Christchurch car rentals

Christchurch car rentals

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Christchurch, New Zealand
5 Oct — 12 Oct
Same drop-off
Christchurch, New Zealand
Tue 05.10
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Tue 12.10
Noon
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Christchurch car rental information

Pick-up locationChristchurch
Rental locations63
Airport locations47

Christchurch car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Go Rentals
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Christchurch
Go Rentals
Locations in Christchurch
  • 10
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Rated #2
EZI
10 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Christchurch
EZI
Locations in Christchurch
  • 10
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  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
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10.0 Excellent2018 Mar 16
Best rental car I’ve had everService was great, Car was perfect (Toyota Highlander). Loved it!!
Rated #3
Enterprise
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Christchurch
Enterprise
Locations in Christchurch
  • 10
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Rated #4
Avis
9.6 Excellent (22 reviews)
3 locations in Christchurch
Avis
Locations in Christchurch
  • 9.8
  • 9.7
  • 9.7
  • 9.4
  • 9.2
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9.2 Excellent2019 Apr 18
The car was very new, comfortable and clean.The drop off process was unclear.
10.0 Excellent2019 Apr 09
Easy, convenient, good car.Nothing.
10.0 Excellent2018 Dec 28
Good prices, quality rentalsPick up was easy, everything was explained. The car was damage free and operated as exspected. It worked space wise for our luggage and was great in the rain.Nothing.
8.0 Excellent2017 Dec 10
Did not have an opportunity to add my Wizard number (loyalty program) during purchase online.
10.0 Excellent2017 Jun 26
Great experience!Easy access to vehicles from gate exit.
10.0 Excellent2017 May 09
Organized, efficient, not pushy on add-ones, very clean vehicle of low mileage with great extra safety features like lane sensorsnothing
9.6 Excellent2017 Apr 05
When we wanted to return at a different location in Christchurch, they were very nice. Highly recommend that you go with Avis and avoid any budget rental agencies in NZ!!everything was good
8.8 Excellent2017 Feb 12
pickup point too far from airport
10.0 Excellent2017 Jan 17
The customer service was topnotch! She really helped us out in a pinch when we found out our reservation pick up and drop off were not at the airport(s) like we were expecting.
10.0 Excellent2016 Dec 26
Helpful & efficient front desk assistanceWe liked the simplicity of the procedures & the fact that everything was according to what had been arranged.
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Rated #5
Hertz
8.9 Excellent (11 reviews)
2 locations in Christchurch
Hertz
Locations in Christchurch
  • 9.4
  • 9.2
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  • 8.5
  • 8.5
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10.0 Excellent2017 Mar 25
Excellent experienceAutomatic mid size SUV. Good BluetoothNothing
9.6 Excellent2017 Mar 15
Good quality vehicle and friendly serviceNice relatively new vehicle that performed well for us.cigarette smoke smell :(
9.2 Excellent2017 Feb 21
Nice carThis car was the perfect size to travel around with. It was large enough for our luggage but small enough that it was easy to park.Returning the car in Queens town was a little confusing because finding parking is extremely difficult. We were told they had a designated parking space but not until after we went to return the car. It isn't signed and just looks like the access for an alley.
3.6 Mediocre2017 Jan 01
Overpriced and inflexibleMy car was mechanically sound, the reservation, purchase process was easy.A poor value, and Hertz was difficult and inflexible. My Holden Captiva was a below-average car. Hertz charged $90 USD daily. Hertz also refused to accept my car at Queenstown vs. Christchurch when travel plans changed. Will try another agency next time.
10.0 Excellent2016 Dec 31
ServiceFree Upgrade Available Wi-Fi Hotspot rental Service at 11pm
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Rated #6
Budget
8.4 Excellent (14 reviews)
3 locations in Christchurch
Budget
Locations in Christchurch
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.2
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
6.0 Good2020 Feb 16
At pickup was informed Invercargil roads were all closed (which was untrue), so I may not be able to drop the car off at scheduled point, but if I made any changes to the dropoff location I would be charged extra by Budget. Very unhelpful, and very unfair to charge customers extra due to weather events outside of our control.
8.0 Excellent2018 May 06
More trouble trying to drop car off because of the system want to charge us more than quoted
2.0 Mediocre2017 Feb 27
Awful experience - rude, unhelpful desk person, noWe did not like anything but the online booking process. The rest was painful.Our flight came in late and we missed the pick up window. I emailed Budget to let them know, but this message didn't get through to the rental location. When we picked up our car, the woman was not very friendly and said we missed our window and it was given away. She said they had no cars left for us. She did not give us other options of where to rent or what to do in this situation. She did not show sympathy either. Do not rent from Budget. We went with Europcar in the end. They were nice and had a great car for us (and their counter was right next to the Budget one).
7.6 Good2017 Feb 24
The car was decent, ran fine and fulfilled our needs. It was nothing special or out of the ordinary, just a basic Toyota Corolla, but it did the job.We could've used some instructions on pickup and return - in a foreign country we didn't know if processes would all be the same. A little disappointed that the car was a Corolla when we booked "Camry or similar" since the Camry really is a significantly nicer car.
10.0 Excellent2017 Feb 03
Incredible customer serviceI left my cell phone in the vehicle and didn't notice until I was on the airplane. I called the Christchurch Budget office and explained the situation. Toni McLean, the Budget agent there, secured my phone and sent me instructions on how to get it back. She then processed the FedEx transaction and I received my phone without issue. This was awesome! Thanks Toni
9.2 Excellent2017 Jan 22
