Wellington City Car Rental

38/44 Hania Street, Wellington City New Zealand

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FREE PHONE:0800 502 277
OFFICE HOURS:Open Weekdays: 7:30am to 5pm, Saturdays: 8am to 12pm Sundays: Closed

Wellington City Car Rental Branch Information

Book your Wellington City car rental today, affordable cheap car rentals in Wellington City. Great car hire deals at Wellington City with Ace Rental Cars.

Wellington City - Departing ferry passengers should allow an additional two hours prior to boarding time to complete the return of your vehicle.

There are no Afterhours drops off available from this location.

After-hours pickups are unavailable at this location.

If you are running late and you won't be able to collect your rental car at the allocated time, it is important to get in touch with the branch you are collecting from so that we can make alternate arrangements. Call our toll free number at 0800 502 277 and we will do our best to accommodate.

Shuttle Collection

Ace Rental Cars offers a pick-up and drop-off service to our branches for customers who are collecting or returning their car rental.

Frequently Asked Questions

Take a look at some frequently questions you may have when renting a car from Ace.


Known as the world’s ‘coolest little capital’, Wellington is a city not to miss.

Situated in the south of the North Island, Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand. It sits perfectly in the middle of the two islands, making it an ideal place to use as a base for further travels around the country.

However, Wellington is a fantastic place to visit, with standout highlights being Te Papa Tongawera, Cuba Street, Mount Wellington, and the sheer number of festivals occurring here each month. It’s a thriving place that you will love exploring when you get the chance.

Hiring a rental car is a great idea, as it means you can travel wherever you like, whenever you like, hassle-free. With both the South Island and North Island at your fingertips, a hire car will allow you the flexibility to create your holiday memories.

Cuba Street and Wellington with Ace

There are many reasons why Wellington is so loved by all who visit. One of these standout reasons is Cuba Street. A thriving hub of activity, Cuba Street is a fantastic place to head to when you first arrive in the city. You’ll be able to witness first-hand all the art, culture, and vibrancy, with fantastic food, live music, and more.

If you’re lucky enough to come to Wellington when there’s an event on, you’ll be able to see the city in a whole new light. The events scene is thriving, with plenty of festivals throughout the year to attend. Choose from events like Homegrown, where the Wellington harbour comes alive with the best of Kiwi artists, or the New Zealand Fringe Festival, CubaDupa, Wellington Cup Day, and the Coastella Music Festival. Each one is a great event in its own right, so if you can time your visit to coincide with one of these events, you’ll experience the city at its best.

Another reason why many visit Wellington is to visit Te Papa Tongarewa. Te Papa is the national museum of New Zealand, and it is a fantastic spot to visit. The museum has exhibitions detailing every aspect of the country’s history, and it shows these in a unique bi-cultural approach to explore the two distinct time periods of its past. A standout exhibition is Gallipoli: The Scale of our War, which details the true devastation and impact of the ANZAC effort in World War I. Stylised and curated by the team at Weta Workshop, who also created a lot of the props and costumes for the ‘Lord of the Rings Trilogy’, this exhibition is a harrowing yet important insight into the war from the ANZAC perspective.

Venture to the North Island in your Rental Car

Once your visit to Wellington is over, why not drive across the North Island? Road tripping is the best way to see the New Zealand scenery, and with destinations like Taupo, Rotorua, Waikato, and the Bay of Islands all on the North Island, this is a great way to see a huge part of the country.

However long you want to spend in Wellington, this city will impress and amaze you with all of its quirky aspects. From the thriving Cuba Street to the beautiful harbour and beyond, Wellington is a city that constantly captivates visitors all year round. And, it’s the perfect starting point to a North Island adventure, so if you can head here for a longer time, we’d recommend it. We’ll see you soon at Ace Wellington City!

Can I take my vehicle on the ferry?

A booking can be made starting on one Island and ending on another, however our vehicles are not permitted to cross between the Islands.  

When making your booking on our website, you will have two bookings with two booking numbers one for the north island and one for the south island, you will also have two booking confirmation emails from Ace.

North to South 

When selecting a Pickup location on the north island you will be dropping your vehicle off at our Wellington City branch from there you will pop onto the Ferry and head over to Picton were you will collect your next vehicle

South to North

When selecting a Pickup location on the South Island you will be dropping your vehicle off at our Picton Branch from there you will pop onto the Ferry and head over to Wellington were you will collect your next vehicle

Please note a fee will apply if the vehicle is not returned to the same island the rental started on.

Ace rental Cars will charge for the actual cost of relocating the vehicle, this cost is up to a maximum of NZD$1,000.00 + GST. 

Ferry Bookings

We can book the Interisland ferry for you – the cost per crossing is $180.00 for the vehicle, $65.00 per adult and $35.00 per child. Just let us know the date and approx time you prefer to cross, all passengers’ names and we can book this for you. All ferry tickets must be paid for in full when booking. A 5% cancellation fee applies.

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