Chiang Mai car hire

Chiang Mai car hire

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
28 Oct — 4 Nov
Same drop-off
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Thu 28/10
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Thu 4/11
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Chiang Mai car hire information

Pick-up locationChiang Mai
Hire locations24
Airport locations19

Chiang Mai car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Hertz
Best rated
9.4 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Chiang Mai
Hertz
Locations in Chiang Mai
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 10
  • 9.3
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10.0 Excellent16 Dec. 2017
Easy affordable hire.Quick pickup and drop off. Car clean and near new. Any bumps and bruises on car where already marked on hire form. Pleased with hire and would hire again.Nil.
Rated no. 2
Sixt
8.8 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Chiang Mai
Sixt
Locations in Chiang Mai
  • 9
  • 8
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
Recent reviews
From $31/dayRated no. 3
Thrifty
8.8 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Chiang Mai
Thrifty
Locations in Chiang Mai
  • 10
  • 10
  • 8
  • 6
  • 10
Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent3 Dec. 2019
Pick up was super smooth and fast. Car was clean and ready - and had great gas mileage!Attendant at return tried to tell us there was new damage, even though the damage was previously there and clearly marked on the pick-up form. Other than that, everything else was smooth.
From $26/dayRated no. 4
Budget
8.6 Excellent (11 reviews)
2 locations in Chiang Mai
Budget
Locations in Chiang Mai
  • 8.9
  • 8.5
  • 8.7
  • 8.3
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent6 Nov. 2017
Great serviceWe enjoyed the prompt response of the staff to our requests. We booked the car online half an hour before the pick up. We picked up in the wrong office but they got us the car very quickly. We received detailed info about the car, the rental conditions and insurance before signing the contract. For dropoff, the staff was kind enough to drive us to the airport. Totally recommend.
2.0 Mediocre7 Jan. 2017
Didnt get carNothingNO CAR
From $35/dayRated no. 5
Avis
7.8 Good (4 reviews)
1 location in Chiang Mai
Avis
Locations in Chiang Mai
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 7
  • 7
  • 8
Recent reviews
7.6 Good14 Nov. 2019
Yes.Make sure to be more careful about scratchs and cracks when Picking up the car.
5.6 Okay19 Dec. 2016
Wrong Car, Dangerously Worn TiresThe effort the lady at the counter made to rectify the problem.I booked an SUV but was given a Toyota Double Cab truck. I was contemplating taking it anyway however the tires were dangerously worn and unsafe to drive so I decided against it. This resulted in an hour delay to change vehicles.
Sunnycars
3 locations in Chiang Mai
Sunnycars
Locations in Chiang Mai
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ASAP Car Rentals
2 locations in Chiang Mai
ASAP Car Rentals
Locations in Chiang Mai
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From $48/day
Chic Car Rent
Most popular
2 locations in Chiang Mai
Chic Car Rent
Locations in Chiang Mai
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Europcar
2 locations in Chiang Mai
Europcar
Locations in Chiang Mai
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THAIRENTACAR
2 locations in Chiang Mai
THAIRENTACAR
Locations in Chiang Mai
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Abaa Car Rentals
1 location in Chiang Mai
Abaa Car Rentals
Locations in Chiang Mai
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Bizcar Rental
1 location in Chiang Mai
Bizcar Rental
Locations in Chiang Mai
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Dollar
1 location in Chiang Mai
Dollar
Locations in Chiang Mai
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Drive Car Rental
1 location in Chiang Mai
Drive Car Rental
Locations in Chiang Mai
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Chiang Mai
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Chiang Mai
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From $26/day
National
Cheapest deal
1 location in Chiang Mai
National
Locations in Chiang Mai
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Yesaway
1 location in Chiang Mai
Yesaway
Locations in Chiang Mai
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21 travellers who hired a car in Chiang Mai gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.6

Car hire locations in or near Chiang Mai

Good to know

Most popular agency

Chic Car Rent

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$40/day

Good deal

$34/day

When to book a car hire in Chiang Mai

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Chiang Mai

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

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 Chiang Mai 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 Chiang Mai.

