Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Itinerary: South Korea: Busan

Route: Manila, Philippines - Busan, South Korea (PUS)

Transportation Card:
You can still use your Seoul City Pass/T-money card in Busan.  In case you have a problem on re-loading the card, you can go to the nearest 7/11 or CU convenience store. However, more favorable is to use Bee Cash.

Important Links:
Subway Map link
Distance between Busan KTX station to local Busan subway station

Accommodation: : Where to stay in Busan?
Toyoko Inn Busan Seo-myeon
Address: 614-865 666-8, Jeonpo-dong, Busanjin-gu, Busan
Map : http://toyoko-inn.com/e_hotel/00221/map.html
Hotel Review

Itinerary: Places to go, Things to see, What to do in Busan?
Looking for a travel blog? Sharing below is the itinerary for a Busan trip on 3 days:
Thursday - March 29:
MRT Seomyeon to Jangsan: 1300krw=52php; 35mins
In Jangsan Station, find the Taxi Station to go to Haedong Yonggungsa Temple (10,000 Won (=400php))
-Optional: Haeundae Station for Haeundae Beach
-Line 2, Namcheon Station, Exit 2 for Namcheon Cathedral in Pusan
-Optional: Line 2, Gwangan Station, Exit 3 or 5, walk 5-10 minutes -  for Gwanggalli Beach
-Nampo-dong Station, Exit 1, for Busan Tower/ Yongdusan Park

Join the Night Tour (presenting the mood of romantic night view and night sea)
Busan Train Station, Exit 8 -> Busan Train Station Square
Location City Tour Office of Busan Tourism Development Co., LTD,
4F Busan Hall Building 1205-1 Choratng-dong Dong-gu, Busan
Tel: 1688-0098, / 051-464-9898

1. Busan Station > 2. Gwangalli Beach > 3. Haeundae Beach > 4. Dalmaji Road > 5. Gwangan Bridge > 6. Gemryeonsan > 1. Busan Station

Friday - March 30
-Go to Jinhae:
From: BUSAN Seobu Sasang Terminal To: JINHAE Express Bus Terminal
Fare: W4,200
Schedule: 06:00 ◄ Every 15-20 minutes ► 22:00 (Duration: 1 hour)

Saturday - March 31
-Beomeosa Temple
-Taejongdae Tour
-Shopping at Aqua Mall and Lotte
-Going to the airport (Departure for Manila)

version 2016 July:
On my second visit to Busan, I was able to add Oryukdo Skywalk.
Also, I was able to visit another Catholic Church nearby Seomyeon Station Exit 9 - Seomyeon Catholic Church.

Other places to see:

  • Skywalk Observatory in Haeundae (opened on August 17, 2017)
  • Seomyeon Food Alley

Travel Date: March 28 (Flight 5J - 184) - April 1 (Flight 5J - 185), 2012

News Alert
July is still on monsoon summer, meaning hot humid weather with scattered heavy rains. August will be start of hot summer which will be time to visit the beach.  Haeundae which is one of the most visited in Busan, just experienced a riptide this August 2017.


Other sample itineraries:
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This page was last updated: 2017 August