Car Hire in Christchurch, Canterbury

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Christchurch, New Zealand
18 Aug — 25 Aug
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Best deals found for Christchurch, Canterbury car hire

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in Christchurch, Canterbury
Ford Escape
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$45/day

9 Oct - 15 Oct
Ford Escape
Hyundai Ioniq
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$36/day

6 Oct - 15 Oct
Hyundai Ioniq
Mitsubishi ASX
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

$37/day

5 Sep - 9 Sep
Mitsubishi ASX
Mitsubishi ASX
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$37/day

18 Aug - 4 Sep
Mitsubishi ASX
Hyundai i30
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$24/day

28 Sep - 16 Oct
Hyundai i30
Mazda Mazda6
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$29/day

25 Aug - 31 Aug
Mazda Mazda6
Toyota Camry
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers

$36/day

21 Aug - 28 Aug
Toyota Camry
Suzuki Swift
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$17/day

28 Sep - 16 Oct
Suzuki Swift
Toyota Highlander
or similar Full-size SUV
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

$53/day

4 Oct - 26 Oct
Toyota Highlander

Important information about Christchurch car hire

Car hire in Christchurch may allow you to cross borders with your hired vehicle, such as inter-island travel. If you are planning on taking your hire car abroad, it is best to inform the company and ask if they allow this. Most car hire companies will add an extra charge if you take your hire car out of New Zealand. You may also have to pay for additional insurance so that the company can insure the car in another country. Hire car companies may only allow specific cars to be taken across the border as well. Generally, cars in the economy car hire category are available to take across the border. There is also a possibility that you might have to pay a charge at the border to take the car over to another region. A tip is that if you are planning a long journey in your hire car, it might be best to not get an electric car hire; however, if you are doing city driving, this is an environmentally friendly car to hire.

Car hire in Christchurch does allow you to hire a car with another method of payment. Generally, the hire car company will take a deposit from you, this will be held until you return the hire car. It will then be released to you after they check that there are no damages. Another method they may use is to ask you to pay the bond on the car, which would also be refunded once you bring the hire car back. Christchurch car hire companies that offer debit card payments are Apex, Hertz, Thrifty, Go hires, Avis and Rhino Car Hire. It is also sometimes possible to hire a car with cash; with this, you will have to pay a cash deposit that you will get back once you return the car. Some companies that offer this method are Snap Rentals, Bargain Rental Cars and Rental Cars New Zealand. It is also good to note that luxury car hire in Christchurch is not commonly done without the use of a credit card; however, there are a large variety of other cars to choose from.

Christchurch follows all the same driving rules as the rest of New Zealand and Australia. In Christchurch, people drive on the left-hand side, everyone must be wearing a seatbelt while the car is moving and all children that are under the age of 12, or under a certain height, must use a child seat. It is illegal to be on your phone while driving in New Zealand; if you need to answer calls regularly in the car, it is best to book a vehicle with Bluetooth installed. The drinking and driving limit is 0.05%, and there is zero tolerance for anyone under the age of 20.

In order to obtain car hire in Christchurch, you must have your passport, driver’s licence and debit/credit card (or other acceptable payment method). If your driver’s licence is not printed in English, it is required that you get an international driver’s licence. To hire a car in Christchurch, you need to be at least 21 years old and to have had your licence for over a year. If you are between the ages of 21 and 25, you will generally need to pay an additional young driver’s fee. This fee covers the additional insurance that the company will take out on the hire car. Most cheap car rentals in Christchurch allows for young drivers, but it is also good to remember that if you are a young driver, you will be limited to the types of cars you will be able to hire.


