Car Hire in Christchurch

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Christchurch Airport
Mini
Nissan March or comparable
Nissan March
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Autounion
£ 4.73 / per day
Christchurch Airport
Compact
Toyota Corolla or comparable
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Joy Car Rental
£ 6.53 / per day
Christchurch Airport
Economy
Toyota Yaris or comparable
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand
£ 6.66 / per day
Christchurch Airport
Economy Elite
Toyota Aqua or comparable
Toyota Aqua
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Yes Rentals
£ 7.13 / per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Christchurch Airport
Standard
Toyota Corolla or comparable
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Snap
£ 11.81 / per day
Christchurch Airport
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla (2016-2018) or comparable
Toyota Corolla (2016-2018)
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Mode Car Rentals
£ 13.15 / per day
Christchurch Airport
Full-size SUV
Nissan X-Trail or comparable
Nissan X-Trail
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
EasyGoRentals
£ 19.08 / per day
City Centre
Intermediate Elite
Toyota Corolla or comparable
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Bargain Rental Cars
£ 23.52 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 07:06 on 2024-06-18.

Travel Information

Languages
English, Samoan
Currency
NZD
Drive on
Left-hand side
Dialing code
+64
Average car hire price
£ 12 per day
Average car hire length
9 days
Speed limit within city centre
30 - 50 km/h or 19 - 31 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
80 - 100 km/h or 50 - 62 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Score
9.3 / 10
Average gasoline price
£ 1.31 per litre or £ 4.96 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
£ 1.16 per litre or £ 4.39 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.40 per litre or £ 5.31 / 1 gallon

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 £ 14.12 per day
  • From Christchurch to Queenstown - 36 offers from £ 18.61 per day
  • From Christchurch to Picton - 10 offers from £ 68.47 per day
  • From Christchurch to Nelson - 10 offers from £ 68.47 per day
  • From Christchurch to Dunedin - 10 offers from £ 68.47 per day

Map of Car Hire Destinations

In which month is car hire in Christchurch the most affordable?

According to our data, prices for hiring a car in Christchurch fluctuate depending on the time of year. This graph displays the average hire prices in each month in order to help you find the best bargain.
Average price for hiring a car per day in Christchurch
£ 40.17
January
£ 47.35
February
£ 33.71
March
£ 23.91
April
£ 17.01
May
£ 29.39
June
£ 33.40
July
£ 29.48
August
£ 29.31
September
£ 27.61
October
£ 33.64
November
£ 53.96
December
The best month to hire a car in Christchurch is May (when the average price is £ 17.01 per day). This is 49% less than the yearly average and 68% less than hiring in December (when the average price is £ 53.96).

This information can help you determine the low season. But note that these prices are only averages. The cost of your hire is determined by the type of car you select, the length of time you hire it for and how much in advance you book. Simply type in your dates in the form at the top of the page in order to find out the exact prices.

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

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in January, the average renter keeps their car for 11 days, and in July, they keep their car for 7 days.
Average number of hire days in Christchurch
11
January
11
February
11
March
10
April
8
May
8
June
7
July
8
August
8
September
8
October
9
November
10
December

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

Given the number of searches made by our customers, the most popular month for car hire in Christchurch is December, and the least popular is May.
Popularity of Car Hire in Christchurch by Monthly Searches
150%
January
148%
February
127%
March
67%
April
48%
May
56%
June
70%
July
72%
August
71%
September
80%
October
133%
November
177%
December

Car Hire Information

Car hire locations 3
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers Discount Car Rentals New Zealand, Ezu Car Rental, Snap, Mode Car Rentals, Yes Rentals
Popular car categories SUVs, Small cars, Medium cars, Large cars
Lowest price £ 5 per day
Cheapest supplier Autounion

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand Toyota Yaris 5 2 Small cars
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand Toyota RAV4 5 2 SUVs
EV Hire Toyota Aqua Hybrid 5 1 Medium cars
Bargain Rental Cars Mazda Demio 4 2 Medium cars
Ezu Car Rental Nissan Tiida 4 1 Small cars
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
Rentalcars247 Mitsubishi ASX 5 2 SUVs
Ezi Car Rental Toyota Yaris Cross 5 2 Small cars
Ezu Car Rental Toyota Alphard 5 4 People Carriers
Rentalcars247 Suzuki Swift 5 1 Small cars

