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Wellington Airport (WLG)


Terminal Building,
Stewart Duff Dr, Wellington, 6022, New Zealand


(64) 4-388-0987

Hours of Operation:

Sun 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM; Mon - Fri 7:00 AM - 8:30 PM; Sat 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM

If flying in, the rental counter is within the terminal with a short walk to the car lot.


Location Information
Fastbreak Service
Fastbreak Pick up: Proceed to the Budget Fastbreak line or Budget rental counter. Present your driver licence and receive your rental agreement and keys.

Fastbreak Return: Park the vehicle and lock it. If a return agent is not available in the rental car park, proceed to the rental counter/office with your vehicle keys, mileage and fuel level. You can access your receipt online within 72 hours of returning your vehicle.
General Directions
COUNTER: Enter through the main doors, Budget counter is the first desk on the right near the door.
CARS: On-site.
RETURNS: Same as pick-up.
AFTER-HOURS RETURNS: Key drop service is available until 2200.
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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Car Hire at Wellington Airport

Whether you’re visiting Wellington for its sandy beaches or its world-famous culinary scene, it’s a good idea to plan your travel in advance. At Budget Australia, we provide a Wellington Airport car hire service to those who want to spend money. If you’re ready to get more out of your trip, we’re here to help.

Finding our Wellington Airport car hire desk

Finding our Wellington Airport car hire desk is easy. It’s just to the right of the main entrance on the ground floor.

If you don’t want to spend too much time waiting around, try downloading the Budget car hire app. After entering your details, you’ll be able to update your car hire agreement, request upgrades, and more. When you’re able to make changes while you’re on the move, you spend less time queuing and more time exploring.

Your guide to Wellington Airport

With only one terminal, Wellington Airport is easy to navigate. If you want to reach it from the city, try the following directions:

  • Start on Willis Street and head north-east towards Willeston Street
  • Continue straight onto Customhouse Quay
  • Turn right onto Hunter Street
  • When you reach the first cross street, turn right onto Jervois Quay
  • Continue onto Cable Street
  • Take a slight right onto Oriental Parade
  • Continue Straight onto Kent Terrace
  • Follow Kent Terrace around to the left and head onto State Highway 1
  • Use the roundabout to take the 2nd exit onto Troy Street
  • Turn left onto Salek Street
  • Turn left onto Coutts Street
  • Use the roundabout to take the 3rd exit onto Tirangi Road
  • Use the roundabout to take the 1st exit onto Lyall Parade
  • Continue straight onto Moa Point Road
  • Turn left onto Stewart Duff Drive
  • Follow the signs for Wellington International Airport

Things to do near Wellington Airport

After collecting your rental car at Wellington Airport, it’s time to explore some of the nearby attractions. Here are a few of our favourites:

Oriental Bay

Although Wellington is brimming with beaches for you to explore, Oriental Bay should always be at the top of your list. In addition to its gentle waves, it’s tantalisingly close to Wellington’s CBD. It’s only a 9km drive from the airport, too.

Island Bay

If you’re looking for a bay that’s a little different, try Island Bay. It’s home to the HMNZS Wellington Shipwreck, as well as a marine reserve. If you’ve left enough time after and before your flight, you can go scuba diving there. As an alternative, consider snorkelling instead. Island Bay is 7.1km away from the airport.

Wellington Zoo

If you’ve ever fancied hand-feeding a red panda, now’s your chance. Wellington Zoo offers the experience, as well as a selection of native and international species to admire. It’s a quick 8km drive away from the airport.

Refuelling locations nearby

When you rent a car at Wellington Airport, you’ll need to refill the tank before returning it. Here are some refuelling locations that are nearby:

  • Z Service Station on the Corner of Calabar Road and Broadway
  • Z Service Station at 27 Miramar Avenue
  • Z Service Station at 16 to 22 Coutts Road

Our car hire fleet

At Budget Australia, our expansive fleet is here to help you save money while travelling in comfort. If you’re driving your family around, try one of our spacious family cars. They have enough room for all your passengers, as well as your luggage. Alternatively, if you don’t need too much space, economise with one of our city cars. Additionally, you can make requests for additional equipment, such as GPS and child seats.

Distances to popular locations

When you want to explore the area outside of Wellington Airport, hiring a car is the best way to do it. Here are some distances to popular nearby locations:

Wellington Botanic Garden 10.8km Cuba Street 8.1km Otari Wilton’s Bush 13.2km Mount Victoria 8km The Weta Cave 6.2km


How many airports are there in Wellington?

Wellington is home to just one airport, which offers both international and domestic flights. Carriers such as Air New Zealand and Qantas both fly from there. You’ll likely see the ICAO code WLG on your flight ticket or when you make a booking.

How do I get from Wellington Airport to the city?

To get to Wellington Airport from the city, follow State Highway 1. The journey is 9km long and takes approximately 14 minutes, depending on the time of day you’re driving.

Which airlines fly to Wellington NZ?

Some of the airlines that fly to Wellington, NZ, include:

  • Air New Zealand
  • Qantas
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Air Chathams
  • Air New Zealand Link
  • Fiji Airways
  • Golden Bay Air
  • Jetstar
  • Sounds Air
  • Virgin Australia

At Budget Australia, we’re here to help you save money on your Wellington Airport car hire agreement. To see what we can do for you, check out our fleet.