Phuket International Airport (HKT)
Car Hire / Rental
There are four main car hire firms to choose from at Phuket International Airport (HKT) and between them they have a large selection of vehicles for hire, including cars, jeeps and vans. Before you are able to rent a car in Phuket and any other part of Thailand, it is essential that you first bring an International Driving Permit, which can be obtained from most motoring organisations in your own country.
The best rental deals available in Phuket are usually on small 4WD jeeps, which tend to be fairly inexpensive and do not usually feature any mileage restrictions. Car rental is especially cheap during the low seasons, between May and June, and also September and October.
During the high season, car hire is in demand and more expensive, making it is sensible to book a hire car in advance at this time of the year, to ensure that you get the vehicle of your choice. Automatic cars are hard to find and not usually available for those looking for on-the-spot rental.
Car Rental, Driving and Parking in Phuket
Modern fuel stations can be found throughout Phuket and Thailand, with all petrol being unleaded and diesel being readily available at most pumps. Driving around the Phuket Province is fairly straightforward, although parking can be a problem in Patong and some areas of Phuket Town. Many people simply choose to park wherever there is a space.
The car hire firms at Phuket International Airport are:
Phuket International Airport (HKT) Car Rental