Chennai car rentals

Driver's age: 26-65
wt. 23.04
wt. 30.04

Search hundreds of rental car sites at once for car rental deals in Chennai

Here is why travelers choose KAYAK

Free to useThere are no hidden charges or fees.

Filter your dealsFilter by car type, brand and more. Instantly customise your results.

Book with flexibilityUse our "free cancellation" filter for maximum flexibility at no extra cost.

Chennai car rental information

Pick-up locationChennai
Car types
Rental locations21
Airport locations8

Cheap car rentals in Chennai

Discover the best prices and deals for you by selecting your travel dates.
Choose your dates
Mini
Economy
Compact
Intermediate
Standard
Full-size
Luxury
Minivan
Passenger van
SUV
Commercial
Pickup truck

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Chennai

  • Consider car hire in Chennai and give yourself the independence to visit the city as well as the surrounding countryside. Visit historical sights such as Mahabalipuram. Only about a 1h 20min drive from the city, this is a town famous for monuments and temples built in the seventh and eighth centuries. If you fancy trekking through a forest and visiting a waterfall, head out to Ubbalamadugu Falls, which is around 92 kilometres outside the centre of Chennai and easy to get to with a Chennai car hire.
  • There are a few car hire companies that operate out of Chennai International Airport (MAA), including SS Travels, Europcar and Avis. There are currently no car hire services within the airport terminal, so you will need to take advantage of the meet-and-greet services offered by each company on your arrival at the airport. The customer service operator will meet you off your flight and transport you to the car hire offices. There may be an extra charge for this, so please check when you book your car.
  • When taking your Chennai car hire out onto the roads, be prepared to expect the unexpected, especially if you are using the more congested roads in the city. While some roads have the lanes marked clearly, there are others that have no markings and can be quite badly potholed. In addition to this, you need to watch out for the motorbikes and scooters that weave in and out of the traffic, as well as the pedestrians and bicycles along the sides of the road.
  • Chennai is a busy city traffic-wise, but if you need to drive within the city, it is advisable to start and finish your journey outside the commuting hours when the roads are congested. The morning rush in Chennai can end as late as 11:00 after starting at around 09:00 and the evening rush hour can last for a while, usually between 17:00 and 19:30. If you need to use the Chennai-Bengaluru National Highway, especially the Poonamallee Trunk Road section, try to avoid this during rush hour, as the traffic is often at a standstill during the morning and evening commute.
  • Book your rental car in Chennai at least 5 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Chennai are around 25% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Chennai

  • How much is gas price in Chennai?

    The average gas price in Chennai is ₪17.39 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪209 and ₪278, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Chennai?

    Economy (Volkswagen Polo or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Chennai.

  • 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 an Economy car rental cost in Chennai?

    An Economy car rental in Chennai costs ₪207 per day, on average.

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

    A Standard car rental in Chennai costs ₪165 per day, on average.

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

    A Full Size car rental in Chennai costs ₪264 per day, on average.

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

    When thinking about getting a car hire in Chennai, it is wise to think about where you may be doing the most driving. For navigating the roads in the city, a compact economy car may be wise, as it will be easier to zip in and out of the traffic and find suitable parking. For heading out of Chennai into the surrounding areas, a standard or intermediate SUV will provide additional comfort for a long-distance trip, while an estate car or passenger van would be ideal for a larger group or if you have a lot of luggage.

  • What’s the speed limit in Chennai?

    In the centre of Chennai, the speed limit is 40 kph for a motorcycle or light motor vehicle (like a car hire) during the day until 22:00, and then at night, between 22:00 and 06:00, it goes up to 50 kph. In most of India, the limit on the expressways is 120 kph, while in and around Chennai, this has been set at 80 kph. When you pick up your car hire in Chennai, it is advisable to request advice from the customer service agent about the speed limit on the different roads in and around the city and Tamil Nadu in general.

  • Where are the best places to park in Chennai?

    There are several paid multi-storey car parks in Chennai, run by the Greater Chennai Corporation, and it may be easier to park in one of these than to find parking on the street. You will need to download the GCC parking app to pay for your parking. The rates to park your hire car will be around ₹ 20 (A$ 0.35) per hour or part thereof. On-street parking in Chennai also comes with a charge that will depend on where in the city you are – in the central pedestrian plaza, for example, on-street parking will cost in the region of ₹ 60 (A$ 1.06) per hour.

Chennai car rental reviews and directory

Avis

3.2

Cleanliness

3.6

Comfort

3.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.2

Value for money

3.6

2 locations in Chennai

Show locations

Locations in Chennai

39 Velanchery Road

Monday00:00 - 23:00
Tuesday00:00 - 23:00
Wednesday00:00 - 23:00
Thursday00:00 - 23:00
Friday00:00 - 23:00
Saturday00:00 - 23:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:00

Fairfield Sripermumbud Marriot

+91 124 472 4850

Monday00:00 - 23:00
Tuesday00:00 - 23:00
Wednesday00:00 - 23:00
Thursday00:00 - 23:00
Friday00:00 - 23:00
Saturday00:00 - 23:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:00

Filters

Reviews

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.

1 out of 1

Hertz

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

Best rated

One location in Chennai

Show locations

Locations in Chennai

Sp 4 Sidco Thiru

+91 951 234 1234

Monday00:00 - 23:00
Tuesday00:00 - 23:00
Wednesday00:00 - 23:00
Thursday00:00 - 23:00
Friday00:00 - 23:00
Saturday00:00 - 23:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:00

Filters

No reviews available

Europcar

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

3 locations in Chennai

Show locations

Locations in Chennai

Chennai Central Location

+91 84487 65118

Opening times not available

Chennai Central Location

+91 84487 65118

Opening times not available

Gst Road, Meenambakkam, Chennai

+91 84487 65118

Opening times not available

Filters

No reviews available

SS Travels

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

2 locations in Chennai

Show locations

Locations in Chennai

75/46

+91 81793 68619

Opening times not available

GST Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Opening times not available

Filters

No reviews available

Myles

No score available yet

4 locations in Chennai

Show locations

Locations in Chennai

148, Al Block 2nd Street

Opening times not available

4, TIDEL Park

Opening times not available

Anna Nedunchalai, Govinda Swamy Nagar

Opening times not available

GST Rd, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Opening times not available

Filters

No reviews available

Instant Cabs

No score available yet

3 locations in Chennai

Show locations

Locations in Chennai

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

Opening times not available

GST Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Opening times not available

Ragavendra Street, Chitlapakkam

Opening times not available

Filters

No reviews available

Car Club

No score available yet

2 locations in Chennai

Show locations

Locations in Chennai

Meet and Greet Service

+91 124 4417 1717

Opening times not available

Plot 14/1,SP Developed Plot, Guindy

+91 124 4417 1717

Opening times not available

Filters

No reviews available

Eco Rent

No score available yet

2 locations in Chennai

Show locations

Locations in Chennai

Chennai airport

+91 965 499 9666

Opening times not available

G-1,C Block Sun Udahyam Apartments

Opening times not available

Filters

No reviews available

MC&A

No score available yet

One location in Chennai

Show locations

Locations in Chennai

Meet and Greet Service

+91 925 003 5555

Opening times not available

Filters

No reviews available

MyChoize Car Rental

No score available yet

One location in Chennai

Show locations

Locations in Chennai

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

Opening times not available

Filters

No reviews available

One traveler 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

Good to know

Most popular car type

Economy

When to book a rental car in Chennai

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches