Rent a car at Chiang Rai Airport & Explore Northern Thailand in total comfort
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On our booking engine you can rent a car for Chiang Rai Airport (CEI) by comparing deals quoted by some of the best car rental companies in Thailand at one place – Budget, Hertz, National, and Thai Rent a Car – and can save time & money while doing so! Our booking process consists of three steps – search, select and reserve. All you have to do is fill the search form with your travel dates, pickup& drop-off times, and your age; in case you are opting for a one-way rental, you can use the 'Different drop-off location' section on our search form. After that you will be directed to the 'select’ page where you can compare the deals on the basis of the filters given under, car categories, transmission, and fuel-types. Choose the deal, click on the select button and book it by paying a small amount.
Car hire advice for Chiang Rai
The best time to visit Chiang Rai is from March to May; if you want to enjoy some refreshing weather, plan your visit in March. If visiting in May or June, it is better to rent a car with air-conditioning as the temperatures in these months can be bothersome.
For the car hire pickup at the airport, make sure that you have your driver’s license, your credit card, an ID proof and the rental voucher.
Location of the car rental desks at Chiang Rai Airport (CEI)
Thai rent a car, Hertz and National are the rent-a-car companies which have their counters at the airport; follow the directions given on the rental voucher to reach the desks of the company with which you have booked. And, though Budget doesn’t have its desk at the airport, it provides meet and greet service, hence picking a car would not be a time consuming task.
The rent car agencies have their desks in the arrival hall of the airport terminal.
Inclusions & add-ons offered with our Chiang Rai Airport Car Rentals
Our supplier companies offer a lot of inclusions and add-ons with the car hire deals for Chiang Rai Airport. While inclusions appear with the deals after you conduct a search, the add-ons appear at the last step of our booking process – search, compare and book.
Inclusions are offered by the suppliers as the part of the deals, and since they are covered in the quoted price, you don’t have to pay anything later on. Collision Damage Waiver, Theft Waiver, Airport Fee, local taxes, and unlimited mileage are the common inclusions that you can expect to see with our deals.
Add-ons like GPS, Wifi access device, or Baby seats are the extras offered by our suppliers that you have to rent at the time of the booking; they are not covered in the deal’s price and renters pay a small per-day fee to rent them. These charges are added to the renter’s final bill.
Some suppliers offer additional driver as the inclusion while some as the add-on. Also every supplier offers its own set of inclusions and add-ons, therefore the ones provided above might not be covered by every supplier.
Chiang Rai Intl Airport (CEI) Information & Facilities
One of the major public aerodrome facilities of Northern Thailand, Chiang Rai Airport is located about 6 miles from the city center of Chiang Rai. With annual passenger movements, flight operations, and cargo operations estimated to be in couple of hundreds and thousands, Chiang Rai Intl Airport is one of the busiest airports of Thailand. Leading airlines that operate regular flights from Chiang Rai Intl Airport include - China Eastern Airlines, Thai Airways International, Thai AirAsia, Kan Air, and Nok Air.
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The following are the facilities offered by the airport:
ATMs and Money Exchange
In Chiang Rai Airport terminal there are 2 currency exchange points and 5 ATMs by banks – Krungsri / Government Savings Bank / SCB / KBank / Bangkok Bank.
Chiang Rai airport offers free Wifi. Search the connections for the Wifi, select language and register. Note that the username and the password generated will work only for two hours per day.
Shops, Food, Sauna & Spa
The airport has many shops and restaurants which are enough to meet the needsof a variety of passengers that the airport receives annually. There is also a Sauna and Spa center at the airport.
Parking at the airport
The airport has around 603 parking spaces that are provided on hourly basis from one, three to 24 hrs.
Directions to Reach Chiang Rai Airport in Your Rental Car from Downtown or vice versa
Note that, the airport is well connected by two major roads namely Phahonyothin Road and Vhiangburapha Road, and Chiang Rai is 8.1 km from the airport. However, for the car hire return if you are going to approach the airport from Chiang Rai Downtown, then you can reach the airport using three routes given as under:
Take Rattana-Ket road number 1, and follow it through the Baan-Ku sub-district, drive for around 8 kilometers. Keep an eye for the airport signboard, turn left to get into the Chiang Rai Airport.
Take the Tha-Na-Rai road (Vi-Set Vieng) from Chiang Rai Downtown area followed by Sing-Kri road. After driving for about 1-kilometer take a slight left to Sa-Ha-Mit road number 1 and turn left at Vieng-Bu-Ra-Pa Soi 1 (route 5023) and move toward Lob-Vieng sub-district, continue on the road for about 4 kilometers, keep an eye out for Chiang Rai Airport signboard on your right-hand side.
Take the Tha-Na-Rai road (Vi-Set Vieng) and turn left towards route number 1, follow the road for 2 kilometers then turn right to Baan-Fang-Min road. Continue following the road, when you reach the junction, take the road to Vieng-Bu-Ra-Pa (route 5023) which means you need to take a left. Drive for around 3 more kilometers and you will reach the airport.
Car Rental Chiang Rai Airport - FAQs
How old do I need to be to rent a car in Chiang Rai?
Most of the suppliers only allow those drivers to rent cars which are 21 and above, but some also allow the ones which are under-21. The latter ones are permitted only if they are ready to pay a young driver surcharge.
Can I return my car late at Chiang Rai airport?
You can return your car late but late-fee may apply though almost every car rental company offers a grace period – which varies from supplier to supplier – after which you might have to pay charges for the late drop-off. These charges only come into play if you haven’t informed the car rental supplier about the delay.
Can I rent a car in Chiang Rai Airport with driver?
At VIPCars.com, chauffeur driven cars are not available, we only offer self-driven cars.