Driver's License in Korea

To drive or rent a car in South Korea, the driver must be in possession of a valid driver's license and an International Driving Permit (IDP) issued in a country of the 1949 Geneva or 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic. Other countries are not accepted. Driving permit issued in China, Indonesia and Taiwan are not allowed for rentals in South Korea. Visit Korean Road Traffic Authority for complete terms and conditions.Please note an IDP does not replace the original driver's license.


Please note that an International Driving Permit (often referred to as an International Driver's License) does not replace the requirement for a regular driver's license. And you must carry your current overseas driver’s license and IDP with you all the time when driving in South Korea.


The license should be a full license held for minimum of 1 or 2 years (according to different car rental company) with no major endorsements.

 

Age Requirement


In South Korea, the minimum age to rent a car is 21 years (age may vary by car category). If you're 21-25, you are likely to have to pay a young driver fee. If you're 65 or older, you may have to pay a senior driver fee. Each car rental company has its own age requirements.


*Attention! Some car rental companies would have different requirements. Please check Terms and Conditions during the booking process.


To drive or rent a car in South Korea, the driver must be in possession of a valid driver's license and an International Driving Permit (IDP) issued in a country of the 1949 Geneva or 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic. Other countries are not accepted. Driving permit issued in China, Indonesia and Taiwan are not allowed for rentals in South Korea. Visit Korean Road Traffic Authority for complete terms and conditions. Please note an IDP does not replace the original driver's license.

 

The license should be a full licence held for a minimum of 1 or 2 years (according to different car hire company) with no major endorsements.


*Attention! Some car rental companies would have different requirements. Please check Terms and Conditions during the booking process.


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