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Car rental 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 - 5Seats

    Ford Focus

    5 2
  • Fiat Panda - 4Seats

    Fiat Panda

    4 2
  • Fiat 500 - 4Seats

    Fiat 500

    4 2
  • Ford Fiesta - 5Seats

    Ford Fiesta

    5 1 1

Going off the beaten track? Enjoy your adventure in a rugged 4x4 or SUV. Check out these examples and compare prices:

  • Toyota RAV4 - 5Seats

    Toyota RAV4

    5 3
  • Ford Escape - 5Seats

    Ford Escape

    5 3
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee - 5Seats

    Jeep Grand Cherokee

    5 3
  • Opel Mokka - 5Seats

    Opel Mokka

    5 3

Standard cars are big and comfortable – perfect for family holidays and long-distance driving. Check out these examples and compare prices:

  • Toyota Corolla - 5Seats

    Toyota Corolla

    5 2 1
  • Audi A3 - 5Seats

    Audi A3

    5 2 1
  • Hyundai Elantra - 5Seats

    Hyundai Elantra

    5 2 1
  • Ford Mondeo - 5Seats

    Ford Mondeo

    5 2 1

Travelling with a large group? We offer a wide range of 7, 9 and 12-seat people carriers and minivans. Here are some examples:

  • Dodge Grand Caravan - 7Seats

    Dodge Grand Caravan

    7 4
  • Volkswagen Touran - 5/7Seats

    Volkswagen Touran

    5/7 2/4
  • Opel Zafira - 5/7Seats

    Opel Zafira

    5/7 2/4
  • Ford Galaxy - 7Seats

    Ford Galaxy

    7 4

Estate cars have plenty of room for both people and luggage. Perfect for family holidays.  Check out these examples and compare prices:

  • Ford Focus Estate - 5Seats

    Ford Focus Estate

    5 3
  • Opel Astra Estate - 5Seats

    Opel Astra Estate

    5 3
  • Volkswagen Golf Estate - 5Seats

    Volkswagen Golf Estate

    5 3
  • Skoda Octavia Estate - 5Seats

    Skoda Octavia Estate

    5 3

Find the ideal convertible car for you - get a great car at a great price. Here are some examples:

  • Ford Mustang Convertible - 4Seats

    Ford Mustang Convertible

    4 2
  • Chrysler Sebring Cabrio - 4Seats

    Chrysler Sebring Cabrio

    4 2
  • Fiat 500 Cabrio - 4Seats

    Fiat 500 Cabrio

    4 2
  • Audi A3 cabrio - 4Seats

    Audi A3 cabrio

    4 2

Arrive at your destination in comfort and luxury – in a classy executive car. Here are some examples:

  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class - 5Seats

    Mercedes-Benz C-Class

    5 2 1
  • Chrysler 300 - 5Seats

    Chrysler 300

    5 2 1
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class - 5Seats

    Mercedes-Benz E-Class

    5 2 1
  • Nissan Maxima - 5Seats

    Nissan Maxima

    5 2 1

Top 3 locations in Christchurch

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Christchurch Domestic Airport

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Christchurch Domestic Airport

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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 rental

8.61481/10

Ezi Car Rental car rental

8.52857/10

GO Rentals car rental

8.4625/10

Budget car rental

8.375/10

Europcar car rental

8.33478/10

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.

Car rental in Christchurch

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