Car was great but had issues with pricing.The pick up and drop off were both easy and we were happy to be upgraded to a nicer car when we picked it up in Christchurch. We loved the car and found it to be clean, comfortable, and smooth throughout our 8-day rental.When we dropped the car off in Queenstown, we were shocked to find that our receipt said we were charged more than 2x as much as my reservation said we would be paying. We were in a rush and didn't notice this until after we left the lot, so we called the Queenstown Budget office. Luckily, they fixed the issue and we were charged the correct amount. But it does seem that the issue originated with the Christchurch Budget, so that's why I'm only giving an 'Okay' rating.
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Rated #7
Alamo
8.2 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Christchurch
Alamo
Locations in Christchurch
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10.0 Excellent2020 Feb 10
friendly staff, brand new car, all around good.
6.4 Good2019 Nov 01
No Issues with rental at all, rather incompetent kayak. Couldn’t be bother to update pick up and drop off address.
Rated #8
Europcar
7.2 Good (1 review)
1 location in Christchurch
Europcar
Locations in Christchurch
  • 8
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  • 4
  • 8
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Rated #9
Lucky Rentals New Zeland
6.8 Good (5 reviews)
1 location in Christchurch
Lucky Rentals New Zeland
Locations in Christchurch
  • 6.4
  • 5.6
  • 6.8
  • 7.6
  • 8
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6.0 Good2018 Mar 14
Excellent priced rental but at a priceVery affordable and did all we required.The condition of the car was very bad. Clean but mechanically very, very tired with multiple dings, scratches and broken and or missing parts. The suspension sounded like it was about fall apart, the air conditioner just blew out warm air after a while and overall, shoddy. For the price though, it did the job.
10.0 Excellent2018 Feb 20
Hitch Car Rentals were great to deal with!They made the pick up and drop off easy, they picked us up in the shuttle from christchurch and all the staff were lovely. The car was great to drive, we took it around the south island and had no issues. Would definitely use again.
2.0 Mediocre2018 Jan 17
I was duped into hiring a car which was 14 years old and had over 350,000 kms on it.
8.4 Excellent2017 Dec 03
Cant get any cheaper...these cars are a little rough on the outside, but they got us there and back without no headaches..... More then i can say with a very well known competitor who left us high and dry and didnt send out a tow truck till the next day only to bring us back to the airport. loosing a day and a half off our trip..
Rated #10
Economy Rent a Car
2 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Christchurch
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Christchurch
  • 2
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2.0 Mediocre2019 Jan 14
Worst Rental Car Experience of My LifeNothing. Services were not rendered.This rental was the worst customer service experience of my life. DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT BOOK WITH ECONOMY OR SCOTTIES. If I could give zero stars, I would. Kayak should drop this company immediately. While booking online, be warned, Economy serves as an umbrella company to many smaller companies in New Zealand. If you are unfortunate enough to have your reservation served by Scotties, be prepared for a terrible experience. In my case, after a flight arrival time change from 1000 to 1400, I called Scotties for a pickup (the only way to get picked up as they are not in the terminal and do not run a constant shuttle). After 2 calls and a 40 minute wait, the shuttle arrived and I was informed by the driver that my booking had been canceled (allegedly NZ law requires a company to only hold a reservation for 2 hours - other companies hold your car for 24 hrs), they had no additional cars available, they were sorry but they could not help me. There was no communication from the company that my reservation had been canceled despite them having access to my email, phone number, and the two phone calls I’d made upon arrival at the airport requesting to be picked up. Still in need of a car, I went online and booked a vehicle with Economy through Travelocity. My credit card was charged and I received a confirmation email at which point saw the company providing the car the was once again Scotties. I called again, now with a valid reservation in their required 2 hour window, and was told to wait 10-15 minutes, the shuttle was on the way. Again the shuttle arrived (35 minutes after the phone call) and again the shuttle driver refused to take me to their office stating that there had been a miscommunication and they did not have a car for me. I called the company back, (which was now the fourth long distance phone call for that day) they apologized for the inconvenience but offered no assistance or compensation for my time or troubles. I strongly recommend you never rent from “Economy” or Scotties. Their non-existent customer service is not worth the discounted prices for their vehicles. It’s a wonder a company like this stays in business. It’s quite obvious it’s terribly mismanaged and only makes me wonder the quality of the vehicles they rent to travelers. I most certainly will never book with them again and encourage others to do the same. There are several other options available that I highly recommend you explore. I ended up booking with Firefly, a partner company with Hertz and located in the terminal. Only slightly more expensive then Scotties, the car was ready as soon as I finished paying, the customer service was excellent, and there was no shuttle or long distance phone call required for pickup I emailed Scotties with a formal complaint and was answered with a shameful sarcastic response from Scott himself. They do not care the slightest bit about customer service. Avoid like the plage. Go elsewhere even if prices are higher.
Sunnycars
4 locations in Christchurch
Sunnycars
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Bargain Car Rentals
3 locations in Christchurch
Bargain Car Rentals
Locations in Christchurch
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Abell
2 locations in Christchurch
Abell
Locations in Christchurch
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Apex
2 locations in Christchurch
Apex
Locations in Christchurch
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Gold Car Rent a Car
