Welcome to the Garden City. Our Christchurch Airport car rental branch is open from 5.00 a.m. - 11.00 p.m. daily and if arranged 24 hours in advance, we can collect you from your airport accommodation. Our mission is to make things easy for you to get GOing in no time!
A nimble hatch perfect for navigating NZ’s winding city or country roads.
Travel conditions apply
- Large Bags
- Small Bags
Hyundai Tucson or similar
Strength, style and street appeal. The 2WD Tucson is excellent for any journey.
- Large Bags
- Small Bags
Picking up your car rental at Christchurch Airport is so simple! Call us on 0508 246 784 from any public phone, or on +64 3 358 4051 from your mobile to arrange pick up.
Our courtesy shuttle service can collect you from both the International and Domestic terminals or from your airport accommodation and take you straight to our Christchurch car rental branch, getting you GOing in no time.
Reasons to Go with us
- New Zealand Tourism Awards winners – Visitor Experience
- Most Satisfied Customers Award – Canstar Blue 2018
- Super fast online booking system
- The car you book is the car you drive
- 24hr AA Roadside Assistance
- Unlimited kilometres
- FREE GO Play discount card for 200+ activities
- FREE Go Basic insurance
- NO hidden costs
Best Customer Service in Christchurch
Thanks to our amazing customers, GO Rentals was recently awarded the prestigious Canstar Blue Award for Most Satisfied Customers 2018 in the Hire Car category. That means when you hire a car from GO Rentals in Christchurch, you're getting a world-class customer service experience thanks to our amazing team of passionate staff.
Following on from this, we were also delighted to be awarded a New Zealand Tourism Award in 2018 where we were announced as the winners of the ServiceIQ Visitor Experience Award. This award recognised GO Rentals as an organisation that is driving value through an outstanding visitor experience – something we wouldn’t be able to do without our amazing team in Christchurch!
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Hiring a car in Christchurch
GO Rentals Christchurch Airport car rental branch is only minutes from the airport terminal and just a short drive from Christchurch City Centre. As soon as you land, we’ll race over to pick you up from the airport terminal and you’ll be discovering Christchurch in no time.
Our Christchurch Airport car hire branch is located outside the airport terminal so we save on costs. This means we can pass those savings onto you. GO prides itself on providing a quality car hire service and rental cars at reasonable prices. Of course we have hundreds of safe, reliable, clean and affordable late-model vehicles like the other top companies. What you see is what you get, meaning no hidden costs and the car you book is the car you drive. All that, plus our standout service, will really put a smile on your dial.
Christchurch is one of New Zealand’s most historic cities with a rich heritage. There is a very English feel to the city with the River Avon a focal point of the city along with the beautiful parks and gardens. Once you pick up your rental car in Christchurch, don’t be in too big a rush to leave. There are plenty of places to explore both on foot in and around the city but also within short driving distance. Speak to our team at the Christchurch car rental branch and they will be more than happy to pick out some of the great places to explore on the map.
Things to do around Christchurch
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Lord of the Rings Tour
Join us on The Lord of the Rings Tour and journey to the filming locations.
Call number below, quote GO Play to confirm booking. Present GO Play Card on arrival.
Various locations - Christchurch. Tel: 0800 427 753
Helicopter Scenic Flight
Scenery that unfolds from the top of NZ's highest peak and land on Tasman Glacier.
Select ENQUIRE NOW or call number below, quote GO Play to confirm booking. Present GO Play Card on arrival.
Departs Makarora near Wanaka. Tel: 0800 66 66 68
Renting a car at Christchurch International Airport
If you have flown into Christchurch Airport and you are looking to pick up a rental car on the day, then make sure you look beyond the airport kiosks. Our Christchurch Airport car rental branch is located just a short 5 minute drive from the terminal (free pickup available). With great deals on car hire from Christchurch Airport, you can visit the website or download our app using the free WiFi at the airport whilst you wait for your bags. Book your rental car through the website or app or give us a call and we will give you our best price on the perfect hire car to get you GOing on your Christchurch adventure.
If you have already booked your Christchurch car rental, make sure you download our handy app before you set off. You can use the app to manage your booking as well as using it to find a wide range of discounts on activities in Christchurch and beyond through our GO Play programme.
Trip Planner itineraries from Christchurch
Christchurch to Christchurch
- Hanmer thermal springs
- World of Wearable Art
- Explore the Abel Tasman
- Swim with dolphins
5 days gives you a nice amount of time to make the road trip up to Nelson from Christchurch. After picking up your rental car make the short drive to Hanmer Springs and spend the night relaxing in the thermal waters before carrying on to Nelson and the Abel Tasman. Your trip back to Christchurch will bring you via Blenheim and Kaikoura where you can swim with dolphins.
Christchurch to Auckland
- Kayaking Milford Sound
- Exploring the Abel Tasman
- Discovering Hobbits
- Cruising the Bay of Islands
Great news! You have 24 days to explore New Zealand's stunning islands. Pick up your rental car in Christchurch and first head south to the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown and the stunning Milford Sound. From here head to the glaciers of the West Coast and the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park. Once you cross to the North Island you will head all the way to the top tip at Cape Reinga before finishing up in Auckland.
Planning a trip to Christchurch
Make sure you check out our awesome new Complete Guide to Christchurch with heaps of great tips on where to stay, where to eat out and what to do whilst you’re in the picturesque Garden city