Subway Lines


There are subways operating in the capital area, Busan, Daegu, Gwangju, Daejeon, and Seoul.

In capital area, there are currently a total of 9 subway lines in operation, including Incheon Line 1~2, Bundang Line, New Bundang Line, Central Line, etc.

Seoul subway lines are differentiated by color.

All stations, including stations located at the farthest outskirts of Seoul, stations in satellite cities,andmany transfer stations that intersect different lines, are marked on subway maps with symbols.

Normally, subways run at 2-3 minute intervals during rush hour in the mornings and evenings, and 4-6 minute intervals at other times.

Tickets & Fare

The table reflects fares charged for traveling less than 10km within the capital area; use and fees mayvary by region. Please refer to the website of your local subway operation institution for moreinformation.

• 1,250 KRW for 1-time base ride (1-way ticket for a distance of less than 10 km), additional fee applieddepending on the distance

Subway trains run every 2-10 minutes and operate from 5:30 a.m. to midnight.

There are several subway lines, and the map is easily visible at various locations in the subway station.

You can also obtain a pocket-sized map at the Korea Subway Information Center or the subway office.

Transfer fares are applied in all subway areas if you pay using a transportation card.

Discounts vary depending on the region of travel.

Fares may be paid with cash, but cash fares are not eligible for transfer discounts.

For this reason, it is highly recommended that you purchase a transportation card.

You can use cash to add money to your card balance at the bus station ticket office or by using thetransportation card recharger machine at any subway station.

Useful Informations

Automatic Ticket Issuance Machine

Select one of the following: transportation card prepayment, one time use ticket issuance, or freeticket issuance.
Select the destination to calculate the fare.
Press the number of tickets desired.
Insert your money.

To buy a one-time ticket, you must pay both the fare and a small deposit for the ticket(refundableonce you reach your destination).

You can get your deposit back by using the deposit return machine after getting off the train.

The deposit amount and one-time ticket may differ by region.

Nursing Rooms
Major subway and train stations including Seoul, Busan, Daegu, Incheon, Gwangju, Daejeon, etc.

are equipped with nursing rooms, in names such asBaby love room,’ orHappy room for babies andmothers.’

For details, please refer to websites for regional subway stations and korail.