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Amritsar is in car rental price band: 0/10 (1 = cheapest car rental location)
General comment - based on price alone, is it worth renting a car in Amritsar?
No. No online bookable car hire.
Can you expect big swings in car rental prices in Amritsar between the peak and the off peak season?
0/10 (0 = stable prices)
Driving score: 1/10
Non car score:3/10
(0 = car hire not advised / 10 = rental car essential)
General comment -
Our advice has remained broadly the same since we first looked at the city.
Why? Visiting Amritsar using a hire car
Why do you need a car in Amritsar ?
Why not? Visiting Amritsar without a car
Why don't you need a car in Amritsar ?
Ratings: How does Amritsar compare?
Is it worth hiring a car in Amritsar? TBC
This is based on a rough consideration of the costs of renting a car in Amritsar, and how this compares with the costs of using public transport. The answer to this varies hugely from one destination to the next, based on a wide range of factors. It's based on renting a car at the airport (TBC), and driving for an average of 2-3 hours on open roads on most days.
How does this compare if:
You are travelling:
Solo / As couple / small family / larger family / senior couple etc
Does car rental make sense on different budgets?
Do you need to hire a car in Amritsar? TBC
This is based strictly on whether or no we think it's possible to visit Amritsar (and the surrounding area) without using a car. Of the three key questions, this one is the most likely to be a "no".
Should you rent a car in Amritsar? TBC
This is a balance of all factors. Remember this is an answer to the question for people who are already asking it. That's why the answer might still be a "yes", even when public transport is good.
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Hiring | Driving | Parking
Trains | Buses | Local travel
Car hire basics:
Public transportation basics:
Regular bus services: YES
Coach (inter-city): YES
High Speed Rail:
Rail type (end stub / through / junction / hub):
As you start ....
Does Amritsar airport have a direct rail link?
(Yes - within terminal / adjacent / short walk) (Yes - bus transfer / other) No
Has our advice for Amritsar car rental changed over time, or has it been pretty constant?
2017 - 1
2019 - 2
2021 - 1
Average score - 1
Do you or don't you need a car in Amritsar ?
As with other cities in India, the local car hire market is not well developed. It’s obvious to suggest that the core focus of any visit to Amritsar is going to have the Golden Temple as a highlight, but any excursions from the city are still more likely to be by private tour minibus or coach, rather than in your own self drive car.