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You should hire a car in Phuket as it allows you to explore the magnificent island at your leisure, without having to rely on alternative transport methods, such as buses or taxis. For example, if you are based in Phuket City and you want to travel to Ra Wai Beach on the south of the island, it will take you about 30min by car. However, this same journey by bus will take you several hours. Whilst a taxi won’t be that expensive, you might still find it more cost efficient to drive yourself.
When you are driving in Thailand, you will be helped by the fact that cars drive on the same side of the road as they do in the UK. Similarly, the steering wheels in the cars are also on the right of the vehicle. The speed limits in Phuket are also quite similar to that of the UK, so you will know not to go too fast in certain areas. In urban areas, the limit is 50 km/h (31 mph), and in rural areas, you can drive as fast as 90 km/h (56 mph). Due to Phuket not having any motorways, you are not allowed to go faster than the 90 km/h speed limit that has been put in place, and there are speed cameras that enforce this.
When you are hiring a car in Thailand, you need to ensure you meet the minimum age requirements; it’s suggested that you check each agency before you arrive, as their policies are likely to vary. In general, you need to be at least 21 years of age to hire a car in this country. Some agencies may also charge a surcharge if you are under a certain age, whilst other agencies will restrict the type of vehicle you can hire out if you do not meet the age requirements, as they reserve more powerful cars for older drivers.
On average a car hire in Phuket costs R827 per day.
Full-size (Class Full-size SUV or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Phuket.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Yesaway (R413/day), Chic Car Rent (R516/day) and keddy by Europcar (R606/day).
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
On average a car hire in Phuket costs R4 389 per week (R627 per day).
On average a car hire in Phuket costs R18 810 per month (R627 per day).