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4 Seater Maruti Suzuki
Starting from:
City Chennai
Driver Bata ₹500/day
Local packages starting form
4 Hours 40 Kms :800/-
Fuel Included
Back Compartment Storage & 3 more
Booked 15 times last month
6 Seater Toyota
Starting from:
City Chennai
Driver Bata ₹500/day
Local packages starting form
4 Hours 40 Kms :1600/-
Fuel Included
Back Compartment Storage & 3 more
Booked 8 times last month
7 Seater Toyota
Starting from:
City Chennai
Driver Bata ₹500/day
Local packages starting form
4 Hours 40 Kms :1400/-
Fuel Included
Charging Point & 1 more
Booked 6 times last month

Car rentals in Chennai

Chennai, the capital city of the Tamil Nadu, has a rich history and was formerly known as Madras. The coastal city of Chennai has many accolades to its name. It was an essential part of British India due to the availability of its trading ports that was frequently used by the East India Company. It is also home to numerous religious places in India which are worshipped by millions of devotees from all around the world. Its history and architecture give it a special recognition in the list of tourist destinations in India. Booking a car rental in Chennai using redBus will help you explore the city on more grass-root levels.

redBus car rental in Chennai caters to travellers of every budget and needs. You can easily choose from a wide range of options available such as cheap car rentals, Innova car rental, luxury car rental in Chennai, wedding car rental in Chennai, etc. You can even opt for a self-drive car in Chennai using the redBus application or website. redBus takes care of the whole booking process for you. You have to plan your destination and navigate to the redBus website. It is one of the best ways to visit all popular tourist attractions and explore the city of Chennai without spending a fortune on your travel.

COVID-19 Travel Guidelines

Tamil Nadu Lockdown Guidelines​

Last Updated on
3rd August 2021
Guidelines Validity​
Extended till 1oth August
​Complete Lockdown​
Partial unlock 
​Relaxation timings ​
​(Section 144) Active​
​Restriction within interstate travel
​Restriction within intrastate travel​
​Restriction within Local city travel​
RTPCR Negative Test required to enter the state
​RTPCR Negative Test report required to travel Outstation​
​Occupancy restriction​
​Tourist Destinations​
​E-Pass required to travel​
​Entry to the Specific States which are Not Allowed from the above source​
​All the hill stations / tourist places travelling is restricted
Follow instructions as per Govt guidelines to travel to destinations
​E-Pass Link​

Safety+ with Bus Hire

Your safety is our utmost Priority
Hand Sanitizers
in all vehicles
Deep cleaning
of vehicles
Regular staff body
temperature checks
No Blankets /
Linen provided
Masks worn by
all staff

The Coronavirus pandemic has thrown several industries into turmoil with multiple lockdowns happening and being enforced through many parts of India. With lockdown orders and inter and intrastate movement getting relaxed, people are looking at hiring buses for several reasons. From returning to their loved ones back home or getting back to their workplaces, people are slowly moving towards a sense of normality when it comes to travel. And with such booking requests coming in, redBus would like to shed some light on some of the safety measures that bus service providers follow before and after every booking:

Mandatory use of Masks: Passengers and staff are not permitted to enter the bus without using a protective mask. The bus staff and passengers are encouraged to keep their masks at all times during their journey.

Deep cleaning: Buses are subjected to a series of deep cleaning procedures to ensure that every vehicle (Tempo, bus, etc.) is disinfected after every trip.

Temperature Checks: Along with the passengers, every staff member on board undergoes regular temperature checks. The bus staff is checked periodically before every trip as well.

Blankets and Linens: Passengers are advised to carry their blankets and linens as the bus service provider would not provide the same to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

Hand Sanitizers: Every vehicle that's available for hire through redBus comes equipped with hand sanitisers.

Advisories: Along with several notifications that redBus provides its passengers to ensure that they are kept safe, passengers are also requested to stay at home if they exhibit any symptom associated with coronavirus.

The pandemic is something new that we might not have experienced before. And it doesn't look like that pandemic is going to go away anytime soon. You can ensure that you stay safe while also keeping your neighbours' safety in mind. You can even click here to find out about the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) status, precautions to follow, important state helpline numbers, and make sure you read about Safety+ and more with redBus.

Unlock Guidelines for Car Rental Chennai

The unlock phase in Chennai is progressing slowly. There still are restrictions on interstate travel. However, you can travel with your friends and family by booking a car rental in Chennai. Take a look at the guidelines you need to follow to travel to and from Chennai.  

  • A negative RT-PCR test report is necessary if you book the car rental in Chennai. RT-PCR test report is also required if you are travelling to an outstation destination. 

  • You need an e-pass to enter Tamil Nadu.

  •  redBus offers cars for rent with reliable drivers, and you can easily discuss the journey's schedule at the time of booking. 

  • Vehicles for car rental in Chennai are appropriately sanitised before the start of the journey. Passengers and drivers must wear masks while travelling. 

