Car rental at Christchurch Airport

Car rental at Christchurch Airport

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Christchurch, New Zealand - Christchurch
30 Jun — 7 Jul
Same drop-off
Christchurch, New Zealand - Christchurch
Thu 30/6
Noon
Thu 7/7
Noon
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Cheap car rentals in Christchurch Airport

Economy$35/day
Compact$17/day
Intermediate$49/day
Full-size$51/day
SUV$18/day
Full-size SUV$90/day
Passenger van$56/day
Premium SUV$132/day
Supplier choice$38/day
Intermediate SUV$47/day
Compact SUV$60/day
Standard SUV$63/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Christchurch Airport car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Yesaway
Best rated
10 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Christchurch Airport
Yesaway
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10.0 Excellent20 May 2022
When we first arrived at the airport and made a phone call as per instructions no one picked up the phone call for four attempts which was rather a disconcerting when it was wet and cold and midnight. More explicit instructions about pick up point would have been helpful
10.0 Excellent11 Apr 2022
Picked me up at the airport. Great customer service. Clean reliable car
10.0 Excellent25 Jan 2022
Friendly staff on pick up and drop off
Rated no. 2
Sixt
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Christchurch Airport
Sixt
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Rated no. 3
Go Rentals
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Christchurch Airport
Go Rentals
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Rated no. 4
EZI
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Christchurch Airport
EZI
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10.0 Excellent16 Mar 2018
Best rental car I’ve had everService was great, Car was perfect (Toyota Highlander). Loved it!!
Rated no. 5
Enterprise
10 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Christchurch Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Christchurch Airport
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Rated no. 6
Thrifty
10 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Christchurch Airport
Thrifty
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10.0 Excellent8 Jun 2022
Friendly staff at the counter. Efficient process to get the paperwork completed Nice modern car
Rated no. 7
Avis
9.5 Excellent (15 reviews)
1 location in Christchurch Airport
Avis
Locations in Christchurch Airport
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9.2 Excellent18 Apr 2019
The car was very new, comfortable and clean.The drop off process was unclear.
10.0 Excellent9 Apr 2019
Easy, convenient, good car.Nothing.
8.0 Excellent10 Dec 2017
Did not have an opportunity to add my Wizard number (loyalty program) during purchase online.
10.0 Excellent26 Jun 2017
Great experience!Easy access to vehicles from gate exit.
10.0 Excellent9 May 2017
Organized, efficient, not pushy on add-ones, very clean vehicle of low mileage with great extra safety features like lane sensorsnothing
10.0 Excellent26 Dec 2016
Helpful & efficient front desk assistanceWe liked the simplicity of the procedures & the fact that everything was according to what had been arranged.
Rated no. 8
Alamo
9.1 Excellent (4 reviews)
1 location in Christchurch Airport
Alamo
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10.0 Excellent27 Dec 2021
Good customer service
10.0 Excellent1 Nov 2021
Trouble frree vehicle nice and roomy for all our luggage. The staff at both pickup and drop off were very helpful and friendly. Would definitely use this firm again.
10.0 Excellent10 Feb 2020
friendly staff, brand new car, all around good.
6.4 Good1 Nov 2019
No Issues with rental at all, rather incompetent kayak. Couldn’t be bother to update pick up and drop off address.
Rated no. 9
Hertz
8.9 Excellent (11 reviews)
1 location in Christchurch Airport
Hertz
Locations in Christchurch Airport
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10.0 Excellent25 Mar 2017
Excellent experienceAutomatic mid size SUV. Good BluetoothNothing
9.6 Excellent15 Mar 2017
Good quality vehicle and friendly serviceNice relatively new vehicle that performed well for us.cigarette smoke smell :(
9.2 Excellent21 Feb 2017
Nice carThis car was the perfect size to travel around with. It was large enough for our luggage but small enough that it was easy to park.Returning the car in Queens town was a little confusing because finding parking is extremely difficult. We were told they had a designated parking space but not until after we went to return the car. It isn't signed and just looks like the access for an alley.
3.6 Mediocre1 Jan 2017
Overpriced and inflexibleMy car was mechanically sound, the reservation, purchase process was easy.A poor value, and Hertz was difficult and inflexible. My Holden Captiva was a below-average car. Hertz charged $90 USD daily. Hertz also refused to accept my car at Queenstown vs. Christchurch when travel plans changed. Will try another agency next time.
10.0 Excellent31 Dec 2016
ServiceFree Upgrade Available Wi-Fi Hotspot rental Service at 11pm
Rated no. 10
Budget
8.1 Excellent (9 reviews)
1 location in Christchurch Airport
Budget
Locations in Christchurch Airport
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8.0 Excellent6 May 2018
