TRAVELLING UNDER THE RED AND ORANGE TRAFFIC LIGHT SYSTEM FROM 3 DEC 2021: Airlines, ferries and other transport operators will require you to have your vaccine pass or negative test before you can travel, and the same applies if you are crossing the Auckland border (after 15 Dec). Whilst our industry is not required to check vaccine passes, when you collect your car or use our shuttle service, please mask up, scan in and follow physical distancing guidelines. Contactless transactions can be arranged, just let us know in advance if this is your preference, you have a mask exemption, or if you are exiting an MIQ facility - we will be only too happy to assist. Enjoy your summer adventure!


Thank you again for the second time this year. You delivered to my wife a spotlessly clean and detailed vehicle, the service was prompt and the vehicle delivered with a smile and local service. I will certainly recommend your vehicles to our friends, regards

Thank you once again for the excellent service I received from you and your staff. It was truly SERVICE EXCELLENCE. Kind regards Franco

This is the 3rdtime this year we have used your company at 3 different locations and I have to say we have been really impressed with the consistently high standard of staff and quality of rentals you provide. It was interesting to add that while we were waiting for our pick up Roger ambled over to a competitor counter to see what a little run about would cost for the day, try $120!!

Hikers explore an ice-capped mountain near Christchurch.

RaD Car Hire Christchurch

Book a quality rental car at cheap prices through RaD Car Hire Christchurch. Our trusted car hire company will save you time, effort and money!

Our Christchurch car hire branch is just 5 minutes from Christchurch International Airport. We offer a wide range of late-model hires. Our vehicles are ready for pick up to take you to your destinations of choice in the Garden City or around the South Island of New Zealand.

Our range includes economy cars, sedans and station wagons. We also supply rental vans, luggage carriers, minibuses and 4WD SUV vehicles. We offer all car rentals at very competitive rates to suit any budget. RaD Car Hire Christchurch also offers one-way car hire.

Christchurch Airport Rental Car Pick Up

Collecting your rental car at Christchurch Airport is very simple! Upon arrival, give us a call on 0800 736 823 (press 5 and then 1 at the prompt) from any public phone inside Christchurch Airport, or call from your mobile on +64 3 348 7516.

We offer a convenient pick-up and drop-off car rental service from the Christchurch Domestic and International Airport terminals. Our RaD Car Hire location is just 5 minutes from the arrival terminal. Our Airport shuttle service is available from 7.30 am to 5.30 pm Monday to Friday, and 8.00 am to 5 pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. An after-hours pick-up and drop-off service is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day by prior arrangement. A $30 charge will apply.

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RaD Car Hire Christchurch Airport

8 Sir Keith Park Place
Mustang Park
Christchurch 8051
New Zealand

Why Choose RaD Car Hire Christchurch?

  • Large fleet of quality, late-model rental cars
  • Unlimited kilometres for 2+ day car hire on our Economy vehicles and 4+ days on the rest
  • Competitive vehicle hire rates – budgets to suit all customers
  • Car hire inclusive of GST and Insurance
  • Additional car rental insurance available for stress-free travelling
  • Roadside assistance
  • Baby and booster seats available
  • Free additional drivers as required
  • Vehicles with tow bars available
  • Bike rack hire available for vehicles with tow bars
  • Options to leave bike boxes with us to save you space!
  • Extensive knowledge of Christchurch City and surrounding areas
  • Convenient rental location covering Christchurch Airport Domestic and International terminals

Save even more and grab one of our incredible deals. Book your rental for longer to take advantage of a reduced daily rate! Make sure you hire a car in advance to avoid a price increase during NZ holiday periods.

Christchurch Car Rental Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Christchurch?

We want you to make the most of your trip to NZ. Head to our booking page to check out the lowest prices possible for your car rental in Christchurch. Enter your pick-up date and branch to view our vehicle availability. Choose the type of car to suit your needs, and you’ll receive an instant quote.

How old do I have to be to rent a car in Christchurch?

All drivers must be over 18 years of age. You must hold either a full or restricted New Zealand, overseas or international licence to rent a car in Christchurch with us. Plus, you will need to select our Full No Risk Cover if you are hiring on a Restricted licence. Some conditions apply to hirer's under 25 and vehicle insurance options differ so please check with us at the time of booking.

Where can I find great deals on rental cars in Christchurch?

With 23 branches country-wide, we help you pay less so that you can experience more in Christchurch City centre and beyond. Take advantage of our cheap car hire rates and incredible deals. Follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date with our specials.

Does my Christchurch car rental include insurance?

All vehicles in our Christchurch City and airport locations include car rental insurance in the quoted daily rate. We call this our “risk-taker cover” or “standard insurance cover.” We do not charge booking or credit card fees, all pricing includes GST, and we guarantee no hidden costs.

Can I rent a car in Christchurch with a tow bar and bike rack?

Yes! We have a range of vehicles fitted with tow bars and can offer bike racks with your car rental in Christchurch that are tow bar mounted. If you are a keen cyclist and have flown in with your bicycle, we can even arrange for you to leave your bike box with us, and we’ll keep it safe for you until you return.

Exploring Christchurch and Beyond

Many of our clients return to explore the great outdoors of New Zealand’s South Island. From skiing, snowboarding, fishing the great rivers and lakes to just sitting under the autumn trees. Christchurch and the wonderful South Island promise a fantastic adventure for all visitors. Read our travel guides for tips and inspiration!

Self-driving holidays are one of the most relaxing ways to enjoy New Zealand's landscape. By renting a car from our Christchurch Airport location, you have the freedom to travel around NZ. We have 23 rental locations across the South and North Island. With our one-way hire options, you can drive from one end of the country to the other.

Hiring a car allows you to travel between towns and cities to take your time exploring the scenic NZ countryside. Stop at small country cafes, wineries and other points of interest, or simply pause to admire a view. New Zealand's tourist routes are of a high standard, with sealed and signposted main roads within the city centre and rural areas. Remember to drive your hire car on the left side of the road!

Are you heading to the South Island of New Zealand? Get in touchwith RaD Car Hire Christchurch Airport branch and book online now or phone our friendly staff. You'll enjoy a quality fleet backed by unbeatable value and customer service. We look forward to seeing you off on your next adventure!

Great car rental deals from RaD NZ available at Christchurch International Airport.

The new Christchurch Airport Terminal