FAQ

Travel Period

Every season can be one of the best times to travel to South Korea: 

 

Seasons Period Temperature Place of Interest
Spring Mar - May about
16°C - 20°C
Travel from Southern Part (Jeju, Busan, Gyeongju, Jinhae, Jeollanam-do) to Capital City Seoul. Because the flowers bloom from South.
Summer Jun - Aug
about 30°C

It is a good season for shopping with sales, relax & rejuvenation for spa, jimjilbang, beauty. Korea famous about beauty & relax spa
Autumn Sept - Nov (transition) about
18°C - 22°C

Autumn is good scenery and nice weather to enjoy in Korea. Especially with the maple leave and romance
Winter Dec - Jan about
5°C and below

Winter is the best time for skiing.
You can travel to Seoul, Gyeonggi-do,Gangwon-do (Mt Sorak located).

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Spring in Seoul starts from end of March until early May.  However cherry blossoms bloom early in April and the dates vary each year.

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Korea has a host of festivals throughout the year. Depending on the season, there are usually festivals made available to suit every taste and preference.

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Korea’s east coast has numerous ski resorts for both skiing and snowboarding. Some also have casinos and hot spring available for those seeking entertainment after a day on the slopes. Some enormously popular resorts to visit are the award-winning High 1 Ski Resort (www.high1.co.kr), Yongpyong Resort (www.yongpyong.co.kr) and the European-style complex of Phoenix Park (www.phoenixpark.co.kr). Also, set against the magnificent scenery of Deogyusan National Park, Muju Resort (www.mujuresort.com) is the country’s largest.

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Travel Types

Tour Package :
If you travel in groups with Kids lower than 7 years old

Free & Easy :
If you are more adventurous and don't mind to do a lot of walking. It will take some times while searching the correct place.

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You may do some homework and tentative itinerary before you go to Korea. Korea Apps such as visitkorea, ibuzzkorea or others apps could help you in the travel. Remember some of the key word during travel. 

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The total expenses is up to the traveler, and may vary depends on the spending habit and travel planning. 

Travel Essentials

You can either rent a phone or rent a portable wifi at the airport. Portable wifi charges are about USD 8 per day. Line will depend on the coverage, similar with Malaysia telco Maxis/DiGi/Celcom.

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Yes. During our trip we actually brought frozen chicken drummets, frozen rendang, cooked mini ketupats..Among other dried foods. I emailed the KTO office regarding this and they checked with Korea Food & Drug Administration. Apparently there are no exact rules for individual food so it is okay to bring them in.

Approach any Korean and ask! Most young Koreans can understand English so they are your best bet. If you can't find anyone who knows the direction of where you are heading, ask for the nearest subway station. Also bring the Korean address and telephone number of the place you are staying so you can always hail a taxi and ask them to take you back to your lodging.

You can call the KTO 24 Hour Travel Hotline at 1330 (02-1330 if calling from mobile phone) or Seoul Call Center at 120 (02-120 from mobile phone). Be informed that Seoul Call Center only operates from 9AM to 5 PM only.

Learn Hangul. It is very easy; you can actually learn it in one day. If you have an iPhone, try searching for Hangul Tap application at the App Store. Also learn some survival phrases. There are apps for basic Korean too such iBuzz Korea and Visitkorea apps. 

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NESPOT allows users to access wireless Internet through downloading its software and buying prepaid cards. Prepaid cards are available at the Incheon International Airport. Prices are 3,000 won/hour and 12,000/day.

