New Zealand Embassy Seoul, South Korea


(The information contained in this page was prepared by the Office of Investment Ombudsman, a Korean Government-funded organisation for foreign companies operating in Korea)



  • Service available in Seoul, Busan, Daegu and Incheon
  • In Seoul, there are 8 routes linking major parts of the city.
  • Route maps are available from any subway station.


  • Ranges from KRW600 to KRW 1,000 depending on distance.
  • Multiple use tickets (value KRW5,000; KRW10,000; KRW20,000)
    available for purchase.
  • Multiple Transportation Card (available for purchase at any branch of Hanvit Bank) can also be used.


Regular Bus

  • Fare: KRW 600 (550 when using Multiple Transportation Card)
  • Blue or yellow bus stop signs.

Delux Bus

  • Fare: KRW 1,300 (1,200 when using Multiple Transportation Card)
  • Fewer stops than regular bus.

Maeul (Village Bus)

  • Fare: KRW 350 (300 when using Multiple Transportation Card)
  • Linking remote residential area to the closest subway/bus station.


Regular Taxi

  • Fare calculated by both distance and time.
  • Fare starts at KRW 1,600 ($3); and additional KRW 100 for every
    168 metres travelled or every 41 seconds.
  • 20% extra charges between midnight and 4am next day.

Deluxe taxi/van taxi

  • Black in colour, marked Deluxe Taxi.
  • Fare starts at KRW4,000 ($8); additional KRW 200 for every 205 metres
    travelled or every 50 seconds.

    (Free Taxi Interpretation Service is available for foreigners free of charge. Ask the driver should you need the service.)

Domestic flights

Two domestic carriers are in operation (Korean Air and Asiana Airlines) linking 14 cities in Korea. Demands for seats are high, and it is recommended that the passengers book their seats at least three days in advance.


The trains offer a cost-efficient way to travel around Korea. They operate with time accuracy with Seoul-Busan route taking between 4-6 hours. There are three categories of trains, Saemaul (express), Mugunghwa (regular) and Tongil (economical). Each train has a dining car. Tongil operates only in a small rural towns. More information on the trains can be obtained by visiting Korail.

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