Car Rental in Bangkok
This information is correct as of July 2015.
Where to rent a car in Bangkok
Several car rental agencies run their services in and around the central business district of Bangkok in Thailand. This simply shows the vigorous transportation utilisation in the city, not only by the locals but also by the visitors. Most of the car rental companies are situated within the city's main grid, around the areas of Huai Khwang, Hatchathewi, Khlong Tan nuea, Watthana, Suan Laung, Sathon, Khlong San, and others. Other car rental companies also offer their services from the airport. These car rental firms include local Expert Car Rental, Tact Car Rental, Master Car Rental, Ezy Rent A Car, Thai International Rent A Car, Siam Rent A car, Krungthai Car Rent, Highway Star Car Rent, and international Hertz, Budget, Avis, Thrifty, and others. Most, if not all, car rental companies have various promotions and deals for customers to choose from, providing discounts, daily, weekly, and monthly rates, and other services.
What to expect when renting a car from Bangkok
Bangkok is a huge city with good and well-maintained roads. However, driving in the city can be considered a nightmare, primarily because of the massive traffic jams, a complicated web of expressways/tollways, and often confusing road signs written in the local language. If driving, always be aware of sudden lane changes by cars and reckless motorcycle drivers who tend to weave through the traffic. Busy roads will often be slow moving too, especially in the main areas, so make sure to pack some patience. Do not park on the road in busy districts such as Siam, as the vehicle might be locked in between other cars. Use covered car parks found around the city, or park away from the main roads and then simply walk back. Outside the central business district, roads are comparably lighter – with only a few sections having traffic build up.
Getting to your destination
Once a prosperous Siamese trade and political capital, Ayutthaya was mostly devastated during the civil unrest in the history of Thailand. However, the remnants of its glorious past are still seen as of this day: temples, ruin sites, and others. Modern markets, as well as arts and craft centres have also risen in the area. Ayutthaya can be re4603`ached via the Sirat Expressway from central Bangkok, going to the direction of Udon Ratthaya and Bang Pa-in Pak and the AH2 all the way to Ayutthaya.
Often overshadowed by its World War II history, Kanchanaburi is actually a beautiful diversion just some two hours or so from Bangkok. Bask in the place's serenity by doing some bamboo rafting along the River kwae, and learn about the locale by going on the Khmer temple ruins tour.
Kanchanaburi can be reached via Routes 4, 323, and 324.
Fancy some shopping? Head out to the Amphawa district for some one-of-a-kind shopping experience! Amphawa is famous for its floating market along the Khlong Amphawa, together with its vast array of vintage cafes, restaurants, and wooden shop-houses selling artsy souvenirs. Whip up some of the best dishes by buying fresh produce and having them cooked here.
From central Bangkok, Amphawa can be reached by following Routes 9 and 35 going towards 325 to Route 6006 in Amphawa.