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Car Hire Don Mueang International Airport: Gateway to Bangkok and Beyond

Don Mueang International Airport (DMK), located in Bangkok, Thailand, is one of the world’s oldest international airports and Asia's oldest operating airport. Serving as a hub for domestic flights and low-cost carriers, it's the perfect starting point for travelers looking to explore Bangkok and the rest of Thailand.

Car Hire at Don Mueang Airport: The Key to Convenience

Renting a car at Don Mueang Airport positions you perfectly to dive into the vibrant life of Bangkok or to set off on a road trip to the northern highlands, the beaches in the south, or the cultural landmarks sprinkled throughout the country.

Don Mueang Airport to Your Destination

  • Bangkok City Center: Roughly 25 kilometers south of the airport, depending on your exact destination, it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to reach the heart of Bangkok by car, subject to traffic conditions which can be heavy, especially during peak hours.
  • Ayutthaya: The ancient city of Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is about a 1-hour drive north of Don Mueang Airport.
  • Pattaya: This beach resort city is approximately a 2-hour drive southeast from DMK, known for its nightlife and entertainment.
  • Khao Yai National Park: A drive to this biodiverse national park takes around 3 hours and offers stunning natural scenery and wildlife spotting opportunities.

Road Conditions and Driving Tips

  • Traffic: Bangkok is infamous for its traffic congestion. It’s advisable to avoid peak hours and plan your journeys with traffic in mind.
  • Road Quality: Major highways and roads in and out of Bangkok are generally in good condition, but smaller roads, especially in rural areas, may be less maintained.
  • Tolls: Several expressways and toll roads can be used to bypass heavy traffic. Have some Thai baht ready for toll fees.
  • Driving Rules: In Thailand, you drive on the left-hand side of the road. International visitors should have an international driver's permit along with their valid driver’s license.

Car Rental Policies: Ease Your Journey

When you rent a car at Don Mueang Airport, familiarize yourself with the following policies:

  • Excess and Insurance Coverage: Rental cars typically come with a Collision Damage Waiver and Theft Protection. Check what is covered and consider additional insurance if necessary.
  • Vehicle Selection: From economical compacts for city driving to spacious SUVs for family trips, there’s a range of vehicles to suit your itinerary.
  • Deposit and Payment: A credit card in the driver’s name is usually required for the deposit. Make sure your credit limit is sufficient for the hold amount.
  • Breakdown Assistance: Included with most rentals, providing peace of mind that help is available in case of any car troubles.

One-Way Rentals: Flexibility for Your Travel Plans

For travelers planning to journey across Thailand without returning to Bangkok, one-way rentals can be an excellent option, allowing you to drop off your rental car at a different location. This service provides the ultimate convenience for a diverse travel itinerary.

Conclusion

A car hire from Don Mueang Airport is the start of an unforgettable Thai adventure. Whether you're here to soak in the metropolitan allure of Bangkok or to venture into the country's varied landscapes, a rental car offers the freedom and flexibility to discover Thailand on your terms. Review the 'Important Information' thoroughly to ensure a seamless rental experience and consider a one-way rental to tailor your journey across this captivating land.


Current Rental Rates at Don Mueang Airport

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 26.44 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 185.12 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 26.46 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 185.25 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mitsubishi Mirage

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 26.47 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Mirage

7 Days rental at 185.31 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Haval Jolion

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.03 EUR/day
Haval Jolion

7 Days rental at 266.25 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Don Mueang Airport: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • The airport was first opened in 1914 as a Royal Thai Air Force base
  • It closed in 2006 after the opening of the new Suvarnabhumi Airport
  • It then reopened in response to the calls of airlines unhappy with the new airport
  • Today it’s expanding and hopes to open a new third terminal around 2020-2025
  • Although international, it only serves airports in the Far East

 

Don Mueang Airport - Popular Destinations

Best car rental companies in Don Mueang Airport

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Don Mueang Airport car hire information

  • 9.4/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Budget TH Direct
  • € 185.08
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 26.44
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 7
    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
  • 4
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Yaris
  • 29
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire at Don Mueang Airport

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January€ 48
February€ 47
March€ 41
April€ 42
May€ 37
June€ 29
July€ 31
August€ 30
September€ 29
October€ 29
November€ 58
December€ 57
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January€ 29
February€ 29
March€ 27
April€ 28
May€ 24
June€ 23
July€ 24
August€ 25
September€ 23
October€ 25
November€ 25
December€ 32
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January€ 70
February€ 78
March€ 69
April€ 63
May€ 57
June€ 46
July€ 53
August€ 51
September€ 46
October€ 48
November€ 75
December€ 64
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January€ 58
February€ 56
March€ 47
April€ 49
May€ 47
June€ 38
July€ 44
August€ 42
September€ 42
October€ 40
November€ 70
December€ 65
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April€ 256
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January€ 34
February€ 33
March€ 29
April€ 25
May€ 23
June€ 23
July€ 23
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November€ 44
December€ 43
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January€ 62
February€ 65
March€ 58
April€ 52
May€ 50
June€ 40
July€ 42
August€ 42
September€ 38
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November€ 65
December€ 80
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January€ 64
February€ 53
March€ 49
April€ 54
May€ 40
June€ 37
July€ 43
August€ 42
September€ 39
October€ 40
November€ 41
December€ 46

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