Scooter Rental In Kamala – Your Guide To Get Riding In 2023
It’s easy to find motorbikes for hire in Thailand, but finding a trustworthy renter isn’t so easy. I’ve got the best two options for you when it comes to scooter rental in Kamala. I’ll also tell you about all the rules you should be following to ride legally in Phuket.
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How to rent a scooter in Kamala
I know it can be tough to read a whole post nowadays, so here’s the simplified version of my guide to scooter rental in Kamala, Phuket.
How much does it cost?
It will cost you between 250 – 300 THB to rent a scooter in Kamala. That’s the average price for motorbike hire all over Phuket from a trustworthy renter, and is for a basic 110 – 125cc bike.
Where to rent a scooter in Kamala
Here are the best two options when it comes to scooter rental in Kamala.
This is the modern way to rent a scooter in Thailand. Do it all online and get it delivered to you. Get a quote here.
The best scooter hire shop in Kamala. Pop in to see Faris, or message him on Whatsapp +66872787950
Get the right license
If you want to legally ride a scooter in Thailand you need a license from your home country. You also need an International Driving Permit. With an IDP you’ll avoid getting fined by local police if they stop you. Without one it’s down to your negotiation skills as to how much you’ll pay
You can get one emailed to you from the guys at the International Drivers Association.
That’s the short of it. If you want to know everything you need to know about scooter rental in Kamala please do read on.
- How to rent a scooter in Kamala
- Ultimate Guide to Scooter Rental in Kamala
- The Best Places for Scooter Rental in Kamala
- Scooter Rental in Kamala – FAQs
Ultimate Guide to Scooter Rental in Kamala
Now I’ll go into the finer details of things things you should know about before renting a scooter in Kamala, or anywhere in Phuket for that matter.
The price of daily, weekly and monthly scooter hire in Phuket
Kamala is no different to the rest of Phuket when it comes to the price. You might be able to get one cheaper from a guy on the street, but if you want to rent a scooter from a trustworthy company it will cost about 300 THB per day. You have to be careful of the bad eggs, that’s where the scams usually come from.
If you want to hire a motorbike for a week or more you’ll always get a discount. Monthly scooter rental could bring the price down to about 200 THB per day.
These prices are based on the standard 115-125cc bikes. If you want something more powerful you’re going to pay more. But if you just want to zip around like most people, a 125cc is plenty, even for two passengers.
Don’t forget the deposit
Along with the daily rental fee, you’ll also have to leave a security deposit. This is to cover any damage that you cause to the bike, or if you just decide to keep it and ride off into the sunset. I wouldn’t recommend that though, as you’d need more than in IDP to get you off the hook with the police!
The most common deposit for scooter rental in Kamala, and all over Thailand, is some cash and a copy of your passport. The cash amount is usually between 2000 – 3000 THB ($55 – $85).
If you can’t, or don’t want to hand over that much cash, you can probably just leave your physical passport as a deposit to rent a bike. It’s never my choice, but it is usually an option if you prefer it.
The Best Places for Scooter Rental in Kamala
I’m keeping this one simple and will only recommend two places. There are loads of options when it comes to renting a scooter in Kamala, and I’m not saying that renting one from your hostel or hotel is a bad idea, but I can highly recommend both of these guys to give you the most trustworthy service in Kamala.
Bikago – The easiest way to rent a scooter
If you’re the kind of person who likes to book and pay for everything online, Bikago is the one for you. That’s because you can do it all online, get the bike delivered to you and collected from you, all without having to speak to anyone. Well, it would be a bit rude if you didn’t thank the delivery driver, but you get my point.
Not only can you do it all online, the prices are just as good as the local shops and they offer things like insurance and roadside assistance. It’s definitely worth getting a quote online if you’re thinking about scooter rental in Kamala.
I rented a scooter from Faris at Kamala Motorbike a couple of times before I discovered Bikago. Both times I received the best service from Faris and his family. The bikes were always in great condition and were available at decent prices.
The best way to get a quote is to check out their website and then send Faris a WhatsApp on +66872787950 telling him what you’re after. He’ll come back to you with a price and then you can go and check it out if you’re happy with it.
This is the best place to rent a motorbike in Kamala if you want a real beast of a motorbike. You can rent a range of bikes from these guys, all the way up to a 750cc Honda X-ADV. But that will cost you around 2,500 THB per day, which is about ten times what you’ll pay for a standard 125cc scooter.
The shop is open every day from 09:00 to 20:00.
Scooter Rental in Kamala – FAQs
Let’s finish up with some quickfire questions and answers you might find useful regarding renting a scooter in Kamala.
Do you need a license to rent a scooter in Thailand?
Right, let’s clear this up because many travellers only listen to this first fact. You don’t need a license to rent a scooter in Thailand. The rental companies don’t care about your driving qualifications. They just want your money and your signature.
Don’t fall for this meaning you don’t need one though, because you do need a licence to ride a scooter in Thailand. It’s illegal to ride without a licence, and you could be violating a whole load of insurance policies if you do.
Do you need to wear a helmet?
Yes, you are legally required to wear a helmet when riding a scooter in Kamala and all over Thailand.
You’ll see loads of people flaunting this law, but officially you should wear one. And surely it’s worth messing up your hair for a bit of skull protection.
What type of bike should I rent in Kamala?
Unless you’re a speed freak you don’t need to rent anything bigger than a 125cc scooter in Kamala. That’s big enough even for two people to get around. If it’s just for you, you could even get away with a 110cc scooter.
So there you have it, your ultimate guide to scooter rental in Kamala. If you’re planning on travelling around the island you should check out my Phuket page. It covers pretty much any sports bar or motorbike needs you’ll have. Enjoy.
Need a scooter elsewhere in Thailand?
I’ve got scooter rental guides for loads of places around Thailand, so if you’re travelling around, you can check out your next stop with one of the links below
If you’re working your way through Thailand, check out my Thailand page for more tips and advice to make the most of your travels.
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