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Christchurch car rental information

Pick-up locationChristchurch
Rental locations65
Airport locations48

Christchurch car rental reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Go Rentals
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Christchurch
Go Rentals
Locations in Christchurch
Christchurch Airport
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Rated no. 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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10.0 Excellent16 Mar 2018
Best rental car I’ve had everPros: Service was great, Car was perfect (Toyota Highlander). Loved it!!
Rated no. 3
Avis
9.6 Excellent (22 reviews)
3 locations in Christchurch
Avis
Locations in Christchurch
150 Kilmore Street+64 3930 6103
Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:30
Sunday08:00 - 16:30
26A Sheffield Crescent+64 3357 0167
Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Terminal Building+64 3358 9661
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
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  • 9.2
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10.0 Excellent9 Apr 2019
Pros: Easy, convenient, good car.Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent28 Dec 2018
Good prices, quality rentalsPros: Pick up was easy, everything was explained. The car was damage free and operated as exspected. It worked space wise for our luggage and was great in the rain.Cons: Nothing.
8.0 Excellent10 Dec 2017
Cons: Did not have an opportunity to add my Wizard number (loyalty program) during purchase online.
10.0 Excellent26 Jun 2017
Great experience!Pros: Easy access to vehicles from gate exit.
10.0 Excellent9 May 2017
Pros: Organized, efficient, not pushy on add-ones, very clean vehicle of low mileage with great extra safety features like lane sensorsCons: nothing
9.6 Excellent5 Apr 2017
Pros: When we wanted to return at a different location in Christchurch, they were very nice. Highly recommend that you go with Avis and avoid any budget rental agencies in NZ!!Cons: everything was good
8.8 Excellent12 Feb 2017
Cons: pickup point too far from airport
10.0 Excellent17 Jan 2017
Pros: The customer service was topnotch! She really helped us out in a pinch when we found out our reservation pick up and drop off were not at the airport(s) like we were expecting.
10.0 Excellent26 Dec 2016
Helpful & efficient front desk assistancePros: We liked the simplicity of the procedures & the fact that everything was according to what had been arranged.
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From RM 247/dayRated no. 4
Hertz
8.9 Excellent (11 reviews)
2 locations in Christchurch
Hertz
Locations in Christchurch
Christchurch Apt+64 3358 6730
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
Unit 4 150 Kilmore St+64 3365 2195
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 16:00
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10.0 Excellent25 Mar 2017
Excellent experiencePros: Automatic mid size SUV. Good BluetoothCons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent15 Mar 2017
Good quality vehicle and friendly servicePros: Nice relatively new vehicle that performed well for us.Cons: cigarette smoke smell :(
9.2 Excellent21 Feb 2017
Nice carPros: This car was the perfect size to travel around with. It was large enough for our luggage but small enough that it was easy to park.Cons: Returning the car in Queens town was a little confusing because finding parking is extremely difficult. We were told they had a designated parking space but not until after we went to return the car. It isn't signed and just looks like the access for an alley.
3.6 Mediocre1 Jan 2017
Overpriced and inflexiblePros: My car was mechanically sound, the reservation, purchase process was easy.Cons: A poor value, and Hertz was difficult and inflexible. My Holden Captiva was a below-average car. Hertz charged $90 USD daily. Hertz also refused to accept my car at Queenstown vs. Christchurch when travel plans changed. Will try another agency next time.
10.0 Excellent31 Dec 2016
ServicePros: Free Upgrade Available Wi-Fi Hotspot rental Service at 11pm
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Rated no. 5
Budget
8.4 Excellent (14 reviews)
3 locations in Christchurch
Budget
Locations in Christchurch
150 Kilmore St+64 3930 6102
Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:30
Sunday08:00 - 16:30
26a Sheffield Cres
Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Terminal Building+64 3357 0231
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
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6.0 Good16 Feb 2020
Cons: At pickup was informed Invercargil roads were all closed (which was untrue), so I may not be able to drop the car off at scheduled point, but if I made any changes to the dropoff location I would be charged extra by Budget. Very unhelpful, and very unfair to charge customers extra due to weather events outside of our control.
8.0 Excellent6 May 2018
Cons: More trouble trying to drop car off because of the system want to charge us more than quoted
2.0 Mediocre27 Feb 2017
Awful experience - rude, unhelpful desk person, noPros: We did not like anything but the online booking process. The rest was painful.Cons: Our flight came in late and we missed the pick up window. I emailed Budget to let them know, but this message didn't get through to the rental location. When we picked up our car, the woman was not very friendly and said we missed our window and it was given away. She said they had no cars left for us. She did not give us other options of where to rent or what to do in this situation. She did not show sympathy either. Do not rent from Budget. We went with Europcar in the end. They were nice and had a great car for us (and their counter was right next to the Budget one).
7.6 Good24 Feb 2017
Pros: The car was decent, ran fine and fulfilled our needs. It was nothing special or out of the ordinary, just a basic Toyota Corolla, but it did the job.Cons: We could've used some instructions on pickup and return - in a foreign country we didn't know if processes would all be the same. A little disappointed that the car was a Corolla when we booked "Camry or similar" since the Camry really is a significantly nicer car.
