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Cheap Car Hire in Christchurch from £10

Christchurch, New Zealand
26 Feb — 4 Mar
Driver's age: 26-65
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch car hires 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 19 February 2024.

Most popular company

EUROPCAR

Price of gas per litre

£1.41

Average price per day

£27

Cheapest price per day

£10

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 19 February 2024.

January

£40

February

£45

March

£40

April

£36

May

£27

June

£27

July

£34

August

£30

September

£30

October

£28

November

£35

December

£50

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 19 February 2024.

There are currently 80 hire locations operating in Christchurch spread across 58 car hire agencies. In the past week, the cheapest car type to hire in Christchurch is small car at £10 a day. Below are all the 4 car types available for hiring in the area, along with estimated starting prices:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

SUV

SUV

People carrier

People carrier

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Premium SUV

Premium SUV

Intermediate SUV

Intermediate SUV

Compare available car types for hire 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 19 February 2024.

Small cars

£20 - £44

All Car Types

£33 - £62

To hire a small car in Christchurch, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of £29/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Christchurch, New Zealand (~£20/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~£44/day). In fact, August is about 34% 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 34% 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 £37/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Christchurch, New Zealand (~£30/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~£49/day). In fact, August is about 22% 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 saves you 16% 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 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 £48/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Christchurch, New Zealand (~£33/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~£67/day). In fact, October is about 33% 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 9% 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 £45/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Christchurch, New Zealand (~£32/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~£64/day). In fact, May is about 31% 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 3% 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 £60/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a van in Christchurch, New Zealand (~£33/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~£86/day). In fact, September is about 46% 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 27% 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 van hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a pickup truck in Christchurch, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of £45/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a pickup truck in Christchurch, New Zealand (~£66/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~£119/day). In fact, June is about 46% 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 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.

To hire a luxury car in Christchurch, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of £36/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Christchurch, New Zealand (~£18/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~£65/day). In fact, September is about 50% 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 saves you 20% 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.

Volkswagen Polo£10/day
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Volkswagen Polo
Kia Cee'd£11/day
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A/C
Kia Cee'd
Skoda Kamiq£13/day
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A/C
Skoda Kamiq

Top hire 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 19 February 2024.
Book your reservation with one of the top car hire agencies located in Christchurch, including Rental Cars 247, Avis and Budget. Make sure to read reviews, pricing info, location, and other important details before choosing a car hire agency.

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

8.9

Value

9.2

Budget

8.6
Very Good
8 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.3

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

9.0

Apex

8.1
Very Good
3 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

7.8

Value

8.1

Hertz

8.1
Very Good
11 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

8.6

Value

8.5

Thrifty

8.0
Very Good
2 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

9.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

8.0

Bargain Car Rentals

3 locations

Dollar

3 locations

Best Christchurch car hire 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 £22. Data was last updated on 19 February 2024.
Some of the most attractive options when it comes to hiring a car in Christchurch. Double check the details of your car hire reservation before booking to ensure no unwanted surprises.
Volkswagen Polo£10/day
2
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A/C
Volkswagen Polo
Kia Cee'd£11/day
4
M
A/C
Kia Cee'd
Skoda Kamiq£13/day
4
M
A/C
Skoda Kamiq

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Christchurch, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 19 February 2024.

What are the requirements to hire a car in Christchurch?

If you’re looking for car hire in Christchurch, here is what you need to know. In Christchurch, you need a valid New Zealand driving licence or an International Driving Permit. You have to be at least 21 years old for cheap car hire in Christchurch, but you will pay a youth surcharge if you are under 25. A major credit or debit card is the only way to pay for your car hire. This is for insurance purposes in case of any accidents. Make sure you carry valid photo identification with you, like an ID or passport.

What are the rules for driving in Christchurch?

