Car Hire in Christchurch, Canterbury

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Christchurch, New Zealand
12 Aug — 19 Aug
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Important information about Christchurch car hire

Car hire in Christchurch may allow you to cross borders with your hired vehicle, such as inter-island travel. If you are planning on taking your hire car abroad, it is best to inform the company and ask if they allow this. Most car hire companies will add an extra charge if you take your hire car out of New Zealand. You may also have to pay for additional insurance so that the company can insure the car in another country. Hire car companies may only allow specific cars to be taken across the border as well. Generally, cars in the economy car hire category are available to take across the border. There is also a possibility that you might have to pay a charge at the border to take the car over to another region. A tip is that if you are planning a long journey in your hire car, it might be best to not get an electric car hire; however, if you are doing city driving, this is an environmentally friendly car to hire.

Car hire in Christchurch does allow you to hire a car with another method of payment. Generally, the hire car company will take a deposit from you, this will be held until you return the hire car. It will then be released to you after they check that there are no damages. Another method they may use is to ask you to pay the bond on the car, which would also be refunded once you bring the hire car back. Christchurch car hire companies that offer debit card payments are Apex, Hertz, Thrifty, Go hires, Avis and Rhino Car Hire. It is also sometimes possible to hire a car with cash; with this, you will have to pay a cash deposit that you will get back once you return the car. Some companies that offer this method are Snap Rentals, Bargain Rental Cars and Rental Cars New Zealand. It is also good to note that luxury car hire in Christchurch is not commonly done without the use of a credit card; however, there are a large variety of other cars to choose from.

Christchurch follows all the same driving rules as the rest of New Zealand and Australia. In Christchurch, people drive on the left-hand side, everyone must be wearing a seatbelt while the car is moving and all children that are under the age of 12, or under a certain height, must use a child seat. It is illegal to be on your phone while driving in New Zealand; if you need to answer calls regularly in the car, it is best to book a vehicle with Bluetooth installed. The drinking and driving limit is 0.05%, and there is zero tolerance for anyone under the age of 20.

In order to obtain car hire in Christchurch, you must have your passport, driver’s licence and debit/credit card (or other acceptable payment method). If your driver’s licence is not printed in English, it is required that you get an international driver’s licence. To hire a car in Christchurch, you need to be at least 21 years old and to have had your licence for over a year. If you are between the ages of 21 and 25, you will generally need to pay an additional young driver’s fee. This fee covers the additional insurance that the company will take out on the hire car. Most cheap car rentals in Christchurch allows for young drivers, but it is also good to remember that if you are a young driver, you will be limited to the types of cars you will be able to hire.


Christchurch, Canterbury car hire deals found on momondo

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Small cars

€14 - €36

All Car Types

€18 - €49

The average price of a Small hire in Christchurch, New Zealand is €21. The cheapest time to hire a Small in Christchurch, New Zealand is in April. The price is 34% lower than the rest of the year at just €14 per day. A Small hire is typically 23% less expensive than the average car hire in Christchurch. The average price of a car hire in Christchurch can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a Medium hire in Christchurch, New Zealand is €22. The cheapest time to hire a Medium in Christchurch, New Zealand is in October. The price is 22% lower than the rest of the year at just €18 per day. A Medium hire is typically 15% less expensive than the average car hire in Christchurch. The average price of a car hire in Christchurch can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a Large hire in Christchurch, New Zealand is €29. The cheapest time to hire a Large in Christchurch, New Zealand is in December. The price is 4% lower than the rest of the year at just €29 per day. A Large hire is typically 10% more expensive than the average car hire in Christchurch. The average price of a car hire in Christchurch can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a SUV hire in Christchurch, New Zealand is €33. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Christchurch, New Zealand is in April. The price is 40% lower than the rest of the year at just €20 per day. A SUV hire is typically 19% more expensive than the average car hire in Christchurch. The average price of a car hire in Christchurch can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.


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Quick facts about car hire in Christchurch

Get the overview on great hire deals, popular car hire companies, and best car types for your visit in Christchurch

Most Popular Agency

Apex

Popular Car Types

Compact, Economy, Intermediate

Cheapest Hire Car

€20

Most Popular Model

Toyota Prius c
The most popular Christchurch car hire agency found on momondo this month is Apex. Other top choices for car hire companies are Dollar and Mode Car & Camper Rentals
The following car types were offered at car hire companies in Christchurch in the past 72 hours: Compact, Economy, Intermediate.
The lowest price for a car hire in Christchurch is €20/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from €29/day.
The most popular car model to hire in Christchurch in the past 7 days is the Toyota Prius c. Our users also prefer the Class Compact Car as an alternative.

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Driving with a car hire in Christchurch - FAQs

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The cheapest car hire provider in Christchurch is Dollar, with an average daily rate of €27 from its 3 locations in Christchurch. The absolute cheapest deal momondo users have found at Dollar in Christchurch is €11.

When hiring a car, you can expect to find that a majority of the rental car agencies in Christchurch do not have a cancellation fee. Keep in mind that momondo does not set these cancellation policies, but we can help you find great deals on car hire in Christchurch. Be sure to look for the Cancellation Policy when you conduct your search.

A Standard is the ideal car to hire when visiting Christchurch in September. On average, Christchurch receives 40 mm of precipitation and temperatures hover around 11 °C during the month of September. These conditions are well-suited for a Standard size car, which can easily handle a bit of rain and even hold up well when temperatures fall. Hiring a Standard in Christchurch will cost you €26/day on average.

Apex has 2 locations. momondo users can expect to pay €23/day on average when hiring a car from these locations.

Christchurch’s speed limit is 50 km/h when you are driving in the city. This speed limit might also apply to surrounding towns and neighbourhoods. The suburban speed limit in Christchurch is 100 km/h and the speed limit for motorways is 110 km/h. However, be sure to look for posted signage as these speeds may vary.

During the month of August the average temperature in Christchurch is 7 °C and the expected precipitation is 50 mm. This information is useful for travellers looking for a car hire in Christchurch.

Travellers looking to leave from Christchurch on a road trip around Canterbury or the surrounding areas during the month of August should expect temperatures around 7 °C and about 50 mm of possible rain through the month.


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Why use momondo?

You should book a car hire in Christchurch using momondo because it is quick, free and easy to use and could save you money. momondo does the hard work of finding the car hire prices and policies, all you need to do is compare and choose what works best for your trip.

momondo makes it easier for you to find great car hire in Christchurch, by allowing you to refine your search with numerous filtering options. You can narrow your selection by looking at price, car type, location and more.

Free cancellation is a policy that can be filtered on momondo car hire searches for Christchurch and all other locations. Availability may vary by location.

Fair fuel policies are specifically available to select on momondo, allowing you to refine your search for car hire in Christchurch.

Enhanced cleaning services can be found on all car hire locations on momondo including Christchurch.

Yes, momondo is capable of showing unlimited mileage car hire options in Christchurch.


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