New Document
New Document
 
 
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.