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Chennai car rentals from $43/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Chennai with a pick-up date of 3/20 and drop-off date of 4/20. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Chennai car rental information

Pick-up locationChennai
Car typesCompact, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate station wagon, Luxury, Mini, Passenger van, Standard
Rental locations21
Airport locations8
Popular agenciesSS Travels, Avis

Cheap car rentals in Chennai

Economy$43/day
Compact$79/day
Intermediate$79/day
Standard$44/day
Mini$43/day
Passenger van$70/day
Luxury$67/day
Intermediate station wagon$79/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

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 $47 or less
  • 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 33% 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 $57 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Chennai found in the last 2 weeks is $41.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Chennai?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at SS Travels ($43/day) and Avis ($44/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at SS Travels GST Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600 027 (11 miles from city center).

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Chennai?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Chennai. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • How much is gas price in Chennai?

    The average gas price in Chennai is $4.69 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $56 and $75, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Chennai?

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

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

    Car rental companies onsite at Chennai airport include Avis, SS Travels, Myles and Eco Rent.

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

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Chennai airport to off-airport locations include Avis, SS Travels, Myles, and Eco Rent.

  • 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 $41 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car rental in Chennai costs $44 per day, on average.

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

    A Standard car rental in Chennai costs $45 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 (11 miles from city center).

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

    On average a rental car in Chennai costs $400 per week ($57 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 $1,715 per month ($57 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Chennai?

    Most car rental providers in Chennai offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Chennai, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Chennai?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 10 car rental agencies in Chennai.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Chennai?

    Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Chennai?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Chennai so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • 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

Most popular

Cleanliness

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

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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

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Sp 4 Sidco Thiru

+91 951 234 1234

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Europcar

2.0

Poor

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3 locations in Chennai

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Chennai Central Location

+91 84487 65118

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Chennai Central Location

+91 84487 65118

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Gst Road, Meenambakkam, Chennai

+91 84487 65118

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SS Travels

2.0

Poor

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2 locations in Chennai

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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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2 locations in Chennai

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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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2 locations in Chennai

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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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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 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 agency

Avis

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$57/day

Good deal

$47/day

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