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Agra

Asia > India > Agra

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Price band

Agra 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 Agra? 

No. No online bookable car hire.

Volatility:

Can you expect big swings in car rental prices in Agra between the peak and the off peak season?

0/10 (0 = stable prices)

Driving score: 1/10

Non car score:4/10

Balance: 1

(0 = car hire not advised / 10 = rental car essential)

General comment -

Our advice has remained the same since we first looked at the city.

 

The city of Agra is undoubtedly most famous for being the location of the Taj Mahal, one of the world’s most iconic and heavily photographed tourist destinations. Needless to say, this is a place which is perfectly well served by train, bus and other local transport services.

Whether you arrive into Agra by train, by plane or by bus, there are numerous local transport options for onward transfer in order to visit the Taj Mahal. The main railway station is situated adjacent to the famous Agra Fort, and from here, the Taj Mahal complex is just over 1km / less than a mile away.

Beyond Agra

It would be a shame to come this far, and to only have time for the Taj Mahal itself, and perhaps a brief glance at Agra Fort. There is still a great deal to see nearby, but regardless of how long you have here, and what else you manage to visit, a hire car is unlikely to be much help:

  • Fatehpur Sikri – situated around 45 minutes away from Agra by road, or just over one hour by train is the stunning but haunting abandoned for complex of Fatehpur Sikri.
  • Bharatpur – situated on the busy tourist route between Agra and Jaipur is the historic palace of Lohagrarh, itself surrounded by it’s own walled fort set within a moat. Bharatpur is also the gateway to the Keoladeo National Park, known for its incredible variety of migratory birds. The park gate is right on the edge of Bharatpur, a city which is compact and easy enough to walk around, although you may prefer to take a minibus or taxi to the park.

Either way, a hire car here just really isn’t going to be a huge amount of use.

Why? Visiting Agra using a hire car

Why do you need a car in Agra ?


  • Very few reasons to rent a hire car in Agra!

Why not? Visiting Agra without a car

Why don't you need a car in Agra ?


  • All of the main attractions are a short distance from public transport.
  • Buses and taxis are widely available and cheap.
  • Trains will take you right to the Agra Fort.
  • Taj Mahal is close to Agra Fort railway stations.
  • Excursions beyond Agra by rail.
  • Poor state of local roads.
  • Very limited car hire availability.

Ratings: How does Agra compare?

Is it worth hiring a car in Agra? TBC

This is based on a rough consideration of the costs of renting a car in Agra, 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 Agra? TBC

This is based strictly on whether or no we think it's possible to visit Agra (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 Agra? 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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Car hire basics:

 

Public transportation basics:

 

Regular bus services: YES

Coach (inter-city): YES

Tram: NO

Metro: NO

Commuter Rail:

High Speed Rail:

Rail type (end stub / through / junction / hub):

 

As you start ....

Does Agra airport have a direct rail link?

(Yes - within terminal / adjacent / short walk) (Yes - bus transfer / other) No

 

 

 

 


Changelog

Has our advice for Agra car rental changed over time, or has it been pretty constant?

2017 - 1

2019 - 1

2021 - 1

Average score - 1

Notes:

 

Do I need a car in Agra? The car hire market in India is not widely developed, and only a few of the major international players are represented here.

Therefore, there is little reason to recommend hiring a car in Agra.

Summary

Do you or don't you need a car in Agra ?

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Amritsar

Asia > India > Amritsar

See: Why hire a car in Amritsar ? | Why not? | Ratings | Summary | Comments

Please note that Carornocar.com is currently being revised and updated in preparation for the Summer 2021 (northern hemisphere) tourist season. It is expected that some social distancing rules will still apply. For additional Amritsar car hire advice, please use the comments form below.

Quick Ratings

Price band

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.