You can book hire cars in Christchurch before your trip and make sure you do your homework on the country's road rules before you drive. In Christchurch, they drive on the left-hand side of the road, you must wear a seat belt, and you cannot talk on your mobile phone without a hands-free kit. Christchurch car hire is easy to come by, but you must obey the rules to avoid any incidents. There is a 50 mg per 100 ml blood alcohol content, and if you are under 20, the BAC limit is zero. Do not exceed the road speed limits. Road rules do change over time, so when planning car hire in Christchurch, check with the department of motor vehicles for any changes.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Christchurch?

When choosing your Christchurch car hire, you need to know the type of trip you'll be taking. If you're staying in the city, a compact economy car to swiftly get around is a good choice. If you're planning to visit the close by Canterbury region, you might want to consider a more versatile car like an SUV or 4x4. With a versatile vehicle, you can travel far and wide exploring the small picture-perfect towns, national parks or travel north to Kaikōura to encounter the natural wildlife.

What are the best places to park in Christchurch?

After you have finished choosing your hire car in Christchurch, you need to check where you can park. Parking in Christchurch is not a problem as thousands of car parks are available in the city centre. If you want to explore, you can also find street parking, where you will pay a metered fee, so make sure you keep some cash on you. There will be free parking for your car when visiting a shopping centre for a certain time limit. After you have booked your car hire in Christchurch, it's a good idea to plan your daily activities and your parking for the day, giving you more time to enjoy yourself.

What is the cheapest hire car found in Christchurch?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under £27/day when booking a car hire in Christchurch. The absolute best deal a user found was for £13/day from Europcar, booked on Feb. 11.

What car hire company is typically the cheapest in Christchurch?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a car hire in Christchurch from the following companies over the past two weeks: Mode Car & Camper Rentals (£10/day), Budget (£20/day), and Snap Rentals (£24/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 Dollar (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 £1.41/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between £63 and £91 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

How much does it cost to hire a car in Christchurch for a week from Europcar?

Europcar is one of the top picks in Christchurch. They can have you in a hire car for about £152 per week on average.

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

Generally, for a better deal in Christchurch it’s recommended to book in a timely manner (to save up to 39%). Cheapflights recommends you book around 70 days prior to your pickup date. Booking as early as you can also increases the likelihood that you’ll get the ideal car.

Can I rent a car for a month in Christchurch?

Typically, how long you can hire 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 is a car hire in Christchurch for a weekend?

The average price for a weekend car hire in Christchurch is £35. Hiring a Economy is your cheapest option if you’re looking to save money on your weekend car hire in Christchurch. For the month of March, Cheapflights users have found hire cars in Christchurch for as low as £37/day.

What car do most people hire in Christchurch?

The most popular car chosen by those travelling to Christchurch is Economy (Toyota Yaris) based on our Cheapflights data.

Small car hires in Christchurch

Find small car hire deals in Christchurch from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car hires in Christchurch cost an average of £46 per day. Price data was last updated on 19 February 2024.
Kia Picanto£46/day
2
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A/C
Kia Picanto

Luxury car hires in Christchurch

Find luxury car hire deals in Christchurch from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car hires in Christchurch cost an average of £47 per day. Price data was last updated on 19 February 2024.
Browse through some of the best options we've found for luxury car hires in Christchurch. Before completing your reservation, make sure the deal you've selected matches your car hire needs and budget.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class£30/day
5
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A/C
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Mercedes-Benz E-Class£30/day
5
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Audi A6£31/day
5
4
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A/C
Audi A6

People carrier hires in Christchurch

Find people carrier hire deals in Christchurch from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. people carrier hires in Christchurch cost an average of £46 per day. Price data was last updated on 19 February 2024.
If you're in need of a larger vehicle, check out some of the deals we've found on people carrier hires in Christchurch. To provide you with as many options as possible, we're constantly adding new deals so check back soon if you're not finding the one right for you.
Citroen Grand C4 Picasso£31/day
5
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A/C
Citroen Grand C4 Picasso
Ford Galaxy£34/day
5
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A/C
Ford Galaxy
Vauxhall Zafira Tourer£34/day
5
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A/C
Vauxhall Zafira Tourer

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