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By Bus from Gwangju and Ulsan

By Bus from Gwangju and Ulsan

Types of bus service: Fast and reliable bus services operate on expressways throughout the country, connecting almost all major (and minor) points. At bus terminals, there are generally two types of buses: Express (고속, Gosok) and Intercity (시외, Sioe) buses. Each bus will show either Gosok or Sioe plus the destination (city). Bus terminals with the word ‘Jonghap’(종합) provide both types of buses while others will have will have either Gosok and Sioe buses.
Express (Gosok) buses run on expressways and usually go directly to the destination city. They do stop at a rest area along the way.  Gosok buses stop at a rest area but seldom make a stop-over in a city other than its destination. There are two kinds of express buses: regular express  (일반) buses and deluxe express (우등) buses. The latter offers a higher standard of service; there are spacious seats and other facilities such as mobile phones and VCR’s.
Intercity (Sioe) buses are either regular ( 일반 Ilban), which makes a number of stops along the way,  or straight (직행 Jikaeng), which agoes straight to the destination city. The sign on the front of the non-stop buses reads Mujeongcha (무정차) or ‘Jikaeng’ (직행). Sioe buses are generally the same - no class distinction. However, seats on late-night buses are usually wider. They also cost a little more.

Fares/Schedules are provided by the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) at 02-729-9498 or the KTO Call Center 062-1330 (Gwangju) and 052-1330 (Ulsan)

Tickets: There is no integrated ticketing system in Korea. Tickets are purchased at the individual line's ticket counters. The gate is usually shown on the ticket.

Gwangju and Ulsan Bus Terminals (in alphabetical order)
Info KTO Call Center 062-1330 Gwangju / 052-1330 (Ulsan)
Websites other than Express Central are Korean only
Unless Express or Intercity indicated, terminal has both types of buses

(광주종합터미널), Address: Gwangju-si Seo-gu Gwangcheon-dong 49-1    

Ulsan Intercity Bus Terminal
(울산시외버스터미널), Intercity buses. Address: Ulsan-si Nam-gu Samsan-dong 1481-1
Ulsan Express Bus Terminal (울산고속버스터미널), Expresses buses. Address: Ulsan-si Nam-gu Samsan-dong 1480-4

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Source: Korea Tourism
Image    Gwangju Bus Terminal

Last Updated on 2011-05-13

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