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MPV, SUV & Car Hire in Thailand
Compare and book your next Thailand car, MPV and SUV rental here. We use reputable car hire companies like Budget, Hertz, Sixt and Thai Rent a Car. with full insurance and zero excess possible (see below). Twelve seater minibuses, with seat belts, are also available.
Booking Car Rental in Thailand
GPS/Sat Nav is available. as an optional extra, but you best book early for peak times, just like high demand vehicles, as they do get sold out. Multi-lingual, but maps in English or Thai.
Cross Border – Please note, cars cannot be driven outside of Thailand.
Low Season – New visa regulations start in November, allowing longer stays, so book early for Xmas. If now want to relax during the summer months, then either head for the hills, or the beach, or tour Thailand with a car and Sat Nav, so whatever you might be doing, take the time to see what you can save on your next car rental in Thailand.
Thailand Car Delivery – Free if within fifteen kilometers of a depot. Budget have the widest range of depots throughout Thailand and cars can delivered nearly anywhere, but fees apply.
Excess Damage – Only Budget and Hertz offer Zero Excess with both Sixt and Thai Rent now having an excess, that can be reduced to zero by paying extra insurance locally.
Easy to Amend Your Booking – Many people find they want to extend their stay in Thailand and this is easy to do, even if in the middle of your trip. Just send us an email with the changes needed and we will do the rest.
Around & About Thailand
Bangkok International Airport, Suvarnabhumi – Do not let the snake of people at immigration put you off, as you get through quickly, usually in about twenty minutes, but can be a lot quicker, as no queues have been known.
Don Mueang Airport. Not all budget airlines have moved to Bangkok Don Mueang Airport. e.g Tiger Airways are still at Suvarnabhumi. The car hire companies that have desks in the terminal are Budget, Hertz, National, Sixt & Avis. Sixt have a desk at the airport, but need check if arriving out of office hours.
Phuket – Most tourists head for Patong Beach where Budget are the only supplier to have a depot other than at the airport, so the others deliver for a fee. Vehicles can be delivered around the island. Kata Beach is a quieter option.
Pattaya – If heading for Beach Road, Walking Street, or the quieter Jomtien, then Budget are best if want leave car when get there. Days on the local islands are well worth it. The Natural Beach Hotel by the sea, is handily placed and quiet.
Koh Samui – Get a Toyota Vigo, Single or Double Cab to explore the island from either the depot at Koh Samui Airport or later at Chaweng Beach.
The North of Thailand – See the hill tribes of Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai, but take care when going off road, as insurance can be invalidated if damage to the underside of the vehicle
More on Thai Vehicle Hire
One ways in Thailand are usually free, depot to depot, but sometimes fees may apply depending on car hire supplier, length of trip and start and finish point. Budget are usually best for one ways, if rental over 3 days then no charge, followed by Hertz at 5 days needed. Sixt are now charging fees of between THB2,500 and THB10,000 for a one way, regardless of length of rental. Thai Rent are free if over 7 days.
Extra Drivers – usually 3 extra included in the rental price.
GPS/Sat Nav – This helps make Thailand more of a fly/drive destination. However, like cars, Sat Navs do get sold out so always book early if want a GPS as well.
Delivery – Please note the time of day can also affect the price as overtime might have to be paid for. Best times are around midday for no fee.
Luxury Cars – Sixt have an upmarket range of cars, like a Mini Cooper and BMW range.
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