Hiring or renting a car in Thailand is quite easy; it is a simple process and doesn’t require much paperwork. You can hire a car for self-driving or rent it with a driver because let’s face it, no matter how smart you are unknown roads and cities can be tricky.
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Every country requires a specific license for drivers however if you are foreigner in Thailand, all you need is a working license from your country. If your license is in English then it’ll be all, but a permit in another language might require a translated copy attached with it. Another one of the requirements include the age limit, you must be twenty one years of age if you want to hire a car.
- Renting with a driver
Hiring a car with driver is rather easy, most drivers fluently speak Thai however there are certain English words that they understand as well. It is advised that you have someone who knows both the languages for an error free communication.
The cost of the rentals vary from the area you are currently residing in, Bangkok usually has higher rates as compared to Chiang Rai. There is a certain amount of VAT added to the net price. You should also note that you need to deposit some sort of a guarantee if you are hiring a car.
Just like most countries, Thailand also has driving rules so unless you are familiar with them don’t hire a car without a driver. It is always better to rent a chauffeur driven car in Thailand.