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Budget Car Rentals in Phuket: All you need to know

There is no better way to see everything Phuket has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Budget rental car. Don't spend time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. When you have the keys to your own ride, you can drive anywhere you want to go, whenever you want. Make your upcoming getaway to Thailand even better with a Budget car rental.

Why drive with CarRentals.com?

With everything to do and see in and around , you'll want to take in more than the block your hotel is on while on your stay. Whether you have to have dinner at that latest bistro across town or see some of the local hot spots, you'll want your own auto to take in as much as possible during your visit. No matter where you end up staying in , if you want to get the most from your trip to the city, having access to your automobile is key.

CarRentals.com works with some of the top businesses. Started in 1958 in Los Angeles, Budget always works to provide the best rates for customers. With a name like Budget, you know this company will try to get you the lowest price.

What you need to know before you go

How do I get a Phuket Budget car rental at a great price?

CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best price, no matter when you reserve your vehicle. However, booking your car ahead of time can help keep spending low. Make sure to read the mileage policy and don't add an extra driver to avoid any surprise fees.

Do I need to bring anything special when I get my car rental in Phuket?

You will need to bring credit card, as well as your driver's license.

What is the minimum age to rent a car in Phuket?

Most suppliers in Phuket require that you at least be 21 years old to rent a car. Take time to review Budget's policy, as there may be added fees if you are under 25 or for higher category rentals especially.

What kind of Budget rental car should I get for my trip to Phuket?

That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Phuket. Economy or compact vehicles are good for short commutes and are easier to park. If you are traveling with a bigger group, then a SUV or a sedan will have more room for everyone's suitcases and offer a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a touch of luxury on their vacation can choose the premium category to get a car like an Audi A4 or Cadillac XTS or similar.

Does Thailand require car insurance?

You are required to have insurance before you rent in Thailand. Many major credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover) typically cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call your credit card company and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to . Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.

Does Budget require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?

Budget does require a deposit when you reserve your rental car. Budget will block the deposit on your credit once you book your car for your trip to Phuket. Please note that the deposit can vary greatly depending on the make and model of the vehicle.

Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to Budget?

We encourage a full tank policy. You receive the car with the needle at "F". If you return the rental with less than the amount that you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to triple the amount of current fuel prices to refill it. For a cheaper rate, it is best to find a filling station before you bring it back to Budget.

Why should I get unlimited miles?

Phuket certainly has its charms, but you may want to hit the road again after you've checked off all the activities in Phuket.

Does Budget offer one-way rentals in Phuket?

Budget offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it more convenient to return your rental at another Budget. However, there may be an additional charge when you choose one-way.

Reserve your ride today!

With so much to do and see in Phuket, having the keys to your own ride lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to check out more of Thailand, you can drive when you like, without trying to signal for a taxi or sign up for a ride-share.

Before your next trip, book your Budget Phuket rent-a-car and visit all the must-see sights. Reserve through CarRentals.com and drive the streets in Phuket, Thailand.