Driving in Thailand with True Escorts Bangkok – You can do it!
For the avid tourist, traveling throughout Bangkok with one or more True Escorts Bangkok is not too much of a problem. Public transportation sources such as taxis, tuk-tuks, the Skytrain, Subway or motorcycles are all abundantly available throughout the city. But two of the most important considerations for anyone planning to travel outside of Bangkok is how to get around and what do I need to know? Can True Bangkok Escorts show me Thailand? They sure can, but there’s a few things you should know.
Best way to travel outside of Bangkok
Traveling by air, train or bus are typical modes of transportation for arriving at your travel destination within Thailand. If you’re staying in a city, chances are they have some of same transportation options available in Bangkok such as taxis, tuk-tuks, or motorcycles. But if you want to venture with True Bangkok Escorts outside of the “beaten path” of city life, you may want to rent a vehicle. The good news is many rental car companies have branches throughout Thailand and at local airports, so renting a vehicle is a fairly easy option.
The pleasure of having a car and not relying on public transportation can be especially helpful and pleasurable when there are True Bangkok Escorts involved. It also allows you to explore the beauty of Thailand on your own schedule. Discovering some of the remote areas of the country is also much more possible, especially where public transportation is sparse or even non-existent.
What do I need to know?
So, what do you need to know to rent a car in Thailand? Of course, rental car rates differ according to company, dates and times. Having the appropriate drivers license and knowing your insurance options are also important considerations. Finally, knowing what car rental companies are most available in your location and what the procedures is also very helpful information. Can some of your True Escorts Bangkok drive a car? Yes, some do drive. But if you want drive the following are some pointers.
What kind of driver’s license is required?
Driving in Thailand requires that you have either a Thai Driver’s License or an International Driving Permit. Obtaining a Thai Driver’s License requires you to show that you a non-immigrant B Visa and a Work Permit. Since for the average tourist that’s not possible, an International Driving Permit (IDP) is recommended. An IDP can be obtained from the Motor Vehicle Dept. in your home country. It should be carried with you while driving in Thailand along with your passport and visa. Police stops have increased in Thailand under the new government, and not having the proper documents could result in a fine. It’s also not a nice experience for our True Escorts Bangkok.
Watch out for crazy drivers!
Most foreigners can navigate through city streets, sois and even the rural areas of Thailand without too much trouble. Many of the main roads are still in good condition. But it’s avoiding careless and reckless drivers on the road that is Thailand’s current road crisis. There is a complete lack of traffic monitoring and law enforcement by Thai police. Don’t expect to be pulled over for speeding, because there are no police in sight. Therefore, there’s the tendency for many drivers to drive very offensively, NOT defensively. Some foreigners are shocked at the tactics that are used by drivers in Thailand to “get ahead” of everyone else. Those are some of the reasons why Thailand now has the dubious reputation of ranking as the #1 country in the world in traffic fatalities.
Once into the rural areas, there are some other dangers you should be aware of. You’ll find some of the roads are properly lit at night. So, drive slowly! Dogs may be lying in the middle of the road, because they like too! On a dark road they can also be difficult to see. So, proceed carefully. Furthermore, remember if you’re from the US, Thailand drives on the left side of the road, not the right. So, after these warnings you might feel you don’t want to take the risk to drive in Thailand. Therefore, if you are looking for a good package where you don’t have to drive, we recommend TakeMeTour as a good option.
How much does it cost to rent a car in Thailand?
Renting a car in Thailand depends on four factors. Rental car rates tend to vary based upon which rental car company you choose. Also, rental rates are based upon what type and size of car you want. Rental car rates vary as well according to how many cars the car rental company actually has left to rent on that day. Lastly, your rental options may be based upon what companies are available at your location in Thailand. True Escorts Bangkok are trained to help you if you want to rent a car. Sometimes it’s better if a Thai person rents the car.
You can expect international companies like Hertz and National to offer standardized international rental car rates. With other local companies, the rental rate for a small car might start as low as 700THB per day. A larger model can cost as much as 3000THB per day. If you want a luxury car (i.e. BMW) then you may be looking at as much as 10,000THB per day!
It’s always a clever idea to book your car well in advance. Booking in advance may land you a discount on your rental as well. Especially if you plan to rent for an extended period of a week or month. Some websites provide rental rate comparisons. We recommend that you check out one of these sites to book your car online in advance.
What do I have to pay?
When booking your car and receiving your rental rate, you can also expect the standard VAT charge of 7% to be included in the cost. If you return the car past the due date and time, there will be an extra charge of either per hour or for an entire day. Be careful here and check with the rental company in advance for their late return policy. Have our True Escorts Bangkok help you with any language problems here.
You will need to pay a deposit and use your credit card to book your car on site. The deposit will be placed upon your credit card and held until you return, but you will not be charged. You pay the entire amount when returning the car and the deposit is cancelled. A caution here when using your credit card for a deposit. Make sure you have enough balance on your card if you intend to use it on your trip. Or you may find that your deposit “maxed” out your card balance! That’s not a nice experience when traveling with True Escorts Bangkok who are looking to enjoy Thailand at your side!
Here’s a listing of local car rental companies
Thai Rent a Car
This company has been around for several years and is one of the largest in Thailand. Thai Rent a Car rental rates are comparable to international car rental companies. The nice feature about this company is they will deliver the car to you and pick it up as well! They have all models and sizes from budget cars to luxury cars and SUVs.
Chic Car Rent
One of the most reasonable car rental companies is Chic Car Rent. They have many locations in the major cities of Thailand. But airport locations are their major location of business and not in the city. The average rental rate could be as low as 800-900THB per day. But watch out for the deposit on your credit card. It can be quite high (i.e. approx. 20,000THB).
Another well established local company is Bizcar Rental. Branches of the company seem to be easy to find in major cities in Thailand in additon to their airport booths and offices. They offer a large variety of cars from small to luxury to SUVs. Bizcar often runs various promotions that provide reduced rental rates and extra services.
Ezy Rent a Car
So, what if you want to rent a car for a longer period? Which company is the best? We suggest Ezy Rent a Car. There is a three-day minimum rental with this company. Many of their cars are about 5 years old. But the reduction in rental rates is well worth it. Their special insurance policy covers collision and all sorts of problems on the road. Even damage to the key of the car is covered!
Sawasdee Rent a Car
Another long-term rental car company is Sawasdee Rent a Car. You can get some excellent rates for a week or even a month. Cars are kept in excellent condition due to their longstanding relationship with Toyota dealers in Thailand. The insurance policy is First Class which means you are covered for every mishap on the road. The deposit may be the lowest among local companies as well. Minimum rental is a week or a month and their rental office location is at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok.