Express & Intercity Buses

Express and Intercity Buses【 Photo: Exterior of Seoul Express Bus Terminal 】

There are many ways to travel around Korea, but the most popular way to get from one region to another is by bus. Both express and intercity buses have extensive networks throughout the country, providing transportation from one city to another at reasonable prices. In addition, the buses operate on a timely schedule.

In most cases, both the express and intercity bus terminals are located near the center of each city. However, in some cities, such as Seoul, the terminals are located far from each other. Visitors are advised to double check the boarding location of the bus before departure. Take note that if a bus terminal name includes the word jonghap, it means that the terminal provides both express and intercity bus transportation.

Express Buses

Express buses run on expressways and may stop at a rest area but seldom make a stopover in a city other than the set destination. Different fares apply for ilban (regular or standard) and udeung (luxury) buses. Udeung buses offer additional comfort with wider seats. Overnight buses are also available at a slightly higher rate.

Express Bus Terminals in Seoul

Seoul Express Bus Terminal (Gyeongbu/Yeongdong Line)

  • Address: 194, Sinbanpo-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 서초구 신반포로 194)
  • Website: www.exterminal.co.kr (Korean only)

Central City Express Bus Terminal (Honam Line)

  • Address: 176, Sinbanpo-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 서초구 신반포로 176)
  • Website: www.shinsegaecentralcity.com (Korean, English)

Express Bus Terminals in Other Metropolitan Cities

Yuseong Geumho Express Bus Terminal

  • Address: 54, Jangdae-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon (대전광역시 유성구 장대로 54)

Ulsan Express Bus Terminal

  • Address: 288, Samsan-ro, Nam-gu, Ulsan (울산광역시 남구 삼산로 288)

Express Bus Ticket Reservations and Schedules

Intercity Buses

Intercity buses usually make stopovers at smaller cities while on the way from one region to another region. An intercity bus that runs directly from one region to its destination without any stopover is referred to as jikhaeng (direct route) or mujeongcha (non-stop). Ticket price for late night buses usually cost more than daytime buses.

Intercity Bus Terminals in Seoul

Seoul Nambu Terminal

  • Address: 292, Hyoryeong-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 서초구 효령로 292)
  • Website: www.nambuterminal.com (Korean only)

Sangbong Terminal

  • Address: 117, Sangbong-ro, Jungnang-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 중랑구 상봉로 117)
  • Website: www.sbtr.co.kr (Korean only)

Intercity Bus Terminal in Other Metropolitan Cities

Daegu Seobu Intercity Bus Terminal (Seobu Bus Stop)

  • Address: 496, Wolbae-ro, Nam-gu, Daegu (대구광역시 남구 월배로 496)

Daegu Bukbu Intercity Bus Terminal

  • Address: 295, Seodaegu-ro, Seo-gu, Daegu (대구광역시 서구 서대구로 295)
  • Website: www.gobus.co.kr (Korean only)

Yuseong Intercity Bus Terminal

  • Address: 41-4, Gyeryong-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon (대전광역시 유성구 계룡로 41-4)

Daejeon Seobu Intercity Bus Terminal

  • Address: 350, Yudeungcheondong-ro, Jung-gu, Daejeon (대전광역시 중구 유등천동로 350)

Dunsan Intercity Bus Stop (Government Complex)

  • Address: 1516, Dunsan-dong, Seo-gu, Daejeon (대전광역시 서구 둔산동 1516)

Busan Seobu Intercity Bus Terminal

  • Address: 201, Sasang-ro, Sasang-gu, Busan (부산광역시 사상구 사상로 201)
  • Website: www.busantr.com (Korean only)

Busan Dongbu Intercity Bus Terminal

  • Address: 2238, Jungang-daero, Geumjeong-gu, Busan (부산 금정구 중앙대로 2238)
  • Website: www.dbterminal.co.kr (Korean only)

Ulsan Intercity Bus Terminal

  • Address: 133, Hwahap-ro, Nam-gu, Ulsan (울산광역시 남구 화합로 133)

Ganghwa Passenger Vehicle Terminal

  • Address: 43, Jungang-ro, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon (인천광역시 강화군 강화읍 중앙로 43)

Intercity Bus Ticket Reservations and Schedules

Jonghap Express Bus Terminals in Seoul

* Both express bus and intercity bus options available

Dong Seoul Jonghap Bus Terminal

  • Address: 50, Gangbyeonyeok-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 광진구 강변역로 50)
  • Website: www.ti21.co.kr (Korean only)

Jonghap Express Bus Terminals in Other Metropolitan Cities

* Both express bus and intercity bus options available

U-Square (Gwangju Jonghap Bus Terminal)

  • Address: 904, Mujin-daero, Seo-gu, Gwangju (광주광역시 서구 무진대로 904)
  • Website: www.usquare.co.kr (Korean only)

Dongdaegu Terminal (Transit Center)

  • Address: 149, Dongbu-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu (대구광역시 동구 동부로 149)

Daejeon Bokhap Terminal

  • Address: 30, Dongseo-daero 1695beon-gil, Dong-gu, Daejeon (대전광역시 동구 동서대로1695번길 30)
  • Website: www.djbusterminal.co.kr (Korean only)

Busan Jonghap Bus Terminal

  • Address: 2238, Jungang-daero, Geumjeong-gu, Busan (부산광역시 금정구 중앙대로 2238)
  • Website: www.bxt.co.kr (Korean only)

Incheon International Airport Terminal 1 (Transportation Center)

  • Address: 272, Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon (인천광역시 중구 공항로 272)
  • Inquiries: +82-32-741-6400~4 (Korean, English)
  • Website: www.airportbus.or.kr (Korean only)

Incheon International Airport Terminal 2 (Transportation Center)

  • Address: 444, Je2terminal-daero, Jung-gu, Incheon (인천광역시 중구 제2터미널대로 444)
  • Inquiries: +82-32-741-8918 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Incheon Jonghap Bus Terminal

  • Address: 35, Yeonnam-ro, Nam-gu, Incheon (인천광역시 남구 연남로 35)
  • Website: www.ictr.or.kr (Korean only)

Jonghap Express Bus Reservations and Schedules

  • Visit the respective terminal’s website or make an inquiry via phone call

This page was last updated on August 26, 2019, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here.