Phuket City car hire

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Cheap car hire in Phuket City

EconomyR436/day
CompactR529/day
IntermediateR545/day
StandardR620/day
Full-sizeR951/day
Full-size SUVR1 415/day
Passenger vanR785/day
Compact SUVR972/day
Intermediate SUVR1 144/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Phuket City

  • One of the most exciting aspects of any trip abroad is exploring the countryside. This is especially so in Phuket City because of its vibrant surroundings. However, if you truly want to get out and explore, then driving your own vehicle is the best means to get off the beaten path car, as the only other options in the city are taxis, buses, or tuk tuks.
  • Excited to begin your trip in Phuket City? If so and you are planning on renting a vehicle during your time in the city, Phuket International Airport’s hire car counters can be found in the Arrivals Hall.
  • Drivers new to Phuket City should make sure to keep their eyes peeled for any animals or pedestrians crossing the road suddenly. In the case of animals, there are many strays located in the outskirts of the city that often enjoy sunbathing by the road, so be cautious when driving. In terms of pedestrians, Phuket City is a lively town (especially at night), so many pedestrians will be out and about.
  • Rush hour in Phuket City is luckily not nearly as severe as it is in Bangkok. On a normal day, the morning rush hour is a mere hour long and lasts from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. during the work week. However, the afternoon and evening rush hour is somewhat more severe and it generally starts at around 4:00 p.m. and then tapers off at around 7:00 p.m.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Phuket City for R1 033 or less
  • Book your car hire in Phuket City at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Phuket City are around 43% more expensive than airport locations on average

Phuket City car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in Phuket City 
HamadJul 2023
Better to rent small car because most of the roads are narrow
Verified travelerMay 2023
Try to avoid rush hours. Make sure you have a parking spot at your hotel. Relax, don't drink and drive!

FAQs about hiring a car in Phuket City

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Phuket City?

    Phuket City’s streets are, for the most part, large and well maintained. Drivers should have no issues driving all sorts of vehicles, from SUVs and trucks to sedans and compacts. If you plan on exploring the countryside, it may even be advantageous to have a larger vehicle. In the city, however, some of the streets can get narrower, so larger cars may have to stop at times to let other cars pass. Large cars are popular in Thailand, though, so drivers shouldn’t have any problems.

  • What’s the speed limit in Phuket City?

    Speed limits in Phuket City and Thailand are set at four general standards. Specifically, 50 km/h (31 mph) in dense urban and residential areas, 80 km/h (50 mph) on larger roads in built-up areas, 90 km/h (56 mph) outside of built-up areas, and 120 km/h (75 mph) on motorways.

  • Where are the best places to park in Phuket City?

    For the most part, parallel streetside parking is the most common option available to drivers in Phuket City. Additionally, drivers can expect most businesses and restaurants to have their own private parking. Aside from those two options, there are some parking lots and garages in the city, but they are not too common as streetside parking is so amply available.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Phuket City?

    On average a car hire in Phuket City costs R1 033 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Phuket City?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Hertz (R436/day), Budget (R529/day) and Drive Car Rental (R620/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Hertz 211/2 Maikhaw 83110 (27 kilometres from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Phuket City?

    The average price of fuel in Phuket City is R88,68 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 064 and R1 419, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Phuket City?

    Full-size (Class Full-size SUV or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Phuket City.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Phuket airport (HKT)?

    The only car hire company onsite at Phuket airport is Thrifty.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Phuket airport (HKT)?

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

  • How can I find car hires near me in Phuket City?

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

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Phuket City?

    A Full Size car hire in Phuket City costs R3 252 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular car hire location in Phuket City?

    In Phuket City, cars are most frequently hired at Drive Car Rental 22/1 Moo 6, Maikhaw,Talang, Phuket - International Terminal Gate 6 (27 km from city centre ).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Phuket City?

    On average a car hire in Phuket City costs R7 232 per week (R1 033 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Phuket City?

    On average a car hire in Phuket City costs R30 995 per month (R1 033 per day).

Phuket City car rental reviews and directory

Drive Car Rental

10,0

Wonderful

1 review
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Phuket City

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Locations in Phuket City

22/1 Moo 6, Maikhaw,Talang, Phuket - International Terminal Gate 6

+66 84 700 4387

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
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Phuket Patong Downtown Holiday Inn Hotel 52 Taweewong Rd.,Patong,Kratu, Phuket

+66 847 004 386

Monday08:00 - 20:59
Tuesday08:00 - 20:59
Wednesday08:00 - 20:59
Thursday08:00 - 20:59
Friday08:00 - 20:59
Saturday08:00 - 20:59
Sunday08:00 - 20:59
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10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2021

KAYAK
Really smooth experience. Will rent again with them

1 out of 1

Avis

9,6

Wonderful

5 reviews

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Phuket City

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Patong Beach,baumanburi Htl

Monday07:30 - 19:00
Tuesday07:30 - 19:00
Wednesday07:30 - 19:00
Thursday07:30 - 19:00
Friday07:30 - 19:00
Saturday07:30 - 19:00
Sunday07:30 - 19:00
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Phuket Airport

Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday07:00 - 21:00
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2,0 Poor

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Hi, I recently used Avis Phuket Airport services from 17/01/2018 to 21/01/2018 and was unfairly charged 3,210THB for having dogs in my vehicle. The reason this was unfairly charged is because I merely transported the dogs from Soi Nai Yang 13 (Avis car pick up location) back to Phuket Airport to arrange a taxi for my maid and dogs to be transported to my hotel. The dogs were kept in their cage at all times and the travel was less then 2km back to the airport. Below are reasons why this is unfairly charged and hence my dispute. 1. The Avis staff members who picked us up from Phuket Airport to Soi Nai Yang 13 in the van saw the dogs and did not inform us dogs are not allowed. If they had informed me at the airport, I would have got my maid and dogs to travel together via taxi. 2. Upon arrival to Soi Nai Yang 13 I was rudely informed that no dogs are allowed. This is no problem as I would arrange a taxi for them. The Avis staff pointed out a taxi driver across the road. I went to the taxi driver and showed him the address of my hotel. The taxi driver could not understand English and after asking another driver he could not work out the location of my hotel. From here I am left with no choice but to transport my maid and my dogs back to Phuket Airport in the Avis rental car to arrange a taxi from Phuket Airport. 3. I had arranged my Avis car through Kayak and the terms and conditions did not say no dogs are allowed. Further on your Avis Global website it states that Avis does not have strict pet policy and to ensure vehicle is returned in clean condition. 4. Lastly, when I had returned the vehicle, the staff mentioned I had dogs in my vehicle. I had informed her that I only drove them to the airport for taxi. Then she said “ok no problem”. Why did she not inform me about the additional charge? In conclusion, I had merely transported my maid and my dogs from Soi Nai Yang 13 back to Phuket Airport to arrange for taxi as I had not been informed prior by the Avis pick up staff at the airport. For less than 2km travel and car returned in clean condition (see pictures), I have been unfairly charged 3,210THB. Please have my money returned. Thank you.

5,2 Fair

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I purchased the added insurance from Kayak, so I didnt have to get it from Avis. Avis didnt understand what it was and made up buy it again from directly. Very disappointing experience. I did attempt to call the insurance provided directly, but there phone lines were busy. Waited for 20 mins then hung up.

Cons:

Avis dropped us off at our resort, instead of back at the airport. It was only an extra 5min different, but we appropriated they willingness.

5,2 Fair

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

The Toyota Vios i was assigned was old (150K km), the front tyres were nearly bald, car was full of scratches, headlamps weren't even bright and filthy! Steering wheel was sticky and ... the list goes on. Shall stop before i lose my lunch. The thugs operating the garage obviously won't be interested to give you a replacement.

1 out of 1

Hertz

8,7

Very Good

6 reviews

Cleanliness

9.7

Comfort

9.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.2

Value for money

9.7

One location in Phuket City

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211/2 Maikhaw

+66 85 917 9905

Monday08:00 - 20:59
Tuesday08:00 - 20:59
Wednesday08:00 - 20:59
Thursday08:00 - 20:59
Friday08:00 - 20:59
Saturday08:00 - 20:59
Sunday08:00 - 20:59
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8,0 Very Good

Jul 2023

KAYAK
Glad we rented a car! Gas mileage was great with Honda City.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
Fair price, good service. It's a little difficult to get from International to Domestic Terminal, especially if you carry a few more bags, we traveled with 2 young kids.

4,0 Mediocre

Jan 2023

KAYAK
The cost was more expensive than what was written on the reservation.

1 out of 1

Sixt

8,3

Very Good

5 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.6

Value for money

8.3

2 locations in Phuket City

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Kamala Beach 333 Moo 3

+66 91 119 9720

Monday08:00 - 20:59
Tuesday08:00 - 20:59
Wednesday08:00 - 20:59
Thursday08:00 - 20:59
Friday08:00 - 20:59
Saturday08:00 - 20:59
Sunday08:00 - 20:59
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Maikhao, Thalang

+66 87 513 3444

Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday07:00 - 21:00
Sunday07:00 - 21:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
The car was clean and tidy well maintained and was good value for money. The staff courteous and very helpful

8,0 Very Good

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Car pickup was easy, terms were well explained. Car return was difficult as the counter opened much later than promised. Luckily I didn't miss my flight because of the delay

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2023

KAYAK
quick,new,clean

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2023

KAYAK
Check out and drop off were super quick

1,9 Poor

Jul 2021

KAYAK
It’s a scam. I was charged 3 times the price that I originally booked it for, and was not told so until It was too late. Never again!! Save yourself and go to hertz

1 out of 2

Budget

7,8

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.5

Value for money

7.7

3 locations in Phuket City

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222 Moo 6 Maikhao

+66 76 327 744

Monday08:00 - 20:59
Tuesday08:00 - 20:59
Wednesday08:00 - 20:59
Thursday08:00 - 20:59
Friday08:00 - 20:59
Saturday08:00 - 20:59
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36/5 Moo 6 Maikao