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 car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United Kingdom
Toyota Aqua Hybrid
25 March 2024
We hired the car for a few days in Akaroa, out of main season. We stayed at the La Rochelle motel which again is worth recommendation. The museum is worth a look as it helps set the context of the origins of Akaroa. The walks are worth the effort. )
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris Cross
4 March 2024
Great views
United Kingdom
Toyota RAV4
24 January 2024
We travelled round the whole of the South Island and saw all the different, amazing scenery. The Kiwi people are so friendly and helpful and are so proud of their country. We saw lots of wildlife including seals, sea lions, penguins, albatrosses.
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris Cross
24 January 2024
We did everything!!!! Even went to bluff, up to an observatory, the car allowed us to have a wonderful 12 days of adventure, but we left the car at the hotel in queenstown.
United Kingdom
Toyota RAV4
9 January 2024
Went on East Coast and West Coast drive, car was so easy to drove, and the view was spectacular!
United Kingdom
Nissan Tiida
15 November 2023
Road trip down the west coast of new Zealand
Australia
Toyota Prius Hybrid
8 November 2023
Our stay was amazing. We had 16 days in the South Island and we were able to see many amazing places. We travelled to Lake Tekapo, Dunedin, Kaka Point, Lake Manapore, Queenstown, Wanaka, Franz Joseph, Nelson, Kaikoura and back to Christchurch. All these places were very beautiful.
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla STW
3 September 2023
We travelled to kaikoura, Hanmer Springs, back to Christchurch, to Oamaru, to Queenstown and back to Christchurch for our flights home. Would recommend all.
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris
2 June 2023
Akaroa and Timaru visiting family and friends
United Kingdom
Toyota RAV4
24 February 2023
Accommodation at Duvauchelle was excellent. Next door to a pub.
customer photo
United Kingdom
Toyota Camry
3 January 2023
Stunning scenery, great food, easy driving and the city’s are worth visiting along the way. People are friendly also. Only good thing’s to say about NZ
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Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
Cross Country Rentals
9.6 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
NUCarrentals
6.9 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
289
Total rental companies
35
Average daily price
£ 11.58
Lowest daily price
£ 4.73
Total cars available
481

Top 35 Suppliers in Christchurch in 2024

Cross Country Rentals
Cross Country Rentals
Exceptional 9.6 / 47 reviews
1 location
£ 26 - £ 28
Rentalcars247
Rentalcars247
Exceptional 9.5 / 113 reviews
1 location
£ 15 - £ 27
Yes Rentals
Yes Rentals
Exceptional 9.4 / 497 reviews
1 location
£ 7 - £ 93
Ezi Car Rental
Ezi Car Rental
Exceptional 9.4 / 132 reviews
2 locations
£ 25 - £ 129
Snap
Snap
Exceptional 9.1 / 445 reviews
1 location
£ 12 - £ 93
Hertz
Hertz
Exceptional 9.1 / 65 reviews
2 locations
£ 31 - £ 80
Mode Car Rentals
Mode Car Rentals
Very good 8.9 / 491 reviews
1 location
£ 12 - £ 50
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.9 / 97 reviews
1 location
£ 21 - £ 75
Go Rentals
Go Rentals
Very good 8.8 / 64 reviews
1 location
£ 15 - £ 69
Ezu Car Rental
Ezu Car Rental
Very good 8.7 / 759 reviews
1 location
£ 8 - £ 160
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand
Very good 8.7 / 722 reviews
1 location
£ 7 - £ 93
EV Hire
EV Hire
Very good 8.7 / 99 reviews
1 location
£ 8
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Very good 8.7 / 32 reviews
1 location
£ 25 - £ 41
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8.7 / 30 reviews
2 locations
£ 27 - £ 135
yesaway
yesaway
Very good 8.6 / 764 reviews
1 location
£ 9 - £ 67
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.6 / 44 reviews
1 location
£ 25 - £ 45
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 8.6 / 13 reviews
1 location
£ 20 - £ 80
Budget
Budget
Very good 8.6 / 12 reviews
3 locations
£ 25 - £ 80
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 8.5 / 96 reviews
1 location
£ 24 - £ 66
EasyGoRentals
EasyGoRentals
Very good 8.5 / 8 reviews
1 location
£ 9 - £ 19
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.4 / 9 reviews
1 location
£ 25 - £ 45
Bargain Rental Cars
Bargain Rental Cars
Good 7.9 / 308 reviews
2 locations
£ 13 - £ 99
Keddy
Keddy
Good 7.9 / 26 reviews
1 location
£ 24 - £ 51
U-Save
U-Save
Good 7.8 / 89 reviews
1 location
£ 38
Jucy
Jucy
Good 7.8 / 70 reviews
1 location
£ 10 - £ 18
Avis
Avis
Good 7.8 / 4 reviews
3 locations
£ 26 - £ 81
Firefly
Firefly
Good 7.7
1 location
National
National
Good 7.7
1 location
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.6
2 locations
£ 27 - £ 131
Joy Car Rental
Joy Car Rental
Good 7.6
1 location
£ 7 - £ 77
YITU Car Rental
YITU Car Rental
Good 7.6
1 location
£ 34 - £ 124
Flexways
Flexways
Good 7.5 / 4 reviews
1 location
£ 24 - £ 34
Surprice
Surprice
Good 7.4
1 location
Autounion
Autounion
Good 7.1
1 location
£ 5
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Satisfactory 6.9 / 29 reviews
1 location
£ 49 - £ 52
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