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Airways         
Airports in Korea, in which international and domestic flights take place, are operated in accordance with the extreme convenience and respect to the international standards.

The most prominent airports are international ones like Gimpo, Cheongju, Yangyang, Deagu, Muan, Gimhae, Jeju (with a traffic of 44 million passengers yearly);  and domestic ones like Wonju, Gunsan, Pohang, Ulsan Gwangju, Sacheon, Yeosu.

For detailed info on Incheon Airport www.cyberairport.kr, for others http://www.airport.co.kr/wwweng/main.do may be helpful links.

For transportation from airports to city centers, tour busses, shuttle busses, taxis, and rental cars can be used.

Ferries
As a peninsula country surrounded by sea at three sides, ferries are important vessels for transportation between neighboring countries. There are regular ferry trips between Korea and China, Japan, and Russia.

Along with neighbor countries, there are ferry trips from mainland to Jeju-do, one of the Korea’s most beautiful destination to visit all year-round and a designated UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. This voyage, which takes 1 hour 40 minutes to 5 hours depending on the departing port chosen, is ideal to watch sunrise or sunset over the ocean.

Railways
In case of absence of an assigned vehicle, one of the most suitable and comfortable ways of intercity transportation for visitors is trains which allows more exact travel plans. Korea trains are classified into seven categories, based on their speed and the amenities offered onboard: KTX express trains, including KTX-Sancheon, and the non-express Saemaeul, ITX-Saemaeul, ITX-Cheongchun, Mugunghwa, Nuriro and touristic trains.

In Korea two main railway lines exist: the Gyeongbu Line connecting Seoul to Busan, and the Honam Line running from Yongsan Station in Seoul to Mokpo in the southwest. Other railway lines include the Jeolla and Gyeongjeon lines, which reach as far as Yeosu and Changwon on the south coast.

For more info on railways in Korea, and on KORAIL Pass, please click here.

Busses
Seoul City Busses
Seoul has organized bus travel schedule that offers the most convenient and readily available forms of transportation. Normal and express bus lines of Seoul are classified by color; such as blue, green, red, and yellow. The fare can be paid either by cash or card when boarding.

However the most economic way is to have T-Money card or credit cards with the T-money feature. T-Money card can also be used in subways and taxis throughout the country; and be bought from stores with T-Money logo and subway stations.

Express and Intercity Busses
Express and intercity busses are popular solutions to travel from one region to another. Every city in Korea has at least one bus terminal,  except for the cities like Seoul which have more than one.

Both express and intercity buses have extensive networks throughout the country and prices of the tickets are considered to be very reasonable. Express busses use expressways and offer more speedy travel opportunity, whereas some of the intercity busses also provides non-stop trip. Luxury busses with additional comfort with wider seats are ideal for the travelers who seek maximum comfort.

Subways
Subways, connecting one point to another without hassle in traffic, are probably the most favored public transportation by both Koreans and foreign visitors. Subways are currently being operated around five major cities including, Seoul, Busan, Daegu, Gwangju and Daejeon.

T-Money card, M-Pass card, and one-way ticket can be used in subways. Visitors with backpacks also may rent lockers in the stations for a small amount of fee to get freed from their loads if they will return to the departure station.

Taxis
Taxis are clean, safe, and above all, inexpensive in Korea. They can be found at taxi stands in most busy city areas or hailed on the streets. There are also call taxis that can be requested by phone. However, call taxis are slightly more expensive than the taxis you flag down on the street. There are three categories for taxis. Standard taxis are mid-size, sedan vehicles in orange, silver, or white colors. Deluxe taxis are black, and a bit expensive than the standard ones. Jumbo taxis carry 6-10 passengers and are ideal for big families or small groups. There is an exceptional category called special vans, which look similar to jumbo taxis in appearance; the fare is not calculated according to the distance but is determined by bargain.