Driving in Thailand is not for the fainthearted. Hazards come in the form of potholed roads, confusing intersections, poorly maintained vehicles, and dangerous driving. For any visitors wanting to explore away from the usual tour routes, hiring a car with a driver who is used to the roads is by far the best option. International and local car rentals operate in Hua Hin. The standard of local rental companies varies enormously. The most popular to hire by tourist are mopeds and jeeps. When hiring a car make sure that the company is legally registered with fully insured vehicles. Usually you free pick-up and delivery of the hired vihicle can be arranged.
Tips for driving in Thailand.
Speed limit for cars is 60 kph. in town, 100 kph. on highways and 120 kph. on motorways except when overtaking.
Road signs follow international standards.
Service stations with convenience stores and clean toilets can be found near towns, intersections and populated areas. However, it is wise to top-up the tank periodically rather than wait until it’s almost empty when venturing into unfamiliar territory. Credit cards are not generally accepted.
Unless thoroughly familiar with the road, night driving is to be avoided due to heavy truck-traffic. And so with dusk and dawn when eerie light can play tricks with driver’s perception of depth and distance.
Highway police can be reached by dialing 1193 and the Tourist police at 1699. ! In case of an accident, follow the instructions given at the time of rental.
Car Rental companies in Hua Hin:
Vizivo - 28/65 Naebkheharts rd, Hua Hin
Budget - 222/2 Petchkasem Rd, Hua Hin Grand Hotel and Plaza
Avis - 1349 Petchkasem Rd, Hua Hin
Bizcar 39/4 Petchakasem Rd next to Lotus Tesco Express
Thai Rent A Car Hua Hin Travel Soi 80, Petchachasem Rd, Hua Hin Thailand 087 - 5050501
Rental Car Hua Hin - Banyan Golf Resort Hua Hin, Thailand.
Car Rent Hua Hin - Railway Plaza, Hua Hin, 50m from Railway Station, next to 7/11
Hua Hin Car Rental Pavillion Village (50m past the entrance to The Sofitel Hotel)
The Hua Hin Car Rental Company - Virgin Drive
Virgin Drive - The Hua Hin Car Rental Company