International Drivers Permit vs British Driving Licence...
10th February, 2007
Total reviews: 2
Does anyone have the definitive answer to this question:
Can I hire a motorcycle in Thailand and drive it legally with only a British Driving Licence?
There seems to be a lot of conflicting information around as to whether or not an International Drivers Permit is required, or if the national licence will suffice...
#1 Posted: 28/2/2007 - 18:34
21st January, 2004
Total reviews: 24
At least 113
I've hired dozens and dozens of motorbikes in Thailand and have never, ever been asked for any kind of licensewhatsoever. I suppose theoretically you'd need an international licence but I'd be amazed if a motorcycle shop refused to hire you a bike because you only had a UK licence.
#2 Posted: 28/2/2007 - 20:43
12th February, 2006
Total reviews: 47
just for fun, i typed "international driver's license" into my internet search engine. half the websites that came up wanted to sell one to me, and the other half were warning what a scam it is. to echo somtam's comments, i've similarly hired scores of motorbikes in thailand and laos and never been asked for any ID other than a passport, which they typically hold as collateral for the bike.
#3 Posted: 2/3/2007 - 09:04
25th October, 2006
alternatively, you could get a fake one from Kao Sarn road .... :P
#4 Posted: 3/3/2007 - 00:53
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