DEALS: South Korea Pocket Wifi & Other Essentials to Book

DEALS: South Korea Pocket Wifi & Other Essentials to Book

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The Rundown

  • Getting ready to visit Korea? We’ve listed the things to book for your trip!

  • Included in this list are South Korea pocket Wifi options, tourist passes, transportation cards, as well as airport transfers.

  • Price displays and reviews are also provided to help you decide which items to buy.

  • If you’re planning to visit Everland, make sure to book your shuttle transfers ahead! You can easily check the rates here.

Also read: Applying For a Korean Visa Through an Accredited Travel Agency

Must-have Items for Your Korea Trip

If you’ll visit Seoul soon, here are the the items to book to help you have a smooth and hassle-free trip:

1. 4G/LTE South Korea SIM Card (Unlimited Data)

If you’re a solo traveler or are traveling with a buddy, you'd need a Korea SIM Card to find your way and stay connected. With KT Olleh, you’ll have the option to book an unlimited data plan for 1, 5, 10, and 30 days. Here’s how much the cheapest data plan costs:

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🏷 PRICE of a 4G/LTE South Korea SIM Card with Unlimited Data: ₱2,180 or $42.1 for the 10-day unlimited data plan, when not discounted.

You can conveniently pick up your Korea SIM Card at the following locations:

  • Incheon International Airport Terminal 1

    • 1/F Gate 6-7 (open 24/7)

    • 1/F Gate 8-9 (7am-9pm)

    • 1/F Gate 10-11 (6am-10pm)

  • Incheon International Airport Terminal 2

    • 1/F Gate 2-3 (open 24/7)

  • Gimhae International Airport (Busan)

    • 1/F Gate 3 (6am-10pm daily)

  • Busan Harbor International Passenger Terminal

    • 2/F Gate 4 (6:30am-7:30pm daily)

  • Gimpo International Airport (Seoul)

    • 1/F Gate 1 (7am-11pm daily)

Here’s a review that we got from the booking page of the 4G/LTE KT Olleh Data SIM Card for South Korea:

‘[Can] upload instagram stories anytime, anywhere. Did not get lost [‘cause] I can search on Naver maps immediately. THIS IS A MUST WHENEVER YOU TRAVEL TO KOREA…’

4G/LTE KT Olleh Data SIM Card for South Korea Review

 

2. 4G KT Olleh South Korea Pocket Wifi (Unlimited Data)

If you're traveling with your friends or family, you can rent a South Korea pocket Wifi to make sure everyone’s connected. With KT Olleh’s Wifi egg, you can freely choose the number of days you'd want to rent it for and connect up to three (3) devices.

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🏷 RENTAL PRICE of 4G KT Olleh South Korea Pocket Wifi (Unlimited Data): ₱360 or $7, if not discounted!

You can conveniently pick up your Korea pocket Wifi at the following locations:

  • Incheon International Airport Terminal 1

    • 1/F Gate 6-7 (open 24/7)

    • 1/F Gate 8-9 (7am-9pm)

    • 1/F Gate 10-11 (6am-10pm)

  • Incheon International Airport Terminal 2

    • 1/F Gate 2-3 (open 24/7)

  • Gimhae International Airport (Busan)

    • 1/F Gate 3 (6am-10pm daily)

  • Busan Harbor International Passenger Terminal

    • 2/F Gate 4 (6:30am-7:30pm daily)

  • Gimpo International Airport (Seoul)

    • 1/F Gate 1 (7am-11pm daily)

Here are some reviews that we got from the booking page of the 4G KT Olleh South Korea Pocket Wifi:

‘Easy to pick up at the Airport; just present your voucher. Pocket WiFi helped us navigate throughout Seoul. The battery is good. Signal is also okay. There are a lot of places to drop the device back at the Airport when returning it.’

4G KT Olleh South Korea Pocket Wifi (Unlimited Data) Review

‘Toured around Korea last Dec 2017 and there was no problem getting around Seoul…thanks to this powerful wifi. There was no downtime… The battery was good for a day or two and shareable with my friends too! Definitely recommending this!’

