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Cheapest car hire in South Korea

Top tips when hiring a car in South Korea

  • Drive on thee RIGHT-hand side of the road in South Korea
  • South Korea has toll roads, you can pay by card but it's always wise to carry some cash just in case
  • There are just 2 recognised car rental companies in South Korea, Avis and Lotte
  • South Korea boast the most efficient car rental on earth with an average waiting time of just 11 minutes
  • 7 seater rentals in South Korea are the largest capacity vehicle available to hire

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    KRW  1339.76/Ltr

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Rental Agent
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Lotte rent a car
€ 58.20
€ 95.80
€ 88.08

Car rental agent statistics in South Korea

  • 9.0/10
    Highest rated agent:
  • 9.0/10
    Lowest rated agent:
  • 14
    Total number of reviews in
    South Korea
  • 22
    Most Locations in South Korea:
  • 11
    Average wait time
  • 3
    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
Jun , 2020 0.85 1.00
May , 2020 0.79 0.93
Apr , 2020 0.84 0.98
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

Car rental price statistics in South Korea

  • € 207.90
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 504.36
    Highest daily price:
    Kia Opirus
  • 74
    Total cars available
  • 23
    Most popular model:
    Hyundai Sonata
  • 16
    Location with most cars:
    Incheon International Airport
  • € 29.7 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    AVIS - Bucheon - Avis - Gyeonggi Do

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 €29.70 per day for a (mini) class car from Avis. The average price to hire a car in South Korea is just €80.20 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in South Korea is a Kia Opirus car for a (premium) class from Avis costing €504.40 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 22 car hire locations and 113 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in South Korea.

Who is the best car hire company in South Korea?

Based on over 14 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 Incheon International Airport with 2 car hire companies and 16 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in South Korea?

Current fuel prices in South Korea are €1/ltr for petrol and €0.85/ltr for diesel as of 29 June 2020, it’ll cost on average €40 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €34 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?

Avis is the cheapest car hire company in South Korea offering a (mini) class car such as the Chevrolet Spark for as little as €207.90 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in South Korea?

The most popular car hire category in South Korea is the Hyundai Elantra available from 1 car hire companies in over 22 locations.

South Korea Mini Guide

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.

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.

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.

South Korea Factfile

  • 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

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.

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Fuel Prices in South Korea

  • Price of petrol in South Korea in June

    € 1.00/Ltr

    ($ 1.22/Ltr | 1339.76/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in South Korea in June

    € 0.85/Ltr

    ($ 1.04/Ltr | 1138.80/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in South Korea in June

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 40.00  ($ 48.98) | € 34.00  ($ 41.64)
Compact € 40.00  ($ 48.98) | € 34.00  ($ 41.64)
Full Size € 50.00  ($ 61.23) | € 42.50  ($ 52.04)
SUV € 60.00  ($ 73.47) | € 51.00  ($ 62.45)
Carrier € 70.00  ($ 85.72) | € 59.50  ($ 72.86)

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