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    Car Hire Christchurch

    Christchurch Car HireKnown as "The Mainland" to those who live there, Christchurch is located on the South Island of New Zealand and is the third-largest city in New Zealand. Public parks, reserves and recreational grounds create a beautifully lush and green city rested in the valley of the Avon River and understandably a popular destination among travellers. As a growing cosmopolitan city, a touch of culture is added to the experience whether it is at a local café, or on a stroll down the street.

    Looking for a glance into history? Visit the Canterbury Museum which is free and often shows a number of interesting exhibits for the whole family. Another major attraction of Christchurch is the International Antarctic Centre, it'll have you immersed in icy Antartica and never wanting to leave! Visiting Christchurch in spring? Talk a walk through the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and be in awe of the beauty it holds.

    To view more car hire deals in Christchurch, visit our Car Hire Deals page.

    Convenient Locations in Christchurch

    To be able to offer our clients with an ideal auto hire experience, Auto Europe has partnered with reliable suppliers in the industry including Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and Alamo to provide you with the best service possible. We also offer pick-up and drop-off locations to ensure everyone is well looked after.

    Parking in the city centre of Christchurch is straightforward as they use an on-street pay and display system. The approximate rate is around $2 - $3.10 per hour and the operation hours are relative to what is displayed on each meter. More information can be found on the city's parking page.

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    Frequently Asked Questions about Hiring a Car in Christchurch


    How far is it from the Christchurch CBD from the Christchurch Airport?

    It takes about 20-minutes, depending on traffic to drive from Christchurch Airport to Christchurch CBD.

    Is there snow in Christchurch?

    Christchurch itself does not have any snow however the mountaintops surrounding the city might be snowcapped during the colder months. However, if you take a leisurely drive outside the city during winter you will be sure to find some snow on the way!

    How old do I have to be to hire a car in Christchurch?

    In Christchurch and New Zealand in general, you must be at least 20 years old to hire a car. However, the age may vary by car category. Some suppliers have a maximum age limit of 75 years and a young driver surcharge so please be aware of the terms and conditions.

    To view more, visit our FAQs page.

    Useful Driving Distances and Day Trip Ideas in Christchurch

    • Christchurch to Christchurch Airport (10km approx. 25min)
    • Christchurch to Diamond Harbour (30km approx. 45min)
    • Christchurch to Greymouth (240km approx. 3hr)
    • Christchurch to Picton (340km approx. 4hr20min)

    Alternatives to Car Hire in Christchurch

    In Christchurch, Auto Europe features a selection of alternative transportation options to go with our extensive fleet of traditional car hires. From countryside road-trips to camping out in the mountains, let us help you reach your desired vacation spot by car hire. Use our safe booking engine at the top of the page to check rates and start the next step of arranging your vacation to Christchurch.

    Christchurch Motorhome Hires
    Christchurch Motorhome Hire -  A motorhome or RV hire in Christchurch offers a whole new degree of opportunity and exploration for your holiday to New Zealand. Your holiday dreams don't have any limits when behind the wheel of a motorhome hire. This more popular than ever mode of travel allows travellers to immerse themselves in New Zealand and safely camp at several sites.
    Van Hire Christchurch
    Van Hire Christchurch -  Should you be in need of a vehicle to fit your large travel party, large/heavy luggage or anything in between - take a look at a van hire for your trip to New Zealand. Reap the benefits of our excellent rates on the optimal van for your trip, from modest family vans to 12 passenger vans.
    Luxury Car Hire Christchurch
    Luxury Car Hire Christchurch -  While using a luxury car hire in Christchurch, travellers can make the best of their time in New Zealand. With top cars from Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Maserati, and more, assess rates to find the ideal vehicle for your visit to New Zealand.