Without the Seoul Metropolitan Subway, traveling around Seoul will be quite difficult for first-time visitors.
But thanks to "the best subway system in the world" according to Jalopnik.com
, it is quite easy traveling around the capital city of South Korea without speaking any Korean.
Every subway station has signs in Korean and English, if not also in Chinese and Japanese.
It usually costs between $1 and $2 USD to use the metro.
Trains arrive fairly often and they are really clean, fast, and modern-looking compared to many other metro systems in other countries.
The only downside is that there are way too many passengers using the Seoul Subway System during rush hours.
The busy lines can be packed with passengers so much that there won't be enough space inside the trains for one more person.
Line 1 and Line 2 are the oldest and most used lines, followed by Line 4, Line 7, and Line 9.
(Some people avoid using them whenever possible because they are quite slow, problematic, and too overloaded with passengers.)
Not only using the subway system in Seoul is quite intuitive and easy to follow, it also connects Seoul with other cities such as Incheon, Suwon, Chuncheon, Ilsan, and Uijeongbu.
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