South Island

Cheap Car Rentals in South Island

Christchurch, New Zealand
6 Dec — 13 Dec
Same drop-off
Christchurch, New Zealand
Tue 6/12
Noon
Tue 13/12
Noon
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What is the cheapest time to rent a car in South Island?

January

C$ 47

February

C$ 32

March

C$ 29

April

C$ 43

May

C$ 33

June

C$ 41

July

C$ 377

August

C$ 53

September

C$ 52

October

C$ 51

November

C$ 57

December

C$ 65

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in South Island is March. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Compare available car types for rental in South Island

Small Cars

C$ 21 - C$ 66

All Car Types

C$ 34 - C$ 82

To rent a Small car in South Island, you would pay an average price of C$ 37/day. June is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in South Island (~C$ 21/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~C$ 66/day). In fact, June is about 45% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for South Island. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Island, renting a Small car saves you 26% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To rent a Medium car in South Island, you would pay an average price of C$ 46/day. April is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in South Island (~C$ 26/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~C$ 67/day). In fact, April is about 44% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for South Island. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Island, renting a Medium car saves you 10% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To rent a Large car in South Island, you would pay an average price of C$ 59/day. July is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in South Island (~C$ 34/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~C$ 132/day). In fact, July is about 44% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for South Island. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Island, renting a Large car is 15% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To rent a SUV car in South Island, you would pay an average price of C$ 58/day. April is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in South Island (~C$ 28/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~C$ 101/day). In fact, April is about 53% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for South Island. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Island, renting a SUV car is 14% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To rent a Van car in South Island, you would pay an average price of C$ 36/day. August is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in South Island (~C$ 12/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~C$ 108/day). In fact, August is about 67% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van rental for South Island. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Island, renting a Van car saves you 30% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To rent a Luxury car in South Island, you would pay an average price of C$ 21/day. March is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in South Island (~C$ 37/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is January (~C$ 54/day). In fact, March is about 0% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for South Island. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Island, renting a Luxury car saves you 59% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Top rental agencies in South Island

All major car rental suppliers in South Island

Alamo

8.4
Excellent
130 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.5

Overall

8.3

Pick-up/drop-off

8.4

Value

8.2

Enterprise

8.0
Excellent
375 reviews43 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.2

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

7.8

Avis

8.0
Excellent
182 reviews21 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.3

Overall

7.9

Pick-up/drop-off

7.6

Value

7.7

Hertz

7.9
Good
299 reviews17 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.2

Overall

7.7

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

7.5

Budget

7.0
Good
187 reviews28 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.5

Overall

6.9

Pick-up/drop-off

7.0

Value

6.8

Driving Force

8.8
Excellent
49 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

9.0

Overall

8.9

Pick-up/drop-off

8.4

Value

8.5

Thrifty

7.7
Good
83 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.7

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

7.5

Dollar

7.3
Good
51 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

6.8

Car Rental FAQs

What is the cheapest rental car found in South Island?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under C$ 54/day when booking a rental car in South Island. The best deal a user found was for C$ 28/day from Hitch Car Rentals, booked on Jul. 28.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in South Island?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a car hire in South Island from the following companies over the past two weeks: Hertz (C$ 34/day), New Zealand Discount Car Rentals (C$ 55/day), and Avis (C$ 88/day).

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in South Island?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Bargain Rental Cars (10.0 rating), Hertz (10.0 rating) and Yesaway (10.0 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in South Island.

How much does it cost to rent a car in South Island for a week from Hertz?

From Hertz you can rent a car in South Island from about C$ 377 per week on average.

How far in advance should I rent a car in South Island for the best price?

Generally, for a better deal in South Island it’s recommended to book in a timely manner (to save up to 6%). Cheapflights recommends you book around 73 days prior to your pickup date. Booking as early as you can also increases the likelihood that you’ll get the ideal car.

Can I rent a car for a month in South Island?

Yes, you can rent a car for a month in South Island check Cheapflights for the latest prices and car type availability.

How much does it cost to rent a car in South Island for a month?

Hitch Car Rentals currently has the lowest price available for a month-long booking. Users have saved up to 83% compared to the average price of a 30-day rental in South Island. Typically, a monthly car rental in South Island can be found for C$ 1,615. You can find car rental deals to be on average C$ 54 a day.