CALL US: 0800 233 673  |  52 Athol Terrace, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch

Welcome to Affordable Car Rentals

Affordable Car Rentals, based in Christchurch, has a fleet of affordable cars that are reliable and at prices to suit all people, including backpackers.

Autumn windfall!

Hire a car in the autumn season for seven days or longer and get an additional day for FREE. Send us an email at the time of booking to claim this autumn windfall!

Why rent a vehicle from us?

  • Short term hires welcomed, even for one day, except in Queenstown
  • Flexible customer service
  • Accept all licensed drivers from 18 years and over
  • Vehicles are well maintained and reliable
  • Accommodate after hour requirements without huge fees
  • One-way hires may be possible

Affordable Car Rentals offers a flexible service that includes free pick ups for all hires over 3 days duration from anywhere on the west side of the city (i.e CBD to the airport) during business hours. As well as our bases at the airport and in Riccarton, the new heart of Christchurch City, we can now also offer 4WD and car rentals from Queenstown. One way hires may also be possible, please enquire first.

About us!

Affordable Car Rentals is a small, friendly business,  New Zealand owned and operated. 


Our operations are focused on the South Island, with branches in Christchurch and staff in Queenstown. We also do one way hires to Auckland and other places from time to time. Just ask and we will see if we can be of service!


Our local knowledge of the South Island and our comitment to excellent service, ensures you will enjoy your rental car experience. 


We offer vehicles from small 1.3 litre compact cars to larger SUVs and people movers. 

Call us:+64 3 377 5582 Or Freephone 0800 AFFORD (0800 233 673)

Contact Us

To ensure a fast and efficient handover of your rental vehicle, we try to complete the paperwork by email before the hire starts.

52 Athol Terrace
        Upper Riccarton

0800 233 673

+64 3 377 5582 (International Phone)

We’re easy to find

Christchurch – We are situated close to Bush Inn Shopping Mall at Church Corner and opposite the University Halls of Residence on Homestead Lane. The green, Obiter Bus, stops right outside our office. Airport pick ups and drop offs are quick and easy - you ring our agents at the airport and they take you to your car - you just drive away. When you return they drop you to the front door of the terminal. 


Queenstown –Pickups and drop offs are easy – we try to meet customers at the airport for pickups. Drop offs are at a car park close to the Remarkables Park Town Centre, on the corner of Hawthorne Drive and Cherry Blossom Ave. If possible, we will drop the customer to the airport. Otherwise, it is a 10 minute walk to the airport, busses run every 15 minutes and taxis are under $10.