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Apex, Christchurch Airport Car Rental

Apex 3000+ ratings, 31 reviews

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

8.7 / 10 Very Good

Apex - Christchurch Airport Information, Car Rental Instructions & Policies

Store Location

28 Ron Guthrie Road, Christchurch Airport 8053

Telephone

(03) 357 4536 / 0800 400 121

Pickup from Branch or Car Park & After Hours Pickup

The Apex - Christchurch Airport car rental location is located out of the airport

Please contact the staff to pick you up to Apex - Christchurch Airport car rental when you arrived.

1. Upon arrival at Christchurch International Airport, phone our toll free number 0800 400 121 and let us know that you're ready to be picked up. You can also contact us using the airport free phones - Dial 20 for Apex. 2. From the baggage claim area, proceed past the car rental counters and exit the terminal building. 3. The rental car transfer / pick up point is located at the far end of the main terminal building. 4. When the van arrives, our driver will load your luggage into the back of the van or into a trailer. 5. Please tell the driver your name and show him your confirmation (if required). 6. Our location is two minutes drive from the airport terminal.

Return to the Store, Car Park or Key Box & After Hours Return

Please return your vehicle according to the address, feel free to contact APEX if you need any assistance.

Opening Hours

Days of WeekSundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
Opening hours
08:00 -18:30
08:00 -18:30
08:00 -18:30
08:00 -18:30
08:00 -18:30
08:00 -18:30
08:00 -18:30

Deposit

Deposits are depending on which car type your rental car falls into, and can be paid with credit cards(pre-authorization)
Representative Car ModelsDeposit Amount(approx.)Business Days Required for Refund

Applicable to all car types,incl. Compact,Suv,Economy,Mini and others.

Pack up ^
NZD 200030-60

Accepted Cards

Credit cards issued by the following companies qualify a car rental from this store: Visa, Master, AMEX

Visa Master AMEX

DinersClub,JCB,Discover are not accepted.

E-voucher

A print-out voucher is more accepted in this store.

Driver Age Requirements

21 - 80 years old

Driver's License Requirements

The main driver and any additional drivers will need to provide a full driving license in their name with no major endorsements. The license should be held for at least 1-2 year(s).

For foreign renters, you need to bring:

Domestic License + IDP

Please note that the IDP(International Driving Permit) is only a translation and you must bring your original driver’s license with you.

For local renters, you need to bring:

Full Driving License issued in New Zealand

This option applies to customers with local driving license, please show your local license at pick-up.

Additional Extras

Extras Prices
Extras Prices
GPS rental
GPS rental
Provided by the local stores. Usually, interface and voice are of the local language.
NZD 6.72/day
Infant car seat rental
Infant car seat rental
Recommended for children weighing under 20 lbs /9kg (birth to approx. 1-12 months)
NZD 12/day
Child car seat rental
Child car seat rental
Recommended for children weighing 20-40 lbs /9-18kg (approx. 1 - 3 years)‌
NZD 6/day
Child booster seat rental
Child booster seat rental
Recommended for children weighing 40-80 lbs /18-36 kg
NZD 12/day

Cross Border

To be updated

Cross Islands

Free of Charge:

Towards any New Zealand islands, taking rental cars is allowed and free of charge.
Allowed to take the car on a ferry and need to buy a ferry ticket for the car.

Ferry Transportation: Allowed

Apex allows you to bring the rental vehicle on the ferry. However ferry companies may charge you to bring a vehicle across Cook Strait.

Excess

To be updated

Fuel Policy (what does it mean)

Full to Full

Distances to Airports | Railway Stations | Hotels | Other Landmarks

Airports

0.9 mi from Christchurch Airport

Hotels

0.6 mi from Sudima Christchurch Airport

0.6 mi from Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport

0.7 mi from Christchurch Guest House

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coordinates: -43.498553 172.543336

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Guest Reviews

Total points: 8.7 / 10 Very Good

  • Vehicle condition: 8.1
  • Vehicle cleanliness: 8.7
  • Spaciousness: 8.9
  • Counter staff: 8.7
  • Pick-up location: 8.9
  • Drop-off location: 8.9
  • Pick-up time: 10-30 mins
  • Drop-off time: 0-10 mins
  • M.Kodama

