Booking a rental car online before arriving at Yeosu Airport in South Korea can save significant hassles. Advance reservations ensure a car will be available upon arrival and removes any confusion that may arise from complicated public transportation systems, especially when those systems operate in a different language with a different alphabet. Once travelers present their passports, driving licenses, and International Driving Permits, renting a car is a straightforward process.
Renting a Car in Yeosu
When booking a car rental online with Skyscanner, travelers choose the type of car, the desired price range, and the dates of arrival and departure at the airport. Skyscanner does the rest and presents a list of options to choose from as well as the best deals available at the specific chosen time.
Be sure to know the restrictions on the rentals. For travelers between the ages of 21 and 25, restrictions on certain vehicles exist. Options are limited to class C, E, and F vehicles, which are compact, standard, and full size, respectively. Travelers ages 26 and older can access Premium (G), Luxury (I), and Special (J) class vehicles. Rental agencies accept most credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, and American Express), but they will not accept debit cards.
Car Rental Options at Yeosu Airport
One of the most convenient car rental companies for English speakers at Yeosu airport is Avis. This agency's operating hours vary depending on the day. From Monday to Friday, the hours to check in and collect vehicles are 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, the hours change to 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
With Avis, optional coverage is available for the driver, including a collision damage waiver and theft protection. If not taken, the driver is responsible for compensating the supplier with the full price of the car. If the traveler chooses optional coverage, the set sum is $300.
Aside from Avis, visitors can find two other car rental services — Lotte Rent-A-Car and AJ Rent-A-Car. These services cater more toward a Korean audience. But if the car of choice isn't available from Avis, these services will allow travelers a few more options from which to choose. If travelers find they need help, they can look for English-speaking professionals staffing the information booths around the airport.
What to Do in Yeosu
Yeosu itself is a beautiful city to explore by car. Visitors can find beaches such as the Manseongri Black Sand Beach, parks such as Dolsan Park, forests such as Odongo, temples such as the Heungguksa Temple, and the Yeosu Fish Market to quench any cultural thirsts. These attractions are all easily accessible locations with ample parking. Experience a serene driving experience through the countryside and visit nearby towns to get a take on quiet Korean life.
Don't worry about getting lost while exploring. All the street signs along the highways and on other major roads will appear in both Korean and English. For travelers who plan to explore beyond Yeosu, try heading east to Busan, the second-most populated city after Seoul. With its great nightlife and beaches to explore, visits to both Busan and Yeosu can be an immersion in the South Korean lifestyle.