By Paula Parker
Phuket rental cars are a fantastic way of getting around Phuket.
Hiring a car gives you the freedom to explore the amazing scenery and a car is a much safer option than hiring a motorcycle.
There are many reputable car rental companies around Phuket such as Avis, Budget and Hertz.
They offer a great range of vehicles and full comprehensive insurance or as they call it in Phuket, full insurance, which is a must.
You can hire a car starting from around 800 baht a day in the low season up to 2,500 baht in the high season.
The price you pay for the car hire will depend on the type of vehicle you choose to rent.
The longer you rent the car for the cheaper the price will be, as most companies have discounts for longer rentals.
Before you go hiring a rental car in Phuket, read a few of our tips below.
You will find these vendors parked around the beachside area's, the cars that they rent are mainly jeeps. The prices of these Phuket rental cars vary depending on the season from 700 to 900 baht per day.
Alternatively you can arrange through your hotel or resort for them to organize a Phuket car rental for you.
On our last holidays in Phuket, we decided to hire a rental car from Braun Car Rentals for the duration of our holiday.
We paid around 1,000 baht per day for a Honda City, and had a great time exploring places in Phuket that you wouldn't see if you were being driven around by a taxi driver or tuk tuk driver.
Driving in Phuket is certainly an experience and not for the faint hearted.
If you are planning to hire a car or motorbike in Phuket, it is best to ensure that you included this in your travel insurance.
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