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Pick-up locationChristchurch
Rental locations63
Airport locations47

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Rated #1
Go Rentals
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Christchurch
Go Rentals
Locations in Christchurch
Christchurch Airport
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From C$ 33/dayRated #2
EZI
10 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Christchurch
EZI
Locations in Christchurch
238 Roydvale Avenue+64 800 439 473
Durey Road
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Rated #3
Avis
9.6 Excellent (22 reviews)
3 locations in Christchurch
Avis
Locations in Christchurch
150 Kilmore Street+64 3 930 6103
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78 Orchard Road+64 3 357 0167
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Terminal Building+64 3 358 9661
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From C$ 40/dayRated #4
Hertz
8.9 Excellent (11 reviews)
2 locations in Christchurch
Hertz
Locations in Christchurch
150 Kilmore St+64 3 365 2195
Monday08:30 - 11:30
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Christchurch Apt+64 3 358 6730
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Rated #5
Budget
8.4 Excellent (14 reviews)
3 locations in Christchurch
Budget
Locations in Christchurch
150 Kilmore St+64 3 930 6102
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78 Orchard Road
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Terminal Building+64 3 357 0231
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From C$ 57/dayRated #6
Alamo
8.2 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Christchurch
Alamo
Locations in Christchurch
Christchurch Airport+64 3 358 6554
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Rated #7
Europcar
7.2 Good (1 review)
1 location in Christchurch
Europcar
Locations in Christchurch
Christchurch International Terminal+64 3 357 9202
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From C$ 16/dayRated #8
Lucky Rentals New Zeland
6.8 Good (5 reviews)
1 location in Christchurch
Lucky Rentals New Zeland
Locations in Christchurch
Christchurch Airport
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Rated #9
Economy Rent a Car
2 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Christchurch
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Christchurch
Christchurch Airport+64 9303 3912
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Sunnycars
4 locations in Christchurch
Sunnycars
Locations in Christchurch
150 Kilmore St
155 Orchard Road
157 Orchard Road - Mustang Park
Memorial Avenue
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From C$ 15/day
Bargain Car Rentals
3 locations in Christchurch
Bargain Car Rentals
Locations in Christchurch
213 Main South Road, Hornby, Christchurch+64 3358 9342
Monday08:00 - 16:30
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515 Moorhouse Ave+64 800 566 701
Christchurch Airport
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From C$ 13/day
Abell
2 locations in Christchurch
Abell
Locations in Christchurch
189 Blenheim Rd
Unit 1, 3 PUKAKI ROAD
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From C$ 26/day
Apex
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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Gold Car Rent a Car
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
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From C$ 54/day
Thrifty
2 locations in Christchurch
Thrifty
Locations in Christchurch
150 Kilmore St+64 3 358 7533
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Christchurch Ap+64 3 353 1940
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From C$ 29/day
Ace Rental Cars
1 location in Christchurch
Ace Rental Cars
Locations in Christchurch
Abros Place
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From C$ 25/day
AeroDrive
Most popular
1 location in Christchurch
AeroDrive
Locations in Christchurch
30 Durey Rd, Airport+64 3666 0026
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AutoEurope
1 location in Christchurch
AutoEurope
Locations in Christchurch
Europcar 134 Victoria Street
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From C$ 24/day
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
1 location in Christchurch
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Christchurch
Christchurch Airport
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From C$ 17/day
Dollar
1 location in Christchurch
Dollar
Locations in Christchurch
3/3 Pukaki Road Yaldhurst+64 27 808 6501
Monday07:30 - 22:00
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Drive NZ
1 location in Christchurch
Drive NZ
Locations in Christchurch
Christchurch Airport
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DriveCyprus
1 location in Christchurch
DriveCyprus
Locations in Christchurch
Christchurch Airport
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Enterprise
1 location in Christchurch
Enterprise
Locations in Christchurch
30 Durey Rd+64 3 358 6554
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EZU Car Rental
1 location in Christchurch
EZU Car Rental
Locations in Christchurch
Christchurch Airport
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Firefly
1 location in Christchurch
Firefly
Locations in Christchurch
Christchurch Apt+64 3358 6730
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Garenta
1 location in Christchurch
Garenta
Locations in Christchurch
GO Rentals - Christchurch Airport+64 3358 4051
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GO Rent A Car
1 location in Christchurch
GO Rent A Car
Locations in Christchurch
Christchurch airport+64 508 246 784
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Go Rental Car Hire
1 location in Christchurch
Go Rental Car Hire
Locations in Christchurch
Christchurch Airport
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Goldcar Rental SP
1 location in Christchurch
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in Christchurch
73 Orchard Rd., Harewood
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INTERRENT
1 location in Christchurch
INTERRENT
Locations in Christchurch
Christchurch Airport - Free Shuttle Service.
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From C$ 14/day
JUCY
1 location in Christchurch
JUCY
Locations in Christchurch
Wairakei
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KEA Campervan rental-AU
1 location in Christchurch
KEA Campervan rental-AU
Locations in Christchurch
159 Orchard Road
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Christchurch
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Christchurch
Christchurch International Terminal+64 3357 9202
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Letz Rent a Car
1 location in Christchurch
Letz Rent a Car
Locations in Christchurch
Unit 1, 3 PUKAKI ROAD+64 3348 2002
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Lucky's Car Rental
1 location in Christchurch
Lucky's Car Rental
Locations in Christchurch
791 Wairakei Road, Christchurch Airport+64 800 808 881
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From C$ 47/day
Mode Car & Camper Rentals
1 location in Christchurch
Mode Car & Camper Rentals
Locations in Christchurch
Unit 1, 3 PUKAKI ROAD+64 800 247 727
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National
1 location in Christchurch
National
Locations in Christchurch
30 Durey Rd+64 3 358 6554
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New Zealand Discount Car Rentals
1 location in Christchurch
New Zealand Discount Car Rentals
Locations in Christchurch
153 Orchard Road, Harewood+64 3357 8919
Monday08:25 - 17:30
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NU Car
1 location in Christchurch
NU Car
Locations in Christchurch
189 Blenheim Rd+64 800 800 317
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From C$ 13/day
Right Cars
Cheapest deal
1 location in Christchurch
Right Cars
Locations in Christchurch
Christchurch Airport+64 273 628 768
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Routes Car & Truck Rentals
1 location in Christchurch
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Christchurch
11-15 Logistics Drive, Harewood+64 3595 1828
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From C$ 23/day
Scotties
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
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Sixt
1 location in Christchurch
Sixt
Locations in Christchurch
Ground Floor, Airport Terminal+64 3 666 0026
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From C$ 26/day
Snap Rentals
1 location in Christchurch
Snap Rentals
Locations in Christchurch
170, Orchard Road+64 3358 8630
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SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
1 location in Christchurch
SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
Locations in Christchurch
5 Ivan Jamieson Pl, Airport+64 3666 0026
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Yes Rent A Car
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
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Yes Rentals
1 location in Christchurch
Yes Rentals
Locations in Christchurch
Unit 9, 41 Sir William pickering Drive, Burnside, Christchurch, New Zealand+64 275 696 999
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From C$ 19/day
Yesaway
1 location in Christchurch
Yesaway
Locations in Christchurch
153 Orchard Road, Harewood, Christchurch, New Zealand+64 3 358 5740
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58 travellers who rented a car in Christchurch gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.7