Volatility:

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

Balance: 1

(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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Car hire basics:

 

Public transportation basics:

 

Regular bus services: YES

Coach (inter-city): YES

Tram: NO

Metro: NO

Commuter Rail:

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

 

 

 

 


Changelog

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

Notes:

 

Summary

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.

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Chennai

Asia > India > Chennai

See: Why hire a car in Chennai ? | Why not? | Ratings | Summary | Comments

Generally speaking, hire cars don’t make much sense when visiting India, partly because many visitors are not comfortable with local driving conditions, but also because large Indian cities tend to have extensive public transport, and taxis are cheap and plentiful.

Furthermore, because India is so densely populated, it’s also relatively easy to move between major Indian cities by train, and this is especially the case in and around cities such as Delhi and Mumbai.

Please note that Carornocar.com is currently being revised and updated in preparation for the Summer 2021 (northern hemisphere) tourist season. It is expected that some social distancing rules will still apply. For additional Chennai car hire advice, please use the comments form below.

Quick Ratings

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Chennai is in car rental price band: 8/10 (1 = cheapest car rental location)

General comment - based on price alone, is it worth renting a car in Chennai? 

No. Car rental is very expensive by global standards.

Volatility:

Can you expect big swings in car rental prices in Chennai between the peak and the off peak season?

5/10 (0 = stable prices)

Driving score: 3/10

Non car score:2/10

Balance: 3

(0 = car hire not advised / 10 = rental car essential)

General comment -

 

Why? Visiting Chennai using a hire car

Why do you need a car in Chennai ?


However our advice is that Chennai is somewhat different to what we would recommend in many other Indian cities. This is partly because, relatively speaking, the city of Chennai itself doesn’t have anything like the same level of stunning architectural quality that might be found, for example, in Rajasthan. Yet what the area around Chennai does offer in abundance is a huge range of national parks and other scenic locations, but these are all well away from the urban area.

Why not? Visiting Chennai without a car

Why don't you need a car in Chennai ?


Ratings: How does Chennai compare?

Is it worth hiring a car in Chennai? TBC

This is based on a rough consideration of the costs of renting a car in Chennai, 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 Chennai? TBC

This is based strictly on whether or no we think it's possible to visit Chennai (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 Chennai? 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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Car hire basics:

 

Public transportation basics:

 

Regular bus services: YES

Coach (inter-city): YES

Tram: NO

Metro: NO

Commuter Rail:

High Speed Rail:

Rail type (end stub / through / junction / hub):

 

As you start ....

Does Chennai airport have a direct rail link?

(Yes - within terminal / adjacent / short walk) (Yes - bus transfer / other) No

 

 

 

 


Changelog

Has our advice for Chennai car rental changed over time, or has it been pretty constant?

2017 - 1

2019 - 1

2021 - 3

Average score - 2

Notes:

 

A recommendation therefore is certainly to consider getting a car in Chennai, or at the very least arranging some sort of private tour. Some visitors might prefer to hire a car with driver – this is a matter of personal choice, but either way, it’s well worth getting out of the city here.

Summary

Do you or don't you need a car in Chennai ?

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Delhi

Asia > India > Delhi

See: Why hire a car in Delhi ? | Why not? | Ratings | Summary | Comments

Our general advice for India is that most visitors don’t really consider getting a hire car, and this advice is no different in Delhi.

Please note that Carornocar.com is currently being revised and updated in preparation for the Summer 2021 (northern hemisphere) tourist season. It is expected that some social distancing rules will still apply. For additional Delhi car hire advice, please use the comments form below.

Quick Ratings

Price band

Delhi is in car rental price band: 6/10 (1 = cheapest car rental location)

General comment - based on price alone, is it worth renting a car in Delhi? 

Sometimes. Car rental is slightly more expensive than global averages.

Volatility:

Can you expect big swings in car rental prices in Delhi between the peak and the off peak season?

