Surat Thani car hire

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Pick-up locationSurat Thani
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Surat Thani

  • Car hire in Surat Thani is an optimal way to explore this city and province in Southern Thailand. The region has many tourist attractions, and having your own hire car will give you the independence to visit them whenever you want, rather than going on guided tours or paying for taxis. You can go snorkelling or diving in coastal towns like Koh Samui or visit the Khao That Pet Wildlife and Nature Education Station, for instance.
  • You'll likely arrive by air at Surat Thani Airport (URT) in the region's Phunphin District. It's a small airport with a single terminal that's easy to navigate. A couple of companies offering car hire in Surat Thani are situated inside the terminal, with others are in the main car park directly across from the airport's exit or in the parkade. The latter are within easy walking distance. If you're unsure how to get to them, simply ask airport staff.
  • Driving in Surat Thani doesn't differ much from the experience in other medium-sized cities, except for the traffic lights. The city has an inordinate number, which slows traffic down quite a bit in the central district. Once you're outside of the city centre itself, the driving is relaxed and the roads are good. The other drivers are very courteous and overall it should be a pleasant experience. Just keep an eye out for the odd speedster taking advantage of the quieter roads.
  • The aforementioned traffic lights make vehicle flow through the centre of the city quite ponderous, so avoid that area if you can. Thankfully, most of the tourist attractions are outside the city centre. Rush hours are particularly congested and are the main reason locals of Surat Thani province avoid the urban area at these times. Take a leaf out of their book and try to do the same. The northwest part of town is a good place to avoid this traffic.
  • Book your car hire in Surat Thani at least 2 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hire in Surat Thani are around 62% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Surat Thani

  • How much is the price of fuel in Surat Thani?

    The average price of fuel in Surat Thani is $7.81 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $94 and $125, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Surat Thani?

    Economy (Honda City or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Surat Thani.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Surat Thani?

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

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Surat Thani?

    An Economy car hire in Surat Thani costs $35 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Surat Thani?

    A Mini car hire in Surat Thani costs $43 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Surat Thani?

    A Standard car hire in Surat Thani costs $44 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Surat Thani?

    Choosing car hire in Surat Thani doesn't require you to take anything special into account, like icy roads or monsoon rains, so choose your vehicle based on the number of people in your party and whether you're going to stay close to the city centre or not. If you're travelling solo or as a couple, a compact economy car will be all you'll need. Families can hire larger sedans or an MPV. If you're visiting on business, a comfortable saloon will be ideal. You won't have to hire anything more advanced like a 4x4 to cope with the roads in the general Surat Thani region outside of the city centre, as they're in very good condition.

  • What's the speed limit in Surat Thani?

    There are various speed limits that apply across Thailand. If you choose a standard passenger vehicle for your Surat Thani car hire, you can drive at 80 km/h in built-up areas, at 90 km/h outside of these and at 120 km/h on motorways. If you want to have some fun and hire a tuk-tuk (motorised rickshaw) for a day rather than use your hire car, you're limited to 45 km/h in built-up areas and 60 km/h outside these. The locals are polite drivers, though, so be respectful of the speed limits.

  • Where are the best places to park in Surat Thani?

    There's plenty of free parking in Surat Thani. Much of it is clustered around the Mueang Surat Thani district, where the car parks are open 24 hours a day. You'll also be able to get free parking in the Phunphin District. Many of the city's attractions also offer free parking, such as the night market at the wharf in the Ko Samui district. You'll find cheap paid car parks near the beaches too – they're free to enter but you pay for your time when you leave. The hotels also have parking areas, and naturally, you should be able to park at yours overnight.

Surat Thani car rental reviews and directory

Drive Car Rental

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8.0

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8.0

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8.0

2 locations in Surat Thani

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42/15 T. Bophut A.Koh Samui

+66 91 320 9960

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79/18 Moo 1 T.Huatoey

+66 91 320 9960

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
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Hertz

8.0

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1 review

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9.0

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9.0

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7.0

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8.0

One location in Surat Thani

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73 M.3, T.huatoey, A.poonpin

+66 77 441 323

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8.0 Very Good

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Everything was great other than drop off experience in Phuket Airport. 1. Hertz parking lot is not clear. I needed to make 2 circles but still couldn't find. I parked finally somewhere suitable for me and went to office in the Airport. 2. Hertz officer asked me to pay for car park cash. I never paid for car parking in airports when I dropped off rental cars before.

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Avis

2.0

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Suratthani Airport

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THAIRENTACAR

7.6

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SURAT THANI AIRPORT 73 Mu 3 Maluan Phunphin Desk in Terminal Arrival Hall 1st Floor

+60 7 744 1027

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Chic Car Rent

7.3

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73 Moo 3, Huatoey, A.Poonpin

+66 632 070 727

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Dollar

6.0

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73 M.3,t.huatoey, A. Poonpin

+66 77 441 323

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Runway Car Rentals

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79/18 Moo 1, Huatoey subdistrict, Phunphin district, Surat Thani

+66 82 641 4470

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Sunnycars

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73 Moo 3, Huatoey, Poonpin

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Thrifty

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73 M.3,t.huatoey, A. Poonpin

+66 77 441 323

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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2 travellers who hired a car in Surat Thani gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.0

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