Car hire at Krabi Airport (KBV) is a very popular way to tour Thailand. Traffic in cities can be a little chaotic by UK or European standards but it is comfortable for most drivers. Having your own vehicle allows you to see so much more of this incredible country You will be able to reach hilltop villages, out of the way beaches and more mountainous locations than if you were travelling by bus. You are also free to manage your own schedule.
If you’re considering a car hire at Krabi Airport (KBV), it’s worth trading up to a 4x4 or another larger vehicle for travelling in Thailand. You will feel safer and more comfortable in this more elevated position. Car hire firms will be able to offer you manual or automatic transmission. The automatic option is very useful as it simplifies your journey so alert the company if that's what you prefer. Major roads are very busy so you need as little distraction as possible while travelling. A GPS would also be a good additional piece of technology to have in your car.
When you are ready to return your vehicle, simply look for the car hire car park signs on your approach to the airport. Follow these to find a parking spot. Remove your personal items and return your keys and documents in the main terminal. Once your vehicle has been checked you are free to depart. If you arrive out of hours and drop your keys it’s worth taking a few photos of your vehicle in case it is damaged between you leaving it and when it is checked.
Most Krabi car hire firms work from 08:00 to 20:00 although some, like Europcar, work 24h. Working hours are similar at weekends as on weekdays so you shouldn’t have any difficulty returning your car during normal hours. Tourists in Thailand are advised not to self-drive at night for security reasons, so if you do need to arrive early morning, request advice from staff at your hire company when you are collecting it. It may be possible for a driver to meet you at your accommodation and drive you to Krabi Airport, for example.
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FAQs about renting a car at Krabi Airport
There are two terminals at Krabi Airport - Domestic and International. On arrival, you’ll find car hire companies in the Arrivals Hall of the International Terminal. Staff there will be able to help you make choices around your vehicle type and give advice about driving to specific destinations. The collection point is immediately outside the main terminal so you can walk there or have your car brought to the terminal to collect you.
Car hire staff at Krabi Airport are very experienced dealing with foreign tourists. They can process your vehicle and have you on the road in a relatively short amount of time. On return it’s probably wise to add 45min to your normal pre-departure arrival time in case there are queues when you are returning your keys and finalising paperwork.
Krabi Airport car hire desks are based in the airport terminal, so you can avail of all the amenities there. These include information desks, toilets, restaurants and cafes as well as waiting areas and baby-changing facilities.
A car hire at Krabi Airport requires a valid driving licence and a credit card. UK and EU driving licences are accepted in Thailand without an International Driving Permit. The minimum age to hire a car is 21 and all drivers under 25 will pay a young driver surcharge.
On average a rental car at Krabi Airport costs C$ 34 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at keddy by Europcar (C$ 25/day), Sixt (C$ 27/day) and Drive Car Rental (C$ 27/day).
Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Krabi Airport to off-airport locations include Budget, and Avis.