Gimhae International Airport
There is an information center on the first floor of the International Terminal and the first and second floors of the Domestic Terminal; flight and tourist information desks can be found here. There are also touch screen information services on the first floor of each terminal. General airport information is available too. The Busan Tourism Association has an information desk on the first floor of the International Terminal.
Number of terminals:
2 – Domestic and International
Transfer between terminals:
Free airport buses shuttle passengers between the terminals, but they are close enough to walk from one to the other.
The airport is directly linked to major routes, with the Gyeongbu Expressway (Route 1) leading to the airport from the north and the Namhae Expressway (Route 6) leading in from the west. The airport is situated off the Dongseo Elevated Highway and is signposted.
The airport is situated 22 km (13 miles) west of Busan.
Busan has six train stations: Busan Station, Kupo, Haeundae, Songjeong, Busanjin and Bujeon. Busan Station, located in Choryang, is by far the largest and serves as the regional hub of Busan and most tracks using the KTX to Seoul.
Reservation for KTX passenger tickets can be made conveniently at ticket counters in the station, travel agents, automatic ticketing machines or via the Internet.
KTX employs a variety of discount systems. For more detailed information on ticket discounts, please make an inquiry at the ticket counters in any KTX station.
Busan Station is located in Choryang-dong on Subway line 1.
Busan has a very clean, cheap and inexpensive subway system, which covers most of the metropolitan area. There are four lines serving the city.
Line 1 Sinpyeong through Nopo-dong
Line 2 Yangsan through Jangsan
Line 3 Daejeo through Suyeong
Line 4 Minam through Ahn Pyung Village, Gijang
1,100 won – short ride
1,300 won – longer ride
Tickets can be bought for purchase at the ticket vending machines, or by Hanaro or Mybi Card.
Seniors over 65 ride free, and discounts for elementary school students.
Subways run from 5:10 a.m. through 12:45 a.m.
Buses are a very cheap and a popular mode of transit around the city. Though they also drive a little erratic at times, they are still a very useful way of getting around town.
Busan Metropolitan City Public Transportation Improvement Team (051)888-5711~2
Busan Transportation Corporation 1544-5005
Bus Transportation Business Association (051)635-5221
Village/Neighborhood Bus Transportation Business Association (051)868-9485
Busan Hanaro Card (051)868-7621
City Bus: 1200 won
Express Bus: 1900 won
Discounts are available with purchase of a Hanaro Transportation Card, as well as to students and the elderly.
Nopo Bus Station is located in Nopo-dong on Subway line 1.
Taxis in Korea are generally very inexpensive. Though they sometimes drive quite aggressively, they are usually very well-equipped with navigation systems, are clean, and reliable.
Call Taxi Service
Deungdae Call (600-1000) Busan Call (200-2000)
Regular Taxi: 2,200 won flat rate (20% increase from midnight ~ 4 a.m.)
Deluxe Taxi: 4,500 won flat rate
Regular taxi rates increase by 100 won every 143 meters.
Deluxe taxi rates increase by 200 won every 160 meters.