4G KT Olleh South Korea Pocket Wifi Review: Klook

3. 4G Widemobile South Korea Pocket Wifi

If you are traveling with a larger group or are looking for an alternative to the KT Olleh Wifi Egg, you can also rent the 4G South Korea pocket Wifi by Widemobile. With this baby, you can connect up to five (5) devices!

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🏷 DAILY RENTAL RATES of 4G Widemobile South Korea pocket Wifi: ₱216 or $4.06, if not discounted!

You can conveniently pick your booked Widemobile South Korea pocket Wifi at the following locations:

  • Incheon Airport Terminal 1

    • Widemobile Global Roaming Center at 1/F Gate 7 (open 24/7)

  • Incheon Airport Terminal 2

    • Widemobile Global Roaming Center at 1/F Gate 1 (open 24/7)

  • Gimhae International Airport (Busan)

    • Widemobile Global Roaming Center at 1/F Gate 3 (5:30am-10:30pm daily)

  • Busan Harbor International Passenger Terminal

    • Widemobile Global Roaming Center at 1/F Gate 3 (5:30am-10:30pm daily)

  • Gimpo International Airport (Seoul)

    • Widemobile Global Roaming Center at 3/F across 7-Eleven (6am-10pm daily)

    • For drop-off during 10:00pm-6:00am, you can use the Widemobile box located in front of Woori Bank at the 1/Floor

  • Daegu Airport

    • Widemobile Global Roaming Center at 1/F Gate 3 (open 6am-10pm)

  • Cheongju Airport

    • Widemobile Global Roaming Center at 1/F Gate 3 (open 8:30am-10pm)

  • Busan Harbor International Passenger Terminal

    • Widemobile Global Roaming Center at 2/F Arrival Area in front of escalator (6:30am-7:30pm)

    • The opening hours may change according to the ferry schedule

Here are some reviews that we got from the booking page of the 4G Widemobile South Korea Pocket Wifi:

‘So easy to use and staff in the airport was very helpful and kind. Very convenient. Will definitely get one again.’

4G Widemobile South Korea pocket Wifi review

‘Very fast and reliable connection in Seoul, Busan and while in transit back and forth. Also, doesn’t take too long to charge and lasted a day with me with 3-4 devices. Thank you!

4G Widemobile South Korea pocket Wifi review: Klook

4. AREX Incheon to Seoul Train Ticket (Airport Express)

Aside from considering internet or connectivity options, make sure to plan how you want to go from Incheon International Airport to Seoul city proper. For convenience (and a discount!), you can book your AREX or Airport Express train tickets online here. The tickets may be for the following routes: Incheon to Seoul station or Seoul to Incheon airport. Here are more details:

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🏷 TICKET PRICE for AREX Train from Incheon to Seoul or Seoul to Incheon: ₱360 or $7, if not discounted!

Here’s the product description for the AREX Train from Incheon to Seoul:

  • AREX is the fastest way to get from Incheon Airport to Seoul Station — only 43 minutes!

  • Your one-way Airport Express train ticket can be used from Seoul city center or from Incheon Airport.

  • Be in complete control of your time with a convenient schedule and frequent departures.

  • Pick up your Incheon Airport Express train ticket at Seoul Station or Incheon International Airport.

Here are some customer reviews for the AREX train that we got from the booking page:

‘It was my first time visiting Seoul and I was recommended by my friends to purchase Arex Incheon Airport Express Train One Way Ticket… The process was easy. Everything was going on smoothly and riding inside the Arex Express Train is exciting and fun…’

AREX Incheon to Seoul Train Ticket (Airport Express): Review

‘The Arex incheon express is pretty comfortable as compared with the all stop train. Every passenger got his own comfortable spacious seat and the train looks new…’

AREX Incheon to Seoul Train Ticket (One-way) Review: Klook

5. KAL Limousine Bus Ticket (Incheon Airport to Seoul)

If you're set on going to Seoul city proper from Incheon Airport via bus, why not up your experience by riding the KAL Limousine Bus? Not only will you get more premium seating, you may also be dropped off directly to your destination, be it a hotel, attraction, or subway station!

