|Pick-up location||Koh Samui|
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 Koh Samui 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 Koh Samui.
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 Koh Samui car rental.
One car hire company which has updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected is Thrifty
On average a hire car in Koh Samui costs $25 per day.
The average price of fuel in Koh Samui is $5.88 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $70 and $94, depending on the car size.
Full-size (Ford Explorer or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Koh Samui.
The only car hire company onsite at Ko Samui airport is Thrifty.
The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Ko Samui airport to off-airport locations is Thrifty.
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
A Full-size car hire in Koh Samui costs $63 per day, on average.
On average hiring a car in Koh Samui costs $176 per week ($25 per day).
On average a car hire in Koh Samui costs $753 per month ($25 per day).
If you plan on sticking to the coastal roads around popular resorts like The Passage Samui Villas & Resort or Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort, then a compact car may be all you need. However, if you’d like to venture inland to explore Namtok Tar Nim & Magic Garden, Wat Khunaram temple or waterfalls like Tartan Waterfall or Mountain Waterfall, then a 4X4 may be a better option. This will make the steep inland roads a lot easier. If you’ll be exploring the coast more extensively, a 4X4 will also help with sandy tracks and difficult sections of road.
In the built-up areas of Koh Samui, you may find speed limits of 40 km/h, 45 km/h or 60 km/h. You’ll probably also notice that many of the locals don’t stick to these limits. However, when you’re getting car hire in Koh Samui, it’s essential to follow all posted speed limits. Once you’re on major roads like Route 4169 or Route 4170, the speed limit can get up to 90 km/h or more. However, the condition of these roads and traffic density varies greatly, so it’s important to keep an eye out for signs and drive to the conditions.
Fuel prices in Koh Samui can vary quite substantially, with lows of around ฿ 24 (A$ 1.02) per litre and highs of around ฿ 35 (A$ 1.50) per litre. At most of the service stations, you will find friendly attendants who will fill up the tank for you. To ensure you get a fair price, it’s a good idea to remind yourself of the average price per litre and keep an eye on the gauge as your tank is filling up.
For the most part, parking is free in Koh Samui, and since there generally aren’t any traffic wardens, people tend to park wherever they can fit in. This can make it difficult to find a parking spot in high-traffic areas, like Chaweng Noi Beach. At some of Koh Samui’s most popular attractions, like Grandfather's Grandmother's Rocks, you may have to pay a small parking fee. However, it’s rarely more than around ฿ 20 (A$ 0.85).