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Christchurch Airport

Car Rental Christchurch Airport

Affordable Rental Cars and Mini Van Hires at Christchurch Airport, NZ
Pegasus Rental Cars Christchurch Airport
158B Orchard Road, Harewood,
Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
Opening Hours
8am – 5pm Monday to Sunday

Visit us in our spacious 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.

Holiday Rental Cars
If you’re visiting us for a holiday, be sure to enquire about the discounts we have available for some local attractions and we have maps and tourist guides.

Business Rental Cars
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 possible.

Call the Christchurch Pegasus Team today on 0800 35 45 04 or get a quote to find out about pricing and availability of our rental cars.

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We Make it Easy to Rent a Car from Christchurch

Pegasus Rental Cars New Zealand
We are part of the Pegasus car and van hire network with 15 locations around New Zealand, all with friendly local owner/operators. Pegasus Rental Cars has been around since 1989, so you know you will be dealing with a reputable and
well-established rental car company.

Why Pegasus Rentals are a Great Choice for Car Rental

  • Personal meet and greet or express service.
  • All daily rates include GST and insurance.
  • Unlimited kilometres on car hire 4 days or more.
  • GPS navigation and child seats available.
  • Wide selection of reliable rental vehicles with good fuel economy.
  • Friendly staff with great local knowledge.
  • The car you select is the car you will get – guaranteed model.


On a budget?  No problem!
We have a wide range of vehicles – economical Nissan Tiidas and Mazda Demios are very popular here in Christchurch for running around town, and for the ski fields and longer trips our SUVs are a comfortable and safe rental car option.


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.


24-hour Roadside Assistance Cover
Our Christchurch Airport hire cars are covered by Roadside Assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from anywhere in New Zealand.

Renting and Returning a Car Has Never Been Easier!

We work very hard to make the car hire process as fast, easy and hassle-free as we can. The philosophy that we live by is that renting a car should be fun, friendly, fast and convenient. We are more than happy to help you in any way that we can to make your trip as smooth as possible. Otherwise, if you want to hit the road quickly – we are well prepared to cater to your needs.

Airport Pick Up During Business Hours
We provide an airport service 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 Your Rental Car or Van During Business Hours
All rental vehicles must be returned to our office at 158 Orchard Road, Christchurch. We will take you to the airport or to your accommodation* near the airport for a small charge.*subject to a 10km radius of airport, which does include the city centre, and also availability.  While our office is only five minutes from the airport, we recommend that you allow plenty of time when returning your rental car before you have to check in. For domestic flights it is suggested that you check-in about one hour prior to the flight time and for international flights it’s two hours, but please refer to your flight booking details. For large groups or If you have lots of luggage etc then please allow more time.If you are unsure please give us a call 0800 35 45 04 the day before you are due to fly and we can advise further.

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 discount vouchers for local attractions such as the Antarctic Centre, Christchurch Gondola, Hanmer Adventure Attractions and more. In our 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, tourist discounts and even a food guide for your enjoyment.

