Busan Transportation

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    Busan Subway

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Apr 5, 2008

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    Busan has an extensive subway that makes for easy travel throughout the city and to many outlying areas such as Haeundae Beach. The one key place the subway does not reach is Kimhae Airport (but there is a bus from Doekcheon Station to the airport).

    The three lines of the Busan Subway connect to bus terminals and many interesting sites. The fare is are W1,100 or 1,300 depending on distance, and both sign and announcements are in English and Korean.

    Busan's 3 subways lines currently consist of 86 stations, and 89.9 km of track. Extensions on Line 2 and Line 3 are currently under construction and are expected to be completed by 2012. Once finished, the entire system will include 105 stations and 112.4 km of track.

    Website: http://www.subway.busan.kr/english/main/

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    Train to Busan

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Apr 5, 2008

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    The train is another easy way to get from Seoul to Busan. It is a 4-5 hour ride from Seoul Station to Busan Station, and it costs about 35,000 Won. The new Korea Train Express (KTX) takes 2 hours and 40 minutes. Second class adult fare is about 51,000 Won each way, and first class is 72,000 won... almost the same as flying.

    Busan Station (부산역 or Busannyeok) is the southern terminus of the Gyeongbu Line, Korea's most important railroad that connects Seoul and Busan. The station was modernized in 2003 to handle the KTX trains. Busan's Subway Line 1 has a stop at Busan Station to make transfers to other parts of the city easy and convenient. The are around Busan station also has decent nightlife and plenty of hotels.

    Phone: (051) 463-5783

    Website: http://info.korail.com/2007/eng/eng_index.jsp

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    CITY TOUR BUS

    by ancient_traveler Written Mar 26, 2008

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    CAMELLIA (Departure: 09:00, 11:20, 12:50, 15:30)
    Busan station ‡ Lotte hotel ‡ UN memorial cemetery ‡ Busan Museum modern of art ‡ Gwangalli beach ‡ Haeundae beach.(liat Dongbaek island ‡ Marriot hotel ‡ Paradise hotel ‡Cruise Whart ‡ Grand hotel ‡ The Westin hotel ‡ Haeudae beach ‡ UN memorial cemetery ‡ Haeundae station ‡ BEXCO ‡ Gwangan bridge (via) ‡ Busan Station

    Sea Gull Line(Taejongdae Course) 09:30, 13:00, 15:10, 16:10
    Busan station ‡ International ferry terminal ‡ Commodore hotel ‡ Yongdusan park ‡ 7.5 square ‡ arrival Taejongdae ‡ leave Taejongdae ‡ Jagalchi Market.‡ Coastal Ferry Terminal ‡ Busan Station

    Phone: 051-463-0084

    Website: http://www.busancitytour.com

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    KTX train

    by ancient_traveler Written Mar 26, 2008

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    It takes about two hours and forty minutes from Seoul to Busan by KTX (Korea's high speed train).

    Busan station has a tourism information center on the right side of the ticket counters. You can get city’s maps, tour guide information, as well as information on festivals and transportation for free at the center. Make this your first stop on your way to visit Busan, where you can also get discount coupons for Gwangalli cruise.

    KTX
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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

    Phone: 051 464 2700

    Website: http://www.kampuferry.co.jp/

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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)

    Phone: 051 466 7799

    Website: https://www.camellia-line.co.jp/yoyaku/yoyaku/index.html?lang=en

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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.

    Website: http://busan.china-consulate.org/eng/

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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.

    Website: http://www.jrbeetle.co.jp/english/

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