Car Rentals in Christchurch, Canterbury

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Aug 17 — Aug 24
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Best deals found for Christchurch, Canterbury car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental cars in Christchurch, Canterbury
Chevrolet Large Passenger Van
or similar Passenger van
Up to 5 passengers

$41/day

16 Aug - 23 Aug
Chevrolet Large Passenger Van
Chevrolet Trailblazer
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$48/day

15 Aug - 30 Sep
Chevrolet Trailblazer
BMW X1
or similar Premium SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$60/day

1 Oct - 15 Oct
BMW X1
Chrysler 200
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

$33/day

21 Sep - 12 Oct
Chrysler 200
Jeep Compass
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

$41/day

2 Sep - 11 Sep
Jeep Compass
Mazda CX-5
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

$39/day

16 Aug - 30 Aug
Mazda CX-5
Ford Focus Sedan
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

$27/day

20 Sep - 11 Oct
Ford Focus Sedan
Subaru Outback
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers

$35/day

20 Sep - 30 Sep
Subaru Outback
GMC Yukon
or similar Full-size SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$58/day

14 Oct - 28 Oct
GMC Yukon

Important information about Christchurch car rentals

Car rentals in Christchurch are a really good idea if you want to explore the wide array of attractions within easy driving distance. With over 20 car rental locations in Christchurch, choosing this way of transportation is not only advisable, but also convenient. Traffic congestion generally isn't a problem at any time of the day, and all-day parking in one of several car parks is easy to access within the city. There is also metered parking on the street that you can pay for by credit card through an application you can download on your phone. About an hour north of Christchurch, you can view olive groves, fields of lavender, and more than 60 vineyards open to wine tasting. About a 90-minute drive away there is a French Colonial town which boasts an abundance of sea life, including the world's smallest dolphins. You can find a cheap rental car in Christchurch through our website and reserve in advance.

Parking is easy to find and the downtown area is very walkable, but you will need a car if you want to be able to explore the countryside, or do a self-guided driving tour of the island. The area isn't full of touristy destinations. The unique landscape and wide-open spaces are the main attractions, and driving the back roads is a real adventure. There is a thermal pool and spa about an hour and a half drive from Christchurch where you can enjoy the Tekapo Springs and Hot Pools which are fed by alpine springs. Nearby night-time activities include stargazing trips to the International Dark Sky Reserve, which is the largest of its kind in the world, with over 1,660 square miles free of light pollution. You can find rental cars in Christchurch on our website for amazing prices. Generally, you can get an economy car rental at a more reasonable rate the longer the rental, so go ahead and rent one in advance for the duration of your stay.

There are a few things you will need to be aware of before driving a Christchurch car rental. Just like Australia and the UK, New Zealand citizens drive on the left side of the road and the driver’s seat is on the right. This may take a bit of getting used to, but especially remember when entering one of the many traffic circles that you need to pay particular attention to traffic coming from the right. Seat belt laws are strict and everyone in the car must wear one. A luxury car rental in Christchurch may not be the best choice, because many of the roads are gravel and may have no markings. They may also be much more narrow and twisting than you are used to, so be careful and always check with the proper authorities when you arrive in case any policies have changed.

You will be able to get a car rental in Christchurch with a valid driver’s license from your home country. You will need to have an accurate English translation or an International Driver’s Permit with you as well. You will only be able to get the same kind of rental car in Christchurch that you were licensed to drive in your home country.


Christchurch, Canterbury car rental deals found on momondo

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

Small Cars

$23 - $42

All Car Types

$48 - $76

The average price of a Small rental in Christchurch, New Zealand is $30. The cheapest time to rent a Small in Christchurch, New Zealand is in November. The price is 26% lower than the rest of the year at just $23 per day. A Small rental is typically 48% less expensive than the average car rental in Christchurch. The average price of a vehicle rental 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.

