Prepare for your trip to Gangneung
It is convenient to get to Gangneung from Incheon International Airport or Gimpo International Airport by taking an airport bus.
The location for boarding an airport bus at Incheon International Airport is Platform 9C on the first floor (1F). The first bus departs at 7:30 a.m. and the last bus departs at 7:30 p.m. There are a total of 8 buses to Gangneung a day a day. It takes 210 minutes to arrive in Gangneung, and costs KRW 30,000 per ticket.
For detailed information, please visit the corresponding website (▸ Incheon International Airport: https://www.bustago.or.kr/newweb/en/index.do).
At Gimpo International Airport, you can take a bus that departed from Incheon International Airport at Platform 3 on the second floor (2F) of the international terminal. The first bus departs at 8:00 a.m., and the last bus departments at 11:00 p.m. There are a total of 8 buses to Gangneung a day a day. It takes 180 minutes to arrive in Gangneung, and costs KRW 24,000 per ticket.
For detailed information, please visit the website of Gimpo International Airport (http://www.airport.co.kr/gimpoeng/extra/bus/busList/layOut.do?busType=I&cId=2016010811255234804&menuId=1834).
Taking an express bus is a convenient way to get to Gangneung from Seoul.
You can take an express bus from the Express Bus Terminal or Dong Seoul Terminal.
It is convenient to take the subway from the airport to get to either of the two bus terminals. The Express Bus Terminal is located on subway lines 3, 7 and 9 (Express Bus Terminal Station), while the Dong Seoul Terminal is located on subway line 2 (Gangbyeon Station).
You can purchase a ticket at the ticket office on the day of departure. You can choose between the excellent-grade bus, where there are three seats in each row, and the regular bus, with four seats in each row.
|Terminal||Regular Bus||Excellent-grade Bus||Premium Bus||Bus Information|
|Express Bus Terminal||KRW 14,600||KRW 21,500||KRW 27,900||06:00~23:30 (every 20 min.)|
|Dong Seoul Terminal||KRW 14,600||KRW 15,000||-||06:20~22:20 (every 40 min.)|
※ There will be additional charges imposed on the night buses, which depart between 10 and 11:30 p.m.
For detailed information, please visit the website (Seoul subway map: http://dmzap1.seoulmetro.co.kr/station/eng/linemap.action and
express bus information and ticketing site: https://www.kobus.co.kr/main.do).
KTX is the high-speed train which was opened on December 21st, 2017. The train runs at a maximum speed of 250km/h, and it takes two hours from Seoul to Gangneung and an hour and a half from Cheongnyangni to Gangneung.
The fare is 27,600 KRW from the Seoul station and 26,000 KRW from the Cheongnyangni station. Tickets can be purchased a month in advance, from 7:00 A.M. to 20 minutes before the departure of the train, at the station, through KorailTalk (Mobile Application), or via the official website.
Unit : KRW
|Departure From||Fare (in KRW)||Time||Interval||Frequency||Information|
|Seoul Station||27,600||1hr 55mins||60mins||10 times||8:01 a.m. ~ 5:01 p.m.|
|Cheongnyangni Station||26,000||1hr 26mins||25mins||18 times on weekdays, 26 times on weekends||5:32 a.m. ~ 10:22 p.m.|
Taxis in Gangneung are considered an affordable and convenient means of transportation. You can catch a taxi anywhere in Gangneung on the streets. All the taxis charge the fare based on a metering system, with additional charges imposed upon the base fare of KRW 2,800 according to the distance of travel. Taxi drivers will accept payment in cash or by credit card.
|Base fare||Fare by distance|
|KRW 3,800||KRW 100/133m|
Gangneung has an excellent public bus system, which is affordable and convenient to use. All of the buses travel along the main roads, and connect different areas of the city. There are buses that travel in the city center, and buses that travel outside the city. The display board installed at each bus stop provides information on the estimated time of arrival and the current locations of the buses. However, there is a lack of information boards in English, and foreigners traveling in Gangneung for the first time may have trouble using the buses.
|Express City Bus||Regular Bus||Youth (13~18 years of age)||Child (6~12 years of age)|
|KRW 1,800||KRW 1,700||KRW 1,360||KRW 850|
※ Transportation card holders will receive a 10% discount from the regular fares.
※ Transportation card holders can transfer between buses and a regular bus and an express city bus once for free. If you wish to transfer to a different bus, make sure to tag your transportation card at the transportation card terminal located near the front door or the rear door. You must transfer to a different bus within 40 minutes to avoid being charged an additional fare.
There are two different types of transportation cards: prepaid and post-paid. Prepaid transportation cards can be purchased at a designated card sales (charging) shops with a payment in cash, while postpaid transportation cards refer to credit or debit cards issued by credit card companies or banks that have a transportation card function.