Malaysians don’t have to obtain a travel visa to visit Korea according to the Visa Exemption Agreements (90 days).

i) Prepaid Wifi (can be purchased at the convenient stores)

ii) Wifi Egg Rental (at the airport)

At the arrival hall of Incheon International Airport or Busan Gimhae Airport. Rental charges may vary depends on the service provider. Must provide credit card & passport

Discount coupons can be obtained from KTO`s Asia English website at www.asiaenglish.visitkorea.com.my , KTO`s Malaysia website at www.visitkorea.com.my . At times, there will also be hard copy coupon booklet where it can be obtained at KTO Tourist Information Center in Seoul or KTO Korea Plaza KL in Malaysia.

i) Make a purchase of 30,000 won or more at a participating retail store. Participating stores are designated by the "Global Blue Tax Free" or "Global Tax Free" logo. Be sure to keep your VAT refund receipt when purchasing items

ii) At Airports and Seaport Terminals:

① Issue your boarding pass.

② Show the purchased goods to the customs officer and get the "All Goods Exported" endorsement on the refund receipt.

③ Proceed to the oversized baggage counter at the check-in area and check-in your bags.

④ After going through customs, proceed to the Refund Counter on the departures floor to get your cash refund.

Other Tax Refund Booths

① Present your purchased goods, VAT refund receipt, passport and international credit card (VISA, Master, American Express) at the VAT refund booth.

② The tax refund will be credited back to your international credit card upon departure or you can get an on-site refund in cash

iii) If you are at an airport or seaport where there is no refund counter, or if the refund counter is closed, place your forms in the designated mailbox (after receiving your endorsement from customs). Your refund will be sent by post (via money order) or directly deposited to the bank account associated with your credit card. Please allow one or two months for payment.

The Koreans who live in the urban areas are good in English compare to those who live in countryside areas. It is advisable to learn some basic Korean words for easier understanding.

Taxi drivers in Korea are mostly mid aged males who barely understand English or even read Roman words. Provide them with the name card of the place that you wish to go or write the address in Hangul words.

 

For Korean Air, the charges for excess baggage for passengers travelling to Korea from Malaysia or Malaysia to Korea will be:

  • ECONOMY CLASSA passenger paying an Economy class shall receive a free baggage allowance of one piece of baggage the weight of each piece of which shall not exceed 23 kilograms (50 pounds); provided that the sum of the three dimensions of each piece shall not exceed 158 centimeters (62 inches). In the case of excess baggage, the charges will be applied as below:
  1. The 1st extra piece of baggage : KRW100,000/USD100
  2. The 2nd extra piece of baggage or more : KRW150,000/USD150

     

  • FIRST/PRESTIGE CLASSA passenger paying a Prestige class shall receive a free baggage allowance of two pieces of baggage the weight of each piece of which shall not exceed 32 kilograms (70 pounds); provided that the sum of the three dimensions of each piece shall not exceed 158 centimeters (62 inches). In the case of excess baggage, the charges will be applied as below:
  1. KRW150,000/USD150
  • Pooling of free baggage allowanceWhen two or more passengers, traveling as one group to a common destination or point of stopover by the same flight, present themselves and deliver their baggage to Korean Airlines at the same time and place, the passengers shall be permitted, upon request, a total free baggage allowance equal to the combination of their individual free baggage allowance. The weight or the number of pieces of baggage in excess of the combined free baggage allowance shall be subject to excess baggage charges.

*Information above as provided by Korean Airlines (KAL) on the General Conditions of Carriage for International Passenger & Baggage as updated on 1st October 2014

Destinations

Yes, you can do a day trip from Seoul to DMZ. Some travel agent have create special ground package (such as Reliance). If you would like to visit Panmunjeom section of the DMZ, there are some rules & regulations to gain access:

  • It is required you to bring your passport. 
  • Dress code : No jeans, no short pants, no short skirts, no T shirts, no sleeveless shirts, no sandals and no military style wear. 
  • Children under the age of 11 are not permitted access to the Panmunjeom section of the DMZ.

Please note: These rules may not be strictly enforced at all times but we recommend following them to prevent disappointment on the day of the tour in the unlikely event that you are denied access.

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You may do self drive in Jeju. Apply international license at RM 150 per year from JPJ. Korea driving is left handed drive. Traffic is alright in Jeju but not Seoul & Busan. 

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Absolutely! Nami Island is only a 90 minutes trip from Seoul. If you take the Nami Island Shuttle Bus, you'll be back in Seoul around 17:30.

