There are subway/metro systems in several cities around Korea including Seoul and surrounding areas, Busan, Daegu, Daejeon and Gwangju. See the sections below for more information on each individual location.


Apps for Your Phone

Can’t make sense of it all? The best way to navigate the subway network of each city is with the following recommended apps which are available in English.

These apps will let you select your starting point and destination, showing you the fastest route to get there, including which subway car to take for easy transfer access.


Operating Hours

In the majority of cities the subway operates from around 5:30 am to midnight. In Seoul the subway runs until 1 am at night during weekdays. On weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and holidays the service in Seoul stops 1 hour earlier. There are no differences between weekday and weekend/holiday times in Busan, Daegu, Daejeon and Gwangju.

We recommend checking the timetable with one of the apps above as times vary at each station and on each subway line.


Subway Systems


Disclaimer: The fares on this page are subject to change. We try to keep this page as updated as possible for the convenience of readers but cannot be held responsible for any incorrect information due to changes.

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