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Car Rental Christchurch Airport

Telephone / Freephone

+64 3 360 2885 or 0800 11 21 21

Address

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

Operating Hours

0800hrs - 1700hrs, Last shuttle to/from the airport at 1630hrs

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Explore this vibrant city on New Zealand’s South Island with a convenient, cheap car rental from Christchurch Airport. Car hire gives you the freedom to explore this city’s world-famous locations with your own transportation. Discover our botanic gardens, marine life, incredible shopping, and much more. See what this fantastic region has to offer with Christchurch rental cars from Omega’s airport location.

Omega supplies late-model cars for you to drive in comfort around the Garden City and the South Island. So book now to grab a cheap car hire in Christchurch, and we’ll have your car ready and waiting for collection once your plane lands.

 

Hiring a car at Christchurch Airport

Our Christchurch Airport branch is located at 158 Orchard Rd, Mustang Park, Harewood, just a 5-minute drive from the Christchurch International Airport. We’re open seven days a week from 8.00 a.m to 5.00 p.m.

Omega provides a free pick-up service to and from the Airport. Once you’ve grabbed your personal belongings, call us toll-free on 0800 11 21 21, and a friendly Omega representative will come to meet you outside the terminal building.

 

Picking up your Christchurch Airport Rental Car

Our Christchurch Car Rentals depot is based close to the airport terminal. Once you are ready to be collected, please call us on New Zealand phone number (03) 360 2885 or toll-free on 0800 11 21 21. And we will send a representative to collect you in our Omega Shuttle Bus. Our representative will then take you to our car hire depot, 5 minutes away, where you will complete the documentation and uplift your car.

Please note the shuttle pick up point at the 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), as per our after-hours pick-up service policies, you must make arrangements before your arrival. In addition, you will need to pre-sign a contract and pay a parking fee of $36. Please contact us on e-mail rent-car@omegarentalcars.com to make the necessary arrangements.

From selected hotels close to the airport (and subject to vehicle availability), we can arrange for a representative from our car hire team to collect you and bring you to our depot to uplift your hire car.  We provide this service free of charge, and you should organise pick-up before the day you collect your car rental in Christchurch. 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

We can also arrange for you to return your hire car outside office hours, which will incur a parking fee of $36.

Check out our specials page for seasonal deals and cheap rental cars in Christchurch, NZ.

Omega Christchurch Airport Depot

Things to do from Christchurch Airport

Swim with Hector's Dolphins in Akaroa

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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.  We supply chains in pairs to attach 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.

Price:  $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

Join 500,000 satisfied customers and drive our modern rental cars in Christchurch City and beyond. Choose from economy cars, MPVs and SUVs. Many of our vehicles have Bluetooth capabilities and CD players, with children’s safety seats provided upon request. All our vehicles feature airbags for added protection.

Save big with great deals and the cheapest car rentals in Christchurch! Driving one-way to another city or the North Island? Check out our incredible relocation specials. With our rewarding Business Club rates, frequent business travellers can save even more. For additional information or to join, visit the Omega Business Club online today.

Our special web rates include standard insurance, unlimited kilometres and GST. In addition, we guarantee there are no hidden charges on any rentals across the North or South Island of New Zealand. The price listed is the price you’ll pay.

 

Christchurch Airport Car Hire FAQs

WHERE DO I COLLECT MY CHRISTCHURCH AIRPORT RENTAL CAR?

Once you’ve collected your luggage, call your Omega rental location on the location phone number listed on your reservation confirmation. 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! So, be sure to book in advance during New Zealand holiday periods to lock in our cheap car hire rates before prices increase.

 

WHAT IS THE MOST POPULAR RENTAL CAR AT CHRISTCHURCH AIRPORT?

Economical run-arounds like our 1300cc Premium Budget (Mazda Demio or Toyota Vitz) car category are extremely popular at this location.  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 ski fields. So hiring a car is about choosing the vehicle best suited to your requirements for each trip.

 

WHAT TYPE OF CAR IS RECOMMENDED FOR DRIVING IN CHRISTCHURCH?

Our late model sedans and hatches are perfect for zipping around the CBD. In addition, we have premium, family, or luxury SUVs for handling more rugged terrain. Finally, if you need more seats, the whole family gets to stretch out in our 8-seat MPVs.

 

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 international arrivals terminal.  We provide a complimentary pick-up service from the airport during office hours 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 upcoming journey. The booking process is easy, select your vehicle, enter your pick-up and drop-off locations and your desired rental time to get an instant quote. For further assistance, please contact our team on (03) 360 2885.

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO RENT A CAR LONG TERM FOR A MONTH IN CHRISTCHURCH?

Take advantage of unbeatable price reductions by hiring your Christchurch Airport car rental for longer. Watch the daily rate drop the more days you rent.

 

WHAT IS THE CLOSEST PETROL STATION TO CHRISTCHURCH AIRPORT?

Drivers will find a BP Truckstop petrol station near our Christchurch 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.

 

WHAT'S THE SPEED LIMIT IN CHRISTCHURCH?

Within the Christchurch city limits, speed is restricted to 30kms/hr and 70kms/hr outside the city. Be sure to check posted speed signage when you leave the CBD.

 

HOW ARE PETROL PRICES IN CHRISTCHURCH?

On average, motorists are currently paying between NZD 2.41 to NZD 2.63 per litre for unleaded petrol.

 

WHERE CAN I DRIVE FROM CHRISTCHURCH?

You’ll find plenty of options for day trips with your Christchurch car rental. One hour’s drive south will lead you to the picturesque harbour town of Akaroa. Discover local island history, native and unique wildlife, and breath-taking scenery.

A 1 hour and 45-minute drive north will bring you to hot springs, mountain bike and hiking tracks in Hanmer Springs.

Two hours south-west will bring you to the lively small town of Geraldine. On your way, If you're fascinated by aviation and the history of flight, stop in at the Air Force Museum.