There are a number of car rental companies in Pattaya but some are best to be avoided whilst others offer their clients a professional service.
The most important thing with any car rental company is that they offer first-class RENTAL insurance. This means that they are insured to rent the vehicle in the first place. If you don’t have this and you are involved in an accident then your insurance could be null and void. For this reason alone, it is best to avoid the ‘cheap’ rental companies as you are unlikely to be covered in the event of an accident.
Pattaya Rent a Car
Pattaya Rent a Car is located on Pratamnak Hill between Soi 4 and Soi 5 and is a well-established car and bike rental company in Pattaya. Open 7 days a week, they have a wide selection of vehicles from small economy vehicles such as a Toyota Yaris to Toyota Fortuner and Pickups. All vehicles come with full first class rental insurance and the company also offers a delivery and pickup service. Daily, weekly and monthly rates are available to suit both tourists and expats alike.
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Take It Easy Car & Bike Rental
Located in Pattaya Plaza, Take It Easy Car & Bike Rental are another of the well-established, professional car rental companies in Pattaya. Once again, they offer full comprehensive rental insurance and 24-hour breakdown cover to give you added peace of mind. They have a selection of new vehicles that are available on daily, weekly, monthly or long-term rentals. All vehicles are maintained to the highest possible standards.
Expat Car Rent
Possibly the cheapest of the professional car rental companies, Expat Car Rent, located on Thappraya Road close to the junction with Thepprasit Road, has a wide selection of vehicles that are available for upwards of 3 days. If you are looking for long-term rentals or prepared to accept a slightly older vehicle, there will be unlimited mileage. This is ideal for those who may rack up the kilometres for work or make frequent trips ‘up country’.
Holiday Rent a Car
Located on Pattaya Third Road, Holiday Rent a Car are the longest established rental company in Pattaya, starting life back in 1998. Although the name suggests that they aim primarily at tourists, the company offers excellent long-term rental rates and corporate leases. A pickup and drop off service is available at Bangkok and U-Tapao airports and there is the added bonus of being able to pay in US$.
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Long Term Car Hire
If you are an expat and looking for a long-term rental, then Long Term Car Hire could be the solution for you. They don’t offer daily or monthly rentals, they simply concentrate on achieving the best long-term rates for their clients. Naturally, the longer you require the vehicle for, the lower the rate will be will minimum rental terms of 30 days. They have a range of vehicles and are located on Soi Chaiyaphruek Road.