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How to Rent a Car in Bangkok Without Drivers | Cheap Online Booking

Bangkok, Thailand the second top destination city from international travelers and the “World’s best City” in 2010-2013. The city is not just popular in the whole world because of her beauty but also because of the cheap prices of tourist spots and goods too. While there are numerous shopping spots, it is also good to rent a car in Bangkok without a driver so that travelers can fully utilize their itineraries without worrying a huge fee

Bringing a driver with you along the way, or renting a car with a driver package may become very expensive. But driving the car by yourselves will surely cost lesser compared to a full package with a driver. But are you prepared?

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Why Rent a Car?

  • No hassle in riding utility vehicles
  • Safety inside the car
  • Good for Family and a group of travelers
  • Travelers can put heavy equipment inside the car
  • Air-conditioned and comfortable
  • Travelers can manage their own time
  • Travelers can even camp using the vehicle if the car is fitted (i.e camping vans)

Why Rent a Car Without an Accompanied Driver?

  • Cheaper bundle
  • Nothing to worry with additional expense for the driver
  • More fun and private

Why Rent a Car WITH Driver

  • They know the road rules
  • They know the dangers in the road and in the City which is much safer for your Bangkok journeys
  • They know the locality and how people act
  • They know the best places to go with

So, have you decided on your mind on whether you want to rent a car in Bangkok with or without a driver? This is just a matter of privacy VS safety in the road since local drivers know the place.

How to Rent a Car in Bangkok Without Drivers in Auto Europe

Auto Europe is a cheap but world class car rental company that accepts Mastercard, Visa and American Express credit cards for payment. Sometimes, they also accept cash or checks, but in order to fully confirm that, travelers should call their toll-free hotline 0800 358 1229.

The company offers different kinds of cars from small to a family type van. They can offer vans with or without any drivers at all. The customization depends on the costumer.

If you still want to continue and book a car from their website, the steps provided below will guide you on how to successfully book in their page.

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Fill Up the Form

By navigating to Auto Europe’s Bangkok page (click the photo below), you can easily find a search box at the upper left corner of the website just like the photo shown.

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Photo credit: Auto Europe

Fill up the desired form and carefully double check it after. The payee and driver must be around 25-69 years old only with driver’s license that is allowed in Bangkok (more below).

Costumers can choose to be picked from Bangkok Don Muang Domestic Airport, Bangkok Savamabhuni or other pre-selected locations.

Choosing Your Car
After filling up the form, you will be redirected to another page where you can choose a couple of world-class but affordable car rentals in Bangkok without any drivers.

 

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Photo credit: Auto Europe

 

The cars with the lowest rates will be color green and in bold. It is to depict that they are the cheapest among the list of cars for rent in Thailand.

The car’s price that you have chosen can be clicked and the full details will be shown below the page.

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Photo credit: Auto Europe

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You can also add extra accessories such as infant seats or GPS that is around 200 BHT per day, which is actually good if you’re unfamiliar with the place.

Confirmation

After choosing the best car in your preference a new window will appear that shows every details that you needed.

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Photo credit: Auto Europe

Sometimes, the Auto Europe gives a special offer: a FREE DRIVER. It is up to you if you’re going to avail it or not. Now, it is time for you to choose whether you travel without any help or rent a car in Bangkok WITH driver.

If the details are correct, head to the next page by clicking continue.

Payment
A new page will appear that will ask your personal details such as full name, address and credit card information.

In this page, you are required to fill out all forms in order to proceed.

Is it safe?

Yes. The company accepts credit card payments that only serves legit websites. They also have a Trustwave badge that adds up to the trustworthy rating.

 

The website also don’t store credit card information according to their Frequently Asked Questions. 

