Although the public transport network in Pattaya is excellent, sometimes we want a little bit more freedom and a chance to explore further afield. Depending on how far you want to travel, renting a motorbike could be your best option. It should be stressed that you do need to be a holder of a valid international driving license or a Thai motorcycle license. Here are some of the best companies in the area when it comes to renting a motorbike.

1. Pattaya Rent a Bike

Pattaya Rent a Bike is a well-established motorbike rental in the Pratamnak area of Pattaya. They have selection bikes that are all “twist and go” with all engines being 155cc or below. They are open 7-days a week and have a free cancellation option. Their service is excellent with all dealings being completely open and transparent. The prices for their bike are very reasonable and all bikes are recent additions to the fleet.

2. Take It Easy Car & Bike Rental

Take It Easy Car and Bike Rental can be found in New Plaza between Pattaya 2nd Road and Soi Buakhao. They have a more extensive range of bikes although there are no larger bikes such as the PCX. The service is again friendly, excellent and honest. The smaller bikes that are available, such as the Scooby, are ideal for less experienced or those who are a perhaps a little bit smaller.

3. BP Rentals

BP Rentals is located on Soi Khao Noi in East Pattaya. They have around 300 motorbikes available for rent. They have an extensive range of bike to choose from along with ones with sidecars! The prices are comparable with many other companies in the area but they may be more convenient if you live in East Pattaya.

4. Zoride Motorbike Rental

Zoride are located close to the junction of North Pattaya Road and Sukhumvit Road. This is a great place to hire something slightly larger. The bikes are still in the 150cc range but there are several manual bikes available. The prices are again very reasonable but if you prefer a motorbike that has more “guts”, then this is could be the store for you.

5. Swiss Bike Pattaya

Swiss Bike Pattaya is located behind the Nityon Motorbike shop on the corner of South Pattaya Road and 3rd Road. They have a more comprehensive range of bikes available including a Yamaha T Max 530cc. All of the rentals bikes are under one year old. The prices are slightly more expensive although still within the same price band as most of the other companies that are available.

6. First Stop Motorbike Hire

First Stop Motorbike Hire is located on Soi Buakhao and is one of the rental companies that perhaps offer the lowest prices. They have a good selection of bikes available, some of which are a little older. First Stop is perfect if you are looking for just a bike to drive around the city on rather than explore anything further afield.