Car Rental at Christchurch Airport

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Christchurch Airport, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Intermediate
Toyota Corolla (2013 - 2016) or similar
Toyota Corolla (2013 - 2016)
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Mode Car Rentals
$29.21 per day
Full-size
Toyota Estima *Branded Vehicle* or similar
	Toyota Estima *Branded Vehicle*
  • 5
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Jucy
$29.49 per day
Economy
Toyota Mark X or similar
Toyota Mark X
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ezu Car Rental
$30.33 per day
Compact
Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar
Toyota Corolla Sedan
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Yes Rentals
$39.25 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Economy Elite
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rental Cars
$41.23 / per day
Minivan
Toyota Alphard or similar
Toyota Alphard
  • 8
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand
$44.19 / per day
Mini
Ford Ka or similar
Ford Ka
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
NUCarrentals
$50.00 / per day
Minivan
Toyota Previa or similar
Toyota Previa
  • 8
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
yesaway
$52.05 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:00 on 2022-07-25. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
NZD
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Country code
64
Economy car rental price
$35.17 / per day
Average car rental length
8 days
Speed limit within town
30 - 60 km/h
19 - 37 mi/h
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.4
Average gasoline price
$1.57 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
$1.69 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
$1.46 / 1 liter
Christchurch Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

The largest city on New Zealand’s South Island, Christchurch is one of the main gateways to everything that this majestic, sparsely populated region has to offer, as well as being an interesting destination in its own right. Continuing to admirably recover from the series of earthquakes that plagued the city at the beginning of the 2010s, it is home to a surprising number of landmarks and things to do and has many great places around it that are perfect for day trips. Here are three of them:

  • International Antarctic Centre. One of the southernmost cities in the world, Christchurch is a global hub for the exploration of the relatively-nearby Antarctica. Shared by the New Zealandic, Italian, and American Antarctic programs, the International Antarctic Centre is a fascinating place to learn about the majestic seventh continent. Attractions include the experience of what an Antarctic field trip is like, a snow storm room, and even a rescue center for the kororā (or little blue penguin). Visit the centre’s website to find out about visiting.
  • Orana Wildlife Park. The largest of its kind in New Zealand, Orana is a wildlife sanctuary dedicated to the protection of threatened species. With minimal fencing and many of the animals roaming free, it feels more like a safari than a zoo (visitors, instead of animals, are kept inside portable cages where barriers are necessary). Some of Orana’s inhabitants include silverback gorillas, lions, and many native animals. It also has educational programs about conservation.
  • Arthur’s Pass National Park. Named after a mountain pass in New Zealand’s Southern Alps, this is one of the largest and most popular nature reserves in the area. Retaining its original wilderness, Arthur’s Pass National Park is also a great place for climbing, hiking, skiing, or simply taking in the mountain views. Located about 135 km (84 miles) northwest of Christchurch, Arthur’s Pass takes less than two hours to reach and can thus be visited on a day trip (although there are opportunities for accommodation in and around the park). Other, smaller nature areas closer to Christchurch include the Torlesse Tussocklands Park and Waimakariri River Regional Park (both are on the way to Arthur’s Pass), as well as the Banks Peninsula to the east.

