Guide to Driving In South Korea - Drive Safe in South Korea

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in South Korea and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

60 kph

urban
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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

80 kph

rural
More info  

motorway speed limit

80-120 kph

speed limit
More info  

Drink Drive Limit

 50mg

drink and drive limit
More info  
urban
You drive in South Korea on the Right side  
urban
The currency in South Korea is KRW
urban
To rent a car is  21 years and to drive is 18 years of age
urban
Current fuel price in South Korea 1.15 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in South Korea

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in South Korea?

Driving in South Korea
Pocket guide to driving in South Korea
Profile:
South Korea
Seoul
KRW
Driving in South Korea
SPEED: (kph)
60
80
80-120
Speed limit in South Korea
Holiday:
Rush hour in South Korea
Cameras:
YES
YES
Speed cameras in South Korea
FUEL:
1.05
0.97
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in South Korea
DRIVE:
RIGHT
Drive RIGHT in South Korea
MIN AGE:
18
21
Min driving age in South Korea
DRINK:
50mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in South Korea
EMERGENCY:
112/119
Emergency phone number in South Korea
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in South Korea
PHONES:
Yes
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in South Korea
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in South Korea

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 119

Police Ambulance: 119

Notes: 02-112 from a cell phone

Fuel Prices in South Korea by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Large car parks are available for parking in. Avoid parking anywhere that is not clearly marked for that purpose, as fines can be awarded for parking violations. 

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 119

Police Ambulance: 119

119 is the emergency number in South Korea for the fire brigade and ambulance. 112 is the emergency number for the police. 

What to do in an emergency

In an emergency, try to remove the car from any major roads or highways and contact the police straight away. You should not leave the scene of an accident until the police have arrived. 

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

Driving phrase in English Driving Phrase in Korean
Thank you 고맙습니다
Excuse me (to get attention) 저기요
That's ok 괜찮아요

South Korea Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in South Korea by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun, 2019 1.04 1.15
May, 2019 1.05 1.15
Apr, 2019 1.03 1.11
Mar, 2019 0.99 1.07
Feb, 2019 0.97 1.05
Jan, 2019 0.97 1.05

Hiring a Car

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in South Korea and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.
Kellie Hodge
Posted by Kellie Hodge
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Travel writer, customer service guru, Kellie knows the ins and outs of car rental and always happy to share her knowledge on our blog. Favourite country to visit: Spain.

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