Car Hire at Kempegowda International Airport
This information is correct as of July 2015.
Drive around and beyond Bangalore in India through the car rentals available in Kempegowda International Airport. Browse Skyscanner to choose among the car rental providers and plan ahead for your great Bangalore road adventure.
Where to hire a car at Kempegowda International Airport
Car rental providers operating in Kempegowda International Airport are Akbar Travels, Carzonrent, and Myles. For more options, there are also car rental companies found within Bangalore, including Ambi Cabs 24/7, Star City Cars, and Abhi Cabs & Travels, to name a few. The car rental providers in the airport and around the city have a great selection of vehicles that include utility or economy and luxury vehicles. The car rental counters at Kempegowda International Airport are located at the Arrival Hall within the terminal building.
What to expect when hiring a car from Kempegowda International Airport
Kempegowda International Airport is located 40 kilometres or 25 miles from the central business district of Bangalore, and is 30 kilometres or 19 miles from the Bangalore City Railway Station. To drive to the city proper from the airport, you can take NH7 from Kempegowda International Airport Road to Ganganagar, Bengaluru. Continue on Bellary Road to the city centre. Alternatively, you can also take NH7 to Bagalur Main Road, SH 104, Hennur Main Road, 5th Main, Hall Road, Clarke Road, Tannery Road, Cantonment Railway Station Road, and Queens Road to Grand Road/Vittal Mallya Road in Shanthala Nagar. Note that both routes have tolls.
Driving around Kempegowda International Airport
The road system in Bangalore includes the Outer Ring Road, a road that runs through and around most of the Bangalore perimeter. The ring road connects all of the major highways around the city such as Tumkur Road (NH4), Bellary Road (NH7), Old Madras Road (NH4), Hosur Road (NH7), Bannerghatta Road, Kanakapura Road (NH209), Mysore Road (SH-17), and Magadi Road. The ring road also passes through major neighbourhoods and suburbs like BTM Layout, JP Nagar, Banashankari, Kengeri, Bangalore University, Nagarbhavi, Nandini Layout, Gokula, Hebbal (NH7), Banaswadi, Krishnarajapuram (NH4), Marathahalli, and Madiwala (NH7). Bangalore also features shopping districts or roads that are lined with a great selection of clothing and electronics stores, to name a few. The shopping districts include Vittal Mallya Road, M.G Road/Brigade Road, Bannerghatta Road, Wood Street, Brigade Road, and Commercial Street.
When driving in Bangalore with a rental car, make sure to check whether the vehicle is registered in another Indian State. If so, watch out for RTO checks and be mindful of some RTO officers that falsely ask drivers to pay road tax. To avoid this, make sure to keep toll slips, service records, and pollution certificates as proof that you are only staying in Bangalore for less than 30 days.
Getting to your destination
From Bangalore’s Kempegowda International Airport, destinations in India that you can drive to with your rental car include Salem, Hyderabad, and Chennai, among others. When driving to these destinations, please use the directions provided below. The simplified instructions work best as a quick reference when driving around and out of Bangalore.
A city within the Salem district of Tamil Nadu in India, Salem is known for spots like the Kottai Mariamman Temple, Sugavaneshwarar Temple, Jama Masjid, Kurumbapatti Zoological Park, and Anna Park, to name a few.
From Kempegowda International Airport, drive to Salem via NH7, NH 207, or Denkanikottai – Palakodu Road. All routes have tolls and driving time can take approximately four to five hours.
Hyderabad, the capital of Telangana, is the fourth most populous city in all of India and houses Charminar, Hussain Sagar, Golconda Fort, Chowmahalla Palace, and Birla Mandir.
Go down Kempegowda International Airport Road and KIAL Road to NH7 in Yerthiganahalli, Ugayagiri. Next, travel for 538 kilometres or about seven hours and six minutes to reach JN Road in Malakunta, Hyderabad. Next, take Troop Bazaar Main Road and Bank St, to reach Koti Main Rd/Koti Women’s College Road in Badi Chowdi. Total driving time is around seven hours and 20 minutes covering approximately 547 kilometres from point of origin.
Also referred to as Madras, Chennai is the capital city of Tamil Nadu in India. It is known for Kollywood, the UNESCO Heritage Site of Mahabalipuram, Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Guindy National Park, Merina Beach, and more.
To get to Chennai from Kempegowda International Airport, follow down Kempegowda International Airport Road and KIAL Road to NH7 in Yerthiganahalli, Udayagiri. Reach Sulibele by going down NH7 and NH207. Drive down Yelachahalli then NH4 to Poonamallee High Road in Chetpet, Chennai. From Poonamalee High Road, reach Sydenhams Road in Poongavanapuram. From the airport, the destination can be reached in around six hours and 27 minutes, covering 338 kilometres.