10.0 Excellent3 Feb 2017
Incredible customer servicePros: I left my cell phone in the vehicle and didn't notice until I was on the airplane. I called the Christchurch Budget office and explained the situation. Toni McLean, the Budget agent there, secured my phone and sent me instructions on how to get it back. She then processed the FedEx transaction and I received my phone without issue. This was awesome! Thanks Toni
9.2 Excellent22 Jan 2017
Car was great but had issues with pricing.Pros: The pick up and drop off were both easy and we were happy to be upgraded to a nicer car when we picked it up in Christchurch. We loved the car and found it to be clean, comfortable, and smooth throughout our 8-day rental.Cons: When we dropped the car off in Queenstown, we were shocked to find that our receipt said we were charged more than 2x as much as my reservation said we would be paying. We were in a rush and didn't notice this until after we left the lot, so we called the Queenstown Budget office. Luckily, they fixed the issue and we were charged the correct amount. But it does seem that the issue originated with the Christchurch Budget, so that's why I'm only giving an 'Okay' rating.
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Rated no. 6
Alamo
8.2 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Christchurch
Alamo
Locations in Christchurch
Christchurch Airport+64 3358 6554
Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:30
Sunday08:00 - 16:30
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10.0 Excellent10 Feb 2020
Pros: friendly staff, brand new car, all around good.
6.4 Good1 Nov 2019
Cons: No Issues with rental at all, rather incompetent kayak. Couldn’t be bother to update pick up and drop off address.
From RM 98/dayRated no. 7
Europcar
7.2 Good (1 review)
1 location in Christchurch
Europcar
Locations in Christchurch
Christchurch International Terminal+64 3357 9202
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Rated no. 8
Lucky Rentals New Zeland
6.8 Good (5 reviews)
1 location in Christchurch
Lucky Rentals New Zeland
Locations in Christchurch
Christchurch Airport
  • 6.4
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Rated no. 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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Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre14 Jan 2019
Worst Rental Car Experience of My LifePros: Nothing. Services were not rendered.Cons: This rental was the worst customer service experience of my life. DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT BOOK WITH ECONOMY OR SCOTTIES. If I could give zero stars, I would. Kayak should drop this company immediately. While booking online, be warned, Economy serves as an umbrella company to many smaller companies in New Zealand. If you are unfortunate enough to have your reservation served by Scotties, be prepared for a terrible experience. In my case, after a flight arrival time change from 1000 to 1400, I called Scotties for a pickup (the only way to get picked up as they are not in the terminal and do not run a constant shuttle). After 2 calls and a 40 minute wait, the shuttle arrived and I was informed by the driver that my booking had been canceled (allegedly NZ law requires a company to only hold a reservation for 2 hours - other companies hold your car for 24 hrs), they had no additional cars available, they were sorry but they could not help me. There was no communication from the company that my reservation had been canceled despite them having access to my email, phone number, and the two phone calls I’d made upon arrival at the airport requesting to be picked up. Still in need of a car, I went online and booked a vehicle with Economy through Travelocity. My credit card was charged and I received a confirmation email at which point saw the company providing the car the was once again Scotties. I called again, now with a valid reservation in their required 2 hour window, and was told to wait 10-15 minutes, the shuttle was on the way. Again the shuttle arrived (35 minutes after the phone call) and again the shuttle driver refused to take me to their office stating that there had been a miscommunication and they did not have a car for me. I called the company back, (which was now the fourth long distance phone call for that day) they apologized for the inconvenience but offered no assistance or compensation for my time or troubles. I strongly recommend you never rent from “Economy” or Scotties. Their non-existent customer service is not worth the discounted prices for their vehicles. It’s a wonder a company like this stays in business. It’s quite obvious it’s terribly mismanaged and only makes me wonder the quality of the vehicles they rent to travelers. I most certainly will never book with them again and encourage others to do the same. There are several other options available that I highly recommend you explore. I ended up booking with Firefly, a partner company with Hertz and located in the terminal. Only slightly more expensive then Scotties, the car was ready as soon as I finished paying, the customer service was excellent, and there was no shuttle or long distance phone call required for pickup I emailed Scotties with a formal complaint and was answered with a shameful sarcastic response from Scott himself. They do not care the slightest bit about customer service. Avoid like the plage. Go elsewhere even if prices are higher.
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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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
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:30
Sunday08:30 - 18:00
515 Moorhouse Ave+64 800 566 701
Christchurch Airport
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From RM 75/day
Abell
2 locations in Christchurch
Abell
Locations in Christchurch
189 Blenheim Rd
Unit 1, 3 PUKAKI ROAD
