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How much to put on a t money card for family of 4?

Rochester, New York
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How much to put on a t money card for family of 4?

We will be in Seoul Jan 2-4 and then 9-12. Most of the time there will be 4 of us (sometimes 5)

How much should we put on a card? Also, this card is ONLY for Seoul? Can we use it for the airport to our hotel or vice versa? (we'll stay in Mapo-gu two nights and either Myeongdong or Jongno for 3 nights then go back to the airport).

We do plan to visit Hondgae Jan 3, and then around Myeongdong and Jongno Jan 10, 11 and Gangnam at some point as well.

We will also take a train to Daegu...do these cards work in other cities? Or for the train to other cities?

Can taxi's take 4 ppl? Is that the max?

9 replies to this topic
California
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1. Re: How much to put on a t money card for family of 4?

Each person must have own T-money card. Should be able to use on local transportation nation wide.

Rochester, New York
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2. Re: How much to put on a t money card for family of 4?

Oh! Didn't know that. OK, so we need four cards! Wow, good to know. Have no idea how much to put on them, though!

Tampa, FL
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3. Re: How much to put on a t money card for family of 4?

Put w10,000’on each and reload if you find you need more. For the public bus and subway each person swipes on AND off. T-money can not be used for the AREX. T-money can be used outside of Seoul. Most taxi’s take t-money if their swiller is working. Some will tell Americans is isn’t working when it does work. Most taxis are Hyundai Sonatas so three passengers in the back, one in front. Half of the trunk is taken by an extra fuel tank so can only hold one mid-size suitcase and maybe a small duffel.

Seoul, South Korea
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4. Re: How much to put on a t money card for family of 4?

I'd put 30,000W on it. You can pay for a variety of stuff like convenience store, fast food, taxis if you don't use it all up on the subway.

You can use T-Money cards in other cities bus/subway, too.

Anyang, South Korea
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5. Re: How much to put on a t money card for family of 4?

It works nationwide And requires an individual card.

I suggest do not overload it as if it misses your money is gone, Its easy to recharge it in subway stations. Charge as required, I usually do 10000.

Initial days I used to charge 30k or 50k but missed two if it.

Seoul, South Korea
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6. Re: How much to put on a t money card for family of 4?

Also not sure if you have kids - but if you go and show some kind of ID with birth you can get kid discount rate.

Phnom Penh
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7. Re: How much to put on a t money card for family of 4?

What is the discount rate for Kid? The price of t-money card or when I buy things at the stores using the t-money card?

Can I use passport of my kid for her birth verification?

Kind regards

Rochester, New York
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8. Re: How much to put on a t money card for family of 4?

We have our daughters with us but they are 20 and 23...ha!

Thanks for the help!

Sydney
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9. Re: How much to put on a t money card for family of 4?

Figure on 3 average train trips a day, so around 5,000w per day per person.

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