5/10 (0 = stable prices)

Driving score: 2/10

Non car score:5/10

Balance: 1

(0 = car hire not advised / 10 = rental car essential)

General comment -

 

Perhaps the only major difference between looking at Delhi and looking at some other large Indian cities is that Delhi has a clear division between the more ramshackle old town and the planned government quarter of New Delhi, laid out by Edward Lutyens.

Why? Visiting Delhi using a hire car

Why do you need a car in Delhi ?


  • No reason to get a hire car in and near Delhi.
  • For visiting some of the national parks and other scenic areas around Delhi, it might be worth considering getting hold of a hire car, although many visitors might also prefer to get a car with driver.

Why not? Visiting Delhi without a car

Why don't you need a car in Delhi ?


Within anywhere in the Delhi metropolitan area, plenty of public transport options are available, including the modern Delhi Metro as well as the huge number of local buses. No visit to Delhi is complete without a ride in the city’s ubiquitous black and yellow taxis, whereas motorised and non-motorised rickshaws are also widely used.

Being India’s capital city, and otherwise rivalling Mumbai in terms of size and importance, there are no shortage of rail links in and out of Delhi, including InterCity trains to Agra for the Taj Mahal. Further afield, trains provide connections throughout all of the architectural gems in Rajasthan, although some visitors might also prefer to take a short internal flight.

Ratings: How does Delhi compare?

Is it worth hiring a car in Delhi? TBC

This is based on a rough consideration of the costs of renting a car in Delhi, 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 Delhi? TBC

This is based strictly on whether or no we think it's possible to visit Delhi (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 Delhi? 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

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Car hire basics:

 

Public transportation basics:

 

Regular bus services: YES

Coach (inter-city): YES

Tram: NO

Metro: NO

Commuter Rail:

High Speed Rail:

Rail type (end stub / through / junction / hub):

 

As you start ....

Does Delhi airport have a direct rail link?

(Yes - within terminal / adjacent / short walk) (Yes - bus transfer / other) No

 

 

 

 


Changelog

Has our advice for Delhi car rental changed over time, or has it been pretty constant?

2017 - 1

2019 - 1

2021 - 1

Average score - 1

Notes:

 

Should you hire a car in Delhi? The car advice in Delhi is still very much weighted towards not getting one.

Summary

Do you or don't you need a car in Delhi ?

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Goa

Asia > India > Goa

See: Why hire a car in Goa ? | Why not? | Ratings | Summary | Comments

Please note that Carornocar.com is currently being revised and updated in preparation for the Summer 2021 (northern hemisphere) tourist season. It is expected that some social distancing rules will still apply. For additional Goa car hire advice, please use the comments form below.

Quick Ratings

Price band

Goa is in car rental price band: 9/10 (1 = cheapest car rental location)

General comment - based on price alone, is it worth renting a car in Goa? 

Absolutely not. Car rental is extremely expensive and best avoided.

Volatility:

Can you expect big swings in car rental prices in Goa between the peak and the off peak season?

5/10 (0 = stable prices)

Driving score: 2/10

Non car score:6/10

Balance: 1

(0 = car hire not advised / 10 = rental car essential)

General comment -

 

Why? Visiting Goa using a hire car

Why do you need a car in Goa ?


Why not? Visiting Goa without a car

Why don't you need a car in Goa ?


Car rental options in Goa are relatively limited, and most visitors choose not to hire a car.  Goa Dabolim airport has a station nearby, although most visitors will use onward coach transfers.

Above all else however, even if you spend most of your time in Goa in and around your resort, there is one trip inland which we highly recommend, and that is the Dudhsagar Falls. This can be done by bus, but the train will take you not just direct to the falls, but to the bridge which was built to take the railway right over them. Nothing gets more spectacular than this when it comes to taking scenic train rides.

 

The Dudhsagar Falls experience is rated by many as one of the world’s top railway experiences, and it’s easily accessible as a day excursion.

 

Most transport in and around the popular resort areas in Goa will still be by road, but this can just as easily be using scheduled or chartered bus services or local taxis, so there isn’t a great deal of point in hiring a car.

