Car Hire Samui
Visitors to the serene coastal island of Ko Samui can find the most affordable car rental options by looking to Drive Car Rental at Samui Airport. In addition to short term rentals, we also offer long term car rental at this location.
Ko Samui has some of the truly remarkable sites of historic, cultural and religious significance as well as the sight of breath-taking natural beauty.
Location and Geography
Ko Samui is an island off the Gulf of Thailand and is part of Surat Thani Province. Ko Samui is the second largest island in Thailand after Phuket with an area of 229 square kilometers. The island measures some 25 km at its widest point. The physical geography is mostly mountainous but is dotted with highlands and plains. The central part of Ko Samui is the most unspoiled, natural tropical jungle, including the largest mountain named Khao Pom, peaking at 635 meters. The various lowland and coastal areas are connected by Route 4169, which is a 51 km road, running primarily along the coastline and encircling the bulk of the island. There are numerous smaller islands around Ko Samui, to the north are the populated resort islands of Ko Phangan, Ko Tao, and Ko Nang Yuan. In the far west, there are 44 other islands that together compose the Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park which is accessible by a day-trip boat tour from Ko Samui.
Ko Samui’s natural attractions include white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, and waterfalls, as well as several small uninhabited islands. Nature lovers can visit Ang Thong Marine National Park on a day trip to enjoy the splendid tropical islands.
What to do in Ko Samui
Most activities to be enjoyed in Ko Samui take place outdoors. Visitors particularly travel from around the world enjoy a great deal of splendid natural and man-made attractions from the famous grandma and grandpa rocks (Hin Ta & Hin Yai) to attractive waterfalls and beaches. There is much to explore and enjoy in this paradise. Some favorites include:
- Angthong National Marine Park
- Big Buddha
- Hin Ta Hin Yai
- Namuang Waterfall
- Mummy Monk at Wat Khunaram
- Samui Aquarium with Tiger Show
- Ladyboy Cabaret Shows
- Secret Buddha Garden
- Snake Farm
- Wat Plai Laem
Samui International Airport (USM) is located 2 km north of the town centre, Chaweng. Thai Airways and Bangkok Airway Air operate daily direct flights from Bangkok, SilkAir flies direct to and from Singapore. Samui Airport has a unique, open-air design, the passenger terminal consists 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.
Samui Airport Location
Drive Car Rental operates within the Samui airport facility on the first floor of the arrival hall. Our agency offers competitive rates and a variety of vehicles to choose from. Guests to Samui can reserve their car ahead of time or visit our counter upon arrival. Take advantage of our stellar customer service and high-quality vehicles. Drive Car Rental Thailand also offers special promotions throughout the year.
Car Hire Collection and Rental Return Instructions
To collect your vehicle, please proceed to the Drive counter located just to the right of the arrivals hall of the arrival terminal. 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 in the temporary parking area in front of the departure hall. Our friendly staff will be waiting to complete the check-in process.
After-Hours Car Return:
A dropbox is available at Drive Car Rental counters.
Learn more about our car rental options or book your vehicle from Drive Car Rental at Samui Airport today.