportation infrastructure in New Zealand. The airport is located at Stewart Duff Dr, Wellington, 6022, at a central location just 5.5 km from the city centre. Because it's surrounded by Wellington Harbour and the Tasman Sea, there is only one way to reach the airport along Calabar Road.

Wellington Airport is the third-busiest airport in the country in terms of passenger numbers, and the second-busiest in terms of aircraft movements. Even though it's officially known as Wellington International Airport, it services mostly New Zealand cities such as Auckland and Christchurch. While a number of Australian cities are also serviced, anyone coming from Europe, North America, or elsewhere needs to arrive via Auckland Airport before catching a domestic flight south.

A number of national and regional carriers use the Wellington Airport runway, alongside a few commercial aviation businesses such as Wellington Aero Club. Wellington International Airport is known for its windy conditions and has a reputation for occasional rough landings.

Things to see and do around Wellington Airport

There are lots of things to see and do close to Wellington Airport, with the close location of the facility making it easy to get in and out of town. Whether you've got just a few hours to spare or a couple of days between flights, Wellington offers a lot of fun in a friendly and easy to navigate package.

Once you've picked up your rental car, you can visit beautiful Wellington bays such as Breaker Bay, Houghton Bay, and Karaka Bay. If you want to stay a little closer to the CBD, you can visit the famous Wellington Cable Car, Wellington Zoo, Botanic Gardens, and the unique Beehive parliament building. The New Zealand capital also offers a number of fantastic shopping and eating opportunities, with great bars, cafes, and restaurants located across the city.

Nearby petrol station locations

Wellington International Airport is very close to the city centre, which means there are plenty of service stations close by. If you need to refuel before handing over your Avis vehicle, the Z-Broadway service station is the closest to the airport grounds on the corner of Calabar Road and Broadway. The Pak'nSave on Onepu Road at Kibirnie is also very handy, as is the Mobil petrol station on Bay Road. Other service station options closer to the Wellington CBD include another Z petrol station at Vivian Street and a BP petrol station near Waitangi Park.

Fleet information for Avis New Zealand

Avis New Zealand offers access to a wide range of cars and other vehicles. From small and economical compact cars through to large and powerful SUVs and vans, there is something for every person and every budget. New Zealand is famous as a great driving destination, with people coming from across the world to drive on the beautiful and well-maintained roads that traverse the North and South Islands. Avis New Zealand caters to a wide range of demographics, from solo drivers and young couples through to business travellers and large families.

Distances between Wellington Airport, CBD and attractions

  • Wellington Airport to Wellington CBD - 5.5 km
  • Wellington Airport to Cable Car - 7 km
  • Wellington Airport to Beehive - 8 km
  • Wellington Airport to Wellington Zoo- 2 km
  • Wellington City to Petone - 13 km
  • Wellington City to Eastbourne - 17 km
  • Wellington City to Rotorua - 451 km
  • Wellington City to Auckland - 642 km


Can I sleep at Wellington airport?

Sleeping is not officially allowed at Wellington Airport, which is closed daily between 1.30AM and 3.30AM.

What time does Wellington airport open?

Wellington International Airport is open daily for 22 hours between 3.30AM and 1.30AM.

Does Wellington Airport have free WiFi?

Wellington Airport has a reliable and free WiFi service for all travellers and guests.

How much does it cost to hire a car from Wellington Airport?

Costs of renting a car at Wellington Airport depend on a few factors, including the size of the car, the dates and duration, your age and any extra coverages you select. Enter your details in our search form to get an accurate cost.

How far is Wellington Airport from the city?

Wellington Airport is located 10 kms from the Wellington CBD which is a 20-30 minute drive depending on traffic.

Where can I find the Avis desk at Wellington Airport?

The Avis counter is located on the ground level, next to domestic baggage claim.

Where else can I hire a car in Wellington?

Avis also has locations in Wellington city (downtown), Wellington Ferry Terminal and Petone Lower Hutt.