[Travel]Cash Free Bus and T-money Card

22 Oct 2023
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Welcome to Korea, where navigating the city has become more seamless than ever! Starting March 1st, 2023, buses in Korea no longer accept cash fares. But don't worry, it's super easy for everyone, including international visitors, to get around using a transportation card or a mobile app. Here's your friendly guide to hassle-free travel in Seoul!

1. Visit convenience stores and Getting Your Transportation Card  

Head to any nearby convenience store — you'll spot one around almost every corner. Simply ask for a "T-money Card," which will cost about 4,000 to 5,000 won. Want to go cashless? You can also use the T-money app, which is a convenient alternative to the physical card.

2. Charging Your Card 

For the first time,  it's recommended to charge your card with 10,000 to 15,000 won. Once you run low, just top it up at any subway station, bus stop, or convenience store. 

Understanding the Fares

For the bus, Adult (1,300 won), Teens (1,000won), Children (450 won) 

3. Travel on Bus, Subway, and Intercity Buses

These transportation cards are not just for buses. You can use them on subways and even intercity buses. If you forget your card, you'll need to transfer money via a local bank account, which can be a bit tricky, so always keep your card handy. 

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