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“Very clean, efficient, on time.”
Review of Seoul Metro

Seoul Metro
Ranked #1 of 752 things to do in Seoul
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Very clean, efficient, on time.”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

Lots of signs, escalators, everything works and on time. Vending ticket machines has English interface too.Few way outs require climbing the stairs, which is convenient if you happen to carry luggage.

Visited May 2013
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“Easy to Navigate”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

We stayed south of the river in Gangnam and used the subway everyday (convenient to have a subway stop at the hotel). We each bought a T-money card which is a transport card you top up with money and don't have to worry about getting a ticket each time. Very convenient.

Signs are easy to navigate and you definititely want to download the Jihachul app which is an interactive map. Used it all the time (offline) to figure out how long to get to each destination and what are the shortest routes.

Subway runs usually just past to midnight if you are into the late night shopping scene in seoul.

Visited May 2013
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Clean, efficient, crowded during traffic.”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

Adding stops almost every month, which can make the transfers a little bit of a hike. But a very comprehensive system to get almost anywhere in Seoul and then some for very cheap.

To pass by certain areas of Seoul this is the fastest way to travel without transfers. There are a number of apps to help you, and even apps that will give you price comparison and time comparison for taking a taxi or the subway or bus.

Visited May 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Metro magic”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

Like any new country, getting the basics of how to buy and navigate the local metro system can be daunting. Seoul's metro is among the best in the world with efficient and regular services. There is also a network of underground tunnels linking stations so that much of the inner city can be traversed underground on foot as well.

Visited May 2013
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“easy to operate”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

it was tough to buy a ticket as the machines are confusing, but once on the trains are clean and fast. very easy to get around

Visited May 2013
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