Car rentals in Seoul: All you need to know
You need a great automobile to take you around Seoul whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Explore the top sites around the city and park in front of the best restaurants in Seoul. We've gathered your most popular questions about renting a car in Seoul. Read on to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I get a great deal on a car rental in Seoul?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best price. But, you can remember a couple things to keep your next booking affordable. Make sure to:
- Read through the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprises
- Reserve your rental as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they normally are pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Seoul.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Seoul?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Seoul?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Seoul. If you're having trouble deciding, be sure to read over the table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with better handling and gas mileage than an SUV||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Compact Car||Couple or two friends heading to the beach and back||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Seoul?
Typically, to rent a car in Seoul you must be at least 21. However, there might be an added charge if you are under 25 or for higher category cars in particular. Read through the supplier's terms to figure out what any additional charges will be before you book your rental.
Does Seoul require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Seoul or the rest of region, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy interim insurance with the rental supplier.
Many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, provide some coverage, but there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Seoul rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find an open gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your car. Use as much gas as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Some providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't have to find for a gas station before you bring back the car||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually advise that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Seoul?
If you plan to see all that Seoul offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Seoul. Read the fine print to make certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you begin on your Seoul trip, make sure you check out a few things before you leave the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Check out your vehicle and be certain there is no dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Seoul car rental today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a vehicle that can align with your needs and not deplete your travel fund.