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Getting Around

There are several ways to easily move about the country to include free and paid shuttle busses from your post to other military installations on the Korean Peninsula. You can also use the Korean public transit system to get around.


T-Money Card

The T-money card is a pay-as-you-go card used for the subway, bus, and some taxis.

Buying a Card

You can buy a T-money card at subway station or 24/7 convenience stores (GS25, Family Mart, Seven-Eleven, Buy The Way, Story Way, Ministop).

Charging a Card

There are charging machines in every subway station and it has English version interface. Also, you can charge your card in 24/7 convenience stores, which are described above.

Using a Card

Place your T-money card on the card terminal whenever you get in and get off. You can also pay your friends’ fee with your T-money card. Just tell bus driver or station employee “2 people.”


The subway is one of the most heavily-used rapid transit systems in the world and services more than 8 million trips daily. The system serves Seoul, Incheon, Gyeonggi-do Province, Northern Chungcheongnam-do Province, and Western Gangwon-do Province.

Many subway stations also provide convenience facilities like multi-purpose self-storage locker systems and phone-charging stations, as well as a wide variety of attractions including shopping, exhibitions, and performances.

Usually, people use T-money card to get on the subway. But if you don’t have a T-money card, you can buy one-way tickets at the charging machines located on each station.

Subway Map

Seoul’s subway has 10 lines, and each line has its own color. All directional signs in the Seoul Subway are written in both Hangul and English. Transfer stations helps passengers find their way by color strips on the wall. So if you get lost in a big subway station, just walk along the line’s color strip.

There are several iPhone and Android Applications available so you get information on the schedule, transfers, and travel time.


In Seoul, there are five kinds of buses: red, green, blue, yellow, and blue-green. Different colors mean different fees, so you should ask the driver before you pay. The T-money card is accepted on most busses, and cash (Won only) is accepted on all busses.


If you use T-money card, there are some transfer discount between busses, or between the bus and subway. So don’t forget to check in the T-money card when you get off, for the discount.

There are several iPhone and Android Applications available so you get information on the schedule, transfers, and travel time.


The Inter-Post Bus operates between installations for a fee. For details check the latest Bus Schedule


Taxis in Korea are plentiful and can be found at taxi stands or hailed on the street. Taxi drivers may speak English however it is always good prepare to anticipate otherwise. Our Taxi Card can be downloaded and printed off with phrases to bring you to and from major transportation hubs (Train, Subway, Airport) and Bases.




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