Use Naver Maps to Calculate Taxi Fares in Korea – Seoulistic

Use Naver Maps to Calculate Taxi Fares in Korea

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

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.

Keith Kim is a Korean-American who has been living in Korea for almost a decade. Being in a unique position as both a Korean and a non-Korean, he's put all his experience and knowledge for surviving in Korea in Survival Korean . Read it to learn how you can survive in Korea. Follow him on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.


  1. Teh says:

    I like it , Thanks

  2. dalit says:

    Does the taxi fare depends on the number of passengers? I mean is it the same fare for me traveling alone or if we are 4 people? Thank you. 🙂

  3. nurul says:


    This one is for taxi…how about fare for subway?? how can I estimate or calculate the subway fare from one place to another?? any suggestion??

    Thanks! =)

  4. Sash says:

    Nurul, the best place to calculate how much the subway fare is, if you have a smartphone…get the Metroid app. It’s really handy! It shows you a map of the subway system and allows you to type departure and destination stations and even tells you ETA and price. Hope this helps!

  5. Morri says:

    As a family of 2 adults and 3 children would it be cheaper to catch a taxi than the subway?

  6. Keeyatch says:

    How can this be useful for tourists who cannot read and type in korean? Is there an option to switch the app to english language?

  7. SK says:

    This is an excellent post, but the interface has changed so a new guide would be appreciated! 🙂

  8. Ina says:

    If a taxi ride will take 30mins will it cost me 40,000 KRW?

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