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Seoul buses are divided into blue, green, yellow, red, customized, and nightrider buses. Airport buses operate in Seoul.
T-money is a transport card issued by the Korea Smart Card. It can be used as a transport card and e-currency. It is usually used in the metropolitan area, along with Cashbee.
The T-money transport cards are classified as a common T-money card and Smart T-money card. Smart T-money cards are sold in various forms, such as a key ring and a cell phone ring.
T-money cards can be recharged at subway stations and convenience stores.
Subways are a transportation facility of the urban railroad system that is operating in Seoul. Since the opening of Line 1 on August 15, 1974, 9 lines now are currently operating.
|Line 1||The first subway line that was opened in Seoul It runs toward downtown areas such as Seoul Station and City Hall and Jongno Stations. It is connected to major cities of metropolitan areas such as Suwon, Incheon, and Cheonan.|
|Line 2||This is the circular line that operates in downtown Seoul. It connects Gangbuk’s tourist sites such as Hongik Univ., Sinchon, Ewha Womans Univ., City Hall, Euljiro, and Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Stations, as well as Gangnam’s major areas such as Jamsil, Sanseong, and Gangnam Stations.|
|Line 3||This line spans from Goyang-si and Ilsan of Gyeonggi-do to the southern area of Seoul. It connects the central areas of Gangnam such as Sinsa, Apgujeong, and Express Bus Terminal Stations, as well as Anguk and Jongno 3-ga Stations, which are convenient to tour Insa-dong.|
|Line 4||This is the line that connects the northern and southern areas of Seoul. It is a convenient line for touring Daehangno, Dongdaemun Market, Myeong-dong, and Namdaemun Markets, and Seoul Station.|
|Line 5||This line connects Gimpo Airport and downtown Seoul. Passengers can transfer to Line 1 and 3 at Jongno 3-ga Station.|
|Line 6||This is a convenient line for going to see the World Cup Stadium and Itaewon.|
|Line 7||This line connects Uijeongbu-si on the north side of Seoul and the Gangnam area of Seoul. It is highly congested during commuting hours. It passes through a high-quality shopping area, Cheongdam-dong.|
|Line 8||This line connects southern Seoul and Seongnam-si. There is Garak Market which lagest agricultural market in Seoul. And Munjeong-dong is Famouse of outlet shopping area.|
|Line 9||This is the newest line, which opened in July 2009. It operates express trains and local trains. It connects Gimpo Airport to the Gangnam area in 30 minutes.|
|Bundang Line||This line connects the area of Gangnam and residential areas in the outskirts of Seoul. It connects Seonneung Station of Gyeonggi-do and Bojeong Station in Giheung-gu in Yongin city.|
|ShinBundang Line||This line connects Gangnam-Pangyo-Jeongja Stations, which are operated by an unmanned operation system for the first time in Korea. It passes through Yangjae Citizen’s Forest and the café street in Jeongja-dong, Bundang.|
|Jungang Line||This line connects Yongsan Station and Yongmun Station in Yangpyeong-gun of Gyeonggi-do.|
|Gyeongui Line||This line connects Seoul Station and Munsan Station of Gyeonggi-do. At Munsan Station, there is a train that goes to Dorasan Station, so passengers can get to the DMZ.|
|Gyeongchun Line||This line opened in December 2010. It connects Sangbong Station on Line 7 and Chuncheon Station in Gangwon-do. Passengers can use this line to get to Cheongpyeong, Gapyeong, and Chuncheon.|
|Airport Express||Airport Express service passes through Incheon International Airport and Gimpo Airport and runs to Seoul Station; it consists of general trains which stop at all ten stations, and fast through trains which directly connect Incheon International Airport with Seoul Station.|
|Based on distance traveled||Based on transport cards||Single-use card|
|Adult||Up to 10㎞ : 1,050 won||100 won added to the transport card fee|
|10~40㎞ : additional 100 won charged every 5㎞|
|Exceeding 40㎞ : additional 100 won charged every 10㎞|
|Youth||minimum charge: 720 won||No discount (single use fare)|
|Child||minimum charge: 450 won||minimum charge: 500 won|
Taxis are a convenient way to get to your destination. To help with communication, Seoul Metropolitan Government operates foreigner-dedicated taxis and provides interpretation services.
Two international airports Gimpo and Incheon are easily accessible from Seoul. Limousine buses, subways, and airport railways are available for getting to the airports.
To get to the outskirts of Seoul, the following four stations can be used: Seoul Station, Cheongnyangni Station, Yeongdeungpo Station, and Yongsan Staion.
Seoul Station is the starting point for the Gyeongbu Line, the Gyeongui Line, and Incheon International Airport, and it connects to Subway Lines 1 and 4.
Yongsan Station is the last station on the Honam Line, Jeolla Line, Janghang Line, and Gyeongwon Line. It is also a subway station of Line 1, and is located between Namyeong Station and Noryangjin Station. It is the first and last station of the metropolitan Jungang Line.
Cheongnyangni Station is on the Gyeongwon Line, and is located between Wangsimni Station and Hoegi Station. It is also the first and last station of the Jungang Line.
This is a train station on the Gyeongbu Line. It is located between Singil Station and Sindorim Station of Seoul Subway Line 1.
Using the express buses is one way of getting to the outskirts of Seoul. The express bus terminals in Seoul are as follows: the Seoul Express Bus Terminal, the Central City Terminal, Nambu Terminal, the Dongseoul Terminal, and the Sangbong Intercity Bus Terminal.
The terminal is also called Gangnam Express Bus Terminal. It is Seoul’s main bus terminal, along with the Subway Line 3 Express Bus Terminal.
This terminal is operating Honam Line after being moved from Seoul Express Bus Terminal.
This terminal was constructed to operate the intercity bus lines that used to be operated by the Seoul Express Bus Terminal. It is located at the Nambu Terminal Station of Subway Line 3.
This terminal is located in Seoul Gwangjin-gu. It provides transportation convenience to residents in the eastern and northern areas of Seoul, and has helped to revitalize the Jungbu Expressway.
This terminal was opened on Sep. 2, 1985.