Use the tool above to quickly compare prices from Avis, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty and Europcar. This is probably the simplest way to find cheap rentals from global brands. There are no booking fees and free cancellation on most cars, and it takes roughly two minutes to complete a booking, so give it a try.
Can I pick up my rental directly at Christchurch Airport?
Yes, several companies offer vehicles directly at Christchurch Airport. Select Domestic or International Airport from the dropdown in the search tool above for an easy comparison.
Can I hire a car one way from Christchurch to Queenstown or to Auckland?
One way car rental is possible, but not with every company. Relocation fees may apply and not all companies will allow you to take the car on the Cook Strait Ferry – you may need to leave the vehicle in Picton and pick another one up in Wellington. Popular one way routes include Christchurch to Queenstown, Christchurch to Dunedin and Auckland to Christchurch. To compare prices for these routes deselect the “Return to the same location" checkbox at the top of this page and fill the search form.