Rent a Car
Wellington Airport (WLG)
If flying in, the rental counter is within the terminal with a short walk to the car lot.
Wellington Airport is the beginning of your North Island exploration. Whether you’re looking to discover the workings of a vibrant city, stop by small towns and travel the rural outdoors or take in some of New Zealand’s coastal views, all can be explored from the comfort of a Budget rental car.
Only 15 minutes’ drive from Wellington Airport is New Zealand’s constitutional and cultural capital, Wellington City. Infamous for its weather, the windy city certainly lives up to its name, but don’t be deterred, this is just part of the city’s vibrant personality. In the heart of the downtown area are a collection of museums, galleries and boutique stores which are complemented by a fizzing café and bar scene that acts as a meeting place for many locals.
North of Wellington Airport is the Martinborough. This small town, famous for its winery, will charm you with its boutique accommodation and pinot range. Explore the area’s notable sights or go beyond and drive further north to the stunning Kapiti Coast for an amazing scenic drive. Cruise along the windy roads and watch as the mountainous Tararua Forest Park forms a dramatic backdrop along the length of the coastline. When it’s time for a break, relax in a crowd-free beach or find a walking trail to wander.
Budget is conveniently located at the arrivals hall at Wellington Airport, and we offer a wide range of late model rental cars, 4WDs, and vans. We are open to meet all incoming flights so you can get going as simply and as quickly as possible.
Budget car rentals include unlimited kilometres, free road maps, standard insurance, and the comfort of 24-hour Roadside Assistance. Optional extras such as GPS Navigation, Excess Reduction, and Child Safety Seats are available at time of booking or rental.
Keep an eye out for our latest car rental special offers and let Budget drive your dollar further.
FASTBREAK RETURN: Follow the airport signs for Car Rental return. You do not need to return to the counter to complete your rental. Record your mileage and fuel level on the rental agreement and drop it in the Budget Fastbreak return box. A closed rental agreement will be mailed to you within 48 hours.
RETURNS: Same as pick-up.
AFTER-HOURS RETURNS: Key drop service is available until 2200.
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