Car hire at Chiang Mai Airport

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Top tips for hiring a car at Chiang Mai airport

  • Public transport from the airport to central Chiang Mai is cheap but often crowded and subject to schedules which can often be inconvenient. Sitting behind the wheel of a car hire at Chiang Mai Airport (CNX), you own the convenience to travel around the city at your leisure and the flexibility to drive in any direction from the city centre. Mai Jo Golf Resort & Spa offers an afternoon of R&R after a long flight and is approximately 28 km from the airport complex via Route 1367 or, you can visit a few of the shrines in Lamphun, which is about 37 km south via Route 11.
  • You should know that the minimum age for Chiang Mai Airport car hire is 21, but if you use Avis, the minimum age is 23. Additionally, many airport providers will apply surcharges on drivers under the age of 25. There are major agencies (SIXT, Hertz and National) as well as some local ones (Thai Rent a Car, Chic Car Rent and Drive Car Rental) at the airport’s car hire centre. Among the inventory from which to choose are compacts like Toyota Yaris, SUVs including Nissan X-Trail and full-sized saloons like Toyota Camry.
  • The car hire centre at Chiang Mai Airport is located in the Arrivals Area of the terminal building. Once you exit Customs, make a left when you get to the currency exchange counter and walk the length of the hall, past Check-In to the Ground Transport Area; it will be on your right. You can also follow posted airport signs or request directions for an airport employee.
  • Most of the providers serving the airport provide an area for you can return your car hire at Chiang Mai Airport before catching the flight home. Some, like SIXT, also offer alternate return locations if this is a more convenient option. SIXT maintains a dedicated section in the Departures Hall Parking Area, near Exit 1, for returns during regular hours (usually 07:00-22:00 daily). You just have to park the vehicle in one of the spaces, remove all your belongings, and then lock up and hand the keys to an attendant.
  • Book your car hire at Chiang Mai airport at least 3 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car at Chiang Mai airport

  • Which providers are highly rated at Chiang Mai Airport?

    Determining which provider is suitable is often a matter of choice. If you’ve already secured reservations, it’s a moot point, but if you’re looking to hire a vehicle on the fly, then it’s a matter of price, vehicle availability, convenience and customer service. Budget and Hertz are among the top agencies in these categories based on customer reviews.

  • What documentation do I need for car hire at Chiang Mai Airport?

    Australian citizens should have their passport and return ticket in addition to a valid driver’s licence. We always recommend foreign drivers travelling to Thailand hold an International Driving Permit, which is often requested and makes the process smoother. You’ll also need a major credit card or bank debit card for payment; just be sure that the names on the card and driver’s licence are identical, to avoid complications.

  • What are some local road rules I should know before driving a Chiang Mai Airport car hire?

    Cars are driven on the left side of the road, as in Australia. Seatbelts are not required for rear seat passengers, but you should request they do so for safety reasons. When driving a car hire at Chiang Mai Airport and around the city, always use a hands-free mobile device and never operate the vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol. As for speed limits, it is customary to drive at 50 km/h in residential areas, at 90 km/h in rural areas outside the city and at a maximum speed of 120 km/h on highways. The number to dial in case of emergencies is 191.  

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Chiang Mai airport?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Chiang Mai airport to off-airport locations include Avis, Bizcar Rental, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, keddy by Europcar, National, Sixt, THAIRENTACAR , and Thrifty.

Chiang Mai Airport car rental reviews and directory

Europcar

10,0

Wonderful

2 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

9.0

2 locations in Chiang Mai Airport

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202 Mahidol Rd.,haiya, Muang

+66 632 723 773

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Chiang Mai Int Apt Gate 11

+66 63 272 3773

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10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2023

KAYAK
It would be helpful to have better directions for returning the car.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2023

KAYAK
Drop off staff was very kind! Maybe a bigger sign for us to see in the dark!

