The office almost canceled the reservation because we have the international drivers license issued by DMV not by AAA. It took a while for her to accept the license. It was frustrating!
Frequently asked questions
What are the major attractions in Seoul?
If your trip to Seoul is all booked but your travel itinerary is a little on the empty side, we can give you a few hints and tips.Your friends and family will be green-eyed with envy when they see all the shots of you standing in front of Gyeongbok Palace and Dongdaemun History and Culture Park. And after they’ve finished hearing all your stories about National Museum of Korea and COEX Convention and Exhibition Center, they’ll already be halfway out the door wanting to book their own getaway to Seoul!You’ll have to rise with the sun if you want to check out all the fascinating sights this place has to offer. Deoksugung Palace and Jogyesa Temple are must-sees. Sungnyemun Gate and N Seoul Tower shouldn’t be missed either.Plan a stop at Myeongdong Cathedral. It’s one sight you’ll usually find on most travelers’ must-do lists. Namdaemun Market and Seoul City Hall are also not far away and worth taking the time to see.
What are the best road trip destinations near Seoul?
We know you want to see what your new ride can do. How about venturing out on a day trip to Namyangju? Just 16 miles away, roll down those windows and enjoy the wind in your hair on the drive there. Star Hill Ski Resort, KOFIC Namyangju Studios and Piano Waterfall alone make the drive out worthwhile. Located 17 miles away, Incheon is another popular tourist destination. If you visit, don’t miss Songdo Central Park, Hyundai Premium Outlet Songdo and NC Cube Canal Walk.
Where are the best convention centers near Seoul?
Rental cars are a great option for professionals who travel frequently. If your time in Seoul is mainly for work-related purposes, you should know where all the convention and business centers are. These are just a few of the top ones:
COEX Convention and Exhibition Center (5 miles away).
SMTOWN coexartium (6 miles away).
KINTEX Exhibition Hall 2 (15 miles away).
What kind of rental car should I get for Seoul?
If it’s your first visit to Seoul, you’re in for a treat. With famous sights like Gyeongbok Palace and Dongdaemun History and Culture Park, you’ll be wondering why you didn’t book your vacation sooner. But like all bustling metropolises, getting behind the wheel can be daunting — so why not lock in a compact car or a mini? Parking is a breeze and handling is about as easy as it gets. Alternatively, if you’re eager to avoid the downtown area and explore the farther-flung rocky coastlines in South Korea, choose an SUV or a four-wheel drive.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Seoul?
Sometimes it’s all about the journey, which makes choosing the right car important. If you’re planning an amazing road trip around Seoul, a spacious SUV could be your perfect match. If you’d like the cheapest possible price and plan on staying mostly in the city, an economy car is a wise pick. All you need to do is decide what will suit you best, load up the car, and rack up those miles.
What side of the road do they drive on in Seoul?
You’ll have to keep right while driving in Seoul. Also, exercise a bit of extra caution if it’s your first time behind the wheel here. Once you’re familiar with local driving habits, you can relax and enjoy the new scenery!
Is it difficult to park in Seoul?
Nabbing a parking space in Seoul shouldn’t be too hard. Of course, it depends on the time and place — you may have trouble parking in the very center during peak periods.
Does Seoul have peak-hour traffic?
Seoul has a population of about 10,349,300, so you’re likely to hit traffic congestion at some stage. For a smooth ride, avoid driving in the peak times before and after work — especially in built-up areas.
Are there speed limits in Seoul?
Yes. In Seoul, speed limits range from 30km/h to 120km/h. Most built-up areas have a default speed limit of 30km/h unless marked otherwise.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in South Korea?
Generally speaking, your rental car company will charge the amount detailed on the fine to your credit card, including local taxes and surcharges. Otherwise, they may provide your contact details to the relevant local law enforcement agency, who’ll then issue a fine to your postal address.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Seoul?
It is illegal to use your cell phone while driving in Seoul, and you may also be hit with a fine for simply holding your phone when you’re in control of a vehicle. That being said, using hands-free or Bluetooth functions is permitted, as long as you stay focused on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Seoul?
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit when operating a vehicle in Seoul is 0.03%. If you’re in the mood for a big night out, leave your rental wheels behind and organize a different way of getting home instead.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Seoul?
Road rules in Seoul permit drivers at a red light to turn into the lane nearest to them without having to wait for it to turn green. Before making the maneuver, the vehicle must completely stop and the driver must check that the lane is clear before proceeding.
Are seat belts compulsory in South Korea?
Subject to some exceptions, seat belts must be fastened in South Korea.