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Car Hire in Christchurch

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500+ Trusted Providers:

Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Christchurch Airport
Economy
Mazda Demio or comparable
Mazda Demio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Yes Rentals
£ 8.02 per day
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Christchurch Airport
Economy
Suzuki Swift or comparable
Suzuki Swift
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Yes Rentals
£ 8.02 per day
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Christchurch Airport
Economy
Toyota Vitz or comparable
Toyota Vitz
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Yes Rentals
£ 8.02 per day
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Christchurch Airport
Economy
Toyota Yaris or comparable
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Yes Rentals
£ 8.02 per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Christchurch Airport
Economy
Toyota Vitz or comparable
Toyota Vitz
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Snap Rentals
£ 8.05 / per day
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Christchurch Airport
Compact
Toyota Yaris or comparable
Toyota Yaris
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Mode Car Rentals
£ 8.24 / per day
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Christchurch Airport
Economy
Mazda Demio or comparable
Mazda Demio
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Mode Car Rentals
£ 8.25 / per day
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Christchurch Airport
Economy
Toyota Yaris or comparable
Toyota Yaris
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand
£ 8.46 / per day
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These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 13:05 on 2021-09-24.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
NZD
Dialing code
64
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of city centre
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within city centre
30 - 60 km/h
19 - 37 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

One-way Car Hire in Christchurch

The most popular one-way car hire options for pick up in Christchurch and drop off in another city include:

  • From Christchurch to Auckland - 95 offers from £ 14.30 per day
  • From Christchurch to Queenstown - 36 offers from £ 18.86 per day
  • From Christchurch to Picton - 10 offers from £ 69.37 per day
  • From Christchurch to Nelson - 10 offers from £ 69.37 per day
  • From Christchurch to Dunedin - 10 offers from £ 69.37 per day

Top 10 Cities near Christchurch

  1. Queenstown starting at £ 10.87 per day
    347.1 km / 215.7 miles away
  2. Wellington starting at £ 25.53 per day
    308.6 km / 191.7 miles away
  3. Dunedin starting at £ 23.45 per day
    328.0 km / 203.8 miles away
  4. Palmerston North starting at £ 33.85 per day
    434.4 km / 270.0 miles away
  5. Invercargill starting at £ 27.79 per day
    464.7 km / 288.8 miles away
  6. Tauranga starting at £ 36.50 per day
    716.6 km / 445.3 miles away
  7. Blenheim starting at £ 26.24 per day
    245.0 km / 152.2 miles away
  8. Whangarei starting at £ 28.85 per day
    872.4 km / 542.1 miles away
  9. New Plymouth starting at £ 33.85 per day
    516.4 km / 320.8 miles away
  10. 605.5 km / 376.3 miles away

Top 7 Destinations around Christchurch

  1. Wellington Airport starting at £ 8.08 per day
    303.0 km / 188.3 miles away
  2. Wellington Inter Island Ferry Terminal starting at £ 25.53 per day
    307.8 km / 191.3 miles away
  3. Dunedin Airport starting at £ 23.45 per day
    328.3 km / 204.0 miles away
  4. Queenstown Airport starting at £ 10.87 per day
    351.7 km / 218.5 miles away
  5. Invercargill Airport starting at £ 27.79 per day
    466.8 km / 290.1 miles away
  6. New Plymouth Airport starting at £ 33.85 per day
    519.2 km / 322.6 miles away
  7. Auckland Ponsonby starting at £ 10.88 per day
    764.1 km / 474.8 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car in Christchurch?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car in Christchurchfluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car in Christchurch
£ 26.08
January
£ 28.15
February
£ 20.75
March
£ 22.23
April
£ 23.94
May
£ 21.48
June
£ 21.18
July
£ 20.35
August
£ 43.93
September
£ 39.90
October
£ 59.72
November
£ 59.72
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Christchurch is August with prices starting at £ 20.35 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is November with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 59.72. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 32. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

What is the usual period for which people keep their hire cars, on average, in Christchurch?

