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  • M-pass Card 01
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【 Photo: MPASS card (Credit: Korea Smart Card Co., Ltd.) 】

Metropolitan Pass, or MPASS, is a transportation card exclusively for international tourists traveling in the Seoul metropolitan area and Jeju. The pass offers 20 rides a day for the duration of the pass. Additional funds can be loaded to MPASS to be used as a Tmoney card.
* Please note that MPASS cannot be used to pay for taxis and may not be accepted at convenience stores.

Card Types and Pricelist

MPASS comes in five different durations: 1-day, 2-day, 3-day, 5-day, and 7-day passes. MPASS will be registered as day one upon its first use and will be valid until midnight of the last day. MPASS can be purchased with Korean cash only.

Card Duration and Price
Card Duration Price Discounted price (after 17:00)
1-day pass 15,000 won 12,000 won
2-day pass 23,000 won 20,000 won
3-day pass 30,500 won 27,500 won
5-day pass 47,500 won 44,500 won
7-day pass 64,500 won 61,500 won

Areas of use

Subway lines, airport railroad all-stop train, Seoul city buses (mainline buses, branch buses, circulation buses, village buses, night buses), Jeju city buses

Retail & refund locations:

Travelers can purchase or receive card refunds from the areas listed below. Refund applies to the card fee and remaining balance loaded in the card; 500 won will be charged for the refund service.
* MPASS prices include a 5,000 won deposit. When the card is returned, users will receive a 4,500 won refund.

Incheon International Airport

- Tourist Information Center: Passenger Terminal 1, 1F, In front of Gates 5 & 10 / 07:00-22:00
- Airport Railroad Travel Center: Passenger Terminal 1, B1, In front of Airport Railroad All Stop Train Gate (purchase only) / 05:30-23:00
* Refunds at the airport can only be made at the Tourist Information Center.


- Seoul Station Tmoney Town : 1F, Seoul City Tower near Seoul Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, 4, AREX), Exit 10 / 09:00-18:00
- Myeong-dong Tourist Information Center: In front of Euljiro 1(il)-ga Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 5 / 09:00-18:00

MPASS website: (Korean, English)

Discover Seoul Pass

  • Discover Seoul Pass
  • Discover Seoul Pass
  • Discover Seoul Pass
【 Photo: Discover Seoul Pass 24-, 48-, and 72-hour cards / Mobile pass (Credit: Seoul Tourism Marketing Co.) 】

Discover Seoul Pass is a card that functions as a Tmoney card and a free admission pass to major tourist attractions in Seoul. The card comes in three types, ranging from 24-hours to 72-hours, allowing travelers to freely choose and use the card according to their itinerary. The card also provides discount benefits for watching cultural performances and shopping at duty free shops are also available. In addition, users can load the card to use as a Tmoney card for public transportation. Travelers can check the card's remaining hours and affiliated attractions by using the Discover Seoul Pass app.

The app also allows for use as a mobile pass! Travelers can conveniently purchase the pass through their phone to use right away. Additional benefits include 24-hours use of the Seoul city's public bicycles, a one-way ride on the Airport Express Train from Incheon to Seoul, and one free ride on a Seoul City Tour.

 * Hardcopy card users can only use the app to check the remaining time and information about tourist attractions.


24-hour pass 39,900 won / 48-hour pass 55,000 won / 72-hour pass 70,000 won

 * Same rates apply when purchasing as a mobile pass.
 * Mobile pass cannot be used as a Tmoney card

Retail locations

• Select attractions and hotels within Seoul, airports and AREX locations
* Locations subject to change; refer to website for details

Reload & refund locations

• Tmoney Card function reload locations: Convenience stores and card reload devices or Tmoney service desks at subway stations
• Tmoney Card refund locations
- Balance of 30,000 won or less: Convenience stores and Tmoney service desks at subway stations
- Balance of 50,000 won or less: Tmoney service desks at subway stations
* Refund available with a service charge of 500 won. Travelers are advised to load their card in small amounts as refund process for over 50,000 won can be complicated and time-consuming.

* Refund not available in the case of lost cards

App instructions:

Download Discover Seoul Pass app from Google Play or Apple App Store → Scan the QR code or input the code indicated under the QR code on your Discover Seoul Pass card → Your card and the app will be in sync

* App is available in Korean, English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese based on the user's phone language setting 

Discover Seoul Pass website: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

This page was last updated on September 19, 2019, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here.