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 $87 per day
  • Medium cars - from $66 per day
  • Vans - from $84 per day
  • Small cars - from $45 per day
  • SUVs - from $97 per day

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)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • 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 20 Locations near Christchurch Airport

  1. 217.4 km / 135.1 miles away
  2. 246.1 km / 152.9 miles away
  3. Car Rental at Nelson Airport from $30.95 per day
    253.0 km / 157.2 miles away
  4. 303.0 km / 188.3 miles away
  5. 307.8 km / 191.3 miles away
  6. 328.3 km / 204.0 miles away
  7. 351.7 km / 218.5 miles away
  8. 433.8 km / 269.5 miles away
  9. 443.8 km / 275.7 miles away
  10. 466.8 km / 290.1 miles away
  11. 519.2 km / 322.6 miles away
  12. Car Rental at Napier Airport from $48.23 per day
    573.3 km / 356.2 miles away
  13. Car Rental at Taupo Airport from $46.36 per day
    605.9 km / 376.5 miles away
  14. 677.7 km / 421.1 miles away
  15. 702.5 km / 436.5 miles away
  16. 717.6 km / 445.9 miles away
  17. 720.1 km / 447.5 miles away
  18. 748.0 km / 464.8 miles away
  19. 757.3 km / 470.5 miles away
  20. 757.5 km / 470.7 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
$29.22
January
$31.54
February
$23.25
March
$24.91
April
$26.82
May
$24.07
June
$23.73
July
$22.80
August
$49.22
September
$44.71
October
$66.91
November
$66.91
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Christchurch Airport is August when prices for an Economy class start from $22.80. 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 $66.91 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
yesaway Toyota RAV4 5 3 SUVs
Snap Rentals Toyota Vitz 5 2 Small cars
yesaway Mazda Demio 4 2 Medium cars
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand Toyota Yaris 5 2 Small cars
yesaway Toyota Corolla 4 3 Large cars
Snap Rentals Toyota Aqua 5 1 Medium cars
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
yesaway Suzuki Swift 5 1 Small cars
Snap Rentals Toyota Yaris 5 1 Small cars
yesaway Subaru Forester 4WD 5 3 SUVs

FAQ

Is a Malaysian driver’s license valid for renting and driving in New Zealand?
As Malaysian driver’s licenses are in English, they are valid for renting and driving in New Zealand. Any customer with a driving license that is not in English, will have to carry an International Driving Permit (IDP) along with their original driving license.
Where do I select glass and tire cover? Or is it covered under Full Coverage?
Yes, glass and tires are covered under Full Coverage. Customers can add Full coverage to their reservation on the booking page when making a reservation. If customers already have a booking with us, they can visit the My Booking page to add Full Coverage or they can get in touch with customer support for assistance.
Does the rental company only take credit/debit card details or do then actually charge the deposit when the customers pick up the car?
"If using a credit card to leave the deposit, the rental company will place a hold on it. This is not a charge and will not cause you to accrue interest. When using a debit card (when allowed) the deposit may be charged instead of just pre-authorized. If renting a car in a different currency than your bank account, this may mean that you may receive a slightly different amount at the end of the rental due to the currency conversion.
Can I take my rental car to the North Island?
Most rental companies in Christchurch allow you to visit the North Island, but there are different methods for this depending on the company. Some companies have locations on both sides of the Cook Straight and, therefore, require you to drop off your car in Picton and pick up a different one in Wellington. Other companies that don't have locations in these cities allow their cars to be taken on the ferries.
Can I rent a car at Christchurch Airport and return it in Queenstown or Auckland?
Yes, one-way rentals are possible, even to Auckland on the North Island (though you may have to switch vehicle when crossing the Cook Straight). There is an additional fee for this, but if you search using the location you'd like to drop the car off at, this fee will be included in the total cost.
Am I allowed to drive on beaches in New Zealand?
While there are some beaches that it is permissible to drive on, no rental company allows their cars to drive on a beach. Doing such will void your rental contract and any coverage you have which could lead to a hefty bill at the end.

Our Customers Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

New Zealand
Toyota Yaris (2013 - 2016)
September 19, 2022
Enjoyed playing golf meeting friends
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
September 15, 2022
The Antarctic Centre is a must see when you come to Christchurch.
Australia
Toyota Vitz
September 12, 2022
Skiing at Cardona Helicopter flight from Queenstown Steamer boat at Queenstown
Israel
Mazda Demio
September 12, 2022
amazing road trip. driving in New Zealand is easy.
New Zealand
Toyota Aqua Hybrid
September 9, 2022
Great place to rent a vehicle, quick and easy and the pick up and drop off time was very efficient
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris (2017 - 2020)
September 5, 2022
Their for rugby tournament, Monster Chicken restaurant was great
Australia
Nissan Tiida
September 5, 2022
Great family catchup
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris (2017 - 2020)
August 3, 2022
Alpine walk, thermal pools, adventure park
Australia
Toyota Yaris
August 3, 2022
Beautiful scenery
New Zealand
Mazda Demio
July 31, 2022
Nice tidy office easy to find.
