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How can I pay for my rental car?
Payment for a rental car should preferably be made by credit card. It is possible to pay by debit card, however at the rental counter you will need a credit card issued to the main driver in order to secure the deposit for your rental car.
Who is allowed to drive the rental car and what are the conditions?
A rental car can be driven by a main driver, that is the person registered in the booking. Additional drivers may be added to the reservation at extra fee. The main and additional drivers are to present a valid driving license, which they have been in possession of for at least one year (please refer to the rental conditions), and a valid identity card/passport. Additionally, the main driver is to present a valid credit card issued in their name.
Do I have to pick up and return the car at any time? What happens if I am late for pick-up?
We recommend that you pick up the car at the agreed time as the availability of the car cannot be guaranteed in case of a delay. As a rule, local suppliers keep vehicles available up to 30 or 60 minutes after the agreed time. If a delay is inevitable, please contact the rental agency (you will find their contact details on the voucher).
What documents are required to pick up the vehicle?
When picking up the vehicle, the main driver is to present the following documents: the printed voucher, their identity card or passport; their driving's license and their valid credit card.
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Frequently asked questions about car rental in Christchurch

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1. What do I need to consider when renting a car in Christchurch?

If you want to rent a car in Christchurch, we recommend that you book it in advance. Define the car size, i.e. a small car or a family van, choose an insurance package and the local supplier that meets your requirements. Choose additional options and compare the best offers on HAPPYCAR.

2. Why do I need a credit card to rent a car in Christchurch?

A credit card issued to the main driver of the vehicle is required to block a security deposit for your rental in Christchurch. We recommend that you check the rental conditions to make sure your credit card will be accepted.

3. Who can drive my rental car in Christchurch?

If you are planning to rent a car in Christchurch, include an additional driver at extra fee. You can also filter the search with an "additional driver included" option to find the offers with an additional driver free of charge.

4. What does free mileage mean for car rental in Christchurch?

Free mileage means there is no mileage restriction to the distance you can drive a rental car. When renting a car in Christchurch, unlimited or free mileage is available in most of the car rental companies. Visit HAPPYCAR and select this feature to filter suitable offers.

5. How long do I need to have a driver's license to rent a car in Christchurch?

All car drivers must have had a driving license for at least 12 months - regardless of age. Sometimes, car rentals in Christchurch require a license for at least 24 months. The rental company will only count the period of the license from when the driver reaches the age of 18.

6. How much liability coverage should I have when renting a car in Christchurch?

Third party liability insurance for rental cars differs depending on the country of a rental and the offer itself. By selecting an Excellent Offer you won't run a risk of having insufficient protection.

7. How long can a car rental company in Christchurch keep the deposit?

In general, car rental companies in Christchurch may keep a deposit for 28 working days. It is possible that the amount will only be visible on a credit card at the end of the billing period. Choose a reliable supplier to avoid any inconveniences on site.

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Christchurch Attractions and Travel Tips

Cheap Car Rental Christchurch

With a strong old-world Anglican feel and a creative, resilient up-swell following the second-largest natural disaster in New Zealand, Christchurch is quickly reemerging as one of the most exciting cities in the entire country. HAPPYCAR is here to help you find the best car hire Christchurch has to offer so you can take full advantage of this vibrant city. Our rentals are all available straight from Christchurch Airport. We check the prices of international and local providers so that you don’t have to check each website to provide you with the best deals to make your money go further on a rental car that fits your specific vacation needs.

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Christchurch was the first established city in New Zealand, and dotted around the city are iconic Gothic buildings that remind visitors of its crown as the most English of New Zealand cities. Christchurch sits on the eastern coast of Canterbury, where a car rental with HAPPYCAR can unlock the Southern Alps, glaciers, hot pools, lakes and rivers, the ocean with magnificent beaches and some of the world’s rarest marine life. A quiet cosmopolitan ambiance is mixed with an exciting entrepreneurial spark, creating a re-imagined gateway to South New Zealand. Discover it all from the comfort of your Christchurch rental car.

To Do

City tours, botanic gardens, Hagley Park and even creating your own bone carvings are some of the wide variety of things to do and see in the Garden City. Head to the Antigua boat sheds and take a relaxing punt down the Avon River, or take in the fabulous view of Christchurch’s dramatically changed landscape in the Christchurch gondola ride. The Botanic Gardens span 30 riverside hectares and are planted with 10,000-plus specimens of indigenous and introduced plants. For your shopping fix, Christchurch features trendy renovated shipping containers through the RE:Start development program. Here you can find over 30 retailers showcased in a chic, colorful precinct. Christchurch is also the official gateway city to Antarctica, and there are many sights and museums on offer where you can learn more about this oft-unknown continent.

Attractions

While much of Christchurch’s traditional architecture and attractions has been damaged by the earthquakes, yet it still retains an air of English ambiance. Near Christchurch’s historic Arts Center, the Canterbury Museum is a fine showcase of New Zealand’s indigenous Maori culture. Other highlights include an exhibition about Christchurch’s important historical role in the exploration of Antarctica.

Eating

From craft beers to coffee, Christchurch has everything you could think to drink. The area south of Moorehouse Avenue is currently Christchurch’s most dynamic neighborhood, featuring a variety of daytime and nighttime eateries. Simo’s Deli offers exceptional North African street food, while over in the west in Sydenham, both the Honeypot Cafe and Burgers & Beer are particularly popular. In this rapidly-changing city, there are new little gems popping up everywhere. For the city’s best brunch, head to Under the Red Veranda and take in the vibe. Not to miss is the Christchurch Farmer’s Market, where the community spirit is infectious and offers some truly inspiring Moroccan food. For more exotic flavors, The Bodhi Tree, New Zealand’s only Burmese restaurant, rubs shoulders with Thai and Indian restaurants.

Excursions

With a car hire in Christchurch you can experience a wealth of excursions in the Canterbury area. North of Christchurch is the Alpine Pacific Triangle, where relaxing vistas unfold as you drive through the wine region of Waipara, explore the coast of Kaikoura and then relax in the thermal springs of Hanmer. To experience a stunning change of scenery you can drive down the The Great Alpine Highway, soaking up the vast Canterbury plains, the Southern Alps and the lush West Coast rainforest. Christchurch and its surrounding area are awash with a unique array of different landscapes that have to be seen to be believed.

Wherever you want to go and whatever you want to do, HAPPYCAR can provide you with the perfect car hire at the best price for all of your vacation needs. Book with HAPPYCAR and get your New Zealand adventure started as soon as possible!