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Chiang Rai car rental information

Pick-up locationChiang Rai
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Rental locations19
Airport locations18

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Chiang Rai

  • There are several advantages to renting cheap car rentals in Chiang Rai. Chiang Rai is a bit spread out, and public transportation can be limited. Having a car rental in Chiang Rai allows you to have more freedom and flexibility when exploring the city and its surrounding areas. One of the best reasons to rent a car in Chiang Rai is to visit the White Temple (Wat Rong Khun). This stunning temple is located about 13 miles outside of the city and is a must-visit attraction. Another advantage of using Chiang Rai car rentals is that it allows you to explore the nearby Mae Sai border town, which is located about 30 miles away.
  • Chiang Rai Airport (CEI) is the main airport serving Chiang Rai. The airport is about 5.5 miles away and the car rental offices are located outside the terminal building, near the parking lot. Many car rental companies provide shuttle service to their offices, which are within a short distance from the airport. Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) is about 112 miles from Chiang Rai. The rental car offices at CNX are located in the arrivals hall in Terminal 1, near the exit.
  • Driving a car rental in Chiang Rai can be an exciting experience, but it is important to be aware of the driving style and the unique rules and signage in the city. Drivers in Chiang Rai are usually quite relaxed. However, there can be an element of impatience and aggression, particularly in busy areas. You will also find many people on motorcycles weaving in and out of traffic, and it is important to be aware of this when driving cheap car rentals in Chiang Rai.  It is also worth noting that bicycles are a common form of transportation in Chiang Rai. Therefore, it is important to keep an eye out for cyclists and pedestrians who may be using the road. Many locals also tend to jaywalk, so drivers need to be vigilant.
  • Rush hour in Chiang Rai typically occurs between 7:30 am to 9:00 am and 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm on weekdays. The road that is mostly affected during rush hour in Chiang Rai is Phahonyothin Road, also known as Thailand Route 1. Moreover, some roads in Chiang Rai are narrow, have sharp turns, and are not well lit at night, making it difficult for drivers to navigate. Certain areas of the city can also be muddy during the rainy season, which can make driving cheap car rentals in Chiang Rai more challenging.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Chiang Rai for C$ 26 or less
  • Book your rental car in Chiang Rai at least 2 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Chiang Rai

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Chiang Rai?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Chiang Rai. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • How much is gas price in Chiang Rai?

    The average gas price in Chiang Rai is C$ 6.66 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 80 and C$ 106, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Chiang Rai?

    Compact (Toyota Yaris Sedan/Vios or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Chiang Rai.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Chiang Rai?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Chiang Rai?

    A Compact car rental in Chiang Rai costs C$ 60 per day, on average.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Chiang Rai?

    On average a rental car in Chiang Rai costs C$ 180 per week (C$ 26 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Chiang Rai?

    On average a rental car in Chiang Rai costs C$ 772 per month (C$ 26 per day).

  • What type of car is recommended for driving a car rental in Chiang Rai?

    A compact or intermediate car is recommended for a Chiang Rai car rental. Traffic can be congested in the city center, so a smaller car will be easier to maneuver through the narrow streets and find parking in busy areas. Additionally, smaller cars are more fuel-efficient, which is important since gas prices in Thailand can be relatively expensive.

  • What’s the speed limit when driving car rentals in Chiang Rai?

    In Chiang Rai, Thailand, the speed limits vary depending on the type of road and the zone in which it is located. The speed limit is 50 km/h (31 mph) within residential or built-up areas. On major highways and rural roads outside of built-up areas, the speed limit is 90 km/h (56 mph) unless otherwise indicated. The maximum speed limit on motorways is 120 km/h (75 mph), but again, this may be altered based on traffic or weather conditions.

  • Where are the best places to park a car rental in Chiang Rai?

    Parking in Chiang Rai is generally easy during off-peak times, especially outside the city center. However, in some parts of the city, street parking may be limited. Thus, visitors are often advised to park Chiang Rai car rentals in designated parking lots. Paid parking lots are available in various parts of the city, and the fees generally vary. 

Chiang Rai car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

10.0

Wonderful

1 review
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Chiang Rai

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404m.10 T.bandu A.muang

+66 83 540 6157

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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Thursday08:00 - 20:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Jun. 2023

KAYAK
The people were helpful and friendly.

1 out of 1

Budget

9.3

Wonderful

2 reviews

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.1

Value for money

9.3

One location in Chiang Rai

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Arrival Terminal

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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7.6 Good

Dec. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Vehicle size was exactly what we needed for four adults with luggage.

