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Living In Korea – Cashbee Card For Transport

Living in Korea can be very confusing at times. I’ve decided to make a slight change to this blog and start writing about what it’s like to live abroad. One of the things you need to get your head around around when living in Korea is the public transport. Although it’s extremely convenient, it’s really hard to get familiar with. Also, finding out how to pay for public transport can be a mystery at first.

Living In Korea – What is a Cashbee Card?

When you’ve just arrived in Korea, you won’t be able to use your card from back home to pay your bus fares. This can be remedied with a Cashbee card. Which you can put money into and pay for public transport. You can even use it to pay taxi fares as well.

Where to get a Cashbee Card?

You can easily buy a Cashbee card at any convenience store like 7-Eleven or GS25. Just say you want to buy a Cashbee card and they’ll sort it out for you. It only costs 2500 won which is just over a quid. You can also head into a convenience store with some cash when you want to put money into your Cashbee card.

Where Can I use a Cashbee Card?

If you don’t have a card from a Korean bank account, a Cashbee card is extremely convenient for paying bus fares. Not all buses take cash for fares, but everywhere I have been, they take Cashbee card as payment. You just tap your card every time you board a bus.

It’s also possible to use your Cashbee card to pay for using the metro systems. The metro systems in Busan, Seoul and Daegu can be confusing at first. However, you can just tap your card at the barriers like it’s an Oyster card. This is super convenient as it saves the hassle of buying individual tickets.

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