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Car Hire in Christchurch

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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Christchurch Airport Car Hire
Economy
Mazda Demio or comparable
Mazda Demio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Yes Rentals
£ 8.05 per day
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Christchurch Airport Car Hire
Economy
Suzuki Swift or comparable
Suzuki Swift
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Yes Rentals
£ 8.05 per day
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Christchurch Airport Car Hire
Economy
Toyota Vitz or comparable
Toyota Vitz
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Yes Rentals
£ 8.05 per day
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Christchurch Airport Car Hire
Economy
Toyota Yaris or comparable
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Yes Rentals
£ 8.05 per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Christchurch Airport Car Hire
Economy
Toyota Vitz or comparable
Toyota Vitz
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Snap Rentals
£ 8.08 / per day
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Christchurch Airport Car Hire
Intermediate
Nissan Tiida or comparable
Nissan Tiida
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Mode Car Rentals
£ 8.10 / per day
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Christchurch Airport Car Hire
Compact
Toyota Yaris or comparable
Toyota Yaris
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Mode Car Rentals
£ 8.27 / per day
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Christchurch Airport Car Hire
Economy
Mazda Demio or comparable
Mazda Demio
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Mode Car Rentals
£ 8.28 / 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 03:03 on 2021-05-18.

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 £ 14.39 per day
  • From Christchurch to Queenstown - 36 offers from £ 18.97 per day
  • From Christchurch to Picton - 10 offers from £ 69.78 per day
  • From Christchurch to Nelson - 10 offers from £ 69.78 per day
  • From Christchurch to Dunedin - 10 offers from £ 69.78 per day

Top 13 Cities near Christchurch

  1. 757.5 km / 470.7 miles away
  2. Queenstown Car Hire starting at £ 10.91 per day
    351.7 km / 218.5 miles away
  3. Wellington Car Hire starting at £ 12.22 per day
    304.4 km / 189.1 miles away
  4. Dunedin Car Hire starting at £ 23.53 per day
    328.3 km / 204.0 miles away
  5. Tauranga Car Hire starting at £ 36.63 per day
    717.6 km / 445.9 miles away
  6. Napier Car Hire starting at £ 35.40 per day
    573.3 km / 356.2 miles away
  7. Nelson Car Hire starting at £ 15.92 per day
    253.0 km / 157.2 miles away
  8. Palmerston North Car Hire starting at £ 33.97 per day
    433.8 km / 269.5 miles away
  9. Rotorua Car Hire starting at £ 36.63 per day
    677.7 km / 421.1 miles away
  10. Invercargill Car Hire starting at £ 27.89 per day
    466.8 km / 290.1 miles away
  11. Blenheim Car Hire starting at £ 26.33 per day
    246.1 km / 152.9 miles away
  12. New Plymouth Car Hire starting at £ 33.97 per day
    519.2 km / 322.6 miles away
  13. Whangarei Car Hire starting at £ 28.95 per day
    876.0 km / 544.3 miles away

Top 16 Destinations around Christchurch

  1. Christchurch Airport Car Hire starting at £ 7.93 per day
    9.7 km / 6.1 miles away
  2. Blenheim Airport Car Hire starting at £ 26.33 per day
    246.1 km / 152.9 miles away
  3. Nelson Airport Car Hire starting at £ 15.92 per day
    253.0 km / 157.2 miles away
  4. Wellington Airport Car Hire starting at £ 8.11 per day
    303.0 km / 188.3 miles away
  5. 307.8 km / 191.3 miles away
  6. Dunedin Airport Car Hire starting at £ 23.53 per day
    328.3 km / 204.0 miles away
  7. Queenstown Airport Car Hire starting at £ 10.91 per day
    351.7 km / 218.5 miles away
  8. Palmerston North Airport Car Hire starting at £ 33.97 per day
    433.8 km / 269.5 miles away
  9. Invercargill Airport Car Hire starting at £ 27.89 per day
    466.8 km / 290.1 miles away
  10. New Plymouth Airport Car Hire starting at £ 33.97 per day
    519.2 km / 322.6 miles away
  11. Napier Airport Car Hire starting at £ 35.40 per day
    573.3 km / 356.2 miles away
  12. Rotorua Airport Car Hire starting at £ 36.63 per day
    677.7 km / 421.1 miles away
  13. Tauranga Airport Car Hire starting at £ 36.63 per day
    717.6 km / 445.9 miles away
  14. Auckland Airport Car Hire starting at £ 8.00 per day
    748.0 km / 464.8 miles away
  15. Auckland Ponsonby Car Hire starting at £ 10.91 per day
    764.1 km / 474.8 miles away
  16. Whangarei Airport Car Hire starting at £ 28.95 per day
    876.0 km / 544.3 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
£ 26.23
January
£ 28.32
February
£ 20.87
March
£ 22.36
April
£ 24.08
May
£ 21.61
June
£ 21.30
July
£ 20.47
August
£ 44.19
September
£ 40.14
October
£ 60.07
November
£ 60.07
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Christchurch is August with prices starting at £ 20.47 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 £ 60.07. 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
96%
January
581%
February
519%
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
yesaway Toyota RAV4 5 3 SUVs
yesaway Toyota Vitz 5 2 Small cars
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 Highlander 5 3 SUVs
Snap Rentals Toyota Corolla 5 1 Medium cars
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
Ezu Car Rental Suzuki Swift 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
Go Rentals
Go Rentals
Remarkable 9.2
+6433584051
155 Orchard Rd, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:00
Tue:05:00-23:00
Wed:05:00-23:00
Thu:05:00-23:00
Fri:05:00-23:00
Sat:05:00-23:00
Sun:05:00-23:00
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:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-20:00
Sat:07:00-20:00
Sun:07:00-20:00
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5
039306103
150 Kilmore St
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
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.5
039306102
150 Kilmore St
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
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
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,
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Outstanding 8.2
+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
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
Rhodium
Rhodium
Great 7.4
+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
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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