World Famous Rental Cars at Christchurch Airport

Come visit us in our spacious new premises to experience Kiwi manuhiri (hospitality) from the friendly team at Pegasus Christchurch. We love welcoming new guests, and with a focus on making renting a car Fun, Friendly, Fast and Convenient we are happy to do whatever it takes to make your trip more pleasant.

If you’re visiting us for a holiday, be sure to enquire about the discounts we have available for some local attractions as our maps and tourist guides provided free of charge! If you are visiting on business, or simply want to get away as quickly as possible, tell us and you can pre-sign all of your rental car paperwork – allowing us to send you on your way in the shortest time imaginable.

Christchurch Airport Fleet

Now available!  Electric car rental – we now have Christchurch’s largest electric car fleet available for hire – 100% electric means no more hassle with petrol bills.  We have given these cars plenty of testing and the ride quality is incredible!  They are very quiet and comfortable rides. These cars really are the future!

Wherever you want to go in New Zealand our rental cars and vans will get you there – in style, comfort and safety. Because we’re part of a 14-strong network of car and van rental branches around New Zealand and offer 24-hour New Zealand Roadside Assistance you will have total peace-of- mind and on-road support – no matter where you are.

Why we are a great choice for car rental

  • 24-hour pick up and delivery options available from Christchurch Airport.
  • Pickup and drop off to your accommodation can also be arranged for your rental car
  • Quality, air-conditioned cars and vans to choose from.
  • Comprehensive vehicle insurance cover on all hires.
  • Personal and friendly service from experienced local operators.
  • Child seats and vehicle extras available to ensure a smooth and comfortable journey.
  • All our rental cars have AA Roadside Assistance
  • We have a wide range of free maps, tourism guides and even discount vouchers that come as part of your car hire

Airport Pickup Information During Business Hours

During normal business hours (8.00am to 5.00pm), Monday to Sunday.

  • Please pre-arrange direct airport pick up service by providing us with your flight details.
  • Once you have collected your luggage, call us on 0800 354 504 and we will confirm the pick up point

Returning a car has never been easier!

We work very hard to make the car hire process as fast, easy and fuss free as we can. The philosophy that we live by is that renting a car should be Fast, Friendly,

Convenient and Fun. We are more than happy to help you in any way that we can to make your trip a bigger success. Otherwise, if you want to hit the road quickly – we are well prepared to cater to your needs.

Returning Your Rental Car or Van During Business Hours

All rental vehicles must be returned to our depot at 545 Wairakei Road in our purpose built office. We will then take you to the airport, or to your accommodation near the airport if you prefer.

Global Perspective, Local Knowledge

One of the great privileges we have is sending people away to enjoy all that the beautiful South Island has to offer. We love to hear from you about your trip – and then share this with others that are visiting the beautiful Te Wai Pounamou. We have on hand some discount vouchers to local attractions such as the Antarctic Centre, Christchurch Gondola, Hanmer Adventure Attractions and more. In our purpose built rental car office we also have a wide range of brochures and pamphlets for you to browse and take away with you. On top of this – with every car hire we provide Christchurch and South Island Maps (free!!), the option of a GPS unit. Finally – the famous and free AA Accommodation Guides, tourism discounts and even a food guide for your enjoyment.

Strong, Nationwide Rental Network

Pegasus Rental Cars has been in the car hire business for more than quarter of a century. We are able to offer the strength of a nationwide network of 14 rental car offices – delivering you the convenience of a drop-off location to suit your needs. We are also able to draw on a wealth of experience when it comes to hiring cars that can only make your personal experience better.

Arrivals and Departures After Hours

We use Airpark Canterbury as our agents for our after hours collection returns, so you can collect your car no matter when you arrive into Christchurch Airport. We will email you detailed instructions with your booking confirmation.

Address:  545 Wairakei Rd, Burnside, Christchurch 8052
Phone: (03) 358 5890 | 0800 35 45 04
Hours: 8am – 5pm Monday to Sunday
  • 24 hour airport pickup/drop off available (fee applies)
  • 24 hour AA Roadside Assistance

“We were so impressed, firstly with the lady who served us upon arrival and also the car itself, it was in excellent condition and very clean. The price was fabulous – when you are on holiday every penny counts so why would anyone use one of the bigger rentals.”

Sue, South Australia

“No complaints from us, everything was very well organised and you and your team a pleasure to deal with. All the best.”

Tony Wells

“The car was excellent, did not miss a beat and very economical. You guys are amazing. My only complaint was with the weather!”

Dale Spittle