Korea's Shuttle Bus Services for Foreigners ONLY (1 day / multi-day tours)

Not known to many tourists to South Korea are the fantastic Shuttle Bus Services organised jointly by the local provinces and Tourism Organisations, exclusively for foreigners only to promote tourism. 

Korea Shuttle Bus Services for Foreigners ONLY - Jeonbuk Shuttle Bus | KoreaToDo
Korea Shuttle Bus Services for Foreigners ONLY - Pyeongchang Trout Festival | KoreaToDo
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Korea Shuttle Bus Services for Foreigners ONLY - The Garden of Morning Calm | KoreaToDo
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Besides its FREE or attractive LOW prices (from US$10), the bus shuttle services pick up visitors conveniently at various key places in downtown Seoul to major tourist attractions or local festivals which are otherwise not easily accessible due to multiple trains, intercity bus and local bus transfers required. Also, many of these destinations do not have regular local bus and visiting the next nearby attractions on the same day may not be easily accomplished.

Here are the Shuttle Bus Services available to Foreign Passport Holders in South Korea:

Note: Please visit the respective bus shuttle service website on the latest bus destinations, local festival packages, boarding point details and tour details. All reservations to be made online in advance. Original passport required on boarding.

Launched in Sep 2017 by Gyeonggi-do Province and Gyeonggi Tourism Organization, EG Tour Bus (previously EG Shuttle) offers 3 tour courses to bring foreigners to the diverse charms of Gyeonggi's main attractions from the comfort of the exclusive shuttle bus.

Book at least 3 days in advance on EG Tour Bus website (or on KLOOK).

Korea Shuttle Bus Services for Foreigners ONLY - EG-Shuttle Bus | KoreaToDo

Course E - Traditional Culture (US$50)

Highlights: Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, Suwon Nammun Market and Korean Folk Village.

Include: 1 Day Tour Transportation, Tour Guide, Admission Fees, Lunch.

Exclude: Personal Expenses.

Days Available: Wed - Sun.

EG Shuttle Bus Day Tour - E Course

Course F - Historical Healing Experience (US$75)

Highlights: Anseong Farmland, Incheon Ceramic Village, Namhansanseong Fortress.

Include: 1 Day Tour Transportation, Tour Guide, Admission Fees, Lunch.

Exclude: Personal Expenses.

Days Available: Wed, Fri & Sun.

EG Shuttle Bus Day Tour - F Course

Course C - Unique Activities (US$65)

Highlights: Gimpo Art Village, Gimpo Hamsang Park, Nuri Peace Road, Daemyeong Port Fish Market, IIsan Alive Star.

Include: 1 Day Tour Transportation, Tour Guide, Admissions, Experience Fee, Lunch.

Exclude: Personal Expenses.

Days Available: Tue, Thu & Sat.

EG Shuttle Bus Day Tour - G Course

Pocheon Art Valley + Pyunggang Land One Day Tour (₩37,500)

Paju One Day Tour (₩45,000)

Yangpyeong One Day Tour (₩48,800)

An exclusive shuttle bus service to promote tourism to Jeonbuk, available for foreign passport holders travelling between Seoul and Jeonju.

Jeonju Hanok Village, one of the main attractions of Jeonju and is often referred as the 'Slow City'. It has over 800 traditional Korean hanok houses.

Book at least 3 days in advance or where seats available on departure date.

Price: US$10 (same fare for 1-way or return trip)

Operating Days: Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Bus Schedule:

08:00 Departure from Myeongdong Station, exit 2

10:00 Service station break (15 mins)

11:30 Arrival at Jeonju.

<free time - Jeonbuk Tourism Site/Maps

17:00 Departure from Jeonju

18:30 Service station break (15 mins)

20:30 Arrival at Departure from Myeongdong Station, exit 2 

What to See & Eat at Jeonju Hanok Village: Pungnammun Gate, Jeonju Bibimbap (must try!), Jeonju Traditional Wine Museum, Royal Portait Museum, Dongmun Art Street, etc

Jeonju Hanok Village
Jeonju Hanok Village
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Pungnammun Gate
Pungnammun Gate
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Jeonju Bibimbap
Jeonju Bibimbap
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Jeonju Korean Traditional Wine Museum
Jeonju Korean Traditional Wine Museum
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Departing from Myeongdong or Hongdae, G-Shuttle Bus offers various FREE or low cost shuttle bus services (e.g. between Seoul to Gangwon, Pyeongchang and Gangneung) across different periods of the year.

