Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Kochi car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Kochi.
Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Kochi car rental.
One car hire company which has updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected is Europcar
On average a hire car in Kochi costs $52 per day.
The average price of fuel in Kochi is $7.09 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $85 and $113, depending on the car size.
Intermediate (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Kochi.
The only car hire company onsite at Kochi airport is Europcar.
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
A Intermediate car hire in Kochi costs $60 per day, on average.
A Economy car hire in Kochi costs $34 per day, on average.
A Full-size car hire in Kochi costs $80 per day, on average.
On average hiring a car in Kochi costs $361 per week ($52 per day).
On average a car hire in Kochi costs $1,546 per month ($52 per day).
Depending on whether you plan to do a lot of driving with your hired car in Kochi and beyond, you may feel more comfortable in a smaller car on India’s narrow and busy roads. Many streets in smaller towns are not wide enough for two lanes, so a smaller vehicle may help you here as well. A navigation system and air conditioning would be definite bonuses while driving in India, as any new country can be confusing to navigate and India’s climate can get uncomfortably hot for long car rides.
Speed limits in India are fairly high, varied and often not regarded by locals. On most urban roads, the speed limit is 70 km/h; for highways, 100 km/h; freeways, 120 km/h; and the national upper speed limit is 140 km/h.
Fuel prices fluctuate in India as they do in any other country, and per litre of unleaded petrol you can expect to pay somewhere between Rs 90-100 (A$ 1.59-1.77). Different areas of India tend to have quite different pricing, for example, if you are travelling from Kochi to Mumbai, you will find that the same litre of unleaded petrol there may cost well above Rs 100 (A$ 1.77).
Due to the amount of traffic that steadily increases at a constant rate, parking is limited in Kochi along with the rest of India. There are multiple private and secure car parks with varying rates by hour or by day, and also plenty of parking at public transport stations outside of the city to encourage the use of transport to the centre and reduce the congestion in Kochi itself. Generally, with patience, you will find parking in the city at a rate of around Rs 40-50 (A$ 0.71-0.89) per hour.