Bangkok is Thailand's vibrant capital city and one of the world's most visited destinations. Hire a rental car and explore ancient palaces, temples, floating river markets, and museums. Experience the impressive and renowned shopping malls and exciting nightlife.
Escape the city for the day and visit nearby seaside cities Pattaya and Hua Hin. With the freedom of a rental car, start your Thailand road trip in Bangkok and see other popular destinations such as Chiang Mai, Udon Thani and Phuket.
Renting a car from Don Mueang International Airport
Pre-book a cheap car hire for collection at Don Mueang International Airport in just a few clicks with AirportRentals.com. Use our powerful search engine to easily compare top quality vehicles from all the big name car rental companies.
Further narrow your search by car type, price, transmission type and more, using the handy preference filters. Select your preferred vehicle and add any extras you require. Simply and securely book online in just a few minutes and receive an instant confirmation.
Our customer service team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week should you require any assistance.
Searching for a rental car from Suvarnabhumi Airport? Visit the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport car rental page.
Don Mueang International Airport
Don Mueang International Airport is one of two airports in Bangkok and is located 30km from the downtown area. First opened in 1914, it is Asia's oldest airport and one of the busiest, servicing 30 million passengers a year.
There are two terminals. Terminal 1 is used for international flights, while Terminal 2 is for domestic routes. There is an extensive range of retail outlets, including duty-free shopping, fashion and accessories, souvenirs, books and more. Dining options include restaurants, cafes and fast food outlets. Indulge yourself with a visit to the onsite spa, sauna and hair salons.
WiFi is free throughout the terminals, with a 2-hour limit. Currency exchange and ATMs can be found in both the arrival and departure areas.
Head to the arrivals halls in both terminals to find the car rental customer service desks and pick up your hired car.
Driving your car hire in Bangkok
With a lot of traffic, expressways and the sheer size of Bangkok, driving for first-time visitors can be a little daunting. Plan your journey ahead of time and consider using a travel app or hiring a car with a navigation system. Be very cautious and considerate of what is happening around you.
Driving from Don Mueang International Airport to Bangkok city centre
Driving time from the airport to central Bangkok is approximately 30 minutes outside of the morning and afternoon rush hours, and up to an hour during these times. From the airport, follow the Don Muang tollway which connects the airport with central Bangkok.
Driving tips for Bangkok car rental
• Drive on the left-hand side of the road.
• Check for motorcycles before opening car doors.
• Obey the speed limits, police will be on the look out.
• Avoid driving at night when truck traffic is heavy.
Parking at Don Mueang International Airport and in the city centre
There are plenty of parking options at the airport with four parking buildings. Choose from the basement car park under Terminal 1, the car park connected to Terminal 2, a 3-story car park in the old domestic building and a 5-story car park accessible with a free shuttle service. Parking is charged by the hour and paid at the automatic machines.
Most hotels in Bangkok offer free off-street parking, as on-street parking can be difficult to find. Parking is available at most shopping malls, however, rates can be expensive.
Airportrentals.com offers great deals all over the world. Compare and save!