There is no better way to see everything Christchurch has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Alamo rental car. Don't spend time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. Having your own vehicle allows you to go to the locations you want to see the most, when you want. Make your upcoming vacation to New Zealand even better with an Alamo rental car.
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With all there is to do and see in and around the Christchurch region, you'll want to explore more than just the block your hotel is on while on your stay. Whether you are wishing to try that well-reviewed restaurant across town or try some of the local hot spots, you'll want your own auto to explore as much as you can while on your trip. No matter where you end up staying in Christchurch, if you want to get the most out of your visit, having your own vehicle is key.
CarRentals.com works with the best businesses. Opening its doors in 1974, Alamo pioneered the concept of Unlimited Free Mileage. Alamo strives to provide low-cost, high-value rentals to leisure and family travelers.
Frequently asked questions
How do I get a Christchurch Alamo rental car at a great price?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the lowest rates, no matter when you reserve your car. However, booking your car ahead of time can help you save even more. Be sure to go over the mileage policy and don't add an extra driver to avoid any surprise fees.
Do I need to bring anything special when I pick up my car rental in Christchurch?
You'll need to present your driver's license and a credit card in your name.
What's Christchurch's minimum age to rent a car?
Alamo's minimum age to rent a car in Christchurch is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles (luxury, SUVs, etc.), may have an added fee if you are under 25. Make sure to review Alamo's policies to determine if there is an additional cost for you.
Is there a particular car I should get for my trip to Christchurch?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Christchurch. Economy or compact cars are good for short commutes and are easier to park. If you are traveling with coworkers, then a SUV or a sedan will have more room and provide a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a dash of luxury on their Christchurch vacation can choose the premium category for a car like a Cadillac or Audi or similar.
Is insurance required when you rent a car in New Zealand?
In New Zealand you do need to have insurance before you rent. Many major credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) generally offer coverage. However, many of them have prohibitions, such as not covering larger vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Christchurch. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Does Alamo require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
Alamo requires a deposit when you book your rental car. Alamo will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your car for your trip to Christchurch. Please be aware that the deposit will vary greatly based on the make and model of the rental.
Do I have to return my Alamo rental with a full tank?
At CarRentals.com, we advise a full to full policy. You should get into your vehicle with a full tank, and you will want to refuel up to the amount you picked the car up with. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a gas station before you return the car to Alamo. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Why should I get unlimited miles?
Christchurch certainly has its charms, but you may want to hit the road after you've checked off all the activities here.
Does Christchurch Alamo offer one-way car rentals?
Alamo typically offers one-way rentals. You may find it easier to return your rental at another location. However, there may be an additional charge when you opt for one-way.
Reserve your ride today!
With so much to do and see in Christchurch, having the keys to your own automobile lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to see more of New Zealand, you can drive wherever you like, without having to coordinate a ride-share or wait for the bus.
Before you head out of town, book your Alamo Christchurch car rental and visit all the must-see sights at your own pace. Book through CarRentals.com and hit the road in Christchurch, New Zealand.