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Car hires in Christchurch, Canterbury

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Christchurch, New Zealand
15 Apr — 22 Apr
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Car hire insight and trends in Christchurch

Useful insights to help you book the perfect car hire in Christchurch

What is the cheapest car hire agency in Christchurch?

The cheapest car hire in Christchurch are generally found through Budget. When booking with Budget, you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as $9/day. The average price to hire a car in Christchurch is $67/day.

What car hire company in Christchurch has the most locations?

Avis has the most locations of any car hire company in Christchurch, with 3 locations.

What car do most people hire in Christchurch?

Toyota RAV4 hire and Toyota Yaris hire in Christchurch are the two most popular car models, according to our data. Toyota RAV4 hire prices in Christchurch can vary depending on what company you hire from, but our users have found that prices average $90/day and can be as low as $26/day. Toyota Yaris hire prices can also vary, but tend to average $53/day, with the cheapest deals as low as $15/day.

Best deals found for Christchurch, Canterbury car hire

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental car types in Christchurch, Canterbury
Economy$19/day
Compact$19/day
Intermediate$17/day
SUV$35/day
People mover$43/day
Full-size SUV$42/day
Passenger van$43/day
Premium SUV$34/day
Intermediate SUV$23/day
Supplier choice$27/day
Standard SUV$34/day
Compact SUV$36/day
Best rates found by momondo users in the past 48 hours.

Important information about Christchurch car hire

Can I drive across New Zealand islands with a rental car from Christchurch?

Car hire in Christchurch may allow you to cross borders with your hired vehicle, such as inter-island travel. If you are planning on taking your hire car abroad, it is best to inform the company and ask if they allow this. Most car hire companies will add an extra charge if you take your hire car out of New Zealand. You may also have to pay for additional insurance so that the company can insure the car in another country. Hire car companies may only allow specific cars to be taken across the border as well. Generally, cars in the economy car hire category are available to take across the border. There is also a possibility that you might have to pay a charge at the border to take the car over to another region. A tip is that if you are planning a long journey in your hire car, it might be best to not get an electric car hire; however, if you are doing city driving, this is an environmentally friendly car to hire.

Can you hire a car in Christchurch without a credit card?

Car hire in Christchurch does allow you to hire a car with another method of payment. Generally, the hire car company will take a deposit from you, this will be held until you return the hire car. It will then be released to you after they check that there are no damages. Another method they may use is to ask you to pay the bond on the car, which would also be refunded once you bring the hire car back. Christchurch car hire companies that offer debit card payments are Apex, Hertz, Thrifty, Go hires, Avis and Rhino Car Hire. It is also sometimes possible to hire a car with cash; with this, you will have to pay a cash deposit that you will get back once you return the car. Some companies that offer this method are Snap Rentals, Bargain Rental Cars and Rental Cars New Zealand. It is also good to note that luxury car hire in Christchurch is not commonly done without the use of a credit card; however, there are a large variety of other cars to choose from.

What driving laws should I keep an eye out for in Christchurch?

Christchurch follows all the same driving rules as the rest of New Zealand and Australia. In Christchurch, people drive on the left-hand side, everyone must be wearing a seatbelt while the car is moving and all children that are under the age of 12, or under a certain height, must use a child seat. It is illegal to be on your phone while driving in New Zealand; if you need to answer calls regularly in the car, it is best to book a vehicle with Bluetooth installed. The drinking and driving limit is 0.05%, and there is zero tolerance for anyone under the age of 20.

What documents does an international traveller need to hire a car in Christchurch?

In order to obtain car hire in Christchurch, you must have your passport, driver’s licence and debit/credit card (or other acceptable payment method). If your driver’s licence is not printed in English, it is required that you get an international driver’s licence. To hire a car in Christchurch, you need to be at least 21 years old and to have had your licence for over a year. If you are between the ages of 21 and 25, you will generally need to pay an additional young driver’s fee. This fee covers the additional insurance that the company will take out on the hire car. Most cheap car rentals in Christchurch allows for young drivers, but it is also good to remember that if you are a young driver, you will be limited to the types of cars you will be able to hire.


Christchurch, Canterbury car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Christchurch that's right for you