New Zealand
Mazda Demio
July 27, 2022
Google maps is great for getting around Christchurch and further. No need for a Navman. Antarctic Centre and Orana Park are definitely must do's while in Christchurch. As well as Quake City and Tram tour.
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4 (2014 - 2016)
July 21, 2022
The savings from a flash office and other frills was noticed in
Australia
Toyota Hiace
July 5, 2022
Great bargain and very friendly service
New Zealand
Nissan Bluebird Sedan
June 18, 2022
Definitely recommend going to the Sunday markets
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4 (2014 - 2016)
June 18, 2022
I travelled from Christchurch to Queenstown,amazing driving in ❄️
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
June 15, 2022
We did a roundtrip from Christchurch to Queenstown. We had a great stay in Tekapo along the way, the highlight was when it started snowing! Also loved our stay in Wanaka and Queenstown where we did some hiking and sightseeing. Our little car was perfect for this trip.
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
June 13, 2022
Shot up to Hamner Springs NZ to have a go in hot pools , forest walks a couple of weeks after Covid infection
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4 (2014 - 2016)
June 4, 2022
The Southern Alps were magnificient. The Christchurch tram was very interesting.
Australia
Nissan Bluebird Sedan
June 2, 2022
Christchurch, Hokitika, Franz Josef and fix glaciers, Wanaka, The Caitlin’s, Te Anau, Queenstown, arrow town, Glenorchy. Lake Tekapo Christchurch again
New Zealand
Toyota Previa
May 30, 2022
Excellent service, excellent car.!
New Zealand
Subaru Forester 4WD
May 14, 2022
All good.
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
May 8, 2022
Really great service from branch staff, and car was good value for money.
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
May 7, 2022
did 2000kms around the South island. Along the Westcoast, down to Wanaka,Queenstown, Milford Sound Lake Tekapo and back to Christchurch. Definitely recommend a car with cruise control and auto steering, there are some big slope and places where you may want to overtake so good to have a decent card with enough power to handle these!
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
May 5, 2022
We drove to little river and around Christchurch
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4 (2014 - 2016)
May 4, 2022
Affordable rental car for a family holiday. Car was reliable and comfortable.
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4
May 1, 2022
Had a good experience with this company. Shuttle pick up from airport and vehicle in good condition, good service. Would book again.
New Zealand
Honda CR-V
April 26, 2022
Lake Tekapo, Mount Benmore, Arrowtown, Queenstown, Cromwell and Wanaka. Stunning!
New Zealand
Subaru Forester 4WD
April 26, 2022
Picked up car in Christchurch and did return road trip to Queenstown. Car was great.
New Zealand
Subaru Forester 4WD
April 25, 2022
Drove to Akaroa, no problems at all, very good & easy to deal with.
New Zealand
Hyundai iMax
April 24, 2022
Duniden was a beautiful city and lots of things you can do. Food were excellent. Visit the Otago museums..
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
March 15, 2022
Highly recommend a visit to Wanaka beautiful scenery and beaches, excellent restaurants and many attractions
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris 2013
March 13, 2022
Everything went very smoothly. Highly recommended!
New Zealand
Mazda Demio
March 9, 2022
Easy to find. Close to the airport
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
February 10, 2022
The Waipara is incredible. Suc a short easy drive from Christchurch and so many amazing vineyards.
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
February 4, 2022
By far one of the best companies I’ve ever used. The car was awesome, we will absolutely be booking again for our next trip!
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
February 4, 2022
We had great time in Lyttleton and Akaora, wit ha great harbour cruise. would also recommend Hayes Hardware store and Motor Mecca in Invercargill. Highland Motor Sport Park was also great. Overall we had a great time exploring some of the Mainland.
New Zealand
Kia Rio
January 29, 2022
The people at Exu made the experience easy and pleasant.
