If you’re visiting Korea or living in here, you are probably afraid of being ripped off by a taxi driver. Naver Maps, though, can help you calculate the actual fare and let you know if you’re being taken for a ride in more ways than one.
Although Naver maps is a commonly used tool by Koreans and foreigners alike, there’s one thing few people ever notice: Naver will tell you the approximate time and fare of your taxi ride. Of course these are not exact, and these do not account for real-time traffic conditions, but this should give you a general idea of how much your Korean taxi ride should cost.
Step 1: Go to http://map.naver.com
Step 2: Click on “길찾기” (Find directions)
Step 3: Make sure the car icon is selected.
Step 4: Enter your starting point and destination (must be entered in Korean).
Step 5: Click “길찾기 시작” (start search).
You will then have the approximate fare and can use this to show your taxi driver if you think you’re being driven around in circles.