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Seoul Metro

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Hongdae
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Address: Seoul, South Korea
Phone Number: +82 10-9980-7290
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Great way to move around seoul

Quite easy to understand, english names are all over, tickets you can buy on machines and the base cost is 1350 won for normal ride, on top you pay 500 won deposit which you get... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Quite easy to understand, english names are all over, tickets you can buy on machines and the base cost is 1350 won for normal ride, on top you pay 500 won deposit which you get back when you return the card (automated machine). Did not fully understand how far you can go with the base cost, for sure it works... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On the glass divider between the platform, they will have "quick transfer" map aside from the regular subway map. From this map you can find out which carriage is the closest to the line you intend to transfer. Get in that carriage, which is neatly numbered.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everything you need from a metro: it's easy to use, everything is indicated in English, it's cheap, the frequency is high and it is clean (toilets are clean!). The T-money card is easy to use (you can also use it to pay the taxi).

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love the thought of the accessibility of the tourist attractions from the train stations. This is a convenient way to explore Seoul.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The first day I arrived i had some difficulties in understanding their subway system, but by the second day i became an expert. It's so efficient well connected and on time. The con about it is that it has a lot of stairs which can be a bit tiring after walking the whole day. The price is so cheap.

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Toulouse, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Want to use the metro in Seoul or Busan? - Buy a 'T-money card' at the 7-elven shop or similar in the metro station. I think the card costs 3000 won and then you can put some money on it. The person in the shop will understand when you say 'T-moeny card'. You can use the card and the system... More 

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malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We get to most attractions easily by using the metro. With the T-money, taking the metro becomes a breeze.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The airport subway is OK. But the city subway is quite hard for me to use at first. The English announcement is too quiet, compared with the noise from all people on the subway at the same time. And it doesn't have the signal to show which station is next --> Singaporean subway is better at this point.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is very easy to understand, the price is cheap taking into account it's efficiency and good condition. Underground there are also many services: stores, restaurants, toilet, coffee shops... The best option to move in Seoul. It is very convenient to use cards to pay, which can be use also to pay in many stores, restaurants...

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Busan, South Korea
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Seoul metro is usually crowded during weekdays. So, I try to use it on the weekend only. Just too many people, not enough air-conditioning system,

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Staying in Hongdae

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Hongdae
Carefree enthusiasm is everywhere in this energetic neighborhood centered on Hongik University, Korea’s top art school. From its assortment of murals to the occasional amateur street performances, creativity and expression make up the wild and beating heart of vibrant Hongdae. At the Free and Hope Market (weekends at the Hongdae Children’s Playground) you'll find one of Seoul’s most popular handmade and creative markets drawing consistent crowds. At Hongdae, there’s never a shortage of things to do and see; food and drink options are nearly endless as are shops and noraebang (karaoke) rooms. Hongdae is also one of Seoul’s top party and club scenes catering to a younger demographic; if a packed club isn’t your scene, you'll also find a range of music venues and bars offering live music in all genres. Although Hongdae has lost much of its unique appeal and undergone rapid commercialization in recent years, be sure to explore Hongdae’s edges in areas such as Sangsu-dong and Yeonnam-dong where Hongdae’s fiercely independent streak still runs freely.
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