Aman was great to deal with.Car was reasonably priced and of great quality. I made very good use of the unlimited kilometers available as standard.(PS. If you are from Australia... You will be shocked by the cost of fuel in NZ, but that is just how it is!)
Rick L
Rick L
23:18 13 Nov 19
Great service at a great price. I have been using these guys for my annual fishing trips for 20 years. Always very helpful. The ability to hire a bike rack is an added bonus. I would highly recommend.
Geoff Mutton
Geoff Mutton
23:12 17 Nov 19
The team at Pegasus Rentals were very friendly/ helpful and made the rental process easy for us. Picking us up / dropping us off at the airport made the rental process easy without the worries of getting lost in and around the airport. Vehicle easily met our needs.Thankyou
Ron Pollock
Ron Pollock
21:49 17 Nov 19
Our experience with Aman and his crew at Pegasus rentals was wonderful. From the moment we booked they kept us informed, were happy to make changes to our arrangements and their airport service was was exemplary . We are happy to recommend them to other travellers and will use them again. Thanks, The Wright family.
Mary Wright
Mary Wright
00:09 26 Nov 19
Aman provided outstanding service. This was our first time traveling to NZ and I had so many questions regarding the process that Aman patiently addressed. We will use this agency again on future trips!
k heath
k heath
01:24 26 Nov 19
Pegasus Rental Cars was a great option and experience for my family and I while visiting Christchurch and the South Island. They were very courteous and had the car gassed, cleaned and ready to go upon my arrival at their rental location. Online booking was easy, and I got a personal follow up from Aman to make sure everything was good to go. Returning the vehicle was quick and easy as well. I will be sure to use them again in the future.
Chris Lawler
Chris Lawler
07:54 27 Nov 19
Aman and mate were fabulous. From the pickup at the airport, the drop off at the end of our trip and all the dramas in between they sorted it all with a smile and a “no worries” attitude. We have used them for many years and always had the same courteous service. We highly recommend them. Meredith
Meredith Dearden
Meredith Dearden
07:27 02 Dec 19
Great experience - friendly staff, good 11-Seater we hired with lots of room at a very good price. Many thanks 🙂
Nigel Brown
Nigel Brown
21:12 08 Dec 18
Normally I have plenty of time to collect my car, but last week, due to late flight arrival, I had 45 minutes to collect car, and get to city centre. Aman arranged for an immediate pick up after advising me it could be 10 minutes, then when I got to depot, paperwork was done, billing done, and car ready! I got to presentation with 2 minutes to spare.On return, always courteous, always a great smile, that is why I keep going back to them. Great service guys, well done!
Tony Lucas
Tony Lucas
04:25 03 Dec 19
I would 100% recommend Pegasus Rental Car in Christchurch. My family and I dealt with Darren and he was so helpful and accommodating to my family. He went above and beyond and was a all round lovely man. We will definitely be returning. Thanks Darren!
Ryan Clark
Ryan Clark
03:24 29 Aug 18
We had a great experience with Pegasus. The staff were extremely friendly and made sure that we had everything we needed for our trip! They took the time to show us how to download maps on our phone and gave us great recommendations for our route. They were very efficient and picked us up and dropped us off at the airport on time. Service was great, car ran smoothly, communication was excellent- would highly recommend them. Thank you!
Anna Groves
Anna Groves
05:19 11 Jun 18
Awesome service from Pegasus Car Rentals in Christchurch. I got picked up at the airport promptly on calling. The check in service was professional an streamlined. Not to mention a great quality vehicle at a very reasonable rate. I would recommend their service.
John Mackillop
John Mackillop
00:14 01 Jul 18
We book all our rental cars through Pegasus where possible nationwide. The Christchurch branch have always been accommodating, very efficient and competitively priced. Darryn and the team don't mind sharing a laugh over the phone to make the day go a little faster!
Gleamz Limited
Gleamz Limited
00:46 12 Jul 18
We are very impressed with the personal service this company offers. From the initial booking, to being collected from our flight, to the car ready and waiting, everything was as we had hoped. But then, when we had problems with our return flights and our return was delayed they went far beyond our expectations in consideration and helpfulness. We will always use this company for our South Island travels.
Helen Miller
Helen Miller
00:20 12 Dec 19