Small cars

$43 - $120

All Car Types

$62 - $154

The average price of a small car hire in Christchurch, New Zealand is $68. The cheapest time to hire a small car in Christchurch, New Zealand is in May. The price is 37% lower than the rest of the year at just $43 per day. A small car rental is typically 30% less expensive than the average rental car in Christchurch. The average price of a vehicle hire in Christchurch can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Christchurch small car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in Christchurch, New Zealand is $88. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in Christchurch, New Zealand is in May. The price is 44% lower than the rest of the year at just $50 per day. A medium car rental is typically 9% less expensive than the average rental car in Christchurch. The average price of a vehicle hire in Christchurch can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Christchurch medium car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in Christchurch, New Zealand is $129. The cheapest time to hire a large car in Christchurch, New Zealand is in October. The price is 24% lower than the rest of the year at just $99 per day. A large car rental is typically 27% more expensive than the average rental car in Christchurch. The average price of a vehicle hire in Christchurch can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a SUV hire in Christchurch, New Zealand is $97. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Christchurch, New Zealand is in May. The price is 32% lower than the rest of the year at just $66 per day. A SUV rental is typically 2% more expensive than the average rental car in Christchurch. The average price of a vehicle hire in Christchurch can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Christchurch SUV hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van hire in Christchurch, New Zealand is $140. The cheapest time to hire a van in Christchurch, New Zealand is in May. The price is 25% lower than the rest of the year at just $107 per day. A van rental is typically 32% more expensive than the average rental car in Christchurch. The average price of a vehicle hire in Christchurch can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Christchurch van hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a pickup truck hire in Christchurch, New Zealand is $147. The cheapest time to hire a pickup truck in Christchurch, New Zealand is in October. The price is 49% lower than the rest of the year at just $75 per day. A pickup truck rental is typically 35% more expensive than the average rental car in Christchurch. The average price of a vehicle hire in Christchurch can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a luxury car hire in Christchurch, New Zealand is $136. The cheapest time to hire a luxury car in Christchurch, New Zealand is in May. The price is 34% lower than the rest of the year at just $91 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 30% more expensive than the average rental car in Christchurch. The average price of a vehicle hire in Christchurch can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a convertible hire in Christchurch, New Zealand is $77. The cheapest time to hire a convertible in Christchurch, New Zealand is in November. The price is 33% lower than the rest of the year at just $103 per day. A convertible rental is typically 20% less expensive than the average rental car in Christchurch. The average price of a vehicle hire in Christchurch can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Hyundai Accent
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$19/day

21 May - 11 Jun
Hyundai Accent
Hyundai Accent Hatch
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$19/day

22 Apr - 12 Jun
Hyundai Accent Hatch

Christchurch car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Christchurch, Canterbury

Rental Cars 247

10.0
Wonderful
1 review1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Avis

9.6
Wonderful
15 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.8

Comfort

9.6

Overall

9.8

Pick-up/drop-off

8.9

Value

9.2

Budget

8.4
Very Good
8 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.2

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

7.6

Value

8.8

Apex

8.3
Very Good
3 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.1

Overall

8.3

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

8.1

Thrifty

8.0
Very Good
3 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.5

Value

8.2

Hertz

7.6
Good
12 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

8.3

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.1

Value

8.0

Bargain Car Rentals

3 locations

Dollar

3 locations

Quick facts about car hire in Christchurch

Get the overview on great hire deals, popular car hire companies, and best car types for your visit in Christchurch

Most Popular Agency

Snap Rentals

Popular Car Types

SUV, Intermediate, Economy

Cheapest Hire Car

$26

Most Popular Model

Toyota RAV4
The most popular Christchurch car hire agency found on momondo this month is Snap Rentals. Other top choices for car hire companies are Lucky Rentals New Zeland and New Zealand Discount Car Rentals
The following car types were offered at car hire companies in Christchurch in the past 72 hours: SUV, Intermediate, Economy.
The lowest price for a car hire in Christchurch is $26/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $54/day.
The most popular car model to hire in Christchurch in the past 7 days is the Toyota RAV4. Our users also prefer the Toyota Yaris as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in Christchurch

Nearby attractions:

Mona Vale7.3 km
Hagley Park8.5 km
Christchurch Casino9.1 km
Cathedral Square9.6 km
Taylor's Mistake Beach22.3 km

Nearby attractions:

Mona Vale140.6 km
Hagley Park141.2 km
Cathedral Square141.9 km
Christchurch Casino142.0 km
Taylor's Mistake Beach147.7 km

Nearby attractions:

Taylor's Mistake Beach149.8 km
Christchurch Casino150.7 km
Cathedral Square151.0 km
Hagley Park151.4 km
Mona Vale151.6 km

