South Korea car hire

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Cheap car hire in South Korea

Intermediate€74/day
Full-size€116/day
People carrier€180/day
Luxury€287/day
Luxury SUV€131/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car in South Korea

  • All major highways in South Korea have toll booths, and fees can be paid by cash, credit card, or using the Hi-Pass electronic system. Some rental cars may already be outfitted with one, but you should make sure that there is a card inserted; otherwise, the device won’t work. It’s also a good idea to rent a GPS device if you can, because it will save you from the hassle of reading local maps while you’re on the road.
  • Much like in the US, there are closed circuit television cameras (CCTV) in use throughout South Korea, so pay very close attention to speed limits and the rules of the road when driving there. Also, the legal blood-alcohol limit is very low; therefore, you should make sure there is a designated driver if you ever have more than two alcoholic beverages.
  • Always use designated parking spots if you ever rent a car in South Korea. Most of them are located near tourist attractions and shopping malls or big supermarkets, which may not always be suitable. For this reason, it’s a good idea to plan your journeys carefully, using the car for extended trips and employing public transportation to take care of chores and light travel within the city limits.
  • All points North, South East and West in South Korea are connected by an excellent network of major highways that eventually find their way to the capital Seoul so if you enjoy a nice scenic drive then you should enjoy exploring this country. Route 50 connects the western reaches with the eastern region of the country, while Routes 1 and 25 are major arteries that connect Seoul with the southern provinces.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in South Korea for €67 or less
  • Book your car hire in South Korea at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hire in South Korea are around 30% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in South Korea

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

    On average a car hire in South Korea costs €158 per day.

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

    Intermediate (Hyundai Avante or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in South Korea.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in South Korea?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Sk Rent A Car (€74/day), Avis (€116/day) and LOTTE rent-a-car (€180/day).

  • What is the best car hire company in South Korea?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire in South Korea is Avis (6.6, 66 reviews).

  • How can I find car hires near me in South Korea?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • Where should I hire a car in South Korea?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to hire a car in South Korea are Jeju City (36% of total searches of users looking to hire a car in South Korea), Seoul (24%) and Incheon (12%).

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

    On average a car hire in South Korea costs €468 per week (€67 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in South Korea?

    On average a car hire in South Korea costs €2,005 per month (€67 per day).

  • What is driving like in South Korea?

    The driving in South Korea is always on the right side of the road, and all passengers should use seatbelts while the vehicle is in motion. Any child under the age of 6 traveling with you is required to use a child seat, and it is forbidden for vehicles to use bus lanes (blue lanes), so try to avoid them wherever and whenever possible.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in South Korea?

    In order to rent a car in South Korea, you must be between 21 and 65 years of age and have had a valid driver’s license for at least one year. The age requirement is increased to 25 for certain vehicles (minivans or luxury cars) from selected agencies (Hertz) and you must have an International Driver’s Permit with you at the time you intend to rent the car.

  • How much does petrol cost in South Korea?

    If you are going to rent a car in South Korea, you should know that the average price of a liter of petrol is about 1,530 KRW (about 1.36 USD), and by the gallon you’ll have to pay about 5.15 USD. For diesel rentals, the price per liter is about 1,395 KRW or about 1.24 USD, while a gallon of diesel is about 4.68 USD.

  • What are the speed limits in South Korea?

    When vacationing and driving in South Korea, please be aware that there are various speed limits in the country. Within the limits of the city, you are limited to no more than 60 km/h (about 38 mph), while outside of the city limits, the speed limit increases to 80 km/h (about 50 mph). On highways a maximum speed of 120 km/h (about 75 mph) is allowed.

Car hire directory

  • lotte

    LOTTE rent-a-car car hire locations in South Korea

    155 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in South Korea

    87 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in South Korea

    43 Locations

  • skrentacar

    Sk Rent A Car car hire locations in South Korea

    14 Locations

  • ajcarrental

    AJ Car Rental car hire locations in South Korea

    9 Locations

  • eurorentalcar

    Euro Rental Car car hire locations in South Korea

    8 Locations

  • skrent

    Sk Rent car hire locations in South Korea

    8 Locations

  • ktkumhorentacar

    Kt Kumho Rent A Car car hire locations in South Korea

    7 Locations

  • tagocarrental

    Tago Car Rental car hire locations in South Korea

    7 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in South Korea

    6 Locations

  • shouqi

    Shouqi car hire locations in South Korea

    6 Locations

  • gogorentacar

    Gogo Rent A Car car hire locations in South Korea

    5 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

Avis

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

€67/day

Good deal

€67/day

When to book a rental car in South Korea

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The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.