RaD Car Hire Christchurch
Book a quality rental car at cheap prices through RaD Car Hire Christchurch. Our trusted car hire company will save you time, effort and money!
Welcome to Christchurch, the vibrant gateway to the Southern Alps on New Zealand’s South Island. Whether you’re visiting for business, an adrenaline-pumping adventure, or to enjoy the serene natural beauty of snow-capped mountains, mud pools, hot springs, and pristine lakes, Christchurch has it all. Our team is equipped with vast knowledge of the area and proudly supports a number of South Island initiatives. Buckle up and get ready to create lifelong memories as you navigate this stunning city and the surrounding region with RAD by your side. You’ll experience great service and discover budget-friendly options to help you unlock the treasures that await.
Our Christchurch Airport car hire depot is located at a distance just 5 minutes from Christchurch International Airport. We offer a wide range of late-model hires. Our vehicles are ready for pickup to take you to your destinations of choice in the Garden City or around the South Island of New Zealand.
Our range includes fuel-efficient economy cars, sedans, station wagons, and caravans. We also supply rental vans, luggage carriers, minibuses, and 4WD SUV vehicles. We take safety seriously and offer all car rentals at very competitive rates to suit any budget. RaD Car Hire Christchurch also offers one-way car hire.
Christchurch Airport Rental Car Pick Up
Collecting your hire car at Christchurch Airport is very simple! Upon arrival of your flight, give us a call on 0800 736 823 (press 5 and then 1 at the prompt) from any public phone inside Christchurch Airport, or call from your mobile on +64 3 348 7516. We will arrange for one of our friendly representatives to collect you from outside the airport terminal.
Our Christchurch Car Rental Branch Location
We offer a convenient pick-up and drop-off shuttle service from the Christchurch Domestic and International Airport terminals. RaD’s Christchurch car hire branch is just 5 minutes from the arrival terminal building. Our Airport shuttle service is available from 7.30 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday, and 8.00 am to 5 pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. An after-hours pick-up and drop-off service is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day by prior arrangement. A $35 charge will apply.
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Why Choose RaD Car Hire Christchurch?
- Large fleet of quality, late-model rental cars
- Unlimited kilometres for 2+ day car hire on our Economy vehicles and 4+ days on the rest
- Competitive vehicle hire rates – budgets to suit all customers
- Car hire inclusive of GST and Insurance
- Additional car rental insurance available for stress-free travelling
- Roadside assistance
- Baby and booster seats available
- Free additional drivers as required
- Vehicles with tow bars available
- Bike rack hire available for vehicles with tow bars
- Options to leave bike boxes with us to save you space!
- Extensive knowledge of Christchurch City and surrounding areas
- Convenient rental location covering Christchurch Airport Domestic and International terminals
Save even more and grab one of our incredible deals. Book your rental for longer to take advantage of a reduced daily rate! Make sure you hire a car in advance to avoid a price increase during NZ holiday periods.
Christchurch Car Rental Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to rent a car in Christchurch?
We want you to make the most of your trip to NZ. Head to our booking page to explore our low rates for car rental in Christchurch. Enter your pick-up date and location to view vehicle availability. Choose the type of car to suit your needs, and you’ll receive an instant quote. The longer you book for, the more you save!
What are the most popular car hire types in Christchurch?
Economical run-arounds like our Premium Economy 5-Door Hatch (Nissan Note or Kia Rio) are our most popular Christchurch rental cars. Also, explore our selection of full-sized sedans, SUV vehicles, 7-seater 4WDs, 8-seat people movers, and 12-seater minivans.
How do I get to Christchurch Airport from Christchurch City?
To reach Central Christchurch, follow the signs to exit the airport. Turn right onto Memorial Avenue at the first intersection. At the roundabout, take the second exit to merge onto Fendalton Road. Continue straight and turn right onto Harper Avenue at the traffic lights, leading you to the CBD.
How old do I have to be to rent a car in Christchurch?
All drivers must be over 18 years of age. You must hold either a full or restricted New Zealand, overseas or international driver licence to rent a car in Christchurch with us. Plus, you will need to select our Full No Risk Cover if you are hiring on a Restricted licence. Some conditions apply to hirer's under 25 and vehicle insurance options differ so please check with us at the time of booking.
Where can I find great deals on rental cars in Christchurch?
With 23 branches country-wide, we help you pay less so that you can experience more in Christchurch City and beyond. Take advantage of our cheap car hire rates and stretch your budget further by grabbing an incredible deal today!
When is the best time to book a car hire in Christchurch?
Discover our unbeatable prices on current-model vehicles to suit any budget throughout the year. Extend your Christchurch car rental period to maximise your savings per day. Secure your reservation before the school holidays begin to avoid increased demand and prices.
What are the airports serving Christchurch?
The Christchurch International Airport (CHC) is the main airport, servicing domestic and international flights.
Where are some nearby refuelling locations in Christchurch?
Visitors will find many nearby locations to fill up their rental car on Harewood Road, Richard Pearse Drive, and Massey Road.
What’s the speed limit in Christchurch?
Within Christchurch Central city limits, speed is restricted to 30kms/hr and 70kms/hr outside the city.
Where are the best places to park in Christchurch?
You will find metered street parking for your Christchurch car rental throughout the city centre and nearby area, with free parking offered on public holidays. Car park buildings and facilities feature covered and open-air parking options. The Christchurch Airport car park provides short-term and long-term options, including express drop-off and pick-up zones.
Exploring Christchurch and Beyond
You’ll find an abundance of exciting things to do in and near Christchurch. From skiing and snowboarding to fishing the great rivers and lakes or relaxing in the beautiful Botanic Gardens - Christchurch and the wonderful South Island promise a fantastic adventure for all visitors. Read our travel guides for tips and inspiration!
Self-driving holidays are one of the most relaxing ways to enjoy New Zealand's landscape. By renting a car from our Christchurch Airport location, you have the freedom to travel around NZ. We have 23 rental locations across the South and North Island. With our one-way hire options, you can drive from one end of the country to the other. Check out our Christchurch to Picton road trip guide.
Hiring a car allows you to explore the scenic NZ countryside. Stop at small country cafes, wineries, and other attractions, or simply pause to admire a view. New Zealand’s tourist routes are of a high standard, with sealed and signposted main roads within the city centre and rural areas. Remember, we drive on the left side of the road!
Are you heading to visit the South Island of New Zealand? Get in touch with RaD Car Hire Christchurch Airport branch and make your booking online now or phone our friendly staff. You'll enjoy a quality fleet backed by unbeatable value and customer service.
We look forward to seeing you off on your next adventure!