Phuket International Airport is served by many airlines.
Thai Airways Int'l
One to Go
Please note Thai’s drive on the left side of the road as UK, Australia etc..
Warning: Thai driving is very poor especially motorbikes and beware that if you have an accident it is deemed your fault regardless and you will have to pay damages of the Thai party even if their fault!
Hiring a rental car is much safer and insurance is available
Instead of relying on public transport as a means to explore the island, you should think about hiring out a car. Not only are the prices very affordable, but a car gives you that freedom to do as you please. Phuket is a relatively small island, so you can’t really get lost. Well, not properly lost! The range and quality of the vehicles are top-notch, ideal for cruising around the island and exploring the places that taxi drivers seldom inform you about. With this in mind, you could also take a scenic cruise to the mainland Phang Nga Province, which is one of the most beautiful places in the world, bar none.
We have provided a list of respected car rental companies to ensure you have a head start. It is worth to mention that Avis, Budget and Hertz all have desks at Phuket International Airport if you are looking for a well-known international car rental company. You will need to bring along an International driving license for legal and insurance reasons.
Andaman Car Rent
Although Andaman Car Rent is situated in the Surin area of Phuket, they will deliver and pick up your rental car from any location on the island, free of charge. This company provides a high quality service that rents out jeeps, cars and motorbikes of all varieties. All insurances and tax is included in the rental price, so you know where you stand. This is easily one of the best car rental companies in Phuket.
Tel: +66 (0)76 621599
51/11 M. 3 T. Cherngtalay A. Talang, Surin Beach, Phuket Thailand
Dave Car Rent
With its strategic location opposite Phuket International Airport, the reputable Dave Car Rent company is a trusted service with no hidden charges. Unlimited mileage, full comprehensive insurance and free delivery to the airport are standard with this company. Choose from a wide variety of vehicles that include Toyota pick-ups, the new Honda Civic, the seven-seat Toyota Fortuner and many more.
Tel: +66 (0)81 895 9477, or +66 (0)81 979 1361
34/1 Moo 6 Maikhao, Thalang, Phuket 83140 Thailand (opposite Phuket International Airport).
This is a highly respected car rental company that is available for the whole of Thailand, not just Phuket. Situated only 500m opposite from Phuket International Airport, Thai Rent a Car is in the ideal location to ensure you receive a high quality vehicle the moment you arrive on the island. They pretty much have most vehicles that you would expect from a rental firm, such as the small and cosy Honda Jazz, the medium size new Chevrolet Estate or the large and spacious five-door Toyota Fortuner.
Tel: +66 76 328 341
22/27 Moo 6 Maikhao, Talang, Phuket 83110.
There are numerous tour desks around the island where rental cars can be booked, which are generally from family-run car hire companies. If you do choose to rent a car through these companies, be sure to understand their insurance policies before signing a contract. Although these are suitable options, we suggest you stay with reputable companies if you want the fairest treatment.