Phuket car hire

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Cheap car hire in Phuket

EconomyR413/day
CompactR516/day
IntermediateR712/day
StandardR606/day
Full-sizeR682/day
Full-size SUVR880/day
MiniR1 213/day
Passenger vanR1 154/day
Intermediate SUVR761/day
Standard SUVR992/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car in Phuket

  • Take in the picture-perfect Phuket from your very own car hire and explore this island in Thailand at your own speed. Whilst the main roads in Phuket are of good quality, they are also quite steep, so you might find that a 4X4 is more suited to the terrain than a two-wheel drive. If you are planning to stay mainly in the urban areas, then a smaller car would be better suited, as the roads can get very busy and you'll find it better for parking.
  • When you are driving in Phuket, it is very important that you follow the rules of the road to not get into trouble with the local authorities. Drink-driving is a very serious offence in the country, and the police will perform a breath test if they suspect you have been drinking. The legal limit is 0.2-0.5 mg of alcohol per ml of blood, so it’s important you do not drink alcohol prior to getting behind the wheel. It is also essential that anyone in the front seat of the car is wearing a seat belt or they are at risk of being fined. Mobile phones are also illegal to use whilst driving, unless you have a good hands-free kit.
  • When you are driving your hire car in Thailand, it is recommended that you fill up your petrol tank prior to any journey because petrol stations are harder to come by in the more rural areas. There tends to be quite a few petrol stations in urban areas that are open late. However, in the countryside, you might find small booths along the road selling petrol. Unless it’s an emergency, you should try and avoid using these, as the petrol may be substandard and damaging to the engine, leaving you to pick up the bill for any damage caused.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Phuket for R596 or less
  • Book your car hire in Phuket at least 4 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Phuket are around 13% more expensive than airport locations on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Phuket

  • Should I hire a car in Phuket?

    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.

  • What is driving like in Phuket?

    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.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Phuket?

    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.

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

    On average a car hire in Phuket costs R827 per day.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Phuket?

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

  • What is the cheapest car hire company 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).

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

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

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

    On average a car hire in Phuket costs R4 389 per week (R627 per day).

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

    On average a car hire in Phuket costs R18 810 per month (R627 per day).

Car hire directory

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Phuket

    4 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Phuket

    3 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Phuket

    2 Locations

  • chiccarrent

    Chic Car Rent car hire locations in Phuket

    2 Locations

  • drivecarrental

    Drive Car Rental car hire locations in Phuket

    2 Locations

  • national

    National car hire locations in Phuket

    2 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in Phuket

    2 Locations

  • yesaway

    Yesaway car hire locations in Phuket

    2 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Phuket

    2 Locations

  • asap

    ASAP Car Rentals car hire locations in Phuket

    1 Location

  • abaacar

    Abaa Car Rentals car hire locations in Phuket

    1 Location

  • bizcarrental

    Bizcar Rental car hire locations in Phuket

    1 Location

Good to know

Most popular agency

Drive Car Rental

Most popular car type

Full-size

Average price

R627/day

Good deal

R596/day

When to book a rental car in Phuket

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