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Car rentals in Christchurch, Canterbury

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Feb 29 — Mar 7
Christchurch, New Zealand
Thu 2/29
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Rental cars insight and trends in Christchurch

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What is the cheapest rental car agency in Christchurch?

The cheapest rental cars in Christchurch are generally found through Hitch Car Rentals. When booking with Hitch Car Rentals, you may be able to find rental car prices for as low as $7/day. The average price to rent a car in Christchurch is $18/day.

What car rental company in Christchurch has the most locations?

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

What car do most people rent in Christchurch?

For an average of $73/day (and as low as $17/day), Toyota RAV4 rentals in Christchurch are the most popular car among our users. Renting the Toyota Corolla in Christchurch for $59/day on average ($15/day for a cheap deal) is another popular choice.

Best deals found for Christchurch, Canterbury car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental car types in Christchurch, Canterbury
Economy$13/day
Compact$13/day
Intermediate$29/day
SUV$21/day
Minivan$45/day
Full-size SUV$31/day
Passenger van$32/day
Premium SUV$60/day
Intermediate SUV$21/day
Supplier choice$24/day
Compact SUV$31/day
Standard SUV$35/day
Best rates found by momondo users in the past 48 hours.

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.

Is it worthwhile to rent a car while visiting Christchurch?

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.

What different driving laws should I keep in mind while driving in Christchurch?

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.

Will I need a special driver’s license or permit to drive a rental car in Christchurch if I’m visiting from another country?

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

$36 - $68

All Car Types

$57 - $98

The average price of a small car rental in Christchurch, New Zealand is $47. The cheapest time to rent a small car in Christchurch, New Zealand is in May. The price is 24% lower than the rest of the year at just $36 per day. A small car rental is typically 32% less expensive than the average rental car 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 small car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car rental in Christchurch, New Zealand is $66. The cheapest time to rent a medium car in Christchurch, New Zealand is in May. The price is 26% lower than the rest of the year at just $49 per day. A medium car rental is typically 5% less expensive than the average rental car 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 car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car rental in Christchurch, New Zealand is $100. The cheapest time to rent a large car in Christchurch, New Zealand is in June. The price is 19% lower than the rest of the year at just $81 per day. A large car rental is typically 31% more expensive than the average rental car 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 SUV rental in Christchurch, New Zealand is $70. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Christchurch, New Zealand is in May. The price is 25% lower than the rest of the year at just $53 per day. A SUV rental is typically 2% more expensive than the average rental car 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 $104. The cheapest time to rent a van in Christchurch, New Zealand is in September. The price is 22% lower than the rest of the year at just $82 per day. A van rental is typically 34% more expensive than the average rental car 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 $111. The cheapest time to rent a pickup truck in Christchurch, New Zealand is in July. The price is 32% lower than the rest of the year at just $76 per day. A pickup truck rental is typically 38% more expensive than the average rental car 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 car rental in Christchurch, New Zealand is $99. The cheapest time to rent a luxury car in Christchurch, New Zealand is in May. The price is 58% lower than the rest of the year at just $42 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 31% more expensive than the average rental car 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 $54. The cheapest time to rent a convertible in Christchurch, New Zealand is in November. The price is 49% lower than the rest of the year at just $82 per day. A convertible rental is typically 21% less expensive than the average rental car 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.

Kia Picanto
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$13/day

13 May - 29 May
Kia Picanto
Toyota Corolla
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$13/day

9 May - 23 May
Toyota Corolla

Christchurch car rental directory

All major car rental 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

8.6
Very good
8 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.3

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

9.0

Apex

8.1
Very good
3 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

7.8

Value

8.1

Hertz

8.1
Very good
11 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

8.6

Value

8.5

Thrifty

8.0
Very good
2 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

9.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

8.0

Bargain Car Rentals

3 locations

Dollar

3 locations

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

EZU Car Rental

Popular Car Types

SUV, Economy, Compact

Cheapest Rental Car

$20

Most Popular Model

Suzuki Swift
The most popular Christchurch car rental agency found on momondo this month is EZU Car Rental. Other top choices for car rental companies are Right Cars and New Zealand Discount Car Rentals
The following car types were offered at rental car companies in Christchurch in the past 72 hours: SUV, Economy, Compact.
The lowest price for a rental car in Christchurch is $20/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $44/day.
The most popular car model to rent in Christchurch in the past 7 days is the Suzuki Swift. Our users also prefer the Toyota Previa 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:

Hagley Park5.3 mi
Christchurch Casino5.6 mi
Sumner Beach12.5 mi

Nearby attractions:

