Rules in Thailand
A valid drivers licence is required to operate
a motor vehicle in Thailand.
The easiest way to comply is to obtain an International
Driving Permit in your home country. These usually do not cost much
are are typically valid for one year or more.
Another option is to
obtain a Thai drivers licence. This is not difficult,
however, in most cases it may require a full day to complete
formalities, written test and driving test.
If you are visiting for a relatively short period the
most practical way is the International Driving Permit. If
you do choose to obtain a Thai drivers licence there are
some extra benefits, such as discounts to Thai attractions
and certain theaters & events.
helmet when riding a motorbike is obligatory. The fines for
not wearing one are minor, but
usually will cause a
disruption in your day as the police will generally take your keys,
ask you to go to the station to pay and return with a
Thai police often setup checkpoints throughout the city so
chances you will be stopped is high.
rented from Hallmark Motorbike Rental comes with minimum
liability insurance and no insurance on the bike itself.
In Thailand there simply is no practical way to obtain
excess insurance on motorbikes. Renters as such are
responsible for any damage to the bike as well as other
liability claims in excess of the insurance included.
- The hirer will leave a deposit of 1000 baht which
will be returned to the hirer when they return the
motorbike in good condition.
- The hirer will leave a copy of their passport and
also the address where they are staying while hiring the
hirer is responsible for the payment of any fines
incurred whilst they are in possession of the motorbike.
- THE HIRER TAKES FULL FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR
ANY DAMAGE TO THE MOTORBIKE, LOSS TO THE OWNER, LEGAL
EXPENSES AND/OR ANY LIABILITY TO A THIRD PARTY, WHETHER
CAUSED BY THEMSELVES OR ANY THIRD PARTY, INCLUDING BUT
NOT LIMITED TO THEFT, VANDALISM, ACCIDENTS, FIRE, ACTS OF
GOD, PERSONAL PROPERTY, OR BODILY INJURY.
- Lost ignition keys will be charged at 200 baht per
key, lost padlock keys will be charged at 100 baht per
- NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN FOR AN EARLY RETURN OF THE
- Only the hirer may operate the motorbike
- No more than 2 people are permitted on the motorbike
at any time.
- The hirer is responsible for all flat tyres and non
working lights on the motorbike whilst in their
- In the event of a breakdown the hirer must contact
us first before having any repairs carried out on the
motorbike. Any unauthorized repairs are your
responsibility and there will be absolutely no refund.