A road trip is one of the most fun experiences you can have either solo or with a group of friends. When it seems like half of your Instagram is always travelling to fancy locations, but you don’t have the time or the money or the resources to be able to do that, you can go on a road trip and feed your wanderlust. Thanks to modern technology, even not owning a car can’t stop you from enjoying this adventure. There are several budget car rental websites in India that are just waiting for you to plan your next road trip.
These car rental companies also come in handy if you don’t own a car but have to run a few errands across your city without wanting to brave the public transport or haggling with autos and rickshaws or dealing with parking issues. Whatever be your requirement, being able to rent a car, with or without a driver, is a 21st-century blessing we should all be thankful for.
Bookmark this list for the next time you're planning a trip or even if you just need to car to drive to work.
Headquartered in Bengaluru, Zoomcar is a self-drive car rental service that will make your travel more convenient and hassle-free. Their cars have all-India permits and they cover the cost of the fuel as well. If you have to refill the tank for some reason, the money will be refunded. Their prices include taxes and insurance so there are no hidden costs. They also have round-the-clock, pan-India partners for 24/7 roadside assistance in case of any emergency. Remember that once your trip has ended, you’re supposed to return the car to the same location you picked it up from.
Cities covered: Bangalore, Kolkata, Vadodara, Hyderabad, Delhi NCR, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Raipur, Trivandrum, Nashik, Calicut, Jodhpur, Madurai, Ahmedabad, Siliguri, Kochi, Trichy, Indore, Coimbatore, Bhopal, Hubli, Amritsar, Jaipur, Guwahati, Mysore, Bhubaneswar, Udaipur, Vijayawada, Udupi-Manipal, Surat, Patna, Mangalore, Nagpur, Ludhiana, Guntur, Vizag, Ranchi, Lucknow
Charges: Starting at Rs 70/hour, depending on the model.
How to book: Select the car on the website, upload your license, pay a security deposit and pick up the car after unlocking it via their app.
MylesCars is a subsidiary of Carzonrent. A car rental service that is available 24/7 in almost all of its locations (the rest are operational between 6 am to midnight), Myles offers over 38 car models at more than 250 pickup locations that you can rent by the hour, day, week, or month. The minimum age to hire a Myles self-drive car is 21.
Cities covered: Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Mangalore, Mumbai, Mysore, Noida/Ghaziabad, Puducherry, Pune, Tirupati, Udaipur, Visakhapatnam
Charges: Starting at Rs 117/hour, depending on the model.
How to book: Find the closest pickup location, select the car of your choice, and book the car on their website.
Avis gives you the option of either driving the rented car yourself or hiring a chauffeur, and they also have the option of renting a car for international destinations. They have budget as well as premium cars with live-tracking, 24/7 customer support, and special call-in services for women travellers to ensure their safety.
Cities covered: Agra, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Noida, Pune
Charges: Starting at Rs 2550/day, depending on the model.
How to book: Through the website or the app, after paying a refundable deposit of Rs 5,000.
One of the most popular cab services in India can also help you rent a car where you can either travel to multiple locations with just one booking or book hourly packages to run short errands within the city. Packages start at one hour and can extend up to 12 hours. If you want to use your car beyond package limits, then additional charges will apply.
Cities covered: Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Delhi, Pune, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Guwahati, Indore, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kochi, Mangalore, Mysore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur, Vadodara, Visakhapatnam
Charges: Starting at Rs 219/hour, depending on the model and distance.
How to book: Through the Rentals tab on the Ola app or on their website.
Revv doesn’t just provide self-drive car rentals, but they also drop and pick up cars from your desired location, making the entire process simpler and smoother. They have a fleet addition process which ensures that the majority of their cars are only a few months old at any given point of time, so you don’t have to deal with any rundown or dirty cars. They do not require your driving license to approve the booking either.
Cities covered: Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Chennai, Pune, Jaipur, Mysore, Vizag, Coimbatore, Chandigarh, Mangalore, Kolkata, Kochi, Ahmedabad, Trivandrum, Surat, Tirupati, Vijayawada
Charges: Starting at Rs 46/hour (weekdays), depending on the model and city.
How to book: Select and book a car through the website, which will then be delivered to you.
With a wide network of cars available to them, Just Ride operates only out of Delhi-NCR but provides cabs for outstation travel as well. Their options range from budget to luxury and are perfect for tourists planning to explore in and around Delhi, as they have packages for destinations like Haridwar, Rishikesh, Mussoorie, and Jaipur, among others.
Cities covered: Delhi-NCR
Charges: Starting at Rs 10/km, depending on the model.
How to book: Either online or call +91-78-3830-8693, 78-8336-8373.
Voler is a self-drive car rental service where you can book a car by the hour, day, week or month. Even though they have several pick-up points across the cities where they are operational, you still have the option of getting your car delivered to your doorstep. You have to pay a minimum security deposit before the trip and also pay for the fuel you use. You can also add a co-driver by uploading their license and getting them authorized.
Cities covered: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi-NCR, Jaipur, Kolkata
Charges: Starting at Rs 75/hour (weekdays), depending on the city and model.
How to book: Through the website or app.
MyChoize is owned by ORIX, which is Japan’s second-largest self-drive car rental company. Their aim is to provide Indian users with the renowned Japanese service and technology but at prices that work for them. Their cars are available without any kilometre capping, thus offering unlimited kilometres on all bookings, but you have to make sure that you return the car with a full tank. They do not allow pets in their cars either.
Cities covered: Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Chennai, Hyderabad, Vadodara, Surat, Chandigarh, Indore, Bhopal, Ludhiana, Amritsar
Charges: Starting at Rs 995/day, depending on the model and hours.
How to book: Through their website or app, by submitting a valid driving license, address proof, and credit card/payment details.
CarzOnRent offers various services such as airport transfers, chauffeur-driven rentals, and self-drive rentals through Myles. Their prices vary depending on whether you book a car for outstation or local travel. They have 24/7customer service centres to offer support during your drives.
Cities covered: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Noida, Pune, Visakhapatnam
Charges: Starting at Rs 12/km, depending on the model, for outstation; starting at Rs 225/hour, depending on the model, for local.
How to book: Through the website, app, or call 011-41841212.
This chauffeur-driven car rental company offers outstation cab services, airport taxis, and local taxi packages. They pride themselves on courteous drivers and reliable service and have been doing this for over a decade. If you book an outstation cab with them, they also help you plan the itinerary, while their expert drivers act as sort of guides to make sure you experience the best of the place that you are visiting.
Cities covered: Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Cochin, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Goa, Ahmedabad, Coimbatore, and 85 other cities across India
Charges: Starting at Rs 1523 for 8 hours, 80kms (local hourly rentals), depending on the model and city.
How to book: Through their website, or call 9045450000.
If you don’t have access to a car or do not want to drive for outstation travel or day-long plans within your own city, Travelocar has cars for hire with chauffeurs who are polite, efficient, and experienced. Their cars, available in budget as well as luxury options, come with comfortable cushions, mobile chargers, tissue boxes, and reading lights.
Cities covered: Over 90 cities, including Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Goa, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Nagpur Jaipur, and Agra
Charges: Starting at Rs 1450 for 8 hours, 80kms (local rental), depending on the model and city.
How to book: Through the website or call 9320364555/7506126704.
So, what are you waiting for? Rent a car and move on to your next adventure!
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