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
January 28, 2022
Highlights were chch gondola on a sunny day. Akaroa dolphins 2 hr boat trip was a must do and wasnt disappointed. A day out in Tekapo great with hot pools expensive but lovely and if u know beforehand u can come and go all day. And on the way there stop at Fairlie bakery for the best pies in nz, salmon and bacon my favourite.
New Zealand
Suzuki Swift
January 18, 2022
Our West Coast of the South Island trip exceeded our expectations - breath taking scenery, quaint & quirky towns, lots of historical interest and short outdoor walks. Revell Street in Hokitika & Hokitika Gorge is a must, as is Denniston and Reefton. Other highlights included Arthurs Pass, Otira Viaduct with its engineering feat and Punakaiki,
New Zealand
Toyota Camry 2012
January 17, 2022
Great trip.lot of things to see.
New Zealand
Toyota Aqua
January 2, 2022
Easy pick up and drop off of car. Prompt pickup from airport via shuttle. Was stoked as we got a free upgrade to an awesome car! Great customer service and efficiency
New Zealand
Mazda Demio
December 30, 2021
Excellent service, speedy check in and out, nice people and fantastic price! All I needed
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
December 30, 2021
Hanmer Springs is an easy drive & further up to Kaikoura is worth the visit to see the seals.
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
December 20, 2021
We drove to Mt Cook and back and enjoyed the drive. It rained all the way back but the car was comfortable and handled well. Cruise control was great to have on such a reasonably priced car.
New Zealand
Kia Cerato
December 13, 2021
Malls shops
New Zealand
Suzuki Swift
December 5, 2021
Visited Hanmer Springs and Akaroa, both awesome.
New Zealand
Nissan Wingroad
November 21, 2021
Christchurch is such a wonderful city to visit with young children, would highly recommend the museum, tram, botanical gardens, Margaret Mahy playground and willowbank
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
November 21, 2021
Southern Comfort Motel real value for money
New Zealand
Toyota Vitz
November 2, 2021
I was visiting friends and family so found it very convenient for getting around the City.
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla STW
October 27, 2021
Drove south to Timaru, Wanaka, Queenstown, Glenorchy, Paradise, Oamaru, and return to Christchurch. Having a small station wagon certainly made this trip easier as everything could just be loaded into the back. Bluetooth available also made the driving a lot more pleasant.
New Zealand
Mazda Demio
October 27, 2021
Riverside Markets super trendy not your typical market place also indoors so much good food a must try foodie place
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
October 10, 2021
I was getting late for my flight, I called the help desk if they could pick the car from airport, It was not possible. I had to go to their office, when I arrived to their office the office girl just hopped in and drove me straight to the airport, avoided time to unload and load on to their customer service vehicle. I was very impressed with this service. A real customer satisfaction mindset.
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
September 21, 2021
We visited Christchurch to take my granddaughter to the dentist and spent a little time looking at the shops.
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
September 19, 2021
Christchurch is a lovely place to visit
New Zealand
Mitsubishi Pajero
September 18, 2021
Great motels Mt Cook : Aoraki Court Mote Methven: Methven Lodge & BnB Fairlie : McKenzie motels
New Zealand
Nissan March
July 15, 2021
Good value & problem free
Australia
Nissan Teana
July 15, 2021
As a first trip to NZ, we found the Arthur's Pass late night check-in accommodation options really convenient getting from East to West Coast.
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris 2013
July 13, 2021
I drove from Christchurch to Tekapo via Geraldine. It was getting dark but it looked quite scenic after I turned off for Geraldine. I highly recommend staying at The Chalet at Tekapo. It's right on the lake, a few minutes walk from the old church. I saw spectacular sunrises over the lake. The hosts were friendly and helpful. The drive from Tekapo to Queenstown was beautiful as I drove past trees which were totally in frost at midday and I got amazing photos. The Novotel Lakeside in Queenstown was very good, perfectly located for the town centre. Vudu has yummy healthy food and Fergberger is a must do. I had a delicious venison burger.
Australia
Toyota Corolla
June 29, 2021
Christchurch airport Very easy to find the rental deck And car in carpark
Australia
Nissan Wingroad
June 28, 2021
The self serve gas station on Wairakei Road was a very handy place to fill up prior to returning the car.
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
June 22, 2021
Akaroa is definitely worth a visit. It is located in a beautiful inlet and has a quaint, timeless quality about it. For anybody who enjoys things-French, you will enjoy the street and business names.
New Zealand
Nissan Tiida
June 10, 2021
Great exploring Chch
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
June 4, 2021
Spent two full days in Christchurch during fine and cold Autumn weather, then drove South to Dunedin for three days, stopping in at Temuka, Timaru and Oamaru on the way.
New Zealand
Mazda Demio
May 26, 2021
The Chinese staff is easy to contact. It seems the rental company is owned by Chinese.
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
May 18, 2021
Devils punchbowl falls in Arthurs pass is worth a look. About 40 mins return from carpark
New Zealand
Nissan Tiida
April 25, 2021
Great value for money
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
April 23, 2021
Christchurch absolutely 💯 awesomeness 👌
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
April 16, 2021
Lots to see, great cafes
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4
April 15, 2021
Travelled around chritchurch and also a day trip to Hanmer Springs. The car went smoothly
New Zealand
Hyundai iMax
April 14, 2021
Great visit to Hanmer Springs, Forest Amble, Mini Putt, Powerhouse Cafe. Selwyn Sounds Concert was excellent again.
New Zealand
Toyota Aqua Hybrid
April 6, 2021
Akaroa and Banks Pennisula, just stunning!
New Zealand
Suzuki Swift
April 6, 2021
Expect good service, be kind to those who help as they are doing their best for you.
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
March 21, 2021
Fiordland is amazing...go see it.
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
February 18, 2021
Took a day trip to Hamner Springs. Highly recommend the hot pools. Super fun day!!! Check out the Christchurch inner city via flamingo scooters. Visit the new Margaret Mahy playground in the inner city, not just for kids!!!!
New Zealand
Toyota Aqua
February 5, 2021
Was only visiting family and friends so not applicable.
New Zealand
Toyota Alphard
January 29, 2021
Very best service, nothing went wrong, best car n good management
New Zealand
Mazda Demio
January 20, 2021
Travelled around Canterbury and Marlborough Sounds. There were quite a few roads in the Sounds that were unsealed. And quite narrow, pays to be extra vigilant. Worth the drive though, very beautiful country.
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
January 16, 2021
Friends, and completely flexible. Car was an up upgrade and the process couldn't have been easier.
New Zealand
Mitsubishi ASX
January 15, 2021
This was easy to book and the car was great, then easy to return, would use this again :)
New Zealand
Nissan Qashqai
January 15, 2021
Driving through the South Island is a must-do. So many beautiful places to see. I liked being able to pull over and enjoy the beauty
New Zealand
Toyota Vitz
January 11, 2021
Although the shuttle to and from the Christchurch airport to the offices takes a bit of time, the car hire is easy and much more affordable.
New Zealand
Subaru Forester 4WD
January 11, 2021
Family visit
New Zealand
Toyota Alphard
December 30, 2020
Very beautiful place
New Zealand
Suzuki Swift
December 29, 2020
Great way to see the sights
New Zealand
Toyota Vitz
December 22, 2020
N/A - I just rent to travel to & from home 80km from airport.
New Zealand
Toyota Alphard
December 19, 2020
Professional and friendly team
New Zealand
Suzuki S-Cross
December 8, 2020
If you plan to be in city only then don't require a car but if you want to explore then definitely. Most central hotels charge for parking but you can save this if you keep an eye on parking conditions. Most overnight parking is free.
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
December 4, 2020
Spread out city sometimes longer distances
New Zealand
MG3 Hatchback
November 28, 2020
Road conditions were beyond expectation and the views were stunning !
New Zealand
Toyota Vitz
November 13, 2020
Christchurch is fabulous, new places, great coffee shops, just be careful there are a lot of motorways and the people drive like deranged lunatics, I didn't stay long but will next time and check out other places in Christchurch,it's a beautiful bustling city.