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Also feasible. Journey by Express bus to Sokcho city where Mt. Seorak is located takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes. If you take the earliest bus around 6 AM you'll arrive there with plenty of time to take the cable car at Mt. Seorak, explore around and then take the express bus back to Seoul.
However if you plan to do hiking, it is better to stay overnight there.

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Yes, Seoul is one of the safest cities in the world. At night there might be some drunks but as long as you don't directly go towards them you'll be safe. Just use some common sense and don't go using some dark lanes/provoke anyone.

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Subway in Seoul is really extensive and can literally take you everywhere in Seoul (and beyond). Station names are announced in English, and there are many English signs inside the subway stations. The only thing that may be confusing is how you may have to make transfers to other lines. But you can download subway apps that can help you with this.

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These are some of the top places in Seoul that you should visit:

i) Gyeongbok Palace – the ‘Northern Palace’ and the main palace to visit in Seoul

ii) Gwanghwamun Plaza – public open space on Sejongno, Jongno-gu in Seoul

iii) Cheonggyecheon Stream – a walking path along the stream, beautiful fountain and artificial waterfall

 iv) Namsan Tower - located on Mt. Namsan offers great panoramic views of the city, and has been a symbol of Seoul

v) Myeongdong – a fashion & cosmetics mecca for foreign tourists

vi) Namdaemun Market – a best place to shop for local products such as shoes, clothes etc

vii) Gwangjang Market – a place to shop for hanbok, seaweed, and taste local side dishes

viii) Dongdaemun Design Plaza – a new attraction place in Dongdaemun and famous for its unique design

viiii) Hongdae – a place full with youth and interesting clubs and cafes

x) Insadong – a place where you can see lots of traditional products

xi) Itaewon –Halal food is easily access in this area.

 xii) Han River Cruise – get on the ferry and cruising along the han river

xiii) Seoul City Hall – the famous Seoul library (filming location) is located here

xiiii) Bukchon Hanok Village – Very popular traditional Korean village located opposite of Insadong 

xiiii) Namsangol Hanok Village - a traditional Korean Village right in the heart of Seoul where people are actually still live there

xx) Naksan Park - beautiful park allows visitors to view the magnificence of the entire Seoul city.

xxi) Lotte World – a theme park in the city of Seoul

xxii) Apgujeong Rodeo Street – high end fashion road

These are the top places in Busan that you should visit:

i) Jagalchi Market - Busan is the largest fish market in Korea

 ii) Gamcheon Culture Village – wall-painting village in Busan and is well known as the `Santorini on the South Sea`

iii) Gwangan Bridge – the Diamond Bridge in Busan to see great lights view at night

iv) Haeundae Beach - the most popular and well known beach in South Korea

v) Taejongdae - magnificent cliffs facing the open sea on the southernmost tip of island of Yeongdo-gu

 vi) Beomoesa Temple -  Busan's most famous temple

vii) Haedong Yonggungsa - rare find of a temple along the shore line.

viii) Busan Aquarium – Korea’s famous ocean themed park

viiii) Busan Tower - symbol of Busan that stands 69m above sea level at a height of 120m.

x) Yongdusan Park - one of the most popular mountains in Busan with its magnificent view

These are the top places in Jeju Island that you should visit:

i) Hallasan National Park

ii) Jungmun Daepo Coast Jusangjeolli Cliff

iii) Manjanggul Cave (Lava Tube)

iv) Seongsang Ilchulbong Peak

v) Oedolgae Rock

vi) Cheonjeyeon Fall

vii) Seongeup Folk Village

vii) Jungmun Beach

viii) Olle Coastal Trail

viiii) Ode Island

x) Lots of Museums (Hello Kitty Museum, Alive Museum, Teddy Bear Museum, Ripley's Believe It or Not etc)

i) Imjingak (Nuri Peace Park)

