South Island

Cheap Car Rentals in South Island

Christchurch, New Zealand
22 Apr — 29 Apr
Driver's age: 26-65
Christchurch, New Zealand
Mon 22/4
Noon
Mon 29/4
Noon

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in South Island?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in South Island 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 15 April 2024.

January

AED 187

February

AED 205

March

AED 161

April

AED 128

May

AED 113

June

AED 121

July

AED 150

August

AED 139

September

AED 139

October

AED 132

November

AED 161

December

AED 235

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in South Island 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 South Island

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in South Island to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 15 April 2024.

Small cars

AED 63 - AED 224

All Car Types

AED 66 - AED 350

To rent a small car in South Island, you would pay an average price of AED 120/day. July is the cheapest month to rent a small car in South Island (~AED 63/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~AED 224/day). In fact, July is about 48% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for South Island. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Island, renting a small car saves you 41% 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 South Island, you would pay an average price of AED 126/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in South Island (~AED 118/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~AED 384/day). In fact, November is about 7% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for South Island. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Island, renting a medium car saves you 38% 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 South Island, you would pay an average price of AED 180/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a large car in South Island (~AED 66/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~AED 502/day). In fact, October is about 64% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for South Island. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Island, renting a large car saves you 11% 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 South Island, you would pay an average price of AED 136/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in South Island (~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 South Island. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Island, renting a SUV saves you 34% 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 South Island

Explore the leading car rental agencies in South Island known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in South Island. Reviews were last updated on 15 April 2024.

Hertz

8.6
Very Good
33 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.9

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.7

Value

8.4

EZI

10.0
Wonderful
1 review7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Avis

9.2
Wonderful
16 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.6

Overall

9.2

Pick-up/drop-off

9.0

Value

8.9

Apex

8.6
Very Good
9 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.4

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.4

Value

8.3

Ace Rental Cars

8.5
Very Good
9 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.7

Overall

8.5

Pick-up/drop-off

8.2

Value

8.2

Alamo

8.2
Very Good
5 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.7

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

8.5

Thrifty

8.1
Very Good
5 reviews12 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.2

Pick-up/drop-off

8.6

Value

7.7

Go Rentals

5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

8.0

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in South Island, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 15 April 2024.
  • What is the cheapest hire car found in South Island?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under AED 383/day when booking a car hire in South Island. The absolute best deal a user found was for AED 205/day from Mode Car & Camper Rentals, booked on Apr. 14.

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

    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 South Island.

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

    Hiring a car in South Island 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 AED 2,683/week on average.

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

    Booking in advance not only ensures a better chance of getting your vehicle of choice, it can save you up to 40% on your car hire. For a below average price in South Island, Cheapflights recommends booking your car hire at least 60 days in advance.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in South Island?

    Typically, how long you can rent a car for depends on the inventory of the supplier. For South Island however, it is certainly possible to rent a car for an entire month.

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

    The monthly cost of a car rental in South Island is AED 11,498 (AED 383/day) on average.

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