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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Christchurch

  • A car hire in Christchurch provides you with more flexibility compared to other methods of transport, such as buses or trains. The benefits of a hire car means you can travel to your destination directly, without having to adhere to the timetables that are in place for public transport. For instance, you can drive to Bransgore in around 13min, which is a journey that takes in excess of 30min by bus.
  • Bournemouth Airport (BOH) is one of the most convenient airports near to Christchurch to get a hire car from, as it’s located only about 9.7 km (6 miles) away. After you have landed, gone through border control and collected your baggage, you will be able to find a range of car hire companies. For example, Hertz is located conveniently inside the airport Arrivals Hall. Once you arrive at the branch, you will need to show your identification and complete the required documentation before the staff member at the Christchurch car hire provider will give you the keys to your vehicle.
  • Using a car hire in Christchurch, you will see that it’s a popular location for tourists, especially during the peak season when crowds flock to the nearby beaches. If you are driving through the centre of the town, you must keep an eye out for pedestrians crossing the road in areas that are not designated pedestrian crossings. This is common as jaywalking is not illegal in England. It’s also important that you regularly consult your mirrors, as cycling is a popular sport in Dorset.
  • When driving a Christchurch hire car, you’ll see that the traffic can get very busy during the summer months. Not only this, but traffic will increase during the daily rush hour too, when drivers commute to work in nearby cities like Bournemouth and Southampton. The timing of rush hour can vary from day-to-day, but the core hours are around 8:00 to 9:00 and 17:00 to 18:00. For those that prefer to drive on quieter roads, you should consider driving during late morning and early afternoon instead. One road that is particularly busy is the A35, which connects the town to Bournemouth. For a less congested route, try driving on the B3059.
  • Book your rental car in Christchurch at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Christchurch are around 17% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Christchurch

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Christchurch?

    Based on our information, car rental agencies in Christchurch only have manual transmission cars.

  • How much is gas price in Christchurch?

    The average gas price in Christchurch is $6.92 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $83 and $111, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Christchurch?

    Economy (Vauxhall Corsa or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Christchurch.

  • Which car rental companies are at Bournemouth airport (BOH)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Bournemouth airport include keddy by Europcar and Europcar.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Bournemouth airport (BOH)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Bournemouth airport to off-airport locations include keddy by Europcar, Europcar, and Hertz.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Christchurch?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Christchurch?

    An Economy car rental in Christchurch costs $47 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Christchurch?

    A Compact car rental in Christchurch costs $36 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Christchurch?

    An Intermediate car rental in Christchurch costs $51 per day, on average.

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Christchurch?

    Most car rental providers in Christchurch offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Christchurch, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Christchurch?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 3 car rental agencies in Christchurch.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Christchurch?

    Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Christchurch?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Christchurch so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Christchurch?

    If you’re looking for cheap car hire in Christchurch, you should consider a compact vehicle as it will make driving on narrow roads easier. In addition to this, you will also benefit from being able to park in tighter parking spaces. For those that want to experience driving in the English countryside, you should look for a vehicle such as an SUV, as these offer enhanced handling on winding roads and more traction on hills.

  • What’s the speed limit in Christchurch?

    It’s important to follow the speed limits, or you might be stopped by the police. Adhering to the speed limits also reduces the risk of an accident. In Christchurch and other urban areas, the top speed you can do is 30 mph. Some areas might also reduce the speed limit to 20 mph, especially around schools and hospitals. On rural roads that aren’t motorways, the maximum speed is about 60 mph, whereas on dual carriageways and motorways you must not exceed 70 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Christchurch?

    There are lots of places for you to park in Christchurch, which only adds to the convenience of getting a hire car. For instance, you can park at Saxon Square Car Park on Millhams St for about £1 per hour. Alternatively, if you want to be even closer to the town centre, you can go to Wick Lane Car Park, which is around £1 per hour or £6 for 12 hours. Closer to the River Stour, you can park at Mayors Mead Car Park. This costs approximately £1 per hour too.

Christchurch car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10.0

Wonderful

3 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

3 locations in Christchurch

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Locations in Christchurch

107 Barrack Road

+44 1202 499700

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

1374 Christchurch Rd

+44 1202 499700

Opening times not available

185-191 Charminster Road

+44 1202 747711

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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8.0 Very good

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice car, friendly service. After the problem with finding a car they allowed us an extra couple of days with the car and gave us a small discount.

Cons:

The company had kept us waiting two hours as the auto they'd had wasn't road worthy, and so we waited while they called other stores.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2023

KAYAK
Excellent and prompt service. Everything went smoothly.

1 out of 1

Avis

7.5

Good

No reviews available

One location in Christchurch

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Locations in Christchurch

33-39 Southcote Rd

+44 344 544 6040

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

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Budget

7.5

Good

No reviews available

One location in Christchurch

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33-39 Southcote Road

+44 344 544 3937

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Hertz

7.2

Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Christchurch

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Locations in Christchurch

Bournemouth AP

+44 843 309 3008

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

Bournemouth Rail Stn

+44 843 309 3008

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:30 - 17:30
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FLIZZR

7.4

Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Christchurch

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Locations in Christchurch

1104 Christchurch Rd

+44 844 499 3399

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Bournemouth Airport International BOH

+44 844 499 3399

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Free2Move

No score available yet

One location in Christchurch

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20 Bailey Drive

+44 1202 489000

Monday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 17:30
Wednesday13:00 - 17:3008:00 - 17:00
Thursday13:00 - 17:3008:00 - 17:00
Friday13:00 - 17:3008:00 - 17:00
Saturday13:00 - 17:3008:00 - 17:00

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3 travelers who rented a car in Christchurch gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

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Economy

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