Phuket Car Hire
Visitors to the serene coastal province of Phuket, Thailand can find the most affordable car rental options by looking to Drive Car Thailand at Phuket Airport.
The Phuket Province of Thailand
Phuket glory is its magnificent coastline and often referred to as the Pearl of the Andaman. They formerly derived its wealth from tin and rubber, and has a rich and colourful history. The island was on one of the major trading routes between India and China. Blessed with nature and the smiling hospitality of its people, Phuket is today one of the world’s premier tropical resorts. Palm-fringed beaches, an island-studded sea, superb accommodation, delicious seafood, numerous sporting and leisure opportunities from sea kayaking, scuba diving, fishing to yachting. These are just a few of what makes it a truly memorable trip. The region’s most popular islands and beaches, including Hat Mai Khao, Hat Rawai, Hat Patong Ko Racha Yai, Ko Nakha.
Location and Geography
Phuket borders the Andaman Sea and is located 867 kilometers south of Bangkok. Phuket Island is the largest island in Thailand which covers an area of 576 square kilometers. The island also has another 32 smaller islands off its coast. The physical geography is mostly mountainous but is dotted with highlands and plains. The city is also comprised of smaller islands which include Ko Lone, Ko Maprao, Ko Naka Yai, Ko Racha Noi, Ko Racha Yai. The Similan Islands lie to the northwest and the Phi Phi Islands to the southeast.
The natural attractions include white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, thriving coral reefs, caves and waterfalls, as well as several small uninhabited islands. The distinguishing feature is the massive limestone karsts at Phang Nga Bay (James Bond Island).
What to do in Phuket
Most activities to be enjoyed in Phuket province take place outdoors and are easy to reach with a car rental. Visitors particularly travel from around the world to scuba dive in the waters of the Andaman Sea. There is much to explore and enjoy in this paradise. Some favorites include:
- Phang Nga Bay
- Old Phuket Town
- Bangla Road Nightlife
- Big Buddha
- Wat Chalong and Phuket Temples
- Simon Cabaret Show
- Koh Phi Phi
- Phuket FantaSea Show
- Phuket Viewpoints
- Thai Boxing (Muay Thai)
Phuket Airport Profile
Phuket International Airport (HKT) is located in the north of Phuket, 32 kms from the centre of town. Thai Airways, Bangkok Airway, Thai Air Asia, Nok Air and Thai Lion Air operate daily direct flights to Phuket airport from Bangkok. Emirates, Ethihad and Qatar Airways flies direct to and from the Middle East. SilkAir and Jetstar Asia Airways to and from Singapore, and Malaysia Airlines flies direct to and from Kuala Lumpur. The airport has two passenger terminals. Terminal 1 is used for international flights and Terminal 2 for domestic flights. Both terminals consist of arrival and departure lounges, VIP rooms, shops, restaurants, and information office. Numerous transport options are available from the airport to anywhere in the province. It should be noted, however, that unauthorized taxis and public transportation are not allowed within the airport grounds. This limits arriving passengers to renting cars, pre-arranging a pickup, or using an authorized airport transport service.
Car Hire Phuket Airport
We operate within the airport facility on both the domestic and international terminal. Our car rental agency offers competitive rates and a variety of vehicles to choose from. Guests to Phuket can reserve their car ahead of time or visit our counter upon arrival. Take advantage of our stellar customer service and high-quality cars. We also offer special promotions on car rentals throughout the year. In addition to short term rentals, we also offer long term car rental and a chauffeur service at this airport location.
Car Hire Collection and Rental Return Instructions
To collect your vehicle, please proceed to the Drive counter located on the ground floor inside the airport arrival hall. Here our friendly staff will complete your car rental agreement, the pick-up process will be done at the pick up/drop off area at gate 4 of the international terminal.
To return your vehicle, please contact our counter before arriving and drop off the vehicle at the pick-up/drop off outside the domestic terminal. Our friendly staff will be waiting to complete the check-in process.
After-Hours Car Rental Return:
A car rental return dropbox is available at Drive Car Rental Thailand counters.
Learn more about our rental options or book your vehicle from Drive Car Rent Phuket Airport today.