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Car hire Christchurch Airport

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Car hire Christchurch Airport compares the prices of well-known car hire companies in New Zealand, including the following location: Christchurch Airport

Rental car options at Christchurch Airport

The following car rental companies received the highest ratings in Christchurch Airport. Compare the ratings and prices of these rental companies with a single search.

  • Enterprise

    8.6 (1605)
  • Hertz

    8.5 (5661)
  • Thrifty

    8.4 (4494)
  • Europcar

    8.3 (6678)
  • Alamo

    8.2 (7436)
  • National Car Rental

    8.2 (360)
  • Avis

    8.2 (4842)
  • Dollar Rent a Car

    7.9 (3605)
  • Sixt

    7.9 (2550)
  • Budget

    7.8 (8456)
  • Keddy By Europcar

    7.7 (2779)
  • Drive On Holidays

    7.4 (907)
  • FireFly Car Rental

    7 (3266)
  • Ace Rental Cars

    6.7 (12)

Car rental location Christchurch Airport

Location information for Christchurch Airport

First opened in 1953, Christchurch Airport (IATA) is New Zealand's main airport and serves as a good introduction to the country. One of the best things about flying into Christchurch Airport is that a number of leading car hire companies can be found here, making tracking down cheap car hire at Christchurch Airport effortless.

With just one terminal building, getting around Christchurch Airport couldn't be simpler. A second terminal is currently being built, and there are sometimes a large number of people in the terminal so it is best to allow plenty of time, especially when checking in. Generally speaking, you should arrive at least two hours in advance if travelling to another country (although three hours is often requested) and 40 minutes if travelling within New Zealand.

What it lacks in size Christchurch Airport makes up for in substance as there is an excellent range of facilities located onsite including shops, eateries and banking. Those who want to find cheap car hire at Christchurch Airport won't be disappointed either and there are plenty of great deals to be had.

With so many interesting destinations to explore in this part of the world, many people like to pick up a budget car rental at the airport and explore at their leisure. It is possible to pick up a great deal at one of the onsite car hire companies or book in advance and collect your choice of car when you arrive. It is also possible to leave by bus and taxi.

Practical information

  • Currency
    New Zealand dollar
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    100 km/h
  • Language
    English, Māori
  • Popular car category
  • Popular rental companies
    Ezi-Rent Car Hire

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by at this location
  • Enterprise
  • Hertz
  • Thrifty
  • Europcar
  • Alamo
  • National Car Rental
  • Avis
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Sixt
  • Budget
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Drive On Holidays
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • Ace Rental Cars