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Car hire Christchurch

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Car hire Christchurch

ERentals Christchurch is an independent car hire comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car hire companies. As a customer, you can always book your hire car through us at a competitive rate.

Popular rental locations in Christchurch

The following rental locations are the most popular for renting a car in Christchurch

Car rental offers in Christchurch

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Christchurch.

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Economy
Compact
Intermediate
Standard
Full-size
Luxury
Passenger van
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Car rental companies in Christchurch

Below are the car rental companies in Christchurch with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.

  • Hertz

    8.6 (6756)
    From £ 43 / day
  • Thrifty

    8.3 (5325)
    From £ 48 / day
  • Avis

    8.3 (5874)
    From £ 44 / day
  • Europcar

    8.2 (7887)
    From £ 22 / day
  • Alamo

    8.1 (8456)
    From £ 56 / day
  • Ezi-Rent Car Hire

    8 (64)
    From £ 28 / day
  • Sixt

    7.9 (3229)
    From £ 43 / day
  • Budget

    7.8 (9491)
    From £ 37 / day
  • Dollar Rent a Car

    7.8 (4220)
    From £ 44 / day
  • Keddy By Europcar

    7.7 (3267)
    From £ 24 / day
  • Ace Rental Cars

    7.2 (14)
    From £ 18 / day
  • Apollo Car Rental

    No reviews
    No rates available
  • Enterprise

    8.5 (1889)
    From £ 61 / day
  • NÜ Car Rentals

    6.5 (20)
    No rates available
  • Go Rent

    No reviews
    From £ 40 / day
  • FireFly Car Rental

    7.2 (3759)
    No rates available
  • Drive On Holidays

    7.6 (1218)
    No rates available
  • Alpha Car Hire

    No reviews
    No rates available
  • National Car Rental

    8.3 (400)
    No rates available
  • SurPrice car rentals

    7.1 (467)
    No rates available
  • United rent a car

    5.8 (30)
    No rates available
  • KEA Campers

    No reviews
    No rates available
  • Bargain Car Rentals

    7.6 (17)
    No rates available

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Our customers rate us a 9/10 out of 9

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Car rental companies in and around Christchurch

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Christchurch

Available locations in Christchurch:

103A Jeffreys Road
11 Logistics Dr
150 Kilmore St
159 Orchard Road
17 Logistics Dr
185 Bower Ave
213 Main South Road
24 Logistics Dr
78 Orchard Road

Location information for Christchurch

Christchurch is a city that boasts a modern and vibrant atmosphere. Identified as the Garden City of New Zealand, one-eighth of its area is dedicated to recreational grounds, public parks, and reserves, making it an ideal destination for travellers who want to sit back and relax during a holiday. Aside from that, the city is home to many interesting attractions that can easily be visited with the help of car hire in Christchurch.

Among Christchurch's key attractions is the Canterbury Museum that gives visitors a glimpse of Antarctic life. After dropping by, the next must-see attraction is the International Antarctic Centre where visitors can further experience the chilly winds of Antarctica while viewing amazing wildlife. For a dose of art, the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu is worth visiting.

The Christchurch Cathedral is another place that should not be missed since it is the most distinguishable landmark of the city. There is also the Air Force Museum that houses life-size fighting plane replicas. For a glimpse of endangered species and other wildlife, a visit to Orana Wildlife Park is a must.

Visitors can escape from the busy life when they drop by at the lush 23-hectare Botanic Gardens where they can be surrounded by known foliage and exotic trees. The outdoor and adventure activities that are well-loved by New Zealand locals can also be enjoyed by visitors. For a fun nightlife, the Oxford Terrace offers a plethora of lively cafes and bars.

Beyond the city are more destinations that are worth exploring with the help of cheap car hire in Christchurch. Among these is the Lyttelton Harbour that is a 15-minute drive from the heart of the city. There, visitors can catch a glimpse of the rarest and smallest dolphins in the world, the Hector dolphin. Car rental also lets visitors head over to the Southern Alps where they can visit the Arthur's Pass for its helicopter tours and skiing activities.

Practical information

  • Currency
    New Zealand dollar
  • Driving direction
    Left
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    100 km/h
  • Language
    English, Māori
  • Popular car category
    Intermediate

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 ERentals 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?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

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 ERentals at this location?
  • Hertz
  • Thrifty
  • Avis
  • Europcar
  • Alamo
  • Ezi-Rent Car Hire
  • Sixt
  • Budget
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Ace Rental Cars
  • Apollo Car Rental
  • Enterprise
  • NÜ Car Rentals
  • Go Rent
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • Drive On Holidays
  • Alpha Car Hire
  • National Car Rental
  • SurPrice car rentals
  • United rent a car
  • KEA Campers
  • Bargain Car Rentals
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