Seoul Transport Guide

Navigating Seoul is relatively easy and very cheap. Networks of buses, trains and a highly efficient subway system carry travellers to their destination within the city.

How to get around Seoul

Getting around Seoul can be both ultra convenient and confusing. While a taxi may seem like the easy choice, most drivers do not speak a lot of English. Take advantage of one of the best public transport systems in the world and hop on a bus or train. Most buses have major destinations showing on their outside display, however the majority of route signs are still in Korean, so make friends with a local or go with a friend who’s done it all before. Trains are easier (they’re automatic), but you’ll rarely get a seat anytime after very early in the morning or late at night. Both KR Passes (for trains) and T-Money cards are available at all city stations, ticket vending machines, company websites and even travel agents. It’s cheaper and faster to pre-pay anything you can in Seoul.