Car Hire in Chennai, Tamil Nadu

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
29 Sep — 6 Oct
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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Best deals found for Chennai, Tamil Nadu car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Hyundai i10
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

₹ 59/day

10 Oct - 10 Oct
Hyundai i10
Ford Ikon
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

₹ 62/day

29 Sep - 30 Sep
Ford Ikon
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

₹ 344/day

1 Nov - 1 Dec
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Ford Ikon
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

₹ 37/day

1 Oct - 31 Oct
Ford Ikon
Suzuki Swift Dzire
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

₹ 62/day

28 Dec - 1 Jan
Suzuki Swift Dzire

Important information about Chennai car hire

Most car companies that offer car hire in Chennai do allow you to cross from one state to another in a Chennai car hire vehicle. You do, however, need to obtain written permission from the agent for car hire in Chennai. The permission you receive is a specific type of official permit called a Carnet and will cost a fee based on the value of the vehicle. This permit plus a valid visa are the documents needed to cross into different countries, such as Bangladesh and Pakistan.

You will need a credit card to make a payment for your hire vehicle when picking up your hire car. Other acceptable methods of payment that are sometimes suitable for the security deposit of your car hire agreement are debit cards and internet banking. The security deposit amount is held on the valid card at pick up of the car and is refunded immediately after the return of the car, as soon as the inspection of the car is passed and all charges have been calculated and paid for. Remember that you will be charged a rate for GST taxes, which is enforced by the government law in Chennai. To pay for your total hire car agreement, you are welcome to use a credit card or debit card. Some car hire companies will allow you to make this payment with cash, but it's best to check beforehand whether the specific company your hire car has been booked through allows cash payments or not.

In Chennai, you will find the driving style to be "aggressive"; however, it isn't at all, it is just unusual for drivers from outside of India to understand that it is lefthand/righthand drive, which looks confusing and unorganised in the beginning. Be extra alert when driving in Chennai, as animals, children and pedestrians are commonly walking around the roads, and it is illegal to harm or remove an animal that is in the street. It is considered illegal to drive without a copy of your valid insurance policy in Chennai, so make sure you have that document in the car when you pick it up from the car hire company. The age for driving in Chennai is 18 years old; so when getting a hire car, make sure that if you are booking for an additional driver, the driver must be 18 years or older. Please be sure to carry a valid driving permit with you at all times; if you are pulled over and inspected by a traffic officer, you will be heavily fined if you can not present a valid driver's permit. It is also considered illegal to drive a vehicle without a valid registration document, which could also be requested by a traffic officer if you are stopped for inspection. The maximum speed limit on all roads in Chennai is 70 km/h (43 mph).

Each car hire company offering any class of vehicle, from cheap car rentals in Chennai to car hire companies that offer more luxury vehicles, will need international drivers to have an international driver's permit. This is a mandatory requirement for all international drivers. You will need to produce your valid homeland ID card, preferably displaying a current photograph of the intended driver of the hired vehicle.


Chennai, Tamil Nadu car rental deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Chennai that's right for you

Small cars

₹ 2,366 - ₹ 4,188

All Car Types

₹ 4,318 - ₹ 10,600

The average price of a Small rental in Chennai, India is ₹ 3,145. The cheapest time to rent a Small in Chennai, India is in July. The price is 25% lower than the rest of the year at just ₹ 2,366 per day. A Small rental is typically 53% less expensive than the average car rental in Chennai. The average price of a vehicle rental in Chennai can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Chennai Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium rental in Chennai, India is ₹ 5,218. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in Chennai, India is in February. The price is 25% lower than the rest of the year at just ₹ 3,954 per day. A Medium rental is typically 21% less expensive than the average car rental in Chennai. The average price of a vehicle rental in Chennai can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

The average price of a Large rental in Chennai, India is ₹ 6,398. The cheapest time to rent a Large in Chennai, India is in November. The price is 31% lower than the rest of the year at just ₹ 4,437 per day. A Large rental is typically 4% less expensive than the average car rental in Chennai. The average price of a vehicle rental in Chennai can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