  • The operators do not provide linens in vehicles for rent. It is to control the spread of infection. Sanitisers are available in the cars for passengers and drivers to use. 

  • Tourist destinations in Chennai are open. Tourists can rent a car and go sightseeing. Cars booked from the redBus site can be used to travel to spots like Marina Beach, Breezy Beach, Fort St. George, Dakshinachitra Museum, Kolli Hills and more. 

Key Points to Remember about Car Rental in Chennai

Chennai, the elegant coastal city in the South, is packed with beautiful tourist attractions that one can visit on their terms using the Bus Hire’s car rental in Chennai feature!

Some key points that are worth noting about Bus Hire car rental in Chennai are:

  • Both the Bus Hire options- self drive car rental in Chennai and car rentals with drivers-cater to every requirement and budget.
  • Chennai is a popular travel destination in the country packed with popular tourist destinations like the Government Museum, Marina Beach, Elliots Beach, and more!
  • You can hire a car from the Bus Hire platform through the redBus app or the redBus website.
  • An essential advantage of booking through Bus Hire is its vast network of transport operators that allows you to find the best deals.
  • RedBus allows travelers to insure their journey for a minimal fee of Rs. 40 - this insurance provides coverage of up to Rs. 6 Lakhs.
  • When customers have queries regarding their vehicles, drivers, or journey, they can send an email to bushire@redbus.in, and the team will get back to you!
  • RedBus offers its customers only sanitized, clean, and checked vehicles to ensure they have a safe and stress-free journey!
  • The redBus team approves all the drivers you choose for the car rental in Chennai with driver option.
  • You can choose from an extensive collection of vehicles, and redBus provides you with that exact vehicle. 
  • For any unforeseen reasons, if you are provided with a vehicle different from the one you chose, redBus will provide you with a 25% refund. 

How to book a car rental with redBus?

redBus offers the most affordable and dynamic car rental in Chennai. You can choose from a variety of car rental options using redBus that caters to travellers of every budget and needs. One can easily make bookings by visiting the redBus website or its mobile application. Here is a step by step process to guide you through the redBus portal.

  • First of all, open the redBus application installed on your device and tap on the Bus Hire button.
  • Navigate towards the Hire a Vehicle section and choose your journey type. This could be either an outstation trip, a local trip or an airport drop-off and pick-up. You will also need to mention if its a round trip or a one-way trip.
  • After this, feed in your source and destination location details, you can select this from the drop-down menu available.
  • You can even enter multiple destinations if you want to visit more than just one place with your redBus car rental.
  • Now, you will have to provide details related to the date and time of your trip number of passengers travelling, click on Proceed to move on to the next segment.
  • On the top of your screen, you will see a trip summary popping up, it contains information about the journey, including total passengers, distance in kilometres, etc.
  • The next step is followed by entering your details, including name, contact number and email address.
  • You can also mention any necessary additional information for customizing and improving your trip as per your travel needs.
  • Now click on the View Vehicles button.
  • An OTP is sent on your contact number for verifying your contact details with redBus.
  • You can now choose from the numerous car rental options available for your particular travel route, and you can make a pick as per your travel requirements.
  • The last step includes making a full or partial payment to confirm your booking with redBus. You are all set for an excellent travel experience.

Advantages of Renting a Car with redBus

redBus is not just a regular travel service provider; its much more than that. The redBus online portal has alleviated the travel booking experience for millions of customers around the globe. One of the most important advantages of booking a car rental in Chennai using redBus is that it leverages its vast network of transport operators to find the best deal for customers. Another significant benefit lies in the variety of offerings when it comes to booking a car rental with redBus. redBus even allows the customers to insure their car trip for a very minimal fee (Rs. 40) which provides coverage of up to Rs. 6 Lakhs!

You can hire a bus from redBus online
following these steps:

  •  Go to the redBus portal and enter 'City of Hire,''Starting Point' & 'Destination'

  •  Click search

  •  redBus will bring the best operators at
    affordable prices

  •  Select the bus operator and confirm the

Benefits of Booking A Bus Online

When you book online, the following benefits are offered:

  • Inventory - Access to leading vehicle providers in the city

  • Zero booking fee - Transparent booking. No hidden fee

  • Choose vehicle - Check vehicle images before making any choice

Places to visit in Chennai

Chennai is among the most famous travel destinations in India. It has some of the most exclusive tourist spots that you can savour. Some of the most popular ones in the list include Marina Beach, Government Museum, Breezy Beach, MGR Film, Marundeeswarar Temple, Valluvar Kottam, Kolli Hills, Elliots Beach, Dakshinachitra Museum, Madras War Cemetery, Fort St. George, etc. Out of these, the Fort St. George, is one of the oldest monuments that were built in the year 1644. It has now been converted into a museum that showcases the citys roots as a British Military Garrison and trading outpost. One of the most comfortable and most affordable ways to travel to these popular tourist attractions is by booking a car rental in Chennai using redBus.

