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Thrifty Car Rentals in Christchurch: All you need to know

If you want to see everything Christchurch has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from Thrifty. Don't spend time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. When you have access to your own car, you can go anywhere you want to go, when you want. Make your next vacation to New Zealand more enjoyable with a Thrifty car rental.

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With all there is to do and see in and around the Christchurch region, you'll want to take in more than the area surrounding your hotel while on your stay. Whether you are wishing to try the restaurant that has gotten fantastic reviews across town or check out some of the local hot spots, you'll need your own vehicle to see and do as much as possible while on your trip. Whatever you have planned in Christchurch, if you want to get the most from your trip, having your automobile is key.

We work with many of the top businesses in the world, like Thrifty, to not only get you the auto you need for your upcoming holiday, but also the best price. Thrifty is well-known for their successful track record in supplying guests with the best vehicles. We can help your journey get off without a hitch.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get the best rates on a Christchurch Thrifty car rental?

We strive to get you the best rates, no matter when you book. But booking your car ahead of time can help you save even more. Be sure to not add an additional driver and check the mileage policy to avoid any unexpected fees.

What should I have with me when I pick up my rental car in Christchurch?

Make sure to bring credit card, as well as your driver's license.

What's Christchurch's minimum age to rent a car?

Thrifty's minimum age to rent a car in Christchurch is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles, may have an added fee if you are under 25. Make sure to review Thrifty's policies to find out if there is an additional cost before you book.

What kind of Thrifty rental car should I get for my trip to Christchurch?

That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Christchurch. Economy or compact vehicles are good for short commutes and are easier to park. If you are traveling with coworkers, then a SUV or mid-size vehicle will have enough room for all of you and provide a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a bit of extravagance on their Christchurch getaway 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?

You are required to have insurance before you rent a car in New Zealand. Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, offer some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check credit card issuer's policy before you decide. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.

Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my Thrifty car rental?

Thrifty requires a deposit when you book your rental car. Thrifty will block the deposit on your credit once you book your car for your trip. Please note that the deposit may vary greatly depending on the make and model of the vehicle.

Do I have to return my Thrifty rental with a full tank?

At CarRentals.com, we encourage a full tank policy. You pick up your Thrifty rental with a full tank. But, if you return your rental with less than the amount that you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to triple the amount of current fuel prices to refill it. For a cheaper rate, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring your car back to Thrifty. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Why should I get unlimited miles?

Christchurch definitely has its charms, but you may want to hit the road again after you've checked off all the activities in Christchurch.

Can I get a one-way rental from Thrifty?

Thrifty offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it more convenient to return your rental at a different Thrifty. However, there is typically an additional charge when you opt for one-way.

Reserve your ride today!

With so much to do and see in Christchurch, having access to your own vehicle lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to explore more of New Zealand, you can leave when you like, without having to coordinate a ride-share or wait for the bus.

Before your next family vacation, book your Thrifty Christchurch car rental and visit all the must-see sights at your leisure. Reserve with CarRentals.com and hit the open road in Christchurch, New Zealand.