Busan is a mere three hours from Seoul on the KTX (bullet train), while normal and express buses leave every hour between Seoul and Busan. There is an easy-to-use integrated bus and subway system that connects all parts of the city. 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 KRW1,300, or KRW4,500 for a one-day pass, 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, English, Chinese and Japanese. The buses are almost as easy to use as the subway. English maps of the bus routes are sometimes not available and often inaccessible, so busses 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 also available at a higher price; these taxis are easily recognisable as they are black and red coloured. Visitors using taxis to get around Busan should always insist on the meter.
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