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What is the cheapest car hire agency in Thailand?

According to our data, National is the cheapest car hire agency in Thailand. Users who book a rental car with National often find prices below the £24 average daily rate each day. Depending on the city you visit, what type of car you’re interested in, and the length of your hire, you could find prices for as low as £14 each day when booking with National.

What is the most popular car hire agency in Thailand?

Drive Car Rental is the most popular car hire company in Thailand with 36% of momondo users selecting this agency in the past month. Drive Car Rental also has 13 reviewsand a score of 8.0 out of 10, making this car hire agency a popular choice among travellers.

What car hire company in Thailand has the most locations?

Drive Car Rental has more car hire locations within Thailand than any other agency. With 33 locations scattered throughout the country, you are bound to find one of their rental car centres either at your destination airport or within the city. Not sure what city you want to visit but know that you want to hire a car from Drive Car Rental? Bangkok is the most popular city to visit in Thailand, with 3 Drive Car Rental car hire locations.

What is the most popular type of car to hire in Thailand?

There are plenty of different types of cars to choose from, but when it comes to visiting Thailand, the most popular type to hire is a Mini. An estimated 28% of our users chose a Mini in the past 30 days and paid on average £25 per day for their rental. Keep in mind that you are more than welcome to select a different type of car based on your budget, your planned activities, and the weather.

Best deals found for Thailand car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in Thailand
Skoda Kamiq
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£13/day

1 May - 5 Jun
Skoda Kamiq
Volkswagen Polo
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£13/day

10 May - 4 Jun
Volkswagen Polo
Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£14/day

1 May - 5 Jun
Toyota Yaris
Toyota Aygo
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£14/day

23 Mar - 6 Apr
Toyota Aygo
Ford Fiesta
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£14/day

4 Mar - 11 Mar
Ford Fiesta
Toyota Aygo
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£16/day

24 Mar - 16 Apr
Toyota Aygo
Hyundai Ioniq
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£16/day

17 Apr - 24 Apr
Hyundai Ioniq
Kia Picanto
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£16/day

10 May - 4 Jun
Kia Picanto
Skoda Kamiq
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£17/day

4 Apr - 9 Apr
Skoda Kamiq

Thailand car hire information

Does Thailand have any unique traffic laws?

When looking for rental car comparisons in Thailand, you will be spoilt for choice in car hire to get your dream road trip started. Before you jump in the driver's seat, though, familiarise yourself with a few rules and driving etiquette that will make car rental in Thailand much easier for you. You'll notice that motorcycles are the preferred method of transport in Thailand. There are high volumes of them on the streets, and they can be pretty overwhelming as they zip between traffic. As a left-hand driving country, Thailand’s traffic is strictly monitored for certain rules and has a very relaxed attitude towards others. Stay buckled up at all times and never use your phone when driving, or you could receive an on-the-spot fine from traffic police. Give way to traffic entering roundabouts, and don’t be startled by all the honking horns, as they often have different meanings from conventional warnings. Sometimes Thai drivers will honk to acknowledge a religious building or shrine. Although Thai traffic can get chaotic sometimes in terms of volume and speed, you will find the locals are pretty relaxed in temperament. Speed limits are observed in kilometres, and traffic signs will be in English as well as Thai. As long as you stick to the speed limit of 50 mph in urban areas and 75 mph on motorways, there should be no problems when you rent a car in Thailand.

What are the legal documentation requirements for renting a car in Thailand?

As an EU visitor to Thailand you can rent a car with your UK or EU licence. Certain car hire companies may require an International Drivers Permit, but you will be able to get one quickly from a post office or at the airport. You will also need your passport and credit card.

Which areas of Thailand have the most traffic?

Without a doubt, Thailand’s most congested traffic lies in the heart of Bangkok. Car rental companies can offer you a Sat Nav to help navigate and avoid congestion, but for the most part you will find rush hour around the centre of the city is filled with unavoidable traffic. Sukhumvit Road has congestion through most parts of the day and into the early evening, as well as Petchaburi Road, running parallel to Sukhumvit. The Rama IV Road is another hot spot for congestion in the city as it connects to the Silom business districts. Silom Road is another slow road due to the work commute and should be avoided with your rental car if possible. Some of Thailand’s outlying roads may have congestion due to flash floods or road works at times. The high volume of tourists also attributes to dangerous times on the roads, namely New Year for drinking and driving and the Songkran Festival in April, which brings many tourists into the area. If you are unsure about weather or traffic conditions, consult local apps before heading out in your rental car in Thailand.

What are the best scenic roads in Thailand?