The average price of a SUV rental in Chennai, India is ₹ 5,707. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Chennai, India is in November. The price is 27% lower than the rest of the year at just ₹ 4,181 per day. A SUV rental is typically 14% less expensive than the average car rental in Chennai. The average price of a vehicle rental in Chennai can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

The average price of a Van rental in Chennai, India is ₹ 5,400. The cheapest time to rent a Van in Chennai, India is in June. The price is 37% lower than the rest of the year at just ₹ 3,425 per day. A Van rental is typically 19% less expensive than the average car rental in Chennai. The average price of a vehicle rental in Chennai can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

The average price of a Luxury rental in Chennai, India is ₹ 13,144. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in Chennai, India is in June. The price is 55% lower than the rest of the year at just ₹ 6,012 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 50% more expensive than the average car rental in Chennai. The average price of a vehicle rental in Chennai can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Chennai Luxury rentals found on momondo in the past week.

Hyundai i10
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

₹ 59/day

10 Oct - 10 Oct
Hyundai i10
Ford Ikon
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

₹ 37/day

1 Oct - 31 Oct
Ford Ikon

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Quick facts about car hire in Chennai

Get the overview on great hire deals, popular car hire companies, and best car types for your visit in Chennai

Most Popular Agency

SS Travels

Popular Car Types

Economy, SUV, Full-size

Cheapest Rental Car

₹ 2,807
The most popular Chennai car rental agency found on momondo this month is SS Travels. Other top choices for car rental companies are Europcar and Avis
The following car types were offered at rental car companies in Chennai in the past 72 hours: Economy, SUV, Full-size.
The lowest price for a rental car in Chennai is ₹ 2,807/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from ₹ 4,455/day.

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Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in Chennai

Nearby attractions:

Chennai Trade Centre3.9 km
Guindy National Park6.7 km
Chennai Snake Park8.1 km
Tidel Park9.0 km
SDAT Tennis Stadium10.9 km

Nearby attractions:

Chennai Trade Centre98.1 km
SDAT Tennis Stadium98.8 km
Valluvar Kottam99.1 km
Government Museum99.2 km
St. Andrew's Church99.2 km

Nearby attractions:

Arignar Anna Zoological Park106.0 km
Tidel Park123.0 km
Chennai Trade Centre123.2 km
Guindy National Park123.4 km
Chennai Snake Park124.1 km

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Driving with a car hire in Chennai - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in Chennai so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

Our data shows that for weekend car rental deals during October in Chennai, you can expect to pay around ₹ 7,619. A particularly good deal might be around ₹ 3,494, which is the lowest quote for Chennai we've seen so far. Stretching your rental over seven days shifts the price range to about ₹ 3,490 to ₹ 6,893.

You can expect to find the cheapest rental car prices in Chennai from SS Travels, who has 1 location in the city. momondo users have found daily rates as low as ₹ 2,442, but the average rate for car rentals in Chennai from SS Travels is ₹ 3,492/day.

With temperatures averaging 26 °C and precipitation usually 330 mm during October, you should consider renting a standard when travelling to Chennai. A standard can handle the fluctuations in temperature and rainfall during the month of October and is a popular choice for travellers heading to Chennai. Hiring a Standard in Chennai will cost you ₹ 12,202/day on average.

Avis is very popular in Chennai, India, as they have more locations than any other car hire company. You can find 2 locations in the city of Chennai, India, and can expect to pay about ₹ 6,141/day for your car rental in Chennai, India.

Travellers who hire a car in Chennai should be aware that the city’s speed limit is 70 km/h. Suburban speed limits around Chennai are generally 80 km/h, whereas speed limits on motorways are 120 km/h. Keep in mind that speeds may change depending on what road you’re travelling on, so be on the lookout for posted signage.

Typically, the weather in Chennai through the month of September is 30 °C and the expected precipitation is 120 mm. This is important information to know when hiring a car so you can be sure to rent the perfect car for the expected weather.

Travellers looking to leave from Chennai on a road trip around Tamil Nadu or the surrounding areas during the month of September should expect temperatures around 30 °C and about 120 mm of possible rain through the month.


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