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"Tour Guide Taxis" Top 5 Page for this destination Busan Transportation Tip by GracesTrips

Busan Transportation: 56 reviews and 74 photos

  Inside a typical taxi
by GracesTrips

Taxi Drivers in Busan want to be your tour guide and will slow down to show you things and/or take the longer way to your destination - the scenic route. So, you should indicate you want to get to your destination by the shortest route. The valet at your hotel could probably relay this message to the taxi driver for you because most taxi drivers do not or will not speak English.

Do not take photos while riding in a taxi. The taxi driver will stop so you can take your picture and all the while, the meter is still runing.

Have your destination written down in Korean (if possible) so you can show the taxi driver where you want to go. If you don't speak fluent Korean, there is a HUGE possibility the taxi driver doesn't understand you.

There is no tipping in South Korea. You do not have to tip the taxi driver.

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  • Updated Aug 21, 2014
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