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🏷 TICKET PRICE for KAL Limousine Bus (Incheon to Seoul): ₱735 or $14.2 for the one-way ticket, if not discounted!

  • With the KAL Limousine bus for Incheon to Seoul, you can directly be dropped off the location of your choice in the capital.

  • The bus ticket comes with complimentary Wifi and mineral water.

  • Booth location and hours: KAL Limousine Service Counter (No. 22) at the 1/F, Gate 4 of Incheon International Airport Terminal 1. Open daily from 6am-9:30pm, with 9:15pm as the last trip.

  • KAL Limousine Bus stop location: 4A & 3B located in front of Incheon International Airport Arrival Exits 3 & 4

Here is a review that we got from the booking page of the KAL Limousine bus for Incheon to Seoul:

‘For our stay at…Myeongdong we took the KAL Limousine Bus… The train was another option but for the convenience and not having to deal with a train commute with a crowd of people, this is a good option… the bus is really comfortable and the staff efficient.’

KAL Limousine Bus (Incheon to Seoul) Review

6. T-Money (Korea Transportation Card)

If you’re planning to take the subway as you hop from one attraction to another (be it in Seoul, Busan, Incheon, or other major cities), we’d recommend for you to get a T-Money Korea transportation card. T-Money is a stored-value card that works like the beep in the Philippines, EZLink in Singapore, or Oyster in London. The nice thing about buying a T-Money Korea transportation card is that you get to get a train discount of ₩100 per ride! You can even use it to pay for your coffee in Starbucks or some sweets from Dunkin’ Donuts in Korea.

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🏷 PRICE of T-Money Korea transportation card: ₱395 or $7.65, if not discounted!

  • Inclusive of one (1) T-Money card and ₩5,000 pre-loaded value

  • Pick-up location and hours:

    • Incheon International Airport

      • Check-in Counter N (near entrance 14), 3/F Departure Hall. Open from 6am-8pm daily.

    • Hong Kong International Airport

      • A13, Arrival Hall, Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 1. Open 7am-11pm daily.

    • Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 1 (Taiwan):

      • Wi-Ho!® counter, Boarding Hall, 3F in Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 1, No.15, Hangzhan S Rd, Dayuan District, Taoyuan City, Taiwan 337. Open 6:30am-9:30pm daily.

    • Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 2 (Taiwan)

      • Wi-Ho!® counter, Departure Hall, 3F in Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 2, Taoyuan, Taoyuan District, Taoyuan City, Taiwan. Open 6:30am-9:30pm daily.

    • KL City Air Terminal

      • KL Sentral Klook Booth at Kiosk 4, Arrival Hall, KL City Air Terminal. Open 10am-8pm daily.

  • Delivery to Malaysia: For Malaysian customers, your T-Money Korea transportation card can be mailed to your address by registered post within three (3) business days. Deliveries are not available during weekends and holidays

Here are some reviews we found from the booking page of the T-Money Korea transportation card:

‘This Klook T-money card you must get before you go to Seoul... It will ease your journey… I went everywhere with t-money card… I got a nice looking card 😃’

TMoney Korea transportation card Review: Klook

7. Discover Seoul Pass

Planning to fill your Seoul itinerary with as many attractions as possible? Discover Seoul Pass is the one attraction pass that you need. With this card, you can get free or automatic admission to more than thirty (30) attractions in Seoul for 1, 2, or 3 days! These include N Seoul Tower Observatory, Gyeongbokgung, Namsangol Hanok Village, and more. (See the full list of attractions here.) What’s more is that if you choose to get this pass, you no longer need to buy a T-Money Korea transportation card since it already functions as one!

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🏷 PRICE of Discover Seoul Pass: starts at ₱1,820 or $35.18 for the 24-hour pass, if not discounted!

  • Aside from the automatic entrance or admission to more than 30 sites in Seoul, Discover Seoul Pass holders also get to enjoy discount tickets for 29 more tourist attractions!

