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Cheap car rentals in Christchurch, New Zealand

Plan your upcoming road trip with Rental24h.com, which features the best rental cars in Christchurch, New Zealand. We offer the fastest and most hassle-free way to get the car you want. Our fleet in Christchurch, New Zealand includes reliable Compact, Convertible, Economy, Fullsize, Luxury, Mini, Standard, Suv, Van, vehicles that are ready to bring you anywhere. So, whether it's a family ride on a winding scenic road or exploring exciting entertainment spots within the city limits, you'll find a great car that perfectly suits your needs.

You will be happy to rent a car in Christchurch, New Zealand with us and enjoy our smooth rental process. All you need to do is fill out the search form at the top of the page. A search engine will instantly show you all offers available in Christchurch, New Zealand, while filters will help you compare and sort them.

If you can't wait to find the best deal, browse through the list of our most popular vehicles and their main specs below. Then, click the yellow “Rent a Car” button for a deal you like!

Nissan Tiida

Compact

5x
2x
Rent Nissan Tiida
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$9.50 /day

Mazda Demio

Compact

5x
2x
Rent Mazda Demio
  • Unlimited mileage

$12.28 /day

Toyota Corolla

Compact

5x
2x
Rent Toyota Corolla

$72.45 /day

Toyota Corolla Hybrid

Compact

5x
3x
Rent Toyota Corolla Hybrid
  • Unlimited mileage

$184.82 /day

Toyota Vitz

Economy

5x
2x
Rent Toyota Vitz
  • Unlimited mileage

$11.27 /day

Mazda Demio

Economy

5x
2x
Rent Mazda Demio
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver

$11.50 /day

Suzuki Swift

Economy

5x
2x
Rent Suzuki Swift
  • Unlimited mileage

$69.85 /day

Mitsubishi Mirage

Economy

5x
2x
Rent Mitsubishi Mirage
  • Unlimited mileage

$235.53 /day

Toyota Corolla Wagon

Estate

5x
5x
Rent Toyota Corolla Wagon
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver

$11.50 /day

Toyota Corolla

Intermediate

5x
4x
Rent Toyota Corolla
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver

$13.86 /day

Toyota Allion

Standard

5x
4x
Rent Toyota Allion
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$55.68 /day

Hyundai i30

Intermediate

5x
4x
Rent Hyundai i30
  • Unlimited mileage

$69.83 /day

Toyota Camry

Fullsize

5x
2x
Rent Toyota Camry
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver

$13.86 /day

Toyota Camry

Fullsize

5x
2x
Rent Toyota Camry

$47.36 /day

Ford Taurus

Fullsize

5x
5x
Rent Ford Taurus
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$127.57 /day

Toyota Camry Hybrid

Fullsize

5x
5x
Rent Toyota Camry Hybrid
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$159.80 /day

Toyota Rav4

SUV

2x
0x
Rent Toyota Rav4
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver

$16.22 /day

Toyota Rav4

SUV

5x
4x
Rent Toyota Rav4
  • Unlimited mileage

$19.73 /day

Toyota Prado

SUV

5x
6x
Rent Toyota Prado
  • Unlimited mileage

$197.20 /day

Toyota Rav4

SUV

5x
4x
Rent Toyota Rav4
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$229.98 /day

Toyota Previa

Minivan

8x
3x
Rent Toyota Previa
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver

$18.59 /day

Toyota Alphard

7 seat carrier

7x
4x
Rent Toyota Alphard
  • Unlimited mileage

$20.26 /day

Toyota Hiace

Minivan

12x
6x
Rent Toyota Hiace
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$127.12 /day

Mercedes Sprinter

Minivan

14x
4x
Rent Mercedes Sprinter
  • Unlimited mileage

$195.56 /day

Mitsubishi Mirage

Mini

4x
2x
Rent Mitsubishi Mirage

$23.33 /day

Toyota Echo

Mini

4x
2x
Rent Toyota Echo

$35.21 /day

Nissan Teana

Premium

5x
4x
Rent Nissan Teana
  • Unlimited mileage

$31.09 /day

Ford Mustang

Luxury

5x
3x
Rent Ford Mustang
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$223.68 /day

