How Do I Recharge My T-Money Card?

T-Money Card (Salgu Wissmath/ The Sejong Dish)

T-Money Card (Salgu Wissmath/ The Sejong Dish)

Don’t have a T-money card, or have a T-money card and don’t know how to use it? Here’s what you need to know.

Buy It

  •  You can buy a T-money card at almost any convenience store in Korea such as CU or GS25
  • The basic card is about 3,000 won
  • You can also get a cute card that hangs like a key chain off of your phone or bag for around 5,000-10,000 won.

Recharge It

  • You can  recharge a T-money card at almost any convenience store in Korea.
  • There is a card scanner which should have the T-money symbol on it near the cash register
  • Simply set your card on the designated area, and tell the cashier how much money you want on the card.
  • Just be sure to bring cash since it’s the only way to pay.
  • You can also recharge a T-money card in most subway stations at the same machine you would buy your ticket.

Use It

  • You can use your T-money card on any bus or subway in Korea with just a swipe over the scanner.
  • T-money card users get a slight discount on bus and subway fare, and the T-money card is extremely useful when transferring buses or from the bus to the subway as the transfer fee is significantly less.
  • Some taxis also take T-money cards; just look for the T-money card symbol.

About Becky Crossen

Becky Crossen was born in Indiana but moved to Nebraska at fifteen. She graduated from Grace University in Nebraska with a degree in Elementary Education. She arrived in Korea in February of 2013. Her hobbies and interests include reading, pencil drawing, painting, watching movies, hanging with friends, and nail art. Something she has always wanted to try is paintballing. View all posts by Becky Crossen →

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