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Best Car Rental Deals at Christchurch Airport

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Hyundai Tucson or Similar
Hyundai Tucson or Similar
$ 23.22 /day
Toyota Camry or Similar
Toyota Camry or Similar
$ 34.54 /day
Hyundai i20 or Similar
Hyundai i20 or Similar
$ 30.34 /day
Toyota Previa or Similar
Toyota Previa or Similar
$ 64.07 /day

Car Rental Suppliers at Christchurch Airport

  • Go Rentals

    Go Rentals


  • Europcar


    "Christchurch International Terminal, Arrivals Area, Christchurch, 1225, New Zealand"

  • Ace Rent A Car

    Ace Rent A Car

    20 Abros Place, Christchurch

  • Thrifty Car Rental

    Thrifty Car Rental

    "Christchurch Airport Airport Desk P.O Box 39-010 Christchurch 8545"

  • Jucy Rentals

    Jucy Rentals

    "Christchurch Airport 791 Wairakei Road Christchurch"

  • Omega Rental Cars

    Omega Rental Cars

    2 Export Avenue, Harewood, Christchurch, New Zealand

  • Drive NZ Rentals Cars

    Drive NZ Rentals Cars

    "Christchurch Airport 17/25 Logistics Dr, Harewood, Christchurch 8544"

  • Bargain Rental Cars

    Bargain Rental Cars

    "Christchurch Airport Craddocks Airport Storage (20 Ron Guthrey Road )"

Rent a cheap car in Christchurch Airport (CHC)

Book an affordable car rental for Christchurch Airport (CHC) on our booking engine and travel in total ease. Book with New Zealand Car Rentals and get access to all the best and cheapest rental car deals at the airport by suppliers like Avis, Thrifty and Hertz Rent-A-Car. Renting a car in advance is a great decision as it ensures that you get access to the maximum variety and would not be disappointed by the unavailability of cars at the last minute.

You need to be at least 21 years old to rent a car for pick up at Christchurch Airport. For a successful pickup at the airport, you will need to show a valid driver’s license, credit card, and an Identity proof.

Benefits of renting a car at Christchurch Airport

Wide Fleet: Our suppliers bring a wide variety of rental cars – all from luxury to sports, economy, 7-seater, 9-seater and minis.

One-way car rental: Our suppliers cover various popular car rental locations close to CHC Airport. The one-way rental option is offered for a small per day fee.

Add-ons: Besides add-ons like baby seats and GPS [which one can rent by paying extra], our suppliers also offer inclusions like collision damage waiver and unlimited mileage which are covered within the deal’s price.

Guide to Christchurch Airport

Christchurch Airport (CHC) – History

Christchurch International Airport [CHC] came into being in 1936 with an aerodrome at Harewood; by 1946 the terminal building and the area were developed along with hangars, the water tower and barracks buildings. 1950s saw the implementation of the two runways and parallel taxiway concept while 1960 witnessed the coming along of the new terminal building. Gradually since then, the airport has been adding things like development of parking, access and extensions.

1.ATMs, Currency and Banks

There are various options at CHC when it comes to banks, currency and ATMs. Travelex Currency Exchange and the BNZ are located on the ground floor at Check-in Hall, which are enough to cater to all your banking needs except foreign currency. Similarly, ATMs of ASB, BNZ, ANZ and Travelex ATMs are located throughout the terminal; some of them also dispense Australian and New Zealand dollars.



CHC offers a wireless internet service which can be accessed by the passengers for free throughout its public areas and terminal buildings.

3.Car Rental Desks

New Zealand’s major rental car brands can be found within the international arrivals hall, expect to find car rental desks belonging to suppliers like Avis, Hertz, Thrifty, Budget and Europcar etc.

4.Postal Services

On Airport terminal’s Level One, in the Food Court resides a space known as Relay which gives access to postal services including stamps, postbags and postcards for sale; even in case you are looking for domestic courier options, Relay still remains a good option. There is another postal service on the Level One of the terminal- it is named NZ Post box. Similarly, DX Mail post box is located at iSITE in the International Arrivals Hall. ISITE also sell stamps and postcards.

1.Shing’s Lifestyle Guesthouse:

10 minutes from Christchurch Airport and about 20 minutes from city of Christchurch, Shing’s Lifestyle Guesthouse is an ideal place for staying during a holiday. It offer a single room fitted with facilities like spa bath, free Wifi, a fully equipped kitchen, air conditioning and interesting things like gaming consoles. In case you are an animal lover, the property has alpacas which you can pet and feed if you are up to it!


2.Equestrian Hotel:

Just 9 minutes away from Christchurch Airport, Equestrian Hotel offers 47 rooms all fitted with facilities like refrigerators, tea and coffee makers etc. Also note that besides free Wifi, the property also offers a garden where one can enjoy a quiet walk as well as meeting areas in case you are looking to hold a business meeting.

3.Delamain Holiday House:

10 minutes away from Christchurch’s Central Business District, Delamain Holiday House and B&B is a good accommodation choice if you want to remain close to the city center and its various attractions. Since it is 6-minute from Christchurch Antarctic center, 10-minutes from Orana Wildlife Park and a 20-minute from the Christchurch Gondola, staying here will certainly save you a lot of time.

Delamain Holiday House’s rooms offer facilities like tea/coffee makers etc and in case one wants to relax, shared lounge area with a TV will certainly prove entertaining. It offers continental breakfast with a menu that offers cereal, milk, fruit salad, toast, yogurt and juice etc. It also has an outdoor seating area.

4.Annalea Bed & Breakfast

Annalea B&B is just 10 minutes drive from Christchurch International Airport. It offers centrally heated rooms, some of which have facilities like TV and patio; also, it features an option where one can go for either private or shared bathroom facilities. Moreover, there are two options when it comes to dining areas- Indoor and outdoor dining areas. Hence one can have food with family or friends in a comfortable setting using BBQ facilities.

If just lazing around is what you want to do or are tired after a great day spent exploring the city, the lounge will prove to be the ideal place. It is close to various attractions like Air Force Museum of New Zealand and Westfield Riccarton; both are 10 minutes drive from it.

5.Park View Executive Home

Seated comfortable in Christchurch’s Canterbury Region, Park View Executive Home is an air-conditioned unit which offers free Wifi, features a garden equipped with a barbecue plus a free private on-site parking. It is 4.3 miles away from Christchurch Airport.

At Park View Executive Home, expect a flat-screen TV and Blu-ray player; moreover it has a fully-functioning kitchen with a dishwasher and oven.

It is also close to various Christchurch attractions: Hagley Park is just 3.7 miles whereas Canterbury Museum is 4.3 miles away.


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