- Crime Reporting & Police – 112
Crime Reporting Phone Number 112 provides foreigners with a translation service. When a tourist dials 112, a multilingual operator (English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, French, Spanish, and Germany) is made available to consult with the tourist about his or her emergency situation and connect him or her directly to police authorities. Hours of Operation: 08:00~23:00 (Monday through Friday) / 9:00~18:00 (Saturday and Sunday).
- Fire and Medical Service – 119
Linked to Korea Travel Phone 1330, it provides foreign tourists with emergency rescue service.
- Medical Referral Service – 1339
- Information Service – International call – 00794
- International Call Service – 00799
- Information Service – Telephone number of where you are located 114
- Local telephone number guide – Local area code + 114
- International Telegram Service – 00795
- Tourist Complaint Center 02-735-0101
- International Emergency Rescue 02-790-7561
A 24-hour emergency rescue service for foreigners, it provides patients with direct means for getting to a hospital anywhere in Korea. All transportation fees are free.
- Seoul Call Center 02-120
Offers all basic information concerning Seoul city, including tourism information, restaurants, transportation, Korean language schools, foreign language schools and any other information on daily living in the city.
- Korea Travel Phone 1330
Wherever you are, Korea Travel Phone will help with all your travel needs. Simply dial 1330 from either your cell phone or public telephone to have all your travel questions answered. 1330 is a travel information phone service provided exclusively for foreign tourists traveling throughout Korea. A friendly multilingual operator (English, Japanese, and Chinese) is available to assist with any information you need 24 hours a day. Also linked to the Emergency
Phone 199, it provides foreign tourists with an emergency language translation service. If you get in trouble in Korea, simply dial 1330 so that you can get the help you need as soon as possible without time-consuming language barriers.
- Emergency Call
Dial 112 for the police, 119 for the fire department, or 1339 for medical emergencies (though most Korean operators speak little or no English). A hotel staff or hotel manager can arrange for a doctor or an ambulance.
Diplomatic Missions in Korea
For more detailed information about diplomatic missions in Korea, please visit the homepage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Homepage (English) : Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (www.mofat.go.kr).
There are many hospitals that provide limited English service. International clinics at large general hospitals like Severance Hospital, Asan Medical Center or Samsung Medical Center are recommended.
① Severance Hospital:
Address: 134, Sinchon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
International Clinic Tel: (02)361-6540
Official Website: www.severance.or.kr/en/index.asp
Open 9:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. on weekdays, and 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. on Saturdays.
② Asan Medical Center
Address: 388-1, Pungnap-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul
International Clinic Tel: (02)3010-5001
Offificial Website: http://eng.amc.seoul.kr
Open 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on weekdays, and 9:00 a.m. – noon on Saturdays
③ Samsung Medical Center:
Address: 50, Irwon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul Tel: (02)3410-2114
International Clinic Tel: (02)3410-0200
Open 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on weekdays, and 09:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. on Saturdays.
- Lost Property
In the event of misplaced or lost property, contact the Lost and Found Center of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Bureau:
Address: 102, Hongik-dong, Seongdong-gu
Tel: +82-2-2299-1282(Korean speakers only), Fax: +82-2-2298-1282
Transportation in Korea
Interactive Subway Map
Subway Train Timings & Connectivity Info
Seoul Map to find a destination & local bus info
Long Distance/ Express trains & Express bus
Seoul Bus Map
Online Shopping in Korea
- http://www.danawa.com/(Good for Hardware)
- http://www.bb.co.kr/(for overall search)
Important City and Websites