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Seoul Metro

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Hongdae
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Address: Seoul, South Korea
Phone Number: +82 10-9980-7290
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Cheaper by taxi

The cost of taking a taxi for short distance say up to 5km is comparable if you have several people. Suggest taxi over metro as there is a lot of walking if connecting different... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The cost of taking a taxi for short distance say up to 5km is comparable if you have several people. Suggest taxi over metro as there is a lot of walking if connecting different metro lines. Suggest you have Korean written place before flagging down one as most do not speak English.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You can go everywhere just by using this metro. Very convenient and easy to use, not very cheap though. Almost every attraction in the city can be reached by seoul metro, even to nami island where you have to hop off in gapyeong station.

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Thank Melisa A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Seoul's train system is very clean, efficient and safe. For me it's the best in Asia. Lots of shops underground. What made commuting easier for us to travel by train is Soul's train app by Mapway.

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Thank jenmtan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The subway is super easy to use! There are maps everywhere.It is also super cheap! I would recommend that you buy a T-money card to save money. I would also say that it is polite to give up your seat to an elderly person if you see one. They also have bike racks if you are want to bring your... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Get a T-money card at the 7-11 at the airport (or anywhere else in Seoul) and use the Metro to get around. Trains all have illuminated signs that include an English version so it's not hard to tell where you are and when to get on and off. Some lines have express and local trains -- the expresses are a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

English on the signs, the speakers, and the ticketing machines. Overall very pleasant and easy to use. Reasonably clean too, just don't go down there after it closes!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

for 5 years I had no car and could enjoy what real public transportation means. Never failing me, always working and clean. pure joy to ride.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Metro in Seoul is very clean and easy to use. Google Maps will help you as well! Never felt unsafe either.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Its a huge system and very convenient too. Well connected and cheap. Just get a map from your hotel or the airport and purchase the T-card from the many convenience stores that sell it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

fast and good to reach any place in seoul. plus there are many trains for each few minutes,so u dont have to worry much iftrain is full

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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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