Long Distance Buses

Bus fares are cheap. It means you can explore the different districts, all of which have their own, distinct character.

It’s a great solution for travellers on a tight budget , as you’ll be able to tour the country in buses that offer a high level of service. Thanks to their roomy, comfortable seats, you’ll be able to sit back and enjoy the scenery along the way.

However, preparing to travel to South Korea that will allow you to get anywhere with ease.

Train ``TGV``

These are slightly more expensive than long-distance buses. They link all towns and can reach speeds of up to 300km/h. What’s more, they’re always on time, so you’ll have no problems once you arrive at the border.

Taxis

Black Taxis : these are pricier, as they’re of an extremely high standard.

 

Normal taxis (generally yellow or orange cabs): prices are based on 3,500 wons (minimum fare) for a 3km journey. You’ll need to add 200 wons every 200m or every 39 seconds, if the traffic is slow moving. They’re very reasonably priced.

Subway Network

The price of a subway ticket is around 1,100 wons. It’s an inexpensive form of transport and the lines cover the entire city. All the lines have cross-sections for ease of access.

The cost of season tickets or passes varies, depending on the region and zones covered. For example, the Seoul subway network has passes for customers who are only travelling around the central parts of the city. The transport cards you should buy when you arrive in South Korea are the T-Money and Cashbee cards.

You can recharge them as you like and, if you have enough credit left on the card, pay for purchases in some shops . You can choose how much credit to add to your T-Money card at ticket terminals. You can add between 1,000 and 90,000 wons (max) every time you charge up your card. You can accumulate up to 500,000 wons on your card.

 

This card is accepted in numerous parts of Korea, including the Gyeonggi-do and d’Incheon, Daejeon, Daegu, Ulsan, Busan, Sejong, Gangwon-do (Chuncheon-si, Wonju-si, Gangneung-si, Hoengseong-si), Chungcheongnam-do and Jeju-do regions.

Regions including Chungcheongbuk-do, Jeollanam-do, Jeollabuk-do, Gyeongsangnam-do and Gyeongsanbuk-do have their own system, depending on the town in question. You’ll be able to use your T-Money card in some of their towns.