What You Need to Know About Plugs and Adapters in South Korea

What You Need to Know About Plugs and Adapters in South Korea

Traveling to Korea? Get your universal travel adapter here.

The Rundown

  • Power outlets or plugs in South Korea have two (2) round holes (classified as Type F).

  • If you're set on buying an adapter in Korea, prepare around ₩10,000 (around ₱500 or $9.27).

  • If you want to buy your adapter online before your trip, consider this one, which only costs $7.95.

  • Renting a pocket Wifi device in Korea? You can book your 4G portable Wifi router here.

Also read: How to Apply for a Korean Visa: Requirements & Accredited Travel Agencies

Sockets in South Korea

Plugs in South Korea have two round holes. Image credit:  110220volts Store

Plugs in South Korea have two round holes. Image credit: 110220volts Store

Power plugs or sockets in South Korea are classified as Type F or having two (2) round holes. The standard voltage is 220 volts at 60 hertz.

If you have no universal adapter or unable to bring one for your Korea trip, you may easily purchase an adapter that will be suitable for your trip.

Where to Get an Adapter in South Korea

Adapter in South Korea.

Adapter in South Korea.

You will easily find a suitable plug adapter in any convenience store inside the airport or in the city. They usually sell it for the price of ₩10,000 (around ₱500 or $9.27)give or take.

You may also rent one out from your host or hotel. Some would lease it for free, although you might have to put down a deposit of around ₩8,000 (₱350 or $7.4).

Alternatively, you can purchase this all-in-one wall charger or universal travel adapter online to get your phones and laptops juiced up. This item is compatible for use in over 150 countries, including South Korea.

Charging in the Airport

Did you Netflix your way to South Korea and lost precious battery life? Don't worry, there are several complimentary charging stations that you can use inside Incheon International Airport. 

Charging in Cafés in South Korea

Most cafés in South Korea have a reasonable number of sockets. If you plan to work or lounge around with your devices for 5-6 hours, running out of battery should not be a concern.


BOOK YOUR TRIP!

Don’t forget to get a pocket Wifi! Check out this KT Olleh 4G Wifi Egg that you can easily book for your trip!

Must-have for your Korea trip! Screengrab from  Klook

Must-have for your Korea trip! Screengrab from Klook

  • PRICE: ₱377 or $7.2 per day, without the discount

  • Enjoy unlimited 4G Wifi coverage across Korea on a pay-per-day basis with the KT Olleh Pocket Wifi device!

  • Connect up to three (3) devices on the same 4G Pocket Wifi for Korea.

TIPS!

  • It's a known fact that some phones just die in the cold, like the iPhone. If you take one out especially during winter, you will most likely find its battery life diminishing quickly. Which means no selfies or scenic snaps. Which means your Instagram followers will be left hanging. So be prepared. Always bring your portable power bank with you or you might have to run to a nearby café to revive your phone.

  • If you’re working on a tight budget for your South Korea trip, you can always ask your hotel or hostel if they can loan you an adapter.


Reference

If you want to be completely sure about adapters in South Korea, you will find more information here.

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