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Express & Intercity Buses

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There are many ways to travel around Korea, but the most popular way to get from one region to another is by buses. Both express and intercity buses have extensive networks throughout the country, providing transportation from one city to another at reasonable prices. In addition to timely departures and arrivals, the buses are neatly maintained and have very accommodating atmospheres that offers an enjoyable ride for passengers.

In most cases, both the express and intercity bus terminals are located closely at the center of each city. However, in some cities, such as Seoul, the terminals are found at different locations in the city. 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 Bus

Express buses run on expressways and may stop at a rest area but seldom make a stopover in a city other than its 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, Shinbanpo-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 서초구 신반포로 194)
  • Inquiries: +82-1688-4700 (Korean only)
  • Website: www.exterminal.co.kr (Korean only)

Central City Express Bus Terminal (Honam Line)

  • Address: 176, Shinbanpo-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 서초구 신반포로 176)
  • Inquiries: +82-2-6282-0114 (Korean only)
  • 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)
  • Inquiries: +82-42-822-0386 (Korean only)

Ulsan Express Bus Terminal

  • Address: 288, Samsan-ro, Nam-gu, Ulsan (울산광역시 남구 삼산로 288)
  • Inquiries: +82-1688-7797 (Korean only)

Express Bus Ticket Reservations and Schedule

  • Seoul Express Bus Terminal website: www.exterminal.co.kr (Korean only)
  • Kobus website: www.kobus.co.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Intercity Bus

Intercity buses usually make stopovers at smaller cities while on its 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 nighttime buses that run late at night usually cost more than daytime buses.

Intercity Bus Terminals in Seoul

Seoul Nambu Terminal

  • Address: 282, Hyoryeong-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 서초구 효령로 292)
  • Inquiries: +82-1688-0540 (Korean only)
  • Website: www.nambuterminal.com (Korean only)

Sangbong Terminal

  • Address: 117, Sangbong-ro, Jungnang-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 중랑구 상봉로 117)
  • Inquiries: +82-2-323-5885 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • 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)
  • Inquiries: +82-1688-2824 (Korean only)

Daegu Bukbu Intercity Bus Terminal

  • Address: 292, Seodaegu-ro, Seo-gu, Daegu (대구광역시 서구 서대구로 295)
  • Inquiries: +82-1666-1851 (Korean only)

Yuseong Intercity Bus Terminal

  • Address: 41-4, Gyeryong-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon (대전광역시 유성구 계룡로 41-4)
  • Inquiries: +82-1666-2786 (Korean only)

Daejeon Seobu Intercity Bus Terminal

  • Address: 350, Yudeongcheondong-ro, Jung-gu, Daejeon (대전광역시 중구 유등천동로 350)
  • Inquiries: +82-1688-5406 (Korean only)

Dunsan Intercity Bus Stop

  • Address: 189, Cheongsa-ro, Seo-gu, Daejeon (대전광역시 서구 청사로 189 정부대전청사)
  • Inquiries: +82-42-486-7788 (Korean only)

Dunsan Intercity Bus Stop (Government Complex)

  • Address: 281, Cheongsa-ro, Seo-gu, Daejeon (대전광역시 서구 청사로 281)
  • Inquiries: +82-42-485-0181 (Korean only)

Busan Seobu Intercity Bus Terminal

  • Address: 201, Sasang-ro, Sasang-gu, Busan (부산광역시 사상구 사상로 201)
  • Inquiries: +82-1577-8301 (Korean only)
  • Website: www.busantr.com (Korean only)

Busan Dongbu Intercity Bus Terminal

  • Address: 2238, Jungang-daero, Geumjeong-gu, Busan (부산 금정구 중앙대로 2238)
  • Inquiries: +82-1688-9969 (Korean only)
  • Website: www.dbterminal.co.kr (Korean only)

Ulsan Intercity Bus Terminal

  • Address: 133, Hwahap-ro, Nam-gu, Ulsan (울산광역시 남구 화합로 133)
  • Inquiries: +82-1688-7797 (Korean only)

Ganghwa Passenger Vehicle Terminal

  • Address: 43, Jungang-ro, Ganghwa-eup, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon (인천광역시 강화군 강화읍 중앙로 43)
  • Inquiries: +82-32-933-2533 (Korean only)

Intercity Bus Ticket Reservations and Schedule

  • Seoul Nambu Terminal website: www.nambuterminal.com (Korean only)
  • Sangbong Terminal website: www.sbtr.co.kr (Korean only)
  • BUS TAGO website: www.bustago.or.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • Intercity Bus Integrated Online Ticket Reservation System website: txbus.t-money.co.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

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)
  • Inquiries: +82-1688-5979 (Korean only)
  • 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)
  • Inquiries: +82-62-360-8114 (Korean only)
  • Website: www.usquare.co.kr (Korean only)

Dongdaegu Terminal (Transit Center)

  • Address: 149, Dongbu-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu (대구광역시 동구 동부로 149)
  • Inquiries: +82-1666-3700 (Korean only)

Daejeon Bokhap Terminal

  • Address: 30, Dongseo-daero 1695beon-gil, Dong-gu, Daejeon (대전광역시 동구 동서대로1695번길 30)
  • Inquiries: +82-1577-2259 (Korean only)
  • Website: www.djbusterminal.co.kr (Korean only)

Busan Jonghap Bus Terminal

  • Address: 2238, Jungang-daero, Geumjeong-gu, Busan (부산광역시 금정구 중앙대로 2238)
  • Inquiries: +82-1577-9956 (Korean only)
  • Website: www.bxt.co.kr (Korean only)

Incheon International Airport Terminal

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

Incheon Jonghap Bus Terminal

  • Address: 35, Yeonnam-ro, Nam-gu, Incheon (인천광역시 남구 연남로 35)
  • Inquiries: +82-1666-7114 (Korean only)
  • Website: www.ictr.or.kr (Korean only)

Jonghap Express Bus Reservations and Schedule

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


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