Car & Driver costs.

#1 Jan 14th, 2019, 10:15
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Can a local Kerala person give an indication of how much I should be looking at for car and driver hire please, I no longer deal with my previous contact that I had.

2 passengers, probably an Innova size vehicle.

Allepey > Pondicherry via Kumily and 1 night stop in Madurai then continuing to Pondicherry.

I fully understand that the return journey for the car & driver will be incorporated in the price.

I need an approx figure please.

Thanks in Advance.
#2 Jan 14th, 2019, 12:56
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The cost is Rs 10-14 per km, plus Rs 250 or so per day for driver fee plus tolls and parking fees, if any.

The distances are
Allepey to Madurai 280 km
Madurai to Pondy 330 km
Pondy to Allepey 610 km

Calculate the costs accordingly.

The actual deal when you get the car might be slightly different because trips are calculated on a per day rate including either 200 or 250 km, plus additional kms according to distance covered as per the km rate of the car. But the end result should be more or less the same.
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Sent PM with contact detail of a person whom I had dealt with before.
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Originally Posted by snotty View Post Sent PM with contact detail of a person whom I had dealt with before.
Can you reveal the cost per km here, since that can vary massively?

It would give a good indication for future Innova users.
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Originally Posted by atala View Post Can you reveal the cost per km here, since that can vary massively?

It would give a good indication for future Innova users.
Atala, 2 reasons I did not quote the rate
1. We eventually opted for the complete hotel + vehicle package with him.
2. I have quotes from atleast 5 other agencies available online (atleast were then) for vehicle alone - but the rates are 5 years old and may not apply now.
Anyways - I had quotes like 20,000 for a 8 day package (1600km) or higher rates (inclusive of toll and daily driver charges).

More or less the range of what you mentioned. But there are many things in fine print - charges from garage and not pickup point, toll extra, taxes extra, driver bhata (daily expense) extra, return charges extra, running hours fixed in a day or charges extra.
I had done a lot of correspondence for this then, still have the mails.
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Originally Posted by vandy View Post Can a local Kerala person give an indication of how much I should be looking at for car and driver hire please, I no longer deal with my previous contact that I had.

2 passengers, probably an Innova size vehicle.

Allepey > Pondicherry via Kumily and 1 night stop in Madurai then continuing to Pondicherry.

I fully understand that the return journey for the car & driver will be incorporated in the price.

I need an approx figure please.

Thanks in Advance.

Vandy, in my area Thrissur an Innova costs Rs14 per km. plus rs250 bata. Many also charge a waiting charge of Rs50per hour if they have to wait.

Not sure if that is usual though.

Unfortunately not much experience with Taxis as I drive.

The price I quoted was what my brother in law was charged last August.
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In addition to above there might me a minimum kms per day. It could be 250kms. You will need to pay for minimum kms even if you cover less than that any particular day.
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Thanks everyone for your help, got an Idea now of what to expect.

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