South Island

Cheap Car Hire in South Island from Rp 180,211

Christchurch, New Zealand
24 Apr — 1 May
Driver's age: 26-65
Christchurch, New Zealand
Wed 24/4
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What is the cheapest time to rent a car in South Island?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in South Island and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 17 April 2024.

January

Rp 827,250

February

Rp 908,353

March

Rp 713,706

April

Rp 567,721

May

Rp 502,838

June

Rp 535,279

July

Rp 665,044

August

Rp 616,382

September

Rp 616,382

October

Rp 583,941

November

Rp 713,706

December

Rp 1,038,118

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in South Island is May. The most expensive time to rent a car is December. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in South Island

Explore the most popular car models available for rent in South Island and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car rental companies and was last updated on 17 April 2024.

There are currently 80 hire locations operating in South Island spread across 58 car hire agencies. In the past week, the cheapest car type to hire in South Island is small car at Rp 180,211 a day. Below are all the 2 car types available for hiring in the area, along with estimated starting prices:

Economy

Economy

Rp 211,517+

Compact

Compact

Rp 180,211+

Intermediate

Intermediate

Rp 495,377+

Full-size

Full-size

Rp 958,637+

SUV

SUV

Rp 236,334+

People carrier

People carrier

Rp 495,215+

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Rp 503,974+

Passenger van

Passenger van

Rp 596,432+

Intermediate SUV

Intermediate SUV

Rp 255,799+

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

Rp 420,600+

Standard SUV

Standard SUV

Rp 502,676+

Compare available car types for rental in South Island

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in South Island to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 17 April 2024.

Small cars

Rp 423,925 - Rp 1,458,012

All Car Types

Rp 619,464 - Rp 2,850,040

To hire a small car in South Island, you would pay an average price of Rp 803,988/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a small car in South Island (~Rp 423,925/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~Rp 1,458,012/day). In fact, August is about 48% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for South Island. When comparing with other car types available for hire in South Island, hiring a small car saves you 44% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best South Island small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in South Island, you would pay an average price of Rp 1,059,165/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in South Island (~Rp 454,825/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~Rp 3,657,648/day). In fact, May is about 58% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for South Island. When comparing with other car types available for hire in South Island, hiring a medium car saves you 27% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a large car in South Island, you would pay an average price of Rp 1,568,561/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a large car in South Island (~Rp 824,763/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~Rp 3,227,169/day). In fact, May is about 48% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for South Island. When comparing with other car types available for hire in South Island, hiring a large car is 9% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a SUV in South Island, you would pay an average price of Rp 1,411,494/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in South Island (~Rp 533,982/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~Rp 3,535,604/day). In fact, May is about 63% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for South Island. When comparing with other car types available for hire in South Island, hiring a SUV saves you 2% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best South Island SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in South Island, you would pay an average price of Rp 2,556,552/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a van in South Island (~Rp 706,407/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~Rp 9,965,125/day). In fact, August is about 73% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for South Island. When comparing with other car types available for hire in South Island, hiring a van is 44% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Toyota CorollaRp 180,211/day
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Toyota Corolla
Hyundai i20Rp 206,164/day
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Hyundai i20

Top rental agencies in South Island

Explore the leading car rental agencies in South Island known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in South Island. Reviews were last updated on 17 April 2024.

Hertz

8.6
Very Good
34 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.9

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.7

Value

8.4

EZI

10.0
Wonderful
1 review8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Avis

9.2
Wonderful
20 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.6

Overall

9.2

Pick-up/drop-off

9.0

Value

8.9

Ace Rental Cars

8.8
Very Good
13 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

8.9

Overall

8.8

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

8.5

Apex

8.5
Very Good
9 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.3

Overall

8.5

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

8.3

Thrifty

8.4
Very Good
5 reviews13 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

9.1

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

8.8

Value

8.2

Alamo

8.2
Very Good
5 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.7

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

8.5

Dollar

8.0
Very Good
3 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

9.0

Best South Island car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in South Island. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in South Island with an average daily rate of Rp 271,718. Data was last updated on 17 April 2024.
Toyota CorollaRp 180,211/day
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Toyota Corolla
Hyundai i20Rp 206,164/day
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Hyundai i20
Toyota CorollaRp 217,518/day
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Toyota Corolla

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in South Island, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 17 April 2024.
  • What is the cheapest hire car found in South Island?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under Rp 811,370/day when booking a car hire in South Island. The absolute best deal a user found was for Rp 481,103/day from Mode Car & Camper Rentals, booked on Apr. 14.

  • What car hire company is typically the cheapest in South Island?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in South Island from the following companies over the past two weeks: Yes Rentals (Rp 217,518/day), New Zealand Discount Car Rentals (Rp 220,114/day), and Mode Car & Camper Rentals (Rp 236,334/day).

  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in South Island?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Rental Cars 247 (10.0 rating), Bargain Rental Cars (10.0 rating) and EZI (10.0 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in South Island.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in South Island for a week from Mode Car & Camper Rentals?

    From Mode Car & Camper Rentals you can hire a car in South Island from about Rp 4,876,724 per week on average.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car in South Island for the best price?

    Generally, for a better deal in South Island it’s recommended to book in a timely manner (to save up to 40%). Cheapflights recommends you book around 60 days prior to your pickup date. Booking as early as you can also increases the likelihood that you’ll get the ideal car.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in South Island?

    Yes, cars are available to be rented out for an entire month in South Island.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in South Island for a month?

    Our recent data shows that Mode Car & Camper Rentals can potentially be 59% below the average car hire price in South Island. Check prices and availability for Mode Car & Camper Rentals and save on this extended car hire. The cost of hiring a vehicle in South Island is on average Rp 20,900,244 a month or Rp 696,675 a day. Search on Cheapflights for the most updated pricing and availability for your South Island car hire.

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