Hire a Busan airport car rental to explore the southern coast of the Korean Peninsula.
The second largest city in South Korea, Busan is a metropolis of 3.5 million residents that offers a mix of exciting urban life and beautiful, natural attractions. Visitors can expect a more laid-back atmosphere compared to Seoul and enjoy the opportunity to explore both the mountainscape and city beaches in the same day.
Take the Geumgang Park Cable Car to see the city from above, and be sure to spend some time at Haeundae, South Korea’s most famous beach. For cultural insight, tour Beomeo-Sa temple (highly recommended for sunrise) and take a stroll through Jagalchi Fish Market to see the daily catch.
Hiring a Busan rental car
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Gimhae International Airport (PUS)
Each year, over 16 million travellers pass through Gimhae International Airport. The modern terminal houses restaurants, cafes, gift shops and even an outdoor garden. Plus, travellers can access free WiFi and an internet lounge if needed. To collect a rental car, head to the first floor in the domestic terminal.
If you hired a car from a city depot, take the Busan Gimhae Light Rail to the metro line (60 minutes to the city) or hail a metered taxi.
Guide to driving a rental car in Busan
Driving from Gimhae International Airport to Busan
From Busan Airport, head south to merge onto Route 104 heading east across the Nakdongdaegyo Bridge and continue on the expressway until reaching the city centre. The route is tolled and takes around 20 to 30 minutes depending on traffic.
Driving tips for your Busan rental car
Ask your car hire provider about hiring an English-speaking GPS or use a smartphone app while navigating Busan, as the roadways can be confusing if you don’t know the local language.
South Korea driving tips
● Drive on the right-hand side of the road and overtake on the left.
● While only the driver and front seat passengers are required to wear seatbelts, it is recommended for all riders.
● Follow the posted speed limit to avoid fines.
● If this is your first time driving in a foreign country, read our top tips.
Parking options at Gimhae International Airport and downtown Busan
At Gimhae International Airport, both the international and domestic terminals offer airport parking. The first 20 minutes are free of charge, followed by a rate of ₩900 for every 30 minutes and ₩7,000 for the day. Remember to pay your fare inside, at the terminal entrance before exiting to the parking lot.
Due to the sheer size and number of inhabitants, finding parking in Busan can be difficult. Look for parking near bus or subway stations and explore either on foot or via public transport in the city centre. Otherwise, ask your accommodation provider for advice on places to park near your destination.
South Korea is only a short flight to many must-visit countries. Plan a road trip across China or pop over to Japan with an affordable airport rental car. If you’re looking to escape winter and head somewhere warm, check out balmy destinations such as Indonesia and Thailand.
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