In terms of both population and economic importance, high-tech Seoul is one of the largest cities in Asia, and it also has an incredibly well developed an extremely efficient underground system which stretches well out into all of the distant suburbs. In some popular tourist cities, underground systems are really only useful for commuters, whereas in Seoul, the underground is also useful for heading both around and out of the city, and into several different scenic areas and national parks which can be reached at the end of the line.
There are very few reasons for a tourist to want or need to rent a car in Seoul. We don’t recommend it!
Do you need a car in Seoul? Verdict – you really don’t need a car in Seoul. It’s likely to be far more trouble than its worth.