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Top tips when hiring a car in South Korea

  • South Korea is officially the whole of the Korean peninsula with the north not recognised by the UN
  • The country’s origins stretch back nearly 4,500 years
  • Korea comes from the name of the dynasty, Goryeo that ruled the region hundreds of years ago
  • The border between North and South Korea is the most heavily guarded in the world
  • The country was embroiled in the first war of the Cold War era in 1950 which claimed the lives of over 2.5m people.

Laws and rules of the road when driving in South Korea

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    R

    Road Driving Side

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    30-80km/h

    Urban speed Limit

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    60-80km/h

    Rural Speed Limit

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    80-120km/h

    Motorway Speed Limit

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    KRW  1406.75/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

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    50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

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    KRW

    Currency

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    YES

    Tolls

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    21

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

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    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

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    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

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    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

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Compare car rental agents in South Korea

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Lotte rent a car
53
9.0/10
739
€ 55.69
€ 92.28
€ 75.86
 Avis
1
6.2/10
8
€ 293.08

Car rental agent statistics in South Korea

  • 9.0/10
    Highest rated agent:
    LOTTE RENT A CAR
  • 6.2/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    AVIS
  • 747
    Total number of reviews in
    South Korea
  • 53
    Most Locations in South Korea:
    LOTTE RENT A CAR
  • 11
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 2
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in South Korea

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in South Korea

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Apr , 2020 0.90 1.05
Mar , 2020 0.91 1.05
Feb , 2020 1.04 1.17
Jan , 2020 1.08 1.21
Dec , 2019 1.07 1.20
Nov , 2019 1.07 1.19
Oct , 2019 1.07 1.19
Sep , 2019 1.07 1.18
Aug , 2019 1.00 1.11
Jul , 2019 1.03 1.13
Jun , 2019 1.04 1.14
May , 2019 1.04 1.14

Car rental price statistics in South Korea

  • € 300.51
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 293.08
    Highest daily price:
    Kia Sportage
  • 375
    Total cars available
     
  • 53
    Most popular model:
    Hyundai Avante
  • 9
    Location with most cars:
    Jeju International Airport
  • € 42.9 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    LOTTE RENT A CAR - Jeju International Airport

FAQs about car hire in South Korea

How much does it cost to hire a car in South Korea?

Car hire in South Korea starts from just €42.90 per day for a (economy) class car from Lotte rent a car. The average price to hire a car in South Korea is just €124.10 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in South Korea is a Kia Sportage car for a (intermediate) class from Avis costing €293.10 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in South Korea?

We often have special offers on car hire in South Korea including free additional drivers, for example, is offering free additional driver and express check-in at for €0.00 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in South Korea?

Car hire prices in South Korea are kept low thanks to the 2 car hire companies across the country. With over 53 car hire locations and 393 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in South Korea.

Who is the best car hire company in South Korea?

Based on over 747 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in South Korea Is Lotte rent a car who score on average 9.0/10 across all locations in South Korea.

What is the most popular car hire location in South Korea?

The most popular locations to hire a car in South Korea is Jeju International Airport with 1 car hire companies and 9 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in South Korea?

Current fuel prices in South Korea are €1.05/ltr for petrol and €0.9/ltr for diesel as of 6 April 2020, it’ll cost on average €42 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €36 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in South Korea?

Speed limits in South Korea are in km/h and are generally 30-80 km/h on urban roads, 60-80 km/h on rural roads and 80-120 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in South Korea?

Lotte rent a car is the cheapest car hire company in South Korea offering a (economy) class car such as the Kia Morning for as little as €300.30 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in South Korea?

The most popular car hire category in South Korea is the Hyundai Avante available from 1 car hire companies in over 53 locations.

South Korea Mini Guide

Who Visits South Korea?
A diverse range of people visit the country. From business travellers keen to trade with one of Asia’s tiger economies to tourists who want to come to see the traditional sights of the country outside of the busy modern cities. The tension with the North Korean government also gives the country a frisson of excitement which attracts those interested in seeing the demilitarised zone near the border.

Korean demilitarised zone

How do I get Into South Korea?
South Korea has three main international airports; Incheon and Gimpo in Seoul and Gimhae Airport in Busan. These field most of the international flights to the country from Europe and North America. Asiana and Korean Air both fly from London Heathrow to Incheon and to fly to other parts of South Korea you’ll need to organise domestic flights which mainly leave Seoul from Gimpo Airport. Once at the airport you’ll find transport into the city very easy with a fast subway style train system linking the airport with Seoul and Gimpo Airport. Alternatives are to hire a car at Incheon if staying in the city and then travelling around the country. 
 
What is There to See and Do in South Korea?
South Korea is split into nine distinctive regions, each offering something different to the visitor. Gyeonggi is close to the demilitarised zone and contains the capital Seoul. Suwon, another major city of the region has a fabulous 18th century fortress which is now a UNESCO site. Gangwon on the northeast coast is an eclectic mix of jungle, beautiful beaches and strangely, ski resorts. South Chungcheong has what most people would expect of South Korea with mile upon mile of rice paddies but it also has several spa facilities using the hot springs of the region. The Gyeongsang region has the majority of South Korea’s cultural sites but also a number of its best beaches and holiday resorts. South Jeolla has many beautiful tropical islands and is a honeymooner’s dream. It’s also renowned for its delicious food. Jeju is a large South Korean island off the coast which is volcanic and is popular with South Korean honeymooners.

Suwon Fortress

What is the Food Like in South Korea?
Korean cuisine is in a division of its own with spicy food mixed with fermented ingredients such as kimchi - fermented cabbage and doenjang - fermented soybean paste. The flavours can take some getting used to and there’s a lot of salt used in Korean cooking but it’s definitely worth trying.

We’d recommend that you consider hiring a 4x4 vehicle from Seoul’s Incheon or Gimpo airports. For the best prices here at Rhinocarhire.com you’ll see the complete range of vehicles we offer in South Korea. Prices are very low as we search for the best deals at both airports and bring them to you at car hire at Seoul Airport and Gimpo Airport.

 

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Fuel Prices in South Korea

  • Price of petrol in South Korea in April

    € 1.05/Ltr

    ($ 1.29/Ltr | 1406.75/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in South Korea in April

    € 0.90/Ltr

    ($ 1.10/Ltr | 1205.78/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in South Korea in April

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 42.00  ($ 51.43) | € 36.00  ($ 44.08)
Compact € 42.00  ($ 51.43) | € 36.00  ($ 44.08)
Full Size € 52.50  ($ 64.29) | € 45.00  ($ 55.11)
SUV € 63.00  ($ 77.15) | € 54.00  ($ 66.13)
Carrier € 73.50  ($ 90.01) | € 63.00  ($ 77.15)

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South Korea is being touted as the new Vietnam or Cambodia, there’s a lot to see varying between the military might on the border and the natural wonders and temples. Car hire in South Korea is a great way to see the country but although generally developed, there are many parts of the country where roads are just dirt tracks and a car is a rarity.