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Busan Station & Getting There | Busan, South Korea

Busan Station 부산역

  • Tourist Information Center

  • Cafes, Restaurants & Shops 

  • Luggage Storage

  • Transfer to Busan Subway Station

  • Nearby Attractions

  • Recommended Hotels

부산광역시 동구 중앙대로 206 (초량동) | 206, Jungang-daero, Dong-gu, Busan

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Busan Station is a major hub in/out of Busan, the second largest city of South Korea.

🎀Busan is a highly recommended travel destination for your holiday to South Korea. Besides its all-time favourites Haeundae Beach and Gamcheon Culture Village, Busan has successfully re-energised with many highly popular attractions in recent years (e.g. Lotte World Adventure Busan, Haeundae Beach Train/Sky Capsule). It also improved accessibility to its natural assets, the beautiful coastal walking/hiking trails for nature lovers to Busan. It is a city that you can visit many times and still find new places to visit each time.

KTX High-speed Train from Seoul to Busan (Option 1)

Busan Station is an important stop for the popular and well-known KTX (Korea Train eXpress) high-speed train from Seoul (i.e. Seoul Station & Yongsan Station) to Busan on the Gyeongbu Line in under 2.5 hrs. The slower but cheaper ITX-Saemaul and Mugunghwa trains also stop at Busan Station. All these trains are operated by KORAIL.

Newer SRT High-speed Train from Seoul to Busan (Option 2)

Unknown to many foreign visitors to Busan, there is in fact another newer high-speed train, SRT (Super Rapid Train) operated by SR corporation that runs between Suseo Station in Gangnam (Seoul) and Busan Station.

 

The SRT train started operation in December 2016. It runs on a newly built 61.1km railway from Suseo Station, Dongtan Station to PyeongtaekJije Station before joining the existing KTX line to Busan.

 

💡86% or 52.3km of SRT new railway runs in a tunnel (i.e. Yulhyeon Tunnel), 50m below the surface.

💡There is an underground transfer passageway that connects Suseo Station 수서역 (Seoul Subway Line 3 / Bundang Line) to Suseo Station 수서역 (SRT) in about 7-10 mins walk. There are 'SRT' direction signs and travellators along the way.

Getting Around in Busan Station

It is easy to get around in Busan Station as all signs are in English on top of the local Korean language. There is a Tourist Information Center should you require assistance.

Floor Guide:

1F - Entrance/Exit, Lockers, Cafes, Restaurants

2F - Train Arrivals/Departures, Tourist Information Center, Lockers, Cafes, Restaurants, Olive Young, Pharmacy

3F - Food Court, Restaurants, Bakery

Cafes, Restaurants & Shops

There are many shops (e.g. Olive Young), convenience stores (e.g. StoryWay), cafes (e.g. Krispy Kreme, Hollys Coffee) and restaurants at Busan Station.

Busan Station - Luggage Storage

Luggage Storage

For travellers on day-trip to Busan, arriving Busan earlier than hotel check-in time or staying at different side of Busan (e.g. Haeundae Beach) but would like to tour the station's side of attractions first (e.g. Gamcheon Culture Village), you can use the luggage lockers at Busan Station (KTX). 

Alternatively, if all the lockers are taken up, you can try the lockers at nearby Busan Station (Subway Line 1).

a) Lockers @Busan Station (KTX)

Luggage lockers are available on 1F (near exit 5) and 2F (behind Namcheon Halmae Tteokbokki 남천할매떡볶이) of Busan Station (KTX).

The storage locker's touchscreen operates in 4 languages, namely English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

Locker fee starts from ₩1,000 (1st 2 hours), additional ₩200 (every hour from 2nd - 12th hour) and further ₩1,000 (every 12 hours after 12th hour).

 

The lockers are locked by default. Once the base fee (i.e. 1st 2 hours) of your chosen available locker number is paid, the locker's door will open for you to place your luggage. On luggage retrieval, the door will open after any additional charge (i.e. more than 2 hrs usage) is paid.

Payment methods accepted at Busan Station (KTX) includes cash, credit card and T-money.

⚠️Please do not open your locker unnecessarily. Once the locker is unlocked, it will be reset (i.e. you cannot reuse the locker on your remining time).

