Apps for traveling in PyeongChang

If you're headed to PyeongChang South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympics, you might be wondering how you're going to get around town. If you speak Korean or English, I've got a list of apps that will make your life a little easier as you try to navigate the city streets.

Kakao T

Kakao T

This app used to be called Kakao Taxi because it was designed as a taxi-hailing app, but it's been updated to cover navigation, ride-sharing, taxi-hailing, and more. It's the best option for a standard navigation app if you don't read Korean. The in-app map features step-by-step destination directions in an English-version map.

If you don't plan on driving in town, Kakao T is also the best app for calling for a ride or taxi in town (both owned by the app-maker).

Kakao Metro

Kakao Metro

If you're planning on taking the subway around town, Kakao also makes a comprehensive, easy to read metro app that includes maps of nearby stations and departure and arrival schedules. If you're in a hurry, you can find the fastest route to your destination.

The app does include English-language translations, so if you don't read Korean, you won't be in the dark.

Kakao Bus

Kakao Bus

Similar to the Metro version. Kakao makes an app specific for bus schedules. This app includes a notification reminder to let you know when it's time to head for the bus stop so you don't miss your ride. You can also set an in-app alarm to let you know when you've arrived at your stop. This feature is incredibly useful. I always have difficulty figuring out which is my stop when I take the bus. With Kakao Bus, you don't have to guess anymore.

CityMaps2Go

CityMaps2Go

CityMaps2Go is the perfect trip planning app for getting around town. You can save places you want to visit, download apps for offline viewing, read detailed information about local destinations, and a whole lot more. It even works with Siri for saving favorite destination spots. It's a comprehensive map app with detailed information about nearby locations and it works in South Korea.

Your go-to travel apps in South Korea?

Do you live in, or have you visited PyeongChang South Korea? Do you recommend any navigation or transportation apps for visitors heading to the Winter Olympics? Please let us know in the comments.

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