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Transportation Cards

Transportation Card is...

a rechargeable smart card that acts as a form of digital money that can be used to pay public transit fares. It holds the same value of cash, checks and credit card.

User guide

Upon boarding, passengers should scan their card on the card reading machine for automatic charge. As one transportation card can be paid for multi parties, passenger should clarify the number of boarding passengers they wish to pay for upon boarding.

Transportation Card Type

Transportation cards are categorized as General Public / Youth / Children depending on passenger’s age, and come in different shapes such as standard credit card types, accessories types and USIM types for smartphones. When using public transportation, passengers should use the appropriate card for their ages in order to receive age and transfer discounts.

  • General Public: over the age of 19
  • Youth: ages 13 to 18
  • Children: ages 6 to 12

Local Bus

Local bus type
  • City bus, Express bus, Late night bus, Town bus
Bus fare
  • A bus fare can be paid in cash or by transportation card. When paying by card, passengers can receive a discount.
    구분 City Bus Express Bus Late Night Bus
    Adults Youth Children Adults Youth Children Adults Youth Children
    Cash 1,300 900 400 1,800 1,700 1,300 2,200 1,900 1,500
  • Youth: ages 13 to 18
  • Children: ages 6 to 12
Busan Bus Information Management System

Busan Metro

The subway is the fastest means of transportation in the inner city. Busan Metro operates four lines (1, 2, 3 and 4) and, its newest addition, Busan-Gimhae Light Rail Transit.

Metro Fares
  • Transportation card / Paper ticket
    구분 Transportation Card Paper Ticket
    Adults Youth Children Adults Youth Children/ Multi-kids family
    Zone1 1,200 960 600 1,300 1,050 650
    Zone2 1,400 1,100 700 1,500 1,200 750
  • Types of Season Tickets
    Type Fare Conditions
    On Day 4,500 won Unlimited use for a day
    Seven Days 20,000 won Up to 20 times for seven days
    One Month 55,000 won Up to 60 times for 30 days
Main subway stations in Nam-gu
Subway Line Station Names
Line 2
  • International Finance Center, Busan Bank Station
  • Munhyun Station
  • Jigegol Station
  • Motgol Station
  • Daeyeon Station
  • Kyungsungdae/Pukyongdae Station
Busan Metro website (http://www.humetro.busan.kr/)

Trains and Planes

Travel by train
  • High-speed train (KTX): The high-speed railway, KTX, is equipped with facilities for disabled passengers, telephones, fax, video and audio, and connects the entire nation within a one-day living zone in a fast and comfortable way. Tickets can be purchased through the Internet or at railroad stations.
  • Other Trains: Also, there are two other trains available in Korea, Mugunghwa and Saemaul trains. Saemaeul trains are faster than the other and provides wireless public phones and restaurant service. Mugunghwa trains, on the other hand, are popular among travellers, as it is connected with the most cities in Korea.

Railway Information (http://www.letskorail.com/)

Customer Center at Busan Station: 82-51-1544-7788

Travel by airplane

Gimhae International Airport (金海 国際 空港, Gimhae International Airport, IATA: PUS, ICAO: RKPC) is the second largest airport in Korea by passenger numbers, after Incheon International Airport. Gimhae International Airport primarily operates East and Southeast Asian routes including China, Japan, the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, etc.

  • Address: 108 Gonghangjinip-ro, Gangseo-gu, Busan
  • Website : http://www.airport.co.kr/gimhae/main.do