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Where is Phuket (province)?

Nothing beats dropping the windows of your rental car and zooming down long, smooth motorways. But before you take off on a big adventure in Phuket (province), how about discovering a little about this popular spot? Get set to say hello to Thailand, because that's where you'll need to go to get your adventure on the road.

What are the major attractions in Phuket (province)?

Get set to fill your travel itinerary with incredible sights and memorable experiences. Here are some of the most awesome attractions Phuket (province) has to offer. Promthep Cape (2 miles from the center of Rawai) Bangla Road (0.6 miles from the center of Patong) Phuket Fantasea (1 mile from the center of Kamala)

What are the best road trip destinations in Phuket (province)?

Adventure is waiting for you around every twist and turn of this incredible area. Phuket (province) is one of those places where the journey is just as thrilling as every one of its stunning destinations. With your own rental car, you can spend as long or as little as you like discovering every square inch of it. Here are some of the most well-known cities to explore in this exciting place:

  • Chalong (population of 18,100)
  • Patong (population of 14,800)
  • Rawai (population of 13,600)
  • Ban Mai Chalae (population of 5,000)

How can I get a cheap car rental in Phuket (province)?

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  • Include both airport and non-airport pickup and drop-off outlet locations to be sure you're getting the absolute best offer in town;
  • If you don't mind which day of the week you collect the keys to your car and your travel plans are flexible, experiment with days and dates to find the best deal;
  • Pickup and drop-off times usually need to be around the same time (e.g, both 10 a.m.) or you could be asked to pay for a full extra day;
  • Some places reward you for prepaying — keep a lookout for these offers;
  • Book as soon as your dates are set. You'll get the biggest selection early on.

What is the most popular rental car category in Phuket (province)?

Minis are the most popular sort of rental car in Phuket (province). Get behind the wheel of one of these fuel-efficient little runabouts and you'll be able to zip around the sights of Chalong and Patong with ease. They're more comfortable than you might expect — you can easily fit a weekend bag in the trunk if you're thinking of heading out of town.

That all said, Phuket (province) is well known for its rolling hills, forests, and valleys. It'd be a shame not to leave the city limits to savor these striking scenes. If that sounds enticing, rent a full-size car or an SUV. Even if you don't think you'll wander off the beaten track, you'll welcome all the extra legroom.

Should I get a luxury rental car in Phuket (province)?

There's loads of choice when it comes to renting a car in Phuket (province). From SUVs with trunk space galore to zippy little compacts that make parking a breeze, you'll find it all here. Selecting your perfect match of course depends on your budget and where you plan to go. There are some road trips that are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas others don't need anything more than four wheels and a gas pedal. The choice is yours.

What do I need to know about driving in Thailand?

There's no better way to discover the delights of Phuket (province) than from behind the wheel of your own rental car. But before you buckle your seat belt and head off, it's worth studying up on some of the road rules and regulations. Here are a few tips and hints to help make your trip as safe and easy as possible:

What side of the road do they drive on in Phuket (province)?

In Phuket (province), you'll need to stick to the left side of the road. This means the steering wheel is on the right-hand side. If you've opted for a manual transmission vehicle, you'll be shifting gears with your left hand.

Are there speed limits in Phuket (province)?

Generally, speed limits in Phuket (province) range from 60 km/h to 120 km/h. In residential areas, you're not usually allowed to travel faster than 60 km/h.

What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Thailand?

In most cases, your chosen rental car company will bill the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may share your contact information with the relevant local law enforcement agency so they can issue a fine directly to you.

Are seat belts compulsory in Thailand?

Seat belts are required in Thailand. That being said, this rule may vary for some vehicles, such as those operated by public transportation systems.

Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Phuket (province)?

It is prohibited to use your cell phone while driving around Phuket (province), and you may also be charged a fine for just holding your phone if you're in control of a vehicle. That said, the use of hands-free or Bluetooth functions is allowed, as long as you keep your attention on the road.

What are the rules around drink driving in Phuket (province)?

When operating a vehicle in Phuket (province), it's an offence to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) greater than 0.05%. Planning to have a couple of drinks over lunch or dinner? Consider taking a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.

Is turning on a red light allowed in Phuket (province)?

Traffic laws in Phuket (province) allow drivers at a red light to turn into the lane nearest to them without waiting for a green signal. Before doing so, the car must stop completely and the driver must be certain that the way is clear before continuing on.

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