Decided to choose Pegasus based on their amazing reviews and was so glad I did! The process was incredibly easy, very quick pick up and drop off, great car, and super friendly staff. Thank you Aman for all your help, and for picking up my friends and I with a smiling face, even at 1am! Could not recommend this place more.
Lianne Britto
Lianne Britto
00:38 13 Dec 19
super helpful everything we make a booking. great cars and reasonably priced compared to others. we only use pegasus car hire now. great customer service.
Penny Nichols
Penny Nichols
05:33 09 Dec 19
Really friendly staff, was a totally hassle free experience. Vehicle exactly what I was looking for and performed perfectly. I was really happy I chose Pegasus and I can understand why they were recommended by a friend, I would do the same.
Ollie Keith
Ollie Keith
22:27 28 Dec 19
Sensational service. Prompt, punctual and no fuss. Even when we had a mechanical issue in a remote area (by NZ standards) we received swift assistance. Been using Pegasus for a decade all over NZ and Anan at Christchurch is the best of a good lot. You won’t be disappointed.
Jonathon Woods
Jonathon Woods
00:46 02 Jan 20
Extremely professional, very accommodating and courteous. I couldn't have chosen a better car rental for my trip to NZ. Thank you Amandeep! You are the best person for this business.
Garima Kapoor
Garima Kapoor
04:40 02 Jan 20
I leased a small Peugeot hatchback for a week from Pegasus Christchurch. The staff picked me up at Christchurch airport around 1am in the morning to collect the car and dropped me back to my hotel when I returned the car to Pegasus.The car was an older model with a small engine size but got me around the south island. With the cost of petrol in NZ around $1.40 per litre, a small car makes a good option, if you are not travelling with much luggage.
Greg Peak
Greg Peak
09:31 02 Jan 20
Pegasus CC is a great car hire co. They are friendly and have a good range of cars on offer. Personally I think they are also good value for money too! Thanks to Aman and the guys for such good service.
noeltown griffin
noeltown griffin
01:55 09 Jan 20
We had a great experience with Pegasus Rental Cars. Cars were clean and reliable. Office person was very understanding and helpful in all respects. We will highly recommend this business.
Vivek Hegde
Vivek Hegde
10:24 21 Jan 20
I really can’t speak highly enough about our recent experience with Pegasus Car Rentals. From the point of my first email enquiry, to handing back the keys after a period of three weeks encompassing two hire periods, Aman was the epitome of professionalism. Always on hand to answer my questions, either via email or phone, his prompt response times ensured that everything ran very smoothly. Nothing was too much trouble. Very reasonable rates too and no hidden costs.This was the first of many trips to NZ from the UK and I am so pleased that I have found a reliable car hire company that I will use again and again!
Heidi Dore
Heidi Dore
14:04 22 Jan 20
Fast and clean, just like my wife's driving! Awesome service and very reasonable price! Thanks again
Alexis Paré
Alexis Paré
22:44 24 Jan 20
Manager Aman, went over and beyond his service. Very friendly and easy to dealt with. Service was super extreme excellent.Highly recommended rental cars. Nice tidy vehicle, reliable, great price, and car in good condition. More acceptable hire cost than other companies i tried. We will certainly using Pegasus Rental Cars again.
Lee Urbina
Lee Urbina
00:46 01 Feb 20
Really friendly staff and reasonable price make me smile. If you have plan to go south island. I'd like to highly recommend. I hope you guys have a good day. Amen. Cheers.
최영환
최영환
02:22 10 Feb 20
If you guys are in Christchurch and looking for cars, please go to these guys. The service is terrific, very fast responds, and the car conditions are well maintained. 100% recommended 👍🏻 also the price are way cheaper than the other car rentals 🙂
lina rashid
lina rashid
10:10 15 Feb 20
Being unfamiliar with renting cars it was a great relief to get the friendly service that Pegasus rental cars offered. They made it so easy and effortless. I was able to relax and enjoy the experience. The pick up from the airport was prompt and friendly. The manager was so helpful and efficient, I was on my way in no time. The car was in great condition and very economical and more than met expectations. I would recommend them to anyone and certainly would use them again.
Nancy Barclay
Nancy Barclay
01:20 21 Feb 20
This is the second time we have used Pegasus cars. They are exceptionally efficient, reasonable priced, good vehicle choice ,well maintained. Always a friendly service and I would certainly use them again
helen santry
helen santry
22:40 23 Feb 20
