South Korea Transportation

  • Transportation
    by lotharscheer
  • Transportation
    by lotharscheer
  • Transportation
    by lotharscheer

South Korea Transportation

  • Subway

    Seoul Transportation

    We know Seoul has extensive subway system, and its one of conveniently to used around. We find it easy to get around Seoul using the subway, because besides Korean, subway signs and train announcements are also in English. Truly, Seoul’s subway, and Korean subways in general, are a haven for commuters, Koreans and foreigners alike Seoul's subway...

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  • Buses

    Seoul Transportation

    Limousine buses, however, if you have a lot of luggage or are heading to southern parts of Seoul to Gangnam, the airport buses remain your best option. Limousine buses 15,000 won to/from city for one way, 6,500 won to/from Gimpo Airport (domestic flight) it's worth paying a bit extra for the limousine bus, if you're visiting for the first time....

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  • Taxies

    Seoul Transportation

    I took normal taxi on my hotel (incheon) to Thai embassy (Seoul) and cost was 45000krw to embassy and 40000krw to back hotel (price included toll cost), taxi driver waited me when i was in embassy. I took the taxi drivers phone number to take me same trip next day, but unfortunately he was propably sleeping when i tried to contact him so i had to...

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  • Trains

    Seoul Transportation

    Seoul Station is one of the Seoul's major railway station, it is a central hub for transportation throughout Korea, as well as Seoul the capital city of Republic of Korea. All of the Gyeongbu line (Seoul-Busan) KTX (Korea Train Express) trains as well as Saemaul, Mugunghwa and Nooriro (eco-friendly electric train) trains intersect at Seoul Station....

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  • Cars, Subways and Buses

    Seoul Transportation

    Even though we did not rent a car, it was hard to see or find a gasoline station in town. Eventually, I did spot one and this photo will help you spot what they might look like. This one also had a "mini mart".

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  • Tour Bus

    Seoul Transportation

    although we prefer to ride private tour vans to go around, We did the big tour bus going to DMZ and Panmunjeon Tours as it was not included in our tour package and we just booked the tour via out hotel and it was fun as it has free wifi inside. For the really popular tours, the tour companies usually uses the big tour buses and the big tour buses...

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  • By Air

    Seoul Transportation

    Most airports are purely and simply the entry and exit gate for travelers without fuss. However, more and more cities that spend extra money on hiring top architects to ensure that the simple structure of the gates and arrival halls will be transformed into an irresistible backdrop. And Incheon is one of the structural airport Incheon...

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  • Plane

    Seoul Transportation

    I booked my flight through Delta Airlines who partners with Korean Air. So, I'm not sure if I could have had a better price direct with Korean Air. Next time, I would check it out. I must say, I was impressed with this airline. Airplane food is never great but their food was decent. Plentiful amount of drink was available and snacks are provided in...

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  • Other Stuff

    Seoul Transportation

    Ferry to China I hope to help someone who is ready to board ferry to Tianjin 1) Is it still possible to do this trip now? yes, you can book a ticket in JINCHEON FERRY terminal in 2nd Incheonterminal, which is next E-Mart ( taxi will take 3000won from DongIncheonsubway station. cabdrivers may confuse your destination, stress that 2nd terminal...

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  • Walking

    Seoul Transportation

    I have been repeating that Seoul is a very tourist friendly city. The reason is quite obvious. Although you may be a total stranger to this beautiful city, you can find directions quite easily. One of my favorites is the location signs which are put everywhere. Just a take a look at them and you will know where you are and the close attractions. It...

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  • Seoul Subway - Map

    Best way to move around Seoul! Well, it doesn't take spending long in the city before wanting to disappear underground as surface traffic is a true nightmare. It can be very bad even during night hours in certain districts.Check website for details and operating hours.

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  • Long Flights

    Some things to consider on a long flight, take a sweater in case it gets cold and don't dress to warm in case it gets hot. I take my shoes off and put on booties (socks). Your feet will swell up. Periodic massaging of the feet might help keep the swelling down. Most planes provide a pillow and blanket. I would double up the blanket and use it for...

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  • Low Cost Airline

    Jeju Airhttp://www.jejuair.net/Jin Airhttp://www.jinair.com/Language/ENG/Air Busanhttp://www.airbusan.com/AB/airbusan/english/main.jsp?loc=enEASTAR JEThttp://www.eastarjet.com/book/index.htm?lang=enTwayairhttp://www.twayair.com/Domestic and international.

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  • Highway Map of Korea

    Express Highway Lines of KoreaGyeongbu Line ( Seoul between Busan ) : 417KmNamhae Line ( Suncheon between Busan ) : 169Km88Olympic Line ( Gwangju between Daegu ) : 183KmSeohaean Line ( Seoul between Mokpo ) : 341KmJungbunaeryuk Line ( Yeoju between Masan ) : 204KmYeongdong Line ( Seoul between Gangneung ) : 234KmJungang Line ( Busan between...