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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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New Zealand Discount Car Rentals
2 locations in Christchurch
New Zealand Discount Car Rentals
Locations in Christchurch
6 Sir Keith Park Place, Harewood+64 3357 8919
Monday08:25 - 17:30
Tuesday08:25 - 17:30
Wednesday08:25 - 17:30
Thursday08:25 - 17:30
Friday08:25 - 17:30
Saturday08:25 - 17:30
Sunday08:25 - 17:30
Christchurch Airport
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Thrifty
2 locations in Christchurch
Thrifty
Locations in Christchurch
150 Kilmore St+64 3358 7533
Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Christchurch Ap+64 3353 1940
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday07:30 - 18:00
Sunday07:30 - 18:00
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Ace Rental Cars
1 location in Christchurch
Ace Rental Cars
Locations in Christchurch
Abros Place
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AeroDrive
1 location in Christchurch
AeroDrive
Locations in Christchurch
30 Durey Rd, Airport+64 3666 0026
Monday05:00 - 23:59
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AutoEurope
1 location in Christchurch
AutoEurope
Locations in Christchurch
Europcar 134 Victoria Street
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From RM 73/day
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
1 location in Christchurch
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Christchurch
Christchurch Airport
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From RM 74/day
Dollar
1 location in Christchurch
Dollar
Locations in Christchurch
3/3 Pukaki Road Yaldhurst+64 278 086 501
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday07:30 - 18:00
Sunday07:30 - 18:00
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From RM 74/day
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 3358 6554
Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:30
Sunday08:00 - 16:30
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EZU
1 location in Christchurch
EZU
Locations in Christchurch
168 Orchard road, Harewood, Christchurch+64 210 438 288
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
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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
Monday05:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 01:30
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Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
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Friday05:00 - 23:59
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Saturday05:00 - 23:59
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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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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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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 3358 6554
Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
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Saturday08:00 - 16:30
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NU Car
1 location in Christchurch
NU Car
Locations in Christchurch
189 Blenheim Rd+64 800 800 317
Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:30
Sunday09:00 - 16:00
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From RM 48/day
Right Cars
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 RM 44/day
Scotties
Most popular
Cheapest deal
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+64 276 221 334
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
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Snap Rentals
1 location in Christchurch
Snap Rentals
Locations in Christchurch
170, Orchard Road+64 3358 8630
Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
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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
Monday07:00 - 22:00
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Thursday07:00 - 22:00
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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
Monday08:30 - 18:00
Tuesday08:30 - 18:00
Wednesday08:30 - 18:00
Thursday08:30 - 18:00
Friday08:30 - 18:00
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From RM 68/day
Yesaway
1 location in Christchurch
Yesaway
Locations in Christchurch
153 Orchard Road, Harewood+64 3358 5740
Monday00:00 - 01:30
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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

RM 112/day

Good deal

RM 79/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 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 rental cars in Christchurch for RM 79 or less
  • Book your rental car in Christchurch at least 5 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Supplier choice rental cars in Christchurch are around 67% 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 Dollar, Europcar and Hertz

  • On average a rental car in Christchurch costs RM 112 per day.

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

  • Car hire companies onsite at Christchurch airport include Scotties, Abell, Discount Car & Truck Rentals, Dollar, Drive NZ, Right Cars, Yesaway, Europcar and Hertz.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Christchurch airport to off-airport locations include Hitch Car Rentals, Scotties, Discount Car & Truck Rentals, Dollar, Drive NZ, Right Cars, Europcar and Hertz.

  • 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 RM 78 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Christchurch costs RM 78 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car rental in Christchurch costs RM 155 per day, on average.

  • In Christchurch, cars are most frequently rented at Abell Unit 1, 3 PUKAKI ROAD (8 km from city centre ).

  • On average a rental car in Christchurch costs RM 787 per week (RM 112 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Christchurch costs RM 3,373 per month (RM 112 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 hire car model and avoid filling up at smaller independent petrol 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.