Getting Around on Public Transportation in South Korea

Getting Around on Public Transportation in South Korea

When a person like me is without a car, a reliable public transportation system is essential. That’s why it’s an incredible relief to be able to live in country so small, like South Korea, where transportation to and from the furthest of cities can take a mere hours.

While it has its flaws, Korean public transportation has been effective in getting a car-less me around the country.

Since I live slightly far from a city, or rather any entertainment, the bus is my lifeline to meet my friends and travel. Korea uses a fare card that can be used for any bus and in any subway no matter what city you are in. My bus fare is less than two dollars and I can easily put more money on my card at most convenience stores.

The Korean public transportation system can get me to so many places. Especially if I only have free time on the weekend, I can travel far and still enjoy the day. It makes having no car much more manageable!

It is also really easy to book bus and train tickets. Schedules are available online so I just pick my ticket up at the terminal.

My preferred method of inter-city travel is via buses. Trains get delayed and are quite loud but buses are always punctual. With buses though there are still delays. The last trip I took with my boyfriend took five hours on the road due to heavy traffic but normally these situations can be avoided.

The Korean public transportation system can get me to so many places. Especially if I only have free time on the weekend, I can travel far and still enjoy the day. It makes having no car much more manageable!

public transportation in South Korea

Getting Around on Public Transportation in South Korea

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About Morgan Patkos

Morgan PatkosOn her way to becoming a permanent expat, Morgan Patkos teaches children, studies Korean, and tries to maintain the hobbies she tells everyone she does.

One thought on “Getting Around on Public Transportation in South Korea

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    AREX
    February 20, 2016
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    Hi, so impressive posting about travelling to Korea by bus. Here is another tip for both transportation and travelling of Korea. Travelling with bus is good but also you can take a KTX(train) called ‘Korail pass’. ‘Korail pass means you can take any train connected Seoul to out of Seoul area. Also there is saver price so if you and your companies are between 2 and 5 people, you can save money more. If you are planing to visit Korea again, check this out and i am sure your journey with Korail pass(KTX) will be so memoriable. Thanks!

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