Thailand is something else, isn’t it? With it’s charming villages, temples with more sparkle than a diamond convention, and beaches so great they’ll make your Instagram followers green with envy. No surprise then, that you’re thinking of Thailand as your next stop for a bit of R&R.
Now let’s tackle the beef of the matter: getting around. More and more, you adventurous souls are choosing to jet around in your own rented wheels, painting red the Thai roads. But with a horde of car rental companies jostling for your attention, choosing one can be a bit like finding a needle in a haystack.
To cut straight to the chase and save you some precious sunbathing time, we’ve picked out the top five car rental companies in the game right now. They’re your best bets amidst the melee and will make your Thai travel a breeze. Not a bad deal, eh? With that, we point you in the direction of your steering wheel. Safe travels!
5 Best Car Rentals in Thailand
1. Sixt Rent a Car (Thailand)
Sixt is number 1 on our list due to its high-quality cars at affordable prices. But it’s not only this that sets Sixt apart. In fact, they are one of the largest car rental companies in the world. Operating in 110 countries, they have over 2,500 locations worldwide. This global prowess offers a multitude of benefits to renters, including unlimited mileage, no amendment fees and coverage that is always included. Customers also have access to exclusive discounts, dropping down costs even further as a result. Finally, they have multiple locations throughout Thailand, making them an incredibly easy and convenient choice. Their close proximity to airports also ensures that renters can pick up and return their cars hassle-free when travelling.
When it comes to cars, Sixt has it all. Their fleet features models such as Honda and Toyota but they also offer luxury cars from BMW X1, 5 Series, 7 Series and Peugeot. Evidently, with over 20 models from economy to luxury, there’s something for everyone. These can be rented on a daily, weekly and monthly basis with a maximum of a 1 year period. Finally, a limousine service (including one for special events) and corporate rental program’s are also available.
Key Services: Customers can take advantage of the broad range of optional equipment and services when renting with Sixt. For those with children, booster, infant and child car seats are accessible upon request. In addition, cars come with a full tank of gas or prepaid fuel with no worry when returning the car. Cars also come equipped with a GPS to keep you on track and XM Radios for in-car entertainment as well. You can even add on an additional driver, thus allowing you to share driving responsibilities with friends and family.
Pricing: Estimated price per day ranges from 900 – 10,000 Baht.
Address: Provide nationwide coverage with 14 locations throughout Thailand. These include major airports such as Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai, Udon Thani, Khon Kaen, Ubon Ratchathani, Krabi, Samui, Surat Thani and Phuket Airport. Additionally, you can find them at Bangkok Rama IV Downtown, InterContinental Phuket and Hat Yai off terminal.
Phone: 1798 / (+66) 2793 2300 for oversea’s calls.
Official Line: @sixtthailand
2. Bizcar Car Rental
Second, on our list is Bizcar Rentals. As a car rental company, they stand out amongst the rest. In fact, they promise, “premium service to both leisure and business travellers”. They offer competitive and low prices made possible by online promotions and free cancellation on bookings. Equally as important, 24-hours emergency assistance is always available for your own safety. Owing to these reasons, Bizcar is a trusted and reliable company, and thus an easy and convenient choice.
Key Services: Bizcar rentals offers a chauffeur service with qualified drivers ready to take you anywhere you wish. Another key point is their selection of 4,000 premium vehicles that will suit all types of drivers. Other perks include child seats and a GPS service free of charge, along with a complimentary delivery for up to fifteen kilometres from any of their office locations. Enjoy the benefits of long-term rental (1st class insurance and no registration fees!), or choose to rent short-term, they are guaranteed to provide you with the highest quality of service and goods.
Pricing: Estimated price per day ranges from 900 – 6,500 Baht.
Address: You can their rentals centres across Thailand including, Bangkok, Rayong, Chiang Mai, Prachuap Khiri Khan, and Phuket.
Established in 2003, Hertz is one of the most recognised car rental companies in the world. Renowned for its extensive collection of cars, be it a luxury, sports, or economy car. For this reason, they most likely will have what you’re looking for. They are one of the top 3 car rental companies in Thailand and are “determined to provide an international standard with a touch of Thai”, devoting themselves to “enhance the best customer experience with modern, high fleet and well-trained employees”.
Key Services: There are several benefits of choosing Hertz. Above all, Hertz has an impressive roster of well-known brands for hire; Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Cadillac, and Mercedes-Benz to name a few. Furthermore, long-term renters are rewarded with discounts of 15% for weekly rentals and 35% for monthly. They even provide ‘rental deals inclusive of taxes, waivers and additional benefits’ and ‘Hertz NeverLost® navigation to keep you on the right track in a foreign land’. Lastly, valued members can also enjoy the privilege of enjoying special discounts if they fly with any Hertz partners (Thai Airways, Thai Smile, and Bangkok Airways). With all things considered, finding your dream rental car is just a click away with Hertz!
Pricing: Estimated price per day ranges from 1,200 – 2,500 Baht.
Address: Hertz offices are the most common in Thailand. It has 3 offices in the Centre of Thailand, 1 in the North-East, 1 in the West, 7 in the North, and 5 in the South.
4. Chic Car Rent
Chic Car Rent is notably one of the cheapest car rentals in Thailand. This is due partly to their special offers and promotions that they share frequently. Founded in 2004, they are a Thailand-based rental company run by an efficient team. They are dedicated to providing exceptional services at reasonable prices, thus can be trusted by all means.
Key Services: Their fleet includes a good selection of well-maintained vehicles. Markedly, vans, minivans, SUVs, mini, and economy cars are all available for long or short-term rentals. Their Super Collision Damage Waiver and GPS services are significantly cheaper than other car rentals and their locations are convenient and easy to find. Finally, they serve customers looking to hire car rentals for one-way journeys.
Pricing: Estimated price per day ranges from 800 – 2,000 Baht.
Address: Chic Car Rent has 14 locations across Thailand, including Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Khon Kaen.
5. Budget Car Rental
Budget is a car rental praised particularly for its ‘meticulously maintained vehicles and quality service’. They offer a diverse range of cars that will tailor to every traveller, including 4WDs, SUV, MPV to name a few. Equally as important, customers at Budget will have the best in terms of comfort and safety as car rental fleets are updated regularly. The convenience of their large car network spread across the country ensures that you are never far from a pick-up point or friendly service. Budget Car Rental is a strong contender!
Key Services: At Budget Car Rental, all-inclusive services are tailored to the specific requirements of each customer. Booking with Budget has its advantages; with low-cost rental solutions and high-quality services being some. Using seasonal specials and discount coupons to pre-book budget-friendly deals is also a perk. It’s a good option for those who travel late at night or early in the morning because there are no hidden fees.
Pricing: Estimated price per day ranges from 1,000 – 2,000 Baht.
Address: 27 locations throughout Thailand, with most located in the Southern region.
These are the car rental companies in Thailand we believe are the best of the best! We are certain that out of these options, you’ll find the right choice for your car rental needs! Don’t forget to check our websites to explore more top 5’s.
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