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Embark on Your Phuket Adventure with Rhino Car Hire

The largest of Thailand's islands, Phuket is well worthy of it's name – the Pearl of the Andaman Sea, there is something for everyone there and it is a wonderful place to relax after spending a hectic few days in Bangkok as many visitors do. Rhino Car Hire can set you up with a vehicle on arrival at Phuket International Airport, check out our current car rental rates below or request a quote using our search box above. 
 

So start planning your travel in Phuket, Thailand’s largest island, known for its stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife, and rich cultural heritage, with the personalized and flexible car hire services from Rhino Car Hire. Phuket is a gateway to a variety of experiences – from serene temple visits and bustling market explorations to adventures in nearby rainforests and islands. With Rhino Car Hire, seamlessly transition from the sandy shores and bustling streets of Phuket to the tranquil beauty of its hidden gems and surrounding landscapes.

Rhino Car Hire in Phuket provides a stress-free travel solution with a straightforward booking process, a wide selection of vehicles to fit all travel styles and budgets, and transparent pricing to ensure your car hire experience is affordable and hassle-free. Our dedication to superior customer service and comprehensive rental packages ensures that your Phuket journey will be as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible.

Hiring a car and driving in Phuket is a popular option for many tourists who want to explore the island at their own pace. However, it's essential to be aware of some key aspects before hitting the road. Here's what you need to know:

 
  1. Drive on the Left: Like the rest of Thailand, traffic in Phuket moves on the left side of the road.

  2. International Driving Permit: If you're a tourist, you'll need an International Driving Permit (IDP) alongside your home country's driving license to rent and drive a vehicle in Phuket.

  3. Traffic Conditions: Traffic can get congested in Phuket, especially in Patong and Phuket Town during peak hours. It's also busy during the high tourist season, which is from November to April.

  4. Road Quality: Main roads in Phuket are generally in good condition. However, smaller roads, especially those leading to more secluded beaches or viewpoints, can be steep, winding, and sometimes potholed. It's essential to drive cautiously.

  5. Motorcycles and Scooters: They are ubiquitous on Phuket's roads. Always check your mirrors and blind spots, especially when turning or changing lanes, as they often weave through traffic unpredictably.

  6. Parking: In popular tourist areas like Patong, Kata, and Karon, finding parking can be challenging, especially during high season. However, many hotels, restaurants, and attractions provide parking areas.

  7. Speed Limits: The speed limit in towns is usually 50 km/h, while outside urban areas, it's between 60-90 km/h. Always adhere to posted speed limits.

  8. Alcohol and Driving: Thailand's alcohol limit for drivers is 0.05%. However, it's always best to avoid alcohol entirely if you plan on driving. There are regular police checkpoints, especially during festive seasons.

  9. Police Checkpoints: You might encounter occasional police checkpoints. Always have your driving documents, including the rental agreement, at hand.

  10. Petrol Stations: There are plenty of petrol stations in Phuket, offering both gasoline and diesel. Make sure you know which type your rental car requires.

  11. Car Rental: When renting a car inspect the car for any existing damage and photograph it to avoid disputes when returning the car.

  12. Road Etiquette: Thai drivers tend to be patient and less aggressive than in some other countries, but always be prepared for the unexpected. Horn honking is infrequent and usually serves as a polite reminder rather than a sign of aggression.

  13. Navigation: While road signs in tourist areas are often in both Thai and English, having a GPS or a smartphone with navigation apps (e.g., Google Maps, Waze) can be very helpful.

  14. Safety First: Always wear seat belts and avoid using phones while driving unless you have a hands-free system.

Embark on your Phuket adventure with the convenience and freedom provided by Rhino Car Hire. Book your vehicle today and prepare for a journey filled with scenic beauty, cultural discoveries, and unforgettable beachside relaxation in Thailand’s tropical paradise.


Current Rental Rates in Phuket

Toyota Yaris

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 33.86 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 237.04 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Vios

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 36.93 EUR/day
Toyota Vios

7 Days rental at 258.56 EUR from 24/01/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Hilux

2 Adults, 2 Doors

From 36.93 EUR/day
Toyota Hilux

7 Days rental at 258.56 EUR from 24/01/2022

  10 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Phuket: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Island Exploration: Drive around the island at your own pace, visiting famous beaches like Patong, Kata, and Karon, as well as less crowded spots like Nai Harn and Mai Khao.
  • Cultural Sites: Visit significant landmarks such as the Big Buddha, Wat Chalong, and Old Phuket Town to immerse yourself in the island’s history and culture.
  • Natural Wonders: Use your rental car to access stunning viewpoints, national parks, and waterfalls, offering breathtaking landscapes and outdoor activities.
  • Culinary Adventures: Explore Phuket’s culinary scene, from street food stalls to upscale restaurants, sampling local Thai delicacies and international cuisines.
  • Island Hopping: Drive to the piers and take day trips to nearby islands such as Phi Phi Islands, James Bond Island, and Coral Island for snorkeling, sunbathing, and exploring.

 

Phuket - Popular Destinations

  • Phang Nga Bay: Approximately 60 km from Phuket - Famous for its limestone cliffs and emerald-green waters, offering kayaking and sightseeing opportunities.
  • Khao Lak: Roughly 100 km north of Phuket - A serene beach destination ideal for relaxation and access to Similan Islands’ diving sites.
  • Krabi: About 160 km east of Phuket - Known for its stunning beaches, clear waters, and the iconic Railay Beach and Ao Nang area.

Our Most Popular Rated Local Car Rental Suppliers from Phuket

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Phuket car hire information

  • 8.6/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    National Direct
  • € 237.02
    Average price:
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  • € 33.86
    Best Price:
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  • 3
    Most Popular Type:
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  • 1
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Altis
  • 10
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day in Phuket

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