Travel Tips

Get Discounts on your Trip to South Korea!

Nothing feels more rewarding than being able to economize your trip. To which you might have been already saving money for years to make it happen. And sometimes, you still do not have spare money to spend as much as you want. We understand this feeling. And this is why we are about to teach you how to get the greatest discounts on your trip to South Korea!

South Korea is undoubtedly a country that has been added to the bucket list of many travelers. Because of many reasons. Such as their interesting culture, history, architecture, entertainment industry, etc.

And that is why, the country has developed different types of memberships. So the tourists, can get lots of discounts and enjoy their travel as its best!

Now, we are about to introduce you to some of them!


Save money on your trip

South Korea, has definitely become one of the most popular countries to travel. That is the reason to why the country has developed vast of apps to benefit their tourists.

With these, you can get cheap prices, great discounts and deals!

With this in mind, let us introduce you to these apps and membership cards. So you can get the best discounts on your trip to South Korea!


Discover Seoul Pass

Discover Seoul Pass

This is for sure the most popular method to enjoy discounts as a tourist. Because of how convenient it is. You can even get free admission to some places!

How it works, is that you need to choose for how many hours you want to use it. Since there are cards that only work for 24 hours, 48 hours or 72 hours. And for that amount of hours, you will be able to use all the discounts that you can. For performances, duty free shops, and more. Plus, you can still get some additional discounts after it has expired.

As we mentioned before, you get free admission to some places and attractions. Such as the Trickeye museum, to the Royal palaces, N Seoul Tower, etc.

In addition, you can use it as a transportation card (T-money). And you get a free one-way train ticket to the airport!

As for the prices, it might appear to be expensive. But the truth is that if you use it for the whole hours, you will be able to save a lot of money!

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We assure you that it is worth to get it! Because some attractions that tend to be on the expensive side, are free with this card! For example, the admission to some amusement parks such as Lotte World Adventure.

Korea Tour Card


This is an exclusive card for foreign tourists. Which will allow you to use public transportation in a convenient way. Plus it gives you discount of some tourist spots, shopping centers, restaurants and theaters. But the best thing, is that it is only ₩4000!

Since it is a T-money card, you can top up till ₩500,000. And you can get a refund of the money that it is left once you finish traveling.

To use it, you just need to tap it just as if it was a transit card (T-money).

There is also a mobile phone version. Where instead of buying the card, you will use your phone directly as a T-money. In other words, you wont have to buy the card. You just need to top up the app with money to use it. However, it is only available for android users. You can find it here.

It is worth to mention, that this card can be used in some other cities than Seoul. Although is another type of card named Namhaean Card. As shown below.


You can read more about the benefits of this card here.

Seoul Pass

Seoul PASS

In this app, you can find vast of activities to do in South Korea. Such as ‘Running Man Experience’, ‘Trick Eye Museum’, and more! Plus you can book the tickets through it.

But what I like the most, is that you can even find different type of cultural classes. So you can experience the korean culture on firsthand and learn more about it. For example, there are cooking classes! Where you can learn how to prepare some of their typical dishes. And there are DIY classes too. Where you can learn how to do various handmade items by yourself. And if you are a K-pop fan, you will be able to enroll in K-pop dance classes as well!

But these are not the only things that this great app offers. Here, you can also buy entrance tickets for popular amusement parks such as Everland, book tours, hotel rooms and buy transportation tickets!

Also, you can make a reservation in some restaurants. And get a SIM card as well.

As for the prices, most of them are affordable. Because of all the discounts that this app has. With this, you will be able to save a lot of money for sure.

But the most convenient part of using this, is that you do not need to print anything. With this I mean that once you book something, you will just need to show the QR code that is in the app.
And then, you are ready to go!

Visit Seoul

Visit Seoul

This app is not especifically to get cheap prices, but to find the best tourist spots of the city. Because of this, it is pretty useful if you plan to travel to Seoul.

But the main reason to why we recommend you to download it, is because you can find all the information on Tax Refund. Since foreign tourists can receive a refund of domestic tax from the tax free stores. In case you plan to spend a lot of money, you might want to get this app then.

In addition, there is a section called ‘Medical Tourism’. Where you can read a list of some of the hospitals that give service to tourists. Such as plastic surgery hospitals, dermatology, etc.


A great way to get discounts on your trip to South Korea, is for sure to take advantage of all the benefits that the country has created for foreigner tourists! Because this way, you will be able to save a lot of money.

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🇲🇽 Fernanda L. Negrete

Fernanda is an integral designer and korean language student. Who wants to share about her travel experiences and korean history.