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Christchurch Car Hire

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When is it cheapest to hire a car in Christchurch?

All
$19 - $66
Family size
$35 - $79
Economy
$16 - $38

The cheapest time to hire a car in Christchurch is in November. The price is 27% lower than the rest of the year at just $21 per day. The most expensive month is December. If you are looking for a specific car type, consider hiring an economy car in June. If you need more room for your family, larger vehicles with 6+ seats are typically cheapest in May. The price of a car hire in Christchurch can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

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Small cars are typically categorised as economy cars, compact cars and intermediate cars. You can expect to pay $36/day to hire a small car in Christchurch. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Hyundai Accent
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$12/day
21 Jul. - 1 Aug.
Christchurch
Christchurch Airport
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$12/day
21 Jul. - 1 Aug.
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Hyundai Accent
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$12/day
18 Jul. - 25 Jul.
Christchurch
Christchurch Airport
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$12/day
18 Jul. - 25 Jul.
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Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$13/day
21 Jul. - 1 Aug.
Christchurch
Christchurch Airport
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$13/day
21 Jul. - 1 Aug.
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Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$13/day
18 Jul. - 25 Jul.
Christchurch
Christchurch Airport
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$13/day
18 Jul. - 25 Jul.
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Hyundai Accent
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$15/day
21 Jul. - 28 Jul.
Christchurch
Unit 1, 3 PUKAKI ROAD
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$15/day
21 Jul. - 28 Jul.
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Hyundai Accent
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$15/day
28 Jul. - 4 Aug.
Christchurch
Christchurch Airport
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$15/day
28 Jul. - 4 Aug.
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Medium-sized cars, like mid-size sedans, are a step up in size from the economy car and can typically fit up to 5 people comfortably. The average price of a mid-size car hire in Christchurch is $50/day. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Hyundai Santa Fe
or similar Standard estate car
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$14/day
21 Jul. - 1 Aug.
Christchurch
Unit 1, 3 PUKAKI ROAD
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$14/day
21 Jul. - 1 Aug.
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Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$15/day
21 Jul. - 1 Aug.
Christchurch
Unit 1, 3 PUKAKI ROAD
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$15/day
21 Jul. - 1 Aug.
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Hyundai Santa Fe
or similar Standard estate car
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$16/day
21 Jul. - 28 Jul.
Christchurch
Unit 1, 3 PUKAKI ROAD
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$16/day
21 Jul. - 28 Jul.
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Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$17/day
17 Jul. - 24 Jul.
Christchurch
Unit 1, 3 PUKAKI ROAD
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$17/day
17 Jul. - 24 Jul.
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Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$17/day
20 Jul. - 27 Jul.
Christchurch
Unit 1, 3 PUKAKI ROAD
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$17/day
20 Jul. - 27 Jul.
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Audi A4
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$24/day
1 Aug. - 8 Aug.
Christchurch
153 Orchard Road, Harewood
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$24/day
1 Aug. - 8 Aug.
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Larger cars, like full-size sedans, can fit up to 5 people comfortably. The average price to hire a full-size car in Christchurch is $66/day. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$20/day
17 Jul. - 24 Jul.
Christchurch
Unit 1, 3 PUKAKI ROAD
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$20/day
17 Jul. - 24 Jul.
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Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$20/day
20 Jul. - 27 Jul.
Christchurch
Unit 1, 3 PUKAKI ROAD
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$20/day
20 Jul. - 27 Jul.
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Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$22/day
21 Jul. - 28 Jul.
Christchurch
Unit 1, 3 PUKAKI ROAD
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$22/day
21 Jul. - 28 Jul.
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Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$24/day
1 Aug. - 8 Aug.
Christchurch
Christchurch Airport
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$24/day
1 Aug. - 8 Aug.
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Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$24/day
3 Aug. - 10 Aug.
Christchurch
Christchurch Airport
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$24/day
3 Aug. - 10 Aug.
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Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$33/day
1 Aug. - 4 Aug.
Christchurch
Christchurch Airport
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$33/day
1 Aug. - 4 Aug.
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SUVs are larger vehicles that are best used for families and in destinations with terrain like snow and dirt. The average cost of hiring an SUV in Christchurch is $59/day. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Ford Escape
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$26/day
21 Jul. - 1 Aug.
Christchurch
Unit 1, 3 PUKAKI ROAD
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$26/day
21 Jul. - 1 Aug.
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Ford Escape
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$29/day
17 Jul. - 24 Jul.
Christchurch
Unit 1, 3 PUKAKI ROAD
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$29/day
17 Jul. - 24 Jul.
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Ford Escape
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$29/day
20 Jul. - 27 Jul.
Christchurch
Unit 1, 3 PUKAKI ROAD
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$29/day
20 Jul. - 27 Jul.
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Jeep Wrangler
or similar SUV
Up to 2 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$32/day
21 Jul. - 1 Aug.
Christchurch
Christchurch Airport
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$32/day
21 Jul. - 1 Aug.
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Jeep Wrangler
or similar SUV
Up to 2 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$33/day
17 Jul. - 24 Jul.
Christchurch
153 Orchard Road, Harewood
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$33/day
17 Jul. - 24 Jul.
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Jeep Wrangler
or similar SUV
Up to 2 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$33/day
21 Jul. - 28 Jul.
Christchurch
153 Orchard Road, Harewood
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$33/day
21 Jul. - 28 Jul.
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People carriers, or people movers, are great for families and large groups. People carriers can usually hold 6 or more people comfortably. The average price of hiring a people mover in Christchurch is $78/day. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Class Full-size van