Amazing experience with Pegasus Rental Cars! Aman and the staff went over and above to help us with our travels which was a challenge as we travel with bikes. Friendly helpful service, good cars and great value! Would highly recommend them!
jennifer wright
jennifer wright
07:37 24 Feb 20
I have no hesitation in recommending this car hire company in both Christchurch and Dunedin. The staff are friendly and helpful, and I have never been let down by their cars.
Moira Winslade
Moira Winslade
02:55 15 Jan 19
Thanks for the great service we received. Great price, great car, no problems. Would definitely use Pegasus again. Thank you!
Jill Gallaher
Jill Gallaher
03:47 10 Mar 20
excellent to deal with - and very friendly too! hired a Leaf electric vehicle, and they have pretty much convinced me to buy one too with their enthusiasm for them. have rented with them before & would happily rent with them again.
Nick Morten
Nick Morten
07:33 16 Jan 19
Fast prompt friendly service! Great value.
Horst Chen
Horst Chen
01:12 15 Feb 19
friendly staffs, fast administration, and great price. I got imported car from Japan with Japanese language on the screen so I took time to know how to turn on the radio but still good car overall and no problem.during my 2 weeks road trip in South Island. recommended for you to choose local company with cheaper price than expensive big brand.
Lauren Nisa S
Lauren Nisa S
12:13 15 Mar 19
This’s the only place that can let me rent an EV (Nissan Leaf) for long term. Thanks to Aman for your services.
Jah Duenphen
Jah Duenphen
01:46 20 Feb 20
It's when unforeseen hiccups happen in any business that customer service really counts. Darryn and Aman in Christchurch certainly stepped up for my daughter and I when the vehicle we had booked was not available due to last minute damage. Aman was most apologetic and had no option but to supply us with an alternative vehicle, in a lower category than we had paid for, so that our trip could continue. We subsequently received a rate refund. The staff at Pegasus were courteous and friendly throughout all levels of communication and made sure that we received excellent attention. Aman helped us to download NZ maps for the area we were touring and thoroughly explained details of insurance, road rules, break down assistance if required etc. in order to ensure that we continued to have their support during our trip. The car had no mechanical problems whatsoever and the replacement hybrid we drove was very economical on petrol (which is more expensive in NZ than Australia). The money we saved on car hire went towards wonderful NZ tours and I look forward to returning in the future. If you are seeking 'value for money,' slightly older but clean, reliable vehicles and a car rental service that provides good old- fashioned service, give Pegasus car rentals serious consideration.
Carole Pemberton
Carole Pemberton
01:32 05 May 19
I have used Pegasus Rentals in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin but this was my first experience with the Christchurch branch. Our contact, Aman, was a very gracious host and fetched us from the airport. We rented a budget Nissan Tiida sedan and I was very surprised to get the car in gleaming white and in spic and span condition (a first for me with any rental!). We had 3 large suitcases and I was very sure that one would need to go on the back seat but this budget sedan's boot swallowed all 3 bags and still had room for one of our small carry-on(s). Aman even helped lift our heavy suitcases into the boot - good man! I am always a little nervous about rentals and their reliability especially as we planned to make a trip to Dunedin from Chch. We had no issues at all with the car and managed to even eke out a 15km/l consumption on our run both ways. Overall a fantastic experience with Pegasus Christchurch and kudos to Aman for making all the transaction procedures fast and easy as! 5 stars all around!
Clement Pakiam
Clement Pakiam
01:47 22 Aug 19
friendly staffs, fast administration, and great price. I got imported car from Japan with Japanese language on the screen so I took time to know how to turn on the radio but still good car overall and no problem.during my 2 weeks road trip in South Island. recommended for you to choose local company with cheaper price than expensive big brand.
Lauren Nisa S
Lauren Nisa S
12:13 15 Mar 19
