Christchurch

Cheap Car Hire in Christchurch from R253

Christchurch, New Zealand
Apr 18 — Apr 25
Driver's age: 26-65
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch car hires in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Christchurch. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 11 April 2024.

Most popular company

MODERENTALS

Price of petrol per litre

R33,38

Average price per day

R224

Cheapest price per day

R253

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

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Christchurch and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 11 April 2024.

January

R956

February

R1 050

March

R825

April

R712

May

R581

June

R618

July

R768

August

R712

September

R731

October

R675

November

R825

December

R1 200

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

Popular car types in Christchurch

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Christchurch and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 11 April 2024.

At R253/day, small car is the cheapest car type available for hire in Christchurch in the past week. Out of 58 car hire agencies operating in Christchurch, there are, in total, 80 hire locations. View below for 3 offered car types:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Standard

Standard

SUV

SUV

People carrier

People carrier

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Supplier choice

Supplier choice

Standard SUV

Standard SUV

Compare available car types for rental in Christchurch

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Christchurch to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 11 April 2024.

Small cars

R284 - R5 242

All Car Types

R388 - R4 171

To hire a small car in Christchurch, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of R1 204/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Christchurch, New Zealand (~R284/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~R5 242/day). In fact, June is about 77% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Christchurch. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Christchurch, renting a small car saves you 15% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Christchurch small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Christchurch, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of R768/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Christchurch, New Zealand (~R231/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~R2 606/day). In fact, May is about 70% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Christchurch. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Christchurch, renting a medium car saves you 46% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Christchurch medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a SUV in Christchurch, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of R789/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Christchurch, New Zealand (~R838/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~R2 199/day). In fact, May is about 6% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Christchurch. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Christchurch, renting a SUV saves you 45% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Christchurch SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Volkswagen PoloR253/day
2
M
A/C
Volkswagen Polo
Toyota Corolla QuestR264/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota Corolla Quest
Suzuki CiazR459/day
4
M
A/C
Suzuki Ciaz

Top rental agencies in Christchurch

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Christchurch known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Christchurch. Reviews were last updated on 11 April 2024.
Rent a vehicle with one of these top car hire agencies serving Christchurch, such as Rental Cars 247, Avis and Budget. Reviews, pricing info, pickup locations, and other important details are available to aid your decision.

Rental Cars 247

10,0
Wonderful
1 review1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

10,0

Comfort

10,0

Overall

10,0

Pick-up/drop-off

10,0

Value

10,0

Avis

9,6
Wonderful
15 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9,8

Comfort

9,6

Overall

9,8

Pick-up/drop-off

8,8

Value

9,2

Budget

8,4
Very Good
8 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9,6

Comfort

9,2

Overall

8,4

Pick-up/drop-off

7,6

Value

8,8

Apex

8,3
Very Good
3 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8,3

Comfort

8,1

Overall

8,3

Pick-up/drop-off

8,0

Value

8,1

Thrifty

8,0
Very Good
3 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8,8

Comfort

8,8

Overall

8,0

Pick-up/drop-off

8,5

Value

8,2

Hertz

7,6
Good
12 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7,8

Comfort

8,3

Overall

7,6

Pick-up/drop-off

8,1

Value

8,0

Bargain Car Rentals

3 locations

Dollar

3 locations

Best Christchurch car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hiredeals in Christchurch. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Christchurch with an average daily rate of R542. Data was last updated on 11 April 2024.
Some of the most attractive options when it comes to hiring a car in Christchurch. Check back soon for more deals if you're not finding the one you're looking for.
Volkswagen PoloR253/day
2
M
A/C
Volkswagen Polo
Toyota Corolla QuestR264/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota Corolla Quest
Suzuki CiazR459/day
4
M
A/C
Suzuki Ciaz

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Christchurch, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 11 April 2024.
  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Christchurch?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under R224/day when booking a car hire in Christchurch. The absolute best deal a user found was for R198/day from Mode Car & Camper Rentals, booked on Apr. 9.

  • What car hire 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: Discount Car & Truck Rentals (R253/day), New Zealand Discount Car Rentals (R378/day), and EZU Car Rental (R459/day).

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

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Rental Cars 247 (10,0 rating), Bargain Rental Cars (10,0 rating) and EZI (10,0 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Christchurch.

  • What are petrol prices like in Christchurch?

    The average price of petrol in Christchurch is R33,38/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between R1 502 and R2 169 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Christchurch for a week from Mode Car & Camper Rentals?

    Hiring a car in Christchurch for a week can be a great option for travel. Mode Car & Camper Rentals, the most popular car hire company for this area, offers hire cars for around R1 568/week on average.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car in Christchurch for the best price?

    Booking early almost always ensures you have more options of car models to choose from, as well as prices reduced by up to 40% to make it a great deal in Christchurch. Try to book at least 60 days prior to when you need the car hire to close on a rate below the average.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Christchurch?

    Yes, hiring a vehicle in Christchurch for a month is certainly possible.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Christchurch for a month?

    Our recent data shows that Mode Car & Camper Rentals can potentially be 9% below the average car hire price in Christchurch. Check prices and availability for Mode Car & Camper Rentals and save on this extended car hire. The cost of hiring a vehicle in Christchurch is on average R6 722 a month or R224 a day. Search on Cheapflights for the most updated pricing and availability for your Christchurch car hire.

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

    Car hire prices in Christchurch are typically R215 for the weekend. On Cheapflights, you’ll be able to find great car hire deals on any type of vehicle. However, consider hiring a Economy to save money on your trip to R215. Our users have found prices for Economy car hire in May to be on average R0 per day.

  • What car do most people hire in Christchurch?

    The majority of Cheapflights travellers prefer to hire a Economy (Class Economy Car) in Christchurch, making it the most popular option.

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Van hires in Christchurch

Find people carrier hire deals in Christchurch from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. people carrier hires in Christchurch cost an average of R491 per day. Price data was last updated on 11 April 2024.
In terms of van hires in Christchurch, these are some of the best options we've found at this time. If you're not finding the van hire that is right for you and your passengers, be sure to check back soon.
Toyota AvanzaR491/day
5
M
A/C
Toyota Avanza

Car hires by fuel type in Christchurch

Browse car hires by fuel type in Christchurch. Currently, Petrol/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in Christchurch. Deals were last updated on 11 April 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Christchurch. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Petrol/Diesel being the cheapest (R11+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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