|Car types||Compact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate SUV, Passenger van, Standard, Standard SUV|
|Popular agencies||Mode Car & Camper Rentals, EZU Car Rental, Snap Rentals, Drive NZ, Yesaway|
Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Christchurch car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Christchurch.
Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Christchurch car rental.
Some car hire companies in Christchurch which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Thrifty, Europcar and Dollar
On average a hire car in Christchurch costs $30 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at EZU Car Rental ($33/day), Snap Rentals ($39/day) and Mode Car & Camper Rentals ($64/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Snap Rentals 170, Orchard Road 8051 (9 kilometres from the city centre).
The average price of fuel in Christchurch is $8.93 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $107 and $143, depending on the car size.
Intermediate (Ford Escape or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Christchurch.
Car hire companies onsite at Christchurch airport include Bargain Car Rentals, Lucky Rentals New Zeland, Yesaway, Apex, Discount Car & Truck Rentals, Abell, Right Cars, AeroDrive, Thrifty and Snap Rentals.
Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Christchurch airport to off-airport locations include Bargain Car Rentals, Lucky Rentals New Zeland, Hitch Car Rentals, Discount Car & Truck Rentals, Right Cars, AeroDrive, Thrifty, Ace Rental Cars, JUCY and Europcar.
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
A Intermediate car hire in Christchurch costs $55 per day, on average.
In Christchurch, cars are most frequently hired at Hertz Christchurch Apt (9 km from city centre ).
On average hiring a car in Christchurch costs $210 per week ($30 per day).
On average a car hire in Christchurch costs $898 per month ($30 per day).
If you would like a small economical car to minimize emissions and fuel consumption, consider getting a Toyota Yaris or Volkswagen Polo. These cars are also ideally suited to inner-city driving, their smaller size helping you navigate tight parking spots. If you would prefer a car with more space and power, a Mazda6 or Toyota Corolla Wagon will suit your needs.
Unless otherwise indicated, the speed limit of urban traffic areas is 50 km/h (31 mph). Once outside urban areas and on highways or rural roads, the maximum speed is 100km/h (62 mph). Keep a careful eye on your speedometer as to avoid fines, since speed cameras operate in Christchurch and can add an unwanted expense and issue to your travel.
You can expect to pay approximately $2.33 NZ Dollars per liter. This equates to approximately $6.06 USD per gallon, which is a little more than double the American average. It’s possible to keep fuel costs low if you choose an economical hire car model and avoid filling up at smaller independent petrol stations in rural locations.
Parking spots in the downtown district of Christchurch are plentiful and make life easy for those with a car. Christchurch City Council operates eight parking lots across the city, two of which (on Lichfield St. and Center of Contemporary Art) have free parking for the first hour. Consider parking with a conscience at Gap Filler, an urban regeneration enterprise which provides spaces on the corner of Lichfield and Manchester streets, where all revenue goes toward redevelopment projects in central Christchurch.