Watch out for their shuttle bus services for different festivals held in Gangwon too.

Winter Festivals (₩5,000 return transfer)

Pyeongchang Trout Festival
Pyeongchang Trout Festival
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Daegwallyeong Snow Festival
Daegwallyeong Snow Festival
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Hongcheon River Ginseng Trout Festiv
Hongcheon River Ginseng Trout Festiv
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Inje Icefish Festival
Inje Icefish Festival
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Hwacheon Sancheono Ice Festival
Hwacheon Sancheono Ice Festival
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Dream Concert in Pyeongchang
Dream Concert in Pyeongchang
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K-Shuttle, a foreigner-exclusive shuttle that explores Korea's top tourist cities and attractions over its 3 days (Western or Eastern Korea) or 5 day courses (Western & Eastern Korea). 

Book at least 7 days in advance on K Shuttle website.

Course 1 - Western Course (3 Days 2 Nights, from US$399)

Departure: Every Friday

Include: Hotel accommodation with breakfast, transfer, guide, admission

Meeting Point: near Gwanghwamun Station (Seoul)

Finishing Point: Busan Train Station (Busan)

Highlights:

Day 1: Gongju Tour (Tomb of King Muryeong, Gongsanseong Fortress), Buyeo Tour (Baekje Cultural Land, Busosanseong Fortress, Nakhwaam & Goransa Temple, Jeonju Hanok Village).

Day 2: Gwangju National Museum, Bosung Green Tea Plantation, Suncheon Bay Garden, Yeosu Tour (Yi Sun-Sin Plaza, Night View of Yeosu).

Day 3: Jinju Tour (Jinjuseong Fortress, Nongae Shrine

Tomb of King Muryeong
Tomb of King Muryeong
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Gongsanseong Fortress
Gongsanseong Fortress
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Baekje Cultural Land
Baekje Cultural Land
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Busosanseong Fortress
Busosanseong Fortress
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Course 2 - Eastern Cultural Historical Route (3 Days 2 Nights, from US$399)

Departure: Every Sunday

Include: Hotel accommodation with breakfast, transfer, guide, admission

Meeting Point: Busan Train Station (Busan)

Finishing Point: near Gwanghwamun Station (Seoul)

Highlights:

Day 1: Busan Tour (Jagalchi Market, Nurimaru APEC House & Haeundae Beach).

Day 2: Gyeongju Tour (Seokgulam, Bulguksa Temple), Andong Hahoe Village.

Day 3: 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Venue, Seorak National Park.

Haeundae Beach
Haeundae Beach
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Seokgulam
Seokgulam
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Andong Hahoe Village
Andong Hahoe Village
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2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Venue
2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Venue
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Course 3 - K-Shuttle Circuit Course (5 Days 4 Nights, from US$599)

Combination of both Western & Eastern Courses.

 

Departure: Every Friday

Include: Hotel accommodation with breakfast, transfer, guide, admission

Meeting Point: near Gwanghwamun Station (Seoul)

Finishing Point: as above

Highlights:

Day 1: Gongju Tour (Tomb of King Muryeong, Gongsanseong Fortress), Buyeo Tour (Baekje Cultural Land, Busosanseong Fortress, Nakhwaam & Goransa Temple), Jeonju Hanok Village

Day 2: Gwangju National Museum, Bosung Green Tea Plantation, Suncheon Bay Garden, Yeosu Tour (Yi Sun-Sin Plaza, Night View of Yeosu).

Day 3: Jinju Tour (Jinjuseong Fortress, Nongae Shrine), Busan Tour (Jagalchi Market, Nurimaru APEC House & Haeundae Beach).

Day 4: Gyeongju Tour (Seokgulam, Bulguksa Temple), Andong Hahoe Village.

Day 5: 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Venue, Seorak National Park.

Jeonju Hanok Village
Jeonju Hanok Village
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Bosung Green Tea Plantation
Bosung Green Tea Plantation
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Gwangju National Museum
Gwangju National Museum
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Suncheon Bay Garden
Suncheon Bay Garden
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