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"Pegasus Rental Cars" Top 5 Page for this destination Wellington Transportation Tip by Kakapo2

Wellington Transportation: 46 reviews and 48 photos


We needed a car just for a day. Knowing that this is more expensive than a multi-day rent, we did not expect to get a vehicle for $25 or 30. But some quotes were just breathtaking, with Budget topping the list with $ 152! After this research we did not even bother to contact Avis or Hertz ;-) We did not check out every company – just booked the first one which had cars available (Omega was fully booked) and offered an acceptable rate, and this was Pegasus Rental Cars.

Their rates normally include only 100 free kilometres, and you can top up to 200 (plus $ 7.50) and to unlimited (plus $ 15/that equals 60 km over the limit). As we returned the car the same day we got a $ 5 discount. Never book limited kilometres if you do not know the exact amount of kilometres of your trip!

We had pick-up service from the hotel, and had to take a taxi to the airport (about $ 12), as they do not have airport service – and we returned the car after hours. The staff were very friendly, and everything was straight forward.

Just to give you an idea: Now in autumn some car rental companies have lower rates. With Pegasus you would save $ 2 only. Omega, for example, would today charge $ 39 for a small car. Budget would still come to $ 56.89 plus fees plus GST, so $ 64 in total. But at least far from those $ 152 from early March. Hertz’s $ 70 April rate would add up to $ 78.75 after fees and GST – but you could return it at the airport.

One of my favourites, Ace Rental Cars, is no option as the minimum for Wellington rentals is two days ($ 40 per day for the smallest car; $ 38 for economy in April).

Address: 5 Ropa Lane, Miramar

Phone: (0800) 354 507, (04) 380 3040
Type: Car/Motor Home

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 17, 2008
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