Seoul Currency Guide


Seoul uses the South Korean Won.


ATMs in Seoul can be challenging. Not all machines accept overseas cards so look for signs for the major players however, most should include English instructions. Unlike Australia, ATMs in Seoul may only be accessible between 9am and 11pm, although some may be open 24/7. ATMs can be found outside banks and postal services, inside subway stations, airports, convenience stores and shopping centres.


Before you strap in and take off, converting your Australian Dollars into the South Korean Won will stop post-arrival headaches in their tracks. To save yourself the hassle of big wads of cash, pre-load South Korean Won  onto a travel card before you fly.

Credit Card

For large purchases, it’s a good idea to bring a credit card with you on your holiday to Seoul – the plastic capital of the world - instead of carrying a lot of cash. If you don’t have a credit card, consider a debit credit card that allows you to access your savings account and the local currency from ATMs and wherever credit cards are accepted.