Given the coastal location of Krabi, the limited driving roads and the range of beach and watersports activities on offer, combined with less energetic boat trips, we would generally not recommend hiring a car here. For a road trip around southern Thailand – Krabi is on the mainland, not an island. Despite buses being plentiful […]

Koh Samui

Many visitors might well consider that Koh Samui is the sort of destination where a combination of beachfront activities, watersports and boat trips would make a hire car unnecessary, and this might well be the case, but it’s also a great place to explore further, whether by car or not: Compared to a heavily congested […]

Chiang Mai

Generally, car hire in Thailand doesn’t make a great deal of sense, because visitors are most likely to spend time in frenetic Bangkok, where driving is a nightmare, or in any one of the country’s famous coastal resorts, such as Phuket or Koh Samui, where the emphasis is always going to be on the beaches […]


Generally speaking, Thailand is the sort of destination where many visitors don’t really even think about getting a hire car, or perhaps where anyone who does think about getting some sort of motorised transport is more likely to pick up a scooter, rather than a hire car. There are certainly plenty of things to do […]


Pattaya is a popular beach resort with locals escaping from Bangkok, but it still falls some way short of more famous destinations like Koh Samui, Krabi or Phuket when it comes to attracting international visitors or longer term expats. If you’re planning to visit Pattaya as your escape from Bangkok, it’s easy enough to get […]


Bangkok car hire advice – would you even consider getting a rental car in the Thai capital? Our Bangkok car hire guide will start by stating the obvious – Bangkok is a huge congested metropolis which has also recently invested heavily in rail-based mass transport, yet all of the most popular attractions are a relatively […]