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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Car Rental
Compact
Nissan Almera or similar
Nissan Almera
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
yesaway
$24.32 / per day
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Hat Yai, Songkhla, Hat Yai International Airport Car Rental
Mini
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$24.73 / per day
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Chiang Mai Int. Airport Car Rental
Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
yesaway
$25.02 / per day
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Hua Hin, Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Mitsubishi Mirage or similar
Mitsubishi Mirage
  • 4
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thai Rent A Car
$25.22 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Airport Bangkok Don Muang Car Rental
Mini
Mitsubishi Mirage or similar
Mitsubishi Mirage
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Keddy
$26.40 / per day
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Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Car Rental
Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Keddy
$27.10 / per day
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Airport Bangkok Don Muang Car Rental
Economy Elite
Nissan Almera or similar
Nissan Almera
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Keddy
$27.10 / per day
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Khon Kaen Airport Car Rental
Economy
Toyota Yaris 5d or similar
Toyota Yaris 5d
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thai Rent A Car
$27.44 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 08:58 on 2020-02-18. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Thai
Currency
THB
Country code
66
Average car rental length
6 days
Economy car rental price
$26.67 / per day
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 km/h
50 mi/h
Speed limit within town
80 km/h
50 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.5

Why rent a car in Thailand?

Thailand is a great place to rent a car in. From impressive Bangkok to extensive beaches, jungle tours, and Buddhist temples, getting your own ride is the best way to explore its fascinating diversity.

Thailand Car Rental

Top ways to enter Thailand

  • Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport: Bangkok’s main airport is among the 20 busiest in the world. The word “suvarnabhumi” means Land of Gold in Sanskrit. 
  • Phuket International Airport: Located in the country’s south, Phuket Airport serves flights to and from many destinations in both Asia and Europe.
  • Bangkok Don Mueang Airport: Bangkok’s second airport is served by more than 10 different airlines.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Bangkok: Thailand’s exciting capital city is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia, but still retains its unique character.
  • Phuket: Perhaps the most famous Thailand’s beach destination.
  • The rest of the South: Even beyond Phuket there’s plenty of excitement in Thailand’s south, be it in other tourist destinations like Krabi and Pattaya or in the jungle tours.
  • Chiang Mai: The main city of Thailand’s north is a religious center and a beautiful, serene place. 
  • Isaan: Undiscovered by most travelers, this northeast region is full of ancient sites, hospitable locals, and interesting influences from its next door neighbors, Cambodia and Laos.

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in Thailand is the Mitsubishi Mirage, followed by the Nissan Almera and the Toyota Fortuner.

Most popular types of rental car

The most popular rental car type in Thailand is a fullsize, although economy and compact are also often picked, especially by travelers who tend to stay in the cities.

Top driving routes

  1. Phuket - Krabi (159 km / 99 mi) The crescent-like route between the two famous resort towns has many tempting attractions on the way, such as the Ao Phang-nga National Park and the Than Bok Khorani National Park.
  2. Bangkok - Udon Thani (570 km / 354 mi) The city of Udon Thani, reached in about eight hours by car from Bangkok, has many historic and natural landmarks, and is just a short ride away from neighboring Laos and its capital, Vientiane.
  3. Bangkok - Phuket (844 km / 524 mi) It is a good idea to break up this route into two or three days, both because of its length and because of many picturesque nature areas near Gulf of Thailand that you’ll find on the way.

Car Rental Prices

  • Large cars - from $46 per day
  • Medium cars - from $31 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $66 per day
  • Small cars - from $28 per day
  • SUVs - from $52 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in Thailand:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Thailand is the cheapest in May when renting a car is about 33% cheaper than the yearly average and a whopping 62% cheaper than renting a car in November.

Top 16 Most Popular Cities in Thailand

  1. Car Rental in Bangkok from $25.29 per day
  2. Car Rental in Phuket from $27.51 per day
  3. Car Rental in Chiang Mai from $23.71 per day
  4. Car Rental in Ko Samui from $26.45 per day
  5. Car Rental in Krabi from $27.51 per day
  6. Car Rental in Chiang Rai from $27.51 per day
  7. Car Rental in Khon Kaen from $24.79 per day
  8. Car Rental in Surat Thani from $27.51 per day
  9. Car Rental in Udon Thani from $24.79 per day
  10. Car Rental in Nakhon Phanom from $27.51 per day
  11. Car Rental in Buriram from $27.51 per day
  12. Car Rental in Pattaya from $25.29 per day
  13. Car Rental in Hua Hin from $25.29 per day

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Thailand?