 ii) The 3rd Tunnel

iii) Dorasan Station

iv) Panmunjeom

v) Odusan Unification Observatory

vi) Aegibong Peak

v) Godaesan Mountain

 i) Alpensia Ski Resort

ii) Yongpyong Ski Resort

iii) Daemyung Vivaldi Park Ski World

iv) Bogwang Phoenix Park Ski Resort

v) Welli Hilli Park, vi) High1 Ski Resort

vii) Elysian Gangchon

viii) Oak Valley Snow Park

viiii) O2 Ski & Resort

Yes

i) Jisan Forest Resort (close to Incheon Airport)

ii) Yangji Pine Resort (near to Everland)

iii) Konjiam Resort

i) Naejangsan National Park

ii) Mt. Maisan

iii) Jeonju Hanok Village

iv) Mt Daedunsan  (Cloud Bridge)

v) Suncheon Bay Eco Park

vi) Mt. Seoraksan

vii) Jirisan Park

viii) Deogyusan National Park

i) Ski Resorts

ii) Hwacheon (Sancheoneo Ice Festival)

iii) Daegwallyeong (snow festival)

iv) Mt Seoraksan (Seorak Waterpia)

v) Mt Hallasan

vi) Everland (Caribbean Bay)

vii) Jeongdongjin

viii) Gyeongju Bomunho Lake

viiii) Jeongseok Aviation Pavilion (Jeju-do Island)

i) Jinhae Gunhangje

ii) Suncheon Bay Garden Expo

iii) Boseong Green Tea Plantation

iv) Yeouido Park

v) Jeonju Hanok Village

vi) Naganeupseong Village

viii) Seongsan Ilchulbong

viiiii) Jeongseok Aviation Pavilion

i) Incheon City Tour

ii) Sinpo International Market

iii) Ganghwa Nadeul-gil

iv) Incheon Bridge

v) Wolmido Island

vi) Incheon Songdo International City

 

Cultural Experiences

i) Insadong Tourist Information Center

ii) Namsangol Hanok Village

v) National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts

vi) Bukchon Hanok Viilage

vii) Korean Folk Village

viii) Jeonju Hanok Village

viiii) Palaces in Seoul

i) The Food & Culture Korea

ii) Yoo`s Family (Guesthouse)

iii) Tteok Museum

iv) Seoul Center for Culture & Tourism

iv) Kimchi Museum

Yes

i) KTO Tourist Information Center

ii) Seoul Global Culture & Tourism Center

iii) Gyeonghoeru at Gyeongbokgung Palace

iv) Myeongjeongjeon at Changgyeonggung Palace

 The list of festival in Autumn 2014?

FESTIVAL

DATE

Chungju World Martial Arts

August 28 – September 1, 2014

Pyeongchang Hyoseok Cultural

September 5 – September 14, 2014

Seoul Drum Festival

September 12 – September 13, 2014

Geumsan Insam Festival

September 19 – September 28, 2014

Wonju Hanji Festival

September 25 – September 28, 2014

Andong Maskdance Festival

September 26 – October 5, 2014

Namdo Food Festival

September 26 – September 28, 2014

Suncheon Bay Reeds Festival

September 26 – October 5, 2014

Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival

October 1 – October 12, 2014

Gimje Horizon Festival

October 1 – October 5, 2014

Yangyang Songi Festival (Pine Mushroom Festival)

October 1 – October 5, 2014

Anseong Namsadang Baudeogi Festival

October 1 – October 5, 2014

Daegu Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Culture Festival

October 1 – October 5, 2014

Busan International Film Festival, BIFF

October 2 – October 11, 2014

Jarasum International Jazz Festival

October 3 – October 5, 2014

Yeongju Punggi Insam Festival

October 3 – October 9, 2014

Mungyeong Traditional Chasabal Festival

October 3 – October 9, 2014

Gwangju World Kimchi Culture Festival

October 4 – October 8, 2014

Jeonju International Sori Festival

October 8 – October 12, 2014

Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival

October 8 – October 12, 2014

Ganggyeong Fermented Seafood Festival

October 15 – October 19, 2014

Jeonju Bibimbap Festival

October 23 – October 26, 2014

Seoul International Fireworks Festival

October 4, 2014

Busan Jagalchi Festival

October 9 – October 12, 2014

Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Culture Festival

October 10 – October 11, 2014

Seosan Chrysanthemum Festival

November 1 – November 9, 2014

 

