Chennai

Cheap Car Hire in Chennai from ₹ 3,424

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Mar — 10 Mar
Driver's age: 26-65
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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Chennai car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Chennai. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 25 February 2024.

Most popular company

GOZOCABS

Price of petrol per litre

₹ 102

Average price per day

₹ 4,872

Cheapest price per day

₹ 3,424

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 25 February 2024.

January

₹ 5,304

February

₹ 4,973

March

₹ 4,973

April

₹ 5,719

May

₹ 6,547

June

₹ 6,465

July

₹ 5,719

August

₹ 5,553

September

₹ 5,056

October

₹ 5,470

November

₹ 5,304

December

₹ 5,387

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

Explore the most popular car models available for rent in Chennai and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car rental companies and was last updated on 25 February 2024.

There are 10 hire agencies servicing Chennai. These agencies, altogether, have 21 hire locations available. Need an affordable hire? small car is the cheapest car type to hire in Chennai with prices from ₹ 3,424 a day in the previous 7-day period. Here are 3 car types you can hire in Chennai:

Economy

Economy

₹ 3,424+

Compact

Compact

₹ 6,359+

Intermediate

Intermediate

₹ 6,359+

Standard

Standard

₹ 21,521+

Mini

Mini

₹ 3,424+

Passenger van

Passenger van

₹ 6,359+

Luxury

Luxury

₹ 29,346+

Intermediate estate car

Intermediate estate car

₹ 6,359+

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 25 February 2024.

Small cars

₹ 4,572 - ₹ 6,287

All Car Types

₹ 6,590 - ₹ 13,315

To hire a small car in Chennai, India, you would pay an average price of ₹ 5,258/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Chennai, India (~₹ 4,572/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is October (~₹ 6,287/day). In fact, January is about 14% 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 51% 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 car 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 ₹ 7,898/day. December is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Chennai, India (~₹ 5,821/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~₹ 10,363/day). In fact, December is about 27% 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 26% 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 car 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 ₹ 16,596/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Chennai, India (~₹ 7,550/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~₹ 26,330/day). In fact, January is about 55% 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 37% 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 ₹ 8,598/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Chennai, India (~₹ 6,633/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~₹ 12,042/day). In fact, January is about 23% 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 19% 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 ₹ 7,998/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a van in Chennai, India (~₹ 7,495/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~₹ 8,519/day). In fact, October is about 7% 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 25% 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 ₹ 30,856/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Chennai, India (~₹ 28,558/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~₹ 33,825/day). In fact, November is about 8% 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 66% 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 car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Ford Ikon₹ 3,424/day
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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 25 February 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

3 locations

SS Travels

2 locations

Myles

4 locations

Instant Cabs

3 locations

Car Club

2 locations

Eco Rent

2 locations

Best Chennai car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Chennai. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Chennai with an average daily rate of ₹ 11,372. Data was last updated on 25 February 2024.
The best prices on car rentals in Chennai we've found at this time. Be sure to confirm the details of the deal, such as car type, daily rate, and pickup location.
Ford Ikon₹ 3,424/day
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Ford Ikon
Toyota Camry₹ 6,359/day
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Toyota Camry
Toyota Camry₹ 6,359/day
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Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Chennai, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 25 February 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 is the cheapest hire car found in Chennai?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under ₹ 4,872/day when booking a car hire in Chennai. The absolute best deal a user found was for ₹ 2,735/day from Gozo Cabs, booked on Feb. 18.

What are petrol prices like in Chennai?

The average price of petrol in Chennai is ₹ 102/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between ₹ 4,588 and ₹ 6,627 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

How much does it cost to hire a car in Chennai for a week from Gozo Cabs?

Hiring a car in Chennai for a week can be a great option for travel. Gozo Cabs, the most popular car hire company for this area, offers hire cars for around ₹ 29,677/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 50%). Cheapflights recommends you book around 89 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 ₹ 127,187 (₹ 4,240/day) on average.

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

It costs ₹ 8,081 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 March, prices are ₹ 8,284 per day on average.

What car do most people hire in Chennai?

The most popular car to hire while in Chennai is the Class Compact Car, which is a Compact vehicle.

Luxury car rentals in Chennai

Find luxury car rental deals in Chennai from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car rentals in Chennai cost an average of ₹ 34,576 per day. Price data was last updated on 25 February 2024.
Some of the best deals we've found on upscale car rentals in Chennai. Check back soon for more options if you're not finding the right car rental for you and your fellow passengers.
Honda City₹ 29,346/day
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Honda City
Honda City₹ 29,345/day
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Honda City
Honda City₹ 29,346/day
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Honda City

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