Christchurch

Cheap Car Hire in Christchurch from $19

Christchurch, New Zealand
18 Apr — 25 Apr
Driver's age: 26-65
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Christchurch. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 11 April 2024.

Most popular company

MODERENTALS

Price of petrol per litre

$2.96

Average price per day

$75

Cheapest price per day

$19

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Christchurch?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Christchurch and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 11 April 2024.

January

$84

February

$92

March

$72

April

$63

May

$51

June

$54

July

$68

August

$63

September

$64

October

$59

November

$72

December

$106

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Christchurch is May. The most expensive time to rent a car is December. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in Christchurch

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Christchurch and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 11 April 2024.

There are 58 hire agencies servicing Christchurch. These agencies, altogether, have 80 hire locations available. Need an affordable hire? medium car is the cheapest car type to hire in Christchurch with prices from $19 a day in the previous 7-day period. Here are 3 car types you can hire in Christchurch:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

SUV

SUV

People mover

People mover

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Passenger van

Passenger van

Intermediate SUV

Intermediate SUV

Compare available car types for rental in Christchurch

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Christchurch to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 11 April 2024.

Small cars

$48 - $164

All Car Types

$72 - $186

To hire a small car in Christchurch, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $74/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Christchurch, New Zealand (~$48/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$164/day). In fact, May is about 36% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Christchurch. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Christchurch, hiring a small car saves you 31% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Christchurch small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Christchurch, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $107/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Christchurch, New Zealand (~$65/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$193/day). In fact, May is about 40% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Christchurch. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Christchurch, hiring a medium car is 0% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Christchurch medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Christchurch, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $154/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Christchurch, New Zealand (~$121/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$219/day). In fact, October is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Christchurch. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Christchurch, hiring a large car is 31% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a SUV in Christchurch, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $112/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Christchurch, New Zealand (~$72/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$187/day). In fact, May is about 36% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Christchurch. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Christchurch, hiring a SUV is 5% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Christchurch SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Christchurch, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $160/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a van in Christchurch, New Zealand (~$113/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$193/day). In fact, May is about 30% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Christchurch. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Christchurch, hiring a van is 34% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a pickup truck in Christchurch, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $176/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a pickup truck in Christchurch, New Zealand (~$108/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~$231/day). In fact, May is about 39% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck hire for Christchurch. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Christchurch, hiring a pickup truck is 40% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a luxury car in Christchurch, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of $138/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Christchurch, New Zealand (~$94/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is November (~$211/day). In fact, May is about 33% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Christchurch. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Christchurch, hiring a luxury car is 24% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Toyota Yaris$21/day
2
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A/C
Toyota Yaris
Toyota Corolla$22/day
4
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A/C
Toyota Corolla

Top rental agencies in Christchurch

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Christchurch known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Christchurch. Reviews were last updated on 11 April 2024.
Book your reservation with one of the top rental car agencies located in Christchurch, including Rental Cars 247, Avis and Budget. Reviews, pricing info, pickup locations, and other important details are available to aid your decision.

Rental Cars 247

10.0
Wonderful
1 review1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Avis

9.6
Wonderful
15 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.8

Comfort

9.6

Overall

9.8

Pick-up/drop-off

8.8

Value

9.2

Budget

8.4
Very Good
8 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.2

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

7.6

Value

8.8

Apex

8.3
Very Good
3 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.1

Overall

8.3

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

8.1

Thrifty

8.0
Very Good
3 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.5

Value

8.2

Hertz

7.6
Good
12 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

8.3

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.1

Value

8.0

Bargain Car Rentals

3 locations

Dollar

3 locations

Best Christchurch car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Christchurch. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Christchurch with an average daily rate of $35. Data was last updated on 11 April 2024.
Some of the most attractive options when it comes to renting a car in Christchurch. Make sure to check back soon if you're not finding what you're looking for, as deals are updated frequently.
Hyundai Elantra$19/day
5
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A/C
Hyundai Elantra
Toyota Yaris$21/day
2
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A/C
Toyota Yaris
Toyota Auris$22/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota Auris

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Christchurch, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 11 April 2024.
  • What are the requirements to hire a car in Christchurch?

