Renting a car in Bangkok is easy with a host of international and local rental companies providing services. A valid passport, credit card and a driving license at least a year old is required to hire a car. Cars cannot be rented under 21 years.
While making a reservation, it is important to know what type of insurance is included in the rental. It is also better to choose an option which provides unlimited mileage. Rates typically include a 7% VAT, unlimited mileage, additional driver charge, insurance and 24 hours roadside assistance. Prices vary from 1600B to 2500B a day.
Major international rental companies like Hertz, Budget and Avis have offices in Bangkok and most of them have the option of picking up the car at the airport or a downtown area. From limousines to standard economy cars and SUVs there is a wide range of options to choose from.
Cars are available both with and without chauffeurs and can be hired for travelling to different destinations within the city and nearby areas like Pattaya, Chiang Mai, Suphanburi, etc. If hiring a chauffeur overtime rates apply.
The most common brands available are various models of Toyota and Honda including SUVs, sedans and small cars. Child seats and GPS are available on request which usually cost extra.
Driving in Bangkok can be a little tricky for the uninitiated as there are a large number of motorcycles which appear all of a sudden. If hiring a car with a chauffeur, local companies are better as they are cheaper but equally reliable. Bangkok follows a right hand drive.
If we visit Bangkok in the mid December is it worth it? Can we friends have fun at that point of time? And what can we do over there and where all can we visit? And do we get any tour guides to show us the entire place?
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