Car Rental at Christchurch Airport
Cheapest Car Rental Rates
Most Popular Car Rental Deals
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!
Find out more about renting a car in New Zealand in our complete guide.
Top international routes
- Gold Coast
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.
Most popular types of rental car
- Large cars - from $36 per day
- Medium cars - from $20 per day
- People Carriers/Vans - from $61 per day
- Small cars - from $19 per day
- SUVs - from $63 per day
Top car rental companies
- Interrent (Tel: +6402102787307)
- Hitch Car Rentals (Tel: +64033582299)
- Go Rentals (Tel: +6433584051)
- Europcar (Tel: +64033579202)
- Enterprise (Tel: +6433586554)
- Keddy (Tel: +64033579202)
- Avis (Tel: 033589661)
- Budget (Tel: 033570231)
- EZU Car Rental (Tel: +64210438288)
- RightCars (Tel: +6468880032)
- Alamo (Tel: +6433586554)
- Routes Car & Truck Rentals (Tel: +6435951828)
- Bargain Rental Cars (Tel: +640800566701)
- NUCarrentals (Tel: +640800800317 / +640800800312)
- Ace Rent a car (Tel: 6433603270 / 033603271)
- Rhodium (Tel: +34965233425 / +6402102787307)
- Goldcar (Tel: +34965233425 / +6402102787307)
- Surprice (Tel: +6436660026)
- Lucky Rentals (Tel: +64800808881 / +64092755110)
Car rental 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
Nearest gas station
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)
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: email@example.com
Top 18 Locations near Christchurch Airport
Car Rental in Christchurch (Downtown) from $7.83 per day
Car Rental at Blenheim Airport from $33.10 per day246.1 km / 152.9 miles away
Car Rental at Nelson Airport from $48.32 per day253.0 km / 157.2 miles away
Car Rental at Wellington Airport from $25.78 per day303.0 km / 188.3 miles away
Car Rental in Wellington (Downtown) from $26.32 per day304.4 km / 189.1 miles away
Car Rental at Wellington Inter Island Ferry Terminal from $30.48 per day307.8 km / 191.3 miles away
Car Rental at Dunedin Airport from $21.22 per day328.3 km / 204.0 miles away
Car Rental at Queenstown Airport from $13.97 per day351.7 km / 218.5 miles away
Car Rental in Palmerston North (Downtown) from $12.61 per day431.3 km / 268.0 miles away
Car Rental at Palmerston North Airport from $39.25 per day433.8 km / 269.5 miles away
Car Rental at Invercargill Airport from $50.42 per day466.8 km / 290.1 miles away
Car Rental at New Plymouth Airport from $33.10 per day519.2 km / 322.6 miles away
Car Rental at Napier Airport from $33.10 per day573.3 km / 356.2 miles away
Car Rental at Rotorua Airport from $24.62 per day677.7 km / 421.1 miles away
Car Rental at Tauranga Airport from $33.10 per day717.6 km / 445.9 miles away
Car Rental at Auckland Airport from $9.20 per day748.0 km / 464.8 miles away
Car Rental in Auckland (Downtown) from $10.16 per day765.0 km / 475.4 miles away
Car Rental at Whangarei Airport from $39.46 per day876.0 km / 544.3 miles away
Map of Car Rental Locations
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Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers
|Hitch Car Rentals||Mazda Demio||4||1||Small cars|
|Snap Rentals||Toyota Vitz||5||2||Small cars|
|Hitch Car Rentals||Mitsubishi Outlander||5||4||SUVs|
|Snap Rentals||Toyota Aqua||5||1||Medium cars|
|Discount Car Rentals New Zealand||Toyota Yaris||5||2||Small cars|
|yesaway||Suzuki Swift||5||1||Small cars|
|yesaway||Toyota Vitz||5||2||Small cars|
|Discount Car Rentals New Zealand||Toyota Corolla||4||2||Large cars|
|yesaway||Toyota Yaris||4||2||Medium cars|