Car hire in Phuket
Hiring a car in Phuket
The island of Phuket lies off the coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea. It is known for its stunning beaches, complete with limestone karsts and picturesque traditional boats. While this is a huge draw for visitors and probably one of the reasons you booked your holiday here, Phuket has much more to offer.
Inland, you’ll find mountains and rainforests that seem a million miles away from the coastal life and its spas and resorts. With a hire car, you’ll discover that it’s actually very accessible and the whole of Phuket is your oyster. For a different vibe again, check out the nightlife in Patong, the island’s main town.
What you need to know
For the most choice in car hire companies and vehicles, collect your car up from Phuket International Airport (HKT). Here you’ll find half a dozen firms or more that can offer you a selection of options for your car hire needs. They have all been ranked excellent or very good by our customers and are backed up by 24/7 support and free cancellation should your plans change.
Not everyone comes to Phuket by plane, however, and you may find getting a car from a more central location easier. If this is the case, then Budget offers a wide selection of vehicles for you to choose from without the need to get to the airport to pick them up. Use our booking toolto find out what the best option for you is at a great price.
Where to pick up your car
At the airport, there are a number of arrangements in place depending on which company you have booked through. Some firms have car hire desks within the terminal building, while others are a little further afield. In these cases, they offer a free shuttle bus or meet and greet service to escort you there. Other firms have offices in the airport but not in the terminal building.
To collect your car from Budget away from the airport, you need to get to the office near Toen Fan Village and Mu Ban Sathini. It might be a good idea to get a taxi or a tuk tuk driver to take you there so you can find the right place.