Volvo C70 Convertible

Convertible

4x
2x
Rent Volvo C70 Convertible

$63.20 /day

Mazda MX-5

Convertible

2x
2x
Rent Mazda MX-5

$81.49 /day

Hyundai Getz

Economy

5x
2x
Rent Hyundai Getz

$26.50 /day

Toyota Corolla

Compact

5x
2x
Rent Toyota Corolla
  • Unlimited mileage

$29.74 /day

Toyota Corolla

Compact

5x
2x
Rent Toyota Corolla

$39.90 /day

Hyundai Elantra

Intermediate

5x
4x
Rent Hyundai Elantra

$34.81 /day

Subaru Legacy Estate

Estate

5x
5x
Rent Subaru Legacy Estate

$51.66 /day

Mitsubishi ASX

SUV

5x
3x
Rent Mitsubishi ASX
  • Unlimited mileage

$36.38 /day

Toyota Rav4

SUV

5x
4x
Rent Toyota Rav4
  • Unlimited mileage

$38.68 /day

Mitsubishi Outlander

SUV

5x
4x
Rent Mitsubishi Outlander

$96.12 /day

Toyota Fortuner

SUV

5x
6x
Rent Toyota Fortuner
  • Unlimited mileage

$136.74 /day

Toyota Echo

Mini

4x
2x
Rent Toyota Echo

$36.45 /day

Mitsubishi Mirage

Mini

4x
2x
Rent Mitsubishi Mirage

$46.29 /day

Toyota Camry

Fullsize

5x
2x
Rent Toyota Camry

$47.90 /day

Ford Falcon

Fullsize

5x
5x
Rent Ford Falcon

$55.94 /day

Volvo C70 Convertible

Convertible

4x
2x
Rent Volvo C70 Convertible

$64.19 /day

Mazda MX-5

Convertible

2x
2x
Rent Mazda MX-5

$113.08 /day

Toyota Previa

Minivan

8x
3x
Rent Toyota Previa

$71.96 /day

Hyundai iMax

Minivan

8x
3x
Rent Hyundai iMax
  • Unlimited mileage

$93.27 /day

Ford Transit Passenger van

Minivan

12x
6x
Rent Ford Transit Passengervan

$125.51 /day

Toyota Hiace

Minivan

8x
2x
Rent Toyota Hiace
  • Unlimited mileage

$132.50 /day

Map of rental car offices in or near Christchurch, New Zealand

Want to see all the available Christchurch, New Zealand car rental offices in the area? Use the map below. It shows all pick-up spots and makes it possible to find ‘car rental near me’.

In order to ease your search, we have added the address and the approximate distance from each point to Christchurch, New Zealand, allowing you to plan your route in advance. Just click on the desired pick-up point to see this information. Another click on the address bar will take you to the search page, where you can look for all car rentals currently available in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Car rental locations in Christchurch, New Zealand

You can pick up a car rental Christchurch, New Zealand in airport/downtown locations within the city. If you’re traveling to Christchurch, New Zealand by plane, then the easiest way is to pick up a vehicle at the airport immediately after landing. Alternatively, it’s possible to choose one of the nearby city pick-up points located near the main urban attractions, railway stations, and hotels.

Check out all available Christchurch, New Zealand locations below. For your convenience, we have indicated the approximate mileage to the city center so you can choose the best place to start your trip.

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Nearby downtown car rental locations

FAQ about renting a car in Christchurch, New Zealand

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

Rental cars in Christchurch, New Zealand will cost you from $9.501 to $81.486 per day. Such a wide range of rates means that many different factors affect the price. For example, whether you rent an economy or a luxury car, with full insurance or basic, in high or low season, etc.

