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        Find great car hire deals in Thailand

        By comparing prices with all major car rental companies in Thailand we can provide the best offers. With our selected partners you will not only find great deals but also car hire companies that provide excellent customer service and quality cars. Find a wide range of deals for economy, compact and luxury cars in Thailand. You can compare cheap prices in Thailand in simple steps. No hidden fees and 24/7 customer support. Car rental with Unlimited Mileage, Theft Protection, and CDW insurance included in the prices. 

        What to keep in mind when renting a car in Thailand

        The minimum age to rent a car is 21 years old and with some suppliers for people over 75 years of age, this can be different between car categories. Young driver surcharges may apply to many car rental companies for people under 21 years of age. Different vehicle groups have different driver age restrictions, which are automatically applied to all online rental searches. If you have entered your correct age and the online search results in a specific vehicle group, you are eligible to rent it. Please note that the same restrictions apply to all additional drivers. This information is visible in the search engine with Orbit Car Hire. Accidents are something we do not control, therefore it is important to keep in mind what kind of coverage you have. At Orbit Car Hire, you can buy additional coverage so you can travel around Thailand without worry. In Thailand, you drive on the right side of the road. For the countries that drive on the left lane, this can be confusing but good to know before you begin the journey.

        Find a cheap car hire deal in Thailand

        Book a cheap car in Thailand and explore all of what the country has to offer. A great way to find a car for a low price is to book in advance. At Orbit, we have made agreements with some of the best international and local companies for you to compare low prices for all seasons. By doing this you are not only able to find cheap prices but also quality service to make your experience unique. 

        Looking for a rent a car for pleasure or business? With our search engine you can find low prices for all categories from economy to luxury, mini-vans to SUV's so you will be able to find the car that suits your trip. The search engine at the top you can enter the pick-up and drop-off locations in the country whether you are looking for a one-way trip or rent a car at an airport location. You will find low prices in the search engine with no hidden fees, filter your preferred transmission type. Book online and help you with our customer support team by phone, email, or Live Chat. 

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        Best ways to travel to Thailand

        Thailand has two major airports in Bangkok and Phuket. Both airports are International airports, and all airlines in Asia fly to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. This ensures that the prices of airline tickets to Bangkok are very reasonable and the service is very good. There are also other international airports in Hat Yai, Krabi, Ko Samui and Chiang Mai, but these are only served by planes from Southeast Asian countries.

        Information about Thailand

        Go around the entire Indochina Peninsula with a car hire in Thailand. There are plenty of availabilities if you begin your journey in this exciting Southeast Asian country; exotic wildlife, amazing landscapes and rich culture are at your feet. Pick up your car hire in the vibrant city of Bangkok and move around this notoriously sprawling city in style. You can Pick up the car directly at  Suvarnabhumi Airport or Don Muang Airport, both of which are located in Bangkok. Bangkok is known for its vibrant nightlife, spicy cuisine and is the gateway to the South Pacific. Do not miss the Grand Palace, the adjacent Wat Pho temple or the picturesque Wat Arun temple complex. For a taste of idyllic white sands and crystal clear waters, head south to Phuket, where you'll find a number of the best beaches and islets such as the world-famous Ko Phi Phi Islands. With your hired vehicle, you can also discover the mysterious city of Chiang Mai, complete with glittering temples, historic trade routes and lush countryside views.

        Why hire a car in Thailand? 

        To Rent a car means you are independent and free to explore all the beautiful and hidden places of Thailand. You can get a car at Suvarnabhumi Airport; in Bangkok and Samut Prakan, Chang Mai International Airport, Phuket International Airport, Samui International Airport, Krabi International Airport or in Surat Thani International Airport. With Orbit, you will be able to hire a car in Thailand or anywhere in the world. With cheap prices, we make your trip even better. Book a vehicle for your next trip to our site. We offer great deals and transparent prices with no hidden extras. On our easy-to-use website, you can choose the right vehicle for your trip to Thailand.