New Zealand
Toyota Aqua
November 6, 2020
Christchurch has great parks and open spaces. Take time to stop and enjoy the parks, natural environment.
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
October 26, 2020
Was such an easy place to visit using gps
New Zealand
Mitsubishi Mirage
October 12, 2020
Love Christchurch, I go there several times a year.
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
October 7, 2020
Cool city has a great vibe about it
New Zealand
Toyota Vitz
October 1, 2020
South Island is a great place to visit. When you rent a car try to rent a car with a real full cover insurance. New Zealand roads have lots of stones coming to your car especially the car windscreen. Many of the drivers know little about driving and crash your car in car parking. You need to have a full insurance for your peace of mind.
New Zealand
Toyota Vitz
August 30, 2020
Love Christchurch. Awesome NZ History and culture. We also visited Oamaru and can say the same things.
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
August 15, 2020
Akaroa would be lovely to revisit. Christchurch was pleasant and easy to get around.
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4
August 13, 2020
Yes away cars was fantastic. They were really great to deal with. I would highly recommend this company.
New Zealand
Toyota Previa
July 28, 2020
We flew into Christchurch from Auckland and drove from Christchurch to Queenstown It was an amazing sight seeing experience rather than flying down to Queenstown. We had a car available when required so definately would suggest renting a car.
New Zealand
Mitsubishi Colt
July 23, 2020
Christchurch is the perfect place to rent a car to start your South Island road trip :)
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
July 13, 2020
Driving down the west coast of the south island is awesome sightseeing. Our country is so beautiful.
Australia
Mazda 6
April 1, 2020
Christchurch is still a pretty city with beautiful botanical gardens, in particular the rose garden, and the age of your old redwoods that date back to the 1800's. Trams ,galleries, museums all easily laid out in your city and really friendly. The south island of New Zealand is breathtakingly beautiful so give yourself time to really see and feel NZ and don't forget outside of the areas. Definitely will be back, once this Covid 19 has settled and the world is safe once again. Take care Sonja & Andrew (Australia)
Canada
Toyota Yaris
March 28, 2020
location close to the airport without the airport prices
India
Toyota Estima
March 26, 2020
Christchurch is a beautiful and busy city. South Island is picturesque and a must visit for every tourist to New Zealand.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Vitz
March 22, 2020
Getting a hybrid rental car was wonderful because we traveled 2150 km on the south island which required 80 litters of petrol. For comparison on the north island we covered 1500 km which took 96 litters of petrol.
Australia
Mazda Demio
March 21, 2020
New Zealand is generally easy to drive around - signage is very good and the condition of he roads very good. If you're used to driving on the left hand side of the roads you will have no problems here.
Singapore
Toyota Vitz
March 5, 2020
amazing place.
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
March 1, 2020
The rental sites are near the airport which is some distance from the centre though there are good buses in and out of the city. Use the bus stop just outside the airport as the bus fare is HALF what it is from the airport stop.
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
February 27, 2020
The staff were very approachable and accommodating to my needs.
New Zealand
Subaru Impreza
February 26, 2020
Beautiful place
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla 5d
February 26, 2020
We found driving in NZ exhausting. We recommend hiring a driving or going on a tour.
New Zealand
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
February 25, 2020
Christchurch is a must visit.
Australia
Mazda Demio
February 22, 2020
nice people to deal with car was awesome
Germany
Toyota Corolla
February 9, 2020
Good starting point for a roadtrip
United Kingdom
Mazda Demio
February 1, 2020
The bus service is good in Christchurch, if travelling further then a car is necessary
Australia
Toyota RAV4
December 21, 2019
Lucky to have local friends...but having own car made getting around so easy
Australia
Mazda Demio
December 19, 2019
Outstandingly beautiful.
New Zealand
Toyota Highlander
December 3, 2019
THE SERVICE IS GREAT AND ARE VERY FRIENDS .
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.
