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Mini Guide for Christchurch

Known as the Garden City, Christchurch is South Island’s largest and greenest City and has a very English feel with the River Avon flowing through its centre. If you really miss England you can even take a punt down the river which is a nice way to see the City.

Once you have picked up your Rhino hire car on arrival at Christchurch Airport, you will most likely head into town via the State Highway One. Having a car is the only way to get out of the city and explore other parts of New Zealand.

One such gem is the Summit Road where you pass farms and bays with stunning views of the islands. Watch out for sheep along the way though. If you want to soak up the atmosphere of life in New Zealand try Lyttelton Bay which is all hustle and bustle with good cafes and shops.

Cheapest car hire in Christchurch

Compact

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 72.47 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 507.33 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Intermediate

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 75.45 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 528.16 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Compact

Holden Trax

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 75.60 EUR/day
Holden Trax

7 Days rental at 529.23 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Intermediate

Hyundai Elantra

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 78.13 EUR/day
Hyundai Elantra

7 Days rental at 546.93 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Compact

Mitsubishi ASX

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 79.69 EUR/day
Mitsubishi ASX

7 Days rental at 557.85 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Fullsize

Toyota Camry

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 81.40 EUR/day
Toyota Camry

7 Days rental at 569.81 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Fullsize

Toyota Camry

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 84.08 EUR/day
Toyota Camry

7 Days rental at 588.58 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Intermediate

Toyota Rav4

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 91.08 EUR/day
Toyota Rav4

7 Days rental at 637.56 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Intermediate

Toyota Rav4

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 93.30 EUR/day
Toyota Rav4

7 Days rental at 653.11 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

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

Useful to know about Christchurch

  • The city is the largest on South Island.
  • It was named after Christ Church College in Oxford University.
  • The city has suffered two devastating earthquakes in the last year.
  • Christchurch has played an extensive part in the history of Antarctic exploration.
  • Christchurch is one of only eight world cities to have an antipodal twin in A Coruna, Spain.

 

Popular car hire destinations in Christchurch

Best car rental companies in Christchurch

8.8
No.1: EZI,
based on 83 reviews
90
80
80
90
80
12 min (average wait time)
8.2
No.2: BUDGET,
based on 7 reviews
86
81
88
81
78
1 min (average wait time)
6.5
No.4: ABELL,
based on 149 reviews
61
60
78
43
81
25 min (average wait time)

Christchurch car hire information

  • 8.8/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Ezi Car Rental
  • € 507.29
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 72.47
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 4
    Most Popular Type:
    Intermediate
  • 2
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Camry
  • 9
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Christchurch

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

FAQs about car hire in Christchurch

How much does car hire in Christchurch cost?

Car hire in Christchurch costs as little as €72.50 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Compact class vehicle is €75.90 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €93.30 per day from AVIS for a Toyota Rav4.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Christchurch?

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

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Christchurch?

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

Who is the best car rental agent in Christchurch?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, Ezi Car Rental has the highest customer rating for car hire in Christchurch with a score of 8.8/10

with Budget ABG Franchise rated second best with a score of 8.2/10

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

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Christchurch is €507.33 per week from BUDGET.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Christchurch?

The cheapest car hire company in Christchurch is BUDGET, with prices for a Compact class car such as the Toyota Corolla available from as little as €507.29 per week.

How much is fuel in Christchurch?

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

What car hire agencies are available in Christchurch?

We can arrange great deals on car hire in Christchurch with leading car hire companies such as AVIS, BUDGET as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire in Christchurch?

We can arrange Compact, Fullsize and Intermediate class rental cars in Christchurch.

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

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

Do you have a discount code for car hire in Christchurch?

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire in Christchurch at the moment, however BUDGET rates start from just €507.29 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €507.29 from BUDGET in Christchurch - Downtown 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 in Christchurch?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week in Christchurch is €507.50 per week with an average price of €531.30 per week across all car hire companies.
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Information about the car hire agents in Christchurch

Most popular car hire companies in Christchurch

  • Abell (tel: +64 21 417 556)
  • Budget (tel: 03 930 6102)
  • Avis (tel: 03 930 6103)
  • Ezi (tel: 0800 545 000)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies in Christchurch

  • Abell (521 Avonhead Rd , Avonhead, Christchurch, 8440)
  • Budget (150 Kilmore St, Christchurch, 8013, XX)
  • Avis (150 Kilmore St, Christchurch, 8013)
  • Ezi (150 Kilmore Street , Christchurch)

Car hire company ratings in Christchurch

  • Ezi Car Rental: Rated 8.8/10 from 8 reviews
  • Budget ABG Franchise: Rated 8.2/10 from 6 reviews
  • Abell: Rated 6.5/10 from 6 reviews
  • Abell: Rated 6.5/10 from 6 reviews


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