Payment Methods are:

  • Credit/Debit Card Mastercard
  • Credit/Debit Card  VISA card 
  • Credit/Debit Card AmericanExpress
  • Cash / Deposit (sometimes/upon request)

Also check the latest reviews of happy customers in Thailand:

Reviewed by: DAVID – October 8, 2016
About the service from Auto Europe
No problems – price acceptable

About the service from the local car rental company THAI RENT
Usually late for collection and delivery but not this trip

Reviewed by: STEPHEN – March 6, 2016
About the service from Auto Europe
Have every confidence that Auto Europe can provide an excellent service every time. I will certainly consider them when I hire cars in the future.

About the service from the local car rental company – THAI RENT
The check in experience was quick and easy at the airport desk, which was easy to find. Checking over the car was simple and within about 15 minutes we were on our way. Handing the car back was just as easy but quicker. Overall a pleasant experience and would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by: JOHN – February 10, 2015
About the service from Auto Europe
No problems here

About the service from the local car rental company
Only criticism I had was where in Bangkok Airport the car had to be returned as when I went to departures expecting this to be the drop off I spent 15 minutes trying to find out the drop off was in fact at the arrivals hall. Once that was sort everything was perfect. Most likely used again though as the staff at the airport were very polite and helpful.

Contact Auto Europe Afterwards
After a successful payment, it is best to call the company about your car rental in Thailand. Auto Europe also has an email address that can be reached by costumers.

Driving Information in Bangkok Thailand
License  Requirements
A local or foreign driver’s license with English language and valid photo must be carried while driving a car in Thailand. Tourists can use their foreign driver’s license if their countries have treaties with the Thai Government under the 1949 Geneva Convention on Road Traffic or the 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic.

This includes the USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and other famous countries in the world. To be sure, you can contact the Department of Land Transportation of Thailand, or your Embassy for advice.

An International Driver’s License or Permit is also accepted in Thailand according to Anglo Info.

Age Restrictions
The Auto Europe’s age restriction is 21 years old up to 69 years old. But in some cases, they only accept 25 years old depending on the policy of the car rental company in Thailand.
This is to ensure that the driver has the skills to drive in Bangkok, Thailand.

But in reality, the legal age of driving cars in Thailand is 18 years old and above. The Auto Europe company only tries to ensure the safety of the tourists who avail their services.

Road Signs and Rules
Sometimes it will be hard to know the road signs in Bangkok if you’re a foreign driver. In order to drive safely in Thailand, you can check out this post to know more about the road signs in the awesome country.

Sometimes travelers tend to drink at the local pubs. Upon driving the alcohol percentage to your blood must not exceed by 0.5mg for license holders with more than 5 years experience. Those who are new must only have a 0.2mg alcohol or less. In short, just don’t drive if you drunk any kind of booze. It’s much much safer since you do not know the people in the country.

Drivers must also watch out on speed limits because if caught, you are needed to fine a couple of bucks in their station……. or in some cases on the spot.

Other Information in Driving at Thailand

  • Seat belts are mandatory. It is for safety.
  • Thailand’s driving is Left side of the road.
  • Do not use mobile phones and any gadgets while driving
  • Always carry your valid driver’s license, registration form, insurance and other documents such as VISA or passport for tourists.
  • Flashing the headlight does not mean “you can go now”, just like in most western countries but it means “I’m going through! Get atta my way dude!”.
  •  Just like in the Philippines, there are many motorbikes and any small vehicles that might shoulder the road. They can come from your right or left, so just be extra careful on that.
  • Some larger vehicles will assume that smaller ones will always give way for them, always be in check
  • Again, just like in the Philippines, sometimes the road will be closed. And sometimes they will only put some things ahead the road to notify that it’s a “road closed”. Sometimes they will only use a couple of tree branches put together, some reflectors and so on. Be extra careful in locating these things.

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Verdict

Auto Europe is a renowned car rental company fitted for travelers. They offer cheap car rentals in Bangkok and anywhere in the world with or without drivers. In order to successfully rent a car in Bangkok without driver under the jurisdiction of Auto Europe, it is best to call them ahead and ask whatever information are needed while en route. Researching about the country’s driving habits, rules and signs will surely be a good idea to stay safe while in the road.

 

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