Christchurch car rentals

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Christchurch car rental information

Pick-up locationChristchurch
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Rental locations80
Airport locations58

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Christchurch

  • A city that is uniquely blossoming with resurgence following devastating earthquakes in 2011, Christchurch is bustling with energy and is going through a process of identity redevelopment. Renting a car will not only give you the best scope to explore the combination of heritage buildings, reconstructions, and modern skylines that line the Christchurch streets, it will also open up your access to the Waimakariri River and Southern Alps. The freedom to go where you want and when you want cannot be undervalued, especially considering the world class skiing location, Mt. Hutt, is only a 90-minute drive from town.
  • Christchurch International Airport is located 12 km (7 miles) northwest of the downtown district. After viewing the best available deals on the market with KAYAK, reserve your hire car and make arrival on the South Island a seamless transition. Major hire companies such as Avis, Budget, Europcar, and Hertz have counters located within the International Arrivals Hall.
  • For a start, you’ll have to adjust to driving on the left hand side of the road. If you haven’t done this before, don’t fret -- your brain has a way of adjusting naturally following a few confusing minutes at the start. If you are planning a trip to the Southern Alps, be sure to check the local weather reports and road conditions before you leave.
  • Traffic in Christchurch is a cakewalk compared to some major cities across the world. You can expect increased congestion between 4:30 pm and 6 pm; however, traffic continues to flow and you will be able to reach anywhere in the city with relative ease. During the peak snowfall period (from June to August) you can expect some delays on Highway 73 as people flock towards Mt. Hutt.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Christchurch for ₪154 or less
  • Book your rental car in Christchurch at least 7 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Christchurch are around 37% cheaper than other car types, on average

Christchurch car rental experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travelers who rented a car in Christchurch 
PamelaJan 2024
Take back roads to get used to driving on other side of car if that’s applicable to you. Otherwise, Christchurch was great to drive in !
GregoryFeb 2024
Gas is pricey(2.80 NZD/Liter). Not as difficult as expected driving on the left. Roads are narrow and you have a large number if 1 lane bridges in the rural areas of the South Island

FAQs about renting a car in Christchurch

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Christchurch?

    If you would like a small economical car to minimize emissions and fuel consumption, consider getting a Toyota Yaris or Volkswagen Polo. These cars are also ideally suited to inner-city driving, their smaller size helping you navigate tight parking spots. If you would prefer a car with more space and power, a Mazda6 or Toyota Corolla Wagon will suit your needs.

  • What’s the speed limit in Christchurch?

    Unless otherwise indicated, the speed limit of urban traffic areas is 50 km/h (31 mph). Once outside urban areas and on highways or rural roads, the maximum speed is 100km/h (62 mph). Keep a careful eye on your speedometer as to avoid fines, since speed cameras operate in Christchurch and can add an unwanted expense and issue to your travel.

  • Where are the best places to park in Christchurch?

    Parking spots in the downtown district of Christchurch are plentiful and make life easy for those with a car. Christchurch City Council operates eight parking lots across the city, two of which (on Lichfield St. and Center of Contemporary Art) have free parking for the first hour. Consider parking with a conscience at Gap Filler, an urban regeneration enterprise which provides spaces on the corner of Lichfield and Manchester streets, where all revenue goes toward redevelopment projects in central Christchurch.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Christchurch?

    On average a rental car in Christchurch costs ₪163 per day.

  • How much is gas price in Christchurch?

    The average gas price in Christchurch is ₪24.46 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪293 and ₪391, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Christchurch?

    Economy (Class Economy Car or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Christchurch.

  • Which car rental companies are at Christchurch airport (CHC)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Christchurch airport include EZU Car Rental, Bargain Rental Cars, Mode Car & Camper Rentals and Apex.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Christchurch airport (CHC)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Christchurch airport to off-airport locations include EZU Car Rental, and Hitch Car Rentals.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Christchurch?

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

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Christchurch?

    An Economy car rental in Christchurch costs ₪146 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car rental cost in Christchurch?

    A Full Size car rental in Christchurch costs ₪236 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Christchurch?

    A Mini car rental in Christchurch costs ₪384 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Christchurch?

    In Christchurch, cars are most frequently rented at Bargain Rental Cars Christchurch Airport: 6 Sir Keith Park Place, Harewood, Christchurch 805 (9 km from city center ).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Christchurch?

    On average a rental car in Christchurch costs ₪1,138 per week (₪163 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Christchurch?

    On average a rental car in Christchurch costs ₪4,879 per month (₪163 per day).

