South Korea Driving Advice and Car Hire Info
Driving in South Korea-
Roads are generally in good condition and although traffic may be heavy in cities, rules of the road are usually obeyed. South Korea drives on the right and left-hand turns are often prohibited on main roads except where a green arrow indicates otherwise. You may turn right on a red light if the way is clear. South Korea does have a high incidence of road accidents and car drivers are always initially deemed to be at fault in any collision with a pedestrian or motor cycle. Your passport may be confiscated whilst investigations are carried out. Fines for traffic offences are high so you should drive with caution and endeavour to stay within the law.
South Korea Car Rental –
Hertz, National, Avis, Budget have outlets in South Korea. Hertz seem to have the best coverage with franchises in nearly 90 locations across the country. South Korea is also featured on the bigger broker sites such as Argus Car Hire
The company below is the biggest Korean rental firm with locations in most towns including Seoul, Incheon and Gyeonggi-d
South Korea Self Drive Rules –
You need an International Driving permit plus your own licence to rent a car. South Korea doesn’t recognise licences issued in Brazil or Saudi Arabia. None of the companies mention taking cars across to Japan so I’d assume this isn’t possible. Obviously they won’t allow cars to be taken into North Korea!