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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 14 May 2024.

January

AED 187

February

AED 205

March

AED 161

April

AED 117

May

AED 102

June

AED 110

July

AED 143

August

AED 135

September

AED 139

October

AED 128

November

AED 161

December

AED 235

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.

Compare available car types for rental in Christchurch

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental 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 14 May 2024.

Small cars

AED 63 - AED 221

All Car Types

AED 66 - AED 335

To rent a small car in Christchurch, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of AED 114/day. July is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Christchurch, New Zealand (~AED 63/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~AED 221/day). In fact, July is about 46% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Christchurch. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Christchurch, renting a small car saves you 43% 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.

To rent a medium car in Christchurch, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of AED 126/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Christchurch, New Zealand (~AED 118/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~AED 384/day). In fact, November is about 8% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Christchurch. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Christchurch, renting a medium car saves you 37% 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.

To rent a large car in Christchurch, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of AED 165/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Christchurch, New Zealand (~AED 66/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~AED 455/day). In fact, October is about 60% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Christchurch. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Christchurch, renting a large car saves you 18% 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.

To rent a SUV in Christchurch, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of AED 136/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Christchurch, New Zealand (~AED 164/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~AED 481/day). In fact, December is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Christchurch. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Christchurch, renting a SUV saves you 32% 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.

To rent a van in Christchurch, New Zealand, you would pay an average price of AED 158/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a van in Christchurch, New Zealand (~AED 116/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~AED 489/day). In fact, November is about 27% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for Christchurch. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Christchurch, renting a van saves you 21% 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.

Top rental agencies in Christchurch

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Christchurch known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Christchurch. Reviews were last updated on 14 May 2024.
Browse through some of the top rental car agencies in Christchurch, including Rental Cars 247, Avis and Budget in Christchurch. Be sure to do your research on pricing, reviews, pickup locations, and other important criteria before choosing.

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

9.7

Comfort

9.5

Overall

9.7

Pick-up/drop-off

9.1

Value

9.1

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

7.3
Good
12 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

7.8

Value

7.5

Bargain Car Rentals

3 locations

Dollar

3 locations

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Christchurch, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 14 May 2024.
  • 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 AED 6.69/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between AED 301 and AED 434 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Christchurch for a week from Budget?

    Hiring a car in Christchurch for a week can be a great option for travel. Budget, the most popular car hire company for this area, offers hire cars for around AED 2,074/week on average.

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

    Generally, for a better deal in Christchurch it’s recommended to book in a timely manner (to save up to 37%). Cheapflights recommends you book around 60 days prior to your pickup date. Booking as early as you can also increases the likelihood that you’ll get the ideal car.

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

    Yes, cars are available to be rented out for an entire month in Christchurch.

  • What car do most people hire in Christchurch?

    The majority of Cheapflights travellers prefer to hire a Full-size (Class Full-size Van) in Christchurch, making it the most popular option.

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