One Way Car Hire:
Queenstown to Christchurch
Or switch to opposite direction: from Christchurch to Queenstown.
One Way Rentals in New Zealand
Comparing one way car hire around New Zealand is easy – simply enter your pickup and return locations and we’ll return the best deals for you.
There’s several companies with depots at several locations around the North and South Island that will offer one way rentals, including international brands like Avis, Budget, Hertz or Thrifty. You can rent a vehicle either from Queenstown to Christchurch or vice versa. There are no booking
or hidden fees.
Frequently Asked Questions
Distance from Christchurch to Queenstown
Q: How far is it to drive from Christchurch to Queenstown?
A: It’s just over 480 kms from Christchurch to Queenstown. Plan for around 6 hours of driving time in good weather and road conditions.
Q: Can I pick up my car directly at Christchurch International Airport?
A: Yes, several providers offer cars at Christchurch Airport. Use the tool above for a quick comparison of prices.
Car Hire Christchurch to Queenstown – Availability
Q: Do I have to book my car early?
A: Bookings are essential and while sometimes you may be able to get a car even a day before your trip, it’s best to book as early as you can. In peak holiday seasons availability is limited, especially on one way car hire. Booking early also can often let you lock in a better rate.
From gardens, to hills, lakes and mountains – Queenstown is worth more than a visit. Plan at least a good few days in the area. Drive to Arrowtown for a blast of the past, or take a stroll around Moke Lake. There’s even an Arts Center and of course, as you would expect in any tourist destination in New Zealand, a Kiwi Birdlife Park.
While in Christchurch visit the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve and botanic gardens in the city. If you’re after a chilly experience without actually getting cold stop the International Antarctic Centre.
Popular One Way Routes Around NZ
Auckland to Wellington
Christchurch to Dunedin
Picton to Christchurch
Auckland to Rotorua
Dunedin to Queenstown
Greymouth to Christchurch
Or find out more about renting and driving a car in New Zealand.