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The signage was excellent in both Korean and English. Cheap with transfer within an hour for 1200 won plus a deposit of 500 that you get back when you return the card at a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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La Crosse, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The signage was excellent in both Korean and English. Cheap with transfer within an hour for 1200 won plus a deposit of 500 that you get back when you return the card at a machine by the exit. A bit confusing on how much to pay, and I got in a situation in which the transfer turnstile would not let... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

the frequency of trains is quite high and also the fastest mode of travel with in city. the connectivity is quite well spread within the city.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

No one is talking, everyone is on the phone or tablet. I saw a couple of old people talking. this subway can be a lot faster than by taxi to get to somewhere. It is comfortable way to go somewhere in Seoul. There is fee to ride subway for a foreigner even 65years old, but not for Korean.

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Vladivostok, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Metro is quite big and if you use for the first time, it seems to be complicated. To get ticket you need to find special machine near entrance, choose English language and just do everything according machine information. Lines have numbers and different colour. For i-Phone I recommend to have program "Subway" - it will help you to understand where... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Seoul metro system is huge, but very easy to navigate. It is also very cheap. Our hotel lent us some cards for 10 days. We only had to recharge them at any convenience store. The signs include English, and there are maps of the surrounding areas at each station. It is impossible to get lost. Every exits from each... More 

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Pasig, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Being in seoul station made everything seem too easy.. Like KTX, airport and line transfers to tourist attractions. I also recommend to download SEOUL METRO app. It made our life so easy and breezy during our stay. Fantastic app. You will never ever get lost or ask anyone for directions.

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Padua, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Quick and very large wagons, clean and on time..what else.....price ok..not pretty or charming like in london or moscow but it works...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

very clean coaches and terminals... and koreans are ready to help out if you get confused or lost. You can't be scared travelling alone.

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Ikast, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The Metro system of Seoul is a very efficient and affordable way to travel around in Seoul. There is good network, and relative clear signing makes it quite easy to find your way around the city. The tickets are easy to purchase in the ticket machines on the metro stations, and luckily you can choose a English menu. We experienced... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The directions are a bit difficult to understand, but you'll get a hang of it. Each station is numbered, knowing this helps, this was not evident to us in the beginning. If you don't spake the local language hailing a taxi can be tough and the subway becomes a great option. It was nice and clean and not crowded.

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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.