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  • Busan metro system

    Clean and comfy, the Busan metro is a great way to get around the city. The easiest and fastest way is to buy a reloadable card, and load money on it. Each time you enter the subway, you swipe your card so it knows that you're taking a trip. When you get off the subway, you swipe your card again so that it knows how far you've travelled. You are...

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  • Taxis around Korea

    Taxis in Korea are all metered. Drivers should give you exact change. Tips are only typical if they provide additional services, like loading or carrying your luggage.Within places like Seoul, they do have "deluxe" taxis that charge a higher price, however in smaller cities and towns, prices are all standard regardless of the taxi company. Deluxe...

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  • T-Money Card use in subway

    The subway is the most convenient mode of transport in going around Busan or in Seoul and in Gyeonggi-do areas.It is operated from 530am-1am. Currently there are 4 subway lines operating around Busan. You won't get lost since the stations are labeled in Korean, English and Chinese and numbered as well. Single fare costs 1,000KW and depend on the...

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  • Korean Taxi Drivers

    I had 3 positive experiences with taxi drivers in Seoul and Jeju.Upon exiting the airport terminal in Incheon, we boarded a taxi and asked the driver to take us to Fraser Place.. The driver could not speak English. So, I showed him the hotel voucher. He then made a call to the hotel, presumably to ask for instructions from the hotel staff.In Jeju,...

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  • Korean Air

    This was an excellent flight with top notch service. No negatives here.We flew a 5 hour flight from Saigon to Seuol. The plane looked new and had lots of leg room. We booked our trip online directly with Korean Air. I would love to fly with them again.

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  • Subway lines 1 & 2

    For accessing the city of Daegu it is wise to get a city map and look at where the subway takes you. I am still learning my way around and after 3 weeks, I'm wondering if I should be further along. The subway cost as of October 6, 2011, is 1200 won one way. See the subway customer service office for getting a discount card that you can refill to...

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  • Transportation during the holidays...

    The public buses and transport systems still operate during the Chuseok and holiday periods. The only problem is that you'll be competing for space with hundreds or thousands of Koreans who would not normally be traveling during those times. If you can, make reservations or get tickets as early as possible to confirm a seat. Also, plan on traffic...

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  • KTX: Korea Train Express

    On April 1st, 2004, Korea entered the 'bullet' age with its first high-speed train. Of course, they did things a little differently by having stops instead of non-stop service from Seoul to Pusan and making the First Class the only class seat you could wish for. (I tried both classes on the regular trains, and found them to be similar: such is not...

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  • Underground

    The Soul underground is very good, easy to use and on time.They have a bi lingual language over both the tannoy and on the signs.The only downside to the Metro is that they dont have a circle line like on the London undeground system, which would link more of the stations together, but thats a minor point.They have 8 lines which are all colour...

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  • Taxi to Airport (Don't Nap)

    Taxi service in Seoul usually is easily accessible and straightforward. Just watch out when you are looking to return to the airport especially if you have to fly out of Inchon, South Korea. If you are leaving from your hotel, make certain that you have the bellmen handle the details with the taxi cab driver upfront. Why? Because the taxi driver...

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  • Airport Railroad

    I assume most tourists going to Seoul will get from the Incheon Airport to Seoul via hotel shuttle or KAL Airport Limousine (buses operated by KAL). You can also take the Airport Railroad. It's a new railroad line being built to connect the Incheon Airport with Seoul. It will eventually be extended all the way to Seoul City Hall station.Taking...

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  • Subway system in Seoul

    The subway system in Seoul can be intimating to non-subway commuters like me. But anyone who's used any subway system should find it pretty easy to use. All signs and ticket vending machines are in Korean and English. Announcements are made in Korean and English also. Note that there are no ticket booth where you buy a ticket from a clerk. All...

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  • Seoul City Tour

    I highly recommend Seoul City Tour Bus for getting around Seoul to see the popular tourist sites. If you have 1 or 2 full days to spend in Seoul, you should definitely take advantage of Seoul City Tour Bus. Getting around Seoul using the subway can be a bit of challenge for the uninitiated foreigners, so the City Tour Bus is the best choice for...

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  • Korail

    I took the high speed KTX train from Seoul to Busan. Efficient and comfortable with reasonable prices. It travels at speeds of up to 300 kph. You can book on their website up to two months in advance. Don't worry if your credit card is not charged straight away. They don't charge until you actually collect the tickets. Just bring your web receipt...

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  • Travel, the Korail way!

    You can book your train tix in advanced online and in English. Helpful if you going to be traveling during a holiday. what's more, you see schedules and prices. Very helpful even if your not going to make a booking.one word of warning, the site does not function correctly with Mozilla. I had to use IE to make my booking. I actually had to d/l a...

