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Chennai car rental information

Pick-up locationChennai
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Rental locations20
Airport locations7

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Chennai

  • Car rentals in Chennai are convenient for getting around the city, especially if you have more luggage or are traveling with a group. You have the freedom to explore the city at your own pace and access multiple areas that are not well-covered by public transportation. With Chennai car rentals, you can drive to Kanchipuram, approximately 75 miles southwest, a city famous for its exquisite silk sarees and ancient temples, or head to Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary, home to a diverse range of migratory birds, especially during the winter months.
  • Chennai International Airport (MAA), around 13 miles from downtown Chennai, is the primary airport serving the state capital. If you’re visiting the city, you’ll fly into the airport. Different local and international car rental agencies are available on site, including Avis, Hertz, Europcar, SS Traveles, Myles, Instant Cabs, Eco Rent, Car Club, MC&A, and MyChoize Car Rental. The car rental counters are in the arrivals hall, while the pickup and drop-off locations are conveniently located outside the terminal.
  • Driving a car rental in Chennai can be challenging, especially for first-time drivers. Road conditions in the city vary. Multiple roads are paved, but certain sections need improvement. The city has heavy pedestrian and vehicular traffic, so you should be extra cautious when navigating highly populated areas. Some streets are quite narrow, with vehicles parked on the side. Be careful as you drive through these areas. Motorized rickshaws are very popular in the city. Keep an eye on them when switching lanes or passing.
  • Chennai is a busy city, so traffic can be heavy throughout the day. The heaviest traffic usually runs from 6:30 am to 9 am and 3 pm to 7 pm Major roads in the city are typically affected, including Anna Salai, Gandhi Road, Mount Road, National Highway 4 (NH4), and East Coast Road (ECR). Leave early to avoid finding yourself caught up in rush hour traffic, or plan your trip in advance.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Chennai for C$ 60 or less
  • Book your rental car in Chennai at least 5 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Chennai are around 37% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Chennai

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

    On average a rental car in Chennai costs C$ 60 per day.

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Chennai?

    Based on our information, car rental agencies in Chennai only have manual transmission cars.

  • How much is gas price in Chennai?

    The average gas price in Chennai is C$ 6.33 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 76 and C$ 101, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Chennai?

    Standard (Class Standard Car or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Chennai.

  • Which car rental companies are at Chennai airport (MAA)?

    The only car rental company onsite at Chennai airport is Avis.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Chennai airport (MAA)?

    The only car rental company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Chennai airport to off-airport locations is Avis.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Chennai?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Chennai?

    A Standard car rental in Chennai costs C$ 60 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car rental cost in Chennai?

    A Full Size car rental in Chennai costs C$ 95 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Chennai?

    In Chennai, cars are most frequently rented at Avis Fairfield Sripermumbud Marriot (17 km from city centre ).

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

    On average a rental car in Chennai costs C$ 421 per week (C$ 60 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Chennai costs C$ 1,803 per month (C$ 60 per day).

  • What type of car is recommended for driving a car rental in Chennai?

    Despite varying road conditions in the Tamil Nadu capital, you can drive any car in the city. The type of Chennai car rental you get from car rentals in Chennai. An economy rental is ideal for solo travelers with less luggage. It’s fuel-efficient and the best for navigating narrow streets in the city. We recommend a minivan or standard car for family or group travel. SUV rentals are perfect for trips to different off-road destinations in and out of the city.

  • What is the speed limit when driving a car rental in Chennai?

    Speed limits in Chennai vary depending on the time of the day. The general speed limit is 40 km/h (25 mph) for most of the day (from 7 am to 10 pm) and 50 km/h (31 mph) for most of the night (10 pm to 7 am) on city roads. Speed limits may also vary depending on the roads and areas. Some crowded areas and hospital zones have a 25 km/h (16 mph) limit, while major highways have an 80 km/h (50 mph) limit. Speed limits are strictly enforced through regular highway patrols, so watch out for the posted limits to avoid hefty fines.

  • Where are the best places to park a car rental in Chennai?

    Chennai has multiple parking options. You can park in the Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) parking lots throughout the city. Most charge a set rate for the first two hours and then an hourly rate for each additional hour. You’ll also find several parking lots and garages. There is a free parking space along Gopathi Narayanaswami Chetty Rd. On-street parking is available in most parts of Chennai, but it’s usually difficult to find a spot during the day.

Chennai car rental reviews and directory

Avis

3.2

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3.6

Comfort

3.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.2

Value for money

3.6

2 locations in Chennai

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39 Velanchery Road

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Fairfield Sripermumbud Marriot

+91 124 472 4850

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2.0 Poor

Dec. 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Received lower segment than I booked but charged higher than I booked. Horrible Service. This doesn't seems to be an Avis center. It looks like they are miss using Avis name.

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Hertz

6.0

Okay

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One location in Chennai

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Sp 4 Sidco Thiru

+91 951 234 1234

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Europcar

2.0

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Chennai Central Location

+91 84487 65118

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Chennai Central Location

+91 84487 65118

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SS Travels

2.0

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75/46

+91 81793 68619

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GST Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

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Myles

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4 locations in Chennai

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148, Al Block 2nd Street

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4, TIDEL Park

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Anna Nedunchalai, Govinda Swamy Nagar

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GST Rd, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

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Instant Cabs

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3 locations in Chennai

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4th Floor, Cisons Complex,Montieth Road, Egmore,Chennai

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GST Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

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Ragavendra Street, Chitlapakkam

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Car Club

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Meet and Greet Service

+91 124 4417 1717

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Plot 14/1,SP Developed Plot, Guindy

+91 124 4417 1717

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Eco Rent

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Chennai airport

+91 965 499 9666

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G-1,C Block Sun Udahyam Apartments

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MC&A

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One location in Chennai

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Meet and Greet Service

+91 925 003 5555

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MyChoize Car Rental

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SP 4, SIDCO, Thiru Vi Ka Industrial Estate,Behind Olympia Technology Park, Guindy, Chennai - Tamil Nadu

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One traveller who rented a car in Chennai gave the car agency they used an average rating of 3.4

Car rental locations in or near Chennai

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Most popular agency

Avis

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

C$ 60/day

Good deal

C$ 60/day

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