Korea's Shuttle Bus Services & Tours for Foreigners ONLY
Not known to many tourists to South Korea are the fantastic Shuttle Bus Services & Tours organised jointly by the local provinces and Tourism Organisations/Associations, exclusively for foreigners only to promote tourism.
Besides its 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 & Tours available to Foreign Passport Holders in South Korea:
Notes: 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 tour courses to bring foreigners to the diverse charms of Gyeonggi's main attractions from the comfort of the exclusive shuttle bus, at attractive prices.
Notes: EC Tour Bus has started operating from 23 April 2022 to the end of the year. Unfortunately, the 2022 tours are not updated on their official website yet...
EG Tour Bus Tours available in 2022:
e) Imjingak Pyeonghwa Nuri, Heyri Art Village
f) Icheon Wild Flower Village, Yeoju Hwangpo Sailboat Experience
g) Morning Calm Arboretum, Sheep Ranch, Yangpyeong Dumulmeori
An exclusive shuttle bus service to promote tourism to Jeollabuk, available for foreign passport holders. Visitors can visit various tourist attractions particularly Jeonju Hanok Village and local festivals.
This cost-effective cultural day tour operates between Seoul and Jeonju daily.
Jeonju Hanok Village is 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. Required to show passport on tour date.
Price: US$10 (same fare for 1-way or return trip)
Operating Days: Friday, Saturday & Sunday
08:00 Departure from Seoul Station, exit 15
10:00 Service station break (15 mins)
11:30 Arrival at Jeonju (Lahan Hotel).
<free time - 5 hours Jeonbuk Tourism Site/Maps>
17:00 Departure from Jeonju (Lahan Hotel)
18:30 Service station break (15 mins)
20:00 Arrival at Seoul Station, exit 15
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
G-Shuttle Bus is hosted by Gangwon Province and operated by Gangwon Tourism Association with local travel agency.
Departing from Hongdae or Kunkuk, G-Shuttle Bus offers a variety of tours across different periods of the year.
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