Drivers in South Korea, including drivers visiting from foreign countries, are required to travel on the right. Keep in mind that driving on the opposite side can lead to both a traffic violation and serious accidents.
Out of 137 countries, South Korea ranked 17 for road quality. On a scale of 1 to 7, where 7 is the highest score, South Korea scored 5.6 for their road quality. The quality of the roads within the country may vary based on where you visit and the weather.
0.05% is the legal BAC limit in South Korea. Any higher and you will be considered driving under the influence and may receive monetary fines, licence restrictions, and other penalties. Keep in mind that there are stricter penalties for those who drink-drive and are under the legal drinking age. In South Korea, you must be at least 19 to drink.
Travellers to South Korea usually opt to hire a Intermediate as their car of choice. This may be due to the weather during their stay, the activities they have planned, or their budget. In the past 30 days, 33% of our users rented a Intermediate for their trip to South Korea at an average cost of $107 per day.
Petrol in South Korea costs $2.06 per litre as of last week. If you plan on hiring a car in South Korea, then set aside a budget for the cost of petrol based on how much driving you imagine doing. If you aren’t set on hiring a car in South Korea, then consider Algeria. Petrol prices there are some of the cheapest in the world at $0.49 per litre as of last week. Hong Kong is another great place to visit and rent a car, but keep in mind that petrol prices can be expensive at around $3.64 per litre.