Cheap Car Rentals in Chennai

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
8 Jul — 15 Jul
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Fri 8/7
Fri 15/7
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Chennai car hires in 2022

Most popular companySSTRAVELS
Price of petrol per litre₹ 104
Average price per day₹ 51
Cheapest price per day₹ 36

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


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Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Chennai is August. The most expensive time to rent a car is February. 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.

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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 ₹ 4,013/day when booking a car hire in Chennai. The absolute best deal a user found was for ₹ 2,810/day from SS Travels, booked on Jun. 26.

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 ₹ 4,678 and ₹ 6,758 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 ₹ 22,014/week on average.

How far in advance should I hire a car in Chennai for the best price?

Generally, for a better deal in Chennai it’s recommended to book in a timely manner (to save up to 22%). Cheapflights recommends you book around 20 days prior to your pickup date. Booking as early as you can also increases the likelihood that you’ll get the ideal car.

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 ₹ 94,347 (₹ 3,145/day) on average.

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

It costs ₹ 4,233 for a weekend car hire in Chennai, on average. The cheapest type of car hire you can book on any given weekend is the Economy 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 August, prices are ₹ 15,476 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.