More trouble trying to drop car off because of the system want to charge us more than quoted
2.0 Mediocre27 Feb 2017
Awful experience - rude, unhelpful desk person, noWe did not like anything but the online booking process. The rest was painful.Our flight came in late and we missed the pick up window. I emailed Budget to let them know, but this message didn't get through to the rental location. When we picked up our car, the woman was not very friendly and said we missed our window and it was given away. She said they had no cars left for us. She did not give us other options of where to rent or what to do in this situation. She did not show sympathy either. Do not rent from Budget. We went with Europcar in the end. They were nice and had a great car for us (and their counter was right next to the Budget one).
7.6 Good24 Feb 2017
The car was decent, ran fine and fulfilled our needs. It was nothing special or out of the ordinary, just a basic Toyota Corolla, but it did the job.We could've used some instructions on pickup and return - in a foreign country we didn't know if processes would all be the same. A little disappointed that the car was a Corolla when we booked "Camry or similar" since the Camry really is a significantly nicer car.
Rated no. 11
Europcar
7.2 Good (1 review)
1 location in Christchurch Airport
Europcar
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Rated no. 12
Lucky Rentals New Zeland
6.8 Good (5 reviews)
1 location in Christchurch Airport
Lucky Rentals New Zeland
Locations in Christchurch Airport
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6.0 Good14 Mar 2018
Excellent priced rental but at a priceVery affordable and did all we required.The condition of the car was very bad. Clean but mechanically very, very tired with multiple dings, scratches and broken and or missing parts. The suspension sounded like it was about fall apart, the air conditioner just blew out warm air after a while and overall, shoddy. For the price though, it did the job.
10.0 Excellent20 Feb 2018
Hitch Car Rentals were great to deal with!They made the pick up and drop off easy, they picked us up in the shuttle from christchurch and all the staff were lovely. The car was great to drive, we took it around the south island and had no issues. Would definitely use again.
2.0 Mediocre17 Jan 2018
I was duped into hiring a car which was 14 years old and had over 350,000 kms on it.
8.4 Excellent3 Dec 2017
Cant get any cheaper...these cars are a little rough on the outside, but they got us there and back without no headaches..... More then i can say with a very well known competitor who left us high and dry and didnt send out a tow truck till the next day only to bring us back to the airport. loosing a day and a half off our trip..
Rated no. 13
Economy Rent a Car
2 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Christchurch Airport
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Christchurch Airport
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2.0 Mediocre14 Jan 2019
Worst Rental Car Experience of My LifeNothing. Services were not rendered.This rental was the worst customer service experience of my life. DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT BOOK WITH ECONOMY OR SCOTTIES. If I could give zero stars, I would. Kayak should drop this company immediately. While booking online, be warned, Economy serves as an umbrella company to many smaller companies in New Zealand. If you are unfortunate enough to have your reservation served by Scotties, be prepared for a terrible experience. In my case, after a flight arrival time change from 1000 to 1400, I called Scotties for a pickup (the only way to get picked up as they are not in the terminal and do not run a constant shuttle). After 2 calls and a 40 minute wait, the shuttle arrived and I was informed by the driver that my booking had been canceled (allegedly NZ law requires a company to only hold a reservation for 2 hours - other companies hold your car for 24 hrs), they had no additional cars available, they were sorry but they could not help me. There was no communication from the company that my reservation had been canceled despite them having access to my email, phone number, and the two phone calls I’d made upon arrival at the airport requesting to be picked up. Still in need of a car, I went online and booked a vehicle with Economy through Travelocity. My credit card was charged and I received a confirmation email at which point saw the company providing the car the was once again Scotties. I called again, now with a valid reservation in their required 2 hour window, and was told to wait 10-15 minutes, the shuttle was on the way. Again the shuttle arrived (35 minutes after the phone call) and again the shuttle driver refused to take me to their office stating that there had been a miscommunication and they did not have a car for me. I called the company back, (which was now the fourth long distance phone call for that day) they apologized for the inconvenience but offered no assistance or compensation for my time or troubles. I strongly recommend you never rent from “Economy” or Scotties. Their non-existent customer service is not worth the discounted prices for their vehicles. It’s a wonder a company like this stays in business. It’s quite obvious it’s terribly mismanaged and only makes me wonder the quality of the vehicles they rent to travelers. I most certainly will never book with them again and encourage others to do the same. There are several other options available that I highly recommend you explore. I ended up booking with Firefly, a partner company with Hertz and located in the terminal. Only slightly more expensive then Scotties, the car was ready as soon as I finished paying, the customer service was excellent, and there was no shuttle or long distance phone call required for pickup I emailed Scotties with a formal complaint and was answered with a shameful sarcastic response from Scott himself. They do not care the slightest bit about customer service. Avoid like the plage. Go elsewhere even if prices are higher.
