How to Ride the Seoul Subway (지하철) | Getting Around in Korea

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meamin · September 1, 2017 at 4:20 pm

Thank you Bill, I plan to go to Seoul next year and I'm kinda freaking out about the transports… everyone recommends to buy a T-Money card, is that the same type of card you were talking about? Also, at the information desks can they speak english?

Fishbones · September 1, 2017 at 5:02 pm

When I get on the subway and somehow end up back in 인천, how do I get back to 서울?

LivingwithBC · September 1, 2017 at 6:01 pm

This is very helpful! Can you make a video on comments and questions foreigners use in the subway?

Patrick Lee · September 1, 2017 at 8:36 pm

I guess "행" is another loanword borrowed from Japanese. I've been to Japan and noticed that they use "行き" meaning "bound for". Ex. 東京行き/東京行 (toukyou iki) "도쿄 행".

Usually the Japanese words pronounced in their kun'yomi will be pronounced in Korean on'yomi after borrowed into Korean. Ex. 取り消し(torikeshi) => 取消 "취소"

Ss park · September 1, 2017 at 9:45 pm

I see in all the social media the acronyms : " DMS " jajaja , what's mean that

F ran · September 2, 2017 at 12:49 am

1:46 and your cellphone!

Kojects · September 2, 2017 at 2:41 am

Great explanation of the subway system and Korea's subway manners. Thank you for making this comprehensive video!

SmartYouTubification · September 2, 2017 at 3:02 am

As of last week they finally installed a vending machine for t money cards at the airport!!

Tim Selman · September 2, 2017 at 3:04 am

Using my t-money card never works on those vending machines! FLASE INFORMATION!

포뇨세운 · September 2, 2017 at 3:28 am


Mandarinen Zeit (귤TV) · September 3, 2017 at 4:00 am

My tip: Pay attention to which DIRECTION your train is going, not just the line number/colour, and wait on the according side. I wasted a lot of time going back and forth before I finally got it right. xD

Whitney Chakara · September 9, 2017 at 12:02 am

me when I first started watching the video: or you can just download the app.
billy: or you can just download the app


Grant H Lee · September 15, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Wow.. the production quality of your videos are amazing. Thank you!

Faikar Widjanarko · September 24, 2017 at 2:26 am

Bro I don't you should say "its simple to use" then say "I gotten lost more than I can count" just a few seconds afterwards lol. But yeah Seoul's metro is simply the best

danturbo316 · October 3, 2017 at 2:00 am

T-money(SK) for the win! Wins hands down vs Suica(Japan)
I've used KAKAO Metro and Google Map aps, to a certain extent accurate.

한찬영 · November 16, 2017 at 11:35 am

오 영통!

Satsuki Hatake · November 17, 2017 at 7:36 pm

Wow the trains in Korea have air conditioners in them?? Wow so lucky😅

blatherskite · December 18, 2017 at 9:46 am

based on your sample..i have to get out at Geumjeong station and look for Transer 4 or Line 4 or Exit 4?

eCupcake s · March 6, 2018 at 9:18 am

hey thanks for this video! this was pretty useful 🙂

Vann T · May 10, 2018 at 5:57 am

Can you show the subway for wheelchair accessible?

ice cream · May 23, 2018 at 11:58 am

Great video but music was distracting :-C

Kellee Soup · May 31, 2018 at 2:29 am

Great video! Can you only but the T Money card at convenience stores or can you buy when you're at the airport? Also from the Incheon Airport what is the best/more cost efficient way to get into Seoul that you recommend? (Traveling with 4 plus luggage). Thank you!!

never ron · June 30, 2018 at 2:04 pm

If this was 'simon & martina' aka 'eatyourkimchi', it would probably gone down like this.."South Korean subway is worst piece of sh*t!! South Koreans behave like monsters in the subway!! They will try to kill you if you are not careful!! Oh, I forgot I love Japan so much~~"

Mike Sarantakos · July 13, 2018 at 9:19 pm

2:19 So….. an express train?

CB IsMine · July 18, 2018 at 9:34 am

I am scared to go there next year!!! But this video help me very much and it less my scared

David Hodgson · September 24, 2018 at 8:19 am

You can use the transport card in taxis also 👍

ROSA CALIFORNIA · October 28, 2018 at 9:12 pm


Esther Rogers · November 18, 2018 at 9:17 am

I can do it. I can do it. I can do it.

A a · December 14, 2018 at 1:37 pm

it is similer to Japan train
i like korail

Ninjagaming Minecraft · January 12, 2019 at 10:13 am

I like korea subway and Korea people's to their nice

5분역사 · February 17, 2019 at 5:36 am

i recommemd to buy T-money card. You can use bus, subway, taxi, train, convenience stores, vending machines, markets, cafe, fast food restaurants. Also, you can get discount if you are not adult. Go to convenience store and input your born year and birth day.

Ellen Mafra · March 5, 2019 at 4:23 am

Thank youu!!!

ebf ebf · March 23, 2019 at 6:04 am

Sir is there a direct train from Gongno 3-ga station to gapyeong station? If there is none, could you tell me the easiest way, please? Two weeks from now we will be in Seoul and we plan to go to Nami Island, Petite Franch and morning calm.

Lucia Soedirga · March 30, 2019 at 2:10 pm

Is there any apps for transportation in Korea? or is it enough using google maps? Thank you

Britney Barrios · April 21, 2019 at 11:38 am

Omg I can’t believe I didn’t watch this vid earlier. I went to South Korea for the first time last week & ofc I (as well as my family) got lost the first day but it’s actually really simple and easy to pick up. Subways over there are very clean & also are translated in other languages like English. You can get those little cards anywhere but if you guys are planning on using the bus as well then I’d suggest buying a card that’ll work for both train/tram and bus.

자막러 · May 26, 2019 at 10:44 am

I'm korean

Frederick GuanXun Wu · June 13, 2019 at 12:41 pm

There was once I took the train and that was express. (When we boarded, the display said it was an express train.) So it was supposed to cut short travelling time by 10 min. But halfway the train broke down. The announcements were in Korean, totally incomprehensible. Luckily a kind guy told us to get down the train and even told us that the continuation train to the stop we were going to was bound for track 1. So we basically wasted a really long time to get to the stop we wanted to go. Some unforgettable memories was when we were helpless stranded at the station. However the next train going to that station was only going to come in 20 min. We saw many trains zoomed past us (they were express) and I was kinda infuriated

Sky Werk · July 5, 2019 at 6:43 pm

Better off going the other direction. Bundang(yellow line) and then change on to the ShinBundang( red line). Less stations and you have to transfer once 🙂

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