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Pattaya car hire

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Pick-up locationPattaya
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Hire locations15
Airport locations4

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Pattaya

  • Booking your car hire in Pattaya is an exciting experience, as the roads are always buzzing with movement and energy. Avoid catching public transport that is sometimes unreliable and hard to understand if you are not familiar if the Thai langue. There are some stunning day trips you can go on that are easily reachable by car, such as Koh Lan (Coral Island), which will be a welcome change of pace from the busy beaches of Pattaya. Or head to The Sanctuary of Truth and Thai cultural dance and martial arts performance.
  • A nearby airport to Pattaya is U-Tapao–Rayong–Pattaya International Airport (UTP), which is around 31.2 km away. Collecting your car hire in Pattaya directly from the airport is a convenient choice to get your Thailand adventure started without delays. You'll find the car hire desks are located behind the security checkpoint in the domestic arrivals terminal of the airport. Some Pattaya car hire companies at the airport are specifically geared towards a certain type of car; for example, Wanathana Company Limited specialises in limousines and vans.
  • Driving your car hire in Pattaya can seem like an overwhelming task for inexperienced drivers, but soon you'll get used to the flow of things. Roads are crowded and tend to move forward without taking note of the road lines. You need to look out for motorbikes, scooters and tuk-tuks. There are loads of three-wheel and two-wheel vehicles on the roads weaving in and out of traffic, which can be distracting at times.
  • You'll find that driving close to the city centre, the traffic is highly congested, morning to night. It only slows down in the late evenings around 22:00 and starts up again around 06:00. The road system has a complicated layout and most side roads are not well maintained, and you'll find a lot of local drivers seem to have no regard for the rules of the road.
  • Book your car hire in Pattaya at least 4 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini hire cars in Pattaya are around 48% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Pattaya

  • How much is the price of fuel in Pattaya?

    The average price of fuel in Pattaya is R87,71 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 053 and R1 403, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Pattaya?

    Mini (Class Mini Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Pattaya.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Suvarnabhumi airport (BKK)?

    The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Suvarnabhumi airport to off-airport locations is Hertz.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Pattaya?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Pattaya?

    A Mini car hire in Pattaya costs R838 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Pattaya?

    An Economy car hire in Pattaya costs R524 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Pattaya?

    A Compact car hire in Pattaya costs R847 per day, on average.

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

    Due to the extreme conditions of driving in Pattaya, it's best you pick a small or company car. Smaller cars are easier to manoeuvre in tight spaces, which you'll find on small side streets. Navigating through highly congested traffic jams in a smaller car is also easier, as smaller cars are lighter for the stop-start nature of heavy traffic. Small cars are also easier on fuel consumption in traffic than bigger cars, which will come in handy if you are travelling on a budget.

  • What’s the speed limit in Pattaya?

    When driving your car hire in Pattaya, it might seem like there are no official speed limits, but this is untrue. It's best for you to follow the rules of the roads no matter what other drivers are doing around you, to avoid getting traffic fines. When driving in all major cities, including Pattaya, most roads are 60 km/h. Driving on open roads further from the city centre means reaching speeds of 90 km/h, and you'll be able to reach 120 km/h on motorways and highways.

  • Where are the best places to park in Pattaya?

    Parking on the street in Pattaya can be tricky, as parking zones are not often marked; however, there is a fair amount of street parking available. If you see a parking attendant, they will usually let you know how much parking will be for that stop and for how long you can park there, but typically the on-street parking is free. Heading to a car park might be a bit less daunting. There is a multi-storey car park right in the heart of the Bali Hai area, and there are two car parks at Bali Hai pier. 

Pattaya car rental reviews and directory

Drive Car Rental

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9.0

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9.0

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9.0

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9.0

One location in Pattaya

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212/14-15 Moo 5, Pattaya-North Road, T.Na-klua A. Banglamung Chonburi Thailand.

+66 847 004 385

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8,0 Very Good

May 2023

KAYAK
Good. Suggestions for improvements: 1. Rental price in selectable currencies. 2. Pick-up location map.

1 out of 1

Avis

4,4

Mediocre

1 review

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6.0

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6.0

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2.0

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4.0

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Dusit Resort Pattaya Hotel

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4,4 Mediocre

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was in good shape and fairy clean.

Cons:

After the drop off they asked me for more money. It was 55 Baht more so if you change it to dollars is not much.. But still, I signed a different price at the beginning. I don't think is fair to sign for a set price at the pick up and when you drop it off they tell you that they made a mistake and you have to pay more.. after you used it for the whole day. That'd be my only complain and I am very upset about it because the mistake with the price wasn't my fault. Now I have 2 different charges on my credit card.

1 out of 1

National

10,0

Wonderful

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One location in Pattaya

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212/14-15 Moo 5, Pattaya North

+66 2 722 8487

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Hertz

9,2

Wonderful

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665 Moo 5 Pattaya Naklua Rd

+66 98 282 5615

Monday08:00 - 20:59
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Thrifty

8,9

Very Good

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665 Moo 5 Pattaya Naklua Rd

+66 38 416 648

Monday08:00 - 20:59
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THAIRENTACAR

8,3

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369 1 moo 9 Central road Nongpure Banglamung Chonburi

+66 838 875 252

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The Smile Land Pattaya, 155 Moo.9 Petchtrakul Rd., Banglamung, Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand

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Yesaway

8,3

Very Good

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U-Tapao Pattaya International Airport, 70 Mu 2, Banchang, Rayong District

Monday09:00 - 20:00
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Chic Car Rent

7,3

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345/16, Moo 6

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U-Tapao International Airport

+66 922 740 440

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Europcar

6,9

Okay

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One location in Pattaya

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70, Moo 2, Tambon Phla

+66 632 182 666

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Dollar

5,9

Fair

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665 Moo 5 Pattaya Naklua Rd

+66 38 416 648

Monday08:00 - 20:59
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Sunnycars

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212/14-15 Moo 5, Pattaya-North Road, T.Na-klua A.

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79/1 Moo 6 Sukhumvit Road

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Bizcar Rental

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The Village Shopping Centre, Room No A22 No 383/2 Moo 12

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2 travellers who hired a car in Pattaya gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.9

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Most popular car type

Mini

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