Honda CR-V 2.0 4WD
IsaanLive, in cooperation with Budget Thailand offer very favorable car-rental rates for exclusive self-drive holiday makers in Thailand. We offer two aspects of self-drive program, by holiday makers own travel plans with a minimum of three days car rental, and by the eight prearranged itineraries including car rental and hotel accommodation with different routes to the central, north and south of Thailand. In complete contrast to the sometimes chaotic traffic situation in Bangkok, travel on upcountry roads all over Thailand is indeed most enjoyable and traffic is relatively light. It is usually not much of a problem for foreign tourists to acquaint to driving on the left side of the road, and Thai people are known to be most helpful in case of any break-downs or other problems.
Driving in Thailand
Thailand has a good up-to-date network of well-maintained roads and highways between all main centers. Much of the north-south route is dual carriage way. Road signage follows international convention and is in both Thai and English. Night driving is not recommended on the open road due to heavy truck traffic, whose tend to have a poor respect for cars. Motor bikes can on occasion be a hazard, particularly as they are often ridden into oncoming traffic. Driving on the more major routes outside Bangkok and around resort areas is both a safe and an enjoyable experience. A self-drive holiday offers the opportunity to experience wonderful Thai culture and the opportunity for travelers to stop as long as they like at the many points of interest in the Kingdom.
Fuel Availability and Prices
Petrol in Thailand comes in unleaded grades and is sold by the litre. Petrol and diesel cost between Baht 24 and Baht 36 per litre. Prices are usually higher in country areas. Petrol stations are plentiful but trading hours vary.
Thailand drives on the right-hand side of the road. The maximum limit in cities and towns is 50 km/h and 110 km/h on country highways, unless signs indicate otherwise. Strict drink-driving laws apply and random breath testing, the checking of blood alcohol levels is conducted in all Thailand provinces. It is compulsory for drivers and passengers to wear seat belts at all times. Budget reserves the right to charge the renter for any traffic infringement notices, parking fines or unreported vehicle or third party damage.
All drivers must hold a current, non-probationary license (with an English translation shown on the license) from their country of residence, or an international driver’s permit. Licenses (and a valid passport) must be carried at all times when driving.
Budget Car and Truck Rental of Thailand require drivers to be at least 21 years of age.
Budget is now represented in most airports and is present at all scheduled flights. Unfortunately, due to a monopoly situation with the Airport Authority of Thailand, we have no in terminal representation at Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Hat Yai and Phuket airports at this point. We meet all reservations at the hotel meeting point with a prominent Budget sign. We guarantee to meet all reserved bookings off scheduled incoming and departing flights. There are no additional fees or taxes for renters picking up or returning cars at Thai airports.
Budget Car and Truck Rental of Thailand will service all confirmed reservations from airport locations. Vehicles must be picked up or returned within office hours unless prior arrangements have been made with the appropriate Budget office. Our free delivery and pickup service to other than airports also only operates during office hours.
Budget Car Fleets
Passenger cars are on fleet for no longer than eighteen months and the average of the Budget fleet is around twelve months, featuring the latest products from General Motors, Toyota, Honda and other fine cars. Passenger cars are available at all locations & are fitted with air-conditioning.
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