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How to ride a local bus

A bus fare can be paid in cash or by transportation card (used to pay both bus and metro fares) upon boarding the bus.
To indicate you want to get off, push the button on the wall. Get off using the back door.
Note that the cash fare is higher than the transportation card fare. In addition, those who pay in cash are unable to receive a transfer discount.

Bus Fare (Currency : won)

Fares Effective - since November 23, 2013

City

Express

Adult
(ages 19+)

Teenagers (ages 13 to 19)

Children and Youth (ages 6 to 13)

Adult
(ages 19+)

Teenagers (ages 13 to 19)

Children and Youth (ages 6 to 13)

Cash Fare

1,300

900

400

1,800

1,700

1,300

Transportation Card

1,200

800

350

1,700

1,350

1,200

※ Late-night extra charge: 400 won for adult, 200 won for youth, 200 won for children
※ Free for a maximum of two accompanied children under the age of 6

Public Transportation Transfer System in Busan

The public transportation transfer system in Busan applies to local buses, the metro and village/neighborhood buses.
Up to 2 free transfers within 30 minutes from the time you get off the previous means of transportation. You only need to pay the highest transportation fare used.

e.g. Metro one section (1,200 won) → local bus (1,200 won) → express bus (1,700 won) : 1,200 + 0 + 500 = 1,700 won (2,400 won off)

*In case of the Transportation Card, the free transfer is possible within 30 minutes from getting off.
However, the passenger must touch the card on the card reading machine when exiting. (Up to 2 transfers possible, except the same route for buses and transfers between the metro)

Local Bus photo

The transportation card can be purchased or recharged at convenience stores and metro stations.

BIS (Bus Information System)

It is the cutting-edge transportation system which informs riding passengers, drivers and waiting passengers at the bus stop of the bus’s location and the estimated arrival time, etc. through the wired and wireless communications equipment and GPS (Global Position System).

BIS can be found on the Busan Bus Information Management System website http://bus.busan.go.kr (currently only in Korean), mobile app. and BIT(Bus Information Terminal) installed at bus stops.

  • Website Website
  • Mobile website Mobile website
  • Mobile App Mobile App
bus information terminal (bit)