How to Book a Rental Car in South Korea
Thinking about renting a car in South Korea? Whether you’re looking for an affordable sedan, a family van, or a luxury vehicle, you can get at least 25% off when you use WAUG and Zzimcar! WAUG (와그), the No. 1 activity booking platform from South Korea, has partnered with Zzimcar (찜카), which is the best real-time price-comparison and car reservation platform in the country. Until June 30, 2021, you can use WAUG to get a 25% discount on Zzimcar vouchers, which come in ₩50,000, ₩100,000, ₩150,000, and ₩200,000 denominations. You can use the voucher as payment for your rental car selection on Zzimcar. Here’s how it works:
1. Find your rental car in Korea using Zzimcar
Click here to go to Zzimcar’s website. (The website is not yet available in English, so you may want to use Google Translate or Papago.)
Zzimcar offers car rentals in Korea in the following areas:
- Jeju Island
2. Book your Zzimcar Rental Car Voucher on WAUG
After selecting your rental car on Zzimcar, check the transaction total. Before you finalize your transaction, you can book a Zzimcar Rental Car Voucher on WAUG here that you can use as your method of payment. This will help you save some money!
Here are your options:
|1. ₩50,000 voucher||₩50,000||₩37,500|
|2. ₩100,000 voucher||₩100,000||₩75,000|
|3. ₩150,000 voucher||₩150,000||₩112,500|
|4. ₩200,000 voucher||₩200,000||₩150,000|
As an example, if your total is ₩247,250 (for a BMW convertible), you can choose to get one or a couple of Zzimcar vouchers:
- Option A: Get a voucher worth ₩200,000 and another voucher worth ₩50,000. Since you can combine multiple WAUG vouchers, this will cover the total cost of booking. (You only pay ₩187,500 on WAUG!).
- If you’re a member of Zzimcar, any unused balance from your WAUG voucher will be available for use in the future.
- If you’re not a member, you’ll not be able to keep (and get a refund for) any remaining balance.
- Option B: Buy a voucher worth ₩200,000, and pay off the remaining ₩47,250 via credit or debit card. (In total, you’ll pay ₩197,250.)
First time to book on WAUG? You’ll get an extra ₩3,000 or $3 discount coupon after signing up! You can use this to further reduce the cost of your first booking. 😉
3. Use your voucher code as method of payment on Zzimcar
After booking your Zzimcar vouchers on WAUG, complete your booking on Zzimcar’s website. Apply the voucher code/s on the Coupons section to proceed with the booking.
4. Enjoy your rental car in South Korea!
And that’s it — all that’s left to do is wait for your trip! If you haven’t finalized your travel itinerary yet, here are some guides that you can check out for some recommendations:
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Booking a Zzimcar Rental Car Voucher on WAUG
- Log in or sign up for a WAUG account here. (New members get an extra discount coupon instantly!)
- Proceed to the booking page of Zzimcar Rental Car here.
- Select the date.
- Select the option and quantity. Indicate the age of the driver at the box below.
- Apply your discount coupon (if you’re a new user) and check out with your Visa, Mastercard, or AMEX. (Switch the page’s currency to KRW to see other payment options, like mobile payment and Naver Pay!)
- Wait for your voucher on the WAUG app, which you can download below: