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MODE, Rentals Christchurch Airport Car Rental

MODE 200+ ratings, 1 reviews

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

9.3 / 10 Excellent

MODE - Rentals Christchurch Airport Information, Car Rental Instructions & Policies

Store Location

11-15 Logistics Drive Harewood Christchurch 8544


+64 35951828

Pickup from Branch or Car Park & After Hours Pickup

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

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

Once you have collected your luggage and cleared customs, call us on (03) 595 1828 from your mobile or from any of the public phones in the terminal to order your shuttle. To meet your shuttle, head towards the domestic terminal and exit through door 2 next to the Air New Zealand Service Desk. Our driver will meet you in the Car Rental Transfers area outside door 2. Overnight pickups between 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM are self-service. One of our team members will contact you closer to your hire date to advise of full self-service instructions. Online Check-in is required.

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

Please return the vehicle to the branch and one of our team members will arrange a shuttle bus to bring you back to the airport.

Opening Hours

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Opening hours
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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.

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NZD 300030-60

Accepted Cards

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

Visa Master


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

Driver Age Requirements

18 - 90 years old

Young Driver Fee applies at 18 - 21 years old with charge of NZD 5 per day approximately.

Driver's License Requirements

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

For foreign renters, you need to bring:

Domestic Driving License + International Driving Permit

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

Domestic Driving License + NZTA Translation

nzta translation

Domestic Driving License + dealer translation

Translation templates provided by car rental companies.

Domestic Driving License + Notarized English translation

An official translation in English authorized by a notary office.

russian notarized translations, france swear translation, spain swear translation, local translation, germany swear translation, Japan Translation, JAF, transfer Hongkong Drive Lience, Korean Alien Registration Card, UAE Embassy Authentication are not allowed for rentals in New Zealand

*Driver's license, passport, and IDP must be issued in the same country.

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
Additional driver fee
Additional driver fee
Note that all drivers must provide their valid documentation.
NZD 2/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.

Ferry Transportation: Allowed

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


Collision Damage Waiver Excess:

NZD 3000

Theft Insurance Excess:

NZD 3000

Third Party Liability Excess:

NZD 3000

Fuel Policy (what does it mean)

Full to Full

Distances to Airports | Railway Stations | Hotels | Other Landmarks


1.6 mi from Christchurch Airport


0.4 mi from North South Holiday Park

0.4 mi from Maples On Harewood

0.4 mi from St James Bed And Breakfast

Map view of MODE Store Location
coordinates: -43.4724213 172.5610985

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Besides credit cards and debit cards, now you can pay for online car rentals with cryptocurrency in 2020. Bitcoin(BTC), ethereum(ETH), and bitcoin cash(BCH) are accepted. Wonder how long does a bitcoin transaction takes and how to pay with bitcoin? Read our FAQs.
Guest Reviews

Total points: 9.3 / 10 Excellent

  • Vehicle condition: 8.0
  • Vehicle cleanliness: 10.0
  • Spaciousness: 8.0
  • Counter staff: 10.0
  • Pick-up location: 10.0
  • Drop-off location: 10.0
  • Pick-up time: 10-30 mins
  • Drop-off time: 0-10 mins
  • JV


    9.3 /10 Excellent

    Reviewed: Wednesday, March 29, 2023

    Car has some slight damage but otherwise fine. The Yaris is small as I expected but quite adequate for the two of us. The engine is somewhat underpowered for an automatic and the gearbox had to change down a gear quite often. Service very friendly.
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