Christchurch Airport Car Hire

Christchurch Airport Car Hire

christchurch international terminal,
arrivals area,
1225 christchurch
New Zealand
S : 43º 29' 17.52" E : 172º 32' 30.84"

Rent a car at Christchurch Airport with Europcar

Renting a car at Europcar Christchurch Airport really couldn’t be simpler! Our rental counter is located within the airport main terminal at ground level. If you’re arriving on a domestic flight, the car rental collection area is opposite the luggage pick up area.

Christchurch International Airport is 10km from the centre of the city, and close to State Highway 1, giving convenient access to the wider road network for wherever your journey may be taking you. A bus service runs between the airport and the city, with the journey taking around 35 minutes.

The Europcar car hire experience at Christchurch Airport

Whether it’s just you or a whole car-full; a small bag or a mountain of luggage, we’ve got the car to suit! If you’re planning on staying local for just a few days, something compact like the Suzuki Swift is a budget option. For longer journeys, or more people, you’ll be wanting something roomier such as the Suzuki Vitara or even the 8-seater Kia Carnival.

We offer a friendly, flexible service with daily, weekly and monthly car rental options covering both short and long-term car hire needs. Our three-step booking process is hassle-free and when you arrive at our station, our highly trained staff will get you on the road as quickly as possible.

Plus, if a one-way trip suits you better, you can drop off your hire car at another Europcar station when you reach your destination. It all adds up to a great deal!

As part of our safety program, all our vehicles are rigorously cleaned with organic disinfectants and we do everything to offer you a contactless experience.

Discover Christchurch and surroundings by car

Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island and has been shaped in many ways by the devastating earthquake it suffered in 2011. A visit to the Canterbury Museum’s Quake City fixture gives an incredible insight into the quake and how the city has coped and recovered since. But of course, the city is surrounded by the most stunning countryside and getting out in your hire car will allow you to explore beyond the city life of Christchurch.

A 320km drive will get you to the Marlborough area at the north of the island, famous for being New Zealand’s largest wine-making region. Blenheim is the main town in the area and is a good base if you want to visit a winery or two to taste the region’s world-renowned Sauvignon Blanc. Many wineries offer free tastings so what are you waiting for!

For something more scenic, drive to Punakaiki, 280km north of Christchurch. Punakaiki is probably most famous for its ‘pancake rocks’ – piles of rocks that look like massive stacks of pancakes! But it is also the entrance to the Paparoa National Park, a vibrant natural area full of wildlife and plants. Here you can enjoy hiking, horse riding, kayaking, and rock climbing if you’re feeling energetic. For something a bit different, make your way to the Nile River caves for some glow worm spotting! The trip into the cave system involves walking, caving and rafting and you’ll be rewarded with the incredible sight of the millions of resident glow worms.

With 70 years of experience in car rental, Europcar is the European leader in car rental. To find out more, visit our dedicated car rental page!

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How to find us ?

Christchurch Airport Counter is located within the Airport Main Terminal at Ground level. As the customers leave the customs area they need to make their way to the ground level. Car Rental Pickup signs are all over the Airport to Direct customers to the counter. If you are arriving on a Domestic Flight, the Rental Pick up area is just opposite the luggage pick up area.To return your Europcar vehicle, follow the signs to “Rental Vehicle Returns Car-park" and the Europcar Bays are well marked for your convenience.

Opening hours

Normal hours
00:00 - 01:30
07:00 - 23:59
Normal hours
00:00 - 01:30
07:00 - 23:59
Normal hours
00:00 - 01:30
07:00 - 23:59
Normal hours
00:00 - 01:30
07:00 - 23:59
Normal hours
00:00 - 01:30
07:00 - 23:59
Normal hours
00:00 - 01:30
07:00 - 23:59
Normal hours
00:00 - 01:30
07:00 - 23:59

Vehicles available

  • Luxury cars
  • Automatic cars
  • 4x4 ou SUV
  • Pickup
  • Cars

Nearby facilities

  • Taxi stand 0.1 Distance
  • Petrol Station 1.6 Distance
  • Shuttle Sun Palm Transport
  • Bus Airport Connect

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Good to know

Car hire at Christchurch Airport is made easy with Europcar.

Friendly service, new cars and low prices are part of our every day offer. Whether you are hiring a car for business or pleasure, Europcar has the right hire car at Christchurch Airport for you.

Europcar is looking forward to serving you at its car hire branch: Christchurch Airport. Remember to always bring your driving license, valid credit card and additional proof of identity (such as a passport if you are hiring abroad).

Europcar’s Green Programme: At Europcar, we understand the environmental impact of car hire. That’s why we have wholeheartedly embraced a sustainable development programme and are proud to be the first car hire company at Christchurch Airport with certified commitments.

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