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Tamil Nadu car rentals

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Top tips for renting a car in Tamil Nadu

  • In Tamil Nadu, a compact car is generally recommended for renting due to the region's diverse terrain and varying road sizes. The state features bustling urban areas with narrow and crowded streets, as well as scenic countryside roads. A compact car is a bit easier to maneuver in traffic and is easier to park, while still providing sufficient comfort for short or medium-length trips.
  • Renting an electric car in Tamil Nadu is a wise choice for several reasons. First, it helps to reduce your carbon footprint. Secondly, electric cars offer quiet and smooth rides, enhancing the overall driving experience. It also helps that the government and private entities have worked to create an increased number of EV charging stations across the state. Tamil Nadu now boasts a considerable number of charging points, ensuring convenience in recharging the vehicle, making electric cars a viable and sustainable option for exploring the region.
  • Opting for car rentals at the main airport in Tamil Nadu, Chennai International Airport (MMA), presents numerous advantages. With car rental services conveniently located at the Ground Transportation Centre on the arrivals level, travelers can easily access a range of vehicle options upon landing. This saves time and offers flexibility to explore the region comfortably. Additionally, you can go right from your flight to a car, ensuring you don’t have to work out a way to get yourself and your belongings out of the airport.
  • Renting and driving car rentals in Tamil Nadu may pose challenges such as navigating through heavy traffic during rush hours. Peak traffic times in major cities like Chennai are typically from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Roads like Anna Salai, OMR (Old Mahabalipuram Road), and GST Road are heavily affected. Know also that road conditions and driving behavior can be unpredictable, so it’s a good idea to remain cautious any time you are behind the wheel.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Tamil Nadu for C$ 60 or less
  • Book your rental car in Tamil Nadu at least 5 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Tamil Nadu are around 37% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Tamil Nadu

  • What is the most popular rental car in Tamil Nadu?

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

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Tamil Nadu?

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

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

    On average a rental car in Tamil Nadu costs C$ 422 per week (C$ 60 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Tamil Nadu costs C$ 1,808 per month (C$ 60 per day).

  • Should I rent a car in Tamil Nadu?

    Renting a car in Tamil Nadu can be a favorable choice. The region's pros of car rental include the freedom to explore at your own pace, especially in off-the-beaten-path destinations. Tamil Nadu's vast and diverse landscape makes a car essential for reaching remote attractions like Yelagiri Hills or Coutrallam Falls. Additionally, public transportation connections between cities and resorts can be limited, making rental cars the best option to access popular places like Mahabalipuram or Kodaikanal conveniently and comfortably.

  • What is driving like in Tamil Nadu?

    Driving in Tamil Nadu can be a unique experience due to the distinct driving styles and cultural influences found here. The driving culture in the region may differ from other parts of mainland India, as it’s marked by a mix of assertiveness and patience. Around popular spots, like cities and tourist destinations, traffic can be hectic and chaotic, requiring extra vigilance. Tamil Nadu has varying speed limits, and some areas might have lower limits than usual, which drivers should follow carefully. Toll roads are prevalent, ensuring better road maintenance and faster travel options. The general road quality is decent, with major highways usually well-maintained. Also, remember that in India, people drive on the left side of the road.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Tamil Nadu?

    In Tamil Nadu, the minimum age to rent a car is 18. However, some car rental agencies may require drivers to be at least 21 years old. Young drivers between 18 and 21 may be subject to additional surcharges. To rent a car, you need a valid driving license, and international tourists must possess International Driving Permits (IDPs) along with their home countries’ driving licenses. Local residents can use their Indian driving licenses for rential purposes.

Car rental locations in Tamil Nadu

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  • instantcabs

    Instant Cabs car rental locations in Tamil Nadu

    7 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in Tamil Nadu

    6 Locations

  • myles

    Myles car rental locations in Tamil Nadu

    5 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Tamil Nadu

    2 Locations

  • carclub

    Car Club car rental locations in Tamil Nadu

    2 Locations

  • ecorent

    Eco Rent car rental locations in Tamil Nadu

    2 Locations

  • mca

    MC&A car rental locations in Tamil Nadu

    2 Locations

  • sstravels

    SS Travels car rental locations in Tamil Nadu

    2 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Tamil Nadu

    1 Location

  • mychoize

    MyChoize Car Rental car rental locations in Tamil Nadu

    1 Location

  • shouqi

    Shouqi car rental locations in Tamil Nadu

    1 Location

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in Tamil Nadu

    1 Location

Good to know

Most popular agency

Avis

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

C$ 60/day

Good deal

C$ 60/day

When to book a rental car in Tamil Nadu

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