Seoul transit pass for travellers to be available starting July


SKOREA-LIFESTYLE-140228

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN): The city’s all-inclusive transit pass, the Climate Card, will soon be available for short-term use by visitors to Korea starting in July, the Seoul Metropolitan Government has announced.

The initiative to introduce a short-term pass, available for one, two, three, five, and seven days, is geared towards enhancing the user experience through its affordable pricing. City officials explained that the pass is estimated to cost around 20,000 won (S$20) for a five-day duration.

This presents a more cost-effective option compared to the cash-only daily pass provided by T-money for foreign tourists, which is priced at 15,000 won for one day, including a 5,000 won deposit with a 500 won service fee.

This pass is a hassle for foreign tourists, as they have to purchase them using cash only and retrieve their deposit money back from a ticket vending machine at subway stations, city officials explained.

Currently, the Climate Card costs 65,000 won per month, providing unlimited access to subways, buses, and public bicycles within the city. Alternatively, users have the option to pay 62,000 won to exclude the bike-sharing service from the plan.

With the introduction of the short-term pass, the card will also feature new designs inspired by the city’s representative mascots and characters, aimed at attracting younger consumers, city officials said.

Seoul also plans to expand the card’s services in October by integrating a water bus service along the Han River called the Hangang River Bus. THE KOREA HERALD/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

South Korea , Transit Pass , Travellers

   

Next In Aseanplus News

Asean news headlines as at 10pm on Wednesday (June 19)
Indonesia builds 3.6km tidal embankment in Central Java top combat flooding
Myanmar authorities arrest 22 for marking Suu Kyi's birthday: media
Low-price tour groups from China ‘a threat to Thailand’s tourism’
Vietnam govt says party chief of capital Hanoi resigns
Durian diplomacy: Premier Li salutes Malaysia-China’s shared resilience, marks 50 years of fruitful relations
Manet, Wong pledge closer Cambodian-Singaporean ties
Battle lines drawn as Philippine V-P quits, severs Marcos-Duterte union ahead of 2025 mid-term polls
China-Malaysia ties akin to 'continuous railway track with promising future', says Chinese Premier
Actor Huang Xiaoming puts on 15kg for new movie, where he plays intellectually disabled man

Others Also Read