Transportation Cards

T-Money & Cashbee

  • T-money Card 01
  • T-money Card 02
  • Cashbee Card 01
  • Cashbee Card 02
【 Photo: T-Money Card (top) (Photo courtesy of Korea Smart Card Co. Ltd) / Cashbee Card (bottom) (Photo courtesy of EB Card Corporation) 】

T-money and Cashbee are transportation cards that can be used on public buses and subways in several different metropolitan cities and locations including Seoul, Gyeonggi-do, Daejeon, Incheon, Daegu and Busan. With this transportation card, travelers can save the hassle of purchasing single journey subway tickets for every ride and enjoy discounts on rides during transfers from one bus to another, one subway line to another, or from bus to subway or vice versa (within a transfer time limit).

  • Price: From 2,500 won~
  • Areas Applicable for Use
    Areas Applicable for Use
    Areas
    Subway
    • Seoul Subway Lines 1–9
    • Incheon Subway Line 1
    • Airport Railroad
    • Shinbundang Line
    • U Line (Uijeongbu Light Rail)
    • Suin Line
    • Gyeongchun Line
    • Gyeongui-Jungang Line
    • Jungang Line
    • Bundang Line
    • Yongin Everline
    • Daejeon Line 1
    • Daegu Lines 1-2
    • Busan Subway Lines 1-4
    • Busan-Gimhae Light Rail
    Bus
    • Seoul, Gyeonggi-do
    • Incheon, Daejeon, Daegu, Ulsan, Busan
    • Sejong Special Self-Governing City
    • Gangwon-do (Chuncheon, Wonju, Gangneung, Hoengseong)
    • Chungcheongnam-do (All) 
    • Chungceongbuk-do (Chungju, Jecheon, and 9 other counties)
    • Jeollanam-do (Mokpo, Yeosu, Gwangyang, Naju, and other 10 counties)
    • Jeollabuk-do (Jinan, Imsil, Buan, and 8 other counties)
    • Gyeongsangnam-do (Changwon, Tongyeong, Geoje, and 7 other cities & counties)
    • Gyeongsangbuk-do (Pohang, Andong, Gyeongju, and 7 other cities & counties)
    • Jeju-do

※ Cashbee Card is not applicable for use in Daejeon

Sales Locations

Convenience stores (GS 25, CU, 7-Eleven, Mini Stop, With Me, Buy The Way, Story Way) in areas mentioned above bearing the T-Money or Cashbee logo. (*Note: T-Money card also be purchased from ticket vending and card reload devices inside subway stations)

Recharge/Refund Locations

All sales locations and ticket vending and card reload devices inside subway stations (*Note: amount for the card price is not refundable).

How to Use

Transfer discounts are also applicable for up to 4 times a day, within a transfer time limit of 30 minutes (up to 1 hour from 9pm to 7am next day). However, if you do not tap your card on the sensors as you get off the bus or exit the subway, you will not benefit from the transfer discounts and may be charged double the base fare the next time you use public transportation. Therefore, it is important to ensure to tap your card at all times when getting off the bus or exiting the subway.

Bus

Upon boarding the bus, place your card on the sensor located at the front of the bus until it beeps. The sensor will display the amount charged on the top and the remaining balance at the bottom. Before getting off the bus, place the transportation card on the sensor located at the back of the bus until it beeps. If you do not tap your card before getting off the bus, you will not be able to benefit from the transfer discounts applicable.

Subway

Place your card on the sensor located on top of each of the subway turnstiles until it beeps. The sensor will display the amount charged on the top and the remaining balance at the bottom. If you are transferring, the amount charge may appear as “0” (zero). Upon arriving at your destination, tap your card at the sensor on the turnstiles again in order to exit.

Taxi

These days, many taxis accept payment via T-money card or Cashbee. In general, the payment terminal is affixed between the driver’s seat and the passenger seat. Inform the taxi driver that you want to pay with a transportation card, tap your card on the terminal, and your taxi fare will be automatically paid from your transportation card’s balance. However, if the fare is more than your T-money balance, your full T-money balance will be deducted from the taxi fare and you will have to pay the remaining fare via different means.

Important Note!

1) For children and youth card users, you are required to register your card with your birth date in order to receive the discounted fare (ID check required).
2) A fine of 30 times or more of the basic price of a T-money card will be imposed for unjust uses.  (E.g., adults using a child and/or youth card in order to get the discounted fare.)

Seoul Transportation Fare Information (Transportation Card vs. Cash)

Seoul Transportation Fare Information
Transportation Age group T-money Cash
Subway Adults 1,250 won 1,350 won
Youth 720 won 1,350 won
Children 450 won 450 won
Blue Bus / Green Bus
(4-digit number)
Adults 1,200 won 1,300 won
Youth 720 won 1,000 won
Children 450 won 450 won
Green Village Bus
(2-digit number)
Adults 900 won 1,000 won
Youth 480 won 550 won
Children 300 won 300 won
Yellow Bus (circular route bus) Adults 1,100 won 1,200 won
Youth 560 won 800 won
Children 350 won 350 won
Red Bus (express bus) Adults 2,300 won 2,400 won
Youth 1,360 won 1,800 won
Children 1,200 won 1,200 won
Night Bus Adults 2,150 won 2,250 won
Youth 1,360 won 1,800 won
Children 1,200 won 1,200 won

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subway

  • Adults : T-money : 1,250 won / Cash : 1,350 won
  • Youth : T-money : 720 won /Cash : 1,350 won
  • Children : T-money : 450 won /Cash : 450 won

Blue Bus / Green Bus (4-digit number)

  • Adults : T-money : 1,250 won / Cash : 1,300 won
  • Youth : T-money : 720 won /Cash : 1,000 won
  • Children : T-money : 450 won /Cash : 450 won

Green Village Bus(2-digit number)

  • Adults : T-money : 900 won / Cash : 1,000 won
  • Youth : T-money : 480 won / Cash : 550 won
  • Children : T-money : 300 won / Cash : 300 won

Yellow Bus (circular route bus)

  • Adults : T-money : 1,100 won / Cash : 1,200 won
  • Youth : T-money : 560 won / Cash : 800 won
  • Children : T-money : 350 won / Cash : 350 won

Red Bus (express bus)

  • Adults : T-money : 2,300 won / Cash : 2,400 won
  • Youth : T-money : 1,360 won / Cash : 1,800 won
  • Children : T-money : 1,200 won / Cash : 1,200 won

Night Bus

  • Adults : T-money : 2,150 won / Cash : 2,250 won
  • Youth : T-money : 1,360 won / Cash : 1,800 won
  • Children : T-money : 1,200 won / Cash : 1,200 won
Recharging Transportation Cards

How to Receive Refund

For transportation cards with a remaining 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, 7-Eleven, Mini Stop, With Me, Buy The Way) bearing the T-money or Cashbee logo. If the remaining balance exceeds 20,000 won (for T-Money card holders), you may receive a refund at the T-money Headquarters (1F of Korea Smart Card Corporation Ltd.*), therefore it is recommended for you to recharge only as much as you will need. For more information, please visit the official T-money website (www.t-money.co.kr).

This page was last updated in June 2016, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here. We advise you check details before visiting.
<Last updated on June 1, 2016>