Christchurch car rental reviews and directory

Dollar

10.0

Wonderful

1 review
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

3 locations in Christchurch

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Locations in Christchurch

150 Kilmore St

+64 800 243 789

Monday14:00 - 17:0008:30 - 11:30
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Wednesday08:30 - 11:3014:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:30 - 11:3014:00 - 17:00
Friday14:00 - 17:0008:30 - 11:30
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3/3 Pukaki Road Yaldhurst

+64 27 808 6501

Monday07:30 - 22:00
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30 Durey Rd

+64 800 243 789

Monday00:00 - 01:0007:00 - 23:59
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Bargain Rental Cars

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Christchurch

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Locations in Christchurch

213 Main South Road, Hornby, Christchurch

+64 3 358 9342

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Sunday08:30 - 11:30
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Christchurch Airport: 6 Sir Keith Park Place, Harewood, Christchurch 805

+64 800 001 110

Monday06:00 - 20:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2022

KAYAK
BargainRentals sent the request for online document submission to Kayak rather to me direct

1 out of 1

Rental Cars 247

10.0

Wonderful

3 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

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10.0

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10.0

One location in Christchurch

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7/25 Logistics Drive, Harewood, Christchurch

+64 3 662 9026

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10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2023

KAYAK
all good

1 out of 1

Yesaway

10.0

Wonderful

4 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Christchurch

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Locations in Christchurch

153 Orchard Road, Harewood, Christchurch, New Zealand

+64 3 358 5740

Monday18:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:0008:01 - 17:59
Tuesday08:01 - 17:5918:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Wednesday00:00 - 01:0018:00 - 23:5908:01 - 17:59
Thursday00:00 - 01:0008:01 - 17:5918:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

May 2022

KAYAK
When we first arrived at the airport and made a phone call as per instructions no one picked up the phone call for four attempts which was rather a disconcerting when it was wet and cold and midnight. More explicit instructions about pick up point would have been helpful

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2022

KAYAK
Friendly staff on pick up and drop off

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2022

KAYAK
Picked me up at the airport. Great customer service. Clean reliable car

1 out of 1

Avis

9.6

Wonderful

28 reviews

Cleanliness

9.8

Comfort

9.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.9

Value for money

9.2

3 locations in Christchurch

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150 Kilmore St

+64 3 930 6103

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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78 Orchard Road

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Terminal Building

+64 3 358 9661

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10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Really efficient, I liked how helpful the staff were and that they had most of the check in items digitized!

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Can't get better than that. Everything was smooth from beginning to end. Both the initial rental and return process went quickly as well and the car itself was great.

9.2 Wonderful

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was very new, comfortable and clean.

Cons:

The drop off process was unclear.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy, convenient, good car.

Cons:

Nothing.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick 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.

Cons:

Nothing.

8.0 Very good

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Did not have an opportunity to add my Wizard number (loyalty program) during purchase online.

1 out of 5

Sixt

9.5

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

9.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.5

Value for money

9.5

One location in Christchurch

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Ground Floor, Airport Terminal

+64 3 666 0026

Monday07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday07:30 - 22:00
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Alamo

9.1

Wonderful

4 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

9.5

One location in Christchurch

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Locations in Christchurch

Christchurch Airport

+64 3 358 6554

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

friendly staff, brand new car, all around good.

6.4 Okay

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

No Issues with rental at all, rather incompetent kayak. Couldn’t be bother to update pick up and drop off address.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Good customer service

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2021

KAYAK
Trouble frree vehicle nice and roomy for all our luggage. The staff at both pickup and drop off were very helpful and friendly. Would definitely use this firm again.

1 out of 2

Budget

8.6

Very good

18 reviews

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

9.0

3 locations in Christchurch

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150 Kilmore St

+64 3 930 6102

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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78 Orchard Road

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
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Friday08:00 - 18:00
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Terminal Building

+64 3 357 0231

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6.0 Okay

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Car was it ready at pickup. Waited over an hour. Everything else was very good

6.0 Okay

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

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 Very good

May 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

More trouble trying to drop car off because of the system want to charge us more than quoted

2.0 Poor

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

We did not like anything but the online booking process. The rest was painful.

Cons:

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 Good

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

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.

Cons:

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 Wonderful

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I 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

1 out of 3

Ace Rental Cars

8.2

Very good

7 reviews

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

8.0

One location in Christchurch

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Abros Place

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10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Upgrade awesome thanks Easy modern car collection Very impressed

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Very friendly and helpful staff

8.0 Very good

Mar 2023

KAYAK
great little car, yarris crossover, easy to hire. Friendly staff but they would not take us to our motel instead of the airport the day we returned it............about the same distance, that's the only criticism we have.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2023

KAYAK
Loved the car, what a great little unit - easy and fun to drive and so economical on petrol! Great customer service too. Very happy with how the whole process went and will use the same company again in future.