Christchurch, Canterbury car rental deals found on momondo

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Small cars

$28 - $58

All Car Types

$60 - $117

The average price of a Small hire in Christchurch, New Zealand is $41. The cheapest time to hire a Small in Christchurch, New Zealand is in September. The price is 34% lower than the rest of the year at just $28 per day. A Small rental is typically 47% less expensive than the average car rental in Christchurch. The average price of a car hire in Christchurch can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Christchurch Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium hire in Christchurch, New Zealand is $59. The cheapest time to hire a Medium in Christchurch, New Zealand is in November. The price is 30% lower than the rest of the year at just $42 per day. A Medium rental is typically 24% less expensive than the average car rental in Christchurch. The average price of a car hire in Christchurch can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Christchurch Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large hire in Christchurch, New Zealand is $85. The cheapest time to hire a Large in Christchurch, New Zealand is in January. The price is 33% lower than the rest of the year at just $58 per day. A Large rental is typically 10% more expensive than the average car rental in Christchurch. The average price of a car hire in Christchurch can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Christchurch Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV hire in Christchurch, New Zealand is $76. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Christchurch, New Zealand is in February. The price is 22% lower than the rest of the year at just $60 per day. A SUV rental is typically 3% less expensive than the average car rental in Christchurch. The average price of a car hire in Christchurch can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Christchurch SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van hire in Christchurch, New Zealand is $108. The cheapest time to hire a Van in Christchurch, New Zealand is in May. The price is 38% lower than the rest of the year at just $68 per day. A Van rental is typically 29% more expensive than the average car rental in Christchurch. The average price of a car hire in Christchurch can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a Pick-up truck hire in Christchurch, New Zealand is $78. The cheapest time to hire a Pick-up truck in Christchurch, New Zealand is in November. The price is 0% lower than the rest of the year at just $80 per day. A Pick-up truck rental is typically 2% more expensive than the average car rental in Christchurch. The average price of a car hire in Christchurch can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a Luxury hire in Christchurch, New Zealand is $72. The cheapest time to hire a Luxury in Christchurch, New Zealand is in March. The price is 58% lower than the rest of the year at just $31 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 7% less expensive than the average car rental in Christchurch. The average price of a car hire in Christchurch can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a Convertible hire in Christchurch, New Zealand is $70. The cheapest time to hire a Convertible in Christchurch, New Zealand is in September. The price is 0% lower than the rest of the year at just $73 per day. A Convertible rental is typically 9% less expensive than the average car rental in Christchurch. The average price of a car hire in Christchurch can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Suzuki Swift
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$17/day

28 Sep - 16 Oct
Suzuki Swift
Hyundai i30
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$24/day

28 Sep - 16 Oct
Hyundai i30

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Quick facts about car hire in Christchurch

Get the overview on great hire deals, popular car hire companies, and best car types for your visit in Christchurch

Most Popular Agency

Lucky Rentals New Zeland

Popular Car Types

Economy, Compact, SUV

Cheapest Rental Car

$29

Most Popular Model

Ford Fiesta
The most popular Christchurch car rental agency found on momondo this month is Lucky Rentals New Zeland. Other top choices for car rental companies are EZU Car Rental and Right Cars
The following car types were offered at rental car companies in Christchurch in the past 72 hours: Economy, Compact, SUV.
The lowest price for a rental car in Christchurch is $29/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $56/day.
The most popular car model to rent in Christchurch in the past 7 days is the Ford Fiesta. Our users also prefer the Nissan Altima as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in Christchurch

Nearby attractions:

Mona Vale7.3 km
Christchurch Casino9.1 km

Nearby attractions:

Mona Vale140.6 km
Christchurch Casino142.0 km

Nearby attractions:

Christchurch Casino150.7 km
Mona Vale151.6 km

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Driving with a car hire in Christchurch - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in Christchurch so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

To rent a car in Christchurch for a weekend in September, we found prices as low as $33 with an average of $88. Users looking for a one-week rental in Christchurch for September saw an average deal of $86 - but quotes as low as $30 were available depending on dates and car options.

Right Cars typically has the cheapest daily rates in Christchurch, which you can find at any of their locations. On average, you should expect to pay $22/day, but our users have found rates as low as $6/day for their rental car in Christchurch.

The majority of car hire agencies in Christchurch offer free cancellation. momondo will always tell you whether or not rental car centres such as Thrifty, Yesaway, and Avis have a cancellation fee for travellers who have last-minute itinerary changes.

With temperatures averaging 11 °C and precipitation usually 40 mm during September, you should consider renting a standard when travelling to Christchurch. A standard can handle the fluctuations in temperature and rainfall during the month of September and is a popular choice for travellers heading to Christchurch. Hiring a Standard in Christchurch will cost you $45/day on average.

Budget has the most locations of any rental car company in Christchurch, New Zealand, with 3 locations. Typically momondo users find deals around $109/day when renting a car from Budget in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Christchurch’s speed limit is 50 km/h when you are driving in the city. This speed limit might also apply to surrounding towns and neighbourhoods. The suburban speed limit in Christchurch is 100 km/h and the speed limit for motorways is 110 km/h. However, be sure to look for posted signage as these speeds may vary.

In August, Christchurch usually gets 50 mm of precipitation and has an average temperature of 7 °C. This information can be very helpful when looking at hire cars in Christchurch as it can help you make the best decision.

Those looking to hire a car in Christchurch for a road trip to the surrounding areas, please know the weather in Canterbury during the month of August usually is around 6 °C with 40 mm of possible rain.


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