Kathmandu

Cheap Car Rentals in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Nepal
10 Feb — 17 Feb
Same drop-off
Kathmandu, Nepal
Fri 10/2
Noon
Fri 17/2
Noon
Driver's age:

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

January

₹ 6,380

February

₹ 6,544

March

₹ 6,380

April

₹ 6,544

May

₹ 6,380

June

₹ 6,380

July

₹ 6,544

August

₹ 6,544

September

₹ 6,544

October

₹ 6,544

November

₹ 6,380

December

₹ 6,544

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Kathmandu is January. 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.

Compare available car types for hire in Kathmandu

Small cars

₹ 5,035 - ₹ 6,236

All Car Types

₹ 6,107 - ₹ 14,434

To hire a Small car in Kathmandu, Nepal, you would pay an average price of ₹ 4,597/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a Small car in Kathmandu, Nepal (~₹ 5,035/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is October (~₹ 6,236/day). In fact, May is about 0% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small hire for Kathmandu. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Kathmandu, hiring a Small car saves you 40% 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 Kathmandu, Nepal, you would pay an average price of ₹ 5,673/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a Medium car in Kathmandu, Nepal (~₹ 6,528/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~₹ 7,637/day). In fact, November is about 0% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium hire for Kathmandu. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Kathmandu, 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.

To hire a SUV car in Kathmandu, Nepal, you would pay an average price of ₹ 8,486/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a SUV car in Kathmandu, Nepal (~₹ 6,615/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~₹ 19,764/day). In fact, June is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Kathmandu. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Kathmandu, hiring a SUV car is 10% 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 Kathmandu

All major car rental suppliers in Kathmandu

Sixt

3 locations

Europcar

1 location

keddy by Europcar

1 location

Car Rental FAQs

What are the requirements to rent a car in Kathmandu?

To be eligible for car rentals in Kathmandu, you absolutely must have a Nepalese driver’s license or an International Driving Permit (IDP). The application process can take some time, so apply online in your home country well before you book any rental cars in Kathmandu. Ensure you have your IDP, driver’s license from your country of origin, and passport when you pick up the vehicle. While licensed drivers aged 18 and over can legally drive in Nepal, it’s important to note that some car rental locations in Kathmandu only rent vehicles to people aged 21 and over.

What are the rules for driving in Kathmandu?

When driving rental cars in Kathmandu, it is essential to understand the local road rules. Nepal has a strict no drinking policy for drivers, meaning you shouldn’t drive if you’ve recently had even a sip of alcohol. You and your passengers must wear your seatbelts at all times, and you will be driving on the left-hand side of the road. Many people opt for a cheap car rental in Kathmandu, but this doesn’t mean you can skip insurance. Keep your insurance details and rental paperwork in the vehicle, and always have your IDP and photo ID on hand when driving. Stay up-to-date with the local road rules by contacting Kathmandu’s Department of Motor Vehicles.

What type of vehicle is recommended for driving in Kathmandu?

SUV and passenger van rental is generally not advisable in Kathmandu due to the heavy traffic. Compact vehicles are the ideal choice when it comes to car rentals in Kathmandu. These allow you more freedom in navigating tight corners and heavy traffic. This is ideal for those with a tight budget, as compact cars are a great way to get a cheap car rental in Kathmandu. If you need more room for passengers or baggage, consider mid-sized Kathmandu car rentals like the Suzuki Etigra.

Where are the best places to park in Kathmandu?

Before booking any Kathmandu car rentals, it’s a good idea to get an understanding of the parking rules. Though the city is famous for its chaotic traffic, there is some order to the parking system, which is good news for those considering car rentals in Kathmandu. Four-wheeled vehicles will find dedicated parking lots in key areas like New Road, Kantipath, and Dharmapath, with prices sitting at around NPR 80 per hour (approx. AUD 0.90). Those interested in electric car rental will be pleased to know that Kathmandu is introducing free parking for electric vehicles.

What are gas prices like in Kathmandu?

The average price of petrol in Kathmandu is ₹ 110/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between ₹ 4,933 and ₹ 7,125 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

How much does it cost to hire a car in Kathmandu for a week from Europcar?

Europcar is one of the top picks in Kathmandu. They can have you in a hire car for about ₹ 41,298 per week on average.

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

Booking early can save you upwards of 5% on your car hire. Booking your vehicle at least 90 days in advance can you get you a great below-average price in Kathmandu.

Can I rent a car for a month in Kathmandu?

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

What car do most people hire in Kathmandu?

The most popular car to hire while in Kathmandu is the Hyundai i20, which is a Compact vehicle.

Car hire at popular airports in Kathmandu
Best Car Hire Deals
We make it easy and fast to find and compare deals from 70,000+ hire locations and hundreds of agencies.
No Surprises
Prices shown to you will be completely in full, without any hidden charges or fees.
Free Cancellation
Plans change — we get it. And that’s why you can search and book car hire on Cheapflights from agencies that offer free cancellation