+66 76 205 396

Monday08:00 - 20:59
Tuesday08:00 - 20:59
Wednesday08:00 - 20:59
Thursday08:00 - 20:59
Friday08:00 - 20:59
Saturday08:00 - 20:59
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Patong Merlin Hotel

+66 76 292 389

Monday08:00 - 20:59
Tuesday08:00 - 20:59
Wednesday08:00 - 20:59
Thursday08:00 - 20:59
Friday08:00 - 20:59
Saturday08:00 - 20:59
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10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Brand new car. No hassle pickup and dropoff

2,0 Poor

Apr 2023

KAYAK
Website said I can rent a car with a debit card. On the pick up time was told I couldn't. Waste of time.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2023

KAYAK
We rented a Fortuner. The ride was very good and it held all our luggage. The stsff wete friendly andhelpful.

2,0 Poor

Jan 2023

KAYAK
Car provided was not part of the Budget fleet but a clapped out pick up truck with dangerously bald tyres

1 out of 2

THAIRENTACAR

6,0

Cleanliness

5.3

Comfort

4.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

6.0

One location in Phuket City

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Locations in Phuket City

Phuket Intl Airport 222 Mai Kwaw Exit 2 International Arrival Meeting Point B

+66 76 351 718

Monday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:5906:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:5906:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 23:59
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10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Simple and quick pick up. Easy return. Car was in good condition with moderate mileage. Good value for money. Most insurance included.

2,0 Poor

May 2022

KAYAK
They had no capability to cancel. They refer you to a page that doesn't exist. Then they do not respond until after your reservation date, and they tell you that you cannot cancel after the reservation date. Even though you were trying to cancel prior.

6,0 Okay

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick pickup

Cons:

Car was in poor tech condition (however what you pay is what you get)

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

This car used very little gas.

1 out of 2

ASAP Car Rentals

5,0

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Phuket City

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211/2 Maikhaw

+66 632 178 798

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2,0 Poor

Jan 2023

KAYAK
Pick up is a nightmare. Spent an hour walking around the airport trying to find someone. The Asap desk is not manned at all.

1 out of 1

Chic Car Rent

10,0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Phuket City

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211/2 Maikhaw

+66 922 742 552

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Yesaway

8,8

Very Good

No reviews available

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

8.2

One location in Phuket City

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Locations in Phuket City

Phuket International Airport (HKT), Mai Khao, Amphoe Thalang, Chang Wat Phuket , Thailand

Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday07:00 - 21:00
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keddy by Europcar

8,4

Very Good

No reviews available

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Phuket City

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222 Tambon Mai Khao

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Thrifty

8,0

Very Good

No reviews available

Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Phuket City

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from R1 033/day

Locations in Phuket City

211/2 Maikhaw

+66 76 328 545

Monday08:00 - 20:59
Tuesday08:00 - 20:59
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Europcar

5,0

Fair

No reviews available

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

5.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.6

Value for money

5.2

One location in Phuket City

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Car Rental Area, Arrival Hall (int)

+66 81 904 6521

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National

8,4

Very Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Phuket City

Locations in Phuket City

22/1 Moo 6, Maikhaw, Talang

+66 2 722 8487

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59

Holiday Inn Resort

+66 84 700 4386

Monday08:00 - 20:59
Tuesday08:00 - 20:59
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Thursday08:00 - 20:59
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Dollar

6,0

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Phuket City

Locations in Phuket City

211/2 Maikhaw

+66 76 328 545

Monday08:00 - 20:59
Tuesday08:00 - 20:59
Wednesday08:00 - 20:59
Thursday08:00 - 20:59
Friday08:00 - 20:59
Saturday08:00 - 20:59
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Sunnycars

No score available yet

4 locations in Phuket City

Locations in Phuket City

222 Moo 6 - Maikao

Opening times not available

36/5 Moo 6, Maikao

Opening times not available

52 Taweewong Rd., Tumbon Patong, Ampher Kratu

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Tambon Mai Hkao, Aumphur Thalang

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Abaa Car Rentals

No score available yet

One location in Phuket City

Locations in Phuket City

211/2 Maikhaw

+66 76 510 388

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Bizcar Rental

No score available yet

One location in Phuket City

Locations in Phuket City

Phuket International Airport

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LuvDrive TH

No score available yet

One location in Phuket City

Locations in Phuket City

93/42 Moo 1 Saku, Thalang, Phuket

+66 91 545 3939

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Runway Car Rentals

No score available yet

One location in Phuket City

Locations in Phuket City

9/10 Naiyang 13/3 alley, Moo 1, Saku subdistrict, Thalang district, Phuket

+66 92 552 0481

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33 travellers who hired a car in Phuket City gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6,0

Car hire locations in or near Phuket City

Good to know

Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Full-size

Average price

R1 033/day

Good deal

R1 033/day

When to book a car hire in Phuket City

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