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New Regent Street in the centre of Christchurch, with outdoor cafes and a tram route running through it.

The easiest way to book rental cars in Christchurch

4.8 
From 85,375 total reviews
3,948,830
Customers & counting
2001
Trusted since

Great value rental cars from Christchurch’s most trusted car hire providers

  • Apex
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Dollar
  • Ezi
  • Go Rentals
  • Hertz
  • Thrifty

Car rental rates in Christchurch / Ōtautahi

The largest city on New Zealand’s South Island, Christchurch / Ōtautahi sits midway down the east coast of the island, roughly four and a half hours to the north of Dunedin / Ōtepoti and four hours to the south of Blenheim / Waiharakeke. A popular tourist destination, the city is within easy reach of New Zealand’s beautiful ski fields and Southern Alps.


Getting on the road in Christchurch is easy with VroomVroomVroom. By using our easy to use search to find a competitive car hire rate from our selection of well respected car hire provider, you can book your car in as little as a couple of minutes.

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Compact CarApex

From NZD $45/day

for 29 May - 03 Jun 2024
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Intermediate CarApex

From NZD $46/day

for 29 May - 03 Jun 2024
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Economy CarGo Rentals

From NZD $50/day

for 29 May - 03 Jun 2024
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Compact SUVApex

From NZD $51/day

for 29 May - 03 Jun 2024
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Intermediate SUVApex

From NZD $60/day

for 29 May - 03 Jun 2024
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Compact CrossoverGo Rentals

From NZD $62/day

for 29 May - 03 Jun 2024

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Rental rate prices displayed are NZD and were available in response to a search at 12:01 am on May 26, 2024 by an Australian resident aged between 30 and 69 years old, for the specified travel dates, with a pickup and return time of 10:00 am. Rates and vehicle availability may change without notice. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates. Rates include all mandatory fees for the rental and exclude credit card surcharges and extras.

Rates are in NZD and were last updated on 26 May, 2024

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Here’s what VroomVroomVroom customers think

Our overall rating
  • 07 Apr 2024

    Good easy comparisons between providers

    michael c.
    Booked: Toyota Rav4 4w.d. or similar
    Christchurch City
    Toyota Rav4 4w.d. or similar
  • 13 Jan 2024

    Easy to book

    leah b.
    Booked: Mitsubishi ASX or similar
    Christchurch City
    Mitsubishi ASX or similar
  • 24 Feb 2024

    easy

    edward l.
    Booked: Toyota Corolla Hatch or similar
    Dunedin Airport
    Toyota Corolla Hatch or similar
  • 02 Apr 2024

    Great that there is no payment required and can cancel if needed

    debbie k.
    Booked: Toyota Corolla Hatch or similar
    Auckland Airport
    Toyota Corolla Hatch or similar
  • 20 May 2024

    Excellent phone help

    alyson m.
    Booked: Suzuki Swift or similar
    Palmerston North Airport
    Suzuki Swift or similar
  • 10 May 2024

    easy to use, cheaper than booking directly

    marvin w.
    Booked: Hyundai iMax or similar
    Auckland
    Hyundai iMax or similar
  • 25 Mar 2024

    Great to have comparisons and very easy to book. No fuss,

    ana p.
    Booked: Toyota Rav4 4w.d. or similar
    Wellington City
    Toyota Rav4 4w.d. or similar
  • 21 Apr 2024

    Easy to find what I need and quick response.

    francisco v.
    Booked: Hyundai Imax or similar
    Auckland Airport
    Hyundai Imax or similar
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Quick facts on hiring a car in Christchurch

🚗 Vehicle typesCar, Crossover, Passenger Van, SUV, Sport and Ute.
🔑 No. of depotsEight car rental depots in Christchurch.
✅ Rental brandsApex, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Ezi, Go Rentals, Hertz and Thrifty.

