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Pick up area of a car rent at Christchurch airport.

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Pick up area of a car rent at Christchurch airport.

I will arrive Christchurch airport from Auckland and plan to rent a car. My question is where is the pick up area of the car? Will they park them with in the airport area, so that you can walk to the car or you need to get on a shuttle bus to the parking outside airport.

Please recommend the brand that the ca can be picked up easily at the airport.

Thank you.

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Canterbury Region, New Zealand
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1. Re: Pick up area of a car rent at Christchurch airport.

Generally only the "BIG 5/6" multi-national companies have kiosks inside the airport terminal. From memory these are Hertz, Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Europcar etc. You do pay more for this convenience, but if you have loyalty points you might get a good deal.

At least a dozen other companies have depots close by on cheap land within the airport noise zone. This saves them money. They run shuttle buses to & from the airport.

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2. Re: Pick up area of a car rent at Christchurch airport.

Most companies will either have a booth at the airport (near to the exit) or will have a pick-up area in the car park just beyond the main exit, There is a phone on the wall by the exit that connects you to some of the companies.

Pick-ups are generally about every 15 minutes.

Try and make sure that you have a phone number for the rental office to hand and, before you arrive, ask for information on exactly where any pick-up is and check contact numbers.

All a bit overwhelming at first but it works pretty well.

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3. Re: Pick up area of a car rent at Christchurch airport.

Christchurch Airport is quite user friendly and all the rental companies, including those without terminal desks, have a smooth system of pick up and drop off. Those off the actual airport precinct are within a 10 minute drive.

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4. Re: Pick up area of a car rent at Christchurch airport.

Ezi Rent is a local firm with a desk inside the terminal and cars in the carpark. no shuttle required.

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5. Re: Pick up area of a car rent at Christchurch airport.

Thank you so much for all the reply. If Ezy has a car park in an airport parking, that would be great. I’m traveling with my 70 years old mom so, it’s difficult to get on to the shuttle with all luggage.

Do you have any idea about Budget car rent?

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6. Re: Pick up area of a car rent at Christchurch airport.

Budget and Avis are practically indistinguishable - same owner, sometimes same office, very similar cars.

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7. Re: Pick up area of a car rent at Christchurch airport.

Dear NZBarry,

So, Budget has their cars park inside the airport, right?

Many Thks

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8. Re: Pick up area of a car rent at Christchurch airport.

Yes Budget and Avis have cars just outsite the terminal in the main rental carpark area.All within easy walking distance.

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