Car Hire Khon Kaen - Compare Budget, Avis, National and others
Sixt and Budget offer self drive 4WD drive in the Fortuner 7 seater and 4 door pickup categories. The Isuzu MU7 is in the same category as the Toyota Fortuner, the large SUV’s are powered by 3.0 liter Diesel engines can seat 5 in comfort with 2 extra rear folding seats that will enable 7 passengers. For larger groups that need more than an MPV, Budget can offer the Toyota Hiace with 12 seats is perfect for touring or golfing holidays. All vehicles come with collision damage waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection, currently we have an exclusive offer with Budget Thailand that includes ZERO Excess.
Local transport in Khon Kaen is signed in Thai only, making it difficult for visitors to negotiate routes. With budget car rental in Khon Kaen you can avoid local, shared taxis and discover the surrounding Thai city of Udon Thani and the town of Roi Et in comfort.
- Safety : Always think motorbikes before opening the car door of your taxi or self drive rental. Motorbikes are everywhere and frequently travel up the inside space between the road and the pavement.
- Crash Helmets : The wearing of crash helmets is not strictly enforced and it is not uncommon to see motorcyclists without helmets driving at 80 km plus. As such always be vigilant, stay alert and give motor bikes plenty of space. Accidents unfortunately are a frequent occurrence in the land of smiles, but if you drive slowly with care and respect you will avoid these sometimes horrific accidents. I personally have been driving in Thailand for 12 years and have had only 1 accident, unfortunately it included a motor bike but he survived thanks to a safety helmet.
After you get accustomed to the motorbikes and with the help of a good map or sat navigation driving a rental car is one of the best way to explore Thailand.
Through CarHireThailand.co.uk links with the key car rental companies that service Khon Kaen they can offer the best price coupled with local English speaking support. Budget, NATIONAL and Sixt are all represented in the airport arrivals hall. Thai Rent a Car do not have a desk but do provide a meet and greet service. Please enter your flight details, all suppliers will meet all flight regardless of arrival time without extra charges.
Northeast Thailand's main city and a university hub, Khon Kaen is connected to other major Thai cities by Highway 2. While the city itself offers Buddhist temples and museums of interest, one of the greatest joys in visiting this region is making road trips out of the city.
Suggested Trips In and Around Khon Kaen
Northeast Thailand’s largest university is located here, and the city is an important hub for all things commercial. Present day Khon Kaen is educated, youthful, and without a doubt, on the move. While it's the kind of city that is more likely to found on a best-places-to-live list, rather than a traveller's itinerary, there are for sure more than enough interesting attractions, and good facilities to make a visit worthwhile.
Khon Kaen is a large province with plenty of attractions. You could head southeast to the Khmer ruins at Prasat Puay Noi; southwest to see gorgeous mutmee silk crafted in Chonnabot; northeast to Baan Khok Sa-Nga, where the locals are known for keeping king cobras as pets; or west to the large Ubonrattana Reservoir, and take in the dinosaur attractions of Phu Wiang.
Art & Culture Museum
Khon Kaen's leading arts showcase is a two-storey gallery at Khon Kaen University which features monthly installations of predominantly professional artists. While it is open 7 days a week, it does occasionally close down for a day or two in order to change the exhibitions.
Wat Pho Ban Nontan Buddhist temple in Khon Kaen
Just off the lake, is a peaceful tree-surrounded temple and a meditation centre that predates the city. The ground floor is covered with ingeniously sculpted trees, animals, and village scenes of people acting out old Isan proverbs. In addition, there is also a small museum under the bóht, and areas that are allotted for getting a great Thai massage.
Prasat Pueai Noi
Prasat Pueai Noi is the largest and most complete Khmer historical sites in Khon Kaen in addition to the upper Northern regional of Thailand. Prasat Pueai Noi, which is called ‘Pra That Koo Thong’ by the local people paying respect to it, is presumed to have been established in the 16th - 17th centuries as a site for religious ceremonies. Its architec