Chiang Mai car rentals

Chiang Mai car rentals

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
Sep 25 — Oct 2
Same drop-off
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Sat 9/25
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Sat 10/2
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Chiang Mai car rental information

Pick-up locationChiang Mai
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Mini, Passenger van, Pickup truck, Standard SUV
Rental locations24
Airport locations19
Popular agenciesBudget, Avis, Drive Car Rental, THAIRENTACAR , Yesaway

Cheap car rentals in Chiang Mai

Economy$11/day
Compact$11/day
Intermediate$25/day
Full-size$52/day
Full-size SUV$33/day
Mini$19/day
Passenger van$47/day
Pickup truck$30/day
Compact SUV$39/day
Intermediate SUV$42/day
Standard SUV$43/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Chiang Mai car rental reviews and directory

From $15/dayRated #1
Hertz
Cheapest deal
Best rated
9.4 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Chiang Mai
Hertz
Locations in Chiang Mai
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 10
  • 9.3
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentDec 16 2017
Easy affordable hire.Quick pickup and drop off. Car clean and near new. Any bumps and bruises on car where already marked on hire form. Pleased with hire and would hire again.Nil.
From $18/dayRated #2
Sixt
8.8 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Chiang Mai
Sixt
Locations in Chiang Mai
  • 9
  • 8
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
Recent reviews
From $16/dayRated #3
Thrifty
8.8 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Chiang Mai
Thrifty
Locations in Chiang Mai
  • 10
  • 10
  • 8
  • 6
  • 10
Recent reviews
8.8 ExcellentDec 3 2019
Pick up was super smooth and fast. Car was clean and ready - and had great gas mileage!Attendant at return tried to tell us there was new damage, even though the damage was previously there and clearly marked on the pick-up form. Other than that, everything else was smooth.
From $20/dayRated #4
Budget
Most popular
8.6 Excellent (11 reviews)
2 locations in Chiang Mai
Budget
Locations in Chiang Mai
  • 8.9
  • 8.5
  • 8.7
  • 8.3
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentNov 6 2017
Great serviceWe enjoyed the prompt response of the staff to our requests. We booked the car online half an hour before the pick up. We picked up in the wrong office but they got us the car very quickly. We received detailed info about the car, the rental conditions and insurance before signing the contract. For dropoff, the staff was kind enough to drive us to the airport. Totally recommend.
2.0 MediocreJan 7 2017
Didnt get carNothingNO CAR
From $23/dayRated #5
Avis
7.8 Good (4 reviews)
1 location in Chiang Mai
Avis
Locations in Chiang Mai
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 7
  • 7
  • 8
Recent reviews
7.6 GoodNov 14 2019
Yes.Make sure to be more careful about scratchs and cracks when Picking up the car.
5.6 OkayDec 19 2016
Wrong Car, Dangerously Worn TiresThe effort the lady at the counter made to rectify the problem.I booked an SUV but was given a Toyota Double Cab truck. I was contemplating taking it anyway however the tires were dangerously worn and unsafe to drive so I decided against it. This resulted in an hour delay to change vehicles.
Sunnycars
3 locations in Chiang Mai
Sunnycars
Locations in Chiang Mai
Recent reviews
From $21/day
ASAP Car Rentals
2 locations in Chiang Mai
ASAP Car Rentals
Locations in Chiang Mai
Recent reviews
From $18/day
Chic Car Rent
2 locations in Chiang Mai
Chic Car Rent
Locations in Chiang Mai
Recent reviews
From $19/day
Europcar
2 locations in Chiang Mai
Europcar
Locations in Chiang Mai
Recent reviews
From $16/day
THAIRENTACAR
2 locations in Chiang Mai
THAIRENTACAR
Locations in Chiang Mai
Recent reviews
Abaa Car Rentals
1 location in Chiang Mai
Abaa Car Rentals
Locations in Chiang Mai
Recent reviews
From $19/day
Bizcar Rental
1 location in Chiang Mai
Bizcar Rental
Locations in Chiang Mai
Recent reviews
Dollar
1 location in Chiang Mai
Dollar
Locations in Chiang Mai
Recent reviews
Drive Car Rental
1 location in Chiang Mai
Drive Car Rental
Locations in Chiang Mai
Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
1 location in Chiang Mai
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Chiang Mai
Recent reviews
From $16/day
National
1 location in Chiang Mai
National
Locations in Chiang Mai
Recent reviews
From $20/day
Yesaway
1 location in Chiang Mai
Yesaway
Locations in Chiang Mai
Recent reviews
21 travelers who rented a car in Chiang Mai gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.6

