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Seoul Taxi

Useful Information and Tips for your Seoul Taxi

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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.

TRAINED DRIVERS

Hand picked & english speaking drivers

LOW PRICES

Same price as a regular Taxi from the line

FLIGHT MONITORING

Drivers are always on time

QUALITY SUPPORT

24/7 Email & Phone support

How much does a taxi cost?

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
Duration
GMP TO SEOUL
11.30 €
13.50 €
25
SEOUL CITY CENTRE TO BUKCHON HANOK
6.00 €
7.20 €
4
orange taxis with signature sign on roof driving in a busy street
Taxis in Seoul

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. 

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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

  1. All taxis in Seoul accept credit, debit and cash payments, as well as Tmoney cards.
  2. Food, drink and smoking are prohibited during your taxi transfer.
  3. Bear in mind that an additional fee may apply when you call for a taxi, as opposed to hailing one off the street.
  4. 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. 
  5. 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.

Frequently asked questions

Are taxis expensive in Seoul?

Surprisingly, taxis in Seoul are often cheaper than other transportation modes in the city – especially if you’re travelling in a group. In general, you can expect to pay around €6.00 (KRW 7.8000) for any trip within the city centre, yet, bear in mind that an additional 20% charge applies between 00:00 and 04:00 for all trips.

If you want to prevent unexpected charges and ensure a world-class ride with a local English-speaking driver at a competitive set-rate fare, you can consider booking your taxi with Welcome Pickups.

How do you call a taxi in Seoul?

A popular taxi dispatch option among travellers in Seoul is International Taxis, reachable at +82 2 1644 2255, due to their wider availability of drivers who speak more than one language.

Bear in mind that calling a Seoul taxi and requesting a pickup has a small additional charge on top of the base fare, which varies between different companies. The great news is, you shouldn’t wait more than 10 minutes for your driver to arrive and pick you up.

How much do taxis cost in Seoul?

Seoul taxis calculate their fares based on the time and distance travelled. Thanks to the currency difference, your taxi in Seoul will be pretty affordable and in general, you should expect to pay around  €6.00 (KRW 7.8000) for any trip within the city centre. Also, keep in mind there is a 20% price increase between 00:00 and 04:00 for all trips.

In any case, if you love the peace of mind a fixed fare provides, as opposed to a taximeter calculation, then booking your ride ahead of time is the way to go!

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