Rated no. 14
Apex
2 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Christchurch Airport
Apex
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Dollar
2 locations in Christchurch Airport
Dollar
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Christchurch Airport
Sunnycars
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Abell
1 location in Christchurch Airport
Abell
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Ace Rental Cars
1 location in Christchurch Airport
Ace Rental Cars
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AeroDrive
1 location in Christchurch Airport
AeroDrive
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Bargain Car Rentals
1 location in Christchurch Airport
Bargain Car Rentals
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Bargain Rental Cars
1 location in Christchurch Airport
Bargain Rental Cars
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Discount Car & Truck Rentals
1 location in Christchurch Airport
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
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Drive NZ
1 location in Christchurch Airport
Drive NZ
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DriveCyprus
1 location in Christchurch Airport
DriveCyprus
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EV Hire
1 location in Christchurch Airport
EV Hire
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EZU Car Rental
1 location in Christchurch Airport
EZU Car Rental
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Firefly
1 location in Christchurch Airport
Firefly
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FlexWays
1 location in Christchurch Airport
FlexWays
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Garenta
1 location in Christchurch Airport
Garenta
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GO Rent A Car
1 location in Christchurch Airport
GO Rent A Car
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Go Rental Car Hire
1 location in Christchurch Airport
Go Rental Car Hire
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Gold Car Rent a Car
1 location in Christchurch Airport
Gold Car Rent a Car
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Goldcar Rental SP
1 location in Christchurch Airport
Goldcar Rental SP
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INTERRENT
1 location in Christchurch Airport
INTERRENT
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JUCY
1 location in Christchurch Airport
JUCY
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Christchurch Airport
keddy by Europcar
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Letz Rent a Car
1 location in Christchurch Airport
Letz Rent a Car
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Lucky's Car Rental
1 location in Christchurch Airport
Lucky's Car Rental
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Mode Car & Camper Rentals
1 location in Christchurch Airport
Mode Car & Camper Rentals
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National
1 location in Christchurch Airport
National
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New Zealand Discount Car Rentals
1 location in Christchurch Airport
New Zealand Discount Car Rentals
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NU Car
1 location in Christchurch Airport
NU Car
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Right Cars
1 location in Christchurch Airport
Right Cars
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Routes Car & Truck Rentals
1 location in Christchurch Airport
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
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Scotties
1 location in Christchurch Airport
Scotties
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Snap Rentals
1 location in Christchurch Airport
Snap Rentals
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SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
1 location in Christchurch Airport
SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
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Yes Rent A Car
1 location in Christchurch Airport
Yes Rent A Car
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Yes Rentals
1 location in Christchurch Airport
Yes Rentals
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56 travellers who rented a car in Christchurch Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.7

Car rental locations at Christchurch Airport

Good to know

Most popular agency

EZU Car Rental

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$50/day

Good deal

$40/day

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