K-Pass, A Public Transportation Reimbursement Program, Is Set To Begin

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure And Transport Of Korea Announced That The K-Pass, Which Was Scheduled To Be Implemented From July This Year

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of Korea announced that the K-Pass, which was scheduled to be implemented from July this year, will be implemented two months earlier to ease the burden of public transportation costs.

The K-Pass is a transportation card that allows users to receive a certain percentage of their expenses back the following month if they regularly use public transportation such as city buses and subways more than 15 times a month. The reimbursement rate is 20% for the general public, 30% for young adults (aged 19-34), and 53% for low-income people.

How to apply

Starting in May, you can apply through the K-Pass official website/app or the websites of 11 card companies (Shinhan, Hana, Woori, Hyundai, Samsung, BC, Kookmin, Nonghyup, T Money, EB Card Corporation, DGB Pay).

Reimbursement Methods

Reimburse users directly via cash, miles, card deductions, and more.

Extra information

– Eligible vehicles include city buses, subways, and local buses, but excludes high-speed rail and express buses.
– It’s available virtually nationwide, with the exception of a few municipalities with populations of 100,000 or less.

Seoul’s Climate Card VS K-Pass ?

🔺Climate Card
– Only valid for travel from Seoul
– Not valid for wide-area buses or metro Shinbudang Line
– Unlimited use for a flat rate of 65,000 won per month
– Good for people who use subway and bus within Seoul

– Can be used anywhere in the country
– It reimburses you for the amount you spend
– Good for those who travel outside of Seoul


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