Busan Transportation

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    Slow Ferries to/from Japan (Shimonoseki)

    by DSwede Updated Feb 11, 2008

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    If you are looking to get to the main island of Honshu, or find the other ferries booked, Kampu Ferry Line and Pukwan Ferries offer ~14hour slow trips between Busan and Shimonoseki.

    Busan International Ferry Terminal is 5~10 minutes walk from Jungang-Dong subway stop.

    Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
    Depart: Shimonoseki (Japan) 18.00 ~ Arrive: Busan (Korea) 08.30

    Friday
    Depart: Shimonoseki (Japan) 19.00 ~ Arrive: Busan (Korea) 09.30

    Daily
    Depart: Busan (Korea) 19.00 ~ Arrive: Shimonoseki (Japan) 08.30

    Economy fare: 8,500 Yen
    Reservations:
    0832 24 3000 (Shimonoseki)
    051 464 2700 (Busan)

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    Alternatively, Pukwan Ferries give passage on the opposite dates. Visit the website:
    http://www.pukwan.co.kr/pukwan/index.html

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    Slow Ferries to/from Japan (Fukuoka)

    by DSwede Updated Feb 11, 2008

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    If the fast ferry is not your preference, nor within budget, Camillia Lines Ferries offer ~14hour slow trips between Busan and Fukuoka (Hakata port).

    Busan International Ferry Terminal is 5~10 minutes walk from Jungang-Dong subway stop.

    Monday, Wednesday
    Depart: Hakata (Japan) 19.00 ~ Arrive: Busan (Korea) 8.30

    Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
    Depart: Busan (Korea) 19.00 ~ Arrive: Hakata (Japan) 8.30

    One-way prices 9,000 yen - 18,000 yen
    Reservations:
    092 262 2323 (Hakata/Fukuoka)
    051 466 7799 (Busan)

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    not so confusing

    by uysijessa Written Aug 31, 2007

    one of the best ways to get around busan is by taking the subway. they have so many stops that you can practically get on and off at just about any part of the city not to mention the major tourist areas. there are two subway lines in busan. line 1 runs from Nopodong to Sinpyeong via the Beomeo Temple, Oncheonjang, Jagalachi, and Gukje Market while line 2 runs from Seomyeon to Hop via Gupo, Sasan and Gaya. you can transfer from one line to the other at the Seomyeon station.

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    Chinese Consulate in Busan

    by DSwede Written Aug 5, 2007

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    If you are in a taxi, your driver should be able to find it with the Korean map given on the web page. If you are finding your own way, like I did, it is tucked away rather well.

    The easiest way to find it is by going to the Yacht Marina (near Suyeong 2gyo, Suyeong 2nd bridge). Immediately accross from the yacht center is a Presbyterian Church. Go up from the yacht center, go by the church, and immediately after the church entrance, take a left. The consulate will be about 100m down that road.

    Their Visa services are available for drop-offs between 9~11:30am. They can process the Visa in 1-2-4 days depending on the expediting charge. Pick up will at the same location.

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    Driving in & out of the City

    by mkim Updated Aug 5, 2007

    considering this is the furthest city located at the South-Eastern corner of the K.PenninsuLa
    it is a good idea to have a car at hand
    to drive out of city limits, hugging the Southern /OR/ Eastern coast in the weekends,
    where much of the stiLL naive towns & nature awaits .

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    KimHae InternationaL Airport

    by mkim Updated Aug 5, 2007

    serving the 2nd Largest city in the PenninsuLa
    at the West-end of Pusan .
    only the NakDong River separates it from the City of Pusan
    but will take a good 30 minutes' drive into downtown .

    the airport is consists of 2 separate buildings
    serving Domestic vs.InternationaL .
    stiLL, the smaLL airport has minimaL facilities .

    God, this IS suppose to B The OfficiaL 2nd City of S.Korea
    AND THE major port as well as THE summer beach destination,
    stiLL the airport would remind U of a small town in the States (duh)!

    meaning .. 1 good news though :
    absolutely NO hassle NOR waiting on check-in counters ;)

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    Mopeds & Bikes

    by mkim Written Nov 7, 2006

    because this ain't a major metropolis :
    once you have decided on an area to stay in
    many people opt.for a moped or bike .

    most of foreigners living here temporarily rarely have license
    since local police prefer to let them go for language barriers .