 

Muslim Travel

Itaewon. The road leading to Seoul Central Mosque is filled with halal restaurants, butchers and supermarkets. Use room booking site (Agoda for example) and search for Itaewon.

Here is a list of restaurants that may be of help to you.

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Although it`s quite hard to find HALAL foods in Korea, Muslim visitors can go to Itaewon for an easy access to Halal foods in Korea. 

Activities

i) SBS Inkigayo - Sign up on the official site of SBS (Seoul Broadcasting Station). You will need your alien registration card (issued in Korea) and your alien registration number. It is best if you can speak some Korean or if you can receive help with translation of the procedure and results: https://sbscert.sbs.co.kr. Once registered, log in to the page and click `Studio Audience  Application`. Simply check your personal information, choose the desired studio date, and click on the “Apply for Ticket” button.Tickets are given in sets of two and the winners’ announcement can be checked on the Ingigayo website every Thursday after 3:00 pm.

ii) KBS Music Bank - Sign up as a member at https://www.kbs.co.kr. Application for Music Bank tickets may only be made online between Thursday 9:00 and Friday 24:00 a week prior to airing. Winners’ announcements are posted Mondays after 17:00. On the day of broadcasting (Friday of every week), ticket winners should present their ticket reservation number at the KBS new wing open hall .All Music Bank audience members must be 15 years of age or older. Ticket holders younger than 15 years of age will be denied entrance to Music Bank. Each ticket winner will receive 2 tickets, so you must provide the name of your accompanying guest when applying for tickets online. Both guests must present a valid ID on the day of broadcasting in order to be admitted to the studio.

iii) M! Countdown - Among all the music programs in Korea ‘M.net M! Count Down’ is the most accessible for international residents and visitors. There is no registration process; guests are admitted to the studio on a first-come, first-served basis as space allows. You will need to get to the studio on the second floor of the CJ E&M Center in Sangam as early as possible to be guaranteed a seat. According to a fan site (although not specified on the station website), only the first 200 people will be admitted, so make sure to go extra early.

 

Check and liaise with the International office of the university that you wish to visit or refer about it to the Korea Embassy or Korea Tourism Organization office in your country

Food

South Korea is not a Muslim majority country; we can't expect various kind of permissible food like what we have in our own country. However there are a lot of choices especially if you are willing to test the Seafood and Vegetarian restaurants.

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Shopping

The areas of Myeong-dong, Cheongdam-dong and Apgujeong-dong are the best places to shop for such items. While Myeong-dong features stores like GAP, American Apparel and Roots, Cheongdam-dong and Apgujeong-dong each have a series of high end, luxury stores that cater to those with slightly more money.

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Seoul has some great markets to visit. Namdaemun Market is a must for visitors wishing to experience the true traditional market scene. Dongdaemun Market is great for those after discount clothing during late night shopping hours.

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i) Namdaemun Market

ii) Gwangjang Market

iii) Dongdaemun Market

iv) Noryangjin Fish Market 

v) Hypermarket (E-Mart, Lotte Mart, HomePlus, etc)

Most of the shops will be closed on the Chuseok Day. However, cultural experience center and major tourist sites will open as usual and even offer cultural events to the audience

i) Lotte Duty Free Shop

ii) The Shilla Duty Free Shop

iii) Donghwa Duty Free

iv) Paradise Duty Free

v) AK Duty Free

i) Myeongdong

ii) Hongdae

iii) Ewha Womans University

iv) Dongdaemun

v) Apgujeongdong & Cheongdamdong

 

Accommodations

i) Bnbhero.com (for guesthouses/apartments/hanokstays)

ii) Benikea (for hotels)

iii) Koreastay (staying with Korean family)

 

Transportation

You may take KTX Bullet train with about 2.5 hours.

