Christchurch Car Hire

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Christchurch car hire information

Pick-up location Christchurch
Car types 4x4, Box truck, Commercial, Compact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Mini, People carrier, Premium, Standard, Van
Hire locations 58
Airport locations 42
Popular agencies Abell, Apex, Discount Car & Truck Rentals, Hertz, Right Cars

Cheap Car Hire in Christchurch

Economy £7/day
Compact £8/day
Intermediate £11/day
Standard £16/day
Full-size £13/day
4x4 £19/day
People carrier £44/day
Mini £24/day
Premium £50/day
Van £67/day
Convertible £45/day
Commercial £13/day
Box truck £14/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Christchurch luckys
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Christchurch rightcars
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Christchurch snaprentals
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Christchurch scotties
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Christchurch discount
5 Adults, 3 Bags 4x4 car in Christchurch yesaway
5 Adults, 5 Bags People carrier car in Christchurch rightcars
2 Adults, 2 Bags Mini car in Christchurch snaprentals
5 Adults, 5 Bags Premium car in Christchurch europcar
4 Adults, 2 Bags Van car in Christchurch hertz
5 Adults, 5 Bags Convertible car in Christchurch abell
5 Adults, 2 Bags Commercial car in Christchurch moderentals
5 Adults, 3 Bags Box truck car in Christchurch apex
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Christchurch car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Avis
Best rated
7.6 Good (2,259 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 £32/day
Rated no. 2
Hertz
7.4 Good (3,850 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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From £26/day
Rated no. 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 £27/day
Rated no. 4
Thrifty
thrifty
7.1 Good (2,727 reviews)
2 locations in Christchurch
From £40/day
Rated no. 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 £17/day
Rated no. 6
Apex
apex
Most popular
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 £10/day
Rated no. 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 no. 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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From £9/day
Rated no. 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 £8/day
Bargain Car Rentals
bargaincar
Cheapest deal
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
From £20/day
Ace Rental Cars
acerentalcars
1 location in Christchurch
Ace Rental Cars
Locations in Christchurch
Abros Place
From £17/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
From £16/day
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
discount
1 location in Christchurch
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Christchurch
Christchurch Airport
From £16/day
Dollar
dollar
1 location in Christchurch
Dollar
Locations in Christchurch
3/3 Pukaki Road Yaldhurst
+64 278 086 501
From £23/day
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
From £46/day
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.
From £11/day
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 £21/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 £9/day
Right Cars
rightcars
1 location in Christchurch
Right Cars
Locations in Christchurch
Christchurch Airport
+64 273 628 768
From £12/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
From £14/day
Yesaway
yesaway
1 location in Christchurch
Yesaway
Locations in Christchurch
78 Orchard Rd, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch , New Zealand
+64 3358 5740

Car hire locations in Christchurch

Good to know

Most popular agency Apex
Most popular car type Economy
Average price £21/day
Good deal £17/day

When to book a hire car in Christchurch

Average daily price per month
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Top tips for hiring 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 hire car and make arrival on the South Island a seamless transition. Major hire 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 a car hire in Christchurch for £17 or less
  • Book your car hire in Christchurch at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Christchurch are around 55% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate car hires in Christchurch are around 59% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Christchurch

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

On average a hire car in Christchurch costs £24 per day.

What is the most popular hire car in Christchurch?

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

What is the cheapest hire car agency in Christchurch?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest hire cars were found at Lucky's Car Rental (£7/day), Right Cars (£8/day) and Snap Rentals (£11/day).

What is the best hire car agency in Christchurch?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Christchurch are Alamo (8.7, 42995 reviews), Enterprise (8.4, 57841 reviews), and National (8.2, 3673 reviews).

Which car hire agencies are at the airport: Christchurch Airport (CHC)?

Car hire companies onsite at Christchurch Airport include Apex, Right Cars, Hitch Car Rentals, Ace Rental Cars, Bargain Car Rentals, AeroDrive, Lucky Rentals New Zeland, Discount Car & Truck Rentals, Abell and Hertz.

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

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

What is the cheapest car hire location in Christchurch?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Lucky's Car Rental 791 Wairakei Road, Christchurch Airport 8053 (6 miles from the city centre).

How can I find hire car agencies near me in Christchurch?

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

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 hire car model and avoid filling up at smaller independent petrol 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.