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    Express Bus Terminal

    by jckim Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Seoul express bus terminal is convenience
    and fast way to intercity in Korea.

    Gyeong-Bu Lines( South-East region )
    Pyeongtaek. Anseong.Cheonan
    Asan. Cheongju. Jochiwon
    Cheungju.Geumi.Gongju.Daegu
    Gumsan.Geamcheun.Pohang
    Ulsan.Sangju
    Yeongcheon.Gyeongju.Daejeon

    Gu-Ma Lines( South-West region )
    Masan. Changwon. Jinju.
    Tongyeong. Ginhae

    Young-Dong Lines ( East region )
    yongin, Samcheok, Yangyang. Echeon. Sokcho. Donghae. Yeoju. Jecheon.
    Gangrung
    Bus service:
    Express Bus every 30min departure
    Luxury Express Bus every 1hr departure
    Location:
    Subway 3 line ( exit gate 2 ) 7 line

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    The Bus

    by kdoc13 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Thank goodness for the new bus system. It is actually easier to figure out now. As of July 2004, most of the bus routes have been changed. The busses are color coded to let you know which ones go to different regions, which ones take you to transport hubs, and which ones go all over the place. This is good to know, because you can never take one bus to get where you are going.

    Also new is the transfer feature. If you have an old bus/subway card, or one of the new T-cards, you can scan it when you get off the bus and it will give you 30 minutes to transfer to a new bus/subway at a lower rate.

    Check out the web page for bus routes, and rate info.

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    The Bus

    by kdoc13 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The red bus, someone's changing regions.

    Thank goodness for the new bus system. It is actually easier to figure out now. As of July 2004, most of the bus routes have been changed. The busses are color coded to let you know which ones go to different regions, which ones take you to transport hubs, and which ones go all over the place. This is good to know, because you can never take one bus to get where you are going.

    Also new is the transfer feature. If you have an old bus/subway card, or one of the new T-cards, you can scan it when you get off the bus and it will give you 30 minutes to transfer to a new bus/subway at a lower rate.

    Check out the web page for bus routes, and rate info.

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    New Bus System July 1, 2004

    by jburron Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    A thing of the past...the Yellow Bus.

    Starting July 1, 2004 the buses are color-coded based on their routes. The yellow bus tours downtown; it operates from 6:30 a.m. until midnight and costs 200 won (USD 0.17). The blue busses are cross-towners with routes that go from one part of Seoul to another (some of these routes are really long, as you may know/find out). Green buses are for the short-haul routes such as within a Gu (or district) and the like. Red buses will be bound for North Korea...just joking, they are for the express routes (places outside of Seoul city/in Gyunggi-Do).

    Believe it or not, the new buses operate using a global positioning system (GPS) so that commuters can use their cell phones to check the arrival time of each bus.!

    One thing here, though is the buses give change! All you need to do is put a bill in (maybe 5,000 won is the max) and a machine spits out the change. Good deal!

    Not that all of this matters to us foreigners...you still have to know the city well and it helps to be able to read Hangul as the busses roar by. Or we can call 1330 for 24-hour help or the website (in English!).

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  • Airport limo to seoul

    by JDwernychuk Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    In oder to get to the city of seoul you will have to jump on too a airport limo. It's the only way to get to seoul ( besides a taxi, that would end up costing alot more ). You can find the ticket booth at the airport for the bus. You will find them realy helpful. It's about 7000 Won one way.

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    From Incheon Airport to city area by Airport bus

    by jackiesg Updated Dec 4, 2010

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    Boarding for bus 6015: Gate 5B or 12A  at Airport

    From Seoul's Incheon Airport, you can take the Airport Railway Express, airport bus or taxi to your place of destination. Depending where your destination is, the most cost effective and time efficient mode of transport differs.

    As tourists, many of us stay near the city shopping districts. Often, the limousine or the standard bus is the best way to go.

    The Korea Tourism Organization website provides informative details on this topic.
    For your reference: Limousine Bus 6001 and Standard bus 6015 goes to Namdaemum and Myeongdong area. Standard Bus 6005 goes to Seoul City Hall area.

    Generally, you do not need to purchase a bus ticket in advance. The bus driver will load your luggage and you pay the bus fare when you board the bus. It's a flat rate no matter which stop you'll be alighting.

    Above information is valid as at November 2010.

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    SEOUL CITYBUS TOUR

    by ancient_traveler Updated Mar 27, 2008

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    Seoul citybus

    Nestled around the Hangang River is the Korean capital Seoul, a city of old and new. With thousands years of history, it has well preserved royal palaces, historical relics, and cultural treasures, yet state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructures as well.

    Seoul is a paradise for walking tourist with a highly developed public transportation system. The Seoul City Tour Bus and special buses such as museum/ gallery link buses, you can see the city conveniently and at a low cost. The Downtown tour runs from 9am to 9pm and the Palace tour from 9am to 5pm, every 30minutes (except Monday)

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    Airport Buses

    by victorwkf Written Dec 19, 2007

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    Airport bus arriving at Seoul, South Korea
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    When you arrive at the Incheon Airport, you can take the air-con buses from the airport to various locations in Seoul (see website below for destinations, schedules, prices etc). The ticket counter is located at the arrival hall and the staff there can communicate in English. After buying the ticket, simply queue at the correct bus stop (indicated by numbers) just outside the arrival hall. Personally I find the airport buses to be a comfortable and relatively cheap way to get to Seoul (Taking a taxi/cab from the airport to Seoul will cost a lot of money, about US$70 one way!).

