Koh Samui Car Rental

Car hire in Koh Samui to beat taxi prices


There is no public transport in Koh Samui.
Walking on the road sides is not a good idea...

Driving in Koh Samui is easy, there is a convenient “ring road” that goes around the island to get you anywhere without complications. There is no public transport on the island and walking around is dangerous. So what are the options to move around the island?

Taxis in Koh Samui: An expensive option that lacks independence. Koh Samui becomes an expensive place to visit if you are planning to move around using taxis. Koh Samui taxi prices are very high in Samui. As in many other locations in Southeast Asia, the taxi gill is run by mafias. Taxi meters are for decoration. Expect heavy and frustrating haggling with taxi drivers that will end up always in you overpaying.

Renting a scooter: Very dangerous and not rain suitable. Scooters are an inexpensive and enjoyable option to move around the island, but extremely dangerous. Koh Samui roads have one of the highest motorbike accident rates in the World. Not for beginner drivers or families.

Koh Samui car rental: Safe, comfortable, and versatile. Book in advance to get a good price and when available, try to rent with a well known rent a car company such as Avis, Hertz, Sixt, National or Eurpecar. If you have to rent from a local supplier, make sure to check the rental agreement and conditions carefully and walk away if anything looks dubious. NEVER let your passport or any ID as deposit.



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Finding a car hire in Koh Samui can be challenging. It involves taking risks and sometimes painful negotiations. You never know for sure if the car has the right insurance, if the dealer has a car rental permit or if the car history is “clean”. Horror stories renting cars and motorbikes in Thailand happen everyday.


We work with large car rental companies like Avis, National, Budget, Sixt, or Hertz. With these well known car rental companies you can go ahead and reserve your car online.

We endorse as well with a number of local car rental companies in Koh Samui we know and trust. Book a well known brand now or send an inquiry to our car rentals partners. With big car rentals you can book instantly. For smaller Koh Samui car rentals, fill the form with your needs and preferences. If the local car rentals have vehicles available they will send you a quotation and rental proposal. *Note KohPlanner is not directly involved in the quotation process and car rental operation.


Thailand is safe, but be smart and take precautions

Plan and reserve online to have access to more and better choices. Waiting to be on-site will narrow your options to whatever is available, including car rentals and many other services and activities.

NEVER leave your original passport as a deposit to ANYONE. It is accepted to leave 5,000 to 10,000 Baht insurance excess as a deposit. Make sure your car hire in Koh Samui has the right level of insurance. Make sure your dealer is registered as a Koh Samui car rental company in Thailand.

If you chose to rent a scooter, think twice if you are not an experienced driver. Driving in Thailand can be reckless. Thailand is not the place to learn how to ride a motorbike.

Feel free to ask us any questions you may have, we are here to help!

Koh Samui Car Rental


We research for you

We already did the heavy lifting to find you the right Koh Samui car rentals. Book instantly global brands like Avis, Hertz or Sixt, or Fill the car reservation form for local suppliers.

Dealers we trust

We make sure our visitors don't fall into tourist traps. Either book a well known brand such as Avis, Budget, Thrifty, National or Sixt, or get quotes from our trusted partners.


We get you the best value for your car hire in Koh Samui. Our trusted partners will compete with their best prices to get the booking! A fair price for your rent a car with the right cover.

Painless process

Book a big car rental brand instantly.
For local suppliers:
1. Fill the car rental preferences
2. Our partner send their best offers
3. Get your car delivered

Car rentals in Koh Samui

Our rent a car dealers will provide you with a car in good conditions, insured, cleaned and delivered to your resort, airport or pier upon your arrival to Koh Samui.

Book with confidence

We only work with global rent a car companies and local dealers we trust. Search on KohPlanner for the best value for your car rental in Koh Samui.


Popular choices for your Koh Samui car rental.

Small car for rent in Koh Samui

Compact Car Rental

Economy car rental option, perfect for light use on well maintained roads. Easy to park and cheap to run.

Mitsubishi Mirage
Suzuki Swift
Toyota Yaris

Car Hire Koh Samui - Sedan

Sedan Car Rental

Good value car rentals with comfort and responsiveness. Ideal for family use on well maintained roads.

Toyota Vios
Suzuki Ciaz
Nissan Almera

SUV for rent - Koh Samui car rentals

SUV Car Rental

A top all rounded car rental perfect for all conditions drive, including off-road and monsoon season.

Toyota Fortuner
Mitsubishi Pajero
Honda CRV

Pickup truck for rent - Koh Samui Car Hire

Pick Up Car Rental

All surface winners and Koh Samui rental favorites for versatility in all driving conditions.

Toyota Vigo
Ford Ranger
Isuzu D-Max

sport car rental koh samui

Special Car Rental

This category may include high end manufacturers like:

There is limited availability of this type of cars but if you are looking for something extra special our local suppliers may help

Boat rentals Koh Samui

Boat Rentals

Coming soon!
We are working on a section for boat rentals and private bespoke tours in Koh Samui and the surrounding islands.
Give us some time to get this category ready!