or similar Passenger Van
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$31/day
21 Jul. - 1 Aug.
Christchurch
Christchurch Airport
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$31/day
21 Jul. - 1 Aug.
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Class Full-size van
or similar Passenger Van
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$32/day
1 Aug. - 8 Aug.
Christchurch
Christchurch Airport
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$32/day
1 Aug. - 8 Aug.
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Class Full-size van
or similar Passenger Van
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$34/day
21 Jul. - 28 Jul.
Christchurch
153 Orchard Road, Harewood
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$34/day
21 Jul. - 28 Jul.
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Class Full-size van
or similar Passenger Van
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$36/day
22 Jul. - 29 Jul.
Christchurch
189 Blenheim Rd Riccarton (6.5 kilometers from the airport - shuttle service)
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$36/day
22 Jul. - 29 Jul.
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Class Full-size van
or similar Passenger Van
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$38/day
17 Jul. - 20 Jul.
Christchurch
153 Orchard Road, Harewood
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$38/day
17 Jul. - 20 Jul.
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Class Full-size van
or similar Passenger Van
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$68/day
20 Jul. - 27 Jul.
Christchurch
189 Blenheim Rd
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$68/day
20 Jul. - 27 Jul.
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Hiring a lorry is a good option if you plan on transporting equipment or larger loads while visiting Christchurch. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Class Full-size truck
or similar Ute
Up to 5 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
$20/day
21 Jul. - 1 Aug.
Christchurch
Unit 1, 3 PUKAKI ROAD
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$20/day
21 Jul. - 1 Aug.
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Class Full-size truck
or similar Ute
Up to 5 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
$22/day
20 Jul. - 27 Jul.
Christchurch
Unit 1, 3 PUKAKI ROAD
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$22/day
20 Jul. - 27 Jul.
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Class Full-size truck
or similar Ute
Up to 5 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
$23/day
17 Jul. - 24 Jul.
Christchurch
Unit 1, 3 PUKAKI ROAD
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$23/day
17 Jul. - 24 Jul.
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Class Full-size truck
or similar Ute
Up to 5 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
$24/day
21 Jul. - 28 Jul.
Christchurch
Unit 1, 3 PUKAKI ROAD
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$24/day
21 Jul. - 28 Jul.
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Luxury vehicles are typically cars that cost more because of the extra features they include. The average price of a luxury car in Christchurch is $36/day. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Dodge Challenger
or similar Coupe
Up to 5 passengers
2-3-door vehicles
$32/day
21 Jul. - 1 Aug.
Christchurch
150 Kilmore Street Christchurch Central
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$32/day
21 Jul. - 1 Aug.
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Dodge Challenger
or similar Coupe
Up to 5 passengers
2-3-door vehicles
$33/day
21 Jul. - 1 Aug.
Christchurch
28 Ron Guthrie Road, Christchurch Airport
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$33/day
21 Jul. - 1 Aug.
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Dodge Challenger
or similar Coupe
Up to 5 passengers
2-3-door vehicles
$34/day
20 Jul. - 27 Jul.
Christchurch
150 Kilmore Street Christchurch Central
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$34/day
20 Jul. - 27 Jul.
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Dodge Challenger
or similar Coupe
Up to 5 passengers
2-3-door vehicles
$36/day
1 Aug. - 8 Aug.
Christchurch
28 Ron Guthrie Road, Christchurch Airport
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$36/day
1 Aug. - 8 Aug.
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Audi A4
or similar Premium estate car
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$90/day
21 Jul. - 1 Aug.
Christchurch
Christchurch Apt
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$90/day
21 Jul. - 1 Aug.
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Audi A4
or similar Premium estate car
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$90/day
17 Jul. - 24 Jul.
Christchurch
Christchurch Apt
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$90/day
17 Jul. - 24 Jul.
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Convertibles are cars that have a folding or detachable roof. These cars are great in warmer climates and typically cost a bit more to hire than most cars. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Fiat 500C
or similar Convertible
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
2/4-door vehicles
$88/day
20 Jul. - 27 Jul.
Christchurch
189 Blenheim Rd
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$88/day
20 Jul. - 27 Jul.
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Fiat 500C
or similar Convertible
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
2/4-door vehicles
$88/day
18 Jul. - 25 Jul.
Christchurch
Unit 1, 3 PUKAKI ROAD
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$88/day
18 Jul. - 25 Jul.
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Ford Mustang
or similar Convertible
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$93/day
19 Aug. - 26 Aug.
Christchurch
Christchurch Apt
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$93/day
19 Aug. - 26 Aug.
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Fiat 500C
or similar Convertible
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
2/4-door vehicles
$95/day
21 Jul. - 1 Aug.
Christchurch
189 Blenheim Rd
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$95/day
21 Jul. - 1 Aug.
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Fiat 500C
or similar Convertible
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
2/4-door vehicles
$95/day
1 Aug. - 8 Aug.
Christchurch
189 Blenheim Rd
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$95/day
1 Aug. - 8 Aug.
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Ford Mustang
or similar Convertible
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$111/day
26 Jul. - 29 Jul.
Christchurch
Christchurch Apt
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$111/day
26 Jul. - 29 Jul.
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Eco-friendly vehicles are vehicles that are not 100% powered by petrol and involve some battery charge to operate. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Ford Mustang
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$86/day
21 Jul. - 1 Aug.
Christchurch
Christchurch International Terminal
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$86/day
21 Jul. - 1 Aug.
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Ford Mustang
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$95/day
17 Jul. - 24 Jul.
Christchurch
Christchurch International Terminal
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$95/day
17 Jul. - 24 Jul.
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Ford Mustang
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
2/4-door vehicles
$95/day
18 Jul. - 25 Jul.
Christchurch
Christchurch International Terminal
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$95/day
18 Jul. - 25 Jul.
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Christchurch Car Hire Directory

