Korean Buses

Taking the bus is one great way to move around Korea. In 2004, the newly adjusted Korean public transportation system was introduced. The bus routes have been simplified and four different bus categories have been established. The fixed rate bus fare has also been replaced by a differentiated fare scheme based on distance traveled.
(photo from the triple w)

Blue busesserve the major roads between downtown Seoul and satellite cities (bus numbers have 3 digits)
 
Green buses – serve routes between subway stations and nearby residential areas/main bus lines (bus numbers have 4 digits)
Red buses – serve routes between major areas (downtown, Gangnam, Yeongdeungpo, Jamsil) and metropolitan satellite cities (Ilsan, Bundang, Uijeongbu, Yong-in etc.) Bus numbers have 4 digits
 

Yellow buses – serve circular belt roads in the downtown and major metropolitan area. (Bus numbers have 2 digits)

Seoul Bus fare

Bus type
Category
T-money fare
Cash
Blue& Green buses
Adult (ages 19 & up))
900
1,000
Youth (ages 13-18)
720
1,000
Children (ages 6-12)
450
450

Let’s take a look inside Korean bus. Click to enlarge the photo! ^_^

Green Bus #2112

The front door of the bus is the entrance and the door in the middle is the exit.

As you get on the bus, place your T-money (card, phone, accessory) on the sensor. The amount deducted and your balance will de displayed. ^_^

Seoul’s short-haul public buses are installed with GPS devices, allowing them to be tracked by smartphone applications that display arrival time and stops along their routes.
The information is also accessible via the Internet and by dialing a phone number. You can check where the bus is and how much time is left until the bus reaches the stop you are waiting at.

Korean buses are airconditioned in summer and heated in winter. The pre-recorded voice announcement in the buses indicating the upcoming station is in Korean followed by English, and in some cases (major tourist spots) Japanese and Chinese.

To stop the bus at your destination, push one of the stop buttons located along the length of the bus.
There are two T-money sensors at the exit door. Before getting off the bus, place your card on the sensor to calculate the distance of your travel. If you transfer to a subway or another bus within (I’m not so sure of the time) 30 minutes, you’ll not have to pay the basic fare again (if you travel within 10 km). That’s the advantage of having T-money! ^_^

Here’s one helpful site to browse: Seoul Bus Route Map

Oh yeah! I intentionally sat at the back then moved from one seat to another to take photos for you ‘coz I love you all! Charing! Hehehe.. Have a great day, everyone! May God bless us all!

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