The cost for renting a small, standard budget car starts at 700 baht per day and runs all the way up to 3000 baht per day for a luxury model. You could pay as much as 5,000 baht per day for a large, luxury car with a few added extras.
The Best Car Rental Booking Sites in the U.S. and Europe AutoRentals.com. Rentalcars.com. Hotwire. Priceline . Expedia . Low-cost car rental booking sites Alamo, Payless, and Thrifty. Sixt Car Rentals. AARP’s discount with Avis, Budget, and Payless.
Including tax, the cost came to $19 for Zipcar , compared with $36, the daily rate, at Hertz . But Zipcar quickly got expensive the longer the rental time. For a one-day rental , Zipcar’s rate came to $97, though you can get a rate as low as $69 for other models, vs. $36 for Hertz .
16. Re: Who’s got the lowest car rental deposit? Also National (sister company to Alamo ) does not require a hold over the amount of the rental. Most of the other well-known brands ( Avis , Hertz , Budget, Thrifty and Dollar ) DO require a deposit over and above the cost of rental (anywhere from $200 to $350).
The roads are hilly and you will be encountering many incompetent drivers with no driving license. Transportation in Phuket is expensive so a car rental can be cost-effective if you are going to be moving around a lot and there are more than one person.
Foreigners wanting to drive in Thailand – but do not yet have a Thai driver’s license – must hold an “International Driving Permit” (IDP) issued in their home country. This applies to foreigners staying in the country long-term and to tourists driving motorbikes or cars rented for their short holiday here.
2. Look for membership discounts
|Membership||Car Rental Company||Discount|
|AAA||Hertz||$20 off weekly rates (ends 12/31/19)|
|AAA||Hertz||$50 off monthly rates (ends 12/31/19)|
|AARP||Avis , Budget, & Payless||30% on base rates at Avis and Budget Rent A Car , 5% on rentals from Payless Car Rental|
|BJs||Hertz||Up to 25% off base rates with CDP# 32796|
Weekends are the best time to pick up Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday are the worst possible days to rent a car . This is peak rental time and every single company has corporate clients for whom they guarantee certain rates and availability.
10 ways to save money on your next rental car Book early — especially during peak travel season. Avoid booking at airports if possible — they can pile on fees. Use a credit card that will cover primary insurance. Plug in your Costco, AAA and other memberships. Book through sites like Autoslash, which factors in discounts.
You’ve got a choice of 3 membership plans: Basic is free, Smart is £6 /month and Plus is £15 /month. On any plan you can book a Flex by the minute, or a Roundtrip by the hour or the day and pay for what you use.
These cars are available from £3/hour and £33/ day and are best used for short local trips. Pay-Per-Mile cars do not include mileage within the hourly/daily rate and each mile is charged at 29p/mile. You can search for Pay-Per-Mile cars by selecting them using filters when reserving. Some cities have Pay-Per-Mile cars.
Zipcar : The cars are always clean, being detailed regularly by their garages’ staff. Enterprise : Unlimited mileage, except in some states. Zipcar : Limited to 180 miles per day. ( Enterprise wins for very long trips.)
Dollar, Hertz and Thrifty Once approved for a Cash Deposit ID Card, you can rent a car with an upfront cash deposit.
If you have a card with $300 of available credit , you can use that amount to secure the car and then pay with cash or a debit card when you return it.
Link a backup funding source to your Business MasterCard. Keep a low balance (about $1) in your PayPal account when you travel. Read the payment policies for rental car companies and choose one that will allow you to rent without a credit card. Swipe your PayPal Business MasterCard for the rental car deposit .