BudgetCatcher offers affordable car hire in Chiang Mai and Phuket Whether you are looking to hire a car at the Airport or City Center and popular holiday destination. Everything about the BudgetCatcher experience is to make our hires lives as easy as possible
New Pickup & Drop Off locations at Mae Rim, Chiang Rai and Pai.
At Budgetcatcher we are one of the largest independent rental car companies in Chiang Mai and Northern Thailand, so we have a large fleet to draw on and a full range of vehicles to suit every customer’s individual requirements.
Wherever you are, in the Rice Fields around Mae Rim, at Chiang Rai Airport or hiding in a bamboo hut in Pai, we’ll find your place.
Take advantage of our new pickup & drop off servicing at Mae Rim, Chiang Rai and Pai (Mae Hong Son).
For rates, reservations, and information about one way fees call us at 0876-227799 to speak with a member of our knowledgeable team or get your quote online in minutes.
Customers from Budgetcatcher Rent-A-Car can now pay their bills at their neighborhood 7‑Eleven thanks to our ongoing innovation. When it’s time to pay your car rental fee, starting at 1. December 2018, all our customers simply walk into a nearby participating 7‑Eleven and hands the cash and booking receipt to a 7‑Eleven store associate. The entire process takes less than a minute.
7-Eleven branches are open 7-days-a-week and 24 hours a day.
One of the most picturesque festivals in Chiang Mai is the evening of Loy Krathong, when people gather around lakes, rivers and canals to pay respects to the goddess of water by releasing beautiful lotus shaped rafts, decorated with candles, incense and flowers onto the water. Every year, Loy Krathong falls on the night of the twelfth lunar month (usually in November), at the end of the rainy season when the full-moon lights up the sky. The sight of thousands of Krathongs, their flickering candles sending a thousand pinpoints of light far into the horizon is a truly magical site, and there are plenty of places in Chiang Mai where you can get involved with the festivities.
What is Loy Krathong?
The history behind the festival is complex, and Thais celebrate for many reasons. The main rice harvest season has ended and it’s time to thank the Water Goddess for a year’s worth of her abundant supply, as well as an apology for polluting the waters. Some believe that this is the time to symbolically ‘float away’ all the anger and grudges you have been holding onto, and including a fingernail or a lock of hair is seen as a way of letting go of the dark side of yourself, to start anew free of negative feelings. If your candle stays alight until your Krathong disappears out of sight, it means a year of good luck.
Where to See Loy Krathong?
The festival is celebrated throughout Thailand and wherever you are, there is almost certain to be a Krathong celebration somewhere close at hand. Loy Krathong is particularly famous in Sukhothai, Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai, Bangkok and Tak. Old Sukhothai hosts one of Krathong’s most beautiful festivals. The celebrations last two week, with the ancient ruins illuminated and the ponds lit up by candles. Parades, firework displays and concerts attract a large number of Thai and foreign tourists. In Chiang Mai, the main focus is on the Ping River and the moat that surrounds the old town. In addition to the floating krathong, khom loy and khom fai fire lanterns are released into the sky, because in Chiang Mai and other areas of northern Thailand, the popular Yee Peng Festival is also celebrated at the same time as Loy Krathong. In Bangkok, the Chao Phraya River is the main focus for celebrations with bridges and buildings decked out in bright lights for the occasion. Places such as Lumpini Park with its lake also draw a large crowd. In the seaside resorts and islands of Thailand, tourists and locals usually gather on the beaches to float their krathong onto sea, unless there are lakes or lagoons in the vicinity like Samui, Chaweng Lake, or Phuket, Karon Lake and Bang Tao Lagoon.
Be a part of this amazing festival and gain the experience of a lifetime. Say goodbye to all your anger and grudges and let the water take them away with its gentle waves.
Book your Loy Krathong car rental now & pay at pick up! Call 0876 – 22 77 99
Select Budgetcatcher Insurance and have peace of mind during your car hire. With our full insurance cover you need to leave a small deposit only 5000 Thai Baht (approx. 150 Dollar) and no need to worry about additional excess. With this full insurance you will be fully covered and also includes damages to the undercarriage, tyres & windows. Unfortunately, some rental shops still try to sell unnecessary insurances to customers. Budgetcatcher’s All-In-One package is excellent value; You’re in an accident? No worry. Your deductible in case of personal negligence is only 5000 Thai Baht. If third parties are at fault, your deductible is even waived. With this insurance you can enjoy a full cover for any eventuality that might occur during your car rental with us.
Need help reserving a car from us? Budgetcatcher Car Rental welcomes questions and concerns related to car reservations. Call 0876 – 22 77 99, 0876 – 22 99 33
Payment Methods for your Car Hire at Budgetcatcher.
CAR RENTAL WITHOUT A CREDIT CARD.
Yes that’s right car rental without a credit card, not everyone carries plastic and many find when traveling cash is a better. All our cars are available for rent without a credit card. Of course we also accept all major credit cards so the choice is yours.
BANK TRANSFER FOR EUROPEAN COUNTRIES – Best Way to Keep Your Money Safe Before Traveling.
Changing money to Thai baht is an issue riddled with bad exchange rates, handling fees and hidden costs, which can give travellers a sore head and lighter wallet.
For all European Countries BUDGETCATCHER offer German Bank Account for making your payment transfer now easier with us. Make your online payment in EURO by using IBAN/BIC for free and safe money transfer. Don’t waste time and money during standing in long lines at airport banks trying to exchange your money with bad rates anymore!
MAKE PAYMENTS THROUGH PAYPAL – A Fast, Easy & Secure Option.
With PayPal’s money transfer services, you can safely send or transfer money, make online payments and pay online in multiple currencies. Budgetcatcher charges a flat fee of 2.9% per transaction.
BANK TRANSFER IN THAILAND
We offer several Thai bank accounts making your online payment convenience.
For further information please do not hesitate to contact us.
Phone +66 876 22 77 99 www.budgetcatcher.com
Pre-Booking Discount for your Rental Car at Songkran Festival
The Songkran Festival is a national holiday in Thailand. It marks the beginning of the Thai New Year. It is a traditional Buddhist festival, and it is celebrated annually between 13 and 16 April. If you pre-book your rental car directly from BUDGETCATCHER.COM, there’s a special 10% off Songkran booking discount.
Enjoy 10% off your booking for your Songkran trip!
Drive premium cars big enough for the whole family.
Valid for rentals at all Budgetcatcher locations throughout Thailand.
Invoice by email.
Pre-Booking Period: 10. March – 10. April 2018.
Travel from 01. April 2018.
Maximum Trip Length: 21 days.
The Songkran Festival is also known as the water festival. It celebrates water as a ritual of washing away negativity from the year before. People celebrating Songkran take part in a traditional pouring of water that symbolises washing away back luck and sins from a person’s life. As April is the hottest month of the year, the celebration of water is relevant on many levels of the festival. Cities like Chiang Mai see a host of street parties and water fights. The most popular places in Chiang Mai are around the moat, canals, the Ping River as well as major places such as Thapae Gate or Chiang Mai Gate.
As a national holiday, many people take this as an opportunity to go visit their families or plan their happy new year holiday trip. Use Budgetcatcher’s pre-booking promotion to plan your amazing Songkran road trip and take the stress out of booking your vacation.
Budgetcatcher Car Rental’s friendly and knowledgeable reservations team are always on hand to give advice or additional information related to cheap car rentals during Songkran Festival in Chiang Mai.
Call us now for your individual pre-booking Songkran deal 2018.