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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
154 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.


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 14 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.

Christchurch’s Largest Electric Car Fleet
We have Christchurch’s largest electric car fleet available for hire – 100% electric means no more hassle with fuel bills. We have given these cars plenty of testing and the ride quality is incredible! They are very quiet and comfortable.

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 545 Wairakei 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 availabilityWhile 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.

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
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
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
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
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
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