If you are living in Pattaya or are only visiting the city for a holiday, having access to your own vehicle will make life a lot easier and give you far more freedom. There are several car rental companies in Pattaya, ranging from international companies such as Avis, Budget and Sixt to local operators. All have their merits, but the most important thing from a renter’s point of view is that the company offers First Class Rental insurance. It will mean that you are fully covered should you be involved in an accident. Some of the smaller companies don’t provide this and are cheaper as a result.
Holiday Rent a Car
Holiday Rent a Car is located on Pattaya 3rd Road and is popular with some of the larger expat companies in the region. The company was established over 30 years and cater for both short-term tourists and long-term ex-pats, including corporate leases. They have a large fleet of modern vehicles and accept payment in several different currencies for your added convenience. A pick-up and drop-off service are available from Suvarnabhumi and U-Tapao airports.
Take It Easy Car & Bike Rental
Conveniently located in New Plaza, between Pattaya 2nd Road and Soi Buakhao, Take It Easy is a long-established British run car rental company. All their vehicles are covered by the appropriate rental insurance and 24-hour breakdown cover. They have an extensive range of cars available that can be hired on a daily or monthly basis. Long-term rental is also available with favourable rates. The vehicles receive regular maintenance checks and are all relatively new.
Pattaya Rent a Car
Pattaya Rent a Car is undoubtedly one of the best car rental companies in Pattaya. Their office is between Soi 4 and Soi 5 Pratamnak, near O’Gara’s restaurant. They are another British owned and managed company which is open 7-days a week. Pattaya Rent a Car has a wide range of vehicles suitable for all your needs as well as offering first-class rental insurance and comprehensive breakdown cover. Their delivery and pick-up service is very attractive. Daily to long-term rentals are available at very competitive rates.
MAKS Car Rental
MAKS Car Rental is a large car rental company that can be found on Soi Watboon Kanchana in Jomtien. MAKS has a large number of vehicles ranging from Toyota Yaris to Mitsubishi Pajero. They cater to both daily rentals and for ex-pats living in the region. They offer free child seats and Garmin GPS, which is perfect for families and those who are less familiar with the area. Free delivery and pick up are available on rentals over seven days.
Expat Car Rent
Expat Car Rent is located on Thappraya Road and is the cheapest of the reputable car rental companies. However, their fleet is slightly older, but they still have a vast selection for cars. Unlimited mileage is available on older vehicles, which is a massive attraction if you do a lot of travelling for work or pleasure. The minimum rental is three days and, of course, they offer comprehensive rental insurance.