Getting to Gyeongju

Situated in southeastern Korea, Gyeongju is accessible by two major international airports; Incheong Int'l Airport and Gimhae/Busan Int'l Airport.

  • Direct Int'l Flight Overseas → Gimhae Int'l Airport (Busan)

Gimhae International Airport is connected to 41 cities in 12 countries throughout Asia, including Beijing and Tokyo, with over 1,000 flights a week.

Country City
Cambodia Siem Reap
China Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Macau, Nanjing, Qingdao, Sanya, Shanghai / Pudong, Shenyang, Xi’an, Yanji, Zhangjiajie
Japan Fukuoka, Kitakyushu, Nagoya, Okinawa, Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo / Narita
Laos Vientiane
Malaysia Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur
Mongolia Ulaanbaatar
Philippine Cebu, Clark Field, Kalibo, Manila
Russia Vladivostok
Singapore Singapore
Taiwan, ROC Hualien, Kaohsiung, Taichung, Taipei
Thailand Bangkok
USA Guam, Saipan
Vietnam Da Nang, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Nha Trang
  • Domestic Flight Incheon Int'l Airport → Gimhae Int'l Airport(Busan)

On average, there are some domestic flights available daily, from Incheon int'l Airport to Gimhae int'l Airport (Busan). It is Transit Exclusive Domestic Flight, please book the flight together when you book the ticket.

Airline Time Terminal Traveling Time
Asiana Air 06:30, 19:50 T1 1hrs
  • Transit Exclusive Domestic Flight, so it is not available as a separate domestic flight.
  • Passengers transferring at Incheon Airport to domestic flights cannot leave the Arrival Hall.
  • Please take note of the transport time between terminals when transferring from T1 to domestic flights.

How to transferring to domestic Flight: click here

  • Domestