Transportation Cards

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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 the Seoul metropolitan 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.
※ Please note that MPASS cannot be used to pay for taxis and may not be accepted at 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. 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: subway lines, airport railroad all-stop train, mainline buses, branch buses, circulation buses, village buses, night buses
- Jeju: Jeju city buses

Retail & refund locations:

Travelers can purchase or receive card refunds from the areas listed below. Refund applies to the card fee and remaining balance loaded in the card; 500 won will be charged for refund service.
※ MPASS prices include a 5,000 won deposit. When the card is returned, users will receive a 4,500 won refund.

Incheon International Airport

- Tourist Information Center: Passenger Terminal 1, 1F, In front of Gates 5 & 10 / 07:00-22:00
- Airport Railroad Travel Center: Passenger Terminal 1, B1, In front of Airport Railroad All Stop Train Gate (purchase only) / 05:30-23:00
※ Refunds at the airport can only be made at the Tourist Information Center.

Seoul

- Seoul Station Tmoney Town : 1F, Seoul City Tower near Seoul Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, 4, AREX), 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

MPASS website:

tmoneympass.co.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

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 select shops, restaurants, and performances, and offers free admission to popular attractions such asThe National Museum of Korea, Everland, and Lotte World.The card can also be used through the Korea Tour Card mobile app. Using the phone’s NFC function, the card can be used for public transportation, as well as making purchases at convenience stores and shops such as Starbucks and McDonald’s.

Price

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

Retail locations:

• Card vending machines at Seoul subway stations from Line 1 to 4
• Convenience stores: 7-eleven, CU, GS25, emart24 (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 (08:00-21:30) / Incheon International Airport Passenger Terminal 1 Travel Center (07:00-21:30) / Incheon International Airport Passenger Terminal 1 Arrival Hall Booth 45 (07:00-21:30)
• In-flight purchase: Jeju Airlines (40 international flights stopping at Incheon or Busan) / Air Seoul (12 flights bound or Incheon) / Hong Kong Express (all roundtrip flights to and from Korea)
• Affiliated banks within the airport: Shinhan Bank (Incheon International Airport Passenger Terminal 1 bank and exchange booths (Terminal 1 Gate 4 / Terminal 2 Gate 1), Gimpo International Airport, Jeju International Airport, Gimhae Airport) / Woori Bank exchange booths (Incheon International Airport (Terminal 1 Gates 4 & 9 / Terminal 2 Gate 5), Gimpo International Airport)
• Additional locations: Duty-free stores, Doota Mall, OLIVEYOUNG flagship store In Myeong-dong, Shinhan Bank (Myeong-dong Station Branch, Myeong-dong Branch, Hongik Univ. Branch), Woori Bank Myeongdong Banking Center

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【 Photo: Korea Tour Card mobile app & QR codes (Top: global use / Bottom: Chinese use ) 】
(Credit: Visit Korea Committee)

• Korea Tour Card mobile app: Download from GooglePlay. Downloading, registering, and card issuance is free within the promotional period (ends December 31, 2018). Only VISA, Mastercard, JCB, American Express, and Union Pay cards are accepted. ※ Only available on smart phones running Android OS 5.0.1 and higher with NFC function

Reload & refund locations:

Convenience stores and Tmoney service desks at subway stations (Seoul Subway Lines 1-8, Incheon Subway Lines 1-2)
※ Cards can also be reloaded using the card reloading devices within subway stations.
※Travelers can receive a 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 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

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 Passenger Terminal 1, 1F Arrivals Hall (Gates 4 & 9)

Reload and refund locations:

Convenience stores and card reload devices or Tmoney service desks at subway stations
※Travelers can receive a refund for 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.amazingpay.wordpress.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)


Discover Seoul Pass

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【 Photo: Discover Seoul Pass 24-, 48-, and 72-hour cards / Mobile pass (Credit: Seoul Tourism Marketing Co.) 】

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 three types, ranging from 24-hours to 72-hours, 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.

The app also allows for use as a mobile pass! Travelers can conveniently purchase the pass through their phone to use right away. Additional benefits include 24-hours use of the Seoul city's public bicycles, a one-way ride on the Airport Express Train from Incheon to Seoul, and one free ride on a Seoul City Tour.

※ Hardcopy card users can only use the app to check the remaining time and information about tourist attractions.

Prices:

24-hour pass 39,900 won / 48-hour pass 55,000 won / 72-hour pass 70,000 won
※ Same rates apply when purchasing as a mobile pass.
※ Mobile pass cannot be used as a Tmoney card

Retail locations

• Incheon International Airport: Passenger Terminal 1, 1F Hana Bank Currency Exchanges (4 locations) and B1 Hana Bank / Passenger Terminal 1 CU convenience stores (3 branches)
• Additional 23 retail locations available throughout Seoul (* Refer to website for details)

Reload & refund locations

• Tmoney Card function reload locations: Convenience stores and card reload devices or Tmoney service desks at subway stations
• Refund locations
- Balance of 30,000 won or less: Convenience stores and Tmoney service desks at subway stations
- Balance of 50,000 won or less: Tmoney 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.
※ Refund not available in the case of lost cards

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:

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

This page was last updated on August 2, 2018, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here.