        Fun facts about Thailand

        Car Hire in Thailand

        • Thailand has three seasons- wet, cool and hot. Normally there are 6 months of rain, 3 months of dry, cool temperatures and 3 months of heat each year.
        • The higher you raise your hands during the Wai salute, the more polite is. It represents the status of the person you are greeting. 
        • Tuk-tuk is an open, three-wheeled vehicle, originated in Thailand and is a common mode of transportation in Bangkok. The name "tuk-tuk" is an onomatopoeia imitating the sound of the 2-stroke engines commonly used in these vehicles.
        • There are about 35,000 temples in Thailand. Remember that modest clothing is required to visit these sacred sites.
        • Muay Thai is the national sport in Thailand and is what football is to the United States or football is to Europe. Muay Thai fighting is even considered sacred.

        One Way Rental in Thailand

        When finding offers through Orbit and its top brands, you can pick up the car at one location in Thailand and return to another location. A one-way fee may apply, and they are included in Orbit Car Hire deals when searching for a one-way trip. Our car rental companies in Thailand do not offer to return the car in another country, however, you can find domestic one-way rental options.

        What travel adapter do I need for Thailand?

        Most electrical outlets in Thailand support one of three different types of plugs, type A, B and C. However, there are still some older buildings that only support two plugs (type A and C).

        Although you do not have to worry about this as most modern hotels use outlets that support both two-pin and three-pin (grounded) plugs, it's best to have an adapter with you that will allow you to use the two-pin outlets, just in case. 

        Do you have to tip in Thailand?

        Tip about 10% of the bill, and round up as you would at home. If you are eating at an upscale restaurant and the bill is higher, you can ignore the 10% rule and tip based on the experience, but at least 100 baht. Always check the bill and see if a service charge has been added. If a service charge has been added, you do not need to tip.

        Would you tip if you had a not-so-good waiter at home? Yes, you would probably tip, but you would just tip less. If you had a great waiter, you would tip a little more. And if you had a terrible waiter and a terrible dining experience, you probably would not tip. The same goes for tipping in Thai restaurants.

        Most popular cities in Thailand

        Most popular destinations in Thailand

        1. Bangkok

        2. Phuket

        3. Chiang Mai

        4. Ko Samui 

        5. Krabi

        6. Surat Thani

        1. Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport 

        2. Airport Bangkok Don Muang

        3. Phuket Int. Airport

        4. Chiang Mai Int. Airport 

        5. Samui International Airport 

        6. Krabi Airport 

        My Booking

        What you need to know about renting a car

        How do you make a booking with Orbit Car Hire?

        You can easily book your vehicle with Orbit Car Hire. First, you must choose the date and location of your rental in our booking form. In the next step, you can pick the vehicle you want from the list. After filling out the personal information form, there is a step where you choose the payment method and fill in your credit card information. Finally, you can print out your voucher needed at pick-up time.

        What are the charges for security deposits?

        Every car rental has a security deposit policy. You will find the information about the security deposit while booking the vehicle or on your voucher. 

        What if I would like to change my booking?

        If you need to change the booking you made through Orbit Car Hire. Don't hesitate to contact our customer support team at or by phone at +44 20 8089 0089. You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information, please read the Terms of Use. 

        How do I cancel my booking?

        You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information, please read the Conditions of Use. Our customer service team will address your requests in due time:

        When do I pay for the rental car?

        You pay a small deposit when making the booking as a guarantee. The remaining balance is paid when you pick up your rental vehicle. Please keep in mind that the payment at the counter is paid in local currency. 

        What is included in the price?

        Most of the reservations made by Orbit Car Hire include unlimited mileage, local tax, mandatory fees, and collision damage waiver. In steps 1 and 2 in the booking process or on your voucher, you can see all the details about your booking inclusions.

        Are there any hidden fees?

        There are no hidden charges! All mandatory surcharges and fees are presented in the 3rd step of the booking process and our Terms and Conditions. Please note that additional charges may apply for some rentals in the case of:

        • Out-of-hours surcharge (when picking up the vehicle outside of office hours),
        • One-way fee (when returning the vehicle at a different location),
        • The service charge for fuel (prepaid fuel policy),
        • Young/senior driver fee (the car hire company sets this condition and is usually not about the regulation of the specific country),
        • Excess and deposit amount (before hiring, you need to ensure your credit card limit is high enough for the deposit amount to be blocked, which usually equals the excess amount or higher).