  • Discover Seoul Pass comes in 1, 2, or 3-day plans.

  • Discover Seoul Pass pick-up locations and hours:

    • Incheon International Airport Terminal 1

      • International Taxi information Desk (EAST) between Gates 4 and 5 of the Arrival Hall. Open 24/7.

    • Incheon International Airport Terminal 2

      • 1/F International Taxi information Desk next to Gate 3. Open 7am-8pm daily.

    • Gimpo International Airport

      • International Taxi information Desk. Open 10am-10pm daily.

    • Myeongdong Tourist Information Center

      • 66, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (KEB Hana Bank Main Office First Floor Annex). Open 10:30am-6:30pm everyday. 

Here are some reviews from the Discover Seoul Pass booking page that may help you decide if you want to get one:

‘Worth it!! Especially the T-money feature!! We got to around 3-4 attractions per day while going around the city by bus and train. Entrance to each attraction was a breeze. Just show the [Discover Seoul Pass] and you’re good to go! Would definitely purchase this again on my next trip.’

Discover Seoul Pass review: Klook


Other Korea Travel Recommendations

Looking for a private van transfer for Incheon to Seoul or a way to go to Busan? Check out these other recommended travel essentials for Korea:


TIPS!

Here are some technical notes for the listed items and things you need to pack for your Korea trip:

  • If you plan to buy the 4G/LTE KT Olleh Data SIM Card for South Korea, here are some notes:

    • Verify if your phone is unlocked and compatible with a South Korea SIM card. If it isn't, visit your carrier store or a phone repair stall.

    • To verify if your phone is compatible with a South Korea SIM card, check out the product listing from the link provided above or click here for a third-party SIM checker.

    • There's a pin at the pick-up counter that you can use to eject your phone's SIM card drawer.

    • Your South Korea data SIM card from KT Olleh must be activated on the redemption date. The day count starts when you redeem it, not when you actually use it (e.g. the next day).

    • With a SIM card in Korea, you can also use your phone as a mobile hotspot to connect all your other devices.

    • After use, you may bring your South Korea SIM card back to your home country as a souvenir. There's no need to return.

    • If you have used any Korean SIM card on the same phone previously, dial *#06# and take note of the numbers that will show. You will need this when you order and get your SIM over the counter when you arrive at the airport. Do not book online!

    • If you booked this activity but have previously used a South Korea SIM card for the same phone, you may not be able to activate the card. If you fail to activate the card at the counter, please contact Klook to get a full refund.

  • If you’ll book the 4G KT Olleh South Korea Pocket Wifi (Unlimited Data) option, here are some notes:

    • KT is not going to receive any South Korea pocket WIFI device and battery delivered from outside of Korea. You will be charged damage/loss fee through your credit card if you forget to return or lose the KT Olleh Wifi egg. It is fine if you send the devices and batteries within Korea and ask other people to help return the device back to the KT Roaming Center.

    • Day charges for this South Korea pocket Wifi are calculated inclusively. For example, if you pick up the KT Olleh Wifi egg on a Thursday and return it on a Monday, you will be charged for five (5) days of usage.

    • Please confirm your return date on the check-out page which is calculated by our system. You will be billed a surcharge of ₩3,300 per day for late returns of this South Korea pocket Wifi.

    • The KT Olleh South Korea pocket Wifi booth does not accept cash deposits for the portable device. You will need to present a credit card under your name, with more than three (3) months validity to pay the required deposit. (A debit card won’t be accepted by the counter. If you only have debit card, you won’t be able to rent the South Korea pocket Wifi device by KT Olleh.)

    • Device details for the 4G KT Olleh South Korea pocket Wifi:

      • Wifi egg model: KWD-H1000

      • Size: 113mm x 63.7mm x 10.4mm

      • Weight: 105g

      • Telecom: KT Olleh

      • Traffic Flow Limit: None

      • Max Speed for this South Korea pocket Wifi: Up - 50Mbps/Down - 150Mbps

      • Charging Time: Approximately 4 hours (220v)

      • Battery Life: Approximately 8 hours when the South Korea pocket Wifi is connected to one (1) device.

