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Car Rental Christchurch Airport

Car rental in Christchurch made easy so you can enjoy the journey.


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Hiring a car in Christchurch

Picking up a rental car in Christchurch couldn’t be easier. 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.

We’ve got you! 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. Picking up with GO is faster, easier and better – our average pick-up time is just 3 mins! As the largest independent Kiwi rental car company, we’ve got a great choice of rental cars and the best value. What you book is what you get – no hidden costs.

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 and also within short driving distance. Be free to enjoy your journey – speak to our team and they can help you out with tons of ideas, activities and add-ons to help you make the most of your journey.

Award-Winning Customer Service in Christchurch

Thanks to our amazing customers, GO Rentals was awarded the prestigious Canstar Blue Award for Most Satisfied Customers in the Hire Car category in 2018 & 2020. 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.

Christchurch is a city full of wonderful experiences – something we know a thing or two about here at GO. In 2018, we were awarded a New Zealand Tourism Award, winning in the ServiceIQ Visitor Experience category. 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!

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 pick-up available). With great deals on car hire from Christchurch Airport, you can visit the website or download our app using the free Wi-Fi at the airport whilst you wait for your bags. We can find the perfect car to suit your trip and our great rates can help make your Christchurch adventure as simple as Look, Book and GO.

Tech makes things easy. 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.

Planning a trip to Christchurch

GO love getting more out of everything and make sure you check out our awesome City 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.

Reasons to GO with us

  • New Zealand Tourism Awards winners – Visitor Experience
  • Most Satisfied Customers Award – Canstar Blue 2018 & 2020
  • Huge choice of great rental cars to choose from
  • Highly recommended on major review sites
  • Competitive car hire rates
  • Convenient airport locations
  • The car you book is the car you drive
  • 24hr AA Roadside Assistance
  • Unlimited kilometres
  • FREE GO Play discount card for 650+ activities
  • FREE Basic car rental insurance
  • SAVE 6c per litre of fuel nationwide
  • FREE maps and guides
  • NO hidden costs
  • After hours support