Christchurch in New Zealand’s South Island is an extensive travel hub for the region and a great place to begin a self-drive adventure – with so many beautiful landscapes for which New Zealand is renowned. A car hire from Christchurch Airport is easy and efficient with Airport Rentals, giving you more time to enjoy the scenery.
Companies and brands: only the best
There are a number of car rental companies operating in and around Christchurch Airport, from big names such as Europcar and Budget to smaller local suppliers. With so many options, it can be a difficult task to find the right car to hire, and that’s where the expertise of airportrentals.com comes in. There’s no need to visit multiple websites or make numerous phone calls to locate the best vehicle at the best price - just get online and input your itinerary into our simple search engine. You will then see a list of available cars for hire and all of the required information you need. On the results page you will find vehicle features, transmission types, pictures and even reviews to help you compare.
Christchurch Airport cars for hire on a budget
Don’t just get the right car - get the right price! Airport Rentals has a lowest-price guarantee, which means that we will match any better price for the same vehicle you are quoted elsewhere on the web. View the policy on the “About Us” page.
Our network of suppliers around the world gives us the bulk buying power to offer you the best and cheapest rates. Additionally, on the site’s home page you can find special offers and mystery deals to keep costs down even more.
What to do in Christchurch
Your car hire from Christchurch Airport is the beginning of something wonderful, in the picture-postcard South Island. There are many possible directions to consider, and New Zealand’s safe and well-maintained roads can take you anywhere. But remember to stick to the posted speed limits and stay on the left-hand side of the road!
To the north, the highlight is the Marlborough wine region and the beautiful rugged coastline which forms Marlborough Sounds and Abel Tasman National Park. Nelson is the biggest city north of Christchurch and is known as a sunny and friendly centre, serving as a hub for outdoor activities in the area.
To the south in your Christchurch Airport car hire, the famous lakeside Queenstown sits in a cradle of stunning mountain ranges. The ‘Adventure Capital of the World' and a charming tourist town, it makes a great destination for any visitor. Also in this direction is the jaw-dropping Fiordland National Park where you can take a boat tour on Milford Sound, and the student city of Dunedin. It’s here where you’ll find the Scottish spirit alive and well.
Head west out of Christchurch in your car hire to cross the main divide, the Southern Alps. The scenery is out of this world, while on the other side it gets even better. The wild west coast is desolate and provocative, home to empty, driftwood-strewn beaches, braided rivers and natural attractions - including two glaciers and the famous Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki.
Hire a car from Christchurch Airport and start your journey with Airport Rentals!
After the devastating earthquake of 2011, Christchurch has been hard at work reinventing itself - and far from being defeated by the catastrophe, the city is now more vibrant than ever before. The natural resourcefulness and ingenuity of its inhabitants has shone through to make this a truly unique city. To make sure you can experience it properly (and can use Christchurch as a launching point for your South Island exploration) we’ve got all the information you need on your Christchurch Airport car hire options in and around Christchurch Airport.
On Airport Rental Brands
Avis Car Rental can be found in the terminal building of Christchurch Airport, Dury Road, Christchurch, 8053. From Compact models that will save you a bundle to Premium vans for hire that will transport the whole family in comfort, there’s plenty in this fleet of late model vehicles for you to choose from.
Budget Car Rental is situated within the terminal building of Christchurch Airport, Dury Road, Christchurch, 8053. Pick up a car hire and choose either an Economy or Compact model for a great bargain or go big with a Premium SUV - these are only a few of the choices available to you with Budget.
Hertz Car Rental is located inside the terminal building of Christchurch Airport, Dury Road, Christchurch, 8053. An Economy model for hire is the smart choice if you’re looking to save a buck or two, while a Prestige Hybrid Lexus will make you look stylish and eco-conscious. Hertz provides you with plenty of options.
Look for Europcar Rental in the terminal building of Christchurch Airport, Dury Road, Christchurch, 8053. Their fleet of late model vehicles is the newest in New Zealand, averaging just 11 weeks old. While the fleet includes the standard Economy, Compact and Intermediate car models for hire from Christchurch Airport, there’s also a limited amount of special options like a Mini Cooper, a Mitsubishi Outlander with bike carriers attached or a SatNav equipped BMW.
Thrifty Car Rental is situated inside the terminal building of Christchurch Airport, Dury Road, Christchurch, 8053. Their late model fleet includes rental favourites like Economy options for car hire, Compact cars, and Mid to Full Size sedans.
Keep an eye out for Bliss Car Rental in the terminal building of Christchurch Airport, Dury Road, Christchurch, 8053. They offer Thrifty cars but at special rates that are exclusive to AirportRentals.com.
Keddy Car Rental can be found at the Europcar desk. They offer Europcar vehicles for hire from Christchurch Airport but depending on when you choose to travel the rates can be among the best on the market. Definitely a brand to keep an eye on.
AutoEurope Rental is usually based with Thrifty or Europcar, but this is another brand that can offer amazing deals for hire, depending on when you’re travelling.
Apollo Car Rental can be found at the Hertz counter - Apollo offers Hertz cars but on different terms. It’s worth checking up on Apollo’s rates because at some times of the year they have brilliant bargains on offer for car hire at Christchurch Airport.
Ezi Car Rental is located in the terminal building at Christchurch Airport, Dury Road, Christchurch, 8053. From Super Saver to People Mover, Ezi Rental provides a generous selection of vehicles at prices available for hire that are often the lowest in the business.
Look for Firefly Car Rental in the terminal building at Christchurch Airport, Dury Road, Christchurch, 8053. Firefly cars are serviced by Hertz, and can often be a great hire choice depending on the time of year.
Off Airport Rental Brands
GO Rentals is situated only three minutes from Christchurch Airport, on Ivan Crescent. Jump aboard the complimentary GO transfer bus and you’ll be dropped off directly at your Christchurch Airport car hire pick up location. GO has great deals on Economy options, plus vans and wagons if you’re bringing a crowd.
Omega Rental is just five minutes drive away from Christchurch Airport, on Export Avenue. You can catch a complimentary shuttle from the airport to your car hire pick up location. With a mix of both old and new vehicles, Omega can offer amazing deals so keep an eye on this brand.
Big Value Rental is serviced by Omega, and operates from their depot. This is often the cheapest car hire brand of all of them, and is exclusive to AirportRentals.com.
Drive NZ Rental can be found near Christchurch Airport - you can catch a complimentary shuttle from the airport terminal to their car hire depot. From fuel efficient economy models to sporty little numbers and hefty 4WDs, Drive NZ has a whole lot of options for you to choose from.
Jucy Rentals is located just a few minutes drive from Christchurch Airport, on Wairakei Road. Their complimentary purple and green shuttle can take you from the airport terminal right to their campervan and car hire depot. Their fleet has a little something for just about everyone and features a mix of both older and late model vehicles.
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