Christchurch daily rate data

Price range over the past 12 months for a small car

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

26 May

$56

$93

Mon

27 May

$54

$189

Tue

28 May

$54

$141

Wed

29 May

$45

$238

Thu

30 May

$54

$141

Fri

31 May

$45

$72

Sat

01 Jun

$54

$131

Price range over the past 12 months for a medium car

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

26 May

$58

$98

Mon

27 May

$56

$194

Tue

28 May

$56

$146

Wed

29 May

$46

$208

Thu

30 May

$56

$146

Fri

31 May

$46

$87

Sat

01 Jun

$56

$140

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

26 May

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Mon

27 May

$78

$78

Tue

28 May

$78

$78

Wed

29 May

$78

$181

Thu

30 May

$76

$76

Fri

31 May

$69

$69

Sat

01 Jun

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Price range over the past 12 months for a small SUV

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

26 May

$67

$156

Mon

27 May

$62

$200

Tue

28 May

$62

$156

Wed

29 May

$51

$264

Thu

30 May

$62

$156

Fri

31 May

$51

$156

Sat

01 Jun

$62

$156

Price range over the past 12 months for a medium SUV

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

26 May

$84

$105

Mon

27 May

$72

$339

Tue

28 May

$72

$339

Wed

29 May

$60

$339

Thu

30 May

$72

$339

Fri

31 May

$60

$102

Sat

01 Jun

$72

$151

Price range over the past 12 months for a large SUV

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

26 May

$94

$189

Mon

27 May

$93

$189

Tue

28 May

$93

$189

Wed

29 May

$77

$379

Thu

30 May

$93

$379

Fri

31 May

$77

$341

Sat

01 Jun

$93

$189

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

26 May

$194

$209

Mon

27 May

$194

$375

Tue

28 May

$194

$417

Wed

29 May

$181

$417

Thu

30 May

$194

$417

Fri

31 May

$181

$375

Sat

01 Jun

$194

$209

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

26 May

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Mon

27 May

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Tue

28 May

$149

$149

Wed

29 May

$132

$151

Thu

30 May

$152

$152

Fri

31 May

$132

$154

Sat

01 Jun

$152

$152

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

26 May

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Mon

27 May

$75

$145

Tue

28 May

$75

$158

Wed

29 May

$75

$276

Thu

30 May

$74

$139

Fri

31 May

$74

$76

Sat

01 Jun

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

26 May

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Mon

27 May

$276

$276

Tue

28 May

$276

$329

Wed

29 May

$276

$329

Thu

30 May

$270

$329

Fri

31 May

$270

$329

Sat

01 Jun

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

26 May

$160

$270

Mon

27 May

$157

$270

Tue

28 May

$157

$270

Wed

29 May

$140

$270

Thu

30 May

$162

$270

Fri

31 May

$140

$270

Sat

01 Jun

$162

$270

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

26 May

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Mon

27 May

$116

$457

Tue

28 May

$116

$457

Wed

29 May

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Thu

30 May

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Fri

31 May

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Sat

01 Jun

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

26 May

$123

$210

Mon

27 May

$123

$210

Tue

28 May

$123

$210

Wed

29 May

$107

$226

Thu

30 May

$123

$210

Fri

31 May

$104

$210

Sat

01 Jun

$120

$210

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Historical daily rate pricing information is data from actual bookings made using our search engine in the previous 12 months.

Next 7 days rates are obtained from searches in our reservation system for a 3 day rental duration, by an Australian resident aged between 30 and 69 years old, with a pickup and return time of 10:00 am on the indicated pick up date. Rates and vehicle availability may change without notice.

Prices are in NZD and include all mandatory fees for the rental and exclude credit card surcharges and extras.

While we make reasonable efforts to provide accurate and reliable data, the data is provided ‘as is’ and errors or other defects may occur. For more information, click here: Terms and Conditions.

Rates are in NZD and were last updated on 26 May, 2024

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Car rental depots in Christchurch

Car hire depots in Christchurch are marked on the map below.

