Quick Answer: Can Foreigners Drive In Thailand?

Is it safe to rent a car in Thailand?

Thailand officially has the second highest road fatality rate in the world.

You will get a copy of any damage to the car as you would in any country when you rent a car.

Keep it safe as it will be required when you return the car..

Can a tourist buy a car in Thailand?

Buying a car in Thailand is allowed for both Thai people and foreigners. You can buy a new car or a second-hand.

Is it difficult to drive in Thailand?

Overall, highways in this country are well maintained and serve most of the country, and road customs are not too difficult to understand. There are many additional transportation options you can make part of your trip, including tuk-tuks (auto rickshaws), trains, motorcycle taxis, buses, and more.

Is it dangerous to drive in Thailand?

Thailand’s provincial roads are the most dangerous with a death rate of 72 deaths per thousand in Rayong province while Bangkok’s roads, at most times a traffic log jam, are the safest. It appears to many observers that the dangers faced on Thailand’s roads is very much a Thai cultural aberration.

Do you need an International Drivers License to rent a scooter in Thailand?

Thousands of visitors each year rent a motorbike and ride around Thailand totally unlicensed. It’s illegal. You will need a driving license from your home country if you want to hire a motorbike or car. But, if you do not have an international license or a Thai license, you will be driving illegally.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Thailand?

On average a rental car in Thailand costs $39 per day.

Is it worth renting a car in Phuket?

The roads are hilly and you will be encountering many incompetent drivers with no driving license. Transportation in Phuket is expensive so a car rental can be cost-effective if you are going to be moving around a lot and there are more than one person.

Can I use UK driving Licence in Thailand?

Road travel You will need to apply for a Thai driving licence or, if you already hold a UK licence, an International Driving Permit. If you drive a car or ride a motorcycle in Thailand without a valid licence, this may invalidate your travel insurance if you have an accident or injury.

Which side is the steering wheel in Thailand?

In Thailand, vehicles drive to the left hand side of the road and speed limits are expressed in kilometres per hour. Road signs are also expressed in both English and Thai. When driving in Thailand it’s important to remember that road ‘rules’ and etiquette are different than what you may be used to at home.

Is an international driver’s license required in Thailand?

An international driving license is accepted as long as it is valid, but a foreign license is not accepted in Thailand. If you are a resident and eligible, you should obtain a Thai Driver’s License.

How can a foreigner get a driver’s license in Thailand?

Foreigners’ Guide to Obtaining A Thailand Driving LicenseStep 1 – Check you have the required documents.Step 2 – Send your Thai driving license application form.Step 3 – Taking your Thai driving license test.Step 4 – Getting your actual Thai driving License.