All major car hire suppliers in Christchurch

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Avis

Agency score: Good 7.6

Score based on 2,265 reviews

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Budget

Agency score: Good 7.4

Score based on 4,201 reviews

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Hertz

Agency score: Good 7.4

Score based on 3,856 reviews

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Thrifty

Agency score: Good 7.1

Score based on 2,730 reviews

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EZI

Agency score: Excellent 10.0

Score based on 1 review

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AeroDrive

Agency score: Excellent 10.0

Score based on 1 review

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Apex

Agency score: Excellent 9.8

Score based on 5 reviews

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Abell

Agency score: Excellent 9.6

Score based on 1 review

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Find popular attractions close to your car's pick-up location

Christchurch Airport
Christchurch, New Zealand
Nearby attractions:
Horncastle Arena 8.4 km
Timaru Airport
Timaru, New Zealand
Nearby attractions:
Horncastle Arena 139 km
Kaikoura Airport
Kaikoura, New Zealand
Nearby attractions:
Horncastle Arena 154 km

Distance to popular hotels from Christchurch Airport

Park your car and yourself at these popular hotels not far from Christchurch's car hire counter

Breakfree On Cashel

165 Cashel Street

9.9 km from airport

Jucy Snooze Christchurch

5 Peter Leeming Road

1.4 km from airport

Sudima Christchurch Airport

550 Memorial Avenue

1.1 km from airport

Chateau on the Park - Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton

189 Deans Ave

7.6 km from airport

Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch

166 Gloucester Street

9.7 km from airport

Hotel 115 Christchurch

115 Worcester Street

9.7 km from airport

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square

50 Cathedral Square

9.6 km from airport

Crowne Plaza Christchurch

764 Colombo Street

9.5 km from airport

Novotel Christchurch Airport

30 Dury Road

0.5 km from airport

Ymca Christchurch Hostel

12 Hereford Street

9.1 km from airport

Ibis Christchurch

107 Hereford Street

9.6 km from airport

Sudima Christchurch City

47-49 Salisbury Street

8.9 km from airport

Fino Hotel & Suites

87 Kilmore Street

9.2 km from airport

Southern Comfort Motel

53 Bealey Avenue, Central City

8.5 km from airport

Airport Gateway Motor Lodge

45 Roydvale Avenue

2.5 km from airport

Car Hire in Christchurch

We've had 4,452 searches from users looking to hire a car in Christchurch this month so far.

How much will it cost to hire a car in Christchurch in August?

$28 is the cost of a weekend car hire in Christchurch for August, with cheap deals starting as low as $1. Users looking for a one-week hire in Christchurch for August saw an average deal of $31 - but quotes as low as $13 were available depending on dates and car options.

Is there a fee to cancel my Christchurch 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 August?

With temperatures averaging 9 °C and precipitation usually 40 mm during August, 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 August and is a popular choice for travellers heading to Christchurch. Hiring a Standard in Christchurch will cost you $19/day on average.

Which car hire company in Christchurch has the most locations?

Budget is the car hire company with the most locations in Christchurch. At those 3 locations, you can expect to pay a daily rate of $62 in Christchurch.

What is the speed limit in Christchurch?

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.


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