Scooter Rental in Koh Samui – How to Get Riding in 2024 

Here’s your quick, easy and trustworthy guide to scooter rental in Koh Samui. I’ll tell you where to go, how much to pay and what you need to ride legally here and all over Thailand. 

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Quick Guide to Koh Samui Scooter Rental

If you like your info quick and to the point, this is for you…

Where to rent a bike from

My favourite place to rent a scooter in Koh Samui is Idan Rent Motorbikes & Cars.

What it costs to rent in Koh Samui

The standard price to rent a scooter in Koh Samui is 200 THB per day. That’s for a 125cc Honda Click.

How to ride legally

I hate to break it to you, but you need a licence to ride a scooter in Koh Samui. If you want to avoid police fines and potential insurance headaches, you need to have an International Driving Permit. But fear not, it’s really easy to get one wherever you are in the world.

As well as getting an IDP, you should check that your travel insurance policy covers you for riding a motorbike on your travels. World Nomads has different options available. Use who you want but just make sure you’re covered.

There you go, that’s the shortest guide to Koh Samui motorbike rental you’ll ever see. If you want to know some more in-depth information please do read on, it’ll only take a minute and then you’ll know everything about scooter rental on the island. 

Ultimate Guide to Motorbike Hire in Koh Samui

Let’s start this ultimate guide with the best places all over the island to get your hands on a scooter. All of them advise you to pre-book to avoid disappointment. You can message them through their websites or on WhatsApp. All the info’s below for you.

Best Scooter rental in Chaweng – The busiest area in Koh Samui

Most travellers are likely to spend some time around Chaweng Beach. If you want to rent a bike around there, I have to recommend Idan Rent Motorbikes & Cars.

They are the most professional bike hire company on the island, in my experience, and they also have a huge range of bikes available. You can check out what scooters you can rent on their website.

Another benefit to renting a scooter from Idan is that you can sort it all online and they’ll even deliver it to you if you want.

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It’s this easy to rent a scooter online

Prices start from 200 THB per day and there are two options for the deposit:

1) Your original passport or a copy of your passport and 100 USD worth of Thai Baht, which is about 3,500.

Opening times: 09:00 – 22:00

Address: 166/27 Chaweng Inside Samui Isra Tours, Koh Samui, 84320, Thailand

Scooter Rental in Choengmon Beach – North Koh Samui

If you’re up on the northern tip of the island and want to rent a bike get yourself to Raf’s Affordable Rentals

Raf’s a great guy who offers a high-quality service. It’s best to WhatsApp him on +66814140906 to ask what he’s got and what deal he can offer. 

If you prefer to rent a scooter from a small, independent company you should send Raf a message. Click the address link below to check out his amazing reviews.

Address: 59/17 Moo 5 T.Bophut, Koh Samui, 84320, Thailand

Best Bike Rental near Lamai Beach – South of the Island

Next up is the cheapest place on my list where to rent a scooter in Koh Samui – Sarina

It costs just 150 baht for 24 hours with the option to either leave your passport or a copy of your passport and 3000 baht as a deposit. 

If you’re looking to rent a scooter in Koh Samui for longer than a few days, Sarina offers good discounts for long-term hire.

They have lots of more powerful bikes available too, even some 350cc ones.

Send a WhatsApp on +66817379443

Address: F27R+RP4, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand

Best Bike Rental Near Lipa Noi Pier

If your ferry is heading to Lipa Noi Pier and you want to jump on a bike as soon as you’re on land, check out Wan Scooter And Car Rental

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The prices are higher here, 300 – 350 THB per day. Yes, that makes them a lot pricier than others, but if you don’t care about a few more dollars Wan Scooter And Car Rental is a very reliable and trustworthy bike rental shop in Koh Samui. 

Opening times: 06:00 – 18:00

Address: Tambon Lipa Noi, Ko Samui District, 84140, Thailand

Nathon Pier – Best Scooter Rental

Samui Goodwill Travel is the best place to rent a scooter near Nathon Pier in Koh Samui. 

It’s the most hassle-free scooter rental in Koh Samui. I paid the standard 200baht per day, for a Honda Vario 125cc. The best part about renting a bike from here, though, was that I only had to leave my driving license as a deposit. 

WhatsApp +66814774702

Opening times: 07:00 – 21:00

Address: เลขที่ 37/12, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84140, Thailand

Koh Samui Scooter Rental – The Rules

I’m fully aware that rules are boring and riding a scooter is fun. But, you need to know the basic rules, even if you’re a freewheeling nomad who hates to plan everything. 

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Get an International Driving Permit

Firstly, you need an International Driving Permit. This is the piece of paper that local police will want to see when they pull you over on a routine stop, and yes, police stops are common but if you have an IDP they should let you go on your way. Without one, expect to get a fine.

An International Driving Permit from the International Drivers Association is not free, but it’s probably cheaper and less stressful than a police fine and it lasts for years. 

Use the code IDPSketchy10 at the checkout stage to get 10% off.

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Also, don’t drink and ride.

Get insured

I hope you have, or plan to have, standard travel insurance. If you plan to rent a scooter in Koh Samui or anywhere in Thailand and beyond, you need to check that your policy allows you to ride a scooter. If it does, check what size engine you’re covered for as many don’t cover you for anything over 125 or 150cc.

World Nomads has different options available. You can get a quick quote on their site to see if it’s a good option for you too. Remember, if the scooter rental company offers insurance that’s only likely to cover damage to the bike. If you want to protect yourself you need your own policy.

The Price of Renting a Scooter in Koh Samui

For a standard 125cc scooter expect to pay around 200 THB per day. Rental shops close to the pier, or close to secluded beaches will have higher rates.

Expect to pay a deposit too. This is usually either your passport or 3000 THB. No one likes leaving a deposit but all of the scooter rental shops in Koh Samui on my list above are trustworthy.

There you have it, my ultimate guide to Koh Samui scooter rental. 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

Pattaya Scooter Rental – Ultimate 2023 Guide To Bike Hire

Scooter Rental In Kamala – Your Guide To Get Riding In 2023

Scooter Rental in Phuket Town – Your Guide To Get Riding in 2023

Patong Scooter Rental – How To Get Riding in Phuket’s Party Town

Scooter Rental in Chiang Rai – Your Guide To Get Riding in 2023

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