Car rental - Christchurch, Christchurch Airport (CHC)

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Compact
Nissan Tiida or similar
Nissan Tiida
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Lucky Rentals
$12.00 / per day
Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Discount Car Rentals
$15.00 / per day
Mini
Ford Ka or similar
Ford Ka
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Nu Car Rentals
$18.00 / per day
Economy Elite
Toyota Prius Hybrid or similar
Toyota Prius Hybrid
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Hitch Car Rentals
$21.00 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Standard
Nissan Bluebird Sedan or similar
Nissan Bluebird Sedan
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Bargain Rental Cars
$31.00 / per day
Minivan
Mazda Premacy or similar
Mazda Premacy
  • 7x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
RightCars
$34.00 / per day
Full-size
Hyundai Tucson or similar
Hyundai Tucson
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Aerodrive Car Rental
$47.00 / per day
Minivan
KIA CARNIVAL or similar
KIA CARNIVAL
  • 8x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Europcar
$138.00 / 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.

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
11 days
Economy car rental price
$23.38 / 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
$34.86
January
$37.63
February
$27.74
March
$29.72
April
$32.00
May
$28.72
June
$28.31
July
$27.20
August
$41.28
September
$32.28
October
November
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Christchurch Airport is August when prices for Economy start from $27.20. 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 $41.28 for Compact). 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 lengths differ from one month to another. In May the average rental period is 14 days, while in February, the average rental period is only 11 days.
Average Rental Length at Christchurch Airport
12
January
11
February
11
March
13
April
14
May
13
June
12
July
12
August
12
September
12
October
November
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
117%
February
90%
March
60%
April
77%
May
74%
June
100%
July
116%
August
98%
September
124%
October
November
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 $42.00 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 $91.00 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 6 Best Christchurch Airport Suppliers in 2018

Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.8
+64033579202
CHRISTCHURCH INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
006433586554
20 RON GUTHREY RD,
Hitch Car Rentals
Excellent 8.6
0064 3 442 9712 / 0064 3 357 3074 / Toll Free: 0064 0800 939 503
545 Wairakei Road Christchurch
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.4
006433586554
20 RON GUTHREY RD,
RightCars
Very good 7.6
6468880032
28 Sheffield Cres Burnside
Nu Car Rentals
Nu Car Rentals
Very good 7.6
0064 0800 3482002
189 BLENHEIM RD

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