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Subway
Fare/Transfer
How to use the subway
Subway Etiquette

 

Based on distance
traveled
Classification Based on transport cards Single-use card
Adults
  • Up to 10㎞ : 1,250 won
  • 10~50㎞ : additional 100 won charged every 5㎞
  • Exceeding 50㎞ : additional 100 won charged every 8㎞
100 won added to the transport card fee
Youths
(aged 13-19)
minimum charge: 720 won minimum charge: 1,350 won
Children
(aged 6-12)
minimum charge: 450 won minimum charge: 450 won

* Early Bird Tickets: Passengers who charge their cards with pay-as-you-go credit before 6:30 a.m. will receive 20 percent off the basic fare. * Permanent residency (F-5) visa holders aged over 65 and residing in Seoul are also entitled to receive the same “free rides for senior citizens” benefit as Korean nationals.

Transfer

A transfer to another line can be done within the station, without passing through the turnstile.
Transferring can be easily done by following the color of the subway line that you want to use.



1. Finding subway stations

* At the entrance of subway stations, there are a subway sign and the station name. Station names are indicated in Chinese and English for foreigners.

* Station numbers are also indicated in different colors, so passengers can easily recognize which subway line it is.

2. Ticket purchasing

* As of May 2009, boarding tickets have been changed to single-use transport cards. Upon the purchase of this type of card, a security deposit of 500 won is added, but it is returned after the card has been used.

* Prepaid transport cards are rechargeable, and the used fares of deferred payment cards are included in the statement of a credit card being charged.

3. Passing through a turnstile

* After purchasing a card, scan the card to pass through the turnstile.

4. Transfer

* A transfer to another line can be done within the station, without passing through the turnstile.

* Transferring can be easily done by following the color of the subway line that you want to use.

5. Exiting

* To leave the subway station, scan the card and pass through the turnstile.

* Outside the turnstile, insert the card into a security deposit refund machine to get a refund of 500 won.

10 Basic Etiquettes to Enjoy a "Happy Subway Train" 100 Times More
  1. Do not push and shove on a crowded train.
  2. Let passengers get off the train before you board.
  3. Offer your seat to pregnant women, people with children, and the physically disadvantaged.
  4. Do not walk or run when riding an escalator.
  5. Turn your cell phone to vibration mode and keep your voice down while on the phone.
  6. Do not buy things from peddlers in subway trains.
  7. Do not run or speak aloud on subway trains.
  8. Fold up your newspaper for others or take it with you when you get off.
  9. Keep to the right when walking in subway stations.
  10. Do not try to get an illegal free ride on a subway train.