Where to Stay in Busan, Korea
Orientation of Busan
Busan can easily be divided into 3 main areas for tourists to stay.
These areas are:
• near to Busan Station (i.e. Nambo, Gamcheon)
• central Seomyeon
• Haeundae, slightly further on eastern Busan.
Most day tours offer pick up/drop off at Busan Station (line 1 & KTX express train station) and Seomyeon Station (6 stops from Busan Station on line 1). Selective day tours also pickup/drop off from Nambo Station (2 stops from Busan Station on line 1) and Haeundae Station (line 2)
2 Most Popular Places to stay in Busan
Seomyeon - Centrally located in Busan with just 6 train stops away to Busan Station on the same subway line, Line 1.
Seomyeon is a lively and convenient location to stay with many shops and restaurants.
Haeundae Beach - The main tourist attraction of Busan and the reason why many people visited Busan especially during summer.
Haeundae is a great place to unwind and chill out. It has easy access to many great cafes, restaurants, subway station, local bus direct from Busan Station and nature walking trails. It takes about 40-50 mins to/from Busan Station (KTX) by taxi, local bus or subway.
Our Recommendation: HAEUNDAE (beach)
If you are coming from Seoul or travelling onward to Seoul later, we would highly recommend you to stay near Haeundae Beach for a more relax experience. There are many scenic and probably less crowded places to explore from Haeundae Beach.
Orientation of HAEUNDAE (beach)
Where exactly to stay at HAEUNDAE (beach)?
Of course, you would want a sea view room along Haeundae Beach! So, take your picks from the many accommodation options along Haeundae Beach based on your budget. You may like to start your search from 'MS Hotel Haeundae' (directly opposite SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium) and the hotels around the area.
a) Along Haeundae Beach
b) Along the main road (Gunam-ro) between Haeundae Station & Haeundae Beach
How to get to Haeundae Beach from Busan Station (KTX)?
Haeundae Station (line 2, exit 3/5). 5 mins walk. (around 50 mins by subway from Busan Station, line transfer required).
Take Bus #1003 from the bus stop in front of Busan Station (same side), about 50m straight from exit 10 of Busan Subway Station to Haeundae Beach. 45 mins.
Taxi from Busan Station, 40 mins.
If you are arriving Busan Station early of the day, we would recommend you to store your luggage at the station's locker and visit the nearby attractions such as Jagalchi Fish Market, BIFF Square, Busan Tower and Gamcheon Culture Village before checking in your accommodation at Haeundae Beach or Seomyeon.
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