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Car Rental Christchurch Airport

Telephone / Freephone

+64 3 360 2885 or 0800 11 21 21


158 Orchard Rd, Mustang Park, Harewood, Christchurch, New Zealand

Operating Hours

0800hrs - 1730hrs, Last shuttle to/from the airport at 1700hrs


Explore the vibrant city of Christchurch with our convenient airport car rentals. A rental car gives you the freedom to explore the city’s world-famous botanic gardens, marine life, incredible shopping, and much more. See what this amazing region has to offer with your hire car from Omega car rentals.

Omega’s car rental at Christchurch Airport supplies late-model cars for you to drive in comfort around this impressive city. Book now to grab an amazing Christchurch Airport car hire deal and have your car ready and waiting for collection once your plane lands.


Hiring a car at Christchurch Airport

Our Christchurch Airport car rentals branch is located at 158 Orchard Rd, Mustang Park, Harewood, just a 5-minute drive from the airport. We’re open seven days a week from 8.00 am to 5.30 pm.

Omega provides a complimentary shuttle bus service to and from Christchurch Airport. Once you’ve grabbed your luggage, call us toll-free on 0800 11 21 21 and a friendly Omega representative will come to you.


Picking up your Christchurch Airport Rental Car

Our Christchurch Airport car hire depot is based close to the airport terminal. Once you are ready to be collected, please call our freephone number and a representative will be sent to collect you in our Omega Shuttle Bus. You will then be taken to our car hire depot, 5 minutes away, where you will complete the documentation and uplift your rental car.

Please note the shuttle pick up point at Christchurch Airport: Leave the Terminal Via Exit Door 2, TURN RIGHT, then you will see the Transfer Station. 

Click here to view a map showing the shuttle pick up point at Christchurch Airport.

Should your arrival be outside office hours (please allow 1hr to clear customs) arrangements will need to be made prior to arrival. A contract will need to be pre-signed and a parking fee of $36 incurred. Please contact us on e-mail to make the necessary arrangements.

From selected hotels close to Christchurch Airport (and subject to availability), we can arrange for a representative from our Christchurch car rental team to collect you and bring you to our depot to uplift your hire car.  We provide this service free of charge, and pickup should be organised prior to the day of your car hire collection. Please phone (03) 360 2885 to make arrangements.  

The hotels from which we currently provide pick ups are:

  • North South Holiday Park
  • All Roydvale Avenue Motels
  • Jucy Snooze
  • Sudima Hotel


Dropping off Your Rental Car

Returning outside office hours can also be arranged; a parking fee of $36 would be incurred.

Check out our specials page for cheap rental cars at Christchurch Airport as well as seasonal Christchurch Airport car rental deals. 

Omega Christchurch Airport Depot

Things to do from Christchurch Airport

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Keytag Bonus -  $5 discount!

The Hector’s Dolphin, the smallest dolphin in the world, is only found in New Zealand waters and Akaroa is the only place that you can swim with them, making this truly a once in a lifetime experience. Read more >>>  


Skiing Adventure with Methven Heliskiing

Methven Heliski will take you to the magnificent Arrowsmiths, a mighty mountain range. Be prepared to have your breath taken away and be assured that you will find the experiences Methven Heliski offer exhilarating and heart pumping. Read more >>>

International Antarctic Centre

Experience snow and ice, a storm, learn about life in modern day Antarctica and Scott Base, and hang out with Little Blue Penguins! Open 9am-5pm daily, Orchard Rd near the airport. Read more >

Why Omega

Snow chainsSNOW CHAINS

Snow chains may be required if you are heading to the mountain in the winter ski season.  Chains are supplied in pairs and can be fitted to your vehicle's tyres to provide maximum traction when driving through snow and ice. Please book in advance as the chains are specific to the size of the tyres on the particular vehicle you have booked.

Cost:  $25 for the full duration of your hire

Fitting your Snow Chains: The videos below show you how to fit snow chains to your vehicle. At Omega we use 2 types of chains and while you won't know which type you'll receive until you come to collect your car, taking a look at the videos below will give you a head start and they both include important tips it helps to know in advance!



Cheap Rental Cars at Christchurch Airport

Our fleet of modern rental cars includes economy sedans, hatches, MPVs and SUVs. Many of our vehicles have Bluetooth capabilities and CD players, with children’s safety seats provided upon request. All our cars feature airbags for added protection.

Save big with our cheap rental cars at Christchurch Airport - check out our incredible relocation specials. Frequent business travellers can save even more with our rewarding Business Club rates – see more and join the Omega Business Club online today.

Our special web rates include standard insurance, unlimited kilometres and GST. We guarantee there are no hidden charges: the rental price listed is the price you’ll pay.


Christchurch Airport Car Hire FAQs


Where do I collect my Christchurch Airport rental car?

Give us a ring once you’ve collected your luggage. A friendly Omega representative will collect you in our Omega shuttle bus and bring you to the Christchurch Airport car hire depot.


Where do I return my Christchurch Airport rental car?

Drop off your Omega hire car at Christchurch Airport’s depot, and one of our friendly staff members will bring you to the airport.


How much does it cost to hire a car at Christchurch Airport?

The longer you hire a car at Christchurch Airport, the more money you save per day! Be sure to book in advance during holiday periods, due to high demand where prices may increase.


What is the most popular rental car at Christchurch Airport?

Economical run-arounds such as our 1300cc Premium Budget (Mazda Demio or Toyota Vitz) car category are extremely popular at Christchurch Airport.  However at Omega we have a car to suit every requirement - larger MPVs for groups and 4WD SUVs for those wanting to head to the nearby Canterbury skifields.  It really is about choosing the vehicle best suited to your own personal requirements for each trip.


How can I find car rentals near me at Christchurch Airport?

Omega is conveniently located in Orchard Rd, Mustang Park, just 5 mins from the airport terminals.  During office hours our shuttle will pick you up from the airport and take you to our Christchurch Airport rental car branch.


How much does an intermediate car rental cost at Christchurch Airport?

Browse our range of late-model rental cars at Christchurch Airport to find the perfect vehicle to suit your trip. Select your car, enter your pick-up and drop-off locations and rental dates to get an instant quote.


What is the closest petrol station to Christchurch Airport?

You’ll find a BP Truckstop petrol station near our Christchurch Airport car hire depot as you make your way back from the city centre.


Where are the best places to park at Christchurch Airport?

Christchurch Airport provides free parking for up to 30 minutes and charges $10 for up to 4 hours at Orchard Road car park. Pay $30 per day in short-stay parking, or utilise parking closest to the terminal at Express Park for quick drop-offs or pick-ups at $2 for 15 minutes.