South Island

Cheap Car Hire in South Island from ₹ 1,228

Christchurch, New Zealand
7 Mar — 14 Mar
Driver's age: 26-65
Christchurch, New Zealand
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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 29 February 2024.

January

₹ 4,228

February

₹ 4,642

March

₹ 4,062

April

₹ 3,730

May

₹ 2,818

June

₹ 2,901

July

₹ 3,564

August

₹ 3,150

September

₹ 3,233

October

₹ 2,984

November

₹ 3,730

December

₹ 5,306

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 29 February 2024.

There are, in total, 80 car hire locations in South Island that are operated by 58 companies. In the past week, small car is the cheapest car type users can hire (cheapest price last found: ₹ 1,228/day). Explore 3 car types currently offered from South Island hire providers:

Economy

Economy

₹ 1,275+

Compact

Compact

₹ 1,228+

Intermediate

Intermediate

₹ 1,375+

SUV

SUV

₹ 1,735+

Minivan

Minivan

₹ 2,540+

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

₹ 4,066+

Passenger van

Passenger van

₹ 9,530+

Premium SUV

Premium SUV

₹ 8,750+

Intermediate SUV

Intermediate SUV

₹ 1,855+

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

₹ 2,304+

Supplier choice

Supplier choice

₹ 2,423+

Standard SUV

Standard SUV

₹ 3,228+

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 29 February 2024.

Small cars

₹ 3,218 - ₹ 8,662

All Car Types

₹ 4,083 - ₹ 10,411

To hire a small car in South Island, you would pay an average price of ₹ 4,775/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a small car in South Island (~₹ 3,218/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~₹ 8,662/day). In fact, May is about 33% 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 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. 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 ₹ 5,736/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in South Island (~₹ 2,984/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~₹ 9,339/day). In fact, August is about 48% 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 12% 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 medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in South Island, you would pay an average price of ₹ 8,631/day. April is the cheapest month to hire a large car in South Island (~₹ 5,854/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~₹ 14,353/day). In fact, April is about 33% 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 26% 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 ₹ 6,966/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in South Island (~₹ 3,145/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~₹ 11,639/day). In fact, June is about 55% 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 is 8% 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. 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 ₹ 8,045/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a van in South Island (~₹ 5,840/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~₹ 19,099/day). In fact, January is about 28% 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 20% 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 luxury car in South Island, you would pay an average price of ₹ 6,122/day. July is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in South Island (~₹ 4,995/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~₹ 26,293/day). In fact, July is about 19% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for South Island. When comparing with other car types available for hire in South Island, hiring a luxury car saves you 6% 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.

Hyundai i20₹ 1,228/day
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Hyundai i20
Ford Ka₹ 1,275/day
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Ford Ka
Suzuki Swift Dzire₹ 1,407/day
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Suzuki Swift Dzire

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 29 February 2024.

Hertz

8.9
Very Good
33 reviews16 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.2

Overall

8.9

Pick-up/drop-off

9.0

Value

9.0

Avis

9.5
Wonderful
19 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.6

Overall

9.6

Pick-up/drop-off

9.4

Value

9.2

Europcar

9.2
Wonderful
3 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

8.4

Value

9.6

Ace Rental Cars

8.7
Very Good
11 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.7

Pick-up/drop-off

8.1

Value

8.4

Apex

8.6
Very Good
9 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.4

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.4

Value

8.4

Go Rentals

5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

8.0

Thrifty

7.8
Good
4 reviews19 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.2

Value

6.8

Budget

7.8
Good
9 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.6

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.6

Value

7.6

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 ₹ 2,473. Data was last updated on 29 February 2024.
Hyundai i20₹ 1,228/day
4
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A/C
Hyundai i20
Ford Ka₹ 1,275/day
2
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A/C
Ford Ka
Honda Amaze₹ 1,375/day
5
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A/C
Honda Amaze

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 29 February 2024.

What is the cheapest hire car found in South Island?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under ₹ 7,610/day when booking a car hire in South Island. The absolute best deal a user found was for ₹ 2,762/day from Right Cars, booked on Jul. 28.

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: New Zealand Discount Car Rentals (₹ 1,275/day), Mode Car & Camper Rentals (₹ 1,375/day), and EZU Car Rental (₹ 1,407/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 Dollar (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 EZU Car Rental?

EZU Car Rental offers hire cars in South Island for about ₹ 41,788 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 39%). Cheapflights recommends you book around 70 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?

You can potentially save up to 89% on a month-long rental by booking with Right Cars. Right Cars is the cheapest rental company available within the next few months. Renting a car in South Island can cost you on average ₹ 179,091 a month or ₹ 5,970 a day. For extended stays in a location, this option will usually save you the most.

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