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Seoul Metro

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Hongdae
As featured in Seoul Adventure and 5 other guides
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Address: Seoul, South Korea
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+82 10-9980-7290

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Best way to get around, hands down

The Seoul Metro is fast, cheap, clean, safe, and just the best way to get around Seoul. Get yourself a T-money and load it up so you don't have to fuss with paying fare everytime... read more

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Orange County, California
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Seoul Metro is fast, cheap, clean, safe, and just the best way to get around Seoul. Get yourself a T-money and load it up so you don't have to fuss with paying fare everytime you take it. The T-money card is good on the metro and buses too.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I made multiple trips on the Seoul metro and was quite happily surprised at how clean this metro is. Reloadable card is used on entry AND exit from the station so you are billed per distance. Very easy to reload the card. Machines have multiple languages, including English. Piece of cake.

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Split, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well organized traffic that is not delayed. Very clean and tidy with a lot of information, and primarily safe. Perfectly marked so that it is easy to manage and to travel around the city on different lines.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Metro is wide spread in Seoul and you can reach everywhere. Trains are always on time and usually not overcrowded

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Seoul, South Korea
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51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love Seoul's subway system. It's amazing! The metro is a great for getting around Seoul (and Korea in general) especially during congested road traffic hours. It is very affordable compared to other cities metro lines coming in at about $1.50 per ride (distance depending). Furthermore, for travelers and foreigners there are many in depth subway apps that delve into... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Timely and smooth running Korea underground. Make sure you get your T-Money card at the Incheon airport when purchasing your Airport Limousine Bus ticket to the city. The loaded card gives you full excess to the Metro. Machines has English selection too. Excess balance on T-Money can be refunded at any G25 store; Seoul's equivalent of the Seven Eleven convenience... More 

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

In my point of view Seoul transportation system is one of the best in the world, convenient and easy to get. U can go anywhere you want, even as a foreigner I didn't struggle that much since they provide English maps and all the directions inside the subways are in English and Chinese ( announcement in Japanese also). I lived... More 

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

It's good to buy a T-Money card which can be recharged and you can use it for convenience stores etc. as well.

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

So easy and convenient. Hard to get lost!!! But it would be better for u to avoid rush hour because its too packed.

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Czestochowa, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So easy to use ! Cheap and convenient. The best way to travel in Seoul. The best metro line we ever used.

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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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