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Cheap Car Hire in Thailand from £11

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Thailand with a pick-up date of 14/9 and drop-off date of 20/10. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Thailand car hires in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Thailand. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 25 July 2024.

Most popular company

Hertz

Most common car type

Economy

Average price per day

£23

Cheapest price per day

£11

What are the car hire prices for popular cities in Thailand?

Discover the price range for hiring a car in popular cities across Thailand, helping you budget and make informed decisions for your upcoming travel. There are 209 pickup locations in Thailand to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on 25 July 2024.

Price

£12 - £37

Out of all the popular cities in Thailand, Hat Yai is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just £12/day. Renting a car in Hat Yai is 68% cheaper than renting one in Buri Ram where the per day rate is around £37. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Thailand to get a rental car in are: Ubon Ratchathani (£13/day), Surat Thani (£13/day), and Koh Samui (£13/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Bangkok should expect to spend around £14/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in Thailand is Bangkok.

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Thailand?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Thailand and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 25 July 2024.

January

£22

February

£23

March

£20

April

£19

May

£17

June

£17

July

£20

August

£20

September

£17

October

£17

November

£20

December

£25

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Thailand is May. The most expensive time to rent a car is December. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in Thailand

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Thailand and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 25 July 2024.

small car is the cheapest car type you can hire in Thailand this past week from 422 hire locations out of 32 hire agencies. Prices for a Thailand small car hire start from £11/day. Check out available deals for 5 car types currently offered at listed car hire agencies here:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Standard

Standard

Full-size

Full-size

SUV

SUV

People carrier

People carrier

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Compare available car types for hire in Thailand

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Thailand to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 25 July 2024.

Small cars

£15 - £28

All Car Types

£27 - £42

To hire a small car in Thailand, you would pay an average price of £19/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Thailand (~£15/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~£28/day). In fact, September is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Thailand. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Thailand, hiring a small car saves you 40% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Thailand small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Thailand, you would pay an average price of £33/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Thailand (~£27/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~£43/day). In fact, June is about 19% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Thailand. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Thailand, hiring a medium car is 0% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Thailand medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Thailand, you would pay an average price of £47/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Thailand (~£41/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~£56/day). In fact, September is about 15% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Thailand. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Thailand, hiring a large car is 32% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Thailand large car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a SUV in Thailand, you would pay an average price of £37/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Thailand (~£31/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~£47/day). In fact, June is about 17% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Thailand. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Thailand, hiring a SUV is 11% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Thailand SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Thailand, you would pay an average price of £41/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a van in Thailand (~£34/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~£49/day). In fact, March is about 18% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Thailand. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Thailand, hiring a van is 20% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Thailand van hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a pickup truck in Thailand, you would pay an average price of £29/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a pickup truck in Thailand (~£18/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~£38/day). In fact, September is about 40% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck hire for Thailand. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Thailand, hiring a pickup truck saves you 10% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a luxury car in Thailand, you would pay an average price of £61/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Thailand (~£52/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~£104/day). In fact, January is about 17% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Thailand. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Thailand, hiring a luxury car is 47% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Hyundai i10£11/day
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Toyota Aygo£11/day
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Volkswagen Polo£11/day
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Top hire agencies in Thailand

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Thailand known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Thailand. Reviews were last updated on 25 July 2024.
Hire a car with one of the top providers serving the Thailand region, including those located within the Bangkok, Phuket City and Chiang Mai area. Make sure to read through user feedback, confirm pickup locations, and check the fine print before choosing.

Drive Car Rental

35 locations

THAIRENTACAR

34 locations

Avis

29 locations

Sunnycars

27 locations

Budget

22 locations

Sixt

22 locations

Hertz

21 locations

Chic Car Rent

19 locations

Best Thailand car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Thailand. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Thailand with an average daily rate of £24. Data was last updated on 25 July 2024.
We've found these great deals on car hires in Thailand, including options within the Bangkok, Phuket City and Chiang Mai area. If these deals don't appeal to you, check back very soon as they are being updated frequently.
Hyundai i10£11/day
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Toyota Aygo£11/day
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Toyota Aygo£11/day
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Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Thailand, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 25 July 2024.
  • What are the requirements to hire a car in Thailand?

    In order to use car hires in Thailand, you will need to present the Thailand car hire company with your passport and a valid driving licence. They will also expect you to show them an International Driving License, especially if your original licence is not accompanied by an official translation. Most companies that provide car hires in Thailand require you to pay with a credit card to cover the deposit, and you will need to be at least 21 years old to use rental cars in Thailand. Some companies may only accept drivers that are 23 years old, and you can expect to pay an additional daily fee if you are under 26 years old.

  • What are the rules for driving in Thailand?

    When driving car hires in Thailand, you will need to obey the local laws and we recommend that you contact each city’s department for motor vehicles to keep up to speed with any recent law changes that may have come into effect. Cars drive on the left-hand side of the road in Thailand, and they generally overtake on the right, although sometimes you may see it happen on the right as well. If you have held your driving licence for less than five years, then the blood alcohol limit is 20mg per 100 ml of blood. If you have had your license for longer then it rises to 50mg per 100ml of blood. While seatbelts only have to be worn while seated in the front, we recommend that you wear it while seated in the back if the car is fitted with them. You are not allowed to use your mobile phone while driving unless using hands free. Children under 12 cannot sit in the front of the car.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Thailand?

    You will be able to find some great offers for cheap car hire in Thailand, and what type of car you want to use will depend on what you plan on doing. If you would like to stay within the city, then we recommend using a compact car or an economy car as they will help you save money and are easier to control, park and manage. If you would like to explore areas outside the city, or travel between cities then consider taking an SUV or 4X4, as the roads can vary a lot, and you may encounter potholes and washouts from the monsoon season. They will also provide more luggage space if you are travelling with a group of friends. Animals cross the road frequently and pedestrians walk along the edge of the road as there are not always pavements. We recommend getting a car with air conditioning as the heat and humidity can get quite strong.

  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Thailand?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Hertz (9.1 rating), Yesaway (8.4 rating) and Budget (8.4 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Thailand.

  • What is the most popular car hire provider in Thailand?

    The most popular car hire company at Thailand is Hertz. With prices on ECONOMY starting at £11/day about 222% more people book with Hertz than other companies in the country.

  • What is the cheapest city to get a rental car in Thailand?

    When visiting Thailand, it is typically cheapest to hire your car in Surat Thani where rental cars typically will cost around £15/day (37% less than the country average). The absolute cheapest car hire price in Thailand was found in Pattaya for just £12/day.

  • What side of the road do you drive on in Thailand?

    Cars in Thailand are to be driven on the left side of the road.

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Small car hires in Thailand

Find small car hire deals in Thailand from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car hires in Thailand cost an average of £12 per day. Price data was last updated on 25 July 2024.
Hyundai i10£11/day
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Hyundai i10
Toyota Aygo£11/day
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Toyota Aygo
Toyota Aygo£11/day
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Toyota Aygo

Car hires by fuel type in Thailand

Browse car hires by fuel type in Thailand. Currently, Petrol/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in Thailand. Deals were last updated on 25 July 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Thailand. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Petrol/Diesel being the cheapest (£15+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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