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Get Great Local Rates on Car Hire in Christchurch


Search and compare the sharpest rental rates in Christchurch with VroomVroomVroom. We help find the ideal vehicle for your journey by comparing prices from a number of trusted car rental brands throughout New Zealand.

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Christchurch

Vehicle Classes​​​​Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Fullsize, Premium, Wagon/Estate, Van, SUV ​
Number of Depots​​4
Car Rental BrandsAvis, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty

Christchurch Airport Collection

For the convenience of getting straight in your rental from the plane, book your vehicle directly from Christchurch Airport with a broad selection of vehicles across nine car rental partners.

Top Rental Car Tips in Christchurch

Christchurch is the gateway to the natural wonders of the South Island, including Lake Tekapo, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, and Wanaka. Here are some of our top tips for exploring Christchurch and New Zealand:

1. Christchurch’s grid layout means you can get to most places in no more than 20 minutes, but traffic can be dense, so be sure to take your time and make the most of the city’s abundance of parking stations and car lots.

2. Be aware of Christchurch’s peak hour traffic periods and plan accordingly. These are typically on weekdays between 6:30am and 8:30am, and from 4:30pm to 5:30pm.

3. If you’re visiting from overseas, remember that you are required to drive on the left-hand side of the road in New Zealand.

4. The speed limit in built-up areas of the city is 50km/h, while most highways default at 100km/h. Always drive to the signposted speed limit and conditions of the road.

5. Make sure to fill up the tank prior to returning your vehicle; this will prevent additional refuelling fees from your car rental provider.

Frequently Asked Questions for Christchurch Car Hire

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

In June 2019, our customers paid between NZD $27 and NZD $89 per day for a hire car in Christchurch. Prices vary depending on vehicle type, time of year, and booking duration. For current rates in Christchurch, use our price comparison tool​​​​​.

What is the highest-rated rental car in Christchurch?

As per recent ratings by our customers, the highest-rated rental car in Queenstown is a Toyota Rav4, Hyundai Tuscon, Nissan Xtrail, or similar.

Who is the highest-rated rental car rental provider in Christchurch?

Thrifty is the highest-rated rental car rental provider in Christchurch according to recent ratings by our customers.

How far is Christchurch CBD from Christchurch Airport?

The drive from Christchurch Airport into the CBD takes around 20 minutes via Memorial Avenue.

Customer Reviews for Christchurch Car Hire
Rating: 4.6 / 5 based on 36 reviews
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Elizabeth F.
    Date: 07 Sep 2020
    Feedback: Quick and easy
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: ASIM A. R.
    Date: 03 Mar 2020
    Feedback: Booking experience was smooth as butter, now lets see how will be the car and pickup/drop off experience
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Ulrika M.
    Date: 02 Jan 2020
    Feedback: easy peasy
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: SHUN L. L.
    Date: 24 Jul 2018
    Feedback: Excellent service, great patience, prompt reply to all inquiries. Thank you.
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Atul D.
    Date: 18 May 2018
    Feedback: Fast service
    Rating: 5/5 happy