Craddocks Car Storage Christchurch


Unfortunately, Craddocks Car Storage Christchurch has permanently closed, however, Park and Ride Christchurch Airport has opened in its place, along with several other affordable Chch Airport parking options, which you can find in the table below. 

Overview of Christchurch Airport Parking Rates

Car ParkCost per WeekService + Travel TimeFree Shuttle? 
Park and Ride Christchurch$156.00Shuttle: 6 min-
Airpark Canterbury$205.39Shuttle: 4 minBook
Orchard Road$205.00Shuttle: 7 minX-
Long Stay Car Park$220.00Shuttle: 5 min X-
Express Park$285.00Shuttle: 1 minX-


About Craddocks Airport Parking ChCh

Craddocks supplies indoor and outdoor car parking, as well as services such as vehicle grooming, mechanical servicing and warrants of fitness, re-fuelling, panel and paint repairs, plus complimentary shuttle services. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Craddocks Chch is a park and ride facility, meaning that it is located some distance away from Christchurch Airport. Travellers have to utilise the car park’s shuttle transfer services to complete their journey to the airport, and then again on their return to Christchurch to retrieve their vehicle. The journey time is approximately five minutes, and the buses run on demand. Customers will need to leave one set of car keys with the staff at Craddocks, so that they can place their car into storage, for the duration of the stay. 

Up until 2011, Craddocks Christchurch was privately operated by PMW 2000 Limited. It was then acquired by Christchurch International Airport Limited, which now maintains the facility and determines its parking rates. Please note that you cannot book at Craddocks Airport Parking through the Parkhero website. If you would like to reserve a space at Craddocks Outdoor or Craddocks Indoor, for same day returns through to several weeks or even months, you can do so on Christchurch Airport’s official website. The car park welcomes standard sized vehicles such as sedans, 4WDs, utes, minivans, and luxury cars, via advance online and drive-up bookings. Those looking to park a campervan, commercial truck, or any other vehicle over 6.0 x 2.3 metres in size should contact Craddocks in advance to ask about storage options. Now, Craddocks parking has changed names and is referred to by Christchurch Airport as Park and Ride Christchurch. 


Craddocks Parking Rates 

Parking rates at Craddocks Outdoor start at $19.50 for 24 hours, and extend to $40.00 for three days, and $70.00 for five. For discounted prices, it’s worth booking online and in advance. You can shave a few dollars off long-term stays by reserving a bay on Christchurch Airport’s official website. 

The rates charged at Craddocks Indoor are not too dissimilar from Craddocks Outdoor, despite the additional level of cover/weather protection provided. The prices only differ by one or two dollars for most time periods, in terms of drive-up rates. Prices start at $28.00 for 24 hours, $65.00 for three days, and $91.60 for five. Less of a discount can be achieved via advance online booking, however there is still a small saving to be made for stays of one week or less. 


Alternatives to Christchurch Park and Ride

There are several on-site and off-site car parks near Christchurch Airport, which offer long-term parking at competitive rates. For extended stays, Airpark Canterbury and Superior Airport Parking often undercut the rates charged by Craddocks, providing travellers with a greater degree of choice when it comes to where they park and how much they pay. Airpark Canterbury typically charges a few dollars less than Craddocks, while offering a range of superior security measures, car grooming packages, and free transfers. For the purpose of comparison, we have collected the rates offered for all car parking Christchurch Airport.

For more information about Airpark Canterbury, simply click on the car park's name, where highlighted in blue. This will take you to an individual profile page, with more information about the parking facility. On that page, you can read customer reviews, view photographs, and find out more about the shuttle transfer procedures. 


Never Search for Christchurch Parking Again with Parkhero

Finding a spot at any busy airport is time-consuming, let alone during the school holidays at Christchurch. You simply don’t need the additional stress on the day that you’re due to fly. Not only does booking a parking bay ahead of time guarantee you space, it saves you time and money. At Parkhero, we aim to make airport parking the easiest part of your trip away. Whether you need to leave your car at Christchurch Airport for one day or three months, our online reservation system provides you with a fast, secure way to guarantee a parking space at the best rate. 

Park and fly with no worries - just enter your travel dates into our handy search tool to compare rates, see details such as opening hours and ratings, and get directions. Our discount Christchurch Airport parking providers include Airpark Canterbury, which offers lower rates when you book well in advance of travel. Do yourself a favour and reserve your parking ahead of time, for a safe, secure, and convenient spot, and a hassle-free trip to the airport. 


While we’ve made every attempt to report on Christchurch Airport car parking rates accurately, prices do fluctuate over time. The rates quoted were valid in April 2024 for stays of 7 - 8 days. Please note that you cannot book at any of the official Christchurch Airport car parks through Parkhero. All prices for New Zealand car parks are shown in New Zealand Dollars ($NZ). 

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