In order to understand the issue, check out what determines the car rental price in Christchurch, New Zealand:

  • vehicle size and category;
  • current demand in a specific location;
  • length of the rental period;
  • the place where you return Christchurch, New Zealand rental car;
  • driver's age;
  • the pricing policy of a certain company;
  • the territorial coverage of the upcoming trip;
  • type of insurance plan;
  • company’s mileage policy;
  • vehicle additional equipment;
  • optional extras included.

What types of vehicles can you rent in Christchurch, New Zealand?

You can find Christchurch, New Zealand rental cars to suit any taste, budget, and need. Family travelers will enjoy comfortable full-size cars and minivans, while adventurers will benefit from 4x4 SUVs. If you want to save money, choose among compact, economy, and midsize cars. The full list of vehicle categories available in Christchurch, New Zealand through our website includes Compact, Convertible, Economy, Fullsize, Luxury, Mini, Standard, Suv, Van, and convertible vehicles.

If you are unsure of which to choose, explore our list of most popular car rentals in Christchurch, New Zealand, and their major features below.

How to rent a car in Christchurch, New Zealand?

High-quality and cheap car rentals in Christchurch, New Zealand is the first thing we can offer you. The second is an easy booking process that doesn't take much time at all. Our search engine will do everything for you — all you need to do is enter the initial data.

Here's how you can book a car in Christchurch, New Zealand through our website in 10 simple steps:

  1. Go to the top of this page and find our search form.
  2. Make sure the correct Christchurch, New Zealand pick-up location is selected. If necessary, you can select a different drop-off location.
  3. Specify the start/end dates and time of your trip.
  4. Click the Search button and wait a few seconds for the results.
  5. Filter the found car rentals in Christchurch, New Zealand by vehicle category and other parameters, including company, fuel policy, promotions, etc.
  6. Choose the car that suits you best.
  7. Add extra options, such as an additional driver, child seat, GPS device, etc.
  8. Enter the main driver's personal and payment information.
  9. Confirm your booking.
  10. Print the confirmation voucher found in your e-mail inbox.

What do you need to rent a car in Christchurch, New Zealand?

It's simple. You need to meet the age requirements and have the following documents to rent car in Christchurch, New Zealand:

  • Driver's license. You must provide a non-revoked and non-expired driver's license that you have held for at least 1 year. Learners’ permits are not accepted. UK renters should have a photocard along with their license. If your driver’s license is not in English, in most cases, companies require an International Driving Permit (IDP).
  • Credit card. Get your credit card ready to pick up a car rental in Christchurch, New Zealand. It must be issued in the name and surname of the main driver. Ensure that there’s enough balance on the card both for a deposit and the rental.
  • Passport. Companies often ask foreign renters to provide a domestic passport as an extra form of identification in addition to a driver's license.
  • Confirmation voucher. You will find an e-voucher in your email inbox. Print it out to present at the counter on collecting.

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Christchurch, New Zealand?

Although most companies allow 21-year-old drivers, the minimum age to drive a rental car in Christchurch, New Zealand is 20. Such categories of cars as luxury, premium cars, and passenger vans are often not available to young renters.

Remember that drivers who pick up Christchurch, New Zealand car rental under 25 years of age must pay a young driver's fee, which ranges from $20 to $35 per day. It’s not included in the price, but you have to pay it at the counter upon pick up. By the way, there are a few easy ways to avoid a young driver’s surcharge through AAA and USAA memberships and other fee waivers.

Which car rentals accept debit cards in Christchurch, New Zealand?

You can enjoy a car for rent in Christchurch, New Zealand with a debit card from Hertz, Thrifty, and Dollar. However, there are some debit card requirements and restrictions:

  • Your debit card should have a VISA or MasterCard logo and embossed numbers on it, and it must also contain the name of the main driver.
  • Prepaid and electronic cards (Visa Electron) are not accepted.
  • The required amount in the account should cover both the deposit and the basic rental cost.
  • Debit cards are not suitable for rentals longer than 28 consecutive days.