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  • KTX (Korea Train -eXpress)

    KTX is South Korea's high-speed railway system, which many find it a convenient and affordable way of traveling around Korea. Its slightly cheaper to take buses, but for longer distances (such as Busan to Seoul or vice versa) it may be worth it to save time by taking the train. You can reserve tickets online, or by going in person to any given...

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  • Driving in South Korea yes/no

    I've owned a car in Korea for over three years now. While I feel perfectly comfortable on the roads here, I will offer a few words of advice.First ask yourself if you have ever driven in a foreign country. Korea has similar rules to the West, but there are a few idiosyncrasies to them. However, having rules and following them are two different...

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  • Buses in Pusan

    Buses were easy to use. Pay the driver on entry. We paid a flat rate of 1000won per person per trip. No idea if this is correct. It was the price of our first journey and we just stuck to it. We were never asked for more or given change so assume it was OK. Subway stations will indicate where bus stops are located. One strange thing was the front...

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  • Getting around Pusan

    The subway in Pusan is very user friendly. The ticket machines have an English language option. A day ticket cost 3,500 won. Stations are sign posted in English. There are 3 subway lines and interchanging is easy and straight forward. Download a map off the internet before you go and you cannot go wrong. Exits list sights and bus routes in English.

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  • From Incheon airport to Pusan city

    Hiif you are to get to Pusan city from Incheon airport, I suggest you these options 1.International Tax ( www.intltaxi.co,kr ) it cost you about 450,000won ( 1USD = 1,300won ) you can contact directly to +82-1644-2255 driver understand English, card accepted, 9-seater large taxi available. Desk located between Exit8 and Exit9 in Arrival Lobby...

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  • By Subway in Seoul

    Seoul Metropolitan Subway is one of the most convenient and most advanced rapid transit systems in the world. It is operated by several different organisations. Lines 1 to 4 are operated by Seoul Metro and lines 4 to 8 are operated by Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation.There are a total of more than 260 subway stations covering a total...

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  • Subway from Incheon Airport

    Last year, the extension of # 1 line opened. If you arrive at Incheon and have only a few bags, instead of taking a bus or taxi, jump onto the subway. It is faster, cheaper and there is no hassle or risk of being swindled. Swindling is the common practice of the call vans and taxis. If you arrive early enough and do have several large bags, use the...

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  • Airport limos

    When you arrive at Incheon Int'l, if you are not met by someone and leave the arrival area you will get about half your nose out the door before 7 million cab drivers, call-vans, and people whose brother owns a car beseeching you to take their transport. They will quote some ridiculous price. Ignore them and go to the kiosk. Tell the person you...

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  • jeju island tour

    the best travel tour in south korea you can do is a guided tour by yenatour. very valuable tour what you can see..excellent organized..very good guide who speaks very good english..what is not happen at most other tours in Koreayou can do either west island tour or east west island tourwe had a fantastic guide in Sonya Kang

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  • Seoul Taxi Cabs

    OK, I'm not the first person to be ripped off & I won't be the last.My first time in South Korea & a seemingly nice man at the Seoul Incheon Airport offers to take me to my Hotel which - as far as I was concerned - could of been miles away.Cue quite a long journey & a 50000 WON (about 50 Bucks) fee, only for my work mate to tell me he got a bus for...

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  • Backroads

    On my last trip, my son had purchased a motor scooter and we were able to do more exploring on our own and travel on some backroads. I found this extremely interesting. We were able to travel up into the mountains and into small villages and farms. Scooters are not allowed on the main highways and they only go about 40 mph, but oh the freedom. They...

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  • Korean Bus System

    My son does not have a car so we traveled everywhere by bus. The Korean bus system is very good. We had no trouble getting to any place we wanted to go - the connections are easy and the buses run frequently. There are plenty of signs and schedules are listed at the ticket counters. We only got on the wrong bus once. The buses are very comfortable...

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  • Railpass (KR-Pass)

    Foreigners and those who stay in Korea with foreign passport for less than six months can apply for a KR-Pass: 3-day pass: 76 USD5-day pass: 114 USD7-day pass: 144 USD10-day pass: 166 USDChildren (4 to 12 yrs) get 50% discount, Youth (13 to 25 yrs) get 20% discount and groups (2-5 to travel) get 10% discount. You can by online at www.korail.com and...

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  • Subways means of transportation in korea

    riding a bicycle here in korea is safe because there is a designated space on the side walk you can use.they color it red.

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  • Travelling around Korea

    There are several ways to travel around Korea. First of all you could take a car, the roads are pretty good but Korea is notorious when it comes to fatal car accidents. And if you intend to visit the greater cities (and in particular Seoul) it is better to leave the car for what it is.There is train network in Korea but it's not very advanced yet....

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  • T-Money

    It is wise to buy a T-Money card here if you would be staying in Korea for a long time and/or if you will be using public transportaion very often. The T-Money can ONLY be purchased from a street vendor (mini mini mini mart), NOT from any subway stations. Buy the card for 1,500Won, put some money in it from the store (usually 10,000Won to start),...

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