Many of our Airmen and families have found the apps listed below to be beneficial in their adjustment to life at Osan! Whether you need help navigating, translating, or staying in touch with loved ones, these are some of the tried-and-true methods based on community recommendations.

Maps & Transportation

  • Naver Map: Offers detailed maps and navigation around Korea. Includes English language support and options to save locations and lists.
  • KakaoMap: Easiest to search for places of interest in English
  • KakaoTaxi
  • KakaoMetro: Ideal for subway trip planning with an English interface and train schedules.
  • KakaoBus: Offers real-time bus information, including routes, arrival times, and stops, making public transportation more manageable.
  • Rome2Rio
  • Subway Korea (for Seoul, Busan, Taejeon, Kwangjoo, Taegu subways)
  • VisitKorea: Official Korea Tourism app, includes 1330 (free foreigner resource number). Made specifically for travelers by the Korea Tourist Organization. Offers up-to-date info on tourist attractions, tours, Korean festivals, restaurant and shopping areas, addresses in English and Hangul, exchange rates, weather updates, and lots more.


  • Papago
  • Naver Dictionary: Essential for language translation and learning, offering Korean-English translations and vice versa
  • Google Translate
  • SayHi

Transportation Payment Cards

  • TMoney: Useful for public transportation and at stores that display the TMoney logo, this app allows you to recharge your TMoney card and check balances.
  • Namane Card: Prepaid card for foreigners without Korean bank cards –

Transportation Payment Cards

  • WhatsApp
  • KakaoTalk (popular with locals)
  • MyLine
  • Google Hangouts
  • Google Voice
  • Facebook Messenger
  • SendSMSNow

International Texting

  • Drops
  • Learn Korean!
  • Eggbun
  • Infinite Korean
  • Write Korean
  • Korean-Lessons+
  • Duolingo
  • Memrise

Grocery/Food/Delivery Apps

  • MyExchangeFood: Ordering delivery/pickup at the Base Exchange restaurants
  • Gmarket Global: Similar to Amazon-ish, English settings and customer service available, accepts American Paypal
  • Shuttle: An English food delivery service app, offering a range of cuisines.
  • Yogiyo: Another popular food delivery app, offering a wide range of cuisines and restaurants. Korean language only but can log in via Chrome and use the auto-translate feature. Accepts won on delivery.

Miscellaneous Apps

  • Arirang TV: An English-language channel providing Korean news and information
  • Emergency Ready App
  • Discount Coupons: Klook & Trazy
  • Air Visual: Useful for monitoring air quality in South Korea

Don’t forget: Osan is on the USAF Connect App!