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Jeju Rent Car: Rainbow Mobility

When traveling in Jeju Island, renting a car is highly recommended, as getting around without one can be quite challenging. While there is public transportation available, it often takes a considerable amount of time to navigate Jeju Island using it. Unless you’re planning a leisurely healing trip, I personally wouldn’t recommend relying on public transportation.

Renting an electric car in Jeju is quite affordable, and in some cases, it can be even cheaper than using public transportation. On this trip to Jeju, I decided to rent a car. I used the app “Carmoa” to rent a car for 26 hours with full coverage insurance, which cost 18,030 KRW. Renting a car for about 18,000 KRW per day was a reasonable price.

While choosing a regular car would have been slightly cheaper, I decided to opt for a fully covered electric car rental for the added safety and convenience.

“Electric Car: Hyundai Kona EV”

The electric car I rented was the Hyundai “Kona EV” model. Despite being a 2019 model, it could travel over 300 kilometers on a single charge.

Upon renting the car, it was already about 75% charged, allowing me to travel over 300 kilometers without the need for recharging during my 1-night, 2-day stay.

“Rainbow Mobility”

The rental car agency I chose was “Rainbow Mobility,” which was conveniently located not far from the airport. To get to the car rental area from Gimpo Airport, you can take a shuttle bus. The shuttle buses operate approximately every 30 minutes.

The general rental process was similar to what I’ve experienced before, but there was a slight difference compared to my previous experience with “Blue X Line Rent-A-Car.” With “Blue X Line Rent-A-Car,” there was no additional charge upon return, regardless of whether you recharged the car or not. However, with Rainbow Mobility, there was an additional charge.

“Affordable Electric Car Charging Fee”

Initially, I had the option to either charge the car up to the initial level or pay for the charging deficit upon return. I used about 30% of the battery on the first day, and when I returned the car with about 40% remaining, the electric charging fee was 15,000 KRW.

Even when factoring in the electric charging fee, it was still an affordable rental, considering the price. If I had driven the same distance with a combustion engine car, the fuel cost would have been much higher.

I hope this information is helpful for those looking to enjoy a trip in Jeju Island with an electric car.

“Jeju Rental Car: Rainbow Mobility”

  • Address: 68 Oiljangseo-gil, Jeju-si, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, 63116
  • Operating Hours: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Phone Number: 064-747-9726
  • Website: https://rainbowmobility.co.kr