Car Rental Christchurch Downtown

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  • EuropCar EuropCar
  • Alamo Alamo
  • Thrifty Thrifty
  • Dollar Dollar
  • Go Rentals Go Rentals
  • Apollo Apollo
  • Bargain Car Rentals Bargain Car Rentals
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  • Snap Rentals Snap Rentals
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Why book Christchurch Downtown car rental with VIP Cars?

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Rent a car at Christchurch Downtown with pricing inclusive of CDW, Theft Waiver & Unlimited Mileage.

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Leading car rental suppliers in Christchurch Downtown - EuropCar, Alamo, Thrifty, Dollar, Go Rentals, Apollo, Bargain Car Rentals, Aerodrive Car Rental, Snap Rentals, Discount car rentals

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Widest Range of Cars

Choose from Economy, Mini-Van, SUV & Luxury Cars for Christchurch Downtown

Car Rental Deals for Christchurch Downtown

Rent a car for Christchurch downtown and explore this small NZ city – which is not only rich in history but also in touristy attractions – with total ease! Christchurch is one of the major urban areas and tourist destination in New Zealand & has a rich cultural tradition which is a beautiful blend of English, European, and Maori elements.

Besides notable landmarks & destinations - Canterbury Museum, Orana Wildlife Park, Christ Church, and Ferrymead Heritage Park – there is a lot more that Christchurch offers and if you are going to cover all this on your own, renting a car is, indeed the best way out there!

Car Rental Companies Offering Deals for Christchurch Downtown

To ensure that enough variety is available to our customers at all times, VIPCars brings forth deals from different suppliers with a different combination of prices, inclusions, and add-ons.

VIPCars works with the following suppliers for Christchurch Downtown location:

  • BudgetBudget
  • EuropcarEuropcar
  • SixtSixt

All of these suppliers have their offices in the city of Christchurch. All the information regarding the rental – the address of the suppliers, details of the rental car & supplier’s permitted fuel policy are provided by the supplier in the rental voucher.

Car Fleet Available for Renting in Christchurch Downtown

Given below are a few categories that you can expect to see while searching your Christchurch Downtown car rental on VIPCars. This list of car categories is tentative, and may vary as per the availability on the supplier’s end; the transmission type and the fuel types can also vary with the change in supplier & dates of the rental.

  • Mini
  • Convertible
  • Hatchbacks
  • SUV
  • Luxury
  • Sedans

Christchurch CBD – A Small Guide

In Downtown Christchurch, there are numerous Precincts which offer a lot to the travelers who are planning to spend some time away from the attraction that the city boasts. Though there are around 9 Precincts in the Christchurch’s Downtown area, here, we are listing only those which we think can be of interest to a traveler:

Retail Precinct

For shoppers, this retail district is a heaven; it is also famous for numerous dining options.

Performing Arts Precinct

This district offers first-rate music and performing-art experiences through its world-class facility.

Avon River Precinct

This River Precinct has a thriving waterfront which is urbane and safe.

East Frame

Though it is the residential area, it has a big park in its midst – in case you want to have some nature-time.

Some of the best Markets in Christchurch & its Downtown Area

Christchurch is known for loads of things and its lovely marketplaces form a big share of the lot! Hence in case you are willing to meet the locals and taste their local produce and dishes, you should visit the following places for a worth-while experience.

Christchurch Farmer’s Market

Whether you are going in for some groceries, for some fresh fruits or just a walk with intentions of tasting some local food, Christchurch Downtown Farmer’s market will prove to be an apt choice. Most famous for its 'Posh Porridge’ stall, the market also allows one to savor some of the best fish produced from its thriving fish industry.

Christchurch Downtown Farmer’s Market

Located close to Hagley Park, Downtown Farmer’s Market is a must-visit. Craft & Produce stalls, food & coffee stalls, homemade preserves, jewelry stalls, and great music make it a worth-visiting place despite its small size. Note that, the vegetable and food stalls change depending upon the season.

Arts Center Weekend Market

An integral part of Christchurch, this small market which sits opposite the Art Center offers a lot, from handicrafts to food and miscellaneous gem of things that only small local markets are able to provide. Organized every Saturday and Sunday, it is a great place to be if you want to witness Christchurch’s culture from close proximity.

Riccarton Rotary Sunday Market

Books, crafts, plants, freshly-made food, and collectibles like stamps, is considered a must-visit Sunday Market for anyone who is visiting Christchurch or its downtown area. Best suited for summertime, it can prove to be a great place to spend a morning or a perfect evening with family and friends. It is famous for its variety and great bargains!!

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Christchurch Downtown Car Hire

Car Rental Drop-off Locations within Christchurch

For the travelers who don’t want to return their rental cars somewhere in Christchurch Downtown, they can request their drop-off at Christchurch Airport (CHC).

Car Rental Drop-off Locations in South Island

In case you are planning to take your one-way rental car on a road trip across South Island, our suppliers also have their car rental offices at the following locations in NZ South Island; the major drop-off locations are listed below



Blenheim Airport

Blenheim Airport

Duendin Airport

Duendin Airport

Nelson Airport

Nelson Airport

Queenstown Airport

Queenstown Airport

Greymouth Train Station

Greymouth Train Station

Queenstown Downtown

Queenstown Downtown

Ferry Picton

Ferry Picton

Car Rental Christchurch Downtown FAQs

  • What to do in the event of a breakdown or accident?

    Breakdown: Call the supplier for help on their helpline number provided on the rental voucher.

    Accident: Contact the police as well as the local supplier branch; get the accident form filled by the officer as you will be required to submit it at the branch at the time of drop-off.

  • How do I pay for my Christchurch Downtown car hire?

    Usually one needs a valid credit card to qualify to rent a car, but some locations also allow cash and debit cards – though it is a rarity; read the payment policy mentioned on the rental voucher for more information.

  • What is the minimum age to rent a car in Christchurch Downtown?

    Though the minimum driving age in NZ is 18 years, most of the suppliers don't allow travelers to rent cars unless they are 21 and above. Even in that case, the travelers 25 & under are charged a younger driver surcharge which depends on the supplier's surcharge policy as well as the car category that the renter is booking.

  • What type of license do I require?

    A valid and full driver's license is required to be able to rent a car in Christchurch Downtown. If your driver's license is not in English, bring your International License along with the License issued by your native Country.

  • Do you provide Baby seats?

    Yes – most of our suppliers offer add-ons like baby seats, ski racks, GPS and booster seats. These add-ons are offered at the time of the booking; if you don't see the add-on you desire, call our support team for assistance.

  • Can I pick up or drop off my downtown rental car after office hours?

    Yes, you can provided you get it arranged at a prior-notice; note that for off-hours service the car rental supplier would charge a small fee. Have a word with our booking team for more information.

Best Deals

Cheap Car Rental Deals in New Zealand

Economy USD 10.48 /day
Compact USD 12.94 /day
Van / Minivan USD 17.26 /day
Luxury USD 21.57 /day

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