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    Pusan Subway Connection

    by mkim Written Nov 7, 2006

    stiLL new compared to other metropoLis
    the Pusan Subway only has 3 major lines that inter-cross at 2 conjunctions,
    therefore only ample in reaching major areas of the city .

    and because this is a stiLL a small city
    no major crowd-packing during traffic hours
    in the likes of SeouL, and even Tokyo .

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    Pusan Train Station

    by mkim Written Nov 7, 2006

    simply called "Pusan"Station,
    should be differentiated from the subway station of the same name
    which is however only minutes apart by foot .

    the new bullet train KTX will whisk you from the capitaL of SeouL
    in just less than 3 hours .

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    Driving from Seoul to Busan

    by SLLiew Updated Sep 29, 2006

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    Driving from Seoul to Busan is easy using Gyeongbu Highway, passing Daegu tourist district.

    It is a great way to see South Korea as there are many UNESCO sites, palaces and temples along the way to Busan. All the major exits have Korean and English names. I found that Korean alphabets are easy to learn, so there is no harm in learning how to read "Seoul", "Busan" in Korean alphabets. All the car registrations plates have their place of origin in Korean and so it is good fun when you are following a vehicle to practise your Korean alphabet identification skills.

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    Ferries

    by salisbury3933 Updated Jan 14, 2006

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    Busan has a lot of ferries going to Japan, mostly Fukuoka, but also Shimonoseki, Osaka,Hiroshima, Kitakyushu and Tsushima.

    We used the Beetle service between Fukuoka (Hakata port) and Busan. It takes just under 3 hours.

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    KORAIL Gets You There Fast!!

    by museberry Written Nov 25, 2005

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    Rather than go into too much detail on here: Check out the website and link to Travel for Foreigners.

    To get to Busan from Seoul head for the Seoul Station (Taxi drivers all know where it is), there are two types of trains that head south. One takes about three hours and is perfect for a weekend getaway, the other takes twice the time (if you don't get your ticket ahead of time you'll end up on the slow train so plan at least a week out).

    Seats are comfortable, the ride smooth, and plenty of snacks from vendors on board. Plus you'll get a view from top to bottom of South Korea depending on the time of day that you travel. Both Seoul Station and Busan train station's are linked to subway lines and easy to maneouver from.

    Tickets Seoul>Busan can be purchased from 3-10 day increments and Student IDs can give an added discount. Remember to check for Korean holidays as the trains will be booked. (KR passes for foreigners also get you discounts to other venues so check out the added benefits with the card)

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    Rising heartbeat guaranteed

    by Vita500 Updated Oct 5, 2005

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    Just like in Seoul, taxis in Busan are plentiful. Basic fare on a regular taxi is 1,800 KRW and 4,200 KRW on a deluxe taxi for the first two kilometers.

    Due to Busan's good subway network (please refer to the next tip for details), you shouldn't be in the need for a taxi unless you are going to stay out late at night or like exploring some of the city's outskirts.

    However, taxis can provide you with a fast ride to the airport:
    I was at Haeundae and originally intended to take the airport limousine bus. However, I ended up waiting for my bus, who was seemingly stuck in traffic jam, for more than 20 minutes and a big risk of not being able to reach the airport on time (the bus ride takes an hour). Hence, the hotel concierge recommended me to take a taxi, which was supposed to take only about 40 minutes... we made it in less than half an hour!!!

    The ride was incredible... rather like being part of a Formula One race. Maybe I shouldn't have told the driver that I was in a hurry. ;-)

    Anyway, I arrived safely and with time to spare.
    Cost: 20,000 KRW

    Ready for the ride?!
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    Seoul to Busan: 45 minutes

    by Vita500 Updated Oct 5, 2005

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    Korean Air and Asiana Airlines offer almost 40 flights per day (!) from Seoul's Gimpo airport to Busan's Gimhae airport and vice versa. Flight time is only about 45 minutes and you will have some good views onto the Korean peninsula as the entire flight goes right across the country.

    As compared to traveling by train, it must be said that Gimhae airport is situated at a slightly remote location about an hours drive (by bus) from the inner city. If you would like to speed things up a little, I recommend to take one of Busan's taxis (please refer to the next tip for details).

    Ticket fares vary by season but start at around 60,000 KRW.

    Planes of Asiana Airlines & Korean Air

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    Busan Train Station

    by bpacker Written Sep 15, 2005

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    It was only much later that I found out that Busan Station was newly built in September 2003 to accomodate the new speed train from seoul. Expect to see lots of space and fiddle with automatic ticket vending machines. The subway station is just outside of the train station so that will get you downtown.

    Busan Train station
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