Christchurch Airport (CHC)
Car Hire / Rental
(Christchurch, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand NZ)
Car rental companies at Christchurch Airport (CHC) tend to offer competitive rates and the Canterbury area of New Zealand is easy to drive around. When renting a car at either Christchurch or within the city itself, where a number of local car hire operators reside, you must always bring your driving licence. Foreign driving licences should be accompanied by an official and certified translation, or alternatively, an International Driving Permit will more than suffice.
Many people choose to travel outside of Christchurch and explore both the South Island and the North Island, hiring a campervan (RV / motor home). Prices for these are extremely variable and depend upon many factors, including size, model and time of year.
An additional charge may be payable for those intending to drop-off their car in another city, a service usually only provided by national car rental chains.
Speed limits in Christchurch, New Zealand
Urban areas: 50 kph / 30 mph
Open roads: 100 kph / 63 mph
Motorways / highways: 130 kph / 80 mph
Car Rental, Driving and Parking in Christchurch
Driving around Christchurch is simple, providing that you follow the rules of the road and understand international road signage. Seatbelts should be fastened at all times and you must drive on the left. Large car parks are available at a number of locations around the city, together with metered-street parking. The most popular car parks can be found close to shopping malls, alongside the Christchurch convention centre, and next to the Westpac Centre entertainment complex, to the south-west of the city centre.
Christchurch Airport (CHC) Car Rental Companies
The following car rental firms and car hire companies are available at Christchurch Airport:
- Budget Rent A Car
- HERTZ Corporation
Christchurch Airport (CHC) Car Rental