Yes, it is possible to cross the border in your hire car from Kochi. Car hire in Kochi has both self-drive and driver options available. When you are using a self-drive car, you will require an international driver's permit if you do not have an Indian driver's licence. You will need to inform your car hire company that you will be taking your self-drive hire car across the border, as additional fees may be included. It is good to know that you will also have to pay a border crossing fee at most borders. In particular, electric car hire and luxury car hire in Kochi may not be allowed out of the country. However, there is a selection of economy vehicles and passenger van hires for you to choose from.
Car hire in Kochi does allow you to hire a car without a credit card; you can use either a debit card or cash payment. Only a few companies offer this perk, so it is best to contact your car hire company to see what options they have available. Generally, the smaller Kochi car hire companies offer this option, rather than the big international companies. If you are hiring a car without a credit card, you will have to pay a large deposit, in case the car is damaged during your hire period. It is also good to note that not all car hire models may be available without a credit card.
In Kochi, the driving rules are the same as the rest of India; they drive on the left side, and most hire cars in India are manual drives. Traffic throughout most of India is very busy; it is best to stay out of rush hour morning and evening traffic. Be aware that driving rules aren't always followed, so it is best to be very alert when driving, especially in busy areas. Always give way to buses and trucks throughout the city. It is recommended that everyone in the car has their seat belt fastened while the car is moving, and children are recommended to be seated in a child booster seat if they are under a certain height and age. The drinking and driving blood alcohol content limit in India is nothing above 0.03%. Due to this amount being very low, it is best not to have a drink before you proceed to drive.
Self-drive car hire in Kochi requires that you have an international driver's permit (unless you have an Indian driver's licence), your original driver's licence, your passport and your payment method. In order to get an international driver's permit, you will need your original driver's licence, passport photographs, your passport, a copy of your flight tickets, proof of your visa (if it is needed), a receipt for the payment and your application form. This is a relatively simple process to complete and does not cost a large amount. If you take the driver-included car hire, you will not need an international driver's licence/permit. It is best to have good insurance when driving in Kochi and the rest of India, due to the often unpredictable roads and drivers. Cheap car rental in Kochi is very easy to find, as there are a variety of economy and mini cars for you to hire.
€25 - €67
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€25 - €105
The average price of a Small hire in Kochi, India is €18. The cheapest time to hire a Small in Kochi, India is in March. The price is 0% lower than the rest of the year at just €25 per day. A Small hire is typically 46% less expensive than the average car hire in Kochi. The average price of a car hire in Kochi can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.
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Lulu International Shopping Mall, 34/1111 N.H. 47, Kochi, India
11.1 km from city centre
House No.1/1357, Njaliparambu, Fort Cochin, Ernakulam, Kerala, Kochi, India
3.1 km from city centre
A3 Infopark Road Logistic Park Kakkanad Edachira, Kochi, India
14.0 km from city centre
Marine Drive Ernakulam, Kochi, India
4.5 km from city centre
Vip Road, Opposite Kochi International Airport, Nedumbassery, Vappalassery, Kochi, India
27.9 km from city centre
No. 65/4496 Sivarama Menon Road, Kochi, India
6.6 km from city centre
Opp. Cochin International Airport, Kochi, India
28.4 km from city centre
Hiring a car in Kochi is cheapest when using Avis at their location in the city. The best daily rate a momondo has found is €24, but typically it’s best to assume your rental will cost €26/day.
Most people will hire an Economy car when travelling to Kochi during the month of September. Good fuel efficiency and an ability to handle wet road conditions make the Economy car a go-to choice when precipitation averages 93 mm and temperatures hover around 12 °C. Hiring a Economy in Kochi will cost you €33/day on average.
Avis has 1 location. momondo users can expect to pay €26/day on average when hiring a car from these locations.
When you hire a car in Kochi, you should abide by the city’s 70 km/h speed limit. The speed limits on any suburban roads and highways in Kochi are 80 km/h and 120 km/h, respectively. Be on the lookout for posted signage, because these speed limits might change depending on where you are within Kochi.
Typically, the weather in Kochi through the month of August is 12 °C and the expected precipitation is 60 mm. This is important information to know when hiring a car so you can be sure to rent the perfect car for the expected weather.
Travellers looking to leave from Kochi on a road trip around Kerala or the surrounding areas during the month of August should expect temperatures around 12 °C and about 60 mm of possible rain through the month.
You should use momondo to book a car hire in Kochi because it could save you time and money. momondo fetches and allows you to compare car hire prices and policies from thousands of car hire websites.
By the use of filters, momondo makes finding a great car hire in Kochi easier. Whether it is price, car type, amenities or policies, momondo allows you to refine your search with these and more filters to find the best deal for you.
Yes momondo does have a filter to only highlight car rental deals which offer free cancellation. This filter is available for all car hire searches on momondo including those for cars in Kochi.
momondo specifically allows you to search for car hire in Kochi with fair fuel policies.
Yes, car hire in Kochi with enhanced cleaning options can be searched for on momondo.
Yes, unlimited mileage options can be found on car hire in Kochi on momondo.