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Pick-up Location Christchurch
Rental Locations 58
Airport Locations 42

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Rated #1
Avis
Best Rated
7.6 Good (2,260 reviews)
3 locations in Christchurch
Avis
Locations in Christchurch
150 Kilmore Street
+64 3930 6103
26A Sheffield Crescent
+64 3357 0167
Terminal Building
+64 3358 9661
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From C$ 11/day
Rated #2
Hertz
Cheapest deal
7.4 Good (3,852 reviews)
3 locations in Christchurch
Hertz
Locations in Christchurch
20 Abros Place
+64 3360 3270
Christchurch Apt
+64 3358 6730
Unit 4 150 Kilmore St
+64 3365 2195
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Rated #3
Budget
7.4 Good (4,196 reviews)
3 locations in Christchurch
Budget
Locations in Christchurch
150 Kilmore St
+64 3930 6102
26a Sheffield Cres
Terminal Building
+64 3357 0231
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From C$ 58/day
Rated #4
Thrifty
thrifty
7.1 Good (2,727 reviews)
2 locations in Christchurch
Rated #5
EZI
ezi
10.0 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Christchurch
EZI
Locations in Christchurch
238 Roydvale Avenue
+64 800 439 473
Durey Road
From C$ 28/day
Rated #6
Apex
apex
9.8 Excellent (5 reviews)
2 locations in Christchurch
Apex
Locations in Christchurch
150 Kilmore Street Christchurch Central
+64 3363 3001
28 Ron Guthrie Road, Christchurch Airport
+64 3357 4536
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From C$ 16/day
Rated #9
Lucky Rentals New Zeland
luckyrentals
6.9 Good (5 reviews)
1 location in Christchurch
Lucky Rentals New Zeland
Locations in Christchurch
Christchurch Airport
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Rated #10
Economy Rent a Car
economy
3.4 Mediocre (6 reviews)
1 location in Christchurch
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Christchurch
Christchurch Airport
+64 9303 3912
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Rated #11
Scotties
scotties
2.0 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Christchurch
Scotties
Locations in Christchurch
189 Blenheim Rd Riccarton (6.5 kilometers from the airport - shuttle service)
+64 3 348 2002 / 0800 800 317 / 0800 736 825
Sunnycars
sunnycars
3 locations in Christchurch
Sunnycars
Locations in Christchurch
150 Kilmore St
155 Orchard Road
Memorial Avenue
AutoEurope
autoeurope
2 locations in Christchurch
AutoEurope
Locations in Christchurch
Europcar 134 Victoria Street
Europcar Meet Greet
From C$ 15/day
Bargain Car Rentals
bargaincar
2 locations in Christchurch
Bargain Car Rentals
Locations in Christchurch
515 Moorhouse Ave
+64 800 566 701
Christchurch Airport
Gold Car Rent a Car
goldcarrent
2 locations in Christchurch
Gold Car Rent a Car
Locations in Christchurch
3a The Wickets,christchurch
+64 800 300 123
Christchurch Airport
+64 800 300 123
Ace Rental Cars
acerentalcars
1 location in Christchurch
Ace Rental Cars
Locations in Christchurch
Abros Place
From C$ 26/day
AeroDrive
aerodrive
1 location in Christchurch
AeroDrive
Locations in Christchurch
30 Durey Rd, Airport
+64 3666 0026
Alamo
alamo
1 location in Christchurch
Alamo
Locations in Christchurch
30 Durey Rd
+64 3358 6554
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
discount
1 location in Christchurch
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Christchurch
Christchurch Airport
Dollar
dollar
1 location in Christchurch
Dollar
Locations in Christchurch
3/3 Pukaki Road Yaldhurst
+64 278 086 501
Drive NZ
drivenz
1 location in Christchurch
Drive NZ
Locations in Christchurch
Christchurch Airport
DriveCyprus
drive
1 location in Christchurch
DriveCyprus
Locations in Christchurch
Christchurch Airport
Enterprise
enterprise
1 location in Christchurch
Enterprise
Locations in Christchurch
30 Durey Rd
+64 3358 6554
Europcar
europcar
1 location in Christchurch
Europcar
Locations in Christchurch
Christchurch International Terminal
+64 3357 9202
EZU Car Rental
ezucarrental
1 location in Christchurch
EZU Car Rental
Locations in Christchurch
Christchurch Airport
Firefly
firefly
1 location in Christchurch
Firefly
Locations in Christchurch
Christchurch Apt
+64 3358 6730
Garenta
garenta
1 location in Christchurch
Garenta
Locations in Christchurch
GO Rentals - Christchurch Airport
+64 3358 4051
GO Rent A Car
gorent
1 location in Christchurch
GO Rent A Car
Locations in Christchurch
Christchurch airport
+64 508 246 784
Go Rentals
gorentals
1 location in Christchurch
Go Rentals
Locations in Christchurch
Christchurch Airport
INTERRENT
interrent
1 location in Christchurch
INTERRENT
Locations in Christchurch
Christchurch Airport - Free Shuttle Service.
JUCY
jucy
1 location in Christchurch
JUCY
Locations in Christchurch
Wairakei
KEA Campervan rental-AU
keacamperrental
1 location in Christchurch
KEA Campervan rental-AU
Locations in Christchurch
159 Orchard Road
keddy by Europcar
keddy
1 location in Christchurch
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Christchurch
Christchurch International Terminal
+64 3357 9202
Letz Rent a Car
letzrentacar
1 location in Christchurch
Letz Rent a Car
Locations in Christchurch
Unit 1, 3 PUKAKI ROAD
+64 3348 2002
Lucky's Car Rental
luckys
1 location in Christchurch
Lucky's Car Rental
Locations in Christchurch
791 Wairakei Road, Christchurch Airport
+64 800 808 881
From C$ 55/day
Mode Car & Camper Rentals
moderentals
1 location in Christchurch
Mode Car & Camper Rentals
Locations in Christchurch
Unit 1, 3 PUKAKI ROAD
+64 800 247 727
National
national
1 location in Christchurch
National
Locations in Christchurch
30 Durey Rd
+64 3358 6554
NU Car
nucar
1 location in Christchurch
NU Car
Locations in Christchurch
189 Blenheim Rd
+64 800 800 317
From C$ 13/day
Right Cars
rightcars
1 location in Christchurch
Right Cars
Locations in Christchurch
Christchurch Airport
+64 273 628 768
From C$ 29/day
Snap Rentals
snaprentals
1 location in Christchurch
Snap Rentals
Locations in Christchurch
578 Wairakei Road
SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
surpricecarrental
1 location in Christchurch
SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
Locations in Christchurch
5 Ivan Jamieson Pl, Airport
+64 3666 0026
Yes Rent A Car
yesrentacar
1 location in Christchurch
Yes Rent A Car
Locations in Christchurch
9/41 Sir William Pickering Dr, Burnside, Christchurch , New Zealand
+64 275 696 999
Yesaway
yesaway
1 location in Christchurch
Yesaway
Locations in Christchurch
78 Orchard Rd, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch , New Zealand
+64 3358 5740

