Wellington City Car Rental

38/44 Hania Street, Wellington City New Zealand

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OFFICE HOURS:Open Weekdays 7:30am to 5pm, Saturdays 8am to 12pm (Closed Weekends)

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 information


Where is the branch located?

38/44 Hania Street, Wellington City New Zealand and Ace shuttle bus will pick you up from the Bluebridge and Interislander terminals near the Taxi stand


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 questions you may have when renting a vehicle from Ace Rental Cars

Rent with Confidence

Learn more about what we are doing to keep you safe.

It is our mission to maintain the high standards for safety and cleanliness that customers expect. In addition to practicing preventative measures to reduce the spread of germs within our facilities, all our vehicles go through a rigorous, multi-step cleaning process for each rental.

Learn more about what we are doing to keep you safe.

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.

Your Wellington City Destination Guide

After one visit, you’ll begin to understand why Lonely Planet labelled Wellington the ‘coolest little capital city in the world’. Have a read of our top destinations for your next, or first, Wellington visit.

Experience the immersive Museum of New Zealand

Head on down to the waterfront and treat yourself to Te Papa Tongarewa Museum, otherwise known as New Zealand’s national museum. Te Papa Tongarewa literally translates to ‘container of treasures’, and this is a very apt description.

Marvel at the wealth of Māori culture, heritage, art and culture and extraordinary history that call Te Papa home. Experience stories of the country’s beautiful past and its unique environment in a series of interactive exhibits.

Chug up to the lookout in Wellington’s Cable Car

This faithful antique cable car has been dutifully climbing up to Kelburn Lookout since 1912. While it certainly isn’t the fastest way to the top, the journey offers a relaxing, scenic route with panorama views of the sprawling cityscape and winding coast. Otherwise, if you’re feeling energised, you can attempt to hike up the hill yourself from Lambton Quay in the waterfront central district.

If you opt for the comfortable and less sweat-inducing option of the cable car, you will also be able to step out into the small museum located at the summit’s cable car terminal. Here, you can view the original cable car used on the very same tracks.

Lose yourself in the Wellington Botanic Gardens  

If you listened to our last suggested activity, then you should now find yourself conveniently located next to the lush oasis that is the Wellington Botanic Gardens. Sprawling across 25 hectares of the city’s hillside, this must-visit natural attraction is packed-full of blooming flowers, the famous Lady Norwood Rose Gardens and your usual spread of native flora displays. Make sure you also pay a visit to the Carter Observatory to catch its immersive planetarium show.

Mosey out to Princess Bay

A lazy 9 km drive south of the CBD, Princess Bay offers a popular sheltered sweep of rock pools and sandy beaches to enjoy. On a clear day, you’ll be afforded a generous view that extends out to the South Island itself. Explore the coastal track just above the beach and head to the lookout point for even more gorgeous views. 

Needless to say, Wellington offers a number of fun and memorable experiences for the curious traveller. Who’s booking a ticket?

Qualmark Gold

Qualmark is New Zealand tourism’s official quality assurance organisation, providing a trusted guide to quality travel experiences.

When you see a business displaying the Qualmark symbol you know it meets strict quality standards, environmental criteria, health & wellbeing and social.

The Qualmark helps you to identify top-rated companies in their industries and allows you to have full confidence and trust that the company you are dealing with is at the highest level of quality and service.

Find out more about Qualmark at www.qualmark.co.nz

Car Rental Extras available from Auckland Airport

Remove the stress out of driving, and enjoy your trip by adding one of our extras to your rental.

  • GPS
  • Baby Seats - Capped at 5 Days
  • Booster Seats - Capped at 5 Days
  • Ski Racks
  • Snow Chains

Car Hire Relocation's, Deals & Offers

We are always needing vehicles to be returned to our Auckland Airport location. Often these come with very reduced costs, so if you are travelling from one of our Southern locations then have look and see if there are any cars we are wanting to relocate, you could save $100's in flights and car rental fees if you grab one of our cars.

You can also look for discount and promo codes, these can reduce the rental cost  

TRAVELLING SAFELY AROUND Wellington


Find out what's different about driving in New Zealand?

We want you to enjoy your time in New Zealand and stay safe on the roads when renting one of our rental cars. It’s important for you to understand the New Zealand Road Code before setting off to your destination in your rental car.

New Zealand Car Hire Locations

We have rental car locations all over New Zealand and Australia so no matter where you plan to pick up your car rental or drop off your rental car we will be able to accommodate your needs, our locations are all open 7 days a week and with arrangement offer after-hours Rental car pickups and drop-offs.

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