Jeju

By | 16th January 2018

Should you rent a car in Jeju?

Do you need a car in Jeju Island > Should you rent a car in Jeju Island South Korea > Jeju Island ( CJU )

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Situated just off the southern tip of South Korea, the island of Jeju is perhaps most popular as a domestic tourism destination, yet it is also still one of the world’s top 100 destinations. So if you’re planning on visiting Jeju, is there any point in getting a rental car here?

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What are the main reasons for hiring a car here? Do you just want to drive locally? Do you want to go further afield, or should you even look at taking a road trip? In terms of factors like the cost of the hire itself, fuel costs, road tolls and parking charges, is it worth hiring a car in [table “1” does not have that cell /]
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Car hire summary


Overall drive rating

Based on a weighted score across all cost and quality factors. [Full notes - drive rating]

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Cheapest rate for one week

Based on cheapest economy car hire deal with no added extras. [full notes - basic costs]

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How much should I expect to pay in the peak season?

Based on cheapest deal during the summer holiday season. (Unless otherwise noted) [full notes - seasonal variations]

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Free parking score

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  • Unlike the heavily developed  South Korean mainland, there are no rail services on the island of Jeju.
  • You should hire a car in Jeju if you want to take advantage of he flexility of having one – but you may find that availability is difficult, regardless.

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  • Regular scheduled bus services are widely available, including to scenic hiking areas in the centre of the island.
  • The airport is very centrally located, and the main accommodation areas are densely developed and easy to walk around.
  • Given the small size of Jeju, it’s unsurprising that car rental facilities are not widely available here, as there is little point.

Jeju car hire advice summary

As a holiday island off the main Korean peninsula, the atmosphere of Jeju is in stark contrast to what you will find in Seoul or other large Korean cities. However, contrast in geography doesn’t mean that we would offer any contrasting advice when it comes to car hire options in Jeju.

Should you rent a car in Jeju? It’s just not really something to consider here.

Ratings

Car rental in - Jeju Island Need v worth & should!

Do you need a car in Jeju Island?

  • Based on comparison with transit and walking/cycling?
 

Is it worth hiring a car in Jeju Island?

  • Based on value for money?
 

Should you rent a car in Jeju Island?

Weighing up the above questions, if you are here for the first time AND asking about hiring a car, is it a good idea?
 

Who is travelling?

Is it worth renting a car in Jeju Island if I am a solo / budget traveller?

What about for 2 people travelling together?

What about for families?

 

Where are you staying?

Do you need a car in Jeju Island if we are staying in the city centre / main resort area?

What if we are staying on the edge of the urban area?

What if we are staying in a rural area?

 

What is your attitude towards driving?

Should I hire a car in Jeju Island if I prefer not to drive?

What if we are easy either way?

What if I prefer to drive?


 

Verdict

What is our final score for Jeju Island on the Carornocar scale?

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Would you hire a car in Jeju Island?

Have you driven in Jeju Island? Do you agree with our advice on whether or not it's worth hiring a car in Jeju Island?
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