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Car Rental in Thailand

With branch locations in Bangkok, Udon Thani, Hat Yai and other popular cities, Sixt makes it easy to rent a car in Thailand. We offer a large variety of top quality rental cars to accommodate a variety of mobility needs. Scroll through our branch menu and book online at the location that will suit your trip best. Read on below for great ideas on how to make the most of our car rental deals in Thailand.

Rent a Car in Thailand with Sixt

Our Service | FAQs | Driving Tips | Places of Interest | Crossing Borders

Keep reading on down this page to help you plan your trip. We provide great ideas for sightseeing with our suggestions in our Places of Interest section. You can gather useful information on our rental car services and tips for driving with your car rental in Thailand. To ensure the safety of your rental vehicle in Thailand, Sixt rigorously follows standardized international regulations regarding the age and quality of our vehicles. Every vehicle in our fleet is also subjected to mandatory maintenance and regular safety checks.


Our Service

At Sixt, our fleet offers a large selection and wide array of car categories so you can find the perfect model for your travel. We offer affordable rates on leading brand compact cars and sedans, SUVs, sports cars, convertibles and more. Any of our car rental deals in Thailand can be customized according to your requirements. There are numerous add-ons which can be included as you book online. Extras like additional drivers, navigation systems, coverage protections and child seats can help secure you an optimal drive.

Driver's license

All renters and drivers must present a valid driving license and a valid passport upon collection of their Sixt car rental in Thailand.

Age restrictions

Drivers 23 years old and up can rent a car in Thailand with Sixt.

Credit card payments

Paying with a major credit card is the preferred method of payment and Sixt accepts all major credit cards. The payment method must be valid, issued in the name of the driver and be presented at the time of vehicle pick-up. We do not accept any prepaid cards or debit cards.

When booking a prepaid rate, your credit card will be charged before the start of your rental. Any extra costs that occur during the car rental will also be charged to your credit card.

Accidents

In the event of an accident, you can reach the Thailand tourist police 24-hour national call center by dialing 1155. To call the police for a general emergency, dial 191. For ambulance and rescue services, dial 1554. If any damages occur to the rental vehicle fill out the accident report form enclosed with the vehicle documents and immediately alert Sixt during the rental period.


FAQs

What is included in the price?

Can I rent a specific car model?

What documents do I need to rent a car?

Can I pick up a car and return it somewhere else?

Do I have to pay a deposit?


TIP: It is generally cheaper to rent a car at least three months before any high season. Free cancellation up to 24 hours before collection is almost always possible, but is dependent on the chosen tariff.

Driving Tips

National highways connect regions, provinces, and districts and generally are very well-maintained. However, local roads are often filled with unpredictable traffic patterns and motorists so keep a watchful eye on your surroundings and other motorists. If your rent a car Thailand is damaged at all during your trip, you will be responsible for the cost of all repairs. As such, it is recommended to avoid unpaved or unofficial roadways.

Car rental in Thailand driving tips

  • Driving is on left hand side of the road, like in Britain.
  • Speed limits are posted in kilometers per hour.
  • It is very difficult to find parking spaces in large Thai cities. Fortunately, most parking signs are in English.
  • Motorcycles are a common form of transportation for locals. Be aware that they may zip in front of you and cross between cars at a moment's notice.
  • Locals often honk their horns when passing shrines or religious areas.
  • The right-of-way is often given to the largest vehicles.
  • Motorways/express ways connect areas directly in the vicinity of Bangkok, such roads are very congested and require tolls. Be sure to have smaller denominations on hand or pay tolls with M-Pass, an electronic payment system.

Traffic rules and regulations

  • The legal blood-alcohol limit for drivers who have had their license for over 5 years is 0.5 grams per liter of blood.
  • Drivers and front seat passengers are required to wear seat belts.
  • The speed limit on highways is 120 km/h, while towns and cities adhere to a 60 km/h limit.
  • It is illegal to use your mobile phone when driving.
  • It is illegal to park beside red, yellow or a white painted curbs.

Places of Interest

Top 4 architectural sights

  • Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok
  • The Great Buddha of Thailand/The Big Buddha, Ang Thong
  • Phimai Historical Park
  • Old Town Chiang Mai

Bangkok's Wat Phra Kaew, or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, is known as the most sacred temple in all of Thailand. The Great Buddha of Thailand is regarded as the ninth wonder of the world and is the tallest statue in the country. The Phimai Historical Park houses one of the most sacred temples in Thailand and boasts classic Khmer architecture. The Old Town of Chiang Mai is a completely walled in city with markets, hotels and temples to explore.

Top 4 natural sights

  • Thi Lo Su waterfall, Umphang
  • Nam Nao National Park, Chaiyaphum
  • Ko Samui
  • Limestone landscape, Krabi

Umphang's Thi Lo Su Waterfall, located in the Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary, is the largest waterfall in Thailand. Nam Nao National Park is a pristine forest with over 100 species of birds and beautifully preserved jungles and grasslands. The island of Ko Samui produces lush rainforests and sandy beaches, and is perfect for a spa day or a relaxing dip in the Gulf of Thailand. Krabi's limestone landscape consists of breathtaking views, famous cave systems and underground streams.

Top filming locations

"The Beach", released in 2000 and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, was filmed on Phi Phi Leh Island. The movie helps showcase the beautiful beach in Ko Phi Phi Lee as well as other wonderful sites such as Khao Yai National Park.

Blockbuster hit "The Hangover Part II" was released in 2011 and colorfully features the city of Bangkok. Tourists can find spectacular views from the featured hotel, Lebua at state tower. The film also showcases Phulay Bay in Krabi.

Bangkok was also featured in the 2011 film "Elephant White" and the 2013 "Only God Forgives". Both films focus on the urban appeal of Bangkok, featuring the winding roads, walkways and shops that make the city so popular.


Crossing Borders

Cross border rentals are not allowed with our car rental in Thailand, more information can be found on our Rental Information page.


 

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Your benefits with Sixt

  • Sixt Best Price Guarantee
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Free cancellation and reservation changes when you pay on arrival
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  • No credit card fees
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