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1) T-money
T-money is a transportation card as well as a device used to pay for taxi fares and, in some cases, transactions at convenience stores. The T-money function is often added onto various payment (credit/debit) and discount travel cards. T-money can be used on public buses and subways in several different metropolitan cities and locations including Seoul-si, Gyeonggi-do, Daejeon-si, Incheon-si, Daegu-si and Busan-si. When using T-money, the public transportation fare is 100 won cheaper than paying with cash, and, unlike cash fares, T-money can be used when transferring from one bus to another, one subway line to another, or from bus to subway or vice versa (within a transfer time limit) at no extra charge. Also, T-money does away with the hassle of purchasing single journey subway tickets, and when you are finished using your T-money card, the remaining balance can be refunded after a 500 won service charge.


2) Korea Pass
Korea Pass is an all-in-one travel card that can be used to pay for accommodations, tourist attraction entrance fees, and shopping purchases. You can also activate the transportation function of the Korea Pass by charging it outside the subway or at any number of convenient locations throughout the country. The card can be used anywhere that credit cards are accepted and will even get you extra discounts when used at any of the 6,000 Korea Pass affiliated sites. Korea Pass is an incredibly convenient travel and transportation option for visitors to Korea.There are two basic types of Korea Passes: pre-paid cards (available in 50,000, 100,000, 300,000, and 500,000 won increments) and check cards (for international residents with a valid ‘Alien Registration Number’ only). Cards may be obtained at any Lotte Card issuer including any Lotte Department Store nationwide (keep reading for details).

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Yes, Koreans usually use the transportation card: T-Money. Available in almost every convenience store, the card only costs 2,500 KRW. I highly suggest getting this card. You'll get discounted for each ride (100 KRW). But even if you don't use it 25 times to get the card's worth back, the convenience and ease-of-use makes the investment more than worth it.

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The easiest way to get to Seoul is by taking a limousine bus. The platform can be found directly outside the arrival hall at Incheon International Airport. There are buses going directly to all areas in central Seoul and prices range between 6,000~11,000won.

Fore more information, please visit http://www.iiac.co.kr/eng/airport/.

An exclusive pass for foreign travelers. Can be purchased from overseas distributors or reserved from Korail.com homepage.  Each KR Pass may only be used within the designated period of time specified by each ticket type. KR Pass holders can travel for free on all trains managed by Korail (including the high speed KTX trains). There are no limits on the frequency of travel or the travel area. However, the KR Pass is not eligible for use on subways or touring trains. Passengers using the KR Pass cannot be designated general seating on KTX, Saemaeul (새마을), or Mugunghwa (무궁화) trains during major Korean holidays and peak seasons such as Lunar New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, summer vacation, and New Year’s. However, standing room may be offered if available.

 

(Unit: KRW / Per Person)

Time Period

Standard Pass

Group Pass

Student Pass

Adults

Children (4-12)

2-5 people

Ages 13-25

1 day use

66,900

33,500

60,300

53,600

3 day use

93,100

46,500

83,700

74,500

5 day use

139,700

69,900

125,700

111,800

7 day use

168,400

84,200

151,600

134,700

10 day use

194,400

97,100

174,900

155,500

  • Standard Pass: Individual KR Pass for use by adults and children (50% discount off adult price for children ages 4-12), children under the age of 4 ride free of charge.

  • Group Pass: For groups of 2 to 5. Each group member’s information (full name and passport number) must be given at the time of reservation.
  • Student Pass: For passengers (ages 13 – 25) holding a valid International Student Identification Card.

