Frequent question: Do you need a motorcycle license in Thailand?

To ride a motorcycle in Thailand, and remain strictly within the law, you must possess and produce: A national motorcycle drivers licence issued in your home country, valid for a motorcycle AND, An International Driving Permit.

Do you need a license to drive a motorbike in Thailand?

Thousands of visitors each year rent a motorbike and ride around Thailand totally unlicensed. It’s illegal. You will need a driving license from your home country if you want to hire a motorbike or car. But, if you do not have an international license or a Thai license, you will be driving illegally.

How do I get a motorbike licence in Thailand?

IF YOU ARE DISQUALIFIED IN NO.4 – FULL STEP FOLLOWING

  1. CHECK THE DOCUMENTS.
  2. PRINT THE APPLICATION FORM.
  3. IF YOU ARE QUALIFIED IN NO.4 -> * TAKE A TRAINING 1 HOURS. * TAKE A PHYSICAL TEST. TAKE A TRAINING 5 HOURS. …
  4. PAY THE FEE / TAKE A PHOTO AND PRINT DRIVING LICENCE (Fee 205 baht for car, Fee 105 baht for motorcycle)
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Can you drive without a license in Thailand?

At present, driving without a licence carries a maximum penalty of 1,000 baht and/or one month in jail. Motorists face a maximum fine of 2,000 baht if they drive when their licence has expired, been seized or withdrawn from use.

Can a foreigner own a motorbike in Thailand?

Anyone can buy a Motorbike in Thailand – it just takes money! But to register a Motorcycle in your own name, Foreigners will need confirmation of their ID (passport) and of their local Address (Certificate of Residency). Generally this confirmation is obtained with a Non O Visa showing that you are living in Thailand.

Can I drive in Thailand with UK Licence?

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To drive a car or ride a motorcycle in Thailand, under Thai law you must have the correct licence and appropriate insurance for the category of vehicle you’re using. You will need to apply for a Thai driving licence or, if you already hold a UK licence, an International Driving Permit.

What driving permit do I need for Thailand?

You do need to have an International Driving Permit to drive in Thailand legally. A foreign driver’s license is not accepted in Thailand. If you are a Thai resident, you should have a Thai Driver’s License.

Can I ride a 250cc motorcycle on a car licence?

Yes if you have taken and passed your full motorcycle test for category A1, A2 or A OR your CBT certificate is still valid. … You can ride up to 125cc with a valid CBT certificate. (or a full motorcycle licence category A) A 250cc motorcycle will required a full motorcycle licence.

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Do you need a scooter license in Thailand?

No, it doesn’t matter either you have category A driver’s license or not. You can rent a scooter in Thailand without a license. Note that if you will be stopped by Thai road police and you won’t have an International Driving Permit, you will have to pay the fine.

How old can you ride a motorcycle in Thailand?

Driving licence in Thailand

Thai Driving Licence ใบอนุญาตขับรถ
Purpose To demonstrate that the holder is permitted to drive in Thailand.
Eligibility Car: 18 years old Motorcycle: 15 years old
Expiration Private: 5 years Public or large vehicles: 3 years
Cost ฿100 or ฿50 per year, plus ฿5 or ฿50 according to the licence type.

Is there a drinking age in Thailand?

The legal drinking age is 20 and the sale of alcohol is prohibited in certain areas like schools and parks. Thailand already limits the hours that stores can sell alcohol.

What is the first rule of driving in Thailand?

In Thailand You Drive on the Left Hand side. The very first thing you need to know is that driving in Thailand follows the left-hand driving rule of the road. That’s the theory. As some of you will likely know theory and practice don’t always converge.

What is the legal age to drive in Thailand?

The legal driving age in Thailand is 18 for car drivers and at least 15 years of age for motorbike drivers. All tourists to Thailand are required to have an International Drivers’ License on their person at all times while operating a vehicle.

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How much does it cost to register a motorbike in Thailand?

Registration fees:

You should expect to pay around 300 to 400 baht for a new tax sticker for your motorbike and between 1,000 to 7,000 baht for your car.

How much does it cost to buy a motorbike in Thailand?

Brand new bikes are from around 40,000 baht upwards. But you can pick up a second hand scooter in good condition for 15 – 20,000 Baht easily.

Can I bring my motorcycle to Thailand?

For most customers, shipping your motorbike to Thailand by sea will be the most cost effective method. The crated motorbike will be loaded into a steel shipping container along with other customers shipments. We offer weekly sailings to Thailand with a transit time of 4 to 5 weeks.