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Car Hire in Christchurch

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Popular car groups in Christchurch

Small, practical and easy to park, economy cars are ideal for driving through busy city streets. Check out these examples and compare prices:

  • Ford Focus - 5 Seats

    Ford Focus

    5 2
  • Fiat Panda - 4 Seats

    Fiat Panda

    4 2
  • Fiat 500 - 4 Seats

    Fiat 500

    4 2
  • Ford Fiesta - 5 Seats

    Ford Fiesta

    5 1 1

Top 3 locations in Christchurch

Christchurch Airport

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Christchurch Domestic Airport

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Christchurch Downtown

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Why rent a car in Christchurch with Rentalcars.com?

Our aim is to make hiring a car in Christchurch simple and stress-free — just as it should be. We deal with a wide range of car hire companies (including Avis, Budget and GO Rentals), so we can bring you exclusive prices and cheap rates all year round. And, if you do spot the same car from the same supplier at a better rate elsewhere, we will beat it. Whether you want a luxury car, a spacious people carrier or a nifty vehicle for city driving, you will find a great choice of cars on our site: just tell us when you need a car using the simple search form, and in seconds we will compare prices from all the different brands.

Top Tips

  • Rest adequately before you get behind the wheel and never drive if you are feeling tired (especially after a long-haul flight). Take a ten-minute break every hour when driving to remain alert behind the wheel.
  • In New Zealand they drive on the left. Therefore, the cars are right-hand drive which will require you to change gear with your left-hand. If you are unsure about this, then maybe consider choosing an automatic instead of a manual rental car.
  • Locations that may appear close together on a map can be quite far away due to difficult terrain and winding roads. When planning a journey, always ensure that you have enough fuel in your tank.

Which companies offer best value in Christchurch?

Look out for cars which come with a special offer, giving you additional drivers or the Collision Damage Waiver with no excess at no extra cost. Suppliers who often have offers like this include Thrifty and Ezi Car Rental. You can also see how each company compares in terms of customer satisfaction and value for money by viewing the ratings and reviews next to each listing. We show the feedback from previous customers because we believe in being impartial.

Thrifty car hire

8.65357/10

Budget car hire

8.59231/10

Hertz car hire

8.525/10

Avis car hire

8.43636/10

GO Rentals car hire

8.39/10

Day trips from Christchurch

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa: Less than two hours from Christchurch by car, this extensive thermal complex — set within an alpine environment — is the perfect location to unwind. Over half a million visitors come each year to relax in the thermal mineral, sulphur and freshwater pools known for their therapeutic benefits. With a spa offering a variety of invigorating beauty and massage treatments, as well as a children’s activity area, this award-winning attraction has something for everyone.

Akaroa: The stunning French and English settlement of Akaroa can be reached in approximately one hour when driving from Christchurch. This charming harbourside town attracts many visitors (particularly during the summer months) who come to take part in the activities on offer, or to simply relax and admire the colonial architecture. Nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano, the surrounding landscape is truly breathtaking and should not be missed.

Arthur’s Pass National Park: New Zealand is best known for beautiful scenery, and Arthur’s Pass National Park showcases some of the country’s best. This incredible landscape can be reached in approximately two hours when driving from Christchurch, and is well worth making the journey. The park includes many peaks over 2000 metres tall (the highest of which is 2,400 metres), and stunning U-shaped valleys carved from glaciers over hundreds of thousands of years.

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