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:
Transfer between terminals:
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.
The Latest Haps
A 16-year-old boy was arrested this week on suspicion of stealing 26 bicycles from a military apartment and a high school.
The weekend forecast to begin the holiday week is set to be mostly sunny and warm around the southeastern region.
Busan’s education system will undergo a change for tests for elementary schools starting next year by removing multiple choice test questions from the curriculum.
For six days, fantastic short films from around the globe are back as the 34th Busan International Short Film Festival begins from April 25-30 at the Busan Cinema Center.
This Friday, April 21st, at HQ Bar KSU sees the return of the monthly Ha Ha Hole, Busan’s only live English comedy show.
With the large number of divorces over the past decade in Korea, many divorcees have decided to tie the knot for a second time.
You can win two round trip flight tickets with the “On the Road Busan Travel Stories” competition.
The legendary Kyungsung drinking institution, HQ Bar, will shut its doors this Tuesday with a final blow-out party.
Gorilla Brewing Company has begun offering “Fish and Chips Friday’s” at its brewery in Gwangalli.
A new monthly event at HQ Gwangan combines an afternoon of beach fun in the afternoon and great live music in the evening.
The Hapcheon Hwangmaesan Royal Azalea Festival gets underway for a two week run from April 30th to May 14th.
Popular video documentary team Great Big Stories has a cool little short about Mount Halla in Jeju that’s worth a look.
To meet rising demand for in South Korea, low-cost carrier Jeju Air announced that it will expand its fleet to 32 aircraft by December — the announcement coming after the airline’s 29th aircraft, a B737-800, was delivered to Gimpo International Airport over the weekend.
An official from SPO1, a public corporation in Busan, said it will hold bicycle races every Monday through the month of May.
Three great sailing events spanning 10 days take over the waters around Haeundae Beach beginning April 28th.
Global Gathering International Sports Day 2017 will take place at Norimaru playground in Seomyeon on Saturday, April 22, 2017.