India

Cheap Car Hire in India

New Delhi
26 May — 2 Jun
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New Delhi
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What are the car hire prices for popular cities in India?

Below are the cheapest cities to hire a car in India

Price

£21 - £48

Out of all the popular cities in India, Kochi is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just £21/day. Renting a car in Kochi is 56% cheaper than renting one in Vasco da Gama where the per day rate is around £48. Other fairly inexpensive cities in India to get a rental car in are: Pune (£33/day), Jaipur (£34/day), and Chennai (£37/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in New Delhi should expect to spend around £43/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in India is New Delhi.

Cheapest time to hire a car in India

January

£53

February

£53

March

£53

April

£50

May

£47

June

£47

July

£46

August

£41

September

£46

October

£46

November

£52

December

£53

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Car Hire FAQs

What are the requirements to hire a car in India?

If you're planning on choosing a car hire in India to explore the country, you'll need to meet a couple of requirements before leaving the agency with your hired car. Firstly, you'll be required to have an international driving permit and must have held your domestic driving licence for at least one year. Although the legal driving age in India is 18 years old, many car hire companies in India won't hire a car to you unless you're at least 21. If you've booked your car hire online, be sure to bring your confirmation details when picking up the car, as well as your passport and the same credit card used to make the booking. Please note that the card owner will need to be present; you will not be able to pick up your hired car with someone else's credit card.

What are the rules for driving in India?

To ensure you keep yourself and other drivers safe, it's important to familiarise yourself with traffic rules in India. Keep up to date with local transport departments to stay apprised of local law changes, if you're able. Bear in mind that India has some of the heaviest traffic in the world, so driving your car hire sensibly is a must to help keep yourself protected. Driving in India is on the left-hand side of the road and cars pass on the left. Drinking and driving laws in India are strict, with a legal blood alcohol limit of 0.03%. Drunken driving is a major cause of accidents in the country, so the laws are heavily enforced; breaking this law could lead to heavy fines and legal action. Wearing a seatbelt for drivers and all passengers is required at all times while driving, and exceeding the posted speed limits is prohibited and will result in large fines if you're caught. Using a mobile phone without a hands-free device is against the law and something local traffic police tend to look out for. Another thing to keep in mind is keeping all of your insurance documents in the car at all times, particularly when driving one of the cheap car hires in India.

What type of car is recommended for driving in India?

India's traffic is some of the most congested in the world, and sometimes, it feels like there aren't stipulated lanes or rules of the road. It's unlike anything you're likely to have experienced, but it works. Due to the congestion and the fast pace, a smaller, lighter model is recommended when picking your cheap car hire in India. One thing about car hire in India that might be worth checking out is choosing a car that comes with a driver rather than a self-service hired car. This gives you the ability to explore the country with someone who understands the driving culture.

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in India?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Avis (3.0 rating), Hertz (2.0 rating) and Europcar (2.0 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in India.

What is the most popular car hire provider in India?

With an average price of £38/day, SS Travels is the most popular car hire provider in India, booking 59% more hire cars than any other provider.

What is the cheapest city to get a rental car in India?

At £19/day, the cheapest car hire price in India was found in Udaipur. On average, Jaipur has the cheapest daily rental car price (£34/day), which is 30% below average price for cities in India.

What side of the road do you drive on in India?

Cars travel on the left side of the road in India.