Cons:

Expected on airport office, or representative to meet us. Had to ask around to find out where the in town office was, and the hire a cab to get there and rent the vehicle. Confusion on turn-in. I was told a Budget rep would pick up the car at our hotel by Chiang Rai rep. When I called for pick-up in Chiang Mai I was told they did not pick up. Eventually they relented and picked up the car. Car pick-up person in Chiang Mai expected me to pay the rental fee even though I had already paid in Chaing Rai. Good thing I had the receipt to prove payment.

1 out of 1

keddy by Europcar

8.6

Very good

3 reviews

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

8.6

One location in Chiang Rai

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Arrival Hall - Gate 2 404 Moo 10

+66 817 962 678

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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6.0 Okay

Jan. 2024

KAYAK
車の整備が甘かった。

10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2021

KAYAK
Good and proper service, friendly contact when arrive the airport. What ever promised has delivered.

1 out of 1

Chic Car Rent

8.0

Very good

3 reviews

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

9.0

One location in Chiang Rai

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Golden Triangle Tours, 590 Phaholyothin Rd., Muang

+66 632 258 338

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6.0 Okay

Dec. 2023

KAYAK
Overall is good. Car is clean, staff is friendly. But I was so frustrated to understand how to contact with staff and pick up car after arrival at the airport. In my case, I asked help center in the airport and he called rental car office on behalf of me. Since most of tourists do not have local phone, so that better to communicate by whatapp or sms for arrival. Pls make clear 1) chic rent car doesn’t have counter in the airport 2) once arrive, pls send sms or whatsup 3) pls wait for the car at No2 exit, staff bring the car. Then overseas tourist is very safe and comfortable. I hope company better to improve this point.

8.0 Very good

May 2023

KAYAK
Overall good, just reply message is slow

10.0 Wonderful

Feb. 2022

KAYAK
Good car , lovely staff and excellent services

1 out of 1

Europcar

8.0

Very good

1 review

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

8.0

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Arrival Hall - Gate 2 404 Moo 10

+66 61 410 0248

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4.0 Mediocre

May 2024

KAYAK
Very nice staff i suggested, but old and poor car that it really hard to accelerate speed.

1 out of 1

Avis

7.0

Cleanliness

5.0

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

7.0

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Chiang Rai Airport

Monday07:30 - 20:00
Tuesday07:30 - 20:00
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8.0 Very good

Jan. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Fuss free arrangements got our car in no time and all in good condition.

6.0 Okay

Nov. 2022

KAYAK
they have very old and used cars...

1 out of 1

ASAP Car Rentals

8.0

Very good

No reviews available

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

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Golden Triangle Tours, 590 Phaholyothin Rd., Muang

+66 632 713 933

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Drive Car Rental

7.4

Good

No reviews available

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

6.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.1

Value for money

7.4

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Chiangrai International Airport, Chiangrai , Exit 2, Car Park Zone A

+66 53 793 683

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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Sixt

8.3

Very good

No reviews available

One location in Chiang Rai

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Sanambin road, Baankoo-Rimkok

+66 814 526 622

Opening times not available

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THAIRENTACAR

8.3

Very good

No reviews available

One location in Chiang Rai

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Chiang Rai Intl Airport 404 Moo 10 Baan Du Arrival Hall 1st Floor desk in terminal

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LOCA MALIN

10.0

Wonderful

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Chiang Rai Airport CEI

+66 53 793 393

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Dollar

5.9

Fair

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404m.10 T.bandu A Muang

+66 85 379 8252

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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Carify

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One location in Chiang Rai

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Domestic Teminal Arrival Hall 1st Floor near Gate No 2-3 Rd., Muang

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National

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Chiangrai Intl Airport

+66 53 793 683

Monday00:00 - 00:00
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Runway Car Rentals

No score available yet

One location in Chiang Rai

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148/2 Moo 3, Rimkok subdistrict, Muang district, Chiang Rai

+66 84 823 3443

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Shouqi

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One location in Chiang Rai

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Arrival Hall - Gate 2 404 Moo 10

+86 10 6064 1387

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Sunnycars

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Tumbon Baandu Ampher Meung

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Thrifty

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One location in Chiang Rai

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404m.10 T.bandu A Muang

+66 85 379 8252

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
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9.6 Wonderful

Nov. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Price-value good

Cons:

It was not clear that Thrifty is explored by Herz, so we had to search gyo find the right office on the airport of Chiangrai.

VIPCars Recommendation

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One location in Chiang Rai

Locations in Chiang Rai

Mae Fah Luang - Chiang Rai International Airport

+66 2 026 1258

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
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13 travellers who rented a car in Chiang Rai gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.9

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Compact

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