    • How to redeem the 4G KT Olleh South Korea pocket Wifi device:

      • Just prepare your Klook voucher, your passport, and the credit card under your name (with more than 3 months validity).

      • The staff at the counter will initially charge ₩1,004 on your credit card (debit cards won't be accepted) to check its availability. The amount will be returned to your card immediately. The registered credit card will be used for all charges incurred, including overdue dates, loss, or any damages to the rented South Korea pocket Wifi device.

  • If you’ll rent out the 4G Widemobile South Korea Pocket Wifi, here are some more notes:

    • Enjoy 4G coverage across Korea with Widemobile Wifi egg.

    • Connect up to five (5) devices on the same South Korea pocket Wifi device.

    • This Widemobile WIfi egg has speeds of up to 100 Mbps

    • Pick up and drop off your booked South Korea pocket Wifi device at Incheon, Gimhae, Daegu, Cheongju airports or downtown Seoul.

    • Ensure your device pick up and drop off dates are in sync with your arrival and departure dates. The local operator will not process your booking if you fail to pick up your South Korea pocket Wifi device on the date specified.

    • Please avoid watching videos, playing online games and sending/receiving large files in a short period of time, as the data will be capped, according to the fair use policy.

    • Day charges for this South Korea pocket Wifi are calculated inclusively. For example, if you pick up the Widemobile Wifi egg on a Thursday and return it on a Monday, you will be charged for five (5) days of usage

    • You will be charged for the days that you are in possession of this South Korea pocket WiFi device, whether or not you are using the service.

    • There is a minimum two (2) day charge. If you use the device for more days than you originally booked, you will be charged for the extra days when you return the device at the original retail price (₩4,500 per day).

    • This South Korea pocket Wifi device is connected to the LTE network, but it may be connected to the 3G network depending on the network conditions.

    • When refunding deposit, different exchange rate may occur according to different countries and different issuing banks. Please contact the relevant credit card issuing bank for details.

    • Here are the incidentals for this South Korea pocket Wifi egg by Widemobile:

      • Loss of pocket Wifi device: ₩200,000

      • Loss of WiFi device: ₩175,000

      • Damage or water damage done on the WiFi device: ₩122,500

      • Damage done on the WiFi LCD screen: ₩50,000

    • How to redeem the South Korea pocket Wifi device by Widemobile:

      • Print your Widemobile Wifi egg booking voucher and take it to the pick up counter at your airport of choice. Note that the 'gate' number is the numbered entrance doorway outside the airport.

      • You will be asked to settle a ₩100,000 credit card deposit at the counter. The amount will be refunded once you return the Widemobile pocket Wifi device.

  • If you are set on buying a KAL Limousine Bus ticket for Incheon to Seoul, take note of the following:

    • The KAL Limousine bus ticket online offer is for foreign visitors only.

    • Children under three (3) years old are free of charge at the KAL Limousine bus for Incheon to Seoul if they do not occupy an extra seat

    • Child tickets are available for travelers aged 6-12 years old for ₩10,000. You may purchase at the KAL Limousine Bus ticket booth in Incheon International Airport on the spot.

    • You must redeem your booked KAL Limousine bus ticket before boarding.

  • If you want to get your hands on a T-Money Korea transportation card, here’s a quick note:

    • If you're availing a Discover Seoul Pass, you don't have to buy a T-Money card since it already functions as one!

  • If you’re planning to buy a Discover Seoul Pass, here are some reminders:

    • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher to redeem your Discover Seoul Pass.

    • The date and time selected during booking is your estimated pick up date/time for your Discover Seoul Pass. However the voucher is valid for redemption at other dates, times, or locations, as long as the new date is within the same month as the date you selected at checkout. For example, if you selected 18 October 2018 when booking, you can redeem your Discover Seoul Pass on any other day in the month of October 2018.

    • Please be sure to check the opening hours and days of your preferred Discover Seoul Pass pick-up location.

    • You may need to show your passport to verify your identity when collecting your Discover Seoul Pass.


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