Car Rental at Christchurch Airport

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Christchurch Airport, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Economy
Toyota Vitz or similar
Toyota Vitz
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
yesaway
$10.46 / per day
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Minivan
Toyota Estima or similar
Toyota Estima
  • 8
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Hitch Car Rentals
$19.63 / per day
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Compact
Toyota Corolla 5d or similar
Toyota Corolla 5d
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Aerodrive Car Rental
$37.91 / per day
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Minivan
Mazda Premacy or similar
Mazda Premacy
  • 7
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
RightCars
$419.52 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Mini
Suzuki Swift or similar
Suzuki Swift
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
yesaway
$10.46 / per day
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Full-size
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport or similar
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
  • 7x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
yesaway
$25.09 / per day
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Full-size Elite
Mahindra XUV500 or similar
Mahindra XUV500
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Hitch Car Rentals
$28.31 / per day
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Premium
Holden Acadia 5+2 or similar
Holden Acadia 5+2
  • 7x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Aerodrive Car Rental
$67.18 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:02 on 2020-03-30. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.
Contents

    Travel Information

    Language
    English
    Currency
    NZD
    Country code
    64
    Average car rental length
    8 days
    Economy car rental price
    $39.94 / per day
    Traffic direction
    Left-hand
    Speed limit out of town
    80 - 100 km/h
    50 - 62 mi/h
    Speed limit within town
    30 - 60 km/h
    19 - 37 mi/h
    Acceptable limit of BAC
    0.05%
    Rating
    8.9
    Christchurch Airport Car Rental

    Airport Car Rental

    Get your rental car at Christchurch International Airport! Then head to the city, park outside the center, and go on a leisurely walk to appreciate the local atmosphere and architecture. Check out the art galleries, the Christchurch Arts Center, and the Canterbury Museum. Visit the International Antarctica Center to learn more about the fascinating continent that’s so close to New Zealand.

    Drive to the nearby Orana Wildlife Park, New Zealand’s only open-range zoo, and the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve where you’ll encounter lemurs, kiwis, iguanas, kakas, and other wildlife. Drive the beautiful Summit Road through Port Hills, and, if you’re up for a more thrilling adventure, go on a volcanic and geothermal tour.

    Christchurch is a great place to visit, but the surrounding area has even more to offer, so why not get a longer-term car rental? You can head to the southernmost part of the South Island, which is the closest land to Antarctica, explore the Southern Alps, drive all the way to Picton to take the Interislander ferry to Wellington on the North Island, or visit the unbelievable sights around Lake Tekapo. You can even pick up your rental car at Christchurch Airport and drop it off in a different city. Start planning your vacation now!

    Top international routes

    • Sydney
    • Melbourne
    • Brisbane
    • Singapore
    • Gold Coast
    • Guangzhou

    Main airlines

    Air New Zealand, the countries flag carrier, provides service from the major cities of New Zealand and Australia in addition to Singapore. Jetstar Airways, Air New Zealand’s low-cost subsidiary, provides service from Auckland and Wellington in New Zealand and Melbourne and the Gold Coast in Australia.

    Qantas, Australia’s flag carrier, provides service between Christchurch and the three largest cities in Australian, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney.

    Virgin Australia provides year-round service between the airport and Brisbane and Melbourne and seasonal service to Rarotonga and Sydney.

    China South Airlines and Emirates serve international routes to Guangzhou in southern China and Dubai, respectively.

    Terminals

    There is a single passenger terminal located at the intersection of two runways, which serves both local and international flights.

    Location

    Christchurch Airport is about 12 km (7.4 miles) from the city center. Memorial Avenue and Fendalton Road are the main streets connecting the airport to Christchurch.

    Most popular types of rental car

    • Large cars - from $134 per day
    • Medium cars - from $352 per day
    • People Carriers/Vans - from $263 per day
    • Small cars - from $260 per day
    • SUVs - from $584 per day

    Top car rental companies

    • Interrent (Tel: +6402102787307)
    • Go Rentals (Tel: +6433584051)
    • Alamo (Tel: +6433586554)
    • Enterprise (Tel: +6433586554)
    • Europcar (Tel: +64033579202)
    • Keddy (Tel: +64033579202)
    • Avis (Tel: 033589661)
    • EZU Car Rental (Tel: +64210438288)
    • RightCars (Tel: +6468880032)
    • Bargain Rental Cars (Tel: +640800566701)
    • NuCarrentals (Tel: +640800800317 / +640800800312)
    • Ace Rent a car (Tel: 6433603270 / 033603271)
    • Goldcar (Tel: +34965233425 / +6402102787307 / +64021643649)
    • Rhodium (Tel: +34965233425 / +6402102787307)
    • Goldcar (Tel: +34965233425 / +6402102787307)
    • Surprice (Tel: +6436660026)
    • Lucky Rentals (Tel: +64800808881 / +64092755110)

    Car rental desks

    The rental desks for those companies that are located at the airport are in the International arrivals hall across from the customs and biosecurity screening exit. The domestic Baggage Claim area is next to the desks.