Hagley Park87.7 mi
Christchurch Casino88.2 mi
Sumner Beach91.7 mi

Nearby attractions:

Sumner Beach92.5 mi
Christchurch Casino93.7 mi
Hagley Park94.1 mi

Rent 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

5.5 mi from city center

Sudima Christchurch Airport

Sudima Christchurch Airport

550 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand

5.3 mi from city center

Carnmore Hotel Christchurch

Carnmore Hotel Christchurch

840 Colombo St, Christchurch, New Zealand

0.6 mi from city center

Lylo Christchurch

Lylo Christchurch

5 Peter Leeming Road, Christchurch, New Zealand

5.2 mi from city center

Chateau on the Park - Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton

Chateau on the Park - Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton

189 Deans Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand

1.2 mi from city center

Bealey Quarter

Bealey Quarter

263 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand

1.0 mi from city center

Crowne Plaza Christchurch

Crowne Plaza Christchurch

764 Colombo Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

0.3 mi from city center

Sudima Christchurch City

Sudima Christchurch City

47-49 Salisbury Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

0.6 mi from city center

Hotel Give

Hotel Give

12 Hereford Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

0.3 mi from city center

BreakFree on Cashel

BreakFree on Cashel

165 Cashel Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

0.3 mi from city center

The Observatory Hotel Christchurch

The Observatory Hotel Christchurch

9 Hereford Street Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand

0.3 mi from city center

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square

52 Cathedral Square, Christchurch, New Zealand

0.3 mi from city center

Fable Christchurch

Fable Christchurch

166 Gloucester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

0.4 mi from city center

Parkview On Hagley

Parkview On Hagley

1 Riccarton Road, Christchurch, New Zealand

1.1 mi from city center

Urbanz

Urbanz

273 Manchester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

0.4 mi from city center

Commodore Airport Hotel

Commodore Airport Hotel

449 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand

4.6 mi from city center

Rydges Latimer Christchurch

Rydges Latimer Christchurch

30 Latimer Square, Christchurch, New Zealand

0.6 mi from city center

Christchurch City Hotel

Christchurch City Hotel

699 Colombo Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

0.2 mi from city center


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

How much will it cost to rent a car in Christchurch, New Zealand in March?

For a weekend in March, the best deals in Christchurch start from around $16 up to around $66. Users looking for a one-week rental in Christchurch for March saw an average deal of $61 - but quotes as low as $17 were available depending on dates and car options.

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

Rental cars in Christchurch from popular agencies such as Dollar, Bargain Rental Cars, and Rental Cars 247 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.

What is the best type of car to rent in Christchurch during March?

Renting a Standard car in Christchurch during the month of March is what most travelers prefer. With temperatures averaging 53.6 °F and precipitation around 2″ during March, 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 $69/day on average.

What is the speed limit 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.

What car rental company has the Kia Stonic in Christchurch?

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

In February, Christchurch usually gets 1.6″ of precipitation and has an average temperature of 62.6 °F. This information can be very helpful when looking at rental cars in Christchurch as it can help you make the best decision.

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

If you’re looking for a Christchurch rental car for a road trip to the surrounding areas during the month of February it’s important to know that the rest of Canterbury typically has a temperature of 60.8 °F and will usually expect 2″ of precipitation.

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?

The minimum age for drivers varies by country, including Christchurch. In numerous EU countries, drivers must be 18 years old. To rent a car overseas, you'll generally need to be at least 21, and if you're under 25, a young driver surcharge may be applied. We advise that you read the policy of your chosen rental company before making a reservation.

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

To rent a car in Christchurch, all drivers must have a valid full driving license. If the license is written in a language other than the language of the country of rental, an International Driving Permit may be required to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you're renting a car abroad, you may also need to provide proof of return travel and accommodation information during your stay. We recommend that you verify with the specific rental company you're booking with.


Why use momondo?

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

Using momondo to book a car rental in Christchurch could save you time and money. momondo searches thousands of car rental websites and locations to provide you with a wide selection of options and cars to choose from.

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

momondo enables you to find the best car rental deal in Christchurch by providing useful filters to narrow your search. Filters include, but are not limited to: price, body type, rental company and specific policies that you may want.

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

Of course! momondo has a dedicated filter for users to specifically look at car rentals in Christchurch which offer free cancellation.

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

Yes, fair fuel policies are a specific filter offered on momondo for all car rental locations including Christchurch.

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

You certainly can. momondo has a dedicated filter for enhanced cleaning services for all car rental locations including Christchurch.

Can I search for rental cars in Christchurch with unlimited mileage on momondo?

Yes, momondo is capable of showing unlimited mileage car rental options in Christchurch.


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