Car Hire in Christchurch
Things you may need to know when booking a hire car in Christchurch
Christchurch car hire is still available. However, you can only collect your rental car from the Christchurch Airport until further notice as they rebuild after the 2011 earthquakes. Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Europcar and Hertz have moved their fleet to the airport location. You can still compare and save on a Christchurch Airport hire car with VroomVroomVroom and make your way to the airport to collect your hire car.
Christchurch is still a gateway to the South Island of New Zealand and therefore it is still a great option to hire a car when you land at the Christchurch Airport and begin your driving experience.
Although there are no suppliers using city depots at present, we envisage that the suppliers will move back into the city in the future. For now, simply choose to collect a car from the airport.
- You must keep on the left hand side of the road
- If visiting for a short time and planning on driving you must have either an international drivers license or a certified English translation of current license
- Urban Speed Limit is 50km per hour
- Seatbelts are a legal requirement for all passengers and may incur a fine if caught without one.
Baby & Child SeatsAll children under the age of 5 must be properly restrained in an approved child safety seat. Rear Facing, Forward facing and booster seats are available to hire with your rental.
To arrange this please contact VroomVroomVroom customer service and we will happily arrange this service for you. Please note that car seats are limited so it is best to book early with particular priority for the school holidays.
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Must see/experience annual events while you stay or pass through Christchurch
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