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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Christchurch Airport Car Rental
Economy
Daihatsu Sirion 2006 or similar
Daihatsu Sirion 2006
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Lucky Rentals
$16.64 / per day
Christchurch Airport Car Rental
Compact
Nissan Tiida or similar
Nissan Tiida
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Lucky Rentals
$18.12 / per day
Christchurch Airport Car Rental
Economy
Toyota Vitz or similar
Toyota Vitz
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Bargain Rental Cars
$19.61 / per day
Christchurch Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat Punto or similar
Fiat Punto
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Lucky Rentals
$20.35 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Christchurch Airport Car Rental
Compact
Nissan Tiida or similar
Nissan Tiida
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Bargain Rental Cars
$21.09 / per day
Christchurch Airport Car Rental
Economy
Mazda Demio or similar
Mazda Demio
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Bargain Rental Cars
$21.09 / per day
Christchurch Airport Car Rental
Economy
Toyota Vitz or similar
Toyota Vitz
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Bargain Rental Cars
$21.09 / per day
Christchurch Airport Car Rental
Compact
Nissan Tiida 2009 or similar
Nissan Tiida 2009
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Hitch Car Rentals
$21.50 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Our Customers Reviews

March 17, 2019
Amazing scenery and views. We travelled around most of the island in two plus weeks and the variation of scenes was incredible. Highlights for us were Invercargill; The Royal Albatross centre; West Coast highway driving south: visiting places around Christchurch as well as parts of the city. Allow extra time to those found on the govt www as there are many places where road works are slowing the traffic down, and then frequent stopping en route to take in the views & visit places of interest etc.
January 9, 2019
Well worth a visit. Peaceful, clean. Still looks a little sad after the 2010 earthquake.
January 2, 2019
Christchurch is very good destination
January 1, 2019
I hadn't driven in Christchurch for a long time and there's now a lot more 'one way' roads to be aware of. Take your time and observe the road rules, don't drive too fast - work on having a 'safe journey' enjoy! I must say, that driving to Christchurch from Geraldine was a very good run and I was impressed by the number of 'passing lanes' - wait and use those, rather than trying to overtake other cars. It's worth it. I must add that the Vitz was a neat little car to drive and handled well.
December 31, 2018
Christchurch and locations nearby have beautiful scenery. Alps range are worth to cross from east to west. Reliable cars help you make your journey wonderful.
December 23, 2018
It’s very useful to rent a car for travelling around the city and travelling further afield. If you have a day to spare and don’t mind a few hours drive Hokitika Gorge is a must see. One of the most beautiful sites I’ve ever been to.
December 21, 2018
Car was a really good deal for a 7 day rental with unlimited kms
September 29, 2018
Love how Christchurch is always evolving.
September 15, 2018
Christchurch and the Westcoast are not too busy compared to other parts of the world. Take your time and be polite on NZ roads. Be aware of driving on the left. Indicate in plenty of time. Observe the one land bridge signs. Remember the light does not turn orange before green like in the UK so be ready to go on green.

Travel information

Language
English,
Maori
Currency
NZD
Country code
+64
Average car rental length
10 days
Economy car rental price
$30.13 / per day
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
30 - 60 km/h
19 - 37 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Christchurch?

Car rental prices in Christchurch vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Christchurch
$34.43
January
$37.16
February
$27.40
March
$29.35
April
$31.60
May
$28.36
June
$27.96
July
$26.86
August
$40.76
September
$31.87
October
$32.16
November
$32.16
December
The best month to rent a car in Christchurch is August (when prices for an Economy class start from $26.86). This is 15% cheaper than the yearly average and 34% cheaper than renting in September (when rental prices start at $40.76 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Christchurch?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in May, travelers rent a car for an average of 14 days, in February, the average rental period is 9 days.
Average Rental Length in Christchurch
10
January
9
February
11
March
13
April
14
May
13
June
12
July
12
August
12
September
12
October
12
November
11
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Christchurch?

While travelers visit Christchurch year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is January, and the least popular is April.
Christchurch Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
145%
January
111%
February
81%
March
54%
April
69%
May
67%
June
90%
July
105%
August
89%
September
112%
October
145%
November
132%
December

Top 15 Cities near Christchurch

Auckland Car Rentals from $16.64 per day
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Whangarei Car Rentals from $38.08 per day
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Hokitika Car Rentals from $57.02 per day
152.5 km / 94.7 miles away

Top 16 Locations near Christchurch

Hokitika Airport Car Rentals from $57.02 per day
152.5 km / 94.7 miles away
Blenheim Airport Car Rentals from $75.29 per day
245.0 km / 152.2 miles away
Nelson Airport Car Rentals from $75.29 per day
249.6 km / 155.1 miles away
303.9 km / 188.9 miles away
Dunedin Airport Car Rentals from $75.29 per day
328.0 km / 203.8 miles away
347.1 km / 215.7 miles away
434.4 km / 270.0 miles away
464.7 km / 288.8 miles away
516.4 km / 320.8 miles away
Napier Airport Car Rentals from $75.29 per day
574.6 km / 357.0 miles away
Hamilton Airport Car Rentals from $138.60 per day
668.0 km / 415.1 miles away
Rotorua Airport Car Rentals from $75.29 per day
677.1 km / 420.7 miles away
Tauranga Airport Car Rentals from $75.29 per day
716.6 km / 445.3 miles away
Auckland Airport Car Rentals from $16.64 per day
745.1 km / 463.0 miles away
872.4 km / 542.1 miles away

Top 5 Best Christchurch Suppliers in 2019

Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.8
+64033579202
CHRISTCHURCH INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL
Hitch Car Rentals
Hitch Car Rentals
Excellent 8.6
0064 3 357 3074
545 Wairakei Road Christchurch
Surprice
Surprice
Excellent 8
0064 3666 0026
30 Durey Rd, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch 8053
RightCars
RightCars
Very good 7.6
6468880032
28 Sheffield Cres Burnside
Nu Car Rentals
Nu Car Rentals
Very good 7.6
0064 0800 800 317 / 0064 021 417 556 / 0064 6433 482 002 / 0064 0800 800 312
189 Blenheim Rd, Riccarton, Christchurch 8041

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