Places to visit around Chennai

If you believe that you have exhausted your travel list in Chennai, then you dont have to worry at all. There are numerous enthralling destinations nearby the city of Chennai that you can travel to for a memorable experience. Some of these popular destinations on the periphery of Chennai include Tirumala, Tirupati, Pondicherry, Srikalahasti, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Talakona Waterfalls, Kanipakam, Vellore, Sripuram, V.G.P. Golden Beach, Kailasakona Waterfalls, etc. You can book a redBus car rental in Chennai to travel out of Chennai and visit these places. Chennai to Tirupati car rental offers unique trips to those attending the famous pilgrimage site.

Customer Care Number

If you have any queries regarding your car rental bookings, you can reach out to us on bushire@redbus.in. Book a fantastic car trip with redBus!

​Get the exact vehicle that you see in your quotation

Planning is of utmost importance for any kind of travel and one should be extra cautious these days, especially when hiring another vehicle. The Hire facility with redBus is a problem-free process that assures a clean and sanitized vehicle along with trustworthy drivers at your service.

The beauty of redBus Hire is that you can book the vehicle completely online. You can search, inspect, and view the buses, cars, and tempo travellers that are available for rent before you can confirm the booking. We also ensure that the vehicle that you see on the quotation that’s shred is the exact vehicle that you will get at the start of your journey. This eliminates any personal inspection that the customer would have to make to ensure that the vehicle that they get on the day of their journey is the same vehicle that they booked. Everything is exactly the same, down to the last digit on the license plate.

Here is how it works:

After entering the details of your journey, you will see the most recent pictures of the vehicle, vehicle number, number of times the vehicle has been hired with redBus, model number, and even the date of registration of the vehicle. A few key points that you can keep in mind:

  • The vehicle and the drivers are approved by redBus and are chosen according to the ratings provided by the customers.
  • The vehicle that you choose on the redBus Hire platform will be the very same vehicle that will be delivered to you at the start of the trip.
  • If you do not get the same vehicle that you saw at the time of booking due to any unforeseen reason, you will get a 25% refund.

redBus hire is here to ensure that your booking process is done without any unknown variables in mind. Once your booking is done with us, you don’t have to worry about the vehicle that you’ve been promised nor do you have to worry about its ability to get you from point A to B. We believe in complete transparency to ensure that you get the very best booking experience with redBus Hire.

Customer Reviews

It was a good & hassle-free experience.
Traveled to Chennai on 2021-07-17 with 4 People for a holiday
Super service.
Traveled to Chennai on 2021-01-26 with 4 People for a holiday
Had a great trip in this bus.
Traveled to Chennai on 2021-01-17 with 7 People for a holiday
Very cleaned vehicle and it was very safe journey.
Traveled to Chennai on 2020-11-13 with 4 People for a holiday
It was a nice journey and the driver was well behaved and professional.
Traveled to Chennai on 2020-10-09 with 4 People for a holiday
Good driver.
Traveled to Chennai on 2020-09-03 with 4 People for a holiday
Good driving skills.
Traveled to Chennai on 2020-06-10 with 4 People for a holiday
The driver was excellent, on time and nicely behaved
Traveled to Chennai on 2020-05-12 with 4 People for a holiday
The vehicle maintained neatly, the driver was very courteous and professional too. The driver was very friendly and polite. Had a wonderful experience and would like to travel again with Om Muruga Travels.
Traveled to Chennai on 2020-03-12 with 7 People for a holiday
It was a peaceful journey.
Traveled to Chennai on 2020-01-31 with 7 People for a holiday


Frequently Asked Questions

redBus Bus Hire is an online bus renting/hiring platform.

redBus provides the best options when it comes to travelling. Customer requirements and needs are our priority.

redBus has marked its presence globally in countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Columbia, and Peru, originating from India.

All of the buses listed on redBus are extremely reliable. In the event of a bus breaking down mid-journey, it is the responsibility of the bus operators to replace the vehicle during the journey.

Since we work with the best operators, the buses are usually reliable. In case of a breakdown, it is the bus operators responsibility to replace the vehicle during the journey

In case of outstation trips, Kilometers are calculated basis the return trip distance between the source and destination.Any extra kilometers which are used within the city and the distance from the Garage are not calculated.

Please email us at bushire@redbus.in

Yes, you can change the car after the confirmed booking as long as it is before 24 hrs. It is also possible that you may not get as many options as you initially got as the cars are subject to availability.

Yes, you can make a booking for another. If that is the case, then please make sure that the personal details and pickup points are specified correctly and mention the same in the comments box as well.

You can find the respective tabs on the booking page. Click on each tab to get the drop-down box. Type in the name of your place or the nearest point as applicable, and choose from the options displayed. If the pick up and drop off points are the same, please check the relevant box.

If you need a local trip, click on the booking tab under the specified vehicle and select, ‘Local’. From the pop-up window, choose the appropriate local package which will be available for 4, 8, 12, and 24 hrs. The rental value remains the same for each of the selected packages for up to that specified time.

Yes, you can apply the redBus discount codes or coupons for the car rental in Chennai as well.