There are three international airports at Inchon, Kimhae, and
Cheju. In Seoul, there are taxis and shuttle buses (some run
by hotels) servicing the airports. Korean Air and Asiana Airlines
operate flights within the country (Kimpo Airport for Seoul).
Rail service is dependable and links all major towns, and Seoul
and Pusan have subways. First-class expressways link Seoul and
other major cities, but the standard of driving is low and crowded.
Seoul has a wonderful public transportation system. An extensive
subway network accentuated by a bussing system as well as taxis
make it easy to locate transportation. Subway signs, routes
and schedules are printed in English and Japanese. With the
recent completion of three new subway lines almost all areas
of the city have convenient subway access. Subway fares are
from KRW 600-800. The subway operating times are from 05:30
- 24:00. Unfortunately bus schedules are not printed and bus
route information is provided only in Korean. However, once
an individual understands which bus number and where to get
on and off then the process is quite easy. There are different
levels of bus service and routes with the fare scale dependent
upon which is utilized. Bus fares range from KRW 300 to 1,200.
There are two different types of taxis. Deluxe and standard.
The standard taxi fare begins at KRW 1,300 with typical fares
running in the KRW 2000 - 5000 range. (The taxi fare will increase
to KRW 1,800 in October.) Deluxe taxis start at KRW 3,000. These
are the "Black or Mobum Taxis. The Deluxe taxis take only
one fare at a time and can provide a receipt. Taxis are easily
available at most times of the day accept for at certain intervals
in the late evening.