Car Hire and Rental Services Samui
Visitors to the serene coastal island of Koh Samui can find the most affordable car hire options by looking to Drive Car Rental at Samui Airport. In addition to short term car rentals, we also offer long term car rental at our Samui location.
Koh Samui has some of the truly remarkable sites of historic, cultural and religious significance as well as the sight of breath-taking natural beauty that you can easily explore when you hire cars.
Samui Location and Geography
Koh Samui is an island off the Gulf of Thailand and is part of Surat Thani Province. Koh 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 Koh 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 Koh 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.
Natural Wonders of Koh Samui
Koh 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 Koh Samui
Most activities to be enjoyed in Koh 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 the Samui 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 Airport Transportation and Car Rentals
Samui International Airport (USM) is located 2 km north of the town centre, Chaweng. Thai Airways and Bangkok Airway Air operate daily direct flights to Koh Samui 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 Samui Island. 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.
Drive Car Rental at Samui Airport
Samui Airport Location of Drive Car Rentals
Drive Car Rental operates within the Samui airport facility on the first floor of the arrival hall. Our car hire agency offers competitive rates and a variety of vehicles to choose from, so you can find a budget car in Koh Samui. Guests to Samui can reserve their car ahead of time or visit our airport car hire counter upon arrival. Take advantage of our stellar customer service and high-quality vehicles at our Koh Samui car rental. Drive Car Rental Thailand also offers special promotions on car rentals throughout the year, which can provide you with a cheap car for your vacation. You can view deals when you book your car hire, including information on the number of seats in the car and how to add additional drivers.
Car Hire Collection and Rental Return Instructions
To collect your car, 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 car pick up process.
To return your vehicle, please contact our rental service 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 car hire check-in process.
After-Hours Car Return:
A dropbox is available at Drive Car Rental counters for after hours car returns.
Still have questions about car hires in Koh Samui?
Learn more about our car rental options or book your vehicle from Drive Car Rental at Samui Airport today.