Renting a car in Jeju is easy and affordable.
Some helpful tips for renting a car in Jeju.
Rent in advance! For the best fares and availability, booking in advance is best. Rental cars get sold out very quickly during peak seasons, which include:
- The two major Korean holidays
Lunar New Year (January or February)
Chuseok (September or October)
Please note: Because these dates are set using the lunar calendar, they will differ on the Gregorian calendar every year.
- The week of Children’s Day (early May)
- Summer peak season (mid-July to mid-August)
So, make sure to book your vehicle with enough time to spare!
If you did not book your car prior to your trip, no worries! You can rent a car at the rental car stations located by Gate 2 at Arrivals on the 1st floor. This is not the recommended method, but it will save you in a pinch!
Take pictures of your car to record any damages. The rental company will usually ask their clients to do this to minimize any possible car damage issues. And don’t forget to mark where your gas meter is! You will have to fill up your tank to at least that mark before you return the vehicle. In the case that you are unable to fill up the gas to the required amount, the rental car company will charge your credit card for the price of the gas, plus a fee of 5,000 won (USD4.50)
Schedule plenty of time for picking up your rental car at the airport. To better route traffic, the Jeju government placed all car rental companies off-site, so all rental car companies provide a free shuttle bus to and from the airport. Every company’s shuttle bus has a designated area at the shuttle bus terminal. Depending on the location of your rental company’s headquarters, the shuttle bus ride can take anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes, depending on local traffic conditions. So, make sure to schedule in plenty of time for pick up!
You will need your International Driver’s Permit and a photo ID to rent your vehicle. Be aware that in order to legally drive in the Republic of Korea, you will need to carry your International Driver’s Permit, along with your passport at any time you are operating a vehicle. International Driver’s Permits also have expiration dates, so make sure you will not be driving on an expired permit!
It is required for foreigners to purchase full coverage insurance on rental cars. There is no fixed cost for full coverage insurance; the price will vary by vehicle and rental dates. It may feel pricey, but the peace of mind far outweighs the financial cost!
When returning your rental car, you will return it to the same location from where you received your car. Sometimes, the rental company will ask you for your rental contract to verify information, so make sure you put it somewhere safe! Upon returning your vehicle, the shuttle bus will drive you back to the airport. Make sure you schedule in plenty of time for finalizing paperwork, vehicle inspection and shuttle bus ride back to the airport!
TO TAKE THE SHUTTLE BUS:
Exit Gate 5 at the Jeju International Airport. Cross the road at the crosswalk, and follow the yellow arrows that direct you to the Rent-a-Car shuttle bus terminal. Inside the terminal, you will find a map that will direct you to the location of your shuttle bus stop. If you still have questions, there is an information desk in the terminal building with helpful employees who can help you in English or Chinese.
Services radiate from Jeju-si and Seogwipo and cover most of the island, running around the coast and across the centre roughly every 20 minutes. Pick up an English intercity bus map and timetable from the airport tourist office. The whole island's bus system was overhauled in August 2017, with new route numbers, so beware of outdated information. The new system now provides free wi-fi on board all buses and at most stops, which have useful screens with live next bus information and maps (touch the screen to select English). All regular buses (not red express buses or the Limousine Bus) cost ₩1200 per ride, regardless of distance. It's highly recommended to use the countrywide T-money card, which (in addition to slightly cheaper fares at ₩1150) offers the benefit of two free transfers within 40 minutes of tapping off one ride and making another.
[Please be aware that there are a limited number of Global Taxis available, so if you are planning on utilizing this service, make sure to call early!]
Global Taxi Service is a service supported by the government of Jeju for foreign language services in English, Chinese and Japanese.
So, you didn’t rent a car, and you are opting to use a taxi cab service? Great idea!
Here’s how you get one:
FIRST, call 1899-4314 to hire a cab. There are 3 language options available: English (press 1), Chinese (press 2), Japanese (press 3).
Global Taxis are convenient and affordable for short distances, as they charge the same fare as normal taxi cabs. The base fare on the taxi meter for a 4-passenger cab starts out at 2,800 won (USD2.50). A jumbo taxi (7-passenger taxi) charges 3,800 won (USD3.40) as the base fare.
If you don’t want to go through the hassle of renting a car, you have the option to lease a Global Taxi for a minimum of 8 hours at a cost of 150,000 won (USD135) for a 4-passenger cab and 200,000 won (USD180) for a jumbo taxi. For every additional hour, it will cost you an extra 20,000 won (USD18) and 30,000 won (USD27), respectively.
The taxi driver you hire will speak a basic level of the language you requested, so asking simple questions or directions will not be an issue. He will get you to your desired location with no problem!
If you hire the Global taxi for the day, you can leave your bags and baggage in the taxi cab. The driver will keep watch over it, but it is still recommended that you keep your valuables with you at all times!
It’s possible to pedal or scooter your way around the island (250km) in three to five days. The designated cycleway is relatively flat, with much of it parallel to the beautiful coast. Pack rain gear. Bicycles (₩10,000 a day) and scooters (₩15,000 to ₩25,000 a day) can be hired in Jeju-si and Seogwipo.
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