There is no better way to see everything Wellington has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Thrifty rental car. Don't waste time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. Having your own car enables you to go to the areas you want to see the most, when you want. Make your upcoming trip to New Zealand even more enjoyable with a Thrifty car rental.
Why drive with CarRentals.com?
With everything to do in and around the area, you'll want to take in more than just the area surrounding your hotel while on your trip. Whether you are dying to have dinner at the cafe that has gotten great reviews across town or check out some of the best local favorites, you'll need your own vehicle to take in as much as you can while on your trip. No matter what you end up doing in , if you want to get the most from your trip to the city, having access to your car is key.
We work with many of the most dependable companies, like Thrifty, because they are known for their successful track record in providing guests with the best cars on the road. We can help your journey get off to a great start.
Frequently asked questions
How do I find the best prices on a Wellington Thrifty car rental?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the lowest rates, whether you reserve your vehicle. However, getting your car well ahead of your trip can help you save even more. Be sure to go over the mileage policy and keeping it to one driver will reduce your expense.
Do I need to bring anything special when I pick up my car rental in Wellington?
Make sure to carry with you credit card, as well as your driver's license.
What's Wellington's minimum age to rent a car?
Thrifty's minimum age to rent a car in Wellington is 21. Take time to read through Thrifty's policies, as there could be added fees if you are under 25 in most cases or for higher category cars especially.
What kind of Thrifty rental car should I get for my trip to Wellington?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Wellington. Economy or compact automobiles are ideal for short commutes and are easier to park. If you are traveling with family or friends, then a mid-size vehicle or SUV will have more room for luggage and provide a more comfortable ride on longer drives. Those looking for a bit of luxury on their vacation can choose a higher-end category like a Mercedes C-Class or Cadillac XTS or similar.
Does New Zealand require car insurance?
You are required to have insurance before you rent from Thrifty in New Zealand. Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, offer some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check credit card company's policy before you decide. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my Thrifty car rental?
Thrifty does require a deposit when you book your rental car. Thrifty will block the deposit on your credit once you book your car for your trip. Please be aware that the deposit may vary greatly based on the model and make of the car.
Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to Thrifty?
We suggest a full tank policy. You should get into your car with a full tank, and you will want to refuel up to the amount you picked the car up with. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring the car back to Thrifty.
Do I need unlimited miles when I drive in Wellington?
Wellington definitely has its charms, but you may want to take to the road again after you've checked off all the activities in Wellington.
Can I get a one-way rental from Thrifty?
Thrifty offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it easier to return your rental car at another location. However, there is typically an additional charge when you opt for one-way.
Book today for great rates
With so much to do and see in Wellington, having access to your own automobile lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to explore more of New Zealand, you can drive when you like, without having to wait for the bus or hail a taxicab.
Before you head out of town, book your Thrifty Wellington rent-a-car and zip off to take in all the must-do activities at your own pace. Go with CarRentals.com and speed along the highway in Wellington, New Zealand.