2 locations in Christchurch
Gold Car Rent a Car
Locations in Christchurch
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Thrifty
2 locations in Christchurch
Thrifty
Locations in Christchurch
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Ace Rental Cars
1 location in Christchurch
Ace Rental Cars
Locations in Christchurch
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AeroDrive
1 location in Christchurch
AeroDrive
Locations in Christchurch
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AutoEurope
1 location in Christchurch
AutoEurope
Locations in Christchurch
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Discount Car & Truck Rentals
1 location in Christchurch
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Christchurch
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Dollar
1 location in Christchurch
Dollar
Locations in Christchurch
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Drive NZ
1 location in Christchurch
Drive NZ
Locations in Christchurch
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DriveCyprus
1 location in Christchurch
DriveCyprus
Locations in Christchurch
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EZU Car Rental
1 location in Christchurch
EZU Car Rental
Locations in Christchurch
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Firefly
1 location in Christchurch
Firefly
Locations in Christchurch
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Garenta
1 location in Christchurch
Garenta
Locations in Christchurch
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GO Rent A Car
1 location in Christchurch
GO Rent A Car
Locations in Christchurch
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Go Rental Car Hire
1 location in Christchurch
Go Rental Car Hire
Locations in Christchurch
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Goldcar Rental SP
1 location in Christchurch
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in Christchurch
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INTERRENT
1 location in Christchurch
INTERRENT
Locations in Christchurch
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JUCY
1 location in Christchurch
JUCY
Locations in Christchurch
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KEA Campervan rental-AU
1 location in Christchurch
KEA Campervan rental-AU
Locations in Christchurch
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Christchurch
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Christchurch
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Letz Rent a Car
1 location in Christchurch
Letz Rent a Car
Locations in Christchurch
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Lucky's Car Rental
1 location in Christchurch
Lucky's Car Rental
Locations in Christchurch
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Mode Car & Camper Rentals
1 location in Christchurch
Mode Car & Camper Rentals
Locations in Christchurch
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National
1 location in Christchurch
National
Locations in Christchurch
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New Zealand Discount Car Rentals
1 location in Christchurch
New Zealand Discount Car Rentals
Locations in Christchurch
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NU Car
1 location in Christchurch
NU Car
Locations in Christchurch
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Right Cars
1 location in Christchurch
Right Cars
Locations in Christchurch
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Routes Car & Truck Rentals
1 location in Christchurch
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Christchurch
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Scotties
1 location in Christchurch
Scotties
Locations in Christchurch
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Sixt
1 location in Christchurch
Sixt
Locations in Christchurch
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Snap Rentals
1 location in Christchurch
Snap Rentals
Locations in Christchurch
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SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
1 location in Christchurch
SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
Locations in Christchurch
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Yes Rent A Car
1 location in Christchurch
Yes Rent A Car
Locations in Christchurch
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Yes Rentals
1 location in Christchurch
Yes Rentals
Locations in Christchurch
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Yesaway
1 location in Christchurch
Yesaway
Locations in Christchurch
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59 travelers who rented a car in Christchurch gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.8

Car rental locations in or near Christchurch

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hitch Car Rentals

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

₪31/day

Good deal

₪31/day

When to book a rental car in Christchurch

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Car rental insurance in Christchurch

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Christchurch car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Christchurch.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car rental insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Christchurch car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Christchurch

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Christchurch for ₪31 or less
  • Book your rental car in Christchurch at least 5 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Christchurch are around 35% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Christchurch

  • On average a rental car in Christchurch costs ₪31 per day.

  • The average gas price in Christchurch is ₪21.38 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪257 and ₪342, depending on the car size.

  • Compact (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Christchurch.

  • The only car rental company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Christchurch airport to off-airport locations is Hitch Car Rentals.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Compact car rental in Christchurch costs ₪97 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Christchurch costs ₪156 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car rental in Christchurch costs ₪226 per day, on average.

  • On average a rental car in Christchurch costs ₪215 per week (₪31 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Christchurch costs ₪923 per month (₪31 per day).