Typical subway station in Seoul, Korea

Typical subway station in Seoul

Seoul Subway is the easiest, quickest, and least expensive way of getting around Seoul. This method of transportation is great whether you are a local resident on your way to work or a tourist visiting from another country.

The extensive system is a network of 16 lines, 546 stations, with over 7 million daily riders which covers Seoul and nearby areas such as Incheon, Gyeonggi-do and parts of Chungcheongnam-do and Gangwon-do.

With such a large network, using the subway system as a tourist for your first time can seem complicated and confusing. In due time, you will realize the opposite. Riding the subway is simple, straight forward, and easy to use for even the first time user.

Tickets

Riders using the Seoul Subway can pay for their fares using a prepaid transportation card or by purchasing a single-use transportation card.

Seoul Subway Fares

Passenger Type Transportation Card (T-Money) Single Use Card
Adults1250 won1350 won
Teenagers 720 won1350 won
Children450 won450 won

A map of the entire system can be viewed here.