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[Korea] Public transit pass for foreign tourists launched

  • Date01/02/2012
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To better accommodate the needs of foreign tourists visiting Korea, M-PASS, a public transit card exclusively for foreign tourists, is now available for purchase.

M-PASS, short for Metropolitan Pass, is good for up to 20 rides per day of any subway lines in the Seoul metropolitan area (e.g. Seoul Subway Lines 1~9, Incheon Metro, Airport Metro Commuter (except Express)). The card comes in 5 types – one-day, two-day, three-day, five-day and seven-day passes. The one-day pass costs 10,000 won.

You may purchase M-PASS at I-Tour Seoul (Seoul Tourist Information Center) located in the Incheon International Airport Arrivals Terminal. On purchase, a 5,000 won deposit is required, which is refundable with a 500 won fee deducted upon returning the card at wherever you purchased it or at any GS convenience store.

More info

☞ Where to purchase: I-Tour Seoul is located near Exits 5 and 10 on the 1st floor of Incheon International Airport.

☞ Price: one-day pass – 10,000 won; two-day pass – 18,000 won; three-day pass – 25,500 won; five-day pass – 42,500 won; seven-day pass – 59,500 won

☞ Number of rides available: up to 20 times a day

☞ Valid period: until midnight on the last valid date
Ex)three-day pass -> valid until midnight on the third day (inclusive of the first day of use)

☞ 1330 tt call center: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Courtesy of: Korea Smart Card