        We advise our clients to read the Terms and Conditions carefully before the rental to avoid surprises. Our knowledgeable customer service agents will gladly help you with any questions via phone, email, or live chat during our opening hours.

        What is a voucher, and why do I need it?

        A voucher is a document that confirms your booking, the price, and the payment of your booking. Having your voucher with you at the time of pick-up is mandatory. If you do not have the voucher at the pickup, the vehicle provider may refuse to release the vehicle to you or change the rental price.

        What is an airport or premium location fee?

        A Premium location/airport fee is a fee that covers the location service costs. This fee is usually included in the price but may still occur at some locations and is charged locally.

        What is Premium Coverage, and how does it work?

        Premium Coverage is an optional service by Orbit Car Hire that, if accepted, covers your financial accountability for damage or theft to the hired vehicle. This is not insured with a car hire company that reduces the excess amount, but a cover refunds you if the car hire company charges you for damage or theft. With this option, you will be reimbursed up to 3000 EUR. You can read the Terms and Conditions or contact us for more information.

        How do I find cheap car hire online?

        Prices vary frequently. Booking a car 3 to 8 weeks before your desired pick-up date is best - this will ensure you get the cheapest rental rate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find cheap last-minute car hire. 

        How many countries do you compare to?

        We at Orbit Car Hire compare car hire prices in over 140 countries, including popular destinations within Europe such as Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Iceland, Croatia, Malta, France, Slovenia, and Germany. 

        What currency should I use to pay for the car?

        You can pay the confirmation fee on Orbit's page in EUR, GBP, ISK and USD. When you pick up your car hire, you will pay the remaining balance in the currency of the pickup country. 

        Can I rent a car from inside the terminal?

        You can hire a car from inside the terminal. When you compare our offers, you can filter "In Terminal" to see all the offers we have that are inside the terminal. 

        What is the cheapest car to rent?

        The cheapest car to rent is the Fiat 500, Volkswagen Up and Fiat Panda. 

        Can I add a driver to my booking?

        You can always add a driver to your booking when finding your car hire deal on Orbit Car Hire. If you have already made a booking, you can contact us to add the additional driver. You can also add a driver to your booking when you pick up the vehicle. 

        What payment methods are accepted?

        You can pay with a debit and credit card when booking with Orbit Car Hire. We accept Mastercard and Visa. 

        Can I drop off my car at a different location?

        Yes, you can. When you look for car hire deals on our webpage, you can press "Yes" to "Different drop-off location" and see all the best deals for one-way car hire. 

        How can I add a flight number to my booking?

        You can add a flight number on our webpage when booking. If you already have a booking, email us at, and our customer service will add your flight number to the booking. 

        Do I have to pay for toll roads?

        If you drive where toll roads are required, you are responsible for paying for the toll roads on which you drive the rental vehicle. 

        What does deductible mean?

        If a rental car is damaged or even stolen while on rent, there will be a limit to how much the renter has to pay to repair or fix it. Excess (also known as deductible) is a name for the amount that has to be paid. This excess is different between countries and car rental companies in each country. Depending on the car rental company, this can include fire, vandalism, theft, or loss of use while the car is being repaired. You can read more about deductibles right here.

        What is a Collision Damage Waiver?

        Collision Damage Waiver, or CDW, is a basic car rental insurance offered to renters by a car company. CDW limits your financial liability in case of damages to the body of the hired vehicle with an excess. The driver is responsible for paying for the excess, but the car rental company waives the rest of the cost. This excess can be different between rent a car company.

        What is Theft Protection?

        Theft Protection is a car rental insurance that car rental companies offer. It protects the renter up to a certain amount from the risk of stealing the rental car or somebody trying to steal it. An excess, also known as a deductible, comes with each Theft Protection. This excess is the limit to what the renter would have to pay if the car is stolen or if somebody tries to steal it.

        Which brands can I compare with Orbit?

        With Orbit Car Hire, you can compare car hire with all the major car rentals like Europcar, Enterprise, Alamo, Sixt and Budget. You can also compare over 100 local companies from all over the world. 

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