Travel safely with Welcome Pickups
Net Safety Score
We’ve introduced a metric indicating how safe travellers feel when using our services during the COVID-19 pandemic. After every ride, we ask each traveller to leave a review.
20 minute gap between transfers
Following each ride, our drivers have at least 20 minutes to thoroughly clean the surfaces of the car and ventilate the cabin.
Regular Car Sanitisation
Our drivers thoroughly sanitise and disinfect cars according to Welcome Safety Protocol
When you book, you can request to have zero contact with the driver during the transfer with just one click. In this case, the driver won’t help you with your luggage or shake hands.
Sanitiser in every car
We provide hand sanitisers and hand wipes for all our travellers. Our drivers have their own sanitiser, which they use before and after every ride
Taxis in Seoul
Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is among the most popular cities to visit, getting over 9 million tourists every year. Moving around Seoul by taxi is easy and fast whilst being the most comfortable transfer option from point A to B. Furthermore, thanks to the currency difference, Seoul taxi fares are considerably low compared to European standards making taxi transfers in Seoul accessible to all. If you want to explore and truly immerse yourself in the local culture without risking getting lost, or simply prefer the comfort private transportation offers, taking a taxi in Seoul is the best option for you.
Nonetheless, if you want to benefit from on-time pickups, 24/7 personalised door-to-door services and friendly, English-speaking local drivers, you can even pre-book your transfers with Welcome Pickups.
Hand picked & english speaking drivers
Same price as a regular Taxi from the line
Drivers are always on time
24/7 Email & Phone support
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Seoul Taxi Prices
Thanks to the currency difference, your taxi service in Seoul will cost next to nothing. The fares are reasonable, whilst regulated throughout the city and the actual cost of your ride is calculated by a taximeter based on the distance travelled. In general, you can expect to pay around €6.00 (KRW 7.8000) for any trip within the city centre.
Taxis in Seoul calculate their fares as follows:
Base Fare – €2.85 (KRW 3.800)
Additional price/km – €0.75 (KRW 1.000)
Waiting time per hour – €9.00 (KRW 12.000)
Rates increase by 20% between 00:00 and 04:00 for all trips within Seoul city centre and longer distances.
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How to get a Taxi in Seoul
Locating your Seoul taxi couldn’t be easier. You can easily call a radio taxi, wave a taxi down the street or find one at the available taxi ranks outside hotels, bus and subway stations, as well as major touristic spots. Remember that Seoul taxis have red led signs on top of the vehicle standing for ‘available’ taxis with the word 빈차 (bin-cha) which means ’empty’. No matter how you choose to get your Seoul taxi service, you shouldn’t wait more than 10 minutes for your driver to arrive and get you to your next desired location. All you need to do is look for the mainly orange (or sometimes grey) taxis with their roof light on, hold out your hand and wait for the driver to pull over to the side of the road to let you in.
If it’s getting dark, or cold and you wish to get back to your hotel in the city fast, you can call a Seoul taxi to come and pick you up while you wait in comfort. Just give the dispatcher your location and wait a few minutes for a driver to arrive. Although many different companies offer this style of pickup service, one of the most popular ones among tourists is International Taxis, reachable at +82 2 1644 2255.
Book your Seoul Transfer in advance with Welcome
Knowing your expenses during your vacation is important for your peace of mind and to ensure you eliminate any travelling stress. Many Seoul taxi companies calculate their fares based on the time and distance travelled, the traffic conditions or even have booking fees and surcharges that may increase your final fare unexpectedly.
If you want to ensure a personalised transfer with trained, English speaking drivers, all at competitive set-rate fares, we recommend booking your ride in advance with Welcome Pickups.
Seoul Taxi Tips
- All taxis in Seoul accept credit, debit and cash payments, as well as Tmoney cards.
- Food, drink and smoking are prohibited during your taxi transfer.
- Bear in mind that an additional fee may apply when you call for a taxi, as opposed to hailing one off the street.
- Seoul taxis come in different colours (orange, blue or yellow - and often black for private vehicles), but they're all easily identifiable by their taxi sign on their roof or the sides of the vehicle.
- Νot all Seoul taxi drivers speak English. For your convenience, it's better to write down your destination or use Google Maps and show it to your driver, to avoid any misunderstandings.
Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Seoul
Seoul is among the world’s most wheelchair accessible cities. In addition, almost all taxis have space to fit wheelchairs or electric scooters for those who have foldable equipment. Further, the Seoul Metropolitan Government has established Seoul Wheelchair Taxi which operates solely accessible vehicles.
If you wish to book a 24/7 fully wheelchair accessible taxi with access ramps and secure tie-downs, you can call +82 2 1588 4388.
Seoul Taxi Safety and Complaints
Taxis in Seoul are reliable and safe, however, the quality of the service may vary depending on the company and the driver you come across. If you feel unsafe, uncomfortable or you realise you have been overcharged for your trip, you should hold onto your taxi receipt, containing all important information, and call the associated company afterwards. Also, you may wish to reach out to the Seoul Tourism Complaint Center on +82 2 1800 9008.