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[Korea] Enjoy trips around Korea with these shuttle buses!

  • Date04/16/2014
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For a more convenient bus trip to some of Korea’s most beautiful tourist attractions, several shuttle bus services are up and running, including the Seoul and Jeonju Shuttle Bus (Free), K-Shuttle, Seoul and Namiseom Island Shuttle Bus, and the Seoul and Gangwon-do Local Festivals Shuttle Bus (Free).

The free Seoul-Jeonju Shuttle Bus, exclusively operated for international visitors, will take passengers to the famous Jeonju Hanok Village [Slow City] and Gyeonggijeon Shrine, as well as exciting event venues during Jeollabuk-do’s local festival periods when the shuttle bus will add special routes.

K-Shuttle allows customers to choose their desired course, dates and schedules for a more convenient way of exploring Korea. The tour courses range from 1-night/2-day trips to 4-night/5-day trips, and operate to Korea’s western, southern and eastern regions or even across the whole peninsula.

For fans of K-dramas, the Seoul and Namiseom Island Shuttle Bus will have an extra appeal since the stop is Namiseom Island, whose renowned Metasequoia Road was featured in “Winter Sonata.” Petite France, where “My Love From the Star” was filmed, is located nearby as well, offering more to see and experience in the region.

Shuttle buses running between Seoul and Gangwon-do’s local festivals are operated on a seasonal basis depending on the special events that the region is hosting. Anticipated Gangwon-do festivals in 2014 include the Yanggu Gomchwi Festival, 2014 Gangneung Danoje Festival and many more.

More Info

<Free Seoul - Jeonju Shuttle Bus>
☞ Period: March 7 – December 31, 2014 (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays)
☞ Website (Reservation): (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    Facebook (Korean, English, Japanese,
☞ Inquiries (Reservation): +82-2-1577-2507 (English, Japanese, Chinese)
☞ E-mail (Reservation): (English, Japanese, Chinese)
☞ Fee: Free
☞ Related page
Free Seoul-Jeonju Shuttle Transports Travelers to Jeolla Festivals

☞ Period: 3 times a week
☞ Website: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
☞ Inquiries: +82-2-720-1515 (English, Japanese, Chinese)
☞ Fee: Different for each route. Please refer to the website.

<Seoul - Namiseom Island Shuttle Bus>
☞ Period: Operates everyday
☞ Website: (Korean, English, Chinese)
☞ Inquiries (Reservation): +82-2-753-1247 (Korean, English, Chinese)
☞ E-mail (Reservation): (English) / (English, Chinese)
    ※ Note: Groups of less than 3 people can purchase tickets on site, only after reserving through
    phone or e-mail. Groups of more than 3 are required to make a payment at Namiseom Island’s
    Seoul Center located in front of Tapgol Park.
☞ Fee: Adults 15,000 won (One-way 7,500 won) /
    Children (24 months - elementary students) 13,000 won (One-way 6,500 won)
    ※ Buses departing from Sungnyemun Gate (Namdaemun Gate) Plaza will run only
    on Saturdays until May 31, 2014.
☞ Departure
    -Seoul: Depart at 09:30 from Tapgol Park, Jamsil Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, Exit 4) and
    Sungnyemun Gate (Namdaemun Gate) Plaza.
    -Namiseom Island: Depart at 16:00 from the Namiseom Immigration Office (Ticket Office)
    ※ Note: Departing time from Seoul is at 08:30 on April 26, May 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25
    and 31.

<Seoul - Gangwon-do’s Local Festivals Shuttle Bus>
☞ Period: May 2, 2014 – January, 2015 (During Gangwon-do festival periods)
☞ Website: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
☞ Inquiries: +82-2-1600-6972 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
☞ E-mail: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
☞ Schedule



Festivals and Events

 May 2 - 6


 2014 Yongdaeri Hwangtae Festival

 May 16 - 18


 2014 Yanggu Gomchwi Festival

 May 31 - June 6


 2014 Gangneung Danoje Festival

 August 1 - 2


 2014 Yanggu Center Festival

 August 8 - 10


 2014 Korea Music Festival

 September 5 - 13


 2014 Hyoseok Cultural Festival

 September 14 - 28


 Real DMZ Project

 October 2 - 5


 2014 Hoengseong Hanu Festival

 October 3 - 5


 2014 Gangneung Coffee Festival

 October 9 - 12


 2014 Jeongseon Arirang Festival

 January 3 - 25, 2015


 Hwacheon Sancheoneo (Mount Trout) Ice Festival

 January, 2015


 Taebaeksan Mountain Snow Festival

 January, 2015


 Inje Icefish Festival

    ※ Schedules are subject to change
☞ Fee: Free
☞ Departure: Depart at 8:00 in front of Donghwa Duty Free Shop, Gwnaghwamum Station
    (Seoul Subway Line 5)
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Courtesy of Dongbo Travel, K-Shuttle, Namiseom Island