4.0 Mediocre

Feb 2023

KAYAK
I had to go back in 3 times b4 leaving with the rental. It would have been really easy for them to give me all information 1st time. I'm also still waiting on my $200 bond back and when I dropped it off a guy met me outside and told everything was fine away I go and tht the bond would be redirected to me. I found this procedure very strange.

8.0 Very good

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Good service and good value for money.

1 out of 2

Apex

8.1

Very good

6 reviews

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

8.1

2 locations in Christchurch

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Locations in Christchurch

150 Kilmore Street Christchurch Central

+64 3363 3001

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28 Ron Guthrie Road, Christchurch Airport

+64 3357 4536

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8.0 Very good

Mar 2023

KAYAK
Everything was fine.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2023

KAYAK
Allowed for an early pick-up of the car. Car was spacious and clean.

8.0 Very good

Jul 2022

KAYAK
Staff at CHC were not very friendly and patient.

1 out of 1

Hertz

8.1

Very good

17 reviews

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

8.5

2 locations in Christchurch

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150 Kilmore St

+64 3 365 2195

Monday14:00 - 17:0008:30 - 11:30
Tuesday08:30 - 11:3014:00 - 17:00
Wednesday14:00 - 17:0008:30 - 11:30
Thursday08:30 - 11:3014:00 - 17:00
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30 Durey Rd

+64 3 358 6730

Monday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Tuesday00:00 - 01:0007:00 - 23:59
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Thursday00:00 - 01:0007:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Automatic mid size SUV. Good Bluetooth

Cons:

Nothing

9.6 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice relatively new vehicle that performed well for us.

Cons:

cigarette smoke smell :(

9.2 Wonderful

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

This 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.

Cons:

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 Poor

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

My car was mechanically sound, the reservation, purchase process was easy.

Cons:

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 Wonderful

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Free Upgrade Available Wi-Fi Hotspot rental Service at 11pm

6.0 Okay

Apr 2023

KAYAK
Staff were great. Sadly we chose a vehicle that wasn't really suited to our needs. Our mistake, not Hertz.

1 out of 4

Thrifty

8.0

Very good

4 reviews

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.3

Value for money

8.0

3 locations in Christchurch

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150 Kilmore St

+64 800 737 070

Monday08:30 - 11:3014:00 - 17:00
Tuesday14:00 - 17:0008:30 - 11:30
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Thursday14:00 - 17:0008:30 - 11:30
Friday14:00 - 17:0008:30 - 11:30
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30 Durey Rd

+64 800 737 070

Monday00:00 - 01:0007:00 - 23:59
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Christchurch Ap

+64 3 353 1940

Monday07:30 - 22:00
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2.0 Poor

Dec 2022

KAYAK
The warrant of Fittness was expired on the vehicle

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Friendly staff at the counter. Efficient process to get the paperwork completed Nice modern car

1 out of 1

JUCY

7.6

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

7.2

One location in Christchurch

Locations in Christchurch

157 Orchard Road

+64 9 929 2462

Monday08:30 - 11:30
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2.0 Poor

Mar 2023

KAYAK
Availability for pick up of cars

8.0 Very good

Jan 2023

KAYAK
The car was what we expected for what it was. We had an early flight, so when dropping off at the chch office it wasn’t open at 6am (fair enough) but instead of offering a taxi number on the building to get to the airport maybe 1 or 2 designated spots at the airport could be a nice option. 1800-0900, otherwise drop at the office.

Snap Rentals

6.6

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

7.3

One location in Christchurch

Locations in Christchurch

170, Orchard Road

+64 3358 8630

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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8.0 Very good

Dec 2023

KAYAK
I didn' get the car I requested and paid for, Toyota Aqua Hybrid but the smaller Toyota Yaris Hybrid,which was not suitable for touring for the two week hire. Lacked comfort and road holding, I couldn't maintain road speed often letting others pass, breaking on steep decent was poor and with low gear engaged engine was hemoraging at 30kph.(vehicle only has drive and low) On a previous rental,in Cairns, a similar thing happened when I was given a smaller inferior vehicle. Not likely to return.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2023

KAYAK
Great clean car with low kms. Staff friendly and efficient

2.0 Poor

Dec 2022

KAYAK
The car was very old with stains on the interior and a strange smell. The drop-off location provided was completely inaccurate, as was the included phone number which risked further delay in getting to my flight. On drop-off, they found a very tiny little nick in the windshield and insisted I stay longer to fill out a long form. They have a policy where they take out an additional $2000 from the credit card at the time of the rental so you can't easily challenge their charges later from out of the country, which feels predatory.

