The best rental car options in Christchurch, New Zealand

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Are you wanting to make the most of your time in Christchurch?

While our beautiful inner city is easy to get around by foot, you may wish to venture a little further afield to see everything that Canterbury has to offer. From Akaroa – a uniquely quaint French and British seaside settlement just 75 kilometres from Christchurch to the stunning wineries near Amberley – there is so much to see and do here.


Renting a vehicle is the best way to explore the region at your own pace

There are many rental car companies in Christchurch offering great deals for short or long term car hire.  Most rental outfits provide airport pick up services from both the domestic and international terminals.

Here at Hotel 115, we offer convenient open or undercover parking for your vehicle for a small fee.

Most rental vehicles in New Zealand include air conditioning, road maps and added upgrades such as GPS, baby carseats and more. Hire a car in New Zealand, and enjoy the beautiful sights that our country has to offer.

Let’s take a look at some of the rental car company options available to you…

Rental car companies in Christchuch, New Zealand:

GO Rentals – vehicles from $19 per day that come with free basic insurance and a complimentary GO Play card that provides discounts on over 200 activities.  Be sure to visit their website, as they have thought of everything to make your experience seamless – right down to providing Spotify Playlists for download during your journey!

“Service was great, car was in fantastic condition and the overall experience was an easy process.” – Chehade from Australia

APEX Car RentalsAustralasia’s largest home grown car rental company offers a comprehensive range of new and late model vehicles to suit all budgets and size requirements. They also offer very competitive early bird deals, winter ski packages and great relocation rentals. Check out their informative South Island Travel Guides to help you plan your adventure.

Omega Rental Cars – offer a fleet of modern vehicles at competitive prices. Their vehicles are completely un-branded, which means that whether you are a visitor or a local, travelling for business or pleasure, your car will not easily be identified as a rental car, which many customers prefer for security reasons. As they are partnered with some of the South Island ski fields, they are able to offer discounts on lift passes and ski hire.

Rent A Classic – looking for something different? Perhaps the 1974 MGB Roadster may interest you?  Or maybe a Mercedes Benz SLK? Very few places in the world offer these sort of cars for hire, so why not indulge yourself in a rather exclusive treat on some of the world’s best driving roads. These character cars certainly create some wonderfully memorable driving experiences!

“Fantastic experience – the only difficulty was handing the keys back!” – Nicholas from New Zealand – rented a Jaguar XK8



Other car rental services

Compare New Zealand Rental Carsthis website provides a resource where anyone can search, compare and instantly book a rental car to suit their needs. Using Compare New Zealand Rental cars, you are able to decide which option is the best deal, and reserve your vehicle using their secure, online booking system. They provide options from nine leading rental car providers in New Zealand including campervans and motorhomes.

“One of the few rental car comparison sites I have seen and probably the best.” – Gail from Australia.

Transfercar – is a service that helps rental car companies to move cars between their branches whilst offering a travellers a way to get around the country for free (or at a heavily discounted rate). Here, you can search relocation cars and campervans from the majority of New Zealand’s rental car companies. They will often provide a free tank of fuel and other addons. The only caveat is that you need to move the cars to their destination within the allotted time frame. Transfercar makes it easy for travellers to see the world on a shoestring budget while helping rental car companies move their stranded fleet.

If you are planning any sort of road trip in New Zealand – short or long, be sure to visit the New Zealand Tourism Guide for suggested driving routes, distances and road updates.


September 24, 2018 by Your friends at Hotel 115

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