As well as many glorious beaches around the islands of Thailand, take your car hire off the beaten track and try some of the world’s most scenic drives. The road leading to Nam Nao National Park from Lom Sak in Phetchabun will take you through beautiful forestry and over Thailand's tallest bridge, the Phor Khun Pha Muang Bridge. If you like winding, adventurous roads, you can explore the route that boasts an impressive 762 bends along the way – the Chiang Mai to Pai route. Travel along Route 1095 for breath-taking views of rolling mountains with small villages, waterfalls and cafes to enjoy along the way. Another bridge road trip is across the Chalerm Phrakiat 80 Phansa Bridge to Phatthalung, which traverses over wetlands on one of the longest roads in Thailand. Wherever you land up with your car hire in Thailand, you will find it the most convenient and free way to see this beautiful country.


Thailand car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Thailand that's right for you

Small cars

£17 - £28

All Car Types

£29 - £45

The average price of a small car hire in Thailand is £21. The cheapest time to hire a small car in Thailand is in October. The price is 20% lower than the rest of the year at just £17 per day. A small car rental is typically 40% less expensive than the average rental car in Thailand. The average price of a car hire in Thailand can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Thailand small car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in Thailand is £37. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in Thailand is in September. The price is 19% lower than the rest of the year at just £31 per day. A medium car rental is typically 8% more expensive than the average rental car in Thailand. The average price of a car hire in Thailand can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Thailand medium car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in Thailand is £50. The cheapest time to hire a large car in Thailand is in October. The price is 26% lower than the rest of the year at just £38 per day. A large car rental is typically 32% more expensive than the average rental car in Thailand. The average price of a car hire in Thailand can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Thailand large car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV hire in Thailand is £41. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Thailand is in October. The price is 15% lower than the rest of the year at just £35 per day. A SUV rental is typically 15% more expensive than the average rental car in Thailand. The average price of a car hire in Thailand can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Thailand SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van hire in Thailand is £46. The cheapest time to hire a van in Thailand is in September. The price is 24% lower than the rest of the year at just £36 per day. A van rental is typically 26% more expensive than the average rental car in Thailand. The average price of a car hire in Thailand can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Thailand van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a pickup truck hire in Thailand is £26. The cheapest time to hire a pickup truck in Thailand is in September. The price is 34% lower than the rest of the year at just £18 per day. A pickup truck rental is typically 23% less expensive than the average rental car in Thailand. The average price of a car hire in Thailand can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Skoda Kamiq
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£13/day

1 May - 5 Jun
Skoda Kamiq
Volkswagen Polo
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£13/day

10 May - 4 Jun
Volkswagen Polo
Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£14/day

1 May - 5 Jun
Toyota Yaris

Thailand car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Thailand

Drive Car Rental

33 locations

THAIRENTACAR

33 locations

Avis

29 locations

Sunnycars

26 locations

Budget

22 locations

Sixt

22 locations

Hertz

21 locations

Thrifty

19 locations

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in Thailand

Nearby attractions:

Thailand Cultural Center13.1 mi
Pratunam14.8 mi
Patpong Night Market14.9 mi
Victory Monument15.1 mi
Chatuchak Park15.4 mi

Nearby attractions:

Bang Tao Beach8.7 mi
Surin Beach9.7 mi
Kamala Beach11.0 mi
Patong Beach15.1 mi
Phuket Old Town16.9 mi

Nearby attractions:

Chiang Mai Night Bazaar2.6 mi
Chatuchak Park358.2 mi
Phra Sumen Fort360.0 mi
Victory Monument360.7 mi
Thailand Cultural Center361.2 mi

