Are you visiting Jeju for the first time and plan to take public transportation?
Keep reading for steps by steps on how to buy a bus card, charge the bus card, and make your way around Jeju by public transportation.
If you would like to pick up a bus pass, called T-Money Card (티머니), at Jeju International Airport, then you can go to the convenient store 7-Eleven and do so. The cashier there knows English and Chinese, so you won’t need to know Korean to buy it.
All convenient stores in Jeju can help you get a T-money card and charge it.
The cost of a basic T-money card is 2,500 Korean Won. You can purchase it using card or cash. It fits right in your wallet, and is sensitive enough that you can tap it without needing to pull it out of your wallet every time you want to use it.
After buying the card, you can charge it with cash. Just put in on the machine, and tell the cashier how much money you want to deposit into the card.
There is no credit card option for charging a T-Money card. You need to put at least 1,000 Korean Won on the card. The amount on your card will show after you charge it. You can ask for a receipt.
General bus fare costs 1, 150 Won per person if you use a T-money card. If you use cash, it’ll cost 1,200 Won.
When you take a bus, get on at the front door. To get off, use the back door.
The bus has a screen that shows you the current stop and the next stop.
There is also a route map for you to see where you are and where the bus will be stopping.
As your bus stop approaches, press the STOP button. All the stop buttons on the bus will light up if someone presses the stop button so that the bus driver knows to open the back door for passengers to get off.
Once you tap your T-money card on the sensor as you prepare to exit, you have a 30-minute window to transfer to another bus for free. Once 30 minutes pass, or if you forget to tap you card, you will be charged the full fare when you take another bus.
There are many buses around Jeju, so you can save time and money if you invest in a T-money card to use on public transportation instead of using cash.
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