Car Hire at Ubon Ratchathani Airport
This information is correct as of November 2015
Car hire at Ubon Ratchathani Airport gives you the freedom to explore Thailand's beautiful north-east at your own pace. With your own vehicle you'll find plenty of beautiful national parks, breathtaking temples and bustling cities, all within striking distance.
Where to hire a car at Ubon Ratchathani Airport
Avis, National, Sixt, Budget, Hertz, Bizcar Rental and Thai Rent a Car all offer car hire from Ubon Ratchathani Airport.
Petrol stations near Ubon Ratchathani Airport
If you select a 'full to full' car rental agreement you will need to hand your car back with a full tank.
There are two PTT petrol stations on Uppalisan Road. Both are located to the east of the junction with Thepyothi Road, less than five minutes drive from the airport.
Driving around Ubon Ratchathani Airport
As soon as you leave the airport car park you'll find yourself in the city. The roads around the airport are small single carriageways. If you don't know the area very well and aren't 100% sure where you're going, we recommend choosing a car hire package that includes a sat-nav system. In Thailand traffic drives on the left-hand side of the road, just like in the UK.
Getting to your destination
Driving in north-eastern Thailand is more relaxing than you might be expecting, but it's still important to stay vigilant and drive defensively. If you're venturing into the countryside remember to tell your hotel where you're going, just in case you become lost. It's good practice to bring a map as well as a sat-nav. Ubon Ratchathani Easy-going Ubon Ratchathani is often overlooked by tourists, but provides a fantastic base for a relaxed Thai city break. Signposts proudly proclaim that this is the first spot in Thailand to see the sunrise. Expect some fantastic temples and extra-spicy local cuisine. It takes less than ten minutes to drive into downtown Ubon Ratchathani in light traffic. Parking in the city centre is widely available. We recommend choosing a hotel with a secure car park and using tuk-tuks to navigate the city streets. Save your car for excursions to national parks and historic attractions. Sisaket Angkor-era Khmer ruins and lush jungle characterise the area just outside the city limits. There's plenty for history buffs and culture vultures to enjoy. It takes about an hour and five minutes to drive to Sisaket from Ubon Ratchathani Airport. Mukdahan Home to the Thai-Lao friendship bridge, Mukdahan sits across the Mekong from Savannakhet. There's plenty of low-key attractions to keep you interested, with beautiful natural and historical sites just outside the city limits. It takes about two hours and twenty minutes to drive to Mukdahan from Ubon Ratchathani Airport.
Prices subject to change