💡For notes: only ₩1,000 / ₩5,000 / ₩10,000 notes are accepted. Please do not insert ₩50,000 notes.

💡For coins: only ₩500 and ₩100 coins are accepted. ₩50 and ₩10 coins cannot be used.

On-screen translation from Google Translate. Prices are subject to change.

b) Lockers @Busan Station (Subway Line 1)

Lockers are also available at Busan Station (Subway Line 1) which is connected to Busan Station (KTX).

The locker charges at Busan Subway Station are slightly different but quite comparable to Busan Station (KTX) for day use. Fee starts from ₩2,000 (1st 4 hours), additional ₩300 (every hour from 4th - 12th hour) and further ₩2,000 (every 12 hours after 12th hour).

On-screen translation from Google Translate. Prices are subject to change.

The locker's touchscreen used in Busan Subway Station is similar to Busan Station (KTX). Payment by cash or credit card only for lockers at Busan Subway Station.

💡Lockers can also be found at popular subway stations such as Seomyeon Station, Nampo Station, Jagalchi Station and Haeundae Station.

Getting Away from Busan Station / Transfer to Subway Line

The station's main exits (#1-5, #7) are located on the first floor (1F) facing the main road Jungang-dareo. You can easily follow the signs from the arrival floor (2F) to Busan Subway Station, bus stop (e.g. for Bus #1003 to Haeundae Beach) and taxi stand. Busan City Tour Bus pickup point is a short walk from exit 5.

🚇Directions to Busan Station (Subway Line 1):

The subway station is directly connected via the underground walkway in about 5-7 mins walk. You will passed by the lockers at subway station along the way too.

Popular Attractions near Busan Station

Busan Station is a good base to explore nearby popular attractions at West Busan (e.g. Gamcheon Culture Village, Songdo Beach, Busan Air Cruise) and Central Busan (e.g. Huinnyeoul Culture Village, BIFF Square and Seomyeon Shopping District).

Recommended Hotels near Busan Station

Busan Station is centrally located between the major attractions of Eastern Busan (e.g. Haeundae) and Western Busan (e.g. Gamcheon, Songdo).

 

It is convenient to stay near Busan Station (KTX/Subway) especially if you are travelling on tight schedule or will be taking an early morning train out of Busan. Also, most day tours from Busan offer pick up/drop off from Busan Station. It is also the stop for Busan City Tour Bus (Red, Green & Orange lines).

There are many affordable accommodation options located near Busan Station, from 3-4* hotels to hostels.

Here are our recommended hotels near Busan Station (order from right exit of Busan KTX Station to left):

ASTI Hotel Busan Station

★★★★ | 8.5 Review Rating

ASTI Hotel Busan Station is located right next to Busan Station (KTX) on the right side of its main exit (Exit #5), 1 min walk. It is an easy 4 mins walk to Busan Subway Station (line 1, exit 6) too. You can experience artistic atmosphere at the hotel and enjoy panoramic view of Busan Harbour from its restaurant and bar on the 21F. There are Fitness center (4F) and Starbucks (1F) at the hotel as well.

Toyoko Inn Busan Station No.1

★★★ | 8.4 Review Rating

Toyoko Inn Busan Station No.1 is located on the left of Busan Station (KTX) main exit (Exit #1), 1 min walk. It is a short 2 mins walk to Busan Subway Station (line 1, exit 4/6). Toyoko Inn Busan Station No.1 is one of the most popular hotels near Busan Station. Its free breakfast is very well-received. Coin-operated laundry machines are also available at the hotel.

Ramada Encore by Wyndham Busan Station

★★★ | 8.4 Review Rating

Ramada Encore by Wyndham Busan Station is located next to Toyoko Inn Busan Station No.1. It is within 1 min walk to either Busan Station (KTX) or Busan Subway Station (line 1, exit 4/6). The stop for Busan City Tour Bus is just across the road from the hotel. There are Dunkin' Donuts, CU Convenience Store, Starbucks and local bakery at the ground floor of the hotel. Other facilities include swimming pool & roof garden (25F), gym (B1) and coin laundry.

Map

Map of Busan Station (KTX/Subway) & Recommended Hotels

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Route Map of KORAIL KTX (Gyeongbu Line) & SRT

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