    There are a couple of things to keep in mind when hiring a car in Christchurch. Firstly, you must have a full, unrestricted driving licence that you've had for at least a year before being able to hire a car in Christchurch. If your licence isn't an English licence, it'll need to be accompanied by an International Driving Permit. You'll also need a valid credit card and photo ID like a passport. The legal rental age is 18 years old, but you'll be charged a young driver surcharge if you're younger than 25.

  • What are the rules for driving in Christchurch?

    To start with, keep up to date on the department of motor vehicles in your area to stay aware of any recent law changes. Remember to drive on the left-hand side of the road, pass on the right-hand side and always wear your seatbelt, whether you're a driver or a passenger. The legal blood alcohol level in Christchurch is 0.05% and heavily enforced. If you're going out for a party, leave your Christchurch car hire at home and use a taxi app.

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

    When trying to decide on the right cheap car hire in Christchurch, it helps to focus on your needs. A smaller, lighter model like a Hyundai i20 will be the most economical and fuel-efficient, while a larger 4x4 like a Nissan Pathfinder is great for a bigger group travelling in style. A campercar like the Toyota Estima is a popular car hire choice for the regular backpacker in Christchurch planning on hitting the road and travelling long-distance. It isn't necessary to choose bigger model cars to get around Christchurch, but they could add to the fun.

  • Where are the best places to park in Christchurch?

    You'll be glad to know, parking a cheap car hire in Christchurch is usually a breeze. The City Council has provided five multi-level parking buildings inside the city and a local company, Gap Filler offers socially conscious car parks. The Crossing is another car park building that offers two-hour parking for a nominal fee. Wilson Parking offers car parks in the city centre and a handy app that goes with it.

  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Christchurch?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $75/day when booking a car hire in Christchurch. The absolute best deal a user found was for $33/day from Budget, booked on Apr. 9.

  • What car hire company is typically the cheapest in Christchurch?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Christchurch from the following companies over the past two weeks: Mode Car & Camper Rentals ($19/day), New Zealand Discount Car Rentals ($21/day), and EV Hire ($22/day).

  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Christchurch?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Rental Cars 247 (10.0 rating), Bargain Rental Cars (10.0 rating) and EZI (10.0 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Christchurch.

  • What are petrol prices like in Christchurch?

    The average price of petrol in Christchurch is $2.96/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $133 and $192 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Christchurch for a week from Mode Car & Camper Rentals?

    Mode Car & Camper Rentals is one of the most popular car hire companies in Christchurch, offering car hire for around $502 per week on average.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car in Christchurch for the best price?

    Booking in advance not only ensures a better chance of getting your vehicle of choice, it can save you up to 40% on your car hire. For a below average price in Christchurch, Cheapflights recommends booking your car hire at least 60 days in advance.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Christchurch?

    Typically, how long you can rent a car for depends on the inventory of the supplier. For Christchurch however, it is certainly possible to rent a car for an entire month.

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

    The average cost of a car rental in Christchurch for a month is $2,152. Check Cheapflights to compare pricing and options for your rental car.

  • How much is a car hire in Christchurch for a weekend?

    For a weekend car hire in Christchurch, you can expect the average price to be around $76. Usually a Intermediate hire in Christchurch is your cheapest weekend car hire option, though you should always check Cheapflights to see if there are other deals on alternative car hire types. If you do opt for hiring a Intermediate for May, it will cost approximately $69 per day.

  • What car do most people hire in Christchurch?

    Toyota RAV4, which is a Intermediate vehicle, is the most popular to hire at Christchurch according to Cheapflights users.

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Car rentals by fuel type in Christchurch

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Christchurch. Currently, Petrol/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in Christchurch. Deals were last updated on 11 April 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Christchurch. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Petrol/Diesel being the cheapest ($6+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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