Car Rental in Christchurch Airport

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Christchurch Airport (CHC)

Address: Terminal Building, (South Island), Christchurch, 8053, New Zealand
Phone: (64) 03-358-9661
Hours of Operation: Sun - Sat 7:00 AM - 12:30 AM


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Park & lock the car. Place the completed contract & the keys in the Drop Box located in the Returns area. Remember to take your personal belongings with you.

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Christchurch Airport Car Rental

As the gateway to New Zealand’s South Island, Christchurch Airport welcomes millions of visitors each year. No matter what your reasons for visiting the area are, you may want to consider using a Christchurch Airport car rental service. At Avis, we offer one of the best fleets in the area. If you want to hire a car at Christchurch Airport with us, it’s time to learn more about what we do.

Car rental at Christchurch Airport

You can find the Avis desk inside the main terminal building at Christchurch Airport. Our desk is located on the ground floor level.

Why not make car rental at Christchurch Airport a little easier by choosing to use the Avis self-service app? Our app is ideal for selecting your car, making last-minute upgrades, and adding useful extras such as satellite navigation or additional drivers. By using our app, you could spend less time at the rental desk and enjoy using your car sooner rather than later.

How do I get to Christchurch Airport?

Christchurch Airport is conveniently located about 12 minutes outside of the city centre. If you’re driving to the airport from downtown, take Hereford Street and Park Terrace to Harper Avenue, continue onto Memorial Avenue and then Durey Road. Once you reach the roundabout, take the second exit and continue onto the airport.

Fortunately, there’s only one terminal at Christchurch Airport. It serves both domestic and international flights, making it exceptionally easy to navigate your way around.

Things to do near Christchurch Airport

When you catch a flight into Christchurch Airport you may as well seize the opportunity to explore the nearby area. Some of the places you can visit with your Christchurch Airport car hire include:

Air Force Museum of New Zealand

As the national museum for the nation’s Air Force, the Air Force Museum of New Zealand is an excellent location for learning about the country’s history. Additionally, it also caters to the tastes of aviation geeks. It’s just 9.3km from the airport, making it an ideal first stop during your stay.

Quake City

Quake City offers an excellent insight into how Christchurch and its emergency services managed the earthquakes of 2011. From examining the rebuilding of structures such as Christchurch Cathedral to providing details about the disaster plans, this experience is fascinating from start to finish. It’s located 10.1km away from Christchurch Airport.

Punting on the Avon

If you want to relax after your flight by reconnecting with nature, Punting on the Avon is the perfect way to do it. Featuring gondolas that take in the abundant flora and fauna surrounding the Avon, this boating experience isn’t to be missed. You’ll find Punting on the Avon just 10.3km away from Christchurch Airport.

Refuelling stations near Christchurch Airport

When using a Christchurch Airport car hire service you’ll of course find that you need to refuel at some stage. Here are some of the nearest petrol stations for your convenience:

  • Yaldhurst at 39 West Coast Road
  • Allied 24/7 Fuel at 25 Orchard Road
  • BP Harewood with Truck Stop at 661 Russley Road
  • Burnside Service Station at 449 Wairakei Road
  • Sawyers Arms Service Station at Sawyers Arms Road

Your Avis fleet at Christchurch Airport

At Avis, we want to make sure car hire at Christchurch Airport is accessible for everyone. To achieve this, we’ve created an impressive fleet of cars that’ll meet all needs. If you’re travelling as a couple or as a small family, consider hiring one of our economy cars and saving money. Alternatively, if you have a lot of luggage you may want to consider one of our spacious SUVs. Regardless of which car you choose, you’ll find that our Christchurch Airport car hire service provides excellent value for money.

Distances to key Christchurch attractions

Hiring a car at Christchurch Airport is an excellent way to explore everything the city has to offer. Here are some of the attractions you may want to consider:

To/From Distance (    Travel Time (Approx. hr)  
Christchurch CBD 10 .20
Antigua Boat Sheds 10 .20
Air Force Museum of New Zealand 8 .12
Quake City 10 .15
Dunedin 360 4.5
Queenstown 480 6

How much does it cost to rent a car from Christchurch Airport?

To provide you with an estimate of a cost to rent a car from Christchurch Airport, we need to know more about your hire period, the car you want and how long you need it for. Enter your details in the search form for a quote.

Can I rent a car from Christchurch Airport and return it to another location?

Yes, it is possible do a one-way rental from Christchurch Airport and return to another location. Enter your details in the search form for a quote, including all the fees and restrictions.

Can I take my Avis rental on the Inter-Islander ferry?

No, It is not possible to take your Avis rental car on the ferry. You must complete a multi-island hire. Please contact Avis for more information.

Do I need an International Driving Permit to rent a car from Christchurch Airport?

If your licence is not in English, you must present an International Driving Permit in addition to your home licence.

How many airports are there in Christchurch?

There is only one airport in Christchurch: Christchurch Airport. Its airport code is CHC, which you may see on your tickets or when you’re booking a flight.

Is Christchurch Airport open 24 hours?

Christchurch Airport is open 24 hours a day seven days a week. However, the terminal building closes after 11pm, which is when the last flights are scheduled to leave.