Christchurch Airport Car Rental

166 Orchard Road, Harewood, Christchurch

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OFFICE HOURS:Open 7 Days a Week 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Christchurch Airport Rental Car Information

A trip to New Zealand wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Christchurch – the South Island’s largest city. Walking the streets, you’ll quickly see a strong English influence evident in the city’s architecture. Past tragedies, however, have forced the locals to adopt a more creative approach with some of the city’s most recent developments. 

Ace are a short 5-minute drive from Christchurch Airport and offer a free shuttle service for collection and drop off. 

Allow an additional 30 to 40 minutes prior to the flight check-in time for car rental return & transfer from our Airport branches to the International and domestic airport terminals.

Park outside our branch, lock the car and place keys in dropbox on the far left side of the front entrance in the corner.

After-hours pickups are unavailable at this location.

If you are running late and you won't be able to collect your rental car at the allocated time, it is important to get in touch with the branch you are collecting from so that we can make alternate arrangements. Call our toll free number at 0800 502 277 and we will do our best to accommodate.

Ace Rental Cars is an ‘Off Airport’ company. Our office is located just minutes away from the Christchurch Airport Terminals. We provide a courtesy shuttle, to transfer all our customers to our office where vehicles are collected and returned.

Once you have collected your luggage please call for collection by our courtesy shuttle 0800 502 277. Please make your way to Door 2, past the Air New Zealand check-in counters (Towards domestic arrivals/departures). Please wait outside Door 2 and look out for the yellow Ace shuttle.

Shuttle Collection

Ace Rental Cars offers a pick-up and drop-off service to our branches for customers who are collecting or returning their car rental.

Frequently Asked Questions

Take a look at some frequently questions you may have when renting a car from Ace.

Affordable rental cars at Ace Christchurch Airport

Landing at Christchurch Airport is always exciting as it means your holiday is about to begin. Home to some breathtaking sights, Christchurch is a must-do on the South Island.

With the Southern Alps and the ocean as major viewpoints from any vantage point in the city, Christchurch is undoubtedly one of the more beautiful cities you’ll see. There are also some incredible spots relatively close by which are best accessed by car.

Don’t worry about relying on buses and tour companies, and take your South Island trip into your own hands, with a hire car from Ace Christchurch Airport. You can make your trip uniquely yours without all the hassle and worry of sticking to a rigid schedule. We’re located inside Christchurch Airport, so head here once you’ve landed and our staff will help you with your booking so that you can start your trip as soon as possible.


Chill in Christchurch with Ace

Christchurch is an incredibly cool city. Read on to find out why.

Christchurch is one of five cities in the world that is a gateway to Antarctica. It shows this through the International Antarctic Centre. Discover incredible facts, see beautiful sights, and immerse yourself in a notoriously unknown world. It’s conveniently located right next to the airport, so it could be your first visit while you’re in the city.

As well as being a gateway to a mystical realm, Christchurch is also cool because of its art and culture scene. Lining many street walls is fantastic street art. The city has a well-deserved reputation as the home of street art, so take note of all the masterpieces that adorn the city walls. The inside art is also a firm feature here: the Art Box Gallery and the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu are a must-do if you have an interest.

When night falls, the city yet again becomes even cooler. This is when Christchurch comes alive, with a thriving music scene taking centre stage. Head into any restaurant or bar and you’ll find yourself dancing the night away to live jazz, soul, and other great genres. It’s a fantastic city just to come and unwind.


Have an Ace Trip in your Rental Car

Christchurch is in an unbeatable location for some epic South Island road trips.

A two and a half-hour drive away is Kaikoura. Known for its beautiful wildlife, a must-do activity here is either a boat tour or a swim in the ocean with some of the inhabitants here. It’s not uncommon to spot orca, dolphins, humpbacks, and even sperm whales in the waters, so keep an eye out whenever you’re near the big blue.

There’s also Lake Tekapo, just a three-hour trip away. Here, Mount John sits next to the beautifully blue lake - it’s truly out of this world. Stay the night and watch the stars: this area is one of the best in the world to stargaze. Closeby is the mighty Mount Cook, another must-do if you’re in the area as it’s easily one of the best sights to see on the South Island.

Christchurch Airport is the start of something special. Whether you’re here for a city break, or you want to see what this area of the South Island has to offer, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more enjoyable city.. Whatever you decide to do, do it with Ace Christchurch Airport.

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