It's when unforeseen hiccups happen in any business that customer service really counts. Darryn and Aman in Christchurch certainly stepped up for my daughter and I when the vehicle we had booked was not available due to last minute damage. Aman was most apologetic and had no option but to supply us with an alternative vehicle, in a lower category than we had paid for, so that our trip could continue. We subsequently received a rate refund. The staff at Pegasus were courteous and friendly throughout all levels of communication and made sure that we received excellent attention. Aman helped us to download NZ maps for the area we were touring and thoroughly explained details of insurance, road rules, break down assistance if required etc. in order to ensure that we continued to have their support during our trip. The car had no mechanical problems whatsoever and the replacement hybrid we drove was very economical on petrol (which is more expensive in NZ than Australia). The money we saved on car hire went towards wonderful NZ tours and I look forward to returning in the future. If you are seeking 'value for money,' slightly older but clean, reliable vehicles and a car rental service that provides good old- fashioned service, give Pegasus car rentals serious consideration.
Carole Pemberton
Carole Pemberton
01:32 05 May 19
My husband and I rented a car from this company on the 6th and 7th September. We experienced exemplary service from the manager, Aman. The email communication from him during the booking process was excellent and courteous. When we arrived at Christchurch airport we were collected by Aman and taken to Pegasus Rental Cars. The paper work was straightforward and simple. I asked Aman about taxi services for the day we were due to return the car and he took the time to set up the Uber app for me on my mobile, and in addition he explained how to use the app. My husband and I are both in our seventies, therefore modern technology sometimes is complicated for us. We cannot recommend Aman enough. He understands the need for good customer service. Our experience was so good that we will always rent a car from Pegasus whenever we require one on our travels.
Margaret McCallum
Margaret McCallum
01:30 11 Sep 19
Great firm to work with. Communication was excellent and they even went out of their way to deliver a left item in one of the car to a depot across town. Would recommend using this firm again.
Robyn Wells
Robyn Wells
21:44 11 Sep 19
an excellent service , car was very modem and carry all our essential baby needs
Richard Mccullum
Richard Mccullum
07:27 14 Sep 19
Excellent service, helped me plenty during the checkout.
Zack Teo
Zack Teo
20:54 01 Feb 19
All good on trip. Well looked after.
Billy O'D
Billy O'D
19:04 06 Nov 18
Aman and his team are deeply committed to providing A1 service with a genuine smile. After 3 hires, the last one at short notice, nothing is too much trouble. Being a serial car hirer in many countries I can hand on heart say Aman and Pegasus Rentals, Chrishchurch NZ are the BEST 💖💕
Trina Hill
Trina Hill
07:15 27 Sep 19
Absolutely friendly service and such helpful staff. Van was spotlessly clean. Highly recommend these guys
Pauline Smith
Pauline Smith
18:43 30 Sep 19
We have using Pegasus Christchurch for many years now and couldn,t more happy. Exceptional customer service. Over the years we,ve had a couple of little hiccups and Darryn and his teamed have jumped straight into action with a happy, no problems attitude. You couldn,t ask for more. Now my family are also booking through Pegasus Christchurch. Well done Darryn
Janelle Paterson
Janelle Paterson
02:41 11 Jul 18
Great service. Friendly & professional. Easy to use & enjoyed the vehicle
Karen de Lautour
Karen de Lautour
04:31 13 Oct 19
I am very impressed of the quality of service and professionalism shown by Mr.Aman of Pegasus Rental Cars.The paperwork was well organised and the cars were ready for our use without delay.A great guy to deal with.Shall not hesitate to use Pegasus Rental Cars for my next visit to Christchurch.
fookchoy chan
fookchoy chan
11:33 17 Oct 19
Well organised friendly people. Car clean and well-groomed. Perfect for our needs.
Terry Swanson
Terry Swanson
20:14 31 Oct 19
I often use Pegasus Rental Cars at Christchurch Airport. It is an absolute pleasure to deal with them. They are professional, friendly and always go out of their way to accommodate me. Their cars are always in a great condition.
Lilly Halgryn
Lilly Halgryn
20:51 07 Nov 19
Pegasus was great. The booking process is easy, the people are friendly, and the vehicles are great. The only thing is that this location is a little difficult to find on your first try, so keep both your eyes peeled!
Matthew Huang
Matthew Huang
20:58 28 Nov 19
Really friendly staff and reasonable price make me smile. If you have plan to go south island. I'd like to highly recommend.But I would like to ask them that I fill the gas 40$ and returned as written on paper.(Before return fill the gas 40$)But they charged about 40$ again. The reason was I didn't fill the gas enough fully.I think you guys need to fix the document a little bit from confused.
최영환
최영환
00:28 10 Feb 20
Awesome friendly staff in both Queenstown & Christchurch. Air-con wasn’t amazing, but clean, comfortable affordable vehicle. Thanks team 👍
Nicki Clithero
Nicki Clithero
03:29 27 Dec 18