Car rental locations in or near Christchurch

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hitch Car Rentals

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

C$ 32/day

Good deal

C$ 25/day

When to book a rental car in Christchurch

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

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$ 25 or less
  • Book your rental car in Christchurch at least 5 days 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

  • Some car rental companies in Christchurch which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty

  • On average a hire car in Christchurch costs C$ 32 per day.

  • Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Christchurch. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • The average gas price in Christchurch is C$ 7.61 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 91 and C$ 122, depending on the car size.

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

  • Car rental companies onsite at Christchurch airport include AeroDrive, Apex, Abell, Snap Rentals, Discount Car & Truck Rentals, Ace Rental Cars, Hertz, Lucky Rentals New Zeland, Mode Car & Camper Rentals and Right Cars.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Christchurch airport to off-airport locations include Hitch Car Rentals, AeroDrive, Discount Car & Truck Rentals, Ace Rental Cars, Hertz, Lucky Rentals New Zeland, Right Cars, Bargain Car Rentals, Dollar and EZI.

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

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

  • A Intermediate car rental in Christchurch costs C$ 29 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car rental in Christchurch costs C$ 40 per day, on average.

  • In Christchurch, cars are most frequently rented at Scotties 189 Blenheim Rd Riccarton (6.5 kilometers from the airport - shuttle service) (8 km from city centre ).

  • On average a rental car in Christchurch costs C$ 225 per week (C$ 32 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Christchurch costs C$ 963 per month (C$ 32 per day).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.