The Road to Paradise: Driving in Patong with Drive Car Rental

With a sandy beach nearly three kilometres long, Patong is a go-to party destination.  Patong isn’t all party, though–it is also a fantastic jumping-off point for all sorts of destinations to visit in your rental car. 

Traffic Around Phuket and Patong

Phuket is an island with a chain of mountains running right down the centre of the island, which means that there are only so many places a road can be built. The few roads that go over the mountains can be busy at any time of day. In Patong Town, the traffic follows a different rhythm than elsewhere–you’ll find morning streets to be quiet as the partygoers are still sleeping.

Mornings are the perfect time to get out of town with your rental car and head out to any of the awesome adventures nearby. Afternoon and night-time traffic can be heavy as people head out to restaurants, bars, and clubs after a day on the beach. 

Tips for Driving Safely in Thailand’s South

Regardless of the time of year, Phuket’s tropical seaside location means that rain storms can appear out of nowhere. They leave as quickly as they arrive, in usually about twenty minutes. Just be sure to drive carefully as roads can be slick. 

Both Patong Town and Phuket Town are pedestrian-heavy areas, and with all those people comes street vendors of every trinket, t-shirt, and food imaginable. With that much going on, roads may be entirely blocked off, especially at night. This is a great reason to include a GPS with your rental package so you’ll see in advance which areas to avoid!

What Is There to See?

The largest tourist attraction is the Big Buddha at the south end of the island; there are also many small and quiet beaches to check out. For a real adventure, you may want to head north to the famous Phang Nga Bay with its stunning limestone karsts rising high above the ocean’s surface. 

Patong Car Hire from Drive Car Rental at Phuket Holiday Inn

Drive Car Rental operates a car rental counter at Phuket Holiday Inn. Our rental agency offers competitive rates and a variety of vehicles to choose from. Guests to Patong can reserve their car ahead of time or visit our counter upon arrival. Take advantage of our stellar customer service and high-quality cars. Drive Car Rental Thailand also offers 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 location.

Car Hire Collection and Rental Return Instructions

To collect your vehicle, please proceed to the Drive counter located at Phuket Holiday Inn Patong. Here our friendly staff will complete your rental agreement and vehicle pick up process.

To return your vehicle, please contact our counter before arriving and drop off the vehicle at the Drive Car Rental designated parking zone in front of our rental office. Our friendly staff will be waiting to complete the check-in process.

Phuket Airport

Phuket Airport

The counter is located on the 1st Floor of International Terminal Arrival Hall, near Gate 4 (Please call +66 (0) 8 4700 4387 or +66 (0) 8 4700 4389 for assistance) 22/1 Moo 6 Maikhaw, Talang, Phuket, 83110

Daily 7:00 am - 12:00 am (midnight)

Phuket - Ton Car Rental (Partner Location)

Phuket - Ton Car Rental (Partner Location)

Meet & Greet: Phuket Airport, A representative will meet you at Phuket Airport’s Arrival Hall, Gate 3, and will pick you up, and deliver the vehicle at Ton Car Rental office. Please call +66 (0) 915 276 862 for assistance, Phuket, 83110

Daily: open 24 hours

Phuket - Chutima (Partner Location)

Phuket - Chutima (Partner Location)

Meet & Greet: Phuket Airport A representative will meet you at the arrival hall, Gate 3 and pick you up to collect the vehicle at Chutima rental office. Please call +66 (0) 840 649 494 for assistance, Phuket, 83110

Daily: 08.00-19.00 H.