Car rental in Thailand
Book a rental car in Thailand and explore the beautiful country like a free bird. Whether visiting Northern Thailand’s Chiang Mai, South Thailand’s Phuket Island, Gulf or Andaman coast regions, with VIPCars.com, you can find the perfect rental deal for the location of your choice in no time.
Should I rent a car in Thailand?
A car hire in Thailand is necessary if you want to travel with total freedom.
Thailand, previously known as Siam, is a treasure trove of attractions, popular for its cuisine, beaches, temples and tropical climate. From mountains, breathtakingly beautiful beaches, waterfalls, vibrant nightlife, Thai cuisine to temples & rich architecture, Thailand is bursting with places to visit and all you need is a low priced rental car to explore it thoroughly.
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Car rental companies
VIPCars have tie-ups with some of the finest rental brands in Thailand, which makes it easy for us to provide a big variety of car categories that travelers can book as per their travel plans, group size and budget needs.The following are the car rental agencies VIP Cars works with in Thailand:
- Hertz Rent A Car
- Sixt Rent A Car
- Thrifty Rent A Car
- National Car Rental
- Budget Rent A Car
- Thai Rent a Car
- Chic Car Rent
Car rental types we provide in Thailand
- Cheap car rentals: Economy, mini, compact, and sedans cars are offered at very affordable per day rates. They are great for city travel.
- Luxury rental: Our suppliers offer various sports & luxury car-types like Mercedes, Ford, & BMW. Note that you should be at least 25 years old to be eligible to rent a luxury car.
- Van rental Thailand: For people who are traveling with a group of family and friends, they can rent minivans or vans with seating capacity varying from 7, 8 and 9 to 12 seats per vehicle.
Car rental deal types available for Thailand
Many people rent cars on the basis of the trip they are planning, as per the duration of their travel or just to make an occasion more special. Here are a few deal types that we provide:
- Long term rental deals: If staying in Thailand for a month, or more, make sure you choose a car with good mileage
- Short-term rentals: It covers weekend, weekly and one day hire deals
- Last minute rentals: We are always there to help you if you want to book a rental at the very last minute
Car hire pick-up locations in Thailand
Once you have your Thai holiday planned out, we let you find cheap car rentals for top locations such as Bangkok, Bowin, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Krabi, Surat Thani, Ko Sumai, Phuket and other major cities and their airports. Top airport car hire locations of Thailand are listed as follows:
- Hat Yai Intl Airport
- Chiang Rai Intl Airport
- Don Mueang Intl Airport
- Phuket Intl Airport
- Suvarnabhumi Airport
- Krabi Airport
- Chiang Mai Intl Airport
- Udon Thani Intl Airport
Tips for driving a rental car in Thailand
In Thailand, drivers drive on the left-hand side of the road and overtaking is allowed on the right hand-side
Pay heed to the traffic lights, don’t drive if you are drunk, wear proper seat belts and take U-turn with caution.
Driving in Thailand is quite the opposite of the driving practices in the West, you never know when will someone come from the wrong direction; so drive with all your senses on alert.
Honking, tail-gating and changing lanes is quite common in Thailand, so be mentally prepared for all these things.
Police may ask you to pull-over for a small check, and if you have all your documents and car rental agreement, you don’t have to worry about any penalties!
Drivers usually never stop at an intersection and don’t assume that the drivers going before you will remain in the same lane.
In Thailand, you can park your car rental almost anywhere; just make sure it is not hampering the flow of the traffic.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum age to rent a car in Thailand?
Travelers can rent cars in Thailand if they are 21+ and have valid driver's licenses (DL) with a prior driving experience of at least a year, an identification proof – for instance, passport – and a valid credit card. It may vary from supplier to supplier, depending on the car-type you are renting.
Can I rent a one way rental in Thailand?
Yes, within Thailand, the one way rental option is provided by all of our suppliers.