Car hires in Chennai, Tamil Nadu

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
5 Dec — 12 Dec
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Tue 5/12
Noon
Tue 12/12
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Car hire insight and trends in Chennai

Useful insights to help you book the perfect car hire in Chennai

What is the cheapest car hire agency in Chennai?

The cheapest car hire in Chennai are generally found through Gozo Cabs. When booking with Gozo Cabs, you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as ₹ 2,401/day. The average price to hire a car in Chennai is ₹ 5,098/day.

What car hire company in Chennai has the most locations?

Myles has the most locations of any car hire company in Chennai, with 4 locations.

What car do most people hire in Chennai?

The Volkswagen Polo is the most popular car to hire in Chennai, according to our data. Our users have found prices for Volkswagen Polo rentals for as low as ₹ 3,361/day in Chennai, though on average you can expect prices to be around ₹ 4,852/day. Another popular car to hire in Chennai is the Citroen Jumper for an average of ₹ 7,699/day, and deals as low as ₹ 6,289/day.

Best deals found for Chennai, Tamil Nadu car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental car types in Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Economy₹ 3,472/day
Compact₹ 4,928/day
Intermediate₹ 6,449/day
Standard₹ 21,826/day
Full-size₹ 16,703/day
Mini₹ 3,473/day
Passenger van₹ 6,449/day
Luxury₹ 29,763/day
Intermediate estate car₹ 6,449/day
Compact SUV₹ 6,745/day
Best rates found by momondo users in the past 48 hours.

Important information about Chennai car hire

Can I cross the border with a rental car from Chennai?

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.

Can you hire a car in Chennai without a credit card?

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.

What driving laws should I keep an eye out for in Chennai?

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).

What documents does an international traveller need to hire a car in Chennai?

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

₹ 2,624 - ₹ 6,088

All Car Types

₹ 5,637 - ₹ 13,144

The average price of a small car rental in Chennai, India is ₹ 3,996. The cheapest time to rent a small car in Chennai, India is in July. The price is 35% lower than the rest of the year at just ₹ 2,624 per day. A small car rental is typically 59% less expensive than the average rental car 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 car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car rental in Chennai, India is ₹ 6,526. The cheapest time to rent a medium car in Chennai, India is in July. The price is 31% lower than the rest of the year at just ₹ 4,510 per day. A medium car rental is typically 32% less expensive than the average rental car 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 medium car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car rental in Chennai, India is ₹ 10,535. The cheapest time to rent a large car in Chennai, India is in June. The price is 45% lower than the rest of the year at just ₹ 5,872 per day. A large car rental is typically 9% more expensive than the average rental car 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 ₹ 6,623. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Chennai, India is in July. The price is 16% lower than the rest of the year at just ₹ 5,602 per day. A SUV rental is typically 31% less expensive than the average rental car 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 SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van rental in Chennai, India is ₹ 6,279. The cheapest time to rent a van in Chennai, India is in August. The price is 42% lower than the rest of the year at just ₹ 3,682 per day. A van rental is typically 35% less expensive than the average rental car 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 car rental in Chennai, India is ₹ 23,991. The cheapest time to rent a luxury car in Chennai, India is in June. The price is 57% lower than the rest of the year at just ₹ 10,361 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 61% more expensive than the average rental car 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 car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

Ford Ikon
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

₹ 3,472/day

11 Dec - 28 Dec
Ford Ikon
Hyundai i10
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

₹ 4,669/day

26 Dec - 31 Dec
Hyundai i10

Chennai car hire directory

All major car rental suppliers in Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Hertz

1 location

Avis

3.2
Poor
1 review2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

3.6

Comfort

3.6

Overall

2.4

Pick-up/drop-off

3.2

Value

3.6

Europcar

3 locations

SS Travels

2 locations

Myles

4 locations

Instant Cabs

3 locations

Car Club

2 locations

Eco Rent

2 locations

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

Gozo Cabs

Popular Car Types

Economy, Standard, Intermediate

Cheapest Rental Car

₹ 3,166

Most Popular Model

Class Full-size SUV
The most popular Chennai car rental agency found on momondo this month is Gozo Cabs. Other top choices for car rental companies are SS Travels and Europcar
The following car types were offered at rental car companies in Chennai in the past 72 hours: Economy, Standard, Intermediate.
The lowest price for a rental car in Chennai is ₹ 3,166/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from ₹ 5,823/day.
The most popular car model to rent in Chennai in the past 7 days is the Class Full-size SUV. Our users also prefer the Class Compact Car as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

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

Nearby attractions:

Chennai Trade Centre3.9 km
Guindy Race Course5.8 km
Velachery Aquatic Complex6.2 km
Guindy National Park6.7 km
Chennai Snake Park8.1 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 Race Course123.3 km
Guindy National Park123.4 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

How much will it cost to rent a car in Chennai, India in December?

Our data shows that for weekend car rental deals during December in Chennai, you can expect to pay around ₹ 6,150. A particularly good deal might be around ₹ 3,391, which is the lowest quote for Chennai we've seen so far. Stretching your rental over seven days shifts the price range to about ₹ 3,831 to ₹ 13,014.

What is the speed limit 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.

What car hire company has the BMW 5 Series in Chennai?

What is the weather like in Chennai, India in November?

Typically, the weather in Chennai through the month of November is 26 °C and the expected precipitation is 330 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.

Is the weather in Chennai similar to the rest of Tamil Nadu?

Travellers looking to leave from Chennai on a road trip around Tamil Nadu or the surrounding areas during the month of November should expect temperatures around 26 °C and about 330 mm of possible rain through the month.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Chennai?

Prices for cars in Chennai were last updated today.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Chennai?

How old do you have to be to hire a car in Chennai?

Age requirements for drivers vary depending on the country, including Chennai. In several EU countries, drivers must be 18 years old. Generally, to rent a car overseas, you must be at least 21 years old, and if you're under 25, you may be charged a young driver surcharge. It's recommended that you review the policy of your preferred rental company before booking.

What documentation or ID do you need to rent a car in Chennai?

All drivers must have a valid full driving license when renting a car in Chennai. If the license is written in a different language from the country of rental, an International Driving Permit may be required to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you're renting a car overseas, you may also need to provide proof of return travel and accommodation information during your stay. It is always advisable to check with the individual rental company you're booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car hire in Chennai?

Choosing momondo to search for car hire in Chennai makes sense because it is quick and free of charge. We find all the rental car hire prices and policies, you simply choose what works best for you and your trip.

How does momondo help me find the best car hire deal in Chennai?

By the use of filters, momondo makes finding a great car hire in Chennai easier. Whether it is price, car type, amenities or policies, momondo allows you to refine your search with these and more filters to find the best deal for you.

Does momondo show car hire deals in Chennai with free cancellation?

Yes momondo does have a filter to only highlight car hire deals which offer free cancellation. This filter is available for all car hire searches on momondo including those for cars in Chennai.

Can I hire a car with a fair fuel policy in Chennai on momondo?

Absolutely! momondo offers this feature when searching for a car hire in Chennai.

Can I find a car hire in Chennai which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

Yes, momondo shows deals with enhanced cleaning services for hire cars in Chennai.

Can I search for car hire in Chennai with unlimited mileage on momondo?

Absolutely. You can specifically filter for car hire deals in Chennai with unlimited mileage on momondo.


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