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Car hire at Chiang Rai Airport

Driver's age: 26-65
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Top tips for hiring a car at Chiang Rai airport

  • Mae Fah Luang Chiang Rai Airport (CEI) is one of the largest airports in Thailand and the main airport for Northern Thailand. It is about an 8-minute drive from the heart of Chiang Rai and a 3 hour drive from Chiang Mai (the largest city in Thailand). You can rent a car from a variety of car rental companies at Chiang Rai Airport. This includes SIXT, Budget, Avis, Europcar, and Hertz. There is a transportation counter in the arrival hall where all of the car rental kiosks are located.
  • Although there is an abundance of taxis and tuk-tuks (Thailand transport) at the airport, having your own rental car will make it convenient to get to charming towns and hidden tourist spots in Northern Thailand. It will also give you the freedom to travel when you want. Chiang Rai Airport car hires are on the first floor of the terminal in the arrival hall and right across from the domestic and international arrival lounges.
  • A Chiang Rai Airport car hire is convenient. You can go right from the plane to the rental car kiosk to pick up your car. The hours for the car rental companies at this location vary. Europcar and Hertz are open a little longer than some of the other rental car agencies. They are open 7 days a week from 8 am to 8 pm. If you need to return your car after the rental agency is closed, you'll have to make arrangements with them to do so. Some agencies allow a late return and some do not.
  • You'll head right outdoors to Gate #2 to pick up your car rental at Chiang Rai Airport. This is the same place where you'll return your rental car.  You can find the best deal for a car rental by comparing rental car companies on KAYAK. Along with easy price comparisons, you can add affordable amenities to your car hire bookings such as roadside assistance, infant/toddler/child car seats, rail racks, and GPS to help you navigate the city and region.
  • Book your car hire at Chiang Rai airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car at Chiang Rai airport

  • What are the requirements to rent a car at the Chiang Rai Airport?

    First, you must be at least 21 years of age to enjoy a car rental at Chiang Rai Airport. You must also be an experienced driver, having driven for at least two years, and you must have an acceptable driving record. At the time of renting your car, you must show the agent a Thailand driver's license. If you're a foreign driver, you'll need to provide proof of an international driver's permit. It is also a good idea to have your passport or another form of identification with you.

  • How can I pay for a car rental at Chiang Rai Airport?

    Car rental companies at this location require that you have a credit card to rent a car. The most widely accepted are American Express, MasterCard, and Visa. If you want to pay using a debit card, you'll need to get approval from the car rental agency prior to your arrival. When you use a debit card, you could be limited to the type of car that you can rent. Also, the rental car agent will still need a credit card for a hold. So how does it work? It is simple. A deposit or hold will be placed on your credit card temporarily and the agent will deduct the total amount of the car rental from your debit account when the car rental period is complete.

  • What amenities and services are provided for car rental customers at Chiang Rai Airport?

    At this airport, you'll have access to an ATM machine and a currency exchange counter. Other amenities offered to passengers at this airport include restaurants, shops, VIP lounges, a spa, and assistance for passengers with limited mobility such as bathrooms with accessible toilets and sinks, and elevators.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Chiang Rai airport?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Chiang Rai airport to off-airport locations include Avis, Budget, Hertz, National, THAIRENTACAR , and Thrifty.

Chiang Rai Airport car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

10.0

Wonderful

1 review
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

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404m.10 T.bandu A.muang

+66 83 540 6157

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2023

KAYAK
The people were helpful and friendly.

1 out of 1

Budget

9.3

Wonderful

2 reviews

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

9.3

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Arrival Terminal

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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7.6 Good

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Vehicle size was exactly what we needed for four adults with luggage.

Cons:

Expected on airport office, or representative to meet us. Had to ask around to find out where the in town office was, and the hire a cab to get there and rent the vehicle. Confusion on turn-in. I was told a Budget rep would pick up the car at our hotel by Chiang Rai rep. When I called for pick-up in Chiang Mai I was told they did not pick up. Eventually they relented and picked up the car. Car pick-up person in Chiang Mai expected me to pay the rental fee even though I had already paid in Chaing Rai. Good thing I had the receipt to prove payment.

1 out of 1

keddy by Europcar

8.6

Very Good

3 reviews

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

8.6

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Arrival Hall - Gate 2 404 Moo 10

+66 817 962 678

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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6.0 Okay

Jan 2024

KAYAK
車の整備が甘かった。

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Good and proper service, friendly contact when arrive the airport. What ever promised has delivered.

1 out of 1

Chic Car Rent

8.0

Very Good

3 reviews

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

9.0

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Golden Triangle Tours, 590 Phaholyothin Rd., Muang

+66 632 258 338

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6.0 Okay

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Overall is good. Car is clean, staff is friendly. But I was so frustrated to understand how to contact with staff and pick up car after arrival at the airport. In my case, I asked help center in the airport and he called rental car office on behalf of me. Since most of tourists do not have local phone, so that better to communicate by whatapp or sms for arrival. Pls make clear 1) chic rent car doesn’t have counter in the airport 2) once arrive, pls send sms or whatsup 3) pls wait for the car at No2 exit, staff bring the car. Then overseas tourist is very safe and comfortable. I hope company better to improve this point.

8.0 Very Good

May 2023

KAYAK
Overall good, just reply message is slow

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2022

KAYAK
Good car , lovely staff and excellent services

1 out of 1

Europcar

8.0

Very Good

1 review

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

8.0

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Arrival Hall - Gate 2 404 Moo 10

+66 61 410 0248

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4.0 Mediocre

May 2024

KAYAK
Very nice staff i suggested, but old and poor car that it really hard to accelerate speed.

1 out of 1

Avis

7.0

Cleanliness

5.0

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

7.0

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Chiang Rai Airport

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8.0 Very Good

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Fuss free arrangements got our car in no time and all in good condition.

6.0 Okay

Nov 2022

KAYAK
they have very old and used cars...

1 out of 1

ASAP Car Rentals

8.0

Very Good

No reviews available

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

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8.0

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8.0

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Golden Triangle Tours, 590 Phaholyothin Rd., Muang

+66 632 713 933

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Drive Car Rental

5.0

Fair

No reviews available

Cleanliness

5.0

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5.0

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5.0

Value for money

5.0

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Chiangrai International Airport, Chiangrai , Exit 2, Car Park Zone A

+66 53 793 683

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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THAIRENTACAR

8.3

Very Good

No reviews available

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Chiang Rai Intl Airport 404 Moo 10 Baan Du Arrival Hall 1st Floor desk in terminal

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Sixt

8.1

Very Good

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Sanambin road, Baankoo-Rimkok

+66 814 526 622

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LOCA MALIN

10.0

Wonderful

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Chiang Rai Airport CEI

+66 53 793 393

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Dollar

5.8

Fair

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404m.10 T.bandu A Muang

+66 85 379 8252

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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Carify

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Domestic Teminal Arrival Hall 1st Floor near Gate No 2-3 Rd., Muang

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National

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Chiangrai Intl Airport

+66 53 793 683

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Shouqi

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Arrival Hall - Gate 2 404 Moo 10

+86 10 6064 1387

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Sunnycars

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Mae Fah Luang Chiang Rai International Airport

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Thrifty

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404m.10 T.bandu A Muang

+66 85 379 8252

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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9.6 Wonderful

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Price-value good

Cons:

It was not clear that Thrifty is explored by Herz, so we had to search gyo find the right office on the airport of Chiangrai.

VIPCars Recommendation

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Mae Fah Luang - Chiang Rai International Airport

+66 2 026 1258

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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13 travellers who hired a car in Chiang Rai Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.8

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Most popular car type

Economy