Documents to bring upon collection at the counter: i) Passport used to reserve the pass, ii) E-Voucher for Reservation via homepage, iii) Credit Card used to reserve the pass

Korea Pass is an all-in-one travel card that can be used to pay for accommodations, tourist attraction entrance fees, and shopping purchases. It can also be used as a transportation card by activating the transportation function of the Korea Pass by charging it outside the subway or at any number of convenient stores throughout the country. The card can be used anywhere that credit cards are accepted and will even get you extra discounts when used at any of the 6,000 Korea Pass affiliated sites.

i) Incheon International Airport, 7-Eleven convenience stores throughout Seoul and Busan

ii) Lotte Marts throughout Seoul and Busan

iii) Korea Tourism Organization Headquarters B1

iv) Gimhae International Airport / Busan International Ferry Terminal / KTX Busan Station

A transportation card is a device used to pay for public transportation such as subways, public buses, and taxi fares and, in some cases, transactions at convenience stores. 

Convenience stores (GS 25, CU, Mini Stop, Buy The Way, 7-Eleven, Story Way) bearing the T-Money logo and Ticket Vending and Card Reload Devices inside subway stations

 

i) Domestic flights

ii) KTX (Express Train)

iii) Express Bus

 

1) Shuttle Bus

Insa-dong/Namdaemun ↔ Nami Island Direct Shuttle Bus (Mon-Sun)

  • 09:30 (Nearby the West Gate of Tapgol Park)
  • 09:30 (Sungnyemun Square Bus Stop in front of Namdaemun Market)
  • 16:00 (Parking lot in front of ticket office)

Shuttle Bus Fare

  • Adult: 15,000won (round trip) / 7,500won (one way)
  • Child: 13,000won (round trip) / 6,500won (one way)

※Child: aged between 24 months and 12 years

Package Ticket Fare (Round Trip & Entrance Ticket)

  • Regular: 25,000won
  • Discount: 23,000won
  • Special: 17,000won

(aged between 36 months and 12 years)

  • Reservation can be made via phone (+82-2-753-1247) or E-mail to bus@naminara.com from 9:00am to 6:00pm.
  • Regulations below will be applied from Feb.1 for both domestic and overseas visitors.
  • The available period of the reservation is 1 month prior to departure day  to one day  at 16:00.

Purchase on site

Ticket purchase on site is subject to seats availability

2) Subway

  • Sangbong → Gapyeong Station (about 50 min.)
  • Chuncheon Station → Gapyeong Station (about 28 min.)
  • Yongsan Station → Gapyeong Station (about 60 min.)
  • Cheongyangni Station → Gapyeong Station (about 42 min.)
  • Chuncheon Station → Gapyeong Station (about 20 min.)

※ Gapyeong Station~Nami Island 1.9Km (on foot: 20 min./by car: 5 min.)

i) By Plane - Yangyang International Airport was built to serve the province; there are currently two flights daily to and from Busan's Gimhae airport. If coming from outside of Korea, fly into Seoul-Incheon and take the direct bus from the airport instead

 ii) By Train - Gangwon-do province is serviced by 3 Non-KTX train lines.The Gyeongchun metro line connects Sangbong station in Seoul to Chuncheon city, the Youngdong-seon line terminates at Gangneung city, and the Joongang-seon line connects Taebaek and Wonju city. Both Saemuel and Mugunghwa trains operate on these lines

iii) By Bus – Seoul Express Bus Terminal to Sokcho Express Bus Terminal

For a remaining T-money balance of 20,000 won or less, you may receive a refund following a 500 won service fee at a partner convenience store (GS 25, CU, Mini Stop, Buy The Way, 7-Eleven) bearing the T-money logo. If the remaining balance exceeds 20,000 won, you may receive a refund at the T-money Headquarters. T-money Cards are not returnable.

i) Via online at korail.com (You can check train schedules and purchase tickets up to 1 month in advance)

ii) Via counter at the station

i) Seoul – Take KTX to Suncheon Station at Yongsan Station

ii) Busan – By bus from Busan West Bus Terminal to Suncheon  OR by S-Train at Busan Station

i) O-Train: Derives its name from the word "One" as the three provinces (Gangwon-do, Chungcheongbuk-do, Gyeongsangbuk-do) in the country's central inland region are connected by this circular route. The O-train passes through the cities of Jechoen, Taekbaek, Yeongju, and Jecheon stations four times a day. Passengers can get on and off the train at all the stopping stations, and the train stops for 10 minutes at Chujeon Station, the highest station in Korea, to allow passengers to look down on the magnificent scenery.

