Car Rental & Campervan Hire Christchurch
If you are landing at Christchurch airport, the JUCY office is conveniently located only minutes away. Our amazing JUCY Team will collect you in our JUCY Shuttle (its big, green and purple – you wont miss it) and get you on your way in your JUCY Ride of choice to explore nature's bounty in the South Island.
791 Wairakei Road, Christchurch
0800 399 736
+64 9 929 2462
+64 3 3586925
8am - 6pm weekdays, 8am - 5pm weekends
Last shuttle to/from the Airport is 30 minutes before closing.
Christchurch Pickup and Dropoff During Office Hours
JUCY car hire and campervan rental at Christchurch Airport offers free airport shuttle transfers to and from the airport terminal and from airport hotels. When you arrive at the Christchurch airport, please call us from any phone on 0800 399 736 and we will come to collect you.
If you need a hotel pick up please arrange this at time of booking your vehicle or you can call us on 0800 399 736. The Christchurch car hire and campervan rental office is just a stone's throw from the airport.
If you need to get back into Christchurch City after returning your vehicle to our office we can arrange a shuttle which will take you back into the city which costs $18 for the first per person, then $5 for each additional passenger. This shuttle leaves every hour and will drop you back into the city centre or Riccarton area. If you need to go back to the airport we will shuttle you back to the airport ourselves free of charge.
To arrange your Christchurch Airport shuttle phone 0800 399 736 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Christchurch Pickup and Dropoff Outside Office Hours
Your JUCY Ride will be waiting at Airpark Canterbury: 17-25 Logistics Dr (just behind the Press Building off State Highway 1). The Staff there will provide your rental agreement for you to sign. If you are collecting a campervan they will do a full show through.
A fee of $40 applies for all bookings collecting after hours. Fee includes a shuttle service pick up provided by Airpark Canterbury from the airport to their location.
Please contact them on 0800 24 77 27 from NZ phone or '25' from the airport free-phone. The shuttle pick up location is located in the general shuttle and hotel pick up area, across the road from the Visitor Information Centre.
Full payment needs to be made prior to the collection. Double check your reservation to make sure you have added all the extra items and insurance options you need.
For all after hours returns, please return the vehicle to JUCY Rentals, 791 Wairakei Rd, and NOT to Christchurch Airport. Park the vehicle in the drop off area and leave your keys in the drop off box at the front door. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE KEYS IN THE CAR. We do not allow after hours drop off for campervans.
Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the country's second-largest urban area. It lies one third of the way down the South Island's east coast, just north of Banks Peninsula which itself, since 2006, lies within the formal limits of Christchurch.
The city was named by the Canterbury Association, which settled the surrounding province of Canterbury. The name of Christchurch was agreed on at the first meeting of the association on 27 March 1848. It was suggested by John Robert Godley, who had attended Christ Church, Oxford. Some early writers called the town Christ Church, but it was recorded as Christchurch in the minutes of the management committee of the association. Christchurch became a city by Royal Charter on 31 July 1856, making it officially the oldest established city in New Zealand.
The river which flows through the centre of the city was named Avon at the request of the pioneering Deans brothers to commemorate the Scottish Avon, which rises in the Ayrshire hills near what was their grandfathers' farm and flows into the Clyde.
The usual Maori name for Christchurch is Otautahi. This was originally the name of a specific site by the Avon River near present-day Kilmore Street and the Christchurch Central Fire Station. The site was a seasonal dwelling of Ngai Tahu chief Te Potiki Tautahi, whose main home was Port Levy on Banks Peninsula. The Otautahi name was adopted in the 1930s. Prior to that the Ngai Tahu generally referred to the Christchurch area as Karaitiana, a transliteration of the English name. read more
Christchurch. The international gateway to the South Island of New Zealand and for many the starting point for a trip of a lifetime.
On arrival at Christchurch airport don’t forget to pick up your Christchurch car hire
! Our amazing team will collect you in our JUCY
Shuttle (is big, green and purple – you wont miss it) and get you on your way in your JUCY Ride
of choice to explore Christchurch and the rest of country!
Once your time in Christchurch is done and you are filled to the brim with all good things it has to offer prepare to embark on a trip of a lifetime. From Christchurch the opportunities are endless so prepare to experience culture, discover your inner need for adrenaline, gasp over glaciers, marvel as the scenery changes from flat plains to snow-capped mountains, enjoy the food & wine – not to mention a cold beverage at one of the local pubs at the end of the day!
Most of all enjoy every minute – both Christchurch as a city and the adventure that awaits you beyond the garden city. The South Island is amazing – so embrace it, try new things & have a JUCY Roadtrip you will never forget!