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Self-Drive Car Rental

Fleet Details

Road and Rules


Driving in Thailand

Thailand has a good network of well maintained roads and highways between all main centers.

Most of the north-south route is dual carriage way. Road signage follows international convention and is in both Thai and English. Night driving is not recommended on the open road due to heavy truck traffic, who tend to have a poor respect for cars. Motor bikes can on occasion be a hazard, particularly as they are often ridden into oncoming traffic. Driving on the more major routes outside Bangkok and around resort areas is both a safe and an enjoyable experience. A self drive holiday offers the opportunity to experience wonderful Thai culture and the opportunity for travelers to stop as long as they like at the many points of interest in the Kingdom.

Bangkok has a poor reputation for traffic conditions and this is justified except on the expressways.

The city is very congested with traffic and this makes driving difficult for drivers unfamiliar with the city. Whilst Thai drivers are exceedingly courteous and considerate to other road users (horns are used very rarely), traffic directions, and entry and exit locations often change during the day. These changes are seldom advised by signs, and none are in English, hence unfamiliar drivers can end up a considerable distance from their desired location due to enforced traffic flows. An increasingly extensive network of expressways within Bangkok now makes entry and exit of the city a simple task.

Fuel Availability and Prices

All our Self-Drive Service vehicles use unleaded petrol, which is sold by the liter
Both fuels are freely available throughout Thailand and prices generally range between Baht 35 to Baht 40 per liter for them. Fuel stations are plentiful and most of the larger ones accept major international credit cards. In more remote locations cash will be required.

Road Rules

Thais drive on the left hand side of the road. The maximum speed limit in cities and towns is 60 km/h (35 mph) and varies between 90 and 120 km/h (52- 70 mph) on expressways and country roads. Police regularly check motorists' speed. Wearing of seat belt is compulsory and drink-driving laws apply.

All insurance is invalid if drivers exceed the legal alcohol limit

Mobile Telephones

Renters should be advised that Thailand has nationwide GSM mobile telephone coverage. Provided international roaming has been obtained in their home country, renter's personal telephones will work in all but the most remote parts of Thailand.

Thailand Hotels | Asia Travel

AT Network Co. Ltd. , Lumpini Tower, 1168/44 18th Floor, Rama 4 Road, Tungmahamek, Sathorn
Bangkok 10120, Thailand


Tel: (662) 677 6240-5, 679 7185, 679 7187 Fax: (662) 677 6246-7

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