Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Bangkok car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Bangkok.
Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Bangkok car rental.
Some car rental companies in Bangkok which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Budget, National and Europcar
On average a hire car in Bangkok costs RM 87 per day.
The average price of fuel in Bangkok is RM 18.27 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between RM 219 and RM 292, depending on the car size.
Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Bangkok.
Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Suvarnabhumi airport to off-airport locations include THAIRENTACAR, Budget, National, Europcar, Avis, Thrifty, keddy by Europcar, Sixt and Hertz.
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
A Economy car rental in Bangkok costs RM 109 per day, on average.
A Compact car rental in Bangkok costs RM 108 per day, on average.
A Full-size car rental in Bangkok costs RM 232 per day, on average.
In Bangkok, cars are most frequently hired at Budget Arrival Terminal (25 km from city centre ).
On average hiring a car in Bangkok costs RM 608 per week (RM 87 per day).
On average a car hire in Bangkok costs RM 2,604 per month (RM 87 per day).
An economy car is a safe bet when driving in Bangkok, as it will be easier to navigate through the narrow lanes, and also will fit into more of the rather limited parking opportunities. A smaller car will also eat less petrol and be cheaper overall. Always make sure the insurance covers everything and check the car beforehand for scratches.
All speed limits in Thailand are given in km/h, so familiarize yourselfwith the conversion if you’re unfamiliar with the metric system. In the city, usually 50 km/h (31 mph) is allowed and 90 km/h (55 mph) on open country roads. On highways, drivers can speed up to 120 km/h (75 mph).
The average liter of petrol costs approximately 27 Thai Baht (which is about $3.32 per gallon). In Thailand, the attendants at the petrol stations usually refill the tank, so always check everything is set to zero before the refill starts. Often, attendants will also ask passengers to leave the car while the tank is refilled and wait outside for safety reasons.
On-street parking is very limited in Bangkok, but there are parking opportunities in malls or next to parks for a charge. When there is a red, yellow, or white line on the curb, don’t park there, as it is not permitted. If you don’t mind walking for a while to get into the city or taking public transport, parking lots like the Song Phochana Parking are also a good option.