The Mayor of Seoul City announced today that Seoul taxi fare will increase starting next week. Just saw this on MBC’s 8 o’clock news program ;p
The current Seoul taxi fare is 2,400 for the first two kilometers and 100 won is added for every 144 meters. This will increase to 3,000 won for the first two kilometers and 100 won added for every 142 meters. Also, the peak time rate is 100 won for every 35 seconds.
For the deluxe (the black ones) and jumbo taxis, the basic rate will be 5,000 won for the first two kilometers and 200 won is added for each additional 164 meters traveled. The peak time rate is 200 won for every 39 seconds.
The new Seoul taxi fare will take effect from October 12 at 4:00 AM.
I don’t often ride taxis, but I’ve always had an interesting experience every time I take one. The taxi drivers are always curious when they have a foreign passenger.