Ratings: How does Goa compare?

Is it worth hiring a car in Goa? TBC

This is based on a rough consideration of the costs of renting a car in Goa, 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 Goa? TBC

This is based strictly on whether or no we think it's possible to visit Goa (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 Goa? 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. 

See global comparisons

Hiring | Driving | Parking

Trains | Buses | Local travel

 

Car hire basics:

 

Public transportation basics:

 

Regular bus services: YES

Coach (inter-city): YES

Tram: NO

Metro: NO

Commuter Rail:

High Speed Rail:

Rail type (end stub / through / junction / hub):

 

As you start ....

Does Goa airport have a direct rail link?

(Yes - within terminal / adjacent / short walk) (Yes - bus transfer / other) No

 

 

 

 


Changelog

Has our advice for Goa car rental changed over time, or has it been pretty constant?

2017 - 4

2019 - 4

2021 - 1

Average score - 3

Notes:

 

Summary

Do you or don't you need a car in Goa ?

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Jaipur

Asia > India > Jaipur

See: Why hire a car in Jaipur ? | Why not? | Ratings | Summary | Comments


Please note that Carornocar.com is currently being revised and updated in preparation for the Summer 2021 (northern hemisphere) tourist season. It is expected that some social distancing rules will still apply. For additional Jaipur car hire advice, please use the comments form below.

Quick Ratings

Price band

Jaipur is in car rental price band: 8/10 (1 = cheapest car rental location)

General comment - based on price alone, is it worth renting a car in Jaipur? 

No. Car rental is very expensive by global standards.

Volatility:

Can you expect big swings in car rental prices in Jaipur between the peak and the off peak season?

5/10 (0 = stable prices)

Driving score: 2/10

Non car score:8/10

Balance: 2

(0 = car hire not advised / 10 = rental car essential)

General comment -

 

Why? Visiting Jaipur using a hire car

Why do you need a car in Jaipur ?



Why not? Visiting Jaipur without a car

Why don't you need a car in Jaipur ?


Like many Indian cities, where the most impressive places to visit are very central, and there is so much to see in the immediate area around the city, we see little reason to want to hire a car in Jaipur.

Ratings: How does Jaipur compare?

Is it worth hiring a car in Jaipur? TBC

This is based on a rough consideration of the costs of renting a car in Jaipur, 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 Jaipur? TBC

This is based strictly on whether or no we think it's possible to visit Jaipur (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 Jaipur? 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. 

See global comparisons

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Car hire basics:

 

Public transportation basics:

 

Regular bus services: YES

Coach (inter-city): YES

Tram: NO

Metro: NO

Commuter Rail:

High Speed Rail:

Rail type (end stub / through / junction / hub):

 

As you start ....

Does Jaipur airport have a direct rail link?

(Yes - within terminal / adjacent / short walk) (Yes - bus transfer / other) No

 

 

 

 


Changelog

Has our advice for Jaipur car rental changed over time, or has it been pretty constant?

2017 - 1

2019 - 4

2021 - 2

Average score - 2

Notes:

 


In reality, none of the major European car hire brokers offer car rental deals in Jaipur. It’s simply not something that’s really worth considering as a self drive option.

Our advice remains very much not to bother.

Summary

Do you or don't you need a car in Jaipur ?

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Kolkatta

Asia > India > Kolkatta

See: Why hire a car in Kolkatta ? | Why not? | Ratings | Summary | Comments


Please note that Carornocar.com is currently being revised and updated in preparation for the Summer 2021 (northern hemisphere) tourist season. It is expected that some social distancing rules will still apply. For additional Kolkatta car hire advice, please use the comments form below.

Quick Ratings

Price band

Kolkatta 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 Kolkatta? 

No. No online bookable car hire.

Volatility:

Can you expect big swings in car rental prices in Kolkatta between the peak and the off peak season?

