Car rental Christchurch Airport (CHC)

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Christchurch Airport, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Economy
Daihatsu Sirion 2006 or similar
Daihatsu Sirion 2006
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Lucky Rentals
$16.64 / per day
Compact
Nissan Tiida or similar
Nissan Tiida
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Bargain Rental Cars
$21.09 / per day
Economy Elite
Toyota Prius Hybrid or similar
Toyota Prius Hybrid
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Hitch Car Rentals
$24.13 / per day
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar
Toyota Corolla Sedan
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
EZU Car Rental
$29.60 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Minivan
Toyota Previa or similar
Toyota Previa
  • 7x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Discount Car Rentals
$34.54 / per day
Premium
BMW 3 Series or similar
BMW 3 Series
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Aerodrive Car Rental
$80.28 / per day
Standard
Ford Ranger or similar
Ford Ranger
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Europcar
$116.69 / per day
Minivan
Toyota Hiace or similar
Toyota Hiace
  • 10x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Discount Car Rentals
$71.60 / 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.
Christchurch Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Get your rental car at Christchurch Airport! Then head to the city, park outside the center, and go on a leisurely walk to appreciate the local atmosphere and architecture. Check out the art galleries, the Christchurch Arts Center, and the Canterbury Museum. Visit the International Antarctica Center to learn more about the fascinating continent that’s so close to New Zealand.

Drive to the nearby Orana Wildlife Park, New Zealand’s only open range zoo, and the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve where you’ll encounter lemurs, kiwis, iguanas, kakas, and other wildlife. Drive the beautiful Summit Road through Port Hills, and, if you’re up for a more thrilling adventure, go on a volcanic and geothermal tour.

Christchurch is a great place to visit, but the surrounding area has even more to offer, so why not get a longer term car rental? You can head to the southernmost part of the South Island, which is closest to Antarctica, explore the Southern Alps, or drive all the way to Picton to take the Interislander ferry to Wellington on the North Island. You can even pick up your rental car at Christchurch Airport and drop it off in a different city. Start planning your vacation now!

Christchurch Airport is also known as Christchurch International Airport.

Top international routes

  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane
  • Singapore
  • Gold Coast
  • Guangzhou

Main airlines

Air New Zealand, Jetstar Airways, Qantas, Emirates, Virgin Australia, and China Airlines

Terminals

There is a single passenger terminal located at the intersection of two runways, which serves both local and international flights.

Location

Christchurch Airport is about 12 km (7.4 miles) from the city center. Memorial Avenue and Fendalton Road are the main streets connecting the airport to Christchurch.

Top car rental companies

Europcar, Keddy, Alamo, ACE Rent a Car, Hitch Car Rentals, and RightCars

Car rental desks

These are in the International arrivals hall, next to domestic baggage claim.

Services and Facilities

There are many restaurants, cafeterias, and bars, stores, ATMs, a stretch and relaxation area, a beauty salon, a fitness center, a lost and found office, and a prayer room. The airport is disabled friendly. The Luggage Solutions office, which provides luggage storage services, is located in the check-in hall. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

Allied Fuel gas station is located right next to the airport, at 75 Orchard Rd., and can be reached in less than three minutes. It’s open 24/7. There are many other gas stations near Christchurch Airport.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Auckland (1,075 km / 68 mi)
  • Nelson (414 km / 257 mi)
  • Queenstown (479 km / 297 mi)

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%

Airport info

Rating
7.8
  • Getting to the airport 7.2
  • Departure and check-in 8.0
  • Terminal facilities 7.5
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 6.1
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.7
  • Lounge 6.4

Christchurch Airport (CHC)

  • IATA: CHC
  • ICAO: NZCH
  • Airport name: Christchurch Airport (CHC)
  • Airport type: Public / Civil / Military
  • Airport Size: Large Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 37 m / 123 ft
  • Runway Surface: Bitumen
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 94,955
  • Passengers (per year): 6,439,703
  • Distance from City: 5.6 miles / 9 km WNW of town
  • Airport Hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +64 3 358 5029
  • Email: info@cial.co.nz

When are car rental prices cheapest at Christchurch Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Christchurch Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Christchurch Airport
$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 cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Christchurch Airport is August when prices for an Economy class start from $26.86. You can see that this is 15% cheaper than the yearly’s average and 34% cheaper than renting a car in September (when rental prices start at $40.76 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Christchurch Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in May the average rental period is 14 days, while in February, the average rental period is only 9 days.
Average Rental Length at Christchurch Airport
10
January
9
February
11
March
13
April
14
May
13
June
12
July
12
August
12
September
12
October
12
November
11
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Christchurch Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Christchurch Airport in January, while the fewest number of travelers rent in April.
Christchurch Airport 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 Locations near Christchurch Airport

152.5 km / 94.7 miles away
245.0 km / 152.2 miles away
Car Rental at Nelson Airport from $75.29 per day
249.6 km / 155.1 miles away
303.9 km / 188.9 miles away
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
Car Rental at Napier Airport from $75.29 per day
574.6 km / 357.0 miles away
668.0 km / 415.1 miles away
677.1 km / 420.7 miles away
716.6 km / 445.3 miles away
745.1 km / 463.0 miles away
872.4 km / 542.1 miles away

Top 10 Best Christchurch Airport Suppliers in 2019

GO Rentals
GO Rentals
Exceptional 9.2
+64 508 246 784 / +64 3 358 4051
157a Orchard Road, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch 8051
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.8
+64033579202
CHRISTCHURCH INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL
Discount Car Rentals
Excellent 8.8
+64 033 578 919 / +64 277 22 0028
6 Sir Keith Park Place, Harewood
Hitch Car Rentals
Excellent 8.6
0064 3 357 3074
545 Wairakei Road Christchurch
EZU Car Rental
EZU Car Rental
Excellent 8.5
0064 210438288 / 0800 676710
3 Pukaki Road
Surprice
Surprice
Excellent 8
0064 3666 0026
30 Durey Rd, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch 8053
Bargain Rental Cars
Excellent 8
0800 001122
Airpark Canterbury 17/25 Logistics Dr, Harewood, 8544
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
Lucky Rentals
Very good 7.4
0064 0 800 80 8881 / 0064 0 927 55 110
Shuttle Service / 791 Wairakei Road, Christchurch 8053

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