New Zealand
Mazda Demio
May 3, 2019
Excellent service but car we rented should not have even been on the road or have a WOF as the fronts lights were fill with moisture & covers white/smokey screens & impossible to drive at night which hindered ability to go out at night 🙁
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.
United Kingdom
Toyota Porte
January 15, 2019
I don't know it
United Kingdom
Hyundai Tucson
January 10, 2019
Stayed in Cathedral square and did not need a car. Picked up the car after we had two nights in Christchurch before we went travelling. It was easy to walk around Christchurch, most things were central

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
yesaway
9.45 / 10
Lowest rated company
NUCarrentals
7.43 / 10
Total number of reviews
72
Total rental companies
29
Average daily price
$35.17
Lowest daily price
$8.86
Total cars available
169

Top 29 Suppliers at Christchurch Airport in 2022

yesaway
Exceptional 9.4 / 503 reviews
+6433585740
153 Orchard Road, Harewood, Christchurch, New Zealand
$52 - $185
Working hours
Mon:08:01-17:59; 00:00-08:00; 18:00-23:59
Tue:08:01-17:59; 00:00-08:00; 18:00-23:59
Wed:08:01-17:59; 00:00-08:00; 18:00-23:59
Thu:08:01-17:59; 00:00-08:00; 18:00-23:59
Fri:08:01-17:59; 00:00-08:00; 18:00-23:59
Sat:08:01-17:59; 00:00-08:00; 18:00-23:59
Sun:08:01-17:59; 00:00-08:00; 18:00-23:59
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand
Exceptional 9.3 / 189 reviews
+6433578919 / +64277220028 / +6439743818
153 Orchard Road, Harewood, Christchurch
$40 - $45
Working hours
Mon:09:00-16:55
Tue:09:00-16:55
Wed:09:00-16:55
Thu:09:00-16:55
Fri:09:00-16:55
Sat:09:00-16:55
Sun:09:00-16:55
SIXT
Exceptional 9.1 / 25 reviews
+6436660026
Ground Floor, Airport Terminal, Rental Car Kiosk, 30 Durey Road, Christchurch 8053
$71 - $164
Jucy
Exceptional 9 / 17 reviews
+6493744360 / 0800399736
JUCY Car Rental, 157 Orchard Road, Harewood, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
$29 - $29
Working hours
Mon:08:30-16:00
Tue:08:30-16:00
Wed:08:30-16:00
Thu:08:30-16:00
Fri:08:30-16:00
Sat:08:30-16:00
Sun:08:30-16:00
Hertz
Exceptional 9 / 5 reviews
+64033586730
Christchurch International Airport, 30 Durey Road, Harewood, Christchurch 8053
$80 - $161
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 07:00-00:00
Tue:00:00-01:00; 07:00-00:00
Wed:00:00-01:00; 07:00-00:00
Thu:00:00-01:00; 07:00-00:00
Fri:00:00-01:00; 07:00-00:00
Sat:00:00-01:00; 07:00-00:00
Sun:00:00-01:00; 07:00-00:00
USAVE
Excellent 8.9 / 75 reviews
+6492569430
170 Orchard Road, Harewood, Christchurch 8053
$48 - $115
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:15
Tue:08:00-17:15
Wed:08:00-17:15
Thu:08:00-17:15
Fri:08:00-17:15
Sat:08:00-17:15
Sun:08:00-17:15
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Excellent 8.9 / 26 reviews
+6435951828
11-15 Logistics Drive Harewood Christchurch 8051
Working hours
Mon:08:30-17:30
Tue:08:30-17:30
Wed:08:30-17:30
Thu:08:30-17:30
Fri:08:30-17:30
Sat:08:30-17:30
Sun:08:30-17:30
Alamo
Excellent 8.9 / 19 reviews
+6498703330
30 Durey Rd, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch 8053
$116 - $164
Europcar
Excellent 8.9 / 42 reviews
+64033579202
Christchurch Airport, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
$56 - $129
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Go Rentals
Excellent 8.9
+6433584051 / 0508246784
155 Orchard Rd, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch 8051
$68 - $98
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-17:00
Mode Car Rentals
Excellent 8.8 / 177 reviews
+64035951828
11 Logistics Drive, Harewood, Christchurch 8051
$29 - $67
Working hours
Mon:08:30-17:30
Tue:08:30-17:30
Wed:08:30-17:30
Thu:08:30-17:30
Fri:08:30-17:30
Sat:08:30-17:30
Sun:08:30-17:30
Ace Rental Cars
Ace Rental Cars
