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Gwangju car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Gwangju

  • Opting for car hire in Gwangju offers convenience, flexibility, and limitless opportunities for exploration. This is particularly useful in a city where public transport can be tricky for tourists to navigate, and there is an abundance of cultural, historical, and natural attractions. Hiring a car allows you to drive to Gwangju's acclaimed art district, teeming with numerous art galleries, studios, and cultural institutions, which delves into both traditional and contemporary Korean art. Additionally, opting for Gwangju car hire also greatly enhances your access to less explored areas such as Mudeungsan Mountain. This majestic national park, situated on the outskirts of Gwangju, is renowned for its unique rock formations, serene hiking trails, and diverse flora and fauna. Furthermore, car hire in Gwangju enables you to venture further afield to see the stunning countryside of Jeollanam-do province, with its verdant landscapes, charming villages, and the breathtaking south-western coastline.
  • Upon arriving at Muan International Airport (MWX), you'll find the car hire desks in the Arrivals hall. The airport signage will guide you directly there. Several car hire companies operate out of the airport, offering a variety of vehicles to suit a range of needs and budgets. You'll need to provide your driving licence, passport, and a credit or debit card for the security deposit. If you're visiting from outside South Korea, you might need an International Driving Permit (IDP) along with your native driving licence, so it's best to check this in advance. Once you've completed your car hire agreement, the agency staff will guide you to the pick-up area to collect your vehicle.
  • Driving in Gwangju is generally straightforward. The city and its surrounding regions have well-maintained roads, with clear, consistent signage in both Korean and English. This bilingual signage makes it easier for international visitors to navigate. Local drivers in Gwangju are used to city driving, but traffic can be heavy during peak hours, and vigilance is always required. Be aware though that South Korean drivers are often characterised as being assertive drivers, particularly when it comes to merging lanes.
  • One challenge that tourists might face while driving their car hire in Gwangju is navigating the city's complex network of roads. It's advisable to have a reliable navigation system at hand whilst you’re exploring. If you're unaccustomed to driving on the right-hand side of the road, this could require some adjustment. Additionally, traffic can be quite heavy during peak hours, typically between 7:00-9:00 AM and 4:00-7:00 PM on weekdays, so it's recommended to plan your travel times accordingly.
  • Book your car hire in Gwangju at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard hire cars in Gwangju are around 40% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Gwangju

  • How much is the price of fuel in Gwangju?

    The average price of fuel in Gwangju is R87,73 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 053 and R1 404, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Gwangju?

    Standard (Class Standard SUV or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Gwangju.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Gwangju?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Gwangju?

    A Standard car hire in Gwangju costs R1 068 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Gwangju?

    A Full Size car hire in Gwangju costs R1 843 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Gwangju?

    A Mini car hire in Gwangju costs R2 522 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Gwangju?

    Given Gwangju's urban landscape and the good quality of its roads, a compact or mid-sized car is usually sufficient for navigating the city streets and parking spaces. If you plan to explore the mountainous regions around Gwangju or travel with a lot of luggage or equipment, an SUV or a larger vehicle may be a better option for their additional space and comfort.

  • What’s the speed limit in Gwangju?

    The typical speed limit in the city is 60 km/h (approximately 37 mph). However, speed limits may be lower in certain areas, such as school zones or areas with heavy pedestrian traffic. Once you leave the city, the speed limit typically rises to 80 km/h (about 50 mph) on regular roads and can reach up to 120 km/h (approximately 75 mph) on motorways.

  • Where are the best places to park in Gwangju?

    Parking in South Korean cities can be quite expensive. If you opt for street parking, expect to pay around, ₩1000 (£0.80) every 10 minutes. However, there are numerous public car parks throughout the city. The underground car park on Gwangju Art Street and the one near Gwangju Folk Museum are both excellent choices due to their central locations. These options are also more economical as they cost around ₩2000 (£1.60) for the first two hours, and an additional ₩500 (£0.40) for each subsequent 30 minutes.

Gwangju car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

7,0

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9.0

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8.0

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6.0

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8.0

3 locations in Gwangju

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3f 1427 Songjeong Dong

+82 (0) 62 943 8001

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704-13 Sinchon-dong

+82 (0) 62 955 8000

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Lvl1 Korea Cement Bldg,699-2

+82 (0) 62 412 8000

Monday08:30 - 18:00
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4,0 Mediocre

Nov 2021

KAYAK
No english service available, difficulties with communication. Trying to call one number, they ask to call another number but no one speaks english in either

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2022

KAYAK
The man that was working at drop-off and pickup was very kind, friendly, and helpful. The car was clean and modern and we had no issues during the trip. The pickup location was a little confusing (we were unaware of where to locate the car), but the man working called to give us directions, as it is a short walk from the train station/office building.

9,6 Wonderful

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly

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Staff speaks limited English

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LOTTE rent-a-car

7,2

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5 locations in Gwangju

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1st floor of Gwangju Airport

+82 62 955 8000

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3F, 1427, Songjeong-dong, Gwangsan-gu

+82 629 438 001

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Buk-gu Jungheung-dong 699-2 Korea Cement Bldg. 1F

+82 062 412 8000

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Gwangju airport

+82 (0) 62 955 8000

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Starbucks Building 3F

+82 62 943 8001

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Avis

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1358 Songjeong 2-Dong

+82 (0) 62 941 5900

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695 8 Gwang Ju Airport

+82 629 415 900

Monday08:30 - 18:00
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1994 Tour Rent A Car

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764, Saam-ro, Gwangsan-gu

+82 (0) 10 8363 4979

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AJ Car Rental

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Gwangju airport

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Gogo Rent A Car

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1, Sangmuowol-ro 38beon-gil, Seo-gu

+82 (0) 62 384 9990

Monday08:30 - 18:00
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Gogo Rental Car Seoul

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1-14 Gogo Rent Car, 38 Sangmu Owol-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju

+82 (0) 62 384 9990

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KG Rent A Car

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714, Sangmu-daero, Seo-gu

+82 (0) 10 3611 8387

Monday08:00 - 19:00
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Kt Kumho Rent A Car

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Gwangju airport

+82 629 558 000

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Sk Rent

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Gwangju airport

+82 062 941 5900

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Tayo Rent A Car

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45, Bungmun-daero 433beon-gil, Gwangsan-gu

+82 (0) 62 710 7111

Monday08:30 - 18:00
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2 travellers who hired a car in Gwangju gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

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