Car Rental & Campervan Hire Christchurch Airport
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 won't 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
Reservations: 0800 399 736
8am - 6pm weekdays, 8am - 5pm weekends
Last shuttle to/from the Airport is at 5.30pm weekdays & 4.30pm weekends
Christchurch Pickup and Dropoff During Office Hours
Jucy car hire at Christchurch airport offers free 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 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 Riccaton area.. If you need to go back to the airport we will shuttle you back to the airport ourselves free of charge.
Christchurch Pickup and Dropoff Outside Office Hours
Late pickups are available on request. A pre-registration form MUST be completed and faxed back to us NO LATER than 48 hours prior to despatch.
Your car will be at the Jucy Christchurch Office (791 Wairakei Rd) which is approx 3 minute drive from the terminal. On arrival at Christchurch Airport, please make your way to the branch via taxi (expect to pay $15 or so) Once at our branch you will find on the front of the building lockable key boxes, a list to the left hand side will confirm the box number with the surname of the reservation.
To open the lock you will need the last four digits of your reservation e.g. AKL-212400 - 2400 would be the code used to access your vehicle keys. A NZ$30 charge applies for this service.
For all after hours returns, please return the vehicle to Jucy Rentals, 791 Wairakei Rd 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 THESE IN THE CAR
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!
The Christchurch & Canterbury website is a great place to go to get ideas when planning your time in Christchurch.
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!