Shut Up And Drive: How And Where To Rent A Car To Escape Mumbai

Do you always think of getting out on weekends but never do it because you hate public transport? Maybe you’re thinking of heading to Chikhaldara, Udwada, or just taking a road trip to enjoy the end of the monsoon? Us too. Here’s a list of car rental websites that you can use just in case you actually get around to stepping out for that trek/mini vacation.


With rent starting as low at INR 760, Zoomcar is one of the most trusted car rental websites around. They promise to give the consumers a new deal everyday under their ‘Deal Shack’ {new deals get added everyday at noon}. From 40 per cent off to extra kilometres thrown into the package, we’re definitely not complaining. A hatchback will cost you anywhere between INR 700 to 1,200, whereas luxury segment cars start from INR 350 per hour.

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Self Drive manages to lure us to almost book one with its offers. They have unlimited kilometres up for grabs, and you have the option to pay for the fuel, as opposed to other car rentals charging whatever they feel like for fuel in the final cost.

They also have something called ‘Micro Lease’ which we found to be interesting. They are monthly car rentals starting at INR 14,500 per month. So if you wan to take a month-long trip to the hills or just want to avoid the hassle of buying a car, this could be an option worth exploring.

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Myles is the self-drive service from carzonrent. One can choose from more than 38 car models and rent by the hour, day, week, or month. They have their fleet spread over in 21 cities. With tariffs starting at INR 270 per hour for a hatchback, Myles goes easy on our pockets and we like that. An SUV {Tata Fortuner} will cost INR 540 per hour. Myles says it provides the fuel for free – we’ll probably book a car just to find out.

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