1 out of 1

Hertz

10,0

Wonderful

2 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Chiang Mai Airport

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60 Moo 3 Airport Road

+66 53 273 011

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10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick pickup and drop off. Car clean and near new. Any bumps and bruises on car where already marked on hire form. Pleased with hire and would hire again.

Cons:

Nil.

1 out of 1

Budget

8,9

Very Good

15 reviews

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

8.7

2 locations in Chiang Mai Airport

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201/2 Mahidol Rd

+66 53 202 871

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Arrival Terminal

+66 53 202 871

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10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

We enjoyed the prompt response of the staff to our requests. We booked the car online half an hour before the pick up. We picked up in the wrong office but they got us the car very quickly. We received detailed info about the car, the rental conditions and insurance before signing the contract. For dropoff, the staff was kind enough to drive us to the airport. Totally recommend.

2,0 Poor

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

NO CAR

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Overall was great ; car condition, price, reliable service, easy & convenient Suggestions ; change location of camera at front glass to avoid blind spots, the car already has gps system then should leave it ready for use, do not block the usage.

1 out of 1

Yesaway

8,8

Very Good

2 reviews

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

9.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.8

Value for money

9.1

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60 Mahidol Rd, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai

Monday07:00 - 23:00
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Sixt

8,5

Very Good

3 reviews

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

9.3

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Sanambin Road, Moo.3,Suthep

+66 87 512 8333

Monday07:00 - 23:00
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Chic Car Rent

8,0

Very Good

2 reviews

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

9.0

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60 Moo 3 Airport Road

+66 922 746 667

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6,0 Okay

Mar 2024

KAYAK
The car is quite old with high mileage.

1 out of 1

Avis

7,8

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

7.0

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Chiang Mai Airport

+66 89 969 8677

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7,6 Good

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes.

Cons:

Make sure to be more careful about scratchs and cracks when Picking up the car.

5,6 Fair

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The effort the lady at the counter made to rectify the problem.

Cons:

I booked an SUV but was given a Toyota Double Cab truck. I was contemplating taking it anyway however the tires were dangerously worn and unsafe to drive so I decided against it. This resulted in an hour delay to change vehicles.

1 out of 1

National

10,0

Wonderful

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Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

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10.0

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Chiangmai Intl Arpt Level 1

+66 53 271 293

Monday00:00 - 00:00
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Drive Car Rental

7,3

Good

No reviews available

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

8.0

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Chiangmai International Airport Arrival hall (Level 1), Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai

+66 84 700 4384

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keddy by Europcar

7,0

Good

No reviews available

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

8.0

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202 Mahidol Rd.,Haiya, Muang, Meet & Greet Serv, Arrival Hall Ext

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ASAP Car Rentals

5,0

Fair

No reviews available

Cleanliness

5.0

Comfort

5.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.0

Value for money

5.0

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60 Moo 3 Airport Road

+66 924 722 525

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THAIRENTACAR

7,6

Good

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Chiang Mai Intl Airport 60 Mahidol Road Arrival hall 1st Floor Exit 1 Domestic Arrival

+60 5 328 1345

Monday08:30 - 18:30
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Dollar

6,0

Okay

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60 Moo 3 Airport Road

+66 53 273 011

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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Abaa Car Rentals

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60 Moo 3 Airport Road

+66 631 904 509

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Bizcar Rental

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Chiang Mai International Airport

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Carify

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One location in Chiang Mai Airport

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60 Mahidol Rd, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai , Thailand

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LOCA MALIN

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Chiang Mai Airport CNX

+66 53 904 188

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Shouqi

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Chiang Mai Int Apt Gate 11

+86 10 6064 1387

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Sunnycars

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Mueang Chiang Mai District

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Thrifty

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60 Moo 3 Airport Road

+66 53 273 011

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VIPCars Recommendation

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Chiang Mai International Airport

+66 2 026 1258

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30 travellers who hired a car in Chiang Mai Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.0

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Most popular car type

Economy