    The rental companies that are located outside of the airport all provide shuttles to their locations. These shuttles can be found outside of the Regional Lounge at the opposite side of the terminal (exit through Doors 1 or 2).

    Services and facilities

    There are many restaurants, cafeterias, and bars, stores, ATMs, a stretch and relaxation area, a beauty salon, a fitness center, a lost and found office, and a prayer room. The airport is disabled friendly. The Luggage Solutions office, which provides luggage storage services, is located in the check-in hall. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

    Nearest gas station

    An Allied Fuel gas station is located right next to the airport, at 75 Orchard Rd., from which the rental car returns of the companies located at the airport is just one kilometer away. Lucky Rentals is even closer to the station. It is open 24/7.

    For renters returning cars to companies that are not located at the airport, other gas stations may be more convenient. Those returning cars to GO Rentals or Discount Car Rentals are best served by a BP station located on the roundabout of Highway 1 and Harewood Rd, which is directly on the way to those companies’ locations.

    If coming from the city center of Christchurch and returning a rental car to Hitch or Right Cars, A Z service station on Wairakei Rd. is the best station to use. If coming from the north along Highway 1, the previously mentioned BP station would be best. And if coming from the south along Highway 1 a Caltex station located at the intersection of Highway 1 and Highway 73, though a little further away, may be the best choice.

    Popular one-way rentals

    • Auckland (1,075 km / 668 miles)
    • Wellington (439 km / 273 miles)
    • Queenstown (479 km / 297 miles)

    Airport info

    Rating
    7.8
    • Getting to the airport 7.2
    • Departure and check-in 8.0
    • Terminal facilities 7.5
    • Wi-Fi connectivity 6.1
    • Restaurants and car rental services 6.7
    • Lounge 6.4

    Christchurch Airport (CHC)

    • IATA: CHC
    • ICAO: NZCH
    • Name: Christchurch Airport (CHC)
    • Type: Public / Civil / Military
    • Size: Large Airport
    • Elevation AMSL: 37 m / 123 ft
    • Runway Surface: Bitumen
    • Aircraft movements (per year): 94,955
    • Passengers (per year): 6,439,703
    • Distance from City: 5.6 miles / 9 km WNW of town
    • Working hours: 24 hours a day
    • Phone: +64 3 358 5029
    • Email: info@cial.co.nz

    Top 14 Locations near Christchurch Airport

    1. 245.0 km / 152.2 miles away
    2. Car Rental at Nelson Airport from $409.12 per day
      249.6 km / 155.1 miles away
    3. 303.9 km / 188.9 miles away
    4. 328.0 km / 203.8 miles away
    5. 347.1 km / 215.7 miles away
    6. 434.4 km / 270.0 miles away
    7. 464.7 km / 288.8 miles away
    8. 516.4 km / 320.8 miles away
    9. Car Rental at Napier Airport from $15.84 per day
      574.6 km / 357.0 miles away
    10. 677.1 km / 420.7 miles away
    11. 716.6 km / 445.3 miles away
    12. 745.1 km / 463.0 miles away
    13. 872.4 km / 542.1 miles away

    Map of Car Rental Locations

    When are car rental prices cheapest at Christchurch Airport?

    The cost of renting a car at Christchurch Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
    Average Rental Price at Christchurch Airport
    $33.91
    January
    $36.61
    February
    $26.98
    March
    $28.91
    April
    $31.13
    May
    $27.93
    June
    $27.54
    July
    $26.46
    August
    $57.12
    September
    $51.89
    October
    $77.66
    November
    $77.66
    December
    The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Christchurch Airport is August when prices for an Economy class start from $26.46. You can see that this is 37% cheaper than the yearly average and 66% cheaper than renting a car in November (when rental prices start at $77.66 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

    What’s the most popular rental length at Christchurch Airport?

    Travel length differs from one month to another: in June the average rental period is 13 days, while in October, the average rental period is only 3 days.
    Average Rental Length
    10
    January
    9
    February
    9
    March
    10
    April
    10
    May
    13
    June
    12
    July
    12
    August
    4
    September
    3
    October
    4
    November
    4
    December

    Which is the busiest car rental month at Christchurch Airport?

    Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Christchurch Airport in January, while the fewest number of travelers rent in October.
    Popularity by Monthly Searches
    228%
    January
    174%
    February
    139%
    March
    124%
    April
    122%
    May
    105%
    June
    142%
    July
    164%
    August
    September
    October
    November
    December

    Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

    Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
    Hitch Car Rentals Mazda Demio 4 1 Small cars
    Hitch Car Rentals Mitsubishi Outlander 5 4 SUVs
    yesaway Toyota Yaris 4 2 Medium cars
    Hitch Car Rentals Toyota RAV4 5 2 SUVs
    Hitch Car Rentals Toyota Estima 4 4 People Carriers/Vans
    yesaway Toyota RAV4 5 2 SUVs
    yesaway Toyota Corolla 4 3 Large cars
    Hitch Car Rentals Toyota Prius 5 1 Medium cars
    Hitch Car Rentals Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
    Hitch Car Rentals Nissan Tiida 2009 4 1 Medium cars

    Our Customers Reviews

    United Kingdom
    Mazda Demio
    February 1, 2020
    The bus service is good in Christchurch, if travelling further then a car is necessary
    New Zealand
    Toyota Yaris
    November 28, 2019
    Christchurch is a city worth exploring and we had fun driving to Lyttleton and Diamond Harbour for some great hiking with spectacular views
    Cook Islands
    Toyota Estima 2001
    October 17, 2019
    Christchurch is such a beautiful place it’s be a waste not to rent a car to get around and see it. Also the roads are pretty straight forward, nothing good ole google maps can’t gelp with
    Australia
    Toyota Corolla Sedan
    July 27, 2019
    Go to the banks peninsula. Its beautiful.
    New Zealand
    Toyota Corolla Sedan
    July 24, 2019
    This was my first time using a rental car. Alena in The Christchurch airport office made it such an amazing experience for me as I was stressing so much. Excellent service:)
    New Zealand
    Nissan Tiida
    July 22, 2019
    No issues. Peace of mind.
    United Kingdom
    Toyota Corolla Sedan
    July 14, 2019
    If you're staying in the centre of Christchurch I wouldn't bother hiring a car! Definitely hire from Christchurch if that's where your tour begins!
    South Korea
    Toyota RAV4
    May 6, 2019
    It was the best car to travel to New Zealand. And the staff was very kind. The drab and pickup service was also very good. Best of all, the price was low. My trip could have been satisfactory. Thank you.
    United States of America (USA)
    Toyota Estima 2007
    March 31, 2019
    I e loved our time in Christchurch and traveling around Canterbury. So many beautiful places to visit and see.

    Top 18 Suppliers at Christchurch Airport in 2020

    Interrent
    Interrent
    Exceptional 9.5
    +6402102787307
    73 Orchard Rd., Harewood Christchurch 8053 New Zealand
    Go Rentals
    Exceptional 9.2
    +6433584051
    155 Orchard Rd, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch 8051
    Alamo
    Alamo
    Excellent 8.8
    +6433586554
    20 RON GUTHREY RD,
    Enterprise
    Enterprise
    Excellent 8.8
    +6433586554
    20 RON GUTHREY RD,
    Europcar
    Excellent 8.6
    +64033579202
    CHRISTCHURCH INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL
    Keddy
    Keddy
    Excellent 8.6
    +64033579202
    CHRISTCHURCH INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL
    Economy rent a car
    Economy rent a car
    Excellent 8.5
    Avis
    Avis
    Excellent 8.5
    033589661
    Terminal Building
    EZU Car Rental
    EZU Car Rental
    Excellent 8.5
    +64210438288
    168 Orchard Road, Harewood, Christchurch
    RightCars
    Excellent 8.4
    +6468880032
    28 Sheffield Cres Burnside, Burnside Christchurch 8053
    Bargain Rental Cars
    Excellent 8
    +640800566701
    Airpark Canterbury 17/25 Logistics Dr, Harewood, 8544, Christchurch
    NuCarrentals
    NuCarrentals
    Very good 7.6
    +640800800317 / +640800800312
    189 Blenheim Rd, Riccarton, Christchurch 8041
    Ace Rent a car
    Ace Rent a car
    Very good 7.5
    6433603270 / 033603271
    20 Abros Place
    Goldcar
    Goldcar
    Very good 7.5
    +34965233425 / +6402102787307 / +64021643649
    Christchurch Airport 73 Orchard Rd., Christchurch Airport, 8053 Christchurch, New Zealand, New Zealand
    Rhodium
    Rhodium
    Very good 7.4
    +34965233425 / +6402102787307
    Wairakei Rd, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch 8053
    Goldcar
    Goldcar
    Very good 7.3
    +34965233425 / +6402102787307
    Wairakei Rd, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch 8053
    Surprice
    Surprice
    Very good 7
    +6436660026
    30 Durey Rd, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch 8053
    Lucky Rentals
    Good 6
    +64800808881 / +64092755110
    8053, 791 Wairakei Road, Christchurch

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