Opening hours are provided by the depots and are subject to change.
  • Apex Christchurch City

    150 Kilmore Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch SI, 8011

    Today •8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    monday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    tuesday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    wednesday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    thursday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    friday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    saturday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    sunday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    4.65 • 4 ratings

    5

    Service

    5

    Information

    5

    Accessibility

    4

    Vehicle

    5

    Presentation

  • Avis Christchurch City

    150 Kilmore St, Christchurch SI, 8013

    Today •8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    monday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    tuesday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    wednesday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    thursday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    friday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    saturday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    sunday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    5.00 • 1 rating

    5

    Service

    5

    Information

    5

    Accessibility

    5

    Vehicle

    5

    Presentation

  • Budget Christchurch City

    150 Kilmore St, Christchurch SI, 8013

    Today •8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    monday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    tuesday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    wednesday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    thursday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    friday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    saturday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    sunday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    4.60 • 2 ratings

    5

    Service

    4

    Information

    5

    Accessibility

    5

    Vehicle

    5

    Presentation

  • Dollar Christchurch Downtown

    150 Kilmore St, Christchurch, Christchurch NI, 8013

    Today •Closed

    monday

    8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    tuesday

    8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    wednesday

    8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    thursday

    8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    friday

    8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    saturday

    Closed

    sunday

    Closed

  • Ezi Christchurch City

    150 Kilmore Street, Central City, Christchurch SI, 8013

    Today •Closed

    monday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    tuesday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    wednesday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    thursday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    friday

    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    saturday

    Closed

    sunday

    Closed

    4.60 • 4 ratings

    5

    Service

    5

    Information

    4

    Accessibility

    5

    Vehicle

    5

    Presentation

  • Go Rentals Christchurch Domestic Airport

    155 Orchard Road, Harewood, Christchurch SI, 8051

    Today •7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    monday

    7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    tuesday

    7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    wednesday

    7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    thursday

    7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    friday

    7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    saturday

    7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    sunday

    7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    4.30 • 4 ratings

    4

    Service

    4

    Information

    4

    Accessibility

    4

    Vehicle

    5

    Presentation

  • Hertz Christchurch Downtown

    150 Kilmore St, Christchurch, Christchurch NI, 8013

    Today •Closed

    monday

    8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    tuesday

    8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    wednesday

    8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    thursday

    8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    friday

    8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    saturday

    Closed

    sunday

    Closed

    4.80 • 1 rating

    5

    Service

    4

    Information

    5

    Accessibility

    5

    Vehicle

    5

    Presentation

  • Thrifty Christchurch Downtown

    150 Kilmore St, Christchurch, Christchurch NI, 8013

    Today •Closed

    monday

    8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    tuesday

    8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    wednesday

    8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    thursday

    8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    friday

    8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    saturday

    Closed

    sunday

    Closed

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Frequently asked questions

On hiring a car in Christchurch

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

    Prices start at NZD $45 per day for a Compact Car, up to NZD $417 per day for a Premium SUV. Get a live rate for your planned dates and desired vehicle in Christchurch.

  • How much does it cost to hire an Electric Car in Christchurch?

    If you prefer to plug your car in rather than fill it up, an Electric Car costs between NZD $74 and NZD $152 per day. Enter your car hire dates and find a live rate for your desired Electric Car in Christchurch.

  • How much does it cost to hire a Minivan or People Mover in Christchurch?

    If you’ve got a crowd, but don’t need something as large as a bus, then a 7-seater or 8-seater Minivan hire might be your best option. A Minivan costs between NZD $140 and NZD $329 per day. Check for a live rate by entering your desired car hire dates in Christchurch.

  • What is the highest-rated hire car in Christchurch?

    The highest-rated rental car in Christchurch is Toyota Rav4 2w.d. or similar, based on ratings by our customers within the last 12 months.

  • What is the highest-rated car hire provider in Christchurch?

    Avis is the highest-rated car hire provider in Christchurch, based on ratings by our customers.

  • Is it cheaper to book a weekly car rental in Christchurch?

    The per-day rates of some rental cars may fall if you book for a longer rental period. Prices often change around daily, three-day, five-day and seven-day periods. Also, note that the selection of rental cars available in Christchurch may be more limited if you are looking for a long-term car rental, so it’s best to compare a few different booking durations first.

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