Transportation Cards

Exclusive Tourist Cards

MPASS Card

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【 Photo: MPASS card (Credit: Korea Smart Card Co., Ltd.) 】

Metropolitan Pass, or MPASS, is a transportation card exclusively for international tourists traveling in Seoul Metropolitan City area and Jeju. The pass offers 20 rides a day for the duration of the pass. Additional funds can be loaded to MPASS and be used as a Tmoney card to pay for taxis, buses, subways and items at affiliated convenience stores.

Card Types and Pricelist

MPASS comes in five different durations: 1-day, 2-day, 3-day, 5-day, and 7-day passes. MPASS will be registered as day one upon its first use and will be valid until midnight of the last day. (e.g. MPASS purchased & used on May 1 at 18:00 will be valid until midnight of May 3). MPASS can be purchased with Korean won only.

Card Duration and Price
Card Duration Price Discounted price (after 17:00)
1-day pass 15,000 won 12,000 won
2-day pass 23,000 won 20,000 won
3-day pass 30,500 won 27,500 won
5-day pass 47,500 won 44,500 won
7-day pass 64,500 won 61,500 won

Areas of use

- Seoul: All subway lines in Seoul and Seoul metropolitan area, excluding Sinbundang Line and Airport Railroad Express Train. All Seoul city buses, excluding Red (rapid) buses.
- Jeju: Jeju city buses

Retail & refund locations:

Travelers can purchase or receive card refund from the areas listed below. MPASS can also be returned at the CU convenience store in Incheon Airport after operating hours below. Refund applies to the card fee and remaining balance loaded in the card; 500 won will be charged for refund service.

Incheon International Airport

- Tourist Information Center: 1F, In front of Gates 1 & 5 / 07:00-22:00
- Airport Railroad Travel Center: B1, In front of Airport Railroad All Stop Train Gate / 05:30-23:00

Seoul

- Seoul Station Tmoney Town : 1F, Seoul City Tower near Seoul Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, 4, and Airport Railroad), Exit 10 / 09:00-18:00
- Myeong-dong Tourist Information Center: In front of Euljiro 1(il)-ga Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 5 / 09:00-18:00

Korea Tour Card

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【 Photo: Korea Tour Card (Credit: Korea Smart Card Co., Ltd.) 】

Korea Tour Card is a useful transportation and travel card for international tourists. The card functions as a Tmoney card, providing convenient access to public transportation as well as transfer benefits anywhere in Korea. Korea Tour Card also provides discount benefits at duty free shops and department stores throughout Seoul, and offers free admission to popular attractions such as The National Museum of Korea, Everland, and Lotte World.

Price

4,000 won (card is not loaded upon purchase) * Cash only

Retail locations:

• Card vending machines at major Seoul subway stations from Line 1 to 4
• Convenience stores: Seven-eleven and CU convenience stores (card may not be available in all stores)
• Airport Railroad Travel Centers: Seoul Station Travel Center (08:00-21:00) / Hongik Univ. Station Travel Center (07:00-21:30) / Incheon International Airport Travel Center (07:00-21:30) / Incheon International Airport Arrival Hall Booth (07:00-21:30)
• In-flight purchase: Jeju Airlines (40 international flights stopping at Incheon or Busan) / Air Seoul (12 flights bound from Incheon) / Hong Kong Express (all roundtrip flights to and from Korea)
• Affiliated banks within the airport: Shinhan Bank (Incheon International Airport, Gimpo International Airport, and Jeju International Airport) / Woori Bank (Incheon International Airport, Gimpo International Airport)

Reload & refund locations:

Convenience stores and card reload devices or service desks at subway stations
※Travelers can receive refund for the card and any remaining balance loaded in the card with a service charge of 500 won. Travelers are advised to load their card in small amounts as refund process for over 50,000 won can be complicated and time-consuming.

Korea Tour Card website:

www.koreatourcard.kr

Amazing Pay Tmoney Card

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【 Photo: Amazing Pay Seoul Tmoney card (Credit: Korea Smart Card Co., Ltd.) 】

Amazing Pay Tmoney card is available to international visitors taking airport buses from Incheon International Airport. The card works just like a regular Tmoney card, with the added benefit of offering a discount of 10% off on most bus routes that connect Seoul and Incheon. In addition, the card has the same benefits of a regular Tmoney card, offering transfer discounts when taking public transportations. It can also be used as a method of payment at affiliated convenience stores. With Amazing Pay Tmoney card, travelers can receive discount benefits at restaurants, cultural performances, and even at Seoul’s major attractions, including Lotte World and 63 Square. A coupon book will be issued with the purchase of an Amazing Pay Tmoney card.

Price:

50,000 won (Card 4,000 won + Starting balance 46,000 won) * Cash only

Retail locations:

Airport bus ticket booth at Incheon International Airport 1F Arrivals Hall (Gates 4 & 9)

Reload and refund locations:

Convenience stores and card reload devices or service desks at subway stations
Travelers can receive refund for the card and any remaining balance loaded in the card with a service charge of 500 won. Travelers are advised to load their card in small amounts as refund process for over 50,000 won can be complicated and time-consuming.

Amazing Pay Seoul Tmoney card website:

www.t-money.co.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Discover Seoul Pass

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  • Discover Seoul Pass
【 Photo: Discover Seoul Pass 24-hour and 48-hour cards (Credit: Seoul Tourism Organization) 】

Discover Seoul Pass is a card that functions as a Tmoney card and a free admission pass to major tourist attractions in Seoul. The card comes in two types, a 24-hour and a 48-hour card, allowing travelers to freely choose and use the card according to their itinerary. Discount benefits for watching cultural performances and shopping at duty free shops are also available. In addition, users can load the card to use as a Tmoney card for public transportation. Travelers can check the card’s remaining hours and affiliated attractions by using the Discover Seoul Pass app.

Price:

24-hour pass 39,900 won / 48-hour pass 55,000 won

Retail locations:

• Incheon International Airport: 1F Hana Bank and B1 Hana Bank Currency Exchange Booth / CU convenience stores (4 branches)
• Other retail locations available throughout Seoul (*Refer to website for details)

Reload & refund locations

• Reload locations: Convenience stores and card reload devices or service desks at subway stations
• Refund locations
- Balance of 30,000 won or less: Convenience stores and service desks at subway stations
- Balance of 50,000 won or less: Service desks at subway stations
※Refund available with a service charge of 500 won. Travelers are advised to load their card in small amounts as refund process for over 50,000 won can be complicated and time-consuming.

App instructions:

Download Discover Seoul Pass app from Google Play or Apple App Store → Scan the QR code or input the code indicated under the QR code on your Discover Seoul Pass card → Your card and the app will be in sync
※ App is available in Korean, English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese

Discover Seoul Pass website:

www.discoverseoulpass.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

This page was last updated on September 27, 2017, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here.