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

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Chennai and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 20 June 2024.

January

₹ 5,338

February

₹ 4,921

March

₹ 5,338

April

₹ 4,921

May

₹ 5,338

June

₹ 5,588

July

₹ 5,755

August

₹ 5,588

September

₹ 5,088

October

₹ 5,505

November

₹ 5,338

December

₹ 5,421

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

Compare available car types for rental in Chennai

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Chennai to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 20 June 2024.

Small cars

₹ 4,383 - ₹ 6,398

All Car Types

₹ 6,047 - ₹ 13,267

To hire a small car in Chennai, India, you would pay an average price of ₹ 5,199/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Chennai, India (~₹ 4,383/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~₹ 6,398/day). In fact, January is about 16% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Chennai. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Chennai, hiring a small car saves you 47% 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 medium car in Chennai, India, you would pay an average price of ₹ 7,606/day. December is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Chennai, India (~₹ 5,858/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~₹ 10,375/day). In fact, December is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Chennai. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Chennai, hiring a medium 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.

To hire a large car in Chennai, India, you would pay an average price of ₹ 13,022/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Chennai, India (~₹ 6,602/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~₹ 26,497/day). In fact, February is about 50% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Chennai. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Chennai, hiring a large car is 26% 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.

To hire a SUV in Chennai, India, you would pay an average price of ₹ 8,260/day. April is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Chennai, India (~₹ 6,226/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~₹ 12,119/day). In fact, April is about 25% 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 saves you 15% 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 van in Chennai, India, you would pay an average price of ₹ 8,031/day. July is the cheapest month to hire a van in Chennai, India (~₹ 7,049/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~₹ 9,181/day). In fact, July is about 13% 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 saves you 18% 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 ₹ 29,099/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Chennai, India (~₹ 28,740/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~₹ 35,271/day). In fact, November is about 2% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Chennai. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Chennai, hiring a luxury car is 67% 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.

Top rental agencies in Chennai

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Chennai known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Chennai. Reviews were last updated on 20 June 2024.
Have a look at the top rental car agencies available in Chennai, including Hertz, Avis and Europcar. Make sure to read reviews, pricing info, location, and other important details before choosing a rental car agency.

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

2 locations

SS Travels

2 locations

Myles

4 locations

Instant Cabs

3 locations

Car Club

2 locations

Eco Rent

2 locations

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Chennai, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 20 June 2024.
  • 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 are petrol prices like in Chennai?

    The average price of petrol in Chennai is ₹ 103/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between ₹ 4,617 and ₹ 6,669 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • 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 50%). Cheapflights recommends you book around 72 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.

  • What car do most people hire in Chennai?

    The most popular car to hire while in Chennai is the Class Full-size SUV, which is a Full-size vehicle.

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