    Christchurch

    9 /10 Excellent

    Reviewed: Saturday, September 18, 2021

    車はきれいに清掃されていました。借りる時に、交通ルールのペーパーテストがありました。テストの解答を間違えたので、再テストを受け、全問正解した後、やっと車を貸していただけました。 安心して借りる事ができます。
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  • Anonymous

    Christchurch

    8 /10 Very Good

    Reviewed: Saturday, September 18, 2021

    Very disappointed with Apex rentals. We had paid a premium price for a Ford Focus hatchback however on arrival we were given a Nissan Tiida which is a class below what we had ordered.
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  • N.Wood

    Christchurch

    5.7 /10 Average

    Reviewed: Saturday, September 18, 2021

    The car shouldn’t be allowed on the road. It’s been in multiple accidents and the brakes don’t work properly. Not safe at all. I can’t believe this is ok. I had to leave a week early and of course no refunds so I paid a premium per day for a car that shouldn’t be on the road. Literally parts are falling off the car! My next review will be online on the major sites.
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  • Anonymous

    Christchurch

    9.7 /10 Excellent

    Reviewed: Saturday, September 18, 2021

    Everything was great, and went really smoothly
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  • J.Poole

    Christchurch

    7.3 /10 Good

    Reviewed: Saturday, September 18, 2021

    Although they had computer issues, ended up with an okay car.
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  • J.Pole

    Christchurch

    6.3 /10 Average

    Reviewed: Saturday, September 18, 2021

    The first car Apex tried to give me had dangerously low tread. The staff member insisted it was fine and showed me a sheet with the tread depth between 3mm and 4mm. I insisted on another car with safer tyres. The 2nd car had very soft brakes, an exhaust rattle and black oil. The cars seem to be poorly maintained
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  • S.Gray

    Christchurch

    8 /10 Very Good

    Reviewed: Saturday, September 18, 2021

    The staff at both pick up and drop off locations were very helpful. The drop off was made so easy as we were instructed to just park at the Bluebridge terminal and hand the keys to the terminal staff
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  • Anonymous

    Christchurch

    9.7 /10 Excellent

    Reviewed: Saturday, September 18, 2021

    Perfect car for travelling around NZ. Great experience all round would definitely use again.
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  • Anonymous

    Christchurch

    8.7 /10 Very Good

    Reviewed: Saturday, September 18, 2021

    Good car company to rent from. Cars are a bit older and you have to take a test before they allow you to take the car which I find a bit odd because other car companies do not make you do this. But great customer service and staff.
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  • X.TEH

    Christchurch

    10 /10 Excellent

    Reviewed: Saturday, September 18, 2021

    Highly recommended.
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  • M.Jones

    Christchurch

    9 /10 Excellent

    Reviewed: Saturday, September 18, 2021

    Staff were helpful at pick up and drop off. The upgrade to a slightly larger car suited us well.
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  • N.Kokierti

    Christchurch

    9.7 /10 Excellent

    Reviewed: Saturday, September 18, 2021

    Easy to to call for pick up. Shuttle doesn't take that long. Good car condition.
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  • A.Fleetwood

    Christchurch

    7.7 /10 Good

    Reviewed: Saturday, September 18, 2021

    Car was very scratched and the left side speaker did not work.
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  • A.Jones

    Christchurch

    9.7 /10 Excellent

    Reviewed: Saturday, September 18, 2021

    Very Easy to deal with. Friendly helpful staff at pick up & drop off. The car was exactly the model we booked on line and in good, clean condition.
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  • Anonymous

    Christchurch

    9 /10 Excellent

    Reviewed: Saturday, September 18, 2021

    Was difficult to find at the airport
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  • Anonymous

    Christchurch

    8.3 /10 Very Good

    Reviewed: Saturday, September 18, 2021

    Got an 2016 imax in good conditions (about 100,000km). No automatic doors or automatic headlights though. The boot space is huge and easily fit luggage for big group.
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  • Marcus

    Christchurch

    9.3 /10 Excellent

    Reviewed: Saturday, September 18, 2021

    The car was fine and the counter service excellent, with careful, clear explanations of everything. The shuttle arrangement was at the inconvenient end of the airport (opposite from where you come out when arriving from overseas); this appears to be the same for all shuttles. Then it took quite a while for the first shuttle to arrive, and it filled with people who were there before us. So we had to wait another 10 minutes or so, in cold wind, before our turn.
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  • E.Thompson

