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Seoul Public Bike Sharing: ‘Ttareungyi’

In Seoul, you can utilize the public bike-sharing service called “Ttareungyi.” By registering on the application, anyone can easily use this service, which can be considered a privilege of Seoul citizens.

Ttareungyi is a public bike operated by the city of Seoul, known for its accessibility. Moreover, the prices are quite reasonable. It’s only 1,000 KRW for an hour, and if you use a monthly pass, it’s even more cost-effective. Here are the usage fees for Ttareungyi:

“Regular Pass Prices”

  • 60-minute pass: 1,000 KRW
  • 120-minute pass: 20,000 KRW

“Monthly Pass Prices”

  • 7-day pass: 60 minutes – 3,000 KRW
  • 7-day pass: 120 minutes – 4,000 KRW
  • 30-day pass: 50 minutes – 5,000 KRW
  • 30-day pass: 120 minutes – 7,000 KRW
  • 180-day pass: 60 minutes – 15,000 KRW
  • 180-day pass: 120 minutes – 20,000 KRW
  • 365-day pass: 60 minutes – 30,000 KRW
  • 365-day pass: 120 minutes – 40,000 KRW

As you can see, getting a monthly pass is much more cost-effective than using a regular pass. Personally, I have a 180-day pass for 2 hours. I don’t use it every day, just whenever I feel like it, but I still find it to be a worthwhile payment plan.

By paying 20,000 KRW in advance, even if you use it a little bit every day, you can conveniently use the bike whenever you need it.

“How to Use Public Bike ‘Ttareungyi'”

Using Ttareungyi is straightforward. At bike stations located all over Seoul, there are bikes with QR codes. Simply scan the QR code with your phone after turning on the app and pressing the “Rent” button. The QR code can be found on the basket side and the rear wheel frame of the bike. After scanning, the lock will be released, allowing you to use the bike.

“How to Return the Bike”

Returning the bike after use is also easy. Go near a bike station, lower the lock located on the back wheel, and lock it. This completes the return process.

Occasionally, there may be errors in bike return. In such cases, you can call the customer center to request return. The customer center’s phone number can be found below.

“Use for 1 or 2 hours, multiple times.”

Depending on the type of pass you purchased, if you have a 1-hour pass, you can return the bike every hour and rent another one to continue using it. With a 2-hour pass, you can return and reuse the bike every 2 hours.

You can use the bike multiple times in a day without incurring additional charges. However, there are cases where additional charges may apply, specifically if you use the bike for 1 or 2 hours continuously. In such cases, extra fees will be charged based on the duration, which will be deducted from your registered card.

For more detailed information about the public bike-sharing service ‘Ttareungyi’ provided by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, you can visit the following:

“Seoul Public Bike, Ttareungyi”