Hirers picking up a car in Christchurch keep them for an average of 13 days during in June, while those picking up their cars in October keep them for an average of 3.
Average Hire Length in Christchurch
10
January
9
February
9
March
10
April
10
May
13
June
12
July
12
August
4
September
3
October
4
November
4
December

What month is the most favoured for hiring a car in Christchurch?

While travellers visit Christchurch year-round, the most popular month for hiring a car is February, and the least popular is October.
Popularity of Car Hire in Christchurch by Monthly Searches
97%
January
580%
February
518%
March
1%
April
1%
May
1%
June
1%
July
1%
August
September
October
November
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Snap Rentals Toyota Vitz 5 2 Small cars
Bargain Rental Cars Mazda Demio 4 2 Medium cars
yesaway Toyota RAV4 5 3 SUVs
Snap Rentals Toyota Aqua 5 1 Medium cars
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand Toyota Yaris 5 2 Small cars
yesaway Toyota Corolla 4 3 Large cars
Mode Car Rentals Toyota RAV4 5 2 SUVs
Ezu Car Rental Suzuki Swift 4 1 Small cars
yesaway Subaru Forester 4WD 5 3 SUVs
Ezu Car Rental Kia Rio 4 1 Small cars

Top 19 Hire Companies in Christchurch in 2021

Interrent
Interrent
Remarkable 9.5
+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
USAVE
USAVE
Remarkable 9.2
+64033582299 / +640508112233
170 Orchard Road, Harewood, Christchurch 8053
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
Go Rentals
Go Rentals
Remarkable 9.2
+6433584051 / 0508246784
155 Orchard Rd, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch 8051
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
National
National
Remarkable 9.2
+6433586554
20 RON GUTHREY RD,
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.8
+64033579202
Christchurch Airport, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
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
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.8
+6433586554
20 RON GUTHREY RD,
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.7
+6436660026
Ground Floor, Airport Terminal, Rental Car Kiosk, 30 Durey Road, Christchurch 8053
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.6
+64033579202
CHRISTCHURCH INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL
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
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Outstanding 8.5
+6493033912
Christchurch Airport, 30 Durey Road, Harewood, Christchurch 8053
Working hours
Mon:07:00-18:00
Tue:07:00-18:00
Wed:07:00-18:00
Thu:07:00-18:00
Fri:07:00-18:00
Sat:07:00-18:00
Sun:07:00-18:00
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5
033589661
Terminal Building
Working hours
Mon:00:00-00:30; 07:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-00:30; 07:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-00:30; 07:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-00:30; 07:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-00:30; 07:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-00:30; 07:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-00:30; 07:00-23:59
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.5
033570231
Terminal Building Christchurch Airport
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:30
Tue:08:00-20:30
Wed:08:00-20:30
Thu:08:00-20:30
Fri:08:00-20:30
Sat:08:00-20:30
Sun:08:00-20:30
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Outstanding 8.5
+6435951828
11-15 Logistics Drive Harewood Christchurch 8051
Working hours
Mon:09:00-17:00
Tue:09:00-17:00
Wed:09:00-17:00
Thu:09:00-17:00
Fri:09:00-17:00
Sat:09:00-17:00
Sun:09:00-17:00
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.5
+6433586554
Christchurch Airport
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:30
Tue:08:00-16:30
Wed:08:00-16:30
Thu:08:00-16:30
Fri:08:00-16:30
Sat:08:00-16:30
Sun:08:00-16:30
RightCars
RightCars
Outstanding 8.4
+6468880032
28 Sheffield Cres Burnside, Burnside Christchurch 8053
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.4
+6433586554
20 RON GUTHREY RD,
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Great 7.6
+640800800317 / +640800800312
521 Avonhead Rd,Avonhead,Christchurch, NA 8042
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
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Great 7.5
6433603270 / 033603271
20 Abros Place
Goldcar
Goldcar
Great 7.3
+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
Surprice
Surprice
Great 7
+6436660026
30 Durey Rd, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch 8053
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