Finding a cheap car rental in Christchurch, New Zealand that accepts payment with a debit card is very simple. After you have searched for the desired location on our website, sort the results by the type of bank card accepted.

What is the best car rental company in Christchurch, New Zealand?

According to the customer rating, the best Christchurch, New Zealand car rental companies are Abell (9.2/10), Avis ABG Franchise (8.6/10). Such a high rating means they have won the trust of users with excellent service, clean and reliable vehicles, as well as a reasonable price.

What is the cheapest car rental in Christchurch, New Zealand?

OptimoRent ($30/day), Hertz ($34/day), and Budget ($42/day) provide the best rates. The cheapest car rental in Christchurch, New Zealand is the Fiat 500 available for $30 per day.

Which is the best rental car in Christchurch, New Zealand?

Hyundai Accent or similar is among the best rental car deals in Christchurch, New Zealand. This economy car is perfect for couples and families with one child. Plus, its fuel efficiency and cheap price will delight those who are on a budget.

What rental car companies are in Christchurch, New Zealand?

You can rent a car in Christchurch, New Zealand from large, international vendors as well as small, local agencies. The largest selection of providers is available to you at Christchurch Airport [CHC], just 5 miles away from the city center.

Companies such as Ace, Advantage, Alamo, Sixt, U-Save, Dollar, Hertz, GreenMotion, Thrifty, Payless, National, Enterprise, and Budget are located in or near the Christchurch Airport [CHC] at Unit 1, 3 Pukaki Road, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch. They provide a free shuttle connection between the terminal and the facility.

Other providers, including Fox, NU Car Rental, and Easirent, offer Christchurch, New Zealand rental cars outside of the airport. They also provide free shuttle transfer to/from their offices or a “Meet and Greet” service.

How to get a cheap rental car in Christchurch, New Zealand?

It's always a bonus when you manage to save on car rentals and can spend that money on something special. What’s more, it’s very easy if you follow some tips. Here are some great ways to enjoy cheap rental cars in Christchurch, New Zealand:

  • Choose the cheapest economy car. If such a car is enough for your trip, why pay more? The company’s employee will most likely try to persuade you to make a paid upgrade, but don't be misled by them. Very often, economy and small cars are not available due to the high demand, and you will receive an upgrade for free.
  • Try different rental periods. You can’t know in advance how much you will pay, for example, for a 4-day car rental in Christchurch, New Zealand. Therefore, try different periods, and perhaps a weekly rental will cost you less than you pay for 4 days. If the company doesn’t apply an early return fee, then you can take advantage of this.
  • Compare weekday and weekend rates. The price can vary greatly depending on the day of the week. Be sure to check all the options. A flexible approach trip starting date can save you a lot of money.
  • Look in downtown locations. A cheap rental car in Christchurch, New Zealand is often waiting for you not at the airport, but in a nearby city location. This is all due to airport taxes, which make the final price higher. Don’t be afraid to look around for more great deals!
  • Say “No” to extra options. Companies often offer you extra options such as GPS, toll pass, child seat, etc. Discard those that you don’t need, reducing the total cost.
  • Choose the full-to-full fuel option. This option means that you need to go to the gas station and refuel your Christchurch, New Zealand car rental vehicle yourself. The price per gallon at the gas station is much lower than if you pay for it upon return. Consequently, you will save money again.
  • Give up insurance if you can. Choosing alternative insurance will allow you to opt-out of the basic plan that the rental company offers you. For example, your personal car insurance, or the insurance that comes with your credit card, may cover your rental car as well. This is a great way to save money!
  • Benefit from memberships. Some Christchurch, New Zealand rental car companies offer discounts for travelers with active AAA, AARP, Military/Veteran, or any other memberships at hand. If you have one, find out what benefits you may have access to.
  • Pay for a car upfront. You can often save 10-15% if you pay right after booking. Use this as a way to save money if you are confident about your future trip to Christchurch, New Zealand.