Car Rental Locations in Christchurch

Good to Know

Most Popular Agency Hitch Car Rentals
Most Popular Car Type Economy
Average price C$ 28/day
Good deal C$ 24/day

When to Book a Rental Car in Christchurch

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Top tips for renting a car in Christchurch

  • A city that is uniquely blossoming with resurgence following devastating earthquakes in 2011, Christchurch is bustling with energy and is going through a process of identity redevelopment. Renting a car will not only give you the best scope to explore the combination of heritage buildings, reconstructions, and modern skylines that line the Christchurch streets, it will also open up your access to the Waimakariri River and Southern Alps. The freedom to go where you want and when you want cannot be undervalued, especially considering the world class skiing location, Mt. Hutt, is only a 90-minute drive from town.
  • Christchurch International Airport is located 12 km (7 miles) northwest of the downtown district. After viewing the best available deals on the market with KAYAK, reserve your rental car and make arrival on the South Island a seamless transition. Major rental companies such as Avis, Budget, Europcar, and Hertz have counters located within the International Arrivals Hall.
  • For a start, you’ll have to adjust to driving on the left hand side of the road. If you haven’t done this before, don’t fret -- your brain has a way of adjusting naturally following a few confusing minutes at the start. If you are planning a trip to the Southern Alps, be sure to check the local weather reports and road conditions before you leave.
  • Traffic in Christchurch is a cakewalk compared to some major cities across the world. You can expect increased congestion between 4:30 pm and 6 pm; however, traffic continues to flow and you will be able to reach anywhere in the city with relative ease. During the peak snowfall period (from June to August) you can expect some delays on Highway 73 as people flock towards Mt. Hutt.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Christchurch for C$ 24 or less
  • Book your rental car in Christchurch at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Christchurch are around 69% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs About Renting a Car in Christchurch

