Journey to Seoul from my beloved home in Geoje Island
First leg of the the journey was taking a bus ride from Jangseungpo Bus Terminal. Based on this , I decided to take bus for Shinpyeong train station because it is the same line to Busan Station, where KTX departs. It cost 6,400KRW for one way.
|Jangseungpo Bus Terminal|
|if you can't read Korean, the clock in the bus window will help|
|inside Busan subway coach|
There are many gate to the station. I wonder why people tend to take the escalator. So I tried the opposite, took gate 1 on ground level. Apparently the station lobby is at the 2nd floor. haha. best is take the escalator.
Anyway, I brought the printed pass and alien card (passport also fine) to this counter. They were then issued me the pass card and ticket for each journey here. They speak english but you better repeat or write to make sure the message is accrossed. I got the next train which was departing by 9 am. No time wasted!
|Ticket Counter at Busan Station|
The station is nice and big. I think it has more than Gimhae Airport. All the direction is bilingual and easy to digest. The journey is even better. This year Seollal is still winter time with the weather forecast said temperature is dropped. I got 2 significantly different view only within 1 hour journey. First it was dry and an hour later snow covering the ground. Impressive!
Total journey from Geoje to Seoul was approx 4.5 hours. It's about the same with express bus that took 4 hours to reach Nambu Bus terminal in the south of the river. Then another half hour to reach the center city. Bus will cost less than KTX journey but I suggest you try both. The experience is different :)