Cheapest car hire in India

Top tips when hiring a car in India

  • India has the world’s second largest population at 1.2 billion
  • It’s also the world’s biggest democracy
  • As part of the British Empire it was known as the ‘Jewel in the Crown’ on account of its economic importance to the Empire
  • The majority of the world’s tea is produced in India
  • Four of the world’s biggest religions, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism began in India

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Car rental agent statistics in India

  • Total number of reviews in
  • 14
    Most Locations in India:
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  • 2
    Total rental companies

Average prices per day for car hire in India

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in India

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Sep , 2020 0.87 0.97
Aug , 2020 0.88 0.97
Jul , 2020 0.93 0.98
Jun , 2020 0.92 0.98
May , 2020 0.81 0.90
Apr , 2020 0.79 0.88
Mar , 2020 0.77 0.87
Feb , 2020 0.86 0.96
Jan , 2020 0.91 1.00
Dec , 2019 0.88 0.97
Nov , 2019 0.86 0.97
Oct , 2019 0.87 0.97

Car rental price statistics in India

  • € 299.53
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 280.04
    Highest daily price:
    Hyundai Sonata
  • 169
    Total cars available
  • 21
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Innova
  • 19
    Location with most cars:
    New Delhi Indira Gandhi Airport - Terminal 1
  • € 42.8 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    AVIS - Mumbai Domestic Airport

FAQs about car hire in India

How much does it cost to hire a car in India?

Car hire in India starts from just €42.80 per day for a (economy) class car from Avis. The average price to hire a car in India is just €102.20 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in India is a Hyundai Sonata car for a (standard) class from S.s.travels costing €280.00 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in India?

We often have special offers on car hire in India including free additional drivers, for example, is offering free additional driver and express check-in at for €0.00 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in India?

Car hire prices in India are kept low thanks to the 2 car hire companies across the country. With over 16 car hire locations and 256 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in India.

Who is the best car hire company in India?

Based on over reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in India Is who score on average /10 across all locations in India.

What is the most popular car hire location in India?

The most popular locations to hire a car in India is New Delhi Indira Gandhi Airport - Terminal 1 with 2 car hire companies and 19 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in India?

Current fuel prices in India are €0.97/ltr for petrol and €0.87/ltr for diesel as of 21 September 2020, it’ll cost on average €39 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €35 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in India?

Speed limits in India are in km/h and are generally 50-70 km/h on urban roads, 80 km/h on rural roads and 80-120 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in India?

Avis is the cheapest car hire company in India offering a (economy) class car such as the Ford Figo for as little as €299.60 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in India?

The most popular car hire category in India is the Toyota Innova available from 2 car hire companies in over 16 locations.

Mini Guide to India

It’s one of the most frenetic countries on earth with a huge population that all seem to be going to different places all at once. You take your life in your hands even walking in the big cities, let alone drive in them! It was a big part of the British Empire and the country is still heavily influenced by Britain. English is spoken almost everywhere and many of the British values and habits, long disappeared at home, are still an important part of Indian life.

Despite huge advances in the economy there is still a wide gap between the rich, who are getting ever richer, and the destitute who can find little way out of their predicament.  The country is a very colourful one, both in the landscapes and in the people and whilst a holiday there is unlikely to be relaxing unless you’re on a beach in Goa, Orissa or Kerala, you’ll certainly never forget it.

How do I get to India?
As a major economic power as well as a tourist hotspot, India has several large international airports including Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai, all of which have many connections to European cities and the UK. Air India and BA are the two main operators from London to India whilst several oriental airlines also have selected flights. Within the country, domestic flights are essential as the distances between major cities and regions can be enormous and the infrastructure limited to say the least. Internal flights are very reasonably priced and are quick and efficient.

Not to miss in India?
It depends on how long you’ve got and whether you’re prepared to travel around. The Taj Mahal, promoted as a ‘monument to love’, is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and should be on everyone’s itinerary. The Pink City of Jaipur with its remarkable buildings is another breath-taking sight and then north again you have the views of the foothills of the Himalayas. To the south you have the tropical beaches of Goa and Kerala and everywhere, the hustle and bustle of the major cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. Try to take some time to ride an elephant or to tiger spot in the sanctuaries of the north.

What to eat in India?
If you like Indian food back home, make it your mission to try real Indian food in the country that developed it. The tastes, ingredients and heat of the food vary between the regions and you can do a ‘food tour’ of the nation, enjoying the variety on offer. And as long as you are reasonably sensible, you’re not likely to encounter any digestive problems!

If traveling around India on the rail network is not for you, consider renting a car hire in India and travel in comfort. We have Indian rental cars to suit every budget from economy class to luxury saloons and 4x4's. Reserve your cheap car hire in India before you travel and we will ensure you car is waiting for you whether from Delhi Airport or downtown Mumbai to Kerala.

Renowned for its hectic roads, car hire in India is not for the faint hearted. It is however an excellent way to get around this vast country and the main highway network is better than you might expect. India car rental is growing in popularity and at Rhino we find the best deals on the market to make sure you save on car hire in India.

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Fuel Prices in India

  • Price of petrol in India in September

    € 0.97/Ltr

    ($ 1.19/Ltr | 76.52/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in India in September

    € 0.87/Ltr

    ($ 1.07/Ltr | 68.63/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in India in September

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 38.80  ($ 47.51) | € 34.80  ($ 42.62)
Compact € 38.80  ($ 47.51) | € 34.80  ($ 42.62)
Full Size € 48.50  ($ 59.39) | € 43.50  ($ 53.27)
SUV € 58.20  ($ 71.27) | € 52.20  ($ 63.92)
Carrier € 67.90  ($ 83.15) | € 60.90  ($ 74.58)

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Mini 3 4 2 from €35.1 per day
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Mini 3 4 2 from €38.4 per day
Compact 3 5 3 from €51.5 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €42.2 per day
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Economy 5 5 2 from €48.1 per day
Suv 5 5 5 from €87.1 per day
Compact 3 5 3 from €82.0 per day