Hire a car near one of these popular hotels in Christchurch

Below are the most popular hotels in Christchurch
Novotel Christchurch Airport

Novotel Christchurch Airport

30 Durey Road, Christchurch, New Zealand

8.8 km from city centre

Sudima Christchurch Airport

Sudima Christchurch Airport

550 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand

8.6 km from city centre

Carnmore Hotel Christchurch

Carnmore Hotel Christchurch

840 Colombo St, Christchurch, New Zealand

1.0 km from city centre

Lylo Christchurch

Lylo Christchurch

5 Peter Leeming Road, Christchurch, New Zealand

8.3 km from city centre

Chateau on the Park - Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton

Chateau on the Park - Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton

189 Deans Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand

1.9 km from city centre

Bealey Quarter

Bealey Quarter

263 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand

1.6 km from city centre

Hotel Give

Hotel Give

12 Hereford Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

0.4 km from city centre

Sudima Christchurch City

Sudima Christchurch City

47-49 Salisbury Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

1.0 km from city centre

Crowne Plaza Christchurch

Crowne Plaza Christchurch

764 Colombo Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

0.6 km from city centre

The Observatory Hotel Christchurch

The Observatory Hotel Christchurch

9 Hereford Street Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand

0.4 km from city centre

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square

52 Cathedral Square, Christchurch, New Zealand

0.4 km from city centre

BreakFree on Cashel

BreakFree on Cashel

165 Cashel Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

0.4 km from city centre

Fable Christchurch

Fable Christchurch

166 Gloucester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

0.6 km from city centre

Parkview On Hagley

Parkview On Hagley

1 Riccarton Road, Christchurch, New Zealand

1.8 km from city centre

Urbanz

Urbanz

273 Manchester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

0.7 km from city centre

Rydges Latimer Christchurch

Rydges Latimer Christchurch

30 Latimer Square, Christchurch, New Zealand

0.9 km from city centre

Commodore Airport Hotel

Commodore Airport Hotel

449 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand

7.4 km from city centre

Christchurch City Hotel

Christchurch City Hotel

699 Colombo Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

0.3 km from city centre


Driving with a car hire in Christchurch - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in Christchurch so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

How much will it cost to hire a car in Christchurch, New Zealand in May?

$74 is the cost of a weekend car hire in Christchurch for May, with cheap deals starting as low as $21. Users looking for a one-week hire in Christchurch for May saw an average deal of $64 - but quotes as low as $18 were available depending on dates and car options.

Is there a fee to cancel my Christchurch, New Zealand car hire?

When hiring a car, you can expect to find that a majority of the rental car agencies in Christchurch do not have a cancellation fee. Keep in mind that momondo does not set these cancellation policies, but we can help you find great deals on car hire in Christchurch. Be sure to look for the Cancellation Policy when you conduct your search.

What is the best type of car to hire in Christchurch during May?

With temperatures averaging 6 °C and precipitation usually 60 mm during May, you should consider hiring a standard when travelling to Christchurch. A standard size car can handle the fluctuations in temperature and rainfall during the month of May and is a popular choice for travellers heading to Christchurch. Hiring a Standard in Christchurch will cost you $66/day on average.

What is the speed limit in Christchurch, New Zealand?

If you are hiring a vehicle in Christchurch, then be aware that the current speed limit within city or town limits is 50 km/h, unless otherwise posted. Suburban speed limits around Christchurch will generally have a speed limit of 100 km/h. If you are travelling on a motorway in Christchurch, then the speed limit is 110 km/h.

What car hire company has the Toyota Highlander in Christchurch?

What is the weather like in Christchurch, New Zealand in April?

Typically, the weather in Christchurch through the month of April is 12 °C and the expected precipitation is 50 mm. This is important information to know when hiring a car so you can be sure to rent the perfect car for the expected weather.

Is the weather in Christchurch similar to the rest of Canterbury?

Travellers looking to leave from Christchurch on a road trip around Canterbury or the surrounding areas during the month of April should expect temperatures around 12 °C and about 50 mm of possible rain through the month.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Christchurch?

Prices for cars in Christchurch refresh daily.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Christchurch?

How old do you have to be to hire a car in Christchurch?

Age requirements for drivers vary depending on the country, including Christchurch. In several EU countries, drivers must be 18 years old. Generally, to hire a car overseas, you must be at least 21 years old, and if you're under 25, you may be charged a young driver surcharge. It's recommended that you review the policy of your preferred hire company before booking.

What documentation or ID do you need to hire a car in Christchurch?

All drivers must have a valid full driving license when hiring a car in Christchurch. If the license is written in a different language from the country of hire, an International Driving Permit may be required to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you're hiring a car overseas, you may also need to provide proof of return travel and accommodation information during your stay. It is always advisable to check with the individual hire company you're booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car hire in Christchurch?

momondo finds and compares thousands of car hire websites to provide you with the best selection of policies and car hire in Christchurch. Finding a car hire is quick and free of charge, so using momondo for your booking makes sense.

How does momondo help me find the best car hire deal in Christchurch?

momondo makes it easier for you to find great car hire in Christchurch, by allowing you to refine your search with numerous filtering options. You can narrow your selection by looking at price, car type, location and more.

Does momondo show car hire deals in Christchurch with free cancellation?

Free cancellation is a policy that can be filtered on momondo car hire searches for Christchurch and all other locations. Availability may vary by location.

Can I hire a car with a fair fuel policy in Christchurch on momondo?

Absolutely! momondo offers this feature when searching for a car hire in Christchurch.

Can I find a car hire in Christchurch which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

Yes, momondo can show you specific deals which include enhanced cleaning on car hire in Christchurch.

Can I search for car hire in Christchurch with unlimited mileage on momondo?

Yes, car hire deals in Christchurch with unlimited mileage can be found on momondo.


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