Busan is less than three hours from Seoul on the KTX (bullet train), while normal and express buses leave every hour between Seoul and Busan. Tourists visiting Busan will easily be able to get to all the main tourist sights, beaches and shopping districts via the Busan Subway. Subway tickets generally cost KRW 1,350 for a single or KRW 4,500 for a one-day pass, and further concessions are available for those staying in the city for more than just a weekend. All subway announcements and subway maps are written in Korean and English. The buses are almost as easy to use as the subway. English maps of the bus routes are sometimes not available, so buses are only recommended if you know that the particular bus is going where you want to go. There are also a multitude of taxis ready to travel to most areas of the city. Deluxe taxis are available at a higher price; these taxis are easily recognisable as they are black.
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