How much does it cost to rent a car in Christchurch?

On average a hire car in Christchurch costs C$ 29 per day.

What is the most popular rental car in Christchurch?

Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Christchurch.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Christchurch?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Lucky Rentals New Zeland (C$ 35/day), Abell (C$ 43/day) and Yesaway (C$ 48/day).

What is the best rental car company in Christchurch?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Christchurch are Alamo (8.7, 43474 reviews), Enterprise (8.4, 58557 reviews), and National (8.2, 3758 reviews).

Which car rental companies are at the airport: Christchurch Airport (CHC)?

Car rental companies onsite at Christchurch Airport include Hitch Car Rentals, AeroDrive, Abell, Snap Rentals, Apex, Right Cars, Mode Car & Camper Rentals, Thrifty, Bargain Car Rentals and Hertz.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Christchurch Airport (CHC)?

Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Christchurch Airport to off-airport locations include Hitch Car Rentals, AeroDrive, Right Cars, Thrifty, Bargain Car Rentals, Hertz and Lucky Rentals New Zeland.

What is the cheapest rental car location in Christchurch?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Lucky Rentals New Zeland Christchurch Airport 8053 (9 kilometers from city center).

How can I find car rentals near me in Christchurch?

Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

How much does a Economy car rental cost in Christchurch?

A Economy car rental in Christchurch costs C$ 24 per day, on average.

How much does a Intermediate car rental cost in Christchurch?

A Intermediate car rental in Christchurch costs C$ 56 per day, on average.

What is the most popular rental car location in Christchurch?

In Christchurch, cars are most frequently rented at AeroDrive 30 Durey Rd, Airport (9.36 km from city centre ).

How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Christchurch?

On average a rental car in Christchurch costs C$ 202 per week (C$ 29 per day).

How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Christchurch?

On average a rental car in Christchurch costs C$ 865 per month (C$ 29 per day).

What type of car is recommended for driving in Christchurch?

If you would like a small economical car to minimize emissions and fuel consumption, consider getting a Toyota Yaris or Volkswagen Polo. These cars are also ideally suited to inner-city driving, their smaller size helping you navigate tight parking spots. If you would prefer a car with more space and power, a Mazda6 or Toyota Corolla Wagon will suit your needs.

What's the speed limit in Christchurch?

Unless otherwise indicated, the speed limit of urban traffic areas is 50 km/h (31 mph). Once outside urban areas and on highways or rural roads, the maximum speed is 100km/h (62 mph). Keep a careful eye on your speedometer as to avoid fines, since speed cameras operate in Christchurch and can add an unwanted expense and issue to your travel.

How are gas prices in Christchurch?

You can expect to pay approximately $2.33 NZ Dollars per liter. This equates to approximately $6.06 USD per gallon, which is a little more than double the American average. It’s possible to keep fuel costs low if you choose an economical rental car model and avoid filling up at smaller independent gas stations in rural locations.

Where are the best places to park in Christchurch?

Parking spots in the downtown district of Christchurch are plentiful and make life easy for those with a car. Christchurch City Council operates eight parking lots across the city, two of which (on Lichfield St. and Center of Contemporary Art) have free parking for the first hour. Consider parking with a conscience at Gap Filler, an urban regeneration enterprise which provides spaces on the corner of Lichfield and Manchester streets, where all revenue goes toward redevelopment projects in central Christchurch.