Getting Around


Railroad

Railways in Korea are operated by the Korea National Railroad (http://www.korail.com/). Tourists can use this fast, safe and reliable means of transportation at reasonable prices. Trains travel on time, with few likelihoods of delay or traffic jam than road traffic. There are three kinds of trains being operated: the Korea Train Express (KTX), the Super-Express Saemaeul-ho and Express Mugunghwa-ho. It it not easy to purchase tickets on the weekends and holidays unless you buy in advance. Tickets can be purchased at station windows, travel agencies, or online.

With the opening of the KTX in April, 2004, Korea has joined France, Japan, Germany, and Spain in offering super high-speed train travel. The initiation of express rail service, with trains traveling at a speed up to 300 km per hour, is bringing enormous changes to the lives of Koreans by enabling them to reach anywhere in the country within two hours. It will also have economic, social and cultural implications for generations to come.

KTX Routes

railway

Located in Jeong-dong, Dong-gu, Daejeon Station opened on January 1, 1905, when the Seoul-Busan railway opened officially, linking the country from the capital to the 2nd largest city located in the far southeast of Korea.

On January 14, 1914, Honam-seon (railway linking Jeonnam and Jeonbul provinces, southwest areas of the country) opened between Daejeon and Mokpo, a major city in southwest.
Since then, Daejeon has served as a hub of transportation, connecting the country north and south.

Daejeon Station has expanded with the completion of the new station building in September 2003, which serves the bullet train between Seoul and Busan. The bullet train takes you to Seoul within only 50 minutes from Daejeon and 2.5 hours from Seoul to Busan. The bullet train’s operation puts major cities even closer, and contributes to balanced national development.

  • North-bound Line Intermediate Points: Cheonan·Asan ⇒ wangmyeong ⇒ Yongsan ⇒ Seoul (End point)
  • South-bound Line Intermediate Points: Dong-Daegu ⇒ Miryang ⇒ Gupo ⇒ Busan (End point)

Located at 74 Oryu-dong, Jung-gu, Seo-Daejeon Station began its service in 1914 when the railway between Daejeon and Mokpo opened. For trip to the Jeolla area (southwest areas of the country), this is the station you need to use, not Daejeon Station.

  • North-bound Line Intermediate Points: Cheonan·Asan ⇒ Gwangmyeong ⇒ Yongsan ⇒ Seoul (End point)
  • South-bound Line Intermediate Points: Nonsan ⇒ Iksan ⇒ Gimjae ⇒ Jeongeup ⇒ Gwangju ⇒ Naju ⇒ Mokpo (End point)

Address: 74 Oryu-dong

Website: http://www.korail.com

Tel: 1588-7788

Inter-city Buses and Express Buses

The city has two inter-city bus terminals and one express bus terminal. Because Daejeon is located in the center of the country, you can travel conveniently by bus to anywhere in Korea. It is recommended that you check your departure time prior to travel because it may be subject to change.

(Inter-city Bus Terminal and Express Bus Terminal)

Name  Location Destination Telephone
Daejeon Express
Bus Terminal
Yongjeon Terminal Seoul, Incheon, Suwon, Cheonan, Gwangju, Busan, Ulsan, Masan, Jinju, Daegu, Gyeongju,Pohang +82-42-623-8257
Dunsan Bus Stop Seoul, Incheon, Gwangju, Jeonju +82-42-485-0181
Yuseong Bus Stop(Jangdae-dong) Seoul +82-42-822-0386
Inter-City Bus Terminal Dongbu Terminal (Yongjeon-dong) Incheon Airport, Cheongju Airport, Ansan, Seongnam, Cheongju, Boeun, Muju, Asan, Pyeongtaek, Masan +82-42-624-4452
Seobu Terminal(Yucheon-dong) Gongju, Nonsan, Buyeo, Daecheon, Jeonju, Iksan +82-42-584-1616
Dunsan Bus Stop (Wolpyeong-dong) Incheon/Gimpo Airport, Dong-Seoul, Bucheon, Seongnam +82-42-486-7788
Yuseong Bus Stop (Bongmyeong-dong) Dong-Seoul, Icheon, Cheonan, Bucheon, Ansan, Seongnam, Suwon, Incheon +82-42-823-2240

Bus tickets can also be purchased online at: http://www.easyticket.co.kr