    Christchurch

    8 /10 Very Good

    Reviewed: Saturday, September 18, 2021

    I had to pay for upgrade, other companies give them for free.
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  • D.Smith

    Christchurch

    9.6 /10 Excellent

    Reviewed: Saturday, September 18, 2021

    Very good all round. Excellent value, as expected car was a few years old with a few minor imperfections which were noted by and photographed by agent at pick up. On return agent inspected car and noted we had returned car with no damage caused by ourselves. Seemed very easy and fair
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  • I.Thompson

    Christchurch

    10 /10 Excellent

    Reviewed: Saturday, September 18, 2021

    Great assisted in every way to make the collection and drop off smooth and welcoming .
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  • Anonymous

    Christchurch

    9.7 /10 Excellent

    Reviewed: Saturday, September 18, 2021

    Great price!
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  • Anonymous

    Christchurch

    9.3 /10 Excellent

    Reviewed: Saturday, September 18, 2021

    Good service. We did notice a big chip in the windshield after we drove away...we took it back and it was repaired on the spot (hence the slightly longer pick up time.)
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  • M.TSAI

    Christchurch

    9.7 /10 Excellent

    Reviewed: Saturday, September 18, 2021

    Service is good.
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  • W.Chan

    Christchurch

    10 /10 Excellent

    Reviewed: Saturday, September 18, 2021

    Fast and efficient and friendly staff
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  • D.MOORE

    Christchurch

    10 /10 Excellent

    Reviewed: Saturday, September 18, 2021

    All good, especially value for money and absence of hassle trying to sell extras ... The nightmare of European rentals. Person giving us the car could have been a bit more supportive of us not knowing much about automatic cars ...For safety reasons if nothing else!
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  • A.Khalid

    Christchurch

    8.3 /10 Very Good

    Reviewed: Saturday, September 18, 2021

    Car was a 2014 model Ford Focus which had seen better days. However it was reliable and economical.
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  • Daniel Mudford

    Christchurch

    10 /10 Excellent

    Reviewed: Saturday, September 18, 2021

    Car exceeded expectations thanks to free upgrade. I shall only use Apex from now on as they always come up the best deal anyway and their staff are great.
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  • E.MacLeod

    Christchurch

    9.3 /10 Excellent

    Reviewed: Saturday, September 18, 2021

    Easy and straightforward pick up and drop off, shuttle bus to and from airport is regular and quick
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  • Anonymous

    Christchurch

    5.7 /10 Average

    Reviewed: Saturday, September 18, 2021

    Good Part: it was good to have the quick traffic rule test, so that we could discuss some areas that we are unfamiliar with local rules. Bad part: customer service was bad. One lady, not the person handling our return, announce the tyre damage to the whole floor, which was unnecessary and inappropriate for customer privacy. I was charged 2000nzd for the tyre damage. I asked for a more accurate estimate on spot and a male staff said 500 is enough. The officer handling my case told him to "f... off". For the refund of excess charge, I wrote in a few times for bank transfer instead of credit card refund to avoid the hefty exchange charges, but the requests were simply ignored.
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  • Noverski

    Christchurch

    8.7 /10 Very Good

    Reviewed: Saturday, September 18, 2021

    The car was exceptionally great! The location for pickup and the price was great. The staff that was handling us was terrible. From the moment we reached here counter, she was unhappy and getting agitated without any reason, and the way she talked to us was rude. It was obvious she is avoiding minimum communication with us, whenever I asked any questions it’s mostly’yes’ or ‘no’. We were unfortunately enough to see here again when we dropped of the car, and it was obvious on the treatment. Right before us was another group of people who is of her ethnicity, and she asked how they we go from the rental place and she even catered a taxi for them. When it came to us, she did a quick check and said in a grumpy manner ‘ok, done, good bye’ and chased us of. The next person she approached, she gave a very good service by asking them how they are going off and laughing. Apex needs to look into this matter and train that particular staff to at least act decently and with equally treatment in front of the customers. Apart from this the other aspects were good.
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  • Anonymous

    Christchurch

    9 /10 Excellent

    Reviewed: Saturday, September 18, 2021

    the gps directions at Picton ferry terminal for the apex office were a little confusing
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