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Using public mass transportation in seoul.

posted May 20, 2013, 10:18 PM by Lee Jacob   [ updated Sep 29, 2013, 7:53 AM ]
Hello, Jacob from seoul hostel , Maruji
Introduce public transportation in seoul.


 ▶Ticket Purchase

Select the station of arrival on the screen of the single journey traffic card ticketing machine.
Or select the designated station by using the line search engine at the bottom right of the screen.
Next, select the number of tickets to purchase and insert the fare and deposit fee of 500 won.
The ticketing process will start, and the single journey traffic card will be issued.
After you get off at your destination place your single journey traffic card on the deposit payment return machine
and 500 won will be refunded.
Prepaid traffic cards need to be recharged, and passengers are able to use them until the balance has been exhausted.
Deferred payment traffic cards will include your public transportation usage fee on your credit card bill.

<single journey traffic card>


<Ticket gate and Ticketing machine>




 .Basic Fare : 1,150 won up to 10km
 .Additional Fare
         - Between 10km and 40km : Additional 100won per 5km
         - Over 40km : Additional 100 won per 10km
▶Metro lines
 : Download attached pdf file


 ▶Riding BUS

Three types of buses cover routes connecting every corner of the city: the Ilban bus, Jwaseok bus and Maeul bus.
Over 400 express and residential buses and 8,500 city buses serve Seoulites on a daily basis.
Bus routes can be the hardest to master for newcomers. However, once you get the hang of using the bus,
it may be easier for you to reach destinations not easily accessible by subway.
Buses arrive at stops in five to fifteen minute intervals, though you may have to give them a bit of leeway in the busier parts of the city.
Schedules vary depending on the bus route involved but most routes start at 4:30 a.m. with the last bus of the day making its round at 1 a.m.
One of the advantages of traveling on a bus is that you can actually enjoy the sights and sounds of the various neighborhoods around Seoul.
If it’s traffic you’re worried about, bus routes do not suffer the same congestion as normal traffic routes.
The blue demarcations of the bus-lanes in the major areas around Seoul ensure a free flow of bus traffic.

 .Bus type & Fare

.Blue Bus - 1,150 won
 : Blue buses connect suburban areas to downtown Seoul

.Green Bus - 1,150 won
  : Green buses are controlled by private companies; these branch buses connect residential areas, subway lines and bus terminals

.Yellow Bus(Circulation buses) : 900 won 
  : Yellow buses circle downtown Seoul and make short stops at major tourist, shopping and business areas around the center of the city

The SEOUL CITY PASS is a transportation card for tourists.
With just this one card you can use the subway or bus up to 20 times a day, regardless of the distance or mode of transportation,
and you can enjoy the Seoul City Tour Bus that take you around the downtown and palaces as many times as you wish. 
Available Transportation
1. Seoul City Tour Bus .
※ The Seoul City Tour Bus does not operate on Mondays.
2. The Seoul Buses and Metropolitan Subway
※ You cannot board the Red Buses that are bound for Gyeonggi-do province and Incheon city with the SEOUL CITY PASS.
Prices and usage
 . 1 day pass  : 15,000 won
 . 2 day pass  : 25,000 won
 . 3 day pass : 35,000 won
For more information

Traffic Card

Traffic card makes you to use public mass transportation very easily and cheap.
Just a little additional fare is added when you transfer bus,subway in one direction.
Places that you can use T-money card.
  .Traffic - BUS, SUBWAY, TAXI
  . Shop - GS25,CVS,7-eleven,Buy the way, Dunkin donuts, Paris Bagutte, Beskin Robbins, Angel in coffee , and so on...
How to buy it.
  : You can buy it from convenience store like as GS25 , CVS , 7-eleven.
 : 2,500 won ~
※ Tips
 Maruji hostel offers t-money card rental for you.
 If you want use traffic card, let me know when you arrive in hostel.
 If you stay in seoul over 2 days , I recommend using this card for your comfortable travel.
 Most Korean in seoul use Traffic card.
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