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Discover Seoul Pass Guide 2023: Where to Buy & Sample Itinerary

Had we known about the Discover Seoul Pass prior to our Korea winter and spring trips, we would have purchased it beforehand. But it’s not too late for you!

With this Korea tourist pass, all foreign travelers to South Korea can enjoy FREE or discounted access to top Korea attractions and activities including Lotte World, N Seoul Tower, Nami Island, hanbok rentals, and so much more! Plus, it already serves as a Korea transport card that you can top-up and use without expiry.


Now, let’s spell out everything so you know if you should get the Discover Seoul Pass on your trip to Korea.

What is a Discover Seoul Pass?

Discover Seoul Pass website
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The Discover Seoul Pass is a sort of “free pass”, allowing you to gain access to top Korea tourist attractions for free or at a discounted price. The card itself also serves as a T-Money Card where you can load up to pay for public transport in Korea. On top of that, you also get to enjoy discounts in shopping and other activities in Seoul and beyond.

How much does it cost?

The price varies depending on the validity you choose: 24 hours (1 day), 48 hours (2 days), or 72 hours (3 days). See price list below:

Discover Seoul Pass price 2023

Validity Price
24 hours (1 day) ₩50,000
48 hours (2 days) ₩70,000
72 hours (3 days) ₩90,000

*Do note that prices above are accurate as of publication date. Be sure to check the respective listings for the most updated price list.


Where can I buy the Discover Seoul Pass?

Myeongdong Tourist Information Center
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To avoid inconvenience, we suggest that you buy your Discover Seoul Pass before your trip to Korea. You can reserve your pass on their official website and booking platforms like Klook. Then, select your pick-up date and location.

Once you get your online voucher, you may need to present it together with your passport to claim the physical card at the following pick-up locations:

  • Incheon International Airport T1
  • Incheon International Airport T2
  • Gimpo International Airport
  • Gimhae International Airport
  • Myeongdong Tourist Information Center
  • Seoul Tourism Plaza Tourist Information Center
  • Busan Port

See complete list of pick-up locations.

Can we buy Discover Seoul Pass at the airport?

Incheon International Airport Terminal 1 3F Bookstore
3F Bookstore at Incheon Airport T1 | Photo credit:

Yes, you can buy your Discover Seoul Pass at the airport in Korea, particularly at Incheon Airport. If you failed to make an online reservation, you can still buy this Korea tourist card directly from these designated sales outlets in Seoul:

  • Myeongdong Tourist Information Center
  • Dongdaemun Tourist Information Center
  • Seoul Tourism Plaza Tourist Information Center
  • Incheon Airport T1 1F Bookstore and 3F Bookstore
  • Incheon Airport T2 3F Bookstore

See more information on the sales outlets.

If the locations are inaccessible to you, you may still opt for a Discover Seoul Pass mobile pass from any CU convenience store and use it via the mobile app.

What does the Discover Seoul Pass include?

Lotte World Seoul is one of the Discover Seoul Pass free attractions
Lotte World Seoul | © Chill and Travel

There are over a hundred attractions, activities, and benefits included in the Discover Seoul Pass, and we’ll show you where you can use it.

Enjoy free admission to these top Korea attractions

With your Discover Seoul Pass, you are free to enter the top Korea attractions listed below. To give you an idea on how much you can potentially save, we listed down the regular admission fees when buying the tickets separately.

Attractions Admission Fees
1. Lotte World ₩38,900
2. N Seoul Tower ₩18,900
3. Nami Island ₩10,000
4. COEX Aquarium ₩25,600
5. Korean Folk Village ₩23,100
6. Seoul Zoo & Sky Lift ₩7,000
7. 63 Sky Art + Aqua Planet 63 ₩25,500
8. Seoul City Tour Bus ₩15,000
9. Eland Hangang River Cruise ₩11,900
10. Gyeongbokgung Palace ₩3,000
Estimated Total Cost ₩178,900

*Admission fees may change after this article’s publication. Check the respective websites or listings for the most updated price list.

These are just 10 of the many attractions you can enter for free with the pass. See complete list of attractions from their official website.

If you bought the 72-hour pass, it’ll only cost you ₩90,000 (US$66 / ₱3,700) instead of ₩178,900 (US$132 / ₱7,500) to visit all 10 attractions. Can you imagine how much you actually saved?

Although realistically speaking, it will be challenging to visit all these attractions in 3 days. Still, if we try to make a more realistic Korea 3-day itinerary out of all these attractions, we can still enjoy great savings.

We’ve created a Discover Seoul Pass sample itinerary so you can do the math and see for yourself.

Discover Seoul Pass sample itinerary

N Seoul Tower is one of the free attractions in the Discover Seoul Pass
N Seoul Tower | Photo credit: Kharl Anthony Paica

Day 1: Incheon to Seoul

– AREX Incheon Airport to Seoul Station (₩8,700 for non-stop one-way ticket)
– Korea SIM card (₩15,700 for 3 days)
– N Seoul Tower (₩18,900)
– Eland Hangang River Cruise (₩11,900)

Day 2: Nami Island

– Nami Island Admission (₩10,000)
– 63 Sky Art + Aqua Planet 63 (₩25,500)

Day 3: Seoul

– Gyeongbokgung Palace (₩3,000)
– Hanbok rental (₩8,100 for 1.5 hours)
– Lotte World (₩38,900)

Estimated total cost for 3 days = ₩140,700 (US$104 / ₱5,900)

With our sample itinerary, the estimated total cost for 3 days is ₩140,700 if you pay all the admission fees independently. But with the Discover Seoul Pass, you will only pay all these for ₩90,000 including the AREX ticket and Korea SIM, which are also free with the pass.

You definitely saved a lot! So, take advantage of the Discover Seoul Pass and arrange your Korea itinerary to maximize it.

When does this tourist pass expire?

If unused, the Discover Seoul Pass expires after 5 years from the date of issue. To know the expiration date of the card, use this online expiration date checker. But as a transportation card, it does not expire. In fact, you may still load it up to pay for public transportation including trains and buses across South Korea.


Excited to plan your Korea trip? Read our Korea SIM Card and Pocket WiFi guide, Korean street food guide, and Korea souvenirs list for more Korea tips and inspiration.

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