Economy Rent a Car

4.0

Mediocre

1 review

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

4.0

One location in Christchurch

Locations in Christchurch

Christchurch Airport

+64 9 303 3912

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2.0 Poor

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. Services were not rendered.

Cons:

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.

Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.0

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Christchurch

Locations in Christchurch

11-15 Logistics Drive, Harewood

+64 3595 1828

Monday08:30 - 11:30
Tuesday08:30 - 11:30
Wednesday08:30 - 11:30
Thursday08:30 - 11:30
Friday08:30 - 11:30
Saturday08:30 - 11:30
Sunday08:30 - 11:30

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Christchurch

Locations in Christchurch

30 Durey Rd

+64 3 358 6554

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00

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Mode Car & Camper Rentals

9.5

Wonderful

No reviews available

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

9.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.5

Value for money

9.0

One location in Christchurch

from ₪171/day

Locations in Christchurch

Unit 1, 3 PUKAKI ROAD

+64 800 247 727

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EZU Car Rental

8.7

Very good

No reviews available

Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.7

Value for money

9.2

One location in Christchurch

from ₪171/day

Locations in Christchurch

Christchurch Airport

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Europcar

8.0

Very good

No reviews available

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.1

Value for money

7.5

One location in Christchurch

Locations in Christchurch

Christchurch International Terminal

+64 3 357 9202

Opening times not available

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AeroDrive

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

One location in Christchurch

Locations in Christchurch

30 Durey Rd, Airport

+64 3666 0026

Monday00:00 - 01:0005:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Wednesday00:00 - 01:0005:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 01:0005:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Saturday05:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Sunday00:00 - 01:0005:00 - 23:59

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GO Rent A Car

9.2

Wonderful

No reviews available

One location in Christchurch

Locations in Christchurch

Christchurch airport

+64 508 246 784

Opening times not available

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Firefly

8.0

Very good

No reviews available

2 locations in Christchurch

Locations in Christchurch

150 Kilmore St

Opening times not available

Christchurch Apt

+64 3358 6730

Monday00:00 - 01:0005:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Wednesday00:00 - 01:0005:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 01:0005:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Saturday00:00 - 01:0005:00 - 23:59
Sunday05:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00

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New Zealand Discount Car Rentals

8.0

Very good

No reviews available

One location in Christchurch

Locations in Christchurch

153 Orchard Road, Harewood

+64 3357 8919

Monday08:25 - 17:30
Tuesday08:25 - 17:30
Wednesday08:25 - 17:30
Thursday08:25 - 17:30
Friday08:25 - 17:30
Saturday08:25 - 17:30
Sunday08:25 - 17:30

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Yes Rentals

7.8

Good

No reviews available

One location in Christchurch

Locations in Christchurch

Unit 9, 41 Sir William pickering Drive, Burnside, Christchurch, New Zealand

+64 275 696 999

Monday08:30 - 11:30
Tuesday08:30 - 11:30
Wednesday08:30 - 11:30
Thursday08:30 - 11:30
Friday08:30 - 11:30
Saturday08:30 - 11:30
Sunday08:30 - 11:30

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keddy by Europcar

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Christchurch

Locations in Christchurch

Christchurch International Terminal

+64 3357 9202

Opening times not available

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NU Car

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Christchurch

Locations in Christchurch

189 Blenheim Rd

+64 800 800 317

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 16:00

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Bargain Car Rentals

8.3

Very good

No reviews available

3 locations in Christchurch

Locations in Christchurch

213 Main South Road, Hornby, Christchurch

+64 3358 9342

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:30 - 11:30

515 Moorhouse Ave

+64 800 566 701

Opening times not available

Christchurch Airport

Opening times not available

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Garenta

8.2

Very good

No reviews available

One location in Christchurch

Locations in Christchurch

GO Rentals - Christchurch Airport

+64 3358 4051

Opening times not available

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Fox

5.5

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Christchurch

Locations in Christchurch

791 Wairakei Road

Opening times not available

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No reviews available

Goldcar Rental SP

5.5

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Christchurch

Locations in Christchurch

73 Orchard Rd., Harewood

Opening times not available

Filters

No reviews available

SURPRICE CAR RENTAL

5.3

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Christchurch

Locations in Christchurch

5 Ivan Jamieson Pl, Airport

+64 3666 0026

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

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Right Cars

5.2

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Christchurch

Locations in Christchurch

Christchurch Airport

+64 273 628 768

Opening times not available

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CarWiz

3.7

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Christchurch

Locations in Christchurch<