Deductible

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 Chiang Mai car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Chiang Mai

  • Chiang Mai is the largest city in the north of Thailand and home to hundreds of Buddhist temples, both in and around the city. Chiang Mai is the gateway to the northern villages of the country, which you can visit by car while using Chiang Mai as a base. When travelling around Chiang Mai, you can easily access the temples and the nearby mountains more conveniently with a Chiang Mai car hire. Car hire in Chiang Mai will give you flexibility for travelling on day trips around the area. Although there is a great bus system, buses can be limiting if you wish to visit different spots in the surrounding areas. Close to Chiang Mai is the highest mountain peak in ancient Thailand, Doi Inthanon, and around the area are national parks and ancient temples. The 13th- and 14th-century temples that are far easier to reach by car include Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, Wat Pha Lat and more.
  • You can find a car hire in Chiang Mai at Chiang Mai Airport (CNX). There are many companies, both local and global, in the main terminal building. The companies include Sixt, Hertz, Europcar, Budget, Chic Car Rental, Bizcar Rental, Thai Rent A Car, Drive and Yesaway. Some of the companies will have on-site car parks, while others must be accessed by an airport shuttle. 
  • Chiang Mai has a lot of traffic both early in the morning and in the evening, and a lot of the streets in the city are one-way streets. A good way to get around is with a GPS navigation system; these can easily be added to your car hire in Chiang Mai. Outside of the city, the local streets are wide and paved and easy to get around.
  • Jaywalking is very frequent in Chiang Mai, and you’ll need to be wary, as pedestrians can cross the road without giving any indication or warning. When driving outside of the city on highways, you’ll need to be careful with U-turns. Areas allowing U-turns are placed every kilometre or so and are always in the fast lane, with high-speed oncoming traffic. In general, it is good to be careful in chaotic traffic.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Chiang Mai for $34 or less
  • Book your car hire in Chiang Mai at least 3 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact car hires in Chiang Mai are around 16% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Chiang Mai

  • Some car hire companies in Chiang Mai which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Thrifty, Budget and National

  • On average a hire car in Chiang Mai costs $40 per day.

  • The average price of fuel in Chiang Mai is $5.85 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $70 and $94, depending on the car size.

  • Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Chiang Mai.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Chiang Mai airport include Chic Car Rent, Thrifty, Budget, National and Avis.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Chiang Mai airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Budget, National and Avis.

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

  • A Compact car hire in Chiang Mai costs $29 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Chiang Mai costs $34 per day, on average.

  • In Chiang Mai, cars are most frequently hired at Budget Arrival Terminal (3 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Chiang Mai costs $277 per week ($40 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Chiang Mai costs $1,186 per month ($40 per day).

  • When driving in Chiang Mai, we recommend a compact car, such as a Nissan Almera, Honda Fit or something similar, for ease of accessibility, parking and driving through narrow and busy streets.

  • In Chiang Mai, the speed limit is determined by which area you are driving in or the type of road. In the city and towns, the default speed limit is 60 km/h; this increases to 90 km/h when you’re in the country; and on the motorways, you can reach up to 120 km/h.

  • In Chiang Mai, the average fuel prices are around ฿ 35 (A$ 1.46) per litre. We recommend leaving a bit of fuel in the tank and not letting it run out completely. This is because many petrol stations close in the evening, and if you’re on a road trip, you will need to be prepared in case you end up visiting the attractions longer than you had previously anticipated.

  • Street parking in Chiang Mai is difficult to come by, as the spaces fill up quickly in such a busy city, especially around the Old City. However, there are several car parks aside from your hotel parking. In general, parking in Thailand is either free or you will pay a very small fee. There are several small areas around Chiang Mai city, such as Paiboon Car Park, Warorot Market, Banthai Village Parking Lot, Raming Lodge Carpark, Malarat Car Park as well as many small, unnamed car parking areas.