New Zealand Car Rental

Location Details

Opening hours

Sunday 07:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Monday 07:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Tuesday 07:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Wednesday 07:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Thursday 07:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Friday 07:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Saturday 07:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Economy Rent a Car Christchurch
Christchurch International Airport
Christchurch, New Zealand (CHC)
New Zealand
Phone Number
(786) 975-2222

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Welcome to Christchurch, a city of captivating beauty and vibrant culture nestled on the eastern coast of New Zealand's South Island. Known as the "Garden City," Christchurch boasts a harmonious blend of stunning natural landscapes, charming parks, and a thriving arts scene.
Situated on the Canterbury Plains, with the Southern Alps as its majestic backdrop, Christchurch offers a unique blend of urban sophistication and outdoor adventures. From the tranquil Avon River winding through the city center to the picturesque Botanic Gardens bursting with colorful blooms, there's no shortage of breathtaking sights to explore.
Christchurch is also a city of resilience and creativity. After the devastating earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, the city has undergone a remarkable transformation, with innovative architectural designs and vibrant street art breathing new life into the urban landscape. The heart of the city, Cathedral Square, is a testament to the indomitable spirit of its residents.
To fully immerse yourself in the wonders of Christchurch, renting a car from Economy Rent a Car is the best way to go. Our wide selection of well-maintained vehicles ensures that you'll find the perfect car to suit your needs. Whether you're embarking on a scenic drive through the Canterbury countryside or exploring the nearby coastal gems, we have the ideal vehicle for your journey.
With your rental car from Economy Rent a Car, you'll have the freedom to uncover hidden gems such as the breathtaking views from the Port Hills, the tranquil beauty of the Banks Peninsula, or the adventure-packed trails of the Southern Alps. Explore at your own pace, stop by charming cafes and boutique shops, and savor the unique blend of heritage and modernity that Christchurch offers.
At Economy Rent a Car, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional service and competitive prices. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will ensure that you have a seamless car rental experience, allowing you to focus on creating memories and embracing the spirit of Christchurch.
So, whether you're strolling through the Christchurch Art Gallery, enjoying a punt ride on the Avon River, or savoring the local cuisine at the vibrant Riverside Market, make sure to include Economy Rent a Car in your plans. Count on us to provide you with the best car rental experience in Christchurch, allowing you to explore this enchanting city and its surroundings to the fullest.
Book your rental car with Economy Rent a Car today and embark on an unforgettable journey through the captivating landscapes and cultural delights of Christchurch. Get ready to create memories that will last a lifetime in this remarkable corner of New Zealand.

Important Information when Visiting New Zealand

  • In New Zealand you must drive on the left, which is why the steering wheel is on the right, the stick shift is on your left, and the roundabouts are done clockwise.
  • Keep in mind that travel times may take longer than what Google Maps indicated initially.
  • New Zealand has beautiful, rural landscapes but also winding and narrow roads. In these areas it is important to drive carefully and adapt your speed to the road conditions. Pay attention to warning signs and prepare yourself to encounter large vehicles, cyclists or animals on the road.
  • New Zealand is known for its natural beauty and abundant wildlife. Respect the environment while you drive and do not litter. In addition, in some areas, it is possible to encounter animals on the road such as sheep or birds. Reduce your speed and let the animals cross when necessary.
  • In New Zealand it is common to find narrow bridges where only one vehicle may pass at a time. All these are indicated ahead of time on the asphalt as a “one lane bridge” and there are signs to indicate who has the right of way.
  • 20 years is the minimum age to rent a vehicle. The renter must be also be the payment cardholder.
  • Make sure the rental vehicle adapts to your needs. If you are going to explore destinations of difficult access, dirt roads or very steep hills, we recommend renting an SUV. If you want to maintain a low gas cost, ideally you should rent a sedan.
  • Consider additional equipment that you might need during your adventure such as a car seat, Wi-Fi, GPS or others.
  • During the winter, roads will become snowy and frozen. So if you are traveling anywhere in the South Island and Central North Island you will need snow chains to explore mountain passes and everyday streets. Snow chains are a legal requirement in some areas.
  • Valid Driver’s License – You will need a driver’s license from your home country to drive in New Zealand, along with your passport. On some occasions you might need an international driving card.
  • Payment Method – A credit card will be required (with the name of the main driver) to pay the rental and security deposit. This deposit will be reimbursed when the car is returned, if the car is returned in the same condition in which it was received at the office. This can take several days or up to a week to process.
  • Proof of Coverage – The CDW is NOT mandatory if you pay with Visa Platinum or Mastercard but, you must provide written proof of your credit card’s coverage for the rental of a vehicle in New Zealand.