Car Rental at Christchurch Airport (CHC)
Book a car rental for pickup at Christchurch Airport (CHC) through VIP Cars and make a beeline for a comfortable traveling experience. Renting a car is definitely the best way to explore the 'Green City’ and its many attractions on your own time and schedule.
At VIPCars, we offer hundreds of clean, reliable, safe and updated vehicles from all the top-notch domestic and international car suppliers. Whatever you are looking for- be it a premium sedan for your next business meet, a family carrier, or a stylish convertible, our rental fleet has wide range of options for different travel needs. Pre-book your CHC airport car rental with us and your car will be waiting for you on your arrival!
Car rental companies at Christchurch airport
VIP Cars has tie-ups with a big list of rental car agencies
- Go Rentals
- Bargain Car Rentals
- Snap Rentals
Location of rental desks at CHC Airport: The rental offices of all the aforementioned companies are situated in both the Domestic and International Arrivals areas.
Car hire fleet available for Christchurch Airport
While renting a car at Christchurch Airport, through VIP Cars, you get ample choice in terms of car variety. Van rentals with seating capacity upto 7, 8 and 15 passengers, SUV rentals spacious enough for you to carry extra equipment and luxury cars for both leisure and business travel - the fleet is comprehensive.
Car rental locations in Christchurch
The following are the rental locations in Christchurch where you can return your CHC Airport car hire:
All our partner suppliers based in the airport allow the renters to drop-off their cars at CHC airport.
You can also return your vehicle in Christchurch downtown at your supplier's off-airport address.
For further information on drop off addresses of your selected supplier other than the one provided here, please do get in touch with the supplier.
A Brief Overview of Christchurch Airport (CHC)
|Address:||30 Durey Rd, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand|
Christchurch International Airport, the second largest airport after Auckland, primarily offers its services to Christchurch, New Zealand. The CHC airport was officially opened as a domestic airport on 18th May, 1940, but was upgraded to an International airport, almost a decade later, on 16th December, 1950.
Several domestic and international airlines operate from Christchurch Airport, such as Air New Zealand, China Airlines, Emirates, Fiji Airways, Jetstar, Qantas, Singapore Airlines and Virgin Airlines. The CHC airport is comprised of one main terminal and two perpendicular runways; there’s also a third grass runway, that lies parallel to the primary runway and is often used for general aviation.
It provides flights to over 200 locations around the globe, along with big names like Heathrow, Frankfurt, Atlanta, Dubai, Munich, and Dallas/Fort Worth etc.
Services Available at Christchurch International Airport
- Free internet & associated services Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout Christchurch Airport. Likewise, internet kiosks and public telephones are also readily available in the main terminal complex.
- Currency exchange & banking Numerous Automatic Teller Machines along with currency exchange kiosks are located throughout the CHC terminal complex. A full-service bank is also present on the ground floor, near the integrated check-in area of the main terminal complex.
- Duty-free shopping outlets Duty-free shopping is available to both arriving and departing International passengers at CHC Airport. Besides that, the airport terminal houses a wide range of retail outlets, including a luggage retailer, a newsagent, a MAC cosmetics outlet, and two souvenir shops.
Popular attractions near Christchurch Airport
Christchurch houses a prolific range of attractions and exploring them individually will definitely burn a hole in your pocket.The best alternative to cover all the major attractions in Christchurch is to travel around in a cheap car hire booked with VIPCars.
The following are a few popular attractions located in close proximity to CHC Airport:
- Intl Arctic Center
- Port Hills
- Orana Wildlife Park
- Canterbury Museum
Car rental from Christchurch to Queenstown
In the small city of Salalah, most of the tourist attractions are in a close proximity to each other. Although, you can easily walk across the city to visit the attractions, the hotter months call for another means of transport. If you are using a rental car, make sure that you have a map or a GPS for easier navigation.
Christchurch to Franz Josef GlacierChristchurch’s Hidden Gems:
Your trip from Christchurch to Franz Josef Glacier will take you towards the Southern Alps; on the way: You can enjoy the scenic views of the Canterbury Plain, visit Greymouth and Hokitika which is best known for 'Wild Food Festival’
Explore Franz Josef GlacierWays to explore the twin Glaciers:
- Glacier Heli Hike
- Glacier Valley Walk
- Heli High Climb
Franz Josef Glacier to QueenstownThings to See on the way:
Lake Paringa, Haast, and its Haast pass, the town of Makarora plus places like Lake Hawea, Wanka, and Arrowtown, bungee jumping at Kawarau River Bridge, and the vineyards of Gibson!
Use your last day discovering the delights of Queenstown. Here are a few places that you can visit in your Christchurch Airport (CTC) car rental in abject luxury!Highlights:
Jet Boating at Shotover Rivers or Kawarau, visit 'the Remarkable’, best known for skiing and mountain walking etc.
Frequently Asked Questions - Christchurch Airport
How old to rent a car in Christchurch?
You must be at least 21 years old to hire a basic car model in Christchurch. The minimum rental age, however, varies from supplier to supplier depending on the car category you want to rent. Also, drivers falling under the age of 25 years may have to incur an additional surcharge, named 'Young Driver’s Surcharge’.
Can I rent a one way from South to North Island?
Yes. Most of our rental companies provide deals for one-way trips between the islands, with permission for the vehicles to be taken on ferries. Call us and we will help you find the perfect deal for one way trip from Christchurch Airport.