Korean taxi cabs convey their availability using a red light located in the top center of the windshield. The red light reads “빈차/empty car” ~ the ‘taxi’ marker on top is merely decorative.  FYI: black cabs are “luxury” and rides start at 4,000W; basic fare in a standard taxi cab (white, silver, grey, tan, etc.) is 1,900W (less than $2USD).


Cabs are readily available and a bargain when you split the fare with a friend.  They are often equipped with DMB television among other entertaining electronics (e.g.: 노래방/karaoke).