The cost of renting a car in Thailand depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Thailand
$31.12
January
$34.47
February
$32.23
March
$41.10
April
$36.55
May
$44.95
June
$39.85
July
$39.74
August
$44.19
September
$44.01
October
$75.07
November
$72.41
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Thailand is January — prices start from $31.12 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 30% cheaper than the yearly average and 59% cheaper than renting a car in the month of November (when prices start at $75.07 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

What’s the average rental length in Thailand?

The average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in September — an average of 11 days. The shortest are in January — an average of 7 days.
Average Rental Length in Thailand
7
January
8
February
8
March
7
April
8
May
9
June
7
July
8
August
11
September
8
October
7
November
8
December

What’s the most popular time for renting a car in Thailand?

Discover Cars users search a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in Thailand. The most popular month is December, while the least popular is June.
Thailand Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
108%
January
316%
February
28%
March
29%
April
36%
May
22%
June
27%
July
29%
August
24%
September
60%
October
68%
November
453%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Keddy Toyota Yaris 4 1 Small cars
Keddy Nissan Almera 5 1 Small cars
yesaway Nissan Almera 4 2 Medium cars
yesaway Toyota Fortuner 4 2 SUVs
yesaway Toyota Yaris 4 2 Small cars
Europcar Toyota Yaris 4 1 Small cars
Keddy Honda BR-V 5 3 SUVs
Europcar Nissan Almera 5 1 Small cars
Keddy Mitsubishi Mirage 4 1 Small cars
yesaway Toyota Vios 4 2 Medium cars

FAQ

Should I rent a car in Thailand?
A majority of the ratings and reviews left by Discover Cars’ customers recommend renting a car (9.5 from 2 reviews).
What do you need to rent a car in Thailand?
In most cases, you need a driver’s license, passport or ID card, and a credit card (in the name of the main driver), and the booking voucher to rent a car. Some companies may have additional requirements (be sure to check the rental conditions).
On what side of the road do they drive in Thailand?
Drivers must drive on the left side of the road.
Can I rent a car at 18 in Thailand?
Yes, you can rent a car at the age of 18.
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Thailand?
You must be between 18 and 99 years old.
Can you rent automatic cars in Thailand?
Yes, automatic cars are available from Thai Rent A Car, Keddy, Europcar, SIXT and yesaway in Thailand.
Can I rent a car with a debit card?
Though most companies require a credit card to leave a deposit, some accept debit cards. Check the rental conditions for more information.
Can I rent a car without a credit card?
Most companies require a credit card to pick up the car. Some may accept debit cards or cash. Check the rental conditions for more information.
What car classes can I rent?
Medium cars, Small cars, Large cars, SUVs and People Carriers/Vans vehicle types are available in Thailand.
Can I rent a car in Thailand with my home country’s driver's license (for example, U.S., U.K., or Australia)?
In most cases, a driver’s license from your home country is acceptable if it uses the Latin alphabet. In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) in Thailand.
Do I need an International Driving Permit in Thailand?
In most cases, if your driver’s license uses the Latin alphabet, you can rent a car in in Thailand without an International Driving Permit (IDP). In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) in Thailand.
How much does an additional driver cost? Is there an option for a free additional driver?
No rental company in Thailand offers a free additional driver.
How much does it cost to rent a car in Thailand?
A rental car costs $34 per day, on average. The lowest daily price found in the past 48 hours was $24 at Thai Rent A Car, yesaway and SIXT.
How much is car rental for a week?
The average price for a weekly rental in Thailand is $236. In the past 48 hours, the lowest price for a weekly rental in Thailand was $166.
What car rental companies are located in Thailand?
Thai Rent A Car, Keddy, Europcar, SIXT and yesaway can be found in Thailand.
What is the best car rental company in Thailand?
Ratings and reviews left by our users indicate that the best providers are Thai Rent A Car (9.1, 89 reviews), Keddy (8.6, 11 reviews) and Europcar (8.5, 6 reviews).

Our Customers Reviews

United Kingdom
Nissan Almera
March 21, 2019
You will need Sat nav the road signs are not good
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Yaris
July 29, 2018
Driving around Thailand was fun and easy. Do not attempt to drive in Bangkok city due to bad traffic, narrow roads, motorcycles comes from all directions

Top 4 Suppliers for Thailand in 2020

Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.9
Thai Rent A Car
Thai Rent A Car
Excellent 8.8
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
yesaway
yesaway
Very good 7.8

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