Hire a car near one of these popular hotels in Thailand

Below are the most popular hotels in Thailand
The Berkeley Hotel Pratunam

The Berkeley Hotel Pratunam

559 Ratcharaprarop Rd., Makkasan, Ratchathewi, Ba, Bangkok, Thailand

0.9 mi from city centre

Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn

Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn

33/1 South Sathorn Road Yannawa, Bangkok, Thailand

2.8 mi from city centre

The Landmark Bangkok

The Landmark Bangkok

138 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, Thailand

1.9 mi from city centre

Villa The Spot Koh Samui

Villa The Spot Koh Samui

110/67 Village No. 3 Bo Phut, Koh Samui, Thailand

2.2 mi from city centre

Night Hotel Bangkok - Sukhumvit 15

Night Hotel Bangkok - Sukhumvit 15

10 Sukhumvit Soi 15, Bangkok, Thailand

2.2 mi from city centre

Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit

Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit

491 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, Thailand

2.7 mi from city centre

Mountain Resort Koh Lipe

Mountain Resort Koh Lipe

57 Moo7, Koh Sarai Distric, A.Muang, Ko Lipe, Thailand

0.4 mi from city centre

Holiday Inn Express Pattaya Central

Holiday Inn Express Pattaya Central

293/16 Moo 10, Nongprue, Banglamung, Pattaya, Thailand

0.7 mi from city centre

Panwaburi Beachfront Resort - Sha Extra Plus

Panwaburi Beachfront Resort - Sha Extra Plus

8/2 Moo.8, Ao-Yon Khaokhad Road, T.Wichit, Mueang, Phuket City, Thailand

4.6 mi from city centre

Grande Centre Point Hotel Ratchadamri

Grande Centre Point Hotel Ratchadamri

153/2 Mahatlek Luang 1, Ratchadamri Rd, Bangkok, Thailand

1.3 mi from city centre

Thaya Hotel Bangkok

Thaya Hotel Bangkok

Phatthanakan 42, 888, Bangkok, Thailand

6.7 mi from city centre

Lancaster Bangkok

Lancaster Bangkok

1777 New Phetchaburi Road, Bangkok, Thailand

2.4 mi from city centre

Kalima Resort & Spa, Phuket

Kalima Resort & Spa, Phuket

338/1 Prabaramee Rd., Patong, Thailand

1.9 mi from city centre

Shangri-La Bangkok

Shangri-La Bangkok

89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, New Road, Bangkok, Thailand

2.9 mi from city centre

Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21

Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21

2, Sukhumvit Soi 19 (Wattana), Bangkok, Thailand

2.4 mi from city centre

Pathumwan Princess Hotel

Pathumwan Princess Hotel

444 Mbk Center, Phayathai Rd., Wangmai, Bangkok, Thailand

1.1 mi from city centre

Ambassador Bangkok Hotel

Ambassador Bangkok Hotel

171 Soi 11 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, Thailand

2.0 mi from city centre

Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok

Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok

1695 Phaholyothin Road, Bangkok, Thailand

4.5 mi from city centre


Car hire in Thailand

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in Thailand so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

What side of the road do people in Thailand drive on?

Whether you hire or own a car in Thailand, you are required by law to drive on the left. Keep in mind that if you do not feel comfortable driving on this side of the road, you can always call a taxi or opt for a ride share.

How good are the roads in Thailand?

Thailand ranked 51 out of 137 countries across the globe for road quality in 2019. On a scale of 1 to 7, Thailand received a road quality score of 4.4. Keep in mind that road quality conditions in Thailand can vary depending on what area of the country you plan to visit.

What is the drink driving limit in Thailand?

The highest Blood Alcohol Concentration you can have in Thailand while still legally able to operate a vehicle is 2.38 mg/l. However, some regions or cities within Thailand might have different BAC limits, so it’s important to do your research before you travel. Keep in mind that there are stricter penalties for those who drink-drive and are under the legal drinking age. In Thailand, you must be at least 20 to drink.

How much does petrol cost in Thailand?

Petrol in Thailand costs £1.02 per litre as of last week. If you plan on hiring a car in Thailand, then set aside a budget for the cost of petrol based on how much driving you imagine doing. In comparison, the country with the cheapest average petrol price is Kuwait at £0.27 per litre, whereas the country with the most expensive average petrol price is Hong Kong at £2.47 per litre.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Thailand?

Prices for cars in Thailand are updated daily.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Thailand?

How old do you have to be to hire a car in Thailand?

Among different countries, including Thailand, the minimum age for drivers varies. In numerous EU countries, drivers must be 18 years old. To hire a car overseas, you'll generally need to be at least 21, and if you're under 25, a young driver surcharge may be imposed. It's recommended that you review the policy of the rental company you're considering before booking.

What documentation or ID do you need to rent a car in Thailand?

All drivers must have a valid full driving license when renting a car in Thailand. If the license is written in a different language from the country of rental, an International Driving Permit may be required to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you're renting a car overseas, you may also need to provide proof of return travel and accommodation information during your stay. It is always advisable to check with the individual rental company you're booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car hire in Thailand?

Using momondo to book a car hire in Thailand could save you time and money. momondo searches thousands of car hire websites and locations to provide you with a wide selection of options and cars to choose from.

How does momondo help me find the best car hire deal in Thailand?

momondo enables you to find the best car hire deal in Thailand by providing useful filters to narrow your search. Filters include, but are not limited to: price, body type, rental company and specific policies that you may want.

Does momondo show car hire deals in Thailand with free cancellation?

Of course! momondo has a dedicated filter for users to specifically look at car hire in Thailand which offer free cancellation.

Can I hire a car with a fair fuel policy in Thailand on momondo?

Fair fuel policies are specifically available to select on momondo, allowing you to refine your search for car hire in Thailand.

Can I find a car hire in Thailand which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

Yes, car hire in Thailand with enhanced cleaning options can be searched for on momondo.

Can I search for car hire in Thailand with unlimited mileage on momondo?

Absolutely. You can specifically filter for car hire deals in Thailand with unlimited mileage on momondo.


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