Car hire Phuket: tour the city in style and at ease with a rental

What you should know before hiring a car in Phuket

Phuket city centre
Phuket International Airport (HKT): 10 mi from city centre

Car hires in Phuket: practical information

Where to rent a car in Phuket

Having a rental car in Phuket is really the best way to get around the island, and the most cost-effective. Pick up a rent car from Phuket Airport. Choose from the usual international brands like Avis, Hertz, National and Sixt. It’s also possible to hire a car in the city centre from local rental companies, which are often cheaper.

Driving in Phuket: parking and other tips



When driving in Thailand, it’s a good idea to do as the locals do. Drive very defensively at first and you’ll notice that most Thais disregard traffic lights and signs and just drive to keep traffic going.

Driving at night in Phuket can be very dangerous. While you may be driving sober, chances are that others are not and accidents happen too frequently.

Road trips from Phuket: what to do, what to see

Phuket to Prom Thep Cape

Prom Thep Cape

Literally “God’s Cape,” this is one of the island’s most remarkable natural landscapes and attracts visitors from all over the world. The high cliffs and spectacular beaches will certainly delight and don’t even get us started on the sunsets!

Phuket to Chalong Bay

Chalong Bay

If you’re interested in going scuba diving while on holidays in Phuket, take your rental car to Chalong Bay. From here, there are several dive spots accessible via local boat. The reefs in this area are extremely healthy and are made up of both soft and solid coral.

Phuket to Khao Sok

Khao Sok National Park

Khao Sok is one of the most beautiful wildlife reserves in Thailand and definitely worth visiting if you’re exploring Phuket. Tours will take you caving, kayaking and even zip lining through forest canopies. There are a ton of leeches here though, so make sure you come wearing socks and trainers.

The best car hire deals in Phuket

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Thai Rent a Car
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Toyota Yaris Mini, 4/5 Door, Auto
National Car Rental
£12 per day Verify
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Nissan March Mini, 2/4 Door, Auto
Thai Rent a Car
£13 per day Verify
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Nissan Almera Economy, 4/5 Door, Auto
Europcar
£14 per day Verify
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Mitsubishi Mirage Mini, 4/5 Door, Auto
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£14 per day Verify
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Honda Brio Mini, 4/5 Door, Auto
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£14 per day Verify
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Honda City Economy, 4/5 Door, Auto
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£15 per day Verify
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Toyata Yaris Economy, 4/5 Door, Auto
Avis
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Toyota Vios Compact, 4/5 Door, Auto
National Car Rental
£19 per day Verify
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Honda Jazz Compact, 4/5 Door, Auto
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Toyota Altis Compact, 4/5 Door, Auto
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Honda Br-v Intermediate, SUV, Auto
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Nissan Terrano Standard, SUV, Auto

Find a cheap flight to Phuket

Turkish Airlinesoutbound: 02-Dec-2019
1 stop (34h45m)
Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airlinesreturn: 10-Dec-2019
1 stop (29h40m)
Turkish Airlines
Emiratesoutbound: 14-Mar-2020
1 stop (24h35m)
Emirates
Emiratesreturn: 21-Mar-2020
2 stops (19h15m)
Emirates
Etihad Airwaysoutbound: 04-Mar-2020
1 stop (27h10m)
Etihad Airways
Etihad Airwaysreturn: 26-Mar-2020
1 stop (17h15m)
Etihad Airways
Air Chinaoutbound: 12-Mar-2020
1 stop (28h55m)
Air China
Air Chinareturn: 30-Mar-2020
1 stop (23h)
Air China
Singapore Airlinesoutbound: 06-Jan-2020
direct (1h50m)
Singapore Airlines
Singapore Airlinesreturn: 10-Jan-2020
direct (1h40m)
Singapore Airlines

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