Car Rental with Thrifty Christchurch Airport

Welcome to Christchurch the gateway to adventure in the South Island.  Whether you are hiring a car and planning to travel North, South or planning a stay in the Garden city you’ll find picking up your car at Christchurch Airport convenient. If you’re a snow fan and planning to head up to the ski fields during the winter months, you’ll find our ski ready vehicles ready to go, just make sure you add ski/board racks and snow chains to your hire.

Need help or want to extend your rental, please contact the branch directly on 03 353 1940.

The closest petrol station is
From the City – 
Fendalton BP – Fendalton Road
From the South – Caltex Russley – Corner Russley and Yaldhurst Roads
From the North – Z – Corner Johns Road and Sawyers Arms Road
Allied Orchard Road – card payment only

Returning a vehicle to our branch
Follow the signs to the rental car return area.  Turn left into the rental car park and the Thrifty parks are directly on your left as you enter the car park.  Leave your rental in one of the Thrifty designated car parks.  Return the keys to our counter in the terminal in the International Arrivals Hall.

Returning a car after hours? Or if the counter is unattended, please just leave the keys in the drop box at the counter. Alternatively, you can place the keys in the Thrifty drop box on level 2 of the terminal. Take the escalator to level 2 form the main airline check in area and you will see the Thrifty drop box on the wall to the left.

Our Depots

Christchurch City

Christchurch City

150 Kilmore Street Christchurch, Christchurch, 8013

Temporarily closed until further notice.

Greymouth Railway Station

Greymouth Railway Station

164 Mackay Street Greymouth, Greymouth, 7805

Mon-Tue - 11am - 4pm
Wed-Thur - Closed
Fri-Sun 11am - 4pm

Queenstown City

Queenstown City

1 Shot Over Street Queenstown City, Queenstown, 9300

Closed pick up and drop off at Thrifty Branch Queenstown Airport