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Car Hire at Christchurch Airport

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Christchurch Airport, Christchurch, New Zealand
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500+ Trusted Providers:

Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Economy
Toyota Vitz or comparable
Toyota Vitz
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Snap Rentals
£ 8.01 per day
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Intermediate
Nissan Tiida or comparable
Nissan Tiida
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Mode Car Rentals
£ 8.18 per day
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Compact
Mazda Demio or comparable
Mazda Demio
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
yesaway
£ 8.97 per day
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Compact Elite
Hyundai i30 or comparable
Hyundai i30
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Yes Rentals
£ 10.66 per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Full-size
Toyota Camry or comparable
Toyota Camry
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand
£ 15.16 / per day
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Standard
Nissan Bluebird Sedan or comparable
Nissan Bluebird Sedan
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Bargain Rental Cars
£ 15.24 / per day
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Full-size Elite
Ford Ranger or comparable
Ford Ranger
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Keddy
£ 17.52 / per day
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Minivan
Toyota Previa or comparable
Toyota Previa
  • 8x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
£ 17.59 / 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 02:02 on 2021-03-01.

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%

Airport information

Score
7.8
  • Getting to the airport 7.2
  • Check-in desks 8.0
  • Facilities and services 7.5
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 6.1
  • Dining and car hire services 6.7
  • Lounge 6.4

Christchurch Airport (CHC)

  • IATA: CHC
  • ICAO: NZCH
  • Name: Christchurch Airport (CHC)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Flights per year: 94,955
  • Passengers (per year): 6,439,703
  • Distance from the city centre: 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 15 Destinations around Christchurch Airport

  1. Car Hire at Blenheim Airport starting at £ 26.60 per day
    246.1 km / 152.9 miles away
  2. Car Hire at Nelson Airport starting at £ 16.08 per day
    253.0 km / 157.2 miles away
  3. Car Hire at Wellington Airport starting at £ 8.20 per day
    303.0 km / 188.3 miles away
  4. 307.8 km / 191.3 miles away
  5. Car Hire at Dunedin Airport starting at £ 23.77 per day
    328.3 km / 204.0 miles away
  6. Car Hire at Queenstown Airport starting at £ 11.02 per day
    351.7 km / 218.5 miles away
  7. Car Hire at Palmerston North Airport starting at £ 34.31 per day
    433.8 km / 269.5 miles away
  8. Car Hire at Invercargill Airport starting at £ 28.17 per day
    466.8 km / 290.1 miles away
  9. Car Hire at New Plymouth Airport starting at £ 34.31 per day
    519.2 km / 322.6 miles away
  10. Car Hire at Napier Airport starting at £ 35.76 per day
    573.3 km / 356.2 miles away
  11. Car Hire at Rotorua Airport starting at £ 37.00 per day
    677.7 km / 421.1 miles away
  12. Car Hire at Tauranga Airport starting at £ 37.00 per day
    717.6 km / 445.9 miles away
  13. Car Hire at Auckland Airport starting at £ 8.08 per day
    748.0 km / 464.8 miles away
  14. Car Hire Auckland Ponsonby starting at £ 11.03 per day
    764.1 km / 474.8 miles away
  15. Car Hire at Whangarei Airport starting at £ 29.24 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 at Christchurch Airport?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car at Christchurch Airport fluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car at Christchurch Airport
£ 26.44
January
£ 28.54
February
£ 21.04
March
£ 22.54
April
£ 24.27
May
£ 21.77
June
£ 21.47
July
£ 20.63
August
£ 44.53
September
£ 40.45
October
£ 60.54
November
£ 60.54
December
The cheapest month to hire a car at Christchurch Airport is August with prices starting at £ 20.63 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 £ 60.54. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 33. 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’s the most popular hire length at Christchurch Airport?

Hirers picking up a car at Christchurch Airport 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 at Christchurch Airport
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 month sees the highest demand for car hire at Christchurch Airport?

Though Christchurch Airport is popular for travellers all year long, the month with the highest demand for hire cars is in January. October is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
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 Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Snap Rentals Toyota Vitz 5 2 Small cars
yesaway Toyota Vitz 5 2 Small 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 Suzuki Swift 5 1 Small cars
yesaway Toyota Highlander 5 3 SUVs
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
Snap Rentals Toyota Corolla 5 1 Medium cars
Ezu Car Rental Suzuki Swift 4 1 Small cars

Top 20 Hire Companies at Christchurch Airport 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 / 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,
£ 12 - £ 87
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.7
+6436660026
Ground Floor, Airport Terminal, Rental Car Kiosk, 30 Durey Road, Christchurch 8053
£ 14 - £ 64
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.6
+64033579202
CHRISTCHURCH INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL
£ 16 - £ 19
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
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Outstanding 8.5
+6493033912
Christchurch Airport, 30 Durey Road, Harewood, Christchurch 8053
£ 39 - £ 43
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: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
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.5
033570231
Terminal Building Christchurch Airport
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
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
£ 10 - £ 46
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.4
+6433586554
20 RON GUTHREY RD,
£ 12 - £ 86
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Outstanding 8.2
+6435951828
11-15 Logistics Drive Harewood Christchurch 8051
£ 12 - £ 19
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
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Great 7.6
+640800800317 / +640800800312
189 Blenheim Rd, Riccarton, Christchurch 8041
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
Lucky Rentals
Lucky Rentals
Good 6
+64800808881 / +64092755110
8053, 791 Wairakei Road, Christchurch
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