The average price of a Medium rental in Christchurch, New Zealand is $43. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in Christchurch, New Zealand is in March. The price is 23% lower than the rest of the year at just $34 per day. A Medium rental is typically 26% less expensive than the average car rental in Christchurch. The average price of a vehicle rental 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. Below are the best prices for Christchurch Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large rental in Christchurch, New Zealand is $67. The cheapest time to rent a Large in Christchurch, New Zealand is in November. The price is 27% lower than the rest of the year at just $50 per day. A Large rental is typically 14% more expensive than the average car rental in Christchurch. The average price of a vehicle rental 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. Below are the best prices for Christchurch Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV rental in Christchurch, New Zealand is $50. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Christchurch, New Zealand is in February. The price is 22% lower than the rest of the year at just $39 per day. A SUV rental is typically 16% less expensive than the average car rental in Christchurch. The average price of a vehicle rental 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. Below are the best prices for Christchurch SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van rental in Christchurch, New Zealand is $75. The cheapest time to rent a Van in Christchurch, New Zealand is in March. The price is 22% lower than the rest of the year at just $60 per day. A Van rental is typically 23% more expensive than the average car rental in Christchurch. The average price of a vehicle rental 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. Below are the best prices for Christchurch Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Pickup Truck rental in Christchurch, New Zealand is $56. The cheapest time to rent a Pickup Truck in Christchurch, New Zealand is in February. The price is 8% lower than the rest of the year at just $53 per day. A Pickup Truck rental is typically 4% less expensive than the average car rental in Christchurch. The average price of a vehicle rental 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.

The average price of a Luxury rental in Christchurch, New Zealand is $77. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in Christchurch, New Zealand is in May. The price is 33% lower than the rest of the year at just $52 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 24% more expensive than the average car rental in Christchurch. The average price of a vehicle rental 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.

The average price of a Convertible rental in Christchurch, New Zealand is $84. The cheapest time to rent a Convertible in Christchurch, New Zealand is in September. The price is 45% lower than the rest of the year at just $47 per day. A Convertible rental is typically 30% more expensive than the average car rental in Christchurch. The average price of a vehicle rental 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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Quick facts about car rentals in Christchurch

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

Most Popular Agency

Apex

Popular Car Types

SUV, Economy, Full-size

Cheapest Rental Car

$20

Most Popular Model

Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet
The most popular Christchurch car rental agency found on momondo this month is Apex. Other top choices for car rental companies are Right Cars and Snap Rentals
The following car types were offered at rental car companies in Christchurch in the past 72 hours: SUV, Economy, Full-size.
The lowest price for a rental car in Christchurch is $20/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $39/day.
The most popular car model to rent in Christchurch in the past 7 days is the Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet. Our users also prefer the Honda CR-V as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

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

Nearby attractions:

Christchurch Casino5.6 mi
Sumner Beach12.5 mi

Nearby attractions:

Christchurch Casino88.2 mi
Sumner Beach91.7 mi

Nearby attractions:

Sumner Beach92.5 mi
Christchurch Casino93.7 mi

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Driving with a rental car in Christchurch - FAQs

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

For a weekend in September, the best deals in Christchurch start from around $21 up to around $68. Users looking for a one-week rental in Christchurch for September saw an average deal of $54 - but quotes as low as $20 were available depending on dates and car options.

Rental cars in Christchurch from popular agencies such as Thrifty, Yesaway, and Avis will generally offer free cancellation. While momondo does not have any control over cancellation policies for rental cars in Christchurch, we can help you find the cheapest car to rent for your upcoming trip.

Renting a Standard car in Christchurch during the month of September is what most travelers prefer. With temperatures averaging 51.8 °F and precipitation around 1.6″ during September, a Standard car is more than capable of handling these weather conditions. This is the perfect rental car type for wet roads and above-freezing temperatures. Renting a Standard in Christchurch will cost you $23/day on average.

Budget is very popular in Christchurch, New Zealand, as they have more locations than any other car rental company. You can find 3 locations in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, and can expect to pay about $73/day for your rental car in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Christchurch’s speed limit is 35 mph when you are driving in the city. This speed limit might also apply to surrounding towns and neighborhoods. The suburban speed limit in Christchurch is 65 mph and the speed limit for highways is 70 mph. However, be sure to look for posted signage as these speeds may vary.

In August, Christchurch usually gets 2″ of precipitation and has an average temperature of 44.6 °F. This information can be very helpful when looking at rental cars in Christchurch as it can help you make the best decision.

If you’re looking for a Christchurch rental car for a road trip to the surrounding areas during the month of August it’s important to know that the rest of Canterbury typically has a temperature of 44.6 °F and will usually expect 2″ of precipitation.


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