0/10 (0 = stable prices)

Driving score: 3/10

Non car score:3/10

Balance: 2

(0 = car hire not advised / 10 = rental car essential)

General comment -

 


Why? Visiting Kolkatta using a hire car

Why do you need a car in Kolkatta ?



Why not? Visiting Kolkatta without a car

Why don't you need a car in Kolkatta ?



Ratings: How does Kolkatta compare?

Is it worth hiring a car in Kolkatta? TBC

This is based on a rough consideration of the costs of renting a car in Kolkatta, 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 Kolkatta? TBC

This is based strictly on whether or no we think it's possible to visit Kolkatta (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 Kolkatta? 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. 

See global comparisons

Hiring | Driving | Parking

Trains | Buses | Local travel

 

Car hire basics:

 

Public transportation basics:

 

Regular bus services: YES

Coach (inter-city): YES

Tram: NO

Metro: NO

Commuter Rail:

High Speed Rail:

Rail type (end stub / through / junction / hub):

 

As you start ....

Does Kolkatta airport have a direct rail link?

(Yes - within terminal / adjacent / short walk) (Yes - bus transfer / other) No

 

 

 

 


Changelog

Has our advice for Kolkatta car rental changed over time, or has it been pretty constant?

2017 - 1

2019 - 3

2021 - 2

Average score - 2

Notes:

 


Summary

Do you or don't you need a car in Kolkatta ?

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Mumbai

Asia > India > Mumbai

See: Why hire a car in Mumbai ? | Why not? | Ratings | Summary | Comments

Please note that Carornocar.com is currently being revised and updated in preparation for the Summer 2021 (northern hemisphere) tourist season. It is expected that some social distancing rules will still apply. For additional Mumbai car hire advice, please use the comments form below.

Quick Ratings

Price band

Mumbai is in car rental price band: 7/10 (1 = cheapest car rental location)

General comment - based on price alone, is it worth renting a car in Mumbai? 

No. Car rental is expensive by global standards.

Volatility:

Can you expect big swings in car rental prices in Mumbai between the peak and the off peak season?

5/10 (0 = stable prices)

Driving score: 1/10

Non car score:4/10

Balance: 1

(0 = car hire not advised / 10 = rental car essential)

General comment -

 

Why? Visiting Mumbai using a hire car

Why do you need a car in Mumbai ?


Mumbai is also famous for its notoriously congested trains, although you should at least expect to travel on the inside of the Mumbai Metro. Back on the surface, local transport is chaotic and slow-moving, but many visitors will prefer to leave the driving to the operator of whatever taxi or bus they are in.

Why not? Visiting Mumbai without a car

Why don't you need a car in Mumbai ?


There are a few day trips which are worth taking outside the city, and you might want to do this by private tour or by organised bus tour, but a self drive car hire isn’t really particularly practical or desirable here.

Ratings: How does Mumbai compare?

Is it worth hiring a car in Mumbai? TBC

This is based on a rough consideration of the costs of renting a car in Mumbai, 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 Mumbai? TBC

This is based strictly on whether or no we think it's possible to visit Mumbai (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 Mumbai? 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. 

See global comparisons

Hiring | Driving | Parking

Trains | Buses | Local travel

 

Car hire basics:

 

Public transportation basics:

 

Regular bus services: YES

Coach (inter-city): YES

Tram: NO

Metro: NO

Commuter Rail:

High Speed Rail:

Rail type (end stub / through / junction / hub):

 

As you start ....

Does Mumbai airport have a direct rail link?

(Yes - within terminal / adjacent / short walk) (Yes - bus transfer / other) No

 

 

 

 


Changelog

Has our advice for Mumbai car rental changed over time, or has it been pretty constant?

2017 - 1

2019 - 1

2021 - 1

Average score - 1

Notes:

 

Summary

Do you or don't you need a car in Mumbai ?