Car rentals in Seoul: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to get around Seoul whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Explore the top sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Seoul. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Seoul. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I find a great deal on a rental car in Seoul?
You're well on your way to locating the best rate on your car rental when you use CarRentals.com. But, you can do a few things to keep your next booking affordable. You can:
- Compare and contrast weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with any added costs
- Determine what car you'll need for your trip. Don't get more car than you need
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Seoul.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Seoul?
There are around 33 rental companies that you can decide from. We have budget-friendly names like Payless and Fox and global ones like Avis and Sixt. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Seoul?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this metropolis means you're bound to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you really want to go all out on your vacation to Seoul||Cadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar|
|SUV||Big groups that need room for all their luggage||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Seoul?
Generally, to rent a car in Seoul you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the supplier's terms to discover what the total is before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Seoul?
When driving in Seoul or the rest of South Korea, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary coverage with the rental agency.
The major credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will typically provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Seoul.
What is the fuel policy for Seoul rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your vehicle. Use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually suggest that you opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Seoul?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit several clients all over Seoul. You can drive wherever you want without incurring additional charges. Make sure to read your policy to find out if there are any limitations.
What is Seoul famous for?
You'll be thankful you have a car so you can see all that Seoul offers. Make sure to check out Jongmyo Shrine and Insadong.
Before you drive off
Make sure you check a few things before you leave the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over your car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Seoul rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Seoul has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Seoul.