When traveling in another country, the unfamiliar can make things daunting and difficult. Getting around in Korea, however, is easy thanks to an intuitive, modern public transportation system that has helped make Korea ideal for business visitors on a tight schedule.
Below is an introduction to the main ways to move from A to B within suburban areas, and especially, some of the online and mobile resources available to make it a breeze.
Riding the Rails
From the moment one steps onto either the Airport Express (AREX) or regular train service from Incheon International Airport, the reality of Korea’s modern, efficient subway system quickly becomes apparent. Signage and recorded announcements are helpfully offered in Korean and English, as well as Chinese and Japanese on most routes. The spacious carriage interiors allow for easy passage, while station platform flooring is fitted with useful yellow lines leading to the exits.