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Seoul Metro

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Address: Seoul, South Korea
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Easy to use and efficient.

This is a huge modern system. It is fast, usually full and easy to use. We went from the airport to Seoul main station and changed to the subway to our hotel. The cars are clean... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a huge modern system. It is fast, usually full and easy to use. We went from the airport to Seoul main station and changed to the subway to our hotel. The cars are clean with lots of seats and hand holds. It is inexpensive and a fast way to get around this huge city.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Each station has multiple exits that are far from each other. To travel more efficiently, know the closest exit near you and line you should take. We were blessed to meet an "uncle" who brought us to our exit (5 minutes walk) and made sure we took the correct Line when we got lost.

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Thank Kerry A
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The metro is a cheap and efficient way to get around Seoul. The local (central) trips cost les than £1. I downloaded an app which allowed me to put in my start and stop station and it told me the line to take, when the next train was due, how long the journey would take and how much it would... More 

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Thank Angela N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the very best way to travel.... Super convenient.... Was a little challenged in directions... Communication wise but super worth it...

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Thank John A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

bought me a T-Money metro card for 3000 krw and used this for 2 days! with this card you can pay cabs, subway, bussed and sometime in a 7eleven!

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There isn't really anything that special about most of these lines. However, they are consistent, clean, and quick. If you're trying to get around Seoul, this is the way to go. Be sure to get a Pop card at a convenience store instead of the passes if you want to save a few bucks, they can be reloaded.

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Thank Travis P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

MRT is very fast, clean and gets you to places within seconds. However, it may be a little confusing at first. But once you get use to it, its very easy. We purchased the T- money card from the automatic ticket machine and refilled it with cash. The card can also be used for making small purchases. Overall, a very... More 

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As the traffic in Seoul is so busy, the Metro is the best way to travel around. Some stations are quite large and a biy confusing but there are signs and maps in English all around that make it quite easy to get around.

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Singapore, Singapore
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160 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Seoul is very accessible by Metro. In fact I dare say it will bring you to your destination faster than other transport options.

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Thank Depipis
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17 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It easy to hopping from one subs line to other line, but it wasn't easy at some point when you get wrong stop at substation ,you may have to continue to others stops,100km increase 100 won if not mistaken for total ride., easy to use since it just using card to topup and etc.

Review collected in partnership with ASUS 6 Stub App Smartphone

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