Christchurch Car Hire: The Benefits of Using a Car Rental Service

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Christchurch Car Hire: The Benefits of Using a Car Rental Service

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Christchurch Branch

Branch Address:

168 Orchard Road, Harewood, Christchurch 8051

Branch Phone:

+64 21 043 8288



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Monday - Sunday 08:00 am to 06:00 pm (after-hours available)

EZU is just 5 minutes from the airport and offers a free shuttle service. When you are ready please call 021 043 8288. You will be picked up outside door/gate 1, near the Air NZ domestic check-in counters.

After-hours: For a fee of NZ$ 50.00, you can pick up your rental any time after normal business hours. EZU partners with Airpark Canterbury. Just head to Door/Exit 9 at the International Arrivals end of the terminal after you have collected your baggage. Dial 25 on the Free Phone mounted on a pillar next to Door/Exit 9. Airpark Canterbury will send its shuttle to pick you up and take you to collect your rental.

Please fill your vehicle with the correct fuel and return it to EZU at 168 Orchard Road, Harewood, Christchurch Airport. Our friendly staff will check the vehicle and then drop you to the front door of the Airport terminal - just 5 minutes away.

After-hours: If you have arranged an after-hours drop off with EZU, please FILL your vehicle with fuel and take it to Airpark Canterbury, 17-25 Logistics Drive, Harewood, Christchurch 8544. Park the car along the front fence line and take the key to reception. Airpark runs a shuttle on demand and it will drop you to the front door of the Airport terminal. There is a NZ$ 50.00 fee paid to EZU for this service.


What are the main considerations when searching for christchurch car rentals? This guide shares a few important tips.

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Steps to hire a car in Christchurch

  • 1. Select a vehicle

    Enter the location and time to search for a great range of vehicles.

    Select a vehicle
  • 2. Fill in the booking form

    Enter your personal information carefully to ensure there are no problems later.

    Fill in the booking form
  • 3. Booking confirmation

    Complete the reservation and confirm the booking.

    Booking confirmation
  • 4. Pick up the vehicle

    Print the voucher and check you have all the relevant documents you need to collect your rental.

    Pick up the vehicle

Why choose EZU when renting a car in Christchurch

  • High Quality Customer Service

    Free airport and hotel pick-up service

    Open and honest - no hidden costs

    Fast and efficient team

    Warm and friendly

  • Hot Deals

    Great deals from only $19.99/day!

    No cancellation fees

    No Debit Card and EFTPOS fees.

    Credit Card fees limited to 2%.

  • 24-Hour Roadside Assistance

    We provide 24-Hour Roadside Assistance with every car rental. Simply phone the AA on 0800 734 543 with your registration number if you find yourself in a difficult situation.

  • Convenient location

    Each of our branches are located less than 5 minutes' drive from the airport. We offer you a free pick-up service from the airport or hotel to our branch. Simply ring 0800 676710 when you are ready and our friendly team will pick you up.

  • Great choice of models

    Choose from our extensive range of modern, top-quality vehicles. These are well maintained by our own skilled mechanic on site. Where else to you get such wonderful vehicles at such an affordable rate?

  • More Optional Extras

    We are big on safety at EZU. We offer you car seats and booster seats that comply with the law. For your convenience we also offer other things to make your trip more enjoyable.


Hire a vehicle in Christchurch and enjoy

Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand and the seat of the Canterbury Region, Christchurch lies on the South Island's east coast. Christchurch is served by Christchurch Airport and by buses and trains. The local bus service, known as Metro, is provided by Environment Canterbury. The car, however, remains the dominant form of transport in the city, as with the rest of New Zealand. Christchurch has over 2,300 km of roads, of this 360 km is unsealed and 43 km is motorway. Christchurch has three motorways consisting of the Christchurch Northern Motorway, Christchurch Southern Motorway and the Christchurch-Lyttelton Motorway, making it easy to get around by car.

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Christchurch Frequently Asked Questions

Did you know that there are more sheep than people in New Zealand? If you're planning on visiting, Christchurch is an excellent place to set up your base camp, but it's important to have a way to get around and explore all of the sights.

While car rentals in Christchurch are often relatively affordable, they vary widely in other factors. It is important to choose a rental car that meets your specific needs.

Keep reading to learn what factors you should consider.

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What you need to know about traffic rules in New Zealand

New Zealand is definitely a paradise for road trips. The traffic is light, the road is good, and out of the window you can see the beautiful scenery of the north and south Islands. If you are coming to New Zealand for the first time, it is best to understand the New Zealand traffic rules before starting your road trip to avoid unnecessary violations.

  • Keep left

  • Pedestrians first

  • Keep speed down

  • Fasten Seat Belt

What should I pay attention to
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What car models does EZU offer?

  • Compact


    The price is lower and the fuel economy is better

  • Intermediate


    More comfortable space and better travel experience

  • SUV


    Ideal for great visibility and hill/mountain work.

  • People Mover

    People Mover

    Accommodate more passengers and more space for luggage

  • Campervans


    The best choice for vacation travel

  • Bus


    The best choice for group travel.

What Other branch does EZU?

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Queenstown Branch

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