Christchurch

Cheap Car Hire in Christchurch

Christchurch
2 Jun — 9 Jun
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Christchurch
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Christchurch Car Hire in 2022

Most popular companyAPEX
Price of gas per litre£1.58
Average price per day£26
Cheapest price per day£14

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

January

£27

February

£19

March

£17

April

£25

May

£20

June

£30

July

£39

August

£31

September

£22

October

£23

November

£19

December

£39

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Christchurch is March. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. 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.

Top hire agencies in Christchurch

All major car hire suppliers in Christchurch
9.5
Excellent
10 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.8

Comfort

9.8

Overall

9.6

Pick-up/drop-off

9.2

Value

9.4
9.1
Excellent
4 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

9.5
8.4
Excellent
5 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.8

Pick-up/drop-off

7.6

Value

8.0
7.1
Good
6 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.3

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

7.3
4 locations
3 locations
3 locations
3 locations

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Car Hire FAQs

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 £21/day when booking a car hire in Christchurch. The absolute best deal a user found was for £11/day from Right Cars, booked on Jul. 28.

What car rental 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: Yesaway (£15/day), Mode Car & Camper Rentals (£19/day), and Europcar (£22/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Yesaway (10.0 rating), Sixt (10.0 rating) and Avis (9.6 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Christchurch.

What are gas prices like in Christchurch?

The average price of petrol in Christchurch is £1.58/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between £71 and £102 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

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

Apex is one of the top picks in Christchurch. They can have you in a hire car for about £162 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 11%). Cheapflights recommends you book around 90 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 does it cost to rent a car in Christchurch for a month?

You can potentially save up to 69% on a month-long rental by booking with Right Cars. Right Cars is the cheapest rental company available within the next few months. Renting a car in Christchurch can cost you on average £696 a month or £23 a day. For extended stays in a location, this option will usually save you the most.

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

The average price for a weekend car hire in Christchurch is £48. Hiring a Compact is your cheapest option if you’re looking to save money on your weekend car hire in Christchurch. For the month of June, Cheapflights users have found hire cars in Christchurch for as low as £57/day.

What car do most people hire in Christchurch?

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