Busan Metro Information
The Busan Metro is a rapid transit system that serves the city of Busan, South Korea. Initially serving just 17 stations in the year 1985, it now has 5 lines serving 121 stations in total. The system is operated by the Busan Transportation Corporation and is 133.4 km long. A popular means of transportation in the city, its daily ridership is 890,108 people (2014). Everything from the directions of the trains to the announcements are made in multiple languages for the convenience of the passengers.
Busan Metro Map
Busan Metro map showing lines and stations. Click on the map to enlarge it or download Busan Metro Map in PDF. For updated / official map, click here.
Busan Metro Timings and Schedule
The metro service starts operation at about 5:00 am in the morning and continue service till around 00:30 am, the next day.
For information on the detailed schedules of the trains according to the lines, you can visit the official website at: http://www.humetro.busan.kr/homepage/english/page/subLocation.do?menu_no=1006010201
Busan Metro Parking
Busan Metro offers cheap park and ride facilities to passengers near most metro stations. Car parking facilities are available during subway opening hours.
For more information on the park and ride facilities available, you can visit the official website at:http://www.humetro.busan.kr/homepage/english/page/subLocation.do?menu_no=1006010706
Busan Metro Fare, Tickets and Hours
The passengers of the metro system, have three different ticket options to choose from. A paper boarding ticket, a traffic card and a season ticket.
The costing of tickets also depends on how many divisions one is travelling through. The metro network has 2 divisions in total. The price of a paper boarding ticket for an adult travelling through 1 section is 1200 won, for an adolescent it is 1050 won and for a multichild family and a child it is 650 won. Whereas, if one has to travel through both the sections, the fare becomes slightly more expensive. For an adult it costs 1500 won, for an adolescent it costs 1200 won and for a multichild family and a child it costs 750 won.
The fares for traffic card users is slightly lesser in comparison with those who use paper boarding tickets. The demarcation of prices is still the same, depending on the number of the sections one travels. The 1 section tickets for an adult cost 1200 won, for an adolescent it costs 950 won and for a child it costs 600 won. The 2 sections tickets however cost 1400 won for an adult, 1100 won for an adolescent and 700 won for a child.
The season tickets are divided into a 1 day pass, a 7 day pass and a 1 month pass. With the 1 day pass, a user can use the metro service any number of times during that day and it costs 4500 won. The 7 day pass, can only be used for a total number of 20 times during the week of purchase and it costs 20000 won. With the 1 month pass, the user can make use of the metro service 60 times for a period of one month, this ticket costs 55,000 won.
Elderly men of the age 65 or above can make use of the metro service for free. This offer stands for the disabled as well.
For more information on the fares, tickets and cards, you can visit the official website at: http://www.humetro.busan.kr/homepage/english/page/subLocation.do?menu_no=100601040101
Busan Metro Rules and Tips
Bicycles are allowed on the trains but only on weekends and holidays. The minimum amount that can be recharged is for 1000 won and a maximum amount of 500,000.
For more information on the rules to be followed while using the metro network, you can visit the official website at: http://www.humetro.busan.kr/homepage/english/page/subLocation.do?menu_no=1006010501#s010501-06
Busan Metro Lines
The Busan Metro system has 5 lines and all the 5 lines are identified by different colors.
● Busan Metro Line 1 – Line 1 was opened between 1985 and 1994. The construction of Line1 started in 1981. Line 1 operates between Sinpyeong and Nopo and the length of the route is 32.5km. Line 1 serves 34 stations and this line is further extending towards Saha-gu which is currently under construction. line1 is orange in color and it uses 8 car trains. A ride through line1 will take 1 hour 2 minutes.
● Busan Metro Line 2 – Line2 was opened in 1999 with 21 stations. Later the line was extended towards the central station between Seomyeon and Geumnyeonsan and it was opened in 2001. Line2 runs from east to west from Jangsan to Yangsan. The length of the route is 45.2km and the route serves 42 stations. Line2 runs along the shores of Haeundae and Gwanganli and further towards the north of Yangsan. Line 2 will be further extended towards east and the planning is going on. Once the extension work is completed, 4 new stations will be opened more.
● Busan Metro Line 3 – Line 3 started service in 2005 and the length of the route is 18.3km. Line 3 operates between Suyeong and Daejeo serving 17 stations. The construction of line 3 began in 1997 but the opening was delayed many times. Line 3 uses 4 car, train and the second phase of this line was split to line4.
● Busan Metro Line 4 – line4 is also called by the name Bansong line and it serves north central and northeastern part of Busan population. Line 4 is 10.8 km long and the metro train operates between Minam and Anpyeong. Line 4 serves 14 stations, 8 stations are built underground, 1 ground level and 5 stations above the ground. Line 4 uses automated guideway transit technology.
● Busan Metro Line 5 – Line5 is a light metro system which is known by the name BGL. BGL operates between the route Sasang and Kaya university. The line connects the city of Busan to the neighboring city of Gimhae. The line was opened in 2011 and the length of the line is 23.4. The line serves 21 stations and metro riders can easily transfer to line3 and line2 from this line.