Commute between Seoul and suburb-daily life

Seoul is the capital of the South Korea, but many people also live in suburb cities where are around the Seoul. However, Seoul is the main city of the Korea economy that most of the companies and universities are located in Seoul. Accordingly, many people who live in suburb commute to Seoul, and I also live in suburb that I commute to Seoul everyday. Today I will introduce my daily commute.

I can go my office for two ways; bus and subway. Mostly, when I go to the office I take the bus and when I come back home I take the subway.

1. Going Seoul with bus





This picture is the line for the bus which goes to Seoul. It was 8:30am on morning, and I was waiting for going office. There were so many people that after I passed 5 buses, finally could took the bus.











However, already the bus was full of people and I had to stand up on the bus. This picture is the inside of the morning bus.






Even the bus is full of people on morning, me and many other people prefer to take bus instead of the self car. The most important reason is in the bus-only lane system.






This is the picture which I took in front of the bus. On weekdays there is the bus-only lane from 7am to 9pm. Even the road is full of cars, the line for the bus is fine and could arrive in Seoul more faster than driving a car.









If the traffic is not heavy, normally 30 minutes takes to go Seoul from my home. Finally I’m on the bridge which is in the way for going Seoul. I was crossing the Han river.







2. Go home with subway

Usually I go home with subway. On morning the bus is more faster but on evening it took more time. There is the bus-only lane in the highway that it is fast, but in inside the city the traffic is heavier than on morning.







This is the picture of inside the subway in the rush hour. Many people also take the subway to go home.






Taking the crowded public transportation in everyday makes me tired, but there is one advantage! It is good at consume the calories.:) I have to stand up total 2hours on a day and also have to walk that it makes me to exercise naturally. In the news report it says If you take the public transportation, you consume the calories twice more than driving the car. For one hour’s commute, using the public transportation can burn 211 calories, but driving the car burns 105 calories.

Thanks for reading.:)

6 thoughts on “Commute between Seoul and suburb-daily life

  1. This is an interesting read, I really loved the transportation system in Seoul, way better than in Manila. At least it isn’t as crowded as Shanghai. 🙂

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