Tickets

Transportation card

  • A RF transportation card is a contactless, payment card utilizing a radio frequency method and is divided into a prepayment card and a deferred payment card based on the payment method.
    A prepayment card can be used by charging a certain amount of money in advance to use and recharging for continuous usewhen the money runs out.
    A deferred payment card is a credit card to which the RF transportation feature is added, thus the public transportation charge is included in the monthly credit card payment.

Single-use transportation ticket

  • 교통카드 구입

    Select your destination on the single-use transportation ticket dispensing machine and pay the transportation fee and a deposit (500 KRW) to be issued a single-use transportation ticket.

  • 승차 및 하차

    Touch the single-use transportation ticket on the transportation card (T-money) reader located on the right side of a turnstile.

  • 보증금 환급

    You will be refunded the deposit (500 KRW) after you insert the single-use transportation ticket into a deposit refund machine upon exit.

Preferential transportation card

  • Semi-permanent transportation card used by free riders of the urban railway in the Greater Seoul Area (senior citizens older than the age of 65, handicapped persons, men and women of national merit)

Groups of people subject to an issuance of preferential transportation cards

Groups of people subject to an issuance of preferential transportation cards
Category Subject person to application
Senior citizens
  • [Subject to application]
    • Senior citizens specified by Article 26 of the Welfare of Older Persons Act (senior citizens older than the age of 65)
  • [ Issuance of card]
    • Community service centers (basic free ride cards), Shinhan Bank branches (credit/debit cards)
Handicapped persons
  • [Subject to application]
    • Handicapped persons specified by Article 2 of the Act on Welfare of Persons with Disabilities (those who have been issued with certificates that can verify the identification of physical, auditory, language and mental disabilities)
    • One accompanying guardian of a person with a disability level between 1 and 3
  • [ Issuance of card]
    • Community service center (basic free ride cards, credit/debit cards)
Men and women of national merit
  • [Subject to application]
    • Those specified by Article 14 of the Enforcement Decree of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of Persons of Distinguished Service to Independence, Article 85, Paragraph 1 of the Enforcement Decree of the Act on the Honorable Treatment and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State, or Article 52, Paragraph 2 of the Enforcement Decree of the Act on the Honorable Treatment for Persons of Distinguished Service to the May 18 Democratization Movement
    • Soldiers or policemen wounded in wars or in the course of performing their duties, disabled April 19 veterans, civil servants wounded in the course of performing their duties, disabled June 18 veterans, or special achievement veterans with a disability level between 1 and 7, as well as one accompanying guardian of a person with disability level 1
    • Those injured during the May 18 Democratization Movement with a disability level between 1 and 14 as well as one accompanying guardian of a person with disability level 1
  • [ Issuance of card]
    • Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs branch with jurisdiction (credit/debit cards)

Commuter ticket

  • Purchase a commuter card (price: 2,500 KRW) and charge a desired amount of money for use
  • Period of usage: Up to 60 times within 30 days of the date charged
  • If 30 days have passed or 60 rides have been taken, it may not be used any longer even if it has not been 30 days or there is remaining number of rides

Types and fares of commuter tickets

Types and fares of commuter tickets
Types Fares and sections
For Seoul only
  • [Fares]
    • Fixed price of 55,000 KRW (basic fare of transportation card 1,250 KRW x 44 times)
  • [Sections]
    • Among Seoul Metro Subway Lines 1 through 9 and Airport Railroad, Seoul-Geumcheon-gu Office, Guro-Onsu, Hoegi-Dobongsan, Gajwa-Yangwon, Wangsimni-Bokjeong, Seoul-Susaek, Sangbong-Sinnae, and Gimpo Airport-Seoul on Airport Railroad

* With the [Seoul exclusive commuter ticket], it is not possible to get on trains at stations other than Seoul exclusive use sections.Extended sections on Subway 7 between Kkachiul-Bupyeong-gu Office and Moran Station on Seoul Metro’s Bundang Line are not Seoul exclusive use sections.

Distance proportional type (14 types)
  • [Fares]
    • Issued at a 15% discounted price from the transportation fare for each type x 44 times; for 1,250-1,450 KRW sections, 1,250 KRW x 44 times is applied.
  • [Sections]
    • Used according to the fares for each type in all sections of Seoul Metro
使用?間
Commuter tickets Fares of transportation cards Commuter tickets Fares of transportation cards
Type (stage) Fares of
commuter
tickets
Distance
applied
Type (stage) Fares of commuter
tickets
Distance applied
1 55,000 20km within 1,450 8 80,400 58km 2,150
2 58,000 25km 1,550 9 84,200 66km 2,250
3 61,700 30km 1,650 10 87,900 74km 2,350
4 65,500 35km 1,750 11 91,600 82km 2,450
5 69,200 40km 1,850 12 95,400 90km 2,550
6 72,900 45km 1,950 13 99,100 98km 2,650
7 76,700 50km 2,050 14 102,900 excess of
98 km
2,750
  • Seoul exclusive commuter ticket may not be used in stations other than the specified sections. If the commute exceeds the specified distance, it is additionally deducted from the remaining number of rides. ※ 1 for each distance for which fares are applied (for Seoul exclusive, 20km in the direction moving towards the outskirts of Seoul from a boundary station).
  • Upon return of the ticket, the remaining number of days and rides are applied and the lower price among the calculated prices is returned (however, the number of rides used is applied for defective cards).
  • Excluding tickets on which the number of passengers is written, one ticket shall be used by one person.
  • When using commuter tickets, no additional fee will be chargedfor traveling any distance farther than level 8 (80,400 KRW) of distance proportional system for Sinbundang Line and for any distance farther than level 1 (55,000 KRW) for Yongin Everline and Uijeongbu U Line.
  • Commuter tickets exclusively for Seoul and ones for thedistance proportional system below level 7 may not be used on Sinbundang Line, and Seoul-exclusive commuter tickets may not be used on Everline and U Line. However, it can be used to get off or transfer at 3 private sections and oneadditional ride is deducted in addition to Seoul Metro commuter ticket deduction criteria.
  • With a commuter ticket or a single-use ticket, you may not transfer at the following sections.
    • Seoul Station on Line 1, 4 and Airport Railroad ↔ Seoul Station on Gyeongui Jungang Line

Group ticket

  • If 20 or more passengers travel the same section and route, the fare for every 20th person is free.

How to calculate fare

  • [One-way]
  • It is a price that is rounded by multiplying the number of people with a 20% discounted price of an adult fare or 30% and 60% discounted prices of teenagers’ and children’s fares after deducting 350 KRW from an adult fare.
  • [Round trip]
  • However, if a discounted fare per person is lower than the basic fare of transportation, the price is double thebasic one-way fare, which is rounded.
  • Rounding of a fare: If the last two digits of the fare are smaller than 100 KRW, those below 30 KRW are discarded, those between 30 and 70 KRW are fixed at 50 KRW and those greater than 70 KRW are rounded up to 100 KRW.