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Mini Guide for Christchurch Airport

Landing at Christchurch Airport is the key entry point to the whole of the South Island. Many people decide on touring holidays there and collect a pre-booked hire car from the Airport before setting off. To make the absolute best of your visit, Car Hire is strongly recommended.  If you have hired with Rhino, collect your vehicle in the airport terminal and away you go.

Outside of Christchurch, a short distance away, are the Country’s Southern Alps, often snow covered but stunning in their rugged profile. There you can ski, hike or just enjoy the scenery.

Cheapest car hire at Christchurch Airport

Compact

Mazda Demio (2011-2013)

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 27.15 EUR/day
Mazda Demio (2011-2013)

7 Days rental at 190.06 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Economy

Toyota Yaris (2013 - 2016)

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 29.67 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris (2013 - 2016)

7 Days rental at 207.75 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Economy

Toyota Vitz

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 32.70 EUR/day
Toyota Vitz

7 Days rental at 228.91 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Economy

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 33.98 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 237.91 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Economy

Toyota Yaris (2017 -2020)

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 34.38 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris (2017 -2020)

7 Days rental at 240.67 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Economy

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 34.57 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 242.02 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Compact

Toyota Aqua Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 35.27 EUR/day
Toyota Aqua Hybrid

7 Days rental at 246.92 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Compact

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.07 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 259.52 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Compact

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.08 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 259.60 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

*daily rates in Christchurch Airport based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

  • Christchurch Airport car hire special offers

    We currently have 2 special offers for car rental in Christchurch Airport including;

  • Free additional driver
    With this car you get 1 free additional driver available from ALAMO, EUROPCAR, EZI, HERTZ, KEDDY BY EUROPCAR, MODE RENTALS, NATIONAL.
  • Pre-Registration available
    For faster, easier car hire, add driver details before pick-up available from ALAMO, EUROPCAR, EZI, HERTZ, KEDDY BY EUROPCAR, MODE RENTALS, NATIONAL.

Useful to know about Christchurch Airport

  • It’s found seven miles north west of the city centre.
  • 6m passengers used the airport last year.
  • As the main entry point to the South Island, Christchurch is New Zealand’s second busiest airport with Auckland Airport being the first.
  • The airport opened in 1953, 17 years after its inception.
  • Strong foehn winds mean that the airport needed a second runway at right angles to the original for planes to take off and land in poor conditions.

 

Popular car hire destinations in Christchurch Airport

Best car rental companies in Christchurch Airport

9.1
No.1: LETZ RENT A CAR,
based on 25 reviews
89
100
89
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85
23 min (average wait time)
9.0
No.3: KEDDY BY EUROPCAR,
based on 6 reviews
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0 min (average wait time)
9.0
No.2: THRIFTY,
based on 112 reviews
90
90
80
90
80
16 min (average wait time)

Christchurch Airport car hire information

  • 9.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Letz Rent A Car
  • € 190.05
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 27.15
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 29
    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
  • 15
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Corolla
  • 125
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire at Christchurch Airport

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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices

FAQs about car hire at Christchurch Airport

How much does car hire at Christchurch Airport cost?

Car hire at Christchurch Airport costs as little as €27.20 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Compact class vehicle is €79.30 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €280.40 per day from A RENTALS for a Subaru Forester.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Christchurch Airport?

9 car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines in Christchurch Airport, including AVIS, EUROPCAR, THRIFTY, see the full list here.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental at Christchurch Airport?

None of the car hire companies at Christchurch Airport are currently offering sanitised cars as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines.

Who is the best car rental agent at Christchurch Airport?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, Letz Rent A Car has the highest customer rating for car hire at Christchurch Airport with a score of 9.1/10

with Thrifty rated second best with a score of 9.0/10

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How much does it cost to hire a compact car at Christchurch Airport?

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire at Christchurch Airport is €190.06 per week from MODE RENTALS.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent at Christchurch Airport?

The cheapest car hire company at Christchurch Airport is MODE RENTALS, with prices for a Compact class car such as the Mazda Demio (2011-2013) available from as little as €190.05 per week.

How much is fuel at Christchurch Airport?

You can expect to pay €1.935/ltr of petrol and €1.632/ltr of diesel at Christchurch Airport. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available at Christchurch Airport?

We can arrange great deals on car hire at Christchurch Airport with leading car hire companies such as A RENTALS, ACE RENTAL CARS, ALAMO, AVIS, BUDGET, DRIVE NZ, ENTERPRISE, EUROPCAR, EZI, EZU, HERTZ, KEDDY BY EUROPCAR, MODE RENTALS, MOTO CAR RENTAL, NATIONAL, SIXT, SNAP RENTALS, YES RENTALS, YESAWAY as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire at Christchurch Airport?

We can arrange Compact, Economy, Fullsize, Fullsize Elite, Intermediate, Intermediate Elite, Oversize, Premium, Standard and Standard Elite class rental cars at Christchurch Airport.

How much does it cost to hire a convertible car at Christchurch Airport?

We don’t currently have any convertible cars to hire at Christchurch Airport, but we are working in it and please check dates for future rentals.
The price at the moment for a convertible rental car at Christchurch Airport is € per week from for a .

Do you have a discount code for car hire at Christchurch Airport?

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire at Christchurch Airport at the moment, however MODE RENTALS rates start from just €190.05 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €190.05 from MODE RENTALS in Christchurch - Airport or any other rental agent, let us know and we’ll do our best to beat it.

How much does it cost to hire a car for a week at Christchurch Airport?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week at Christchurch Airport is €190.40 per week with an average price of €555.10 per week across all car hire companies.
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Information about car hire agents at Christchurch Airport

Most popular car hire companies at Christchurch Airport

  • Scotties (tel: 0800-736825 / 0800-RENTAL or +64 9 3033912)
  • Abell (tel: +64 21 417556 )
  • Hertz (tel: 03 3586730)
  • Mode rentals (tel: (03) 595 1828)
  • Drive nz (tel: 0800 374836)
  • Letz rent a car (tel: +64 3 348 2002)
  • Budget (tel: 03 357 0231)
  • Ace rental cars (tel: 0800 502 277 / +64 3 360 3270)
  • Thrifty (tel: 0064 27 808 6501)
  • Ezi (tel: +64 3 357 8533 / +64 (0)3 357 8532)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies at Christchurch Airport

  • Scotties (Unit 1b, 3 PUKAKI ROAD, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch)
  • Abell (Off Airport, 521 Avonhead Rd , Avonhead, 8440)
  • Hertz (Christchurch Apt, Christchurch, 8053)
  • Mode rentals (Off Airport, 11 Logistics Drive, Harewood, 8544)
  • Drive nz (Off Airport, 17 Logistics Drive, Harewood, 8051)
  • Letz rent a car (Off Airport, 189 Blenheim Road, Riccarton)

Car hire company reviews at Christchurch Airport

  • Letz Rent A Car: Rated 9.1/10 from 10 reviews
  • Thrifty: Rated 9.0/10 from 7 reviews
  • Keddy by Europcar (Corporate): Rated 9.0/10 from 6 reviews
  • Ezi Car Rental: Rated 8.9/10 from 11 reviews
  • Alamo EMEA: Rated 8.7/10 from 6 reviews
  • Hitch Car Rentals: Rated 8.6/10 from 6 reviews


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