Chennai

Cheap Car Rentals in Chennai

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
14 Dec — 21 Dec
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Chennai car hires in 2022

Most popular companySSTRAVELS
Price of petrol per litre₹ 104
Average price per day₹ 77
Cheapest price per day₹ 46

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Chennai?

January

₹ 4,526

February

₹ 5,102

March

₹ 4,773

April

₹ 4,773

May

₹ 4,938

June

₹ 4,773

July

₹ 4,773

August

₹ 4,362

September

₹ 5,185

October

₹ 5,185

November

₹ 4,938

December

₹ 4,691

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Chennai is August. The most expensive time to rent a car is September. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular Car Types in Chennai

There are 9 hire agencies servicing Chennai, India. These agencies, altogether, have 19 hire locations available. Need an affordable hire? Small is the cheapest car type to hire in Chennai with prices from ₹ 41 a day in the previous 7-day period. Here are 4 car types you can hire in Chennai:

Compare available car types for hire in Chennai

Small cars

₹ 2,446 - ₹ 4,127

All Car Types

₹ 4,463 - ₹ 10,958

To hire a Small car in Chennai, India, you would pay an average price of ₹ 3,338/day. July is the cheapest month to hire a Small car in Chennai, India (~₹ 2,446/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~₹ 4,127/day). In fact, July is about 27% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small hire for Chennai. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Chennai, hiring a Small car saves you 58% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Chennai Small hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a Medium car in Chennai, India, you would pay an average price of ₹ 5,657/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a Medium car in Chennai, India (~₹ 4,087/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~₹ 8,895/day). In fact, February is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium hire for Chennai. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Chennai, hiring a Medium car saves you 29% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Chennai Medium hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a Large car in Chennai, India, you would pay an average price of ₹ 7,249/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a Large car in Chennai, India (~₹ 4,694/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~₹ 9,325/day). In fact, June is about 36% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large hire for Chennai. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Chennai, hiring a Large car saves you 8% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a SUV car in Chennai, India, you would pay an average price of ₹ 6,144/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a SUV car in Chennai, India (~₹ 5,292/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~₹ 7,278/day). In fact, June is about 14% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Chennai. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Chennai, hiring a SUV car saves you 22% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Chennai SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a Van car in Chennai, India, you would pay an average price of ₹ 5,608/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a Van car in Chennai, India (~₹ 3,541/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~₹ 13,353/day). In fact, June is about 37% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van hire for Chennai. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Chennai, hiring a Van car saves you 29% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a Luxury car in Chennai, India, you would pay an average price of ₹ 21,433/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a Luxury car in Chennai, India (~₹ 6,215/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~₹ 30,889/day). In fact, June is about 72% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury hire for Chennai. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Chennai, hiring a Luxury car is 64% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Chennai Luxury hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

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Ford Ikon₹ 43/day
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Top rental agencies in Chennai

All major car rental suppliers in Chennai

Avis

2.0
Poor
1 review2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Overall

2.0

Pick-up/drop-off

2.0

Value

2.0

Myles

4 locations

Europcar

3 locations

Instant Cabs

3 locations

Car Club

2 locations

Eco Rent

2 locations

Hertz

1 location

MC&A

1 location

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Car Rental FAQs

What are the requirements to hire a car in Chennai?

If you're considering car hire in Chennai and wondering about the requirements, here are some things to keep in mind. Typically, you'll need to be at least 21 and have had a licence for at least one year. You may need an international driving permit. You will also need proof of identity, a valid credit card with a present driver's name on it and third-party liability insurance, to be able to drive a car hire in Chennai.

What are the rules for driving in Chennai?

Although driving hired cars in Chennai sometimes feels like driving in the Wild West, there are a couple of rules worth following as a tourist. Avoid drinking and driving at all costs while operating your hired car, and you'll need to keep your insurance and other documents on hand. You may not use your mobile phone while driving a car hire in Chennai unless you have a hands-free device, and stick to the speed limits, especially in built-up areas. It is best to contact Chennai motor vehicle authorities to see if there are recent law changes.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Chennai?

Driving a cheap car hire in Chennai can take a bit of getting used to; traffic congestion can be heavy throughout the day. Consider booking cheap car hire with an automatic transmission to avoid excess fuel consumption and cars with a smaller frame to easily navigate traffic. The Hyundai i10, Toyota Etios and Honda City are three popular choices when picking hired cars in Chennai. If you're travelling with a bigger group of people, try sticking with a larger vehicle like a van or SUV. If you're able to avoid larger vehicles, rather do so, as it can be difficult to manoeuvre larger vehicles in Chennai traffic.

Where are the best places to park in Chennai?

When driving around Chennai, the majority of places you visit will have dedicated parking facilities available to you. All of the shopping centres offer paid or unpaid parking, and there is plenty of parking available on the street. Due to the large number of vehicles on the road, finding parking may be a chore. Consider using public transport or taxis if you need to do some shopping. If you're heading out to some of the sights in the city, you're likely to find public parking available at your destination.

What is the cheapest hire car found in Chennai?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under ₹ 6,309/day when booking a car hire in Chennai. The absolute best deal a user found was for ₹ 3,819/day from SS Travels, booked on Dec. 4.

What are gas prices like in Chennai?

The average price of petrol in Chennai is ₹ 104/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between ₹ 4,667 and ₹ 6,741 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

How much does it cost to hire a car in Chennai for a week from SS Travels?

Hiring a car in Chennai for a week can be a great option for travel. SS Travels, the most popular car hire company for this area, offers hire cars for around ₹ 34,631/week on average.

Can I rent a car for a month in Chennai?

Typically, how long you can rent a car for depends on the inventory of the supplier. For Chennai however, it is certainly possible to rent a car for an entire month.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Chennai for a month?

The monthly cost of a car rental in Chennai is ₹ 148,420 (₹ 4,947/day) on average.

How much is a car hire in Chennai for a weekend?

It costs ₹ 16,667 for a weekend car hire in Chennai, on average. The cheapest type of car hire you can book on any given weekend is the Mini as prices are generally lower for these hire types due to demand and availability. If you’re planning to book a hire car in Chennai in January, prices are ₹ 16,565 per day on average.

What car do most people hire in Chennai?

The most popular car to hire while in Chennai is the Hyundai Accent, which is a Economy vehicle.

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