When To Visit
Before Your Travel
Time Zone ( GMT )
Seoul Time Zone – GMT +9
Visa is NOT REQUIRED for residents of Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Japan for stay up to 90 days.
Electricity current is either 110 or 220 volts AC, 60 Hz. You’ll find plugs with two flat pins (110 volts) or with two round pins (220 volts). Most hotels provide adapters.
Avoid tap water unless it has been boiled, filtered, or chemically disinfected. Although safe to drink, most locals do not drink tap water. Bottled water can be easily purchased.
Korean language is the official language. Most South Korean do not know how to speak English expect for staffs in tourist attraction places and the younger generations.
Planning to go Seoul?
Getting around Seoul is easy & convenient with its efficient public transport system such as subway and buses.
Just print a Seoul Subway Map and you are all set to go!
Tommy Ooi’s Traveling Tips
1. Seoul City Pass Plus
Upon arrival, get yourself a Seoul City Pass Plus Card ( a prepaid payment card + tourist benefits ) at any GS25 convenience store, KORAIL Station or any Tourism Corporation.
Seoul City Pass Plus Card also has the functions of a transportation card in addition to all the functions of a Seoul City Pass Card. This card is all that tourists need to move around Seoul.
Also, you will enjoy 10% discount on public transport with Seoul City Pass Plus.
For More Info : Seoul City Pass Plus
2. Seoul City Pass
Seoul City Pass is a transportation card for tourists. With this single card, you can ride subways in Seoul and the surrounding Gyeonggi-do area and local buses in Seoul up to 20 times a day without limit on distance.
You can also ride the palace route, downtown route, and night view route of Seoul City Tour Bus without limit.
For More Info : Seoul City Pass
From Incheon International Airport
AREX train link connects the airport to Gimpo Airport, with express and commuter services (both ₩3100) running every 12 minutes for a trip time of 28-35 minutes, making this both faster and cheaper than the bus if transiting between the airports.
From Gimpo Airport, transferring to subway lines 5 or 9 will take you into various parts of the city.
For More Info : AREX
Limousine buses travel directly to major areas and big hotels in Seoul. It is much more expensive than AREX however if you have a lot of luggage and prefer not to transfer several times, the airport limousine bus is your best option.
Fares : Adult KRW15,000 / Children KRW7,500
For More Info : KAL Limousine Bus
From Gimpo Airport
Gimpo Airport is easily reached on subway lines 5 and 9, as well as the A’REX rail link to Incheon Airport.
Line 5 requires about 50 minutes just to get downtown, while Line 9 offers express trains (every 20 min) that skip most stops and can take you clear across the line in 30 minutes, making it a better choice for most visitors.
Both lines cost ₩900-1300 depending on distance.
Check Out by Tommy Ooi
Seoul Hotels Review ( coming soon )
Dining in Seoul ( coming soon )