Cheapest car hire in Christchurch

Intermediate

Volvo C70 Convertible (2008)

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 59.93 EUR/day
Volvo C70 Convertible (2008)

7 Days rental at 419.57 EUR from April 20

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Premium

Toyota Minibus

10 Adults, 4 Doors

From 60.03 EUR/day
Toyota Minibus

7 Days rental at 420.23 EUR from April 20

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Fullsize Elite

Toyota Hiace

12 Adults, 4 Doors

From 83.96 EUR/day
Toyota Hiace

7 Days rental at 587.75 EUR from April 20

  6 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Compact

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 16.50 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 115.54 EUR from April 20

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Intermediate

Hyundai Elantra

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 23.00 EUR/day
Hyundai Elantra

7 Days rental at 161.05 EUR from April 20

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Fullsize Elite

Toyota Hiace

12 Adults, 4 Doors

From 81.51 EUR/day
Toyota Hiace

7 Days rental at 570.60 EUR from April 20

  6 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Mini

Toyota Echo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 13.58 EUR/day
Toyota Echo

7 Days rental at 95.10 EUR from April 20

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Fullsize

Ford Falcon

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 28.47 EUR/day
Ford Falcon

7 Days rental at 199.30 EUR from April 20

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Economy

Hyundai Getz

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 18.57 EUR/day
Hyundai Getz

7 Days rental at 130.05 EUR from April 20

  2 |
  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.

Christchurch car hire reviews

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Best car rental companies in Christchurch

6.5
No.1: ABELL,
based on 149 reviews
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Nearest car hire pickup locations in or near Christchurch

ABELL

Unit 1, 3 Pukaki Road, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch

HERTZ

Hokitika Apt, Hokitika, 7810

HERTZ

Terminal Building, Blenheim, 7206, Xx

HERTZ

Domestic Terminal, Nelson, 7011, Xx

MODE RENTALS

Stewart Duff Dr, Wellington, 6022, Xx

HERTZ

Terminal Building, Dunedin, 9073, Xx

Recent customer reviews (average rating 10.0/10)

Mr. John Milton

NZ

10/10
Hired a car in

Hired a car in Christchurch for 8 days and it came in very useful. The rental agent I picked the car up from (Avis) bent over backwards to help me on my way. Impressed!

03/01/2019
Clark Flint

 

10/10
Very pleased es

Very pleased especially with the ski for free deal in NZ

21/07/2019
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Christchurch car hire information

  • 6.6/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Abell
  • € 95.06
    Average Price:
    Per Week
  • € 95.1
    Best Price:
    Per Week
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    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
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    Most Popular Model:
    Hyundai Elantra
  • 16
    Total Cars Available
     

Car hire locations near Christchurch, New Zealand

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Laws and rules of the road when driving in New Zealand

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Average prices per day for car hire in Christchurch

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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.

FAQs about car hire in Christchurch

How much does car hire in Christchurch cost?

Car hire in Christchurch costs as little as €13.6 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Mini class vehicle is €13.6 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €84 per day from ABELL for a Toyota Hiace.

Who is the best car rental agent in Christchurch?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, Abell has the highest customer rating for car hire in Christchurch with a score of 6.6/10

with rated second best with a score of /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 €115.54 per week from ABELL.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Christchurch?

The cheapest car hire company in Christchurch is ABELL, with prices for a Mini class car such as the Toyota Echo available from as little as €95.06 per week.

How much is fuel in Christchurch?

You can expect to pay €1.4/ltr of petrol and €0.9/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 ABELL as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire in Christchurch?

We can arrange Compact, Economy, Fullsize, Fullsize Elite, Intermediate, Mini, Premium, Standard 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 €403.09 from ABELL.

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 ABELL rates start from just €95.06 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €95.06 from ABELL 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 €95.1 per week with and average price of €95.1 per week across all car hire companies.

Information about the car hire agents in Christchurch

Most popular car hire companies in Christchurch:

  • ABELL (tel: 064 3 348 2002 / free phone 0800 800 317)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies in Christchurch:

  • ABELL (189 Blenheim Rd, Riccarton, Christchurch, 8440)

Car hire company ratings in Christchurch:

  • Abell: Rated 6.5/10 from 6 reviews

Christchurch Mini Guide

Known as the garden city, Christchurch in New Zealand has more than 300,000 inhabitants. 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.

Christ Church has a number of buildings and museums to see. They include Canterbury Museum which has an Antarctic exploration display as well as some Maori cultural exhibits. There is also the Air Force Museum which gives good reconstructions of the battles New Zealand’s air force fought in since the First World War.

View of Christchurch

The most visible monument within Christchurch is its cathedral which is more than a century old and something of a central focus for activity in the city, however it was badly damaged in the recent earthquakes and must now be torn down. All is not lost though for there are plans to build a new, earthquake-proof cathedral in the next decade. Wildlife enthusiasts and children may wish to visit the Southern Encounter Aquarium & Kiwi House which has an interactive rock pool for youngsters to enjoy, or the Willowbank Wildlife reserve which showcases New Zealand’s unique animals such as the Kiwi bird (a national emblem). If you want to get out of the city then head to Riccarton Bush which has wonderful indigenous flora and fauna.

Many foreign students come from Asia to Christchurch to learn English and Christchurch international airport has connections with cities such as Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and airports in Japan. It also has a number of other domestic and international routes.

Once you have picked up your Rhino hire car on arrival 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.

Christchurch Summit Road

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 (also the home of an excellent farmer's market) which is all hustle and bustle with good cafes and shops.

One particularly entertaining time of year to visit Christ Church is during January when the World Buskers festival takes place and acts come from around the world to play here. The following month couples can enjoy the Festival of Romance with various mood setting activities planned in the lead up to Valentines Day.
 

Next Upcoming Holiday

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    Friday 10 Apr 2020

    Good Friday - National holiday

Latest Update from Christchurch:

09/05/17 – A new seasonal flight has been announced between Hong Kong and Christchurch from December of this year. 

29/04/12 - Tourists are understandably concerned about visiting the city, especially after two severe earthquakes in the course of a year. Tourism has dropped away substantially - the last thing the recovering city needs. Scientists say that a third major earthquake is unlikely and so the city is in the middle of a major marketing campaign to bring tourists back.

Driving in Christchurch - Need to know

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    30-60kph

    Urban speed Limit

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    Current Petrol Price

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    Min Rental Age

    17.5

    Min Driving Age

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    Tolls

Next Upcoming Holiday

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    Friday 10 Apr 2020

    Good Friday - National holiday

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Christchurch’s city centre suffered terribly in the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes with extensive damage to many of its historic buildings including the cathedral. Currently under study for rebuilding, much of the city centre is off limits for tourists due to instability.

Visitors must now confine themselves to the undamaged parts of the city and a good place to start is the Botanical Gardens. Here, a huge variety of the nation’s flora is on display in a 75 acre park dotted with water features and galleries. Then, if you have a hire car, visit Christchurch’s new art gallery.

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