“Subways are a part of the urban railroad system that provides transportation throughout 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 metropolitan areas of major cities 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 the high-quality shopping area, Cheongdam-dong.|
|Line 8||This line connects southern Seoul and Seongnam-si. Passengers can use this line
to get to the largest agricultural market in Seoul (Garak Market), and to an
area famous for outlet shopping (Munjeong-dong).
|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㎞ : 1,250 won||100 won added to the transport card fee|
|10~50㎞ : additional 100 won charged every 5㎞|
|Exceeding 50㎞ : additional 100 won charged every 8㎞|
|Youth||minimum charge: 720 won||minimum charge: 1,350 won|
|Child||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.