Car rental locations in or near Chiang Mai

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$23/day

Good deal

$19/day

When to book a rental car in Chiang Mai

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Chiang Mai

  • Chiang Mai includes multiple areas within the town that you can visit, like the City Arts and Cultural Center that shows the Thai city's history. You can get a vehicle from car rentals in Chiang Mai and visit various elephant sanctuaries, such as the De'Kashor Elephant Home & Hilltribe Village, located about four miles from the city center. If you want to learn about the history of several groups that settled in the Thai mountains, you can drive approximately 17 miles to the scenic Hmong Village in Doi Pui. Using Chiang Mai car rentals ensures that you can appreciate the country's natural wonders, including a ride to Doi Inthanon. This national park sits around 58 miles from the town center and features waterfalls and hiking pathways along the mountain.
  • Chiang Mai International Airport is about 3.4 miles from the central city. It contains a Rental Car Center on the arrival hall floor, featuring several companies, such as Sixt, Avis, Budget, Yesaway, Drive Car Rental, and THAIRENTACAR. To get their services, you can reach them in the Terminal area, such as the Sixt and Budget, found downstairs at a walking distance in the arrival hall. You can also access the other Chiang Mai car rentals between the gates within the same floor in the International Terminal, for instance, finding Drive Car Rental between Gates 10-11.
  • The city has several Superhighways like the Chiang Mai-Lampang Road that link it to other major towns within the region and nation, allowing you to extend your trip to areas outside Chiang Mai with ease. With the different intersecting roads, alleys, and streets, you can install a GPS to facilitate confident driving within the town. During your visit to Chiang Mai, it's essential to note that Thailand uses the UK transport system by driving on the road's left side. This city also has numerous cyclists, and you want to keep a keen eye on all the bicycles as you drive.
  • Chiang Mai usually has morning-hour traffic from about 7am to 9am and evening rush hour from approximately 5pm to 7pm. You also want to organize your schedule in the afternoon while minding the mini-peak congestion at around 3:30pm to 4pm caused by schools' closing. The winter season offers pleasantly cool weather in this town, making it an ideal time to visit the region. Nonetheless, carry a sweatshirt or jacket for evening and nighttime use when the conditions rapidly change.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Chiang Mai for $19 or less
  • Book your rental car in Chiang Mai at least 3 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Chiang Mai are around 14% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in Chiang Mai are around 28% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Chiang Mai

  • Some car rental companies in Chiang Mai which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Budget, National and Avis

  • On average a rental car in Chiang Mai costs $23 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at THAIRENTACAR ($11/day), Thrifty ($19/day) and Yesaway ($33/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at THAIRENTACAR Chiang Mai Intl Airport 60 Mahidol Road Arrival hall 1st Floor Exit 1 Domestic Arrival 50200 (1 miles from city center).

  • Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Chiang Mai. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • The average gas price in Chiang Mai is $4.23 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $51 and $68, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Chiang Mai.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Chiang Mai airport include Budget, Chic Car Rent, National, Avis, Europcar, Thrifty, Sixt, THAIRENTACAR, ASAP Car Rentals and Yesaway.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Chiang Mai airport to off-airport locations include Budget, National, Avis, Europcar, Thrifty, Sixt, THAIRENTACAR, Hertz, and Bizcar Rental.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Economy car rental in Chiang Mai costs $31 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Chiang Mai costs $32 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Chiang Mai costs $37 per day, on average.

  • In Chiang Mai, cars are most frequently rented at Budget Arrival Terminal (2 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Chiang Mai costs $160 per week ($23 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Chiang Mai costs $685 per month ($23 per day).

  • Like other major cities in Thailand, Chiang Mai has many car users, limiting the parking spaces. Getting a small-sized model from car rentals in Chiang Mai will allow you to maneuver tight areas, including parking garages, with ease. For family trips filled with adventurous activities like visiting the elephant homes, renting a 4×4 can add excitement to your journey.

  • When driving along the open roads, you should stay within the speed limits of about 55mph. Chiang Mai implements a restriction of approximately 37mph on all the avenues within the city center and neighborhood areas. You can speed up to around 75mph when cruising along the expressways.

  • The price of gas in Chiang Mai, on average, is around ฿123 ($4.19) per gallon. You can effortlessly find several well-known gas stations around the city for Esso Gas Station along the Chiang Mai-Lampang Superhighway. Some gas services along the Airport Road like the PTT Gas Station enable you to refill your tank before dropping off your car at the airport.

  • You can find certain hotels within the city offering free parking spaces for clients, such as the Raming Lodge Carpark on Tha Phae Road Soi 6 surrounding the Raming Lodge Hotel & Spa. On your shopping day, you can freely park at the Central Fest Parking lot and walk around the Central Festival Chiang Mai, the city's lifestyle shopping mall.

  • Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).