Excellent 8.8 / 2 reviews
0800502277
166 Orchard Rd, Harewood
$41 - $94
Working hours
Mon:08:30-17:00
Tue:08:30-17:00
Wed:08:30-17:00
Thu:08:30-17:00
Fri:08:30-17:00
Sat:08:30-17:00
Sun:08:30-17:00
Keddy
Excellent 8.7 / 12 reviews
+64033579202
CHRISTCHURCH INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL
$76 - $142
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Snap Rentals
Excellent 8.6 / 214 reviews
+640800288699 / +6492752438
170 Orchard Road, Harewood, Christchurch 8051
$43 - $81
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:30
Tue:08:00-17:30
Wed:08:00-17:30
Thu:08:00-17:30
Fri:08:00-17:30
Sat:08:00-17:30
Sun:08:00-17:30
Yes Rentals
Excellent 8.6 / 178 reviews
+6434202878
152 Orchard Road, Harewood, Christchurch 8053
$39 - $180
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6 / 1 reviews
+6433586554
30 Durey Rd, Harewood, Christchurch 8053
$134 - $164
National
National
Excellent 8.5
+6433586554
30 Durey Rd
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-17:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
033570231
Terminal Building
$72 - $162
Working hours
Mon:00:00-00:30; 06:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-00:30; 06:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-00:30; 06:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-00:30; 06:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-00:30; 06:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-00:30; 06:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-00:30; 06:00-23:59
EV Hire
Excellent 8.5 / 2 reviews
+6492171001
152 Orchard Road, Harewood, Christchurch 8053
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
RightCars
Excellent 8.4 / 75 reviews
+6468880032
Christchurch International Airport
Working hours
Mon:07:30-20:00
Tue:07:30-20:00
Wed:07:30-20:00
Thu:07:30-20:00
Fri:07:30-20:00
Sat:07:30-18:00
Sun:07:30-18:00
Thrifty
Excellent 8.4 / 5 reviews
+6433531940
Airport Desk
Working hours
Mon:07:30-22:30
Tue:07:30-22:30
Wed:07:30-22:30
Thu:07:30-22:30
Fri:07:30-22:30
Sat:07:30-22:30
Sun:07:30-22:30
Ezu Car Rental
Excellent 8.4 / 27 reviews
+64210438288
168 Orchard Road, Harewood
$30 - $252
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Bargain Rental Cars
Excellent 8.4 / 76 reviews
+640800001110 / +640212470346 / +64033603113
6 Sir Keith Park Place, Harewood, Christchurch 8051
$57 - $57
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.3
033589661
Terminal Building
$89 - $89
Working hours
Mon:00:00-00:30; 06:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-00:30; 06:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-00:30; 06:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-00:30; 06:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-00:30; 06:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-00:30; 06:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-00:30; 06:00-23:59
Surprice
Surprice
Excellent 8.2
+6436660026
5 Ivan Jamieson Place
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-19:00
Sat:07:00-19:00
Sun:07:00-19:00
Firefly
Firefly
Excellent 8.1
033586730
CHRISTCHURCH APT
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Interrent
Very good 7.9 / 1 reviews
+6402102787307
73 Orchard Rd., Harewood Christchurch 8053 New Zealand
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Goldcar
Very good 7.8 / 1 reviews
+34965233425 / +6402102787307
Wairakei Rd, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch 8053
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
NUCarrentals
Very good 7.4 / 12 reviews
+640800800317 / +640800800312
218 Roydvale Avenue, Burnside, Christchurch 8042, New Zealand
$50 - $160
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-17:00
Sun:09:00-16:00
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