 

ii) V-Train: Stands for "valley" and travels through the remote mountainous areas of Gangwon-do Province and Gyeongsangbuk-do Province. It is also referred to as the "Baby Baekho (white tiger) Train" due to the motif of the train's exterior of a white tiger running through the Baekdudaegan mountain range. Unlike the O-train, the V-train is non-stop and makes only 5-10 minute stops at Yangwon Station, the smallest train station in Korea, and Seungbu Station, which has particularly beautiful scenery, so that passengers can take time to take pictures.

 

iii) S-Train: A tourist train that takes passengers from Seoul to the southern port city of Yeosu in the province. It also operates between Busan and Boseong, South Jeollanamdo Province, along the southern coast of the peninsula.

 

i) Subways: Subway stations in Korea are equipped with elevators and/or have wheelchair lifts for those who have difficulty using the stairs. In addition, the platforms of most subway stations have Braille tiles that can help visually impaired passengers navigate their way around the platform area and to the subway cars. Every subway car has priority seats for senior citizens and visitors with disabilities, which is a major plus during rush hour,

ii) Buses: Low-floor buses are equipped with ramps at the doors and have extra space for wheelchairs and/or strollers. Unfortunately, low-floor buses are not yet in widespread operation. However, all buses in Korea have priority seating for senior citizens and passengers with disabilities,

iii) Airports: Airports provide handicapped parking and wheelchair accessible restrooms and typically even offer free wheelchair rental services. Every airport provides specials services for seniors and visitors with disabilities. Though services may vary by airport, airline, and flight route, services generally are as follows:

Departure:

Priority check-in and check-in assistance, assistance filling out departure documents, escort service onto plane

In-flight:

Assistance with filling out embarkation documents, special care services

Arrival:

Assistance with entry procedures & baggage inspection, escort service to transportation

Electric cart service:

Available at passenger terminals for passengers who may have mobility difficulties including passengers in wheelchairs, senior citizens, pregnant women, and the visually impaired

iv) Tourist sites

Major tourist sites and cultural facilities offer discounts or free admission for visitors with disabilities. However, some small organizations or tourist sites may not offer these types of discounts. In order to receive your free admission, you must present proper certification identifying your disability, especially if it is not readily apparent. Tourist attractions such as Cheonggyecheon Stream, and the Hangang Park Ttukseom District (weekends only) and cultural facilities including the Seoul Museum of Art, National Museum of Contemporary Art, and National Museum of Korea offer wheelchairs, usually free of charge. In order to rent a wheelchair, you will need to provide identification such as a passport or driver’s license.

For O-Train / V-Train, foreign tourists who are interested in taking the trains, the tickets can only be purchased at the train station counter. The online purchase is only available for the local tourists (Koreans). 

Click the below link for more details about O-Train / V-Train.

O-Train & V-Train 

Travel Tips

They can be detected when they approach you at the airport arrival hall. Normally the illegal taxi/call van service will be offered personally by the driver

Normally the illegal taxi/call van service does not use the meter reading in calculating the cost for their service. It might be cheaper and it can be more expensive too depends on the negotiation done between them and the customer. 

When it comes to safety issue, the illegal taxi/van service do not provide any insurance on the customer. It is better to not use their service even if the cost for their service is cheaper than the legal taxi/call van service. Make sure to directly get your taxi/call van from the right transportation counter

KTO
Seoul Tourism
Busan Tourism
GTO
Gangwon-do
Gyeongsangbuk-do
Gyeongsangnam-do
Jeollabuk-do
Jeollanam-do
JTO