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    Seoul Express Bus Terminal

    by victorwkf Updated Aug 15, 2007

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    Buses at Seoul, South Korea
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    If you want to take buses to various parts of South Korea from Seoul, the place to do it is at the Seoul Express Bus Terminal located south of the Han River next to the Central City with department stalls such as the Shinsegae Department Store and New Core Department Stall. For the bus timetables, costs etc to all the various locations in South Korea, just go to the following website below.

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    Airport Limousine

    by Vita500 Updated Jul 17, 2007

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    KAL Limousine airport bus

    One of the most thought-after questions after arriving in a new country is "How to get to my hotel?". The answer for Korea: By Airport Limousine, i.e. bus.

    After your baggage claim, you will be directed to the Meeter / Greeter Hall. It's a half-moon shaped hall with 16 exit doors that will bring you to the numerous bus stops right in front of the terminal.

    Due to the huge number of bus lines serving all kinds of destinations in Seoul and surroundings, I recommend to check the below mentioned website for detailed information.
    Buses run from around 5.00am to approx. 10:30pm. Again, check the website for details.

    Here is a list of some of the major bus routes:

    No. 601
    - serving Seoul Station and City Hall (via Gimpo Airport)
    - 7,500 KRW
    - take exit door no. 6 or 12 (bus stops at both exits)

    No. 602
    - serving Hapjeong station, Ehwa University and Dongdaemun (via Gimpo Airport)
    - 8,000 KRW
    - take exit no. 5 or 12

    No. 603
    - serving Daerim station, Sillim station, ends at Seoul Nat'l University (via Gimpo Airport)
    - 7,500 KRW
    - take exit no. 6 or 13

    No. 609
    - the fastest way to reach Seoul (no stopover at Gimpo Airport)
    - serving Express Bus Terminal, Kangnam and Yangjae station
    - 8,000 KRW
    - take exit no. 5 or 11

    KAL Limousine
    The KAL Limousine is a very luxurious bus that serves all major hotels in Seoul. Check out the destination boards at the bus stop for details.
    - Cost: 13,000 KRW
    - take exit no. 4 or 11

    Alternatively:
    On March 23, 2007 the first 40km-segment of the new Airport Express (AREX) railway line, linking Incheon International Airport and Gimpo Airport in Seoul, started its operation. This is the first real alternative to the airport buses but will probably only be able to seriously compete with them once the second phase (linking Gimpo Airport to Seoul main station) opens in the year 2010.

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    Traveling from Incheon Airport to Seoul

    by anna_batungbakal Updated Jul 4, 2007

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    It is highly advisable to take bus instead of taxi (subway is still under construction) from Incheon Airport to Seoul. Taking taxi will cost you around 120,000WON (120USD) while bus fare is only 12,000 WON - yes, ten times cheaper! Unless of course you're on a business trip and travel budget is out of the question.

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    Getting Around Part 2

    by olddude Updated Jan 2, 2005

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    Seoul city bus

    Seoul recently revamped it's city bus system and integrated it with the subway system. This means that if you use a smartcard such as T-money (soon this is all that will be accepted on the buses) you don't have to pay to transfer from one mode of transport to the other if done within the time limit (currently 30 minutes if I am not mistaken). The buses are also now color coded for different zones in the city. This makes it real easy to figure out how to get somewhere just by changing to the correct color bus (especially for non-Korean speakers) instead of the old system of route numbers. There are still bus numbers though, but they denote departure points and destination area. For a really good explaination of the new system, go to this URL:

    http://english.tour2korea.com/03Sightseeing/TravelSpot/travelspot_read.asp?oid=1846&konum=subm1_1&kosm=m3_6

    The yellow buses are especially good to get to know as they go to all the major tourist areas in the city. So just hop on one and get off and on as you see fit when you get to something you want to see.

    Also, for you green-minded out there, Seoul is introducing articulated bused powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) and will in the future make all it's city buses (CNG).

    The website below is a link for the Seoul Public Transportation System guide which is in English. It has an awesome interactive menu to help you get around Seoul using the bus as well as any other public transportation.

    http://english.seoul.go.kr/residents/transport/trans_05bus_01.html

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    Limousione - Airport Bus

    by darthmilmo Written Mar 21, 2004

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    Chang-deokgung Palace and Huwon (Secret Gardens)

    The limousine bus is an excellent way to get to and from the airport. For less then $10 USD you get a ride into the city, where they can drop you off on several stops, most of which are near a subway stop.

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    Seoul Buses

    by leeleebell Written May 22, 2003

    You can now get an english bus route map from the Tourist Information bureaus but there are still a lot of routes not on the map and they don't include the little "mal buses" but at least it's a start.

    A bus ride costs about 700 won on a normal city bus. The bus drivers are among the worst in Seoul. I think they maybe taxi school dropouts!!!

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    Getting to the City

    by cwest03 Written Oct 25, 2002

    Incheon airport is about a 40 to 60 minute drive to Seoul without traffic. Since this airport is fairly new they have yet to provide train access to and from the city (phase 1 to be completed in 2005 and phase 2 in 2008). The quickest and most cost effective way to get to your hotel from the airport is the bus. Walk outside of the terminal to the front and you will find several signs and probably people lining up. The lines are set up by groups of hotels so find your hotel, or a hotel that is close or at least know the area of the city that you're going to. The busses are very clean and comfortable and a trip into the city will only cost about 11,000 won (which is about $10 for those of us in the US). Prices range from a few hundred won up to 20,000 so check the link below for exact fares. Busses run till about 11pm so after that you're stuck with a cab.

    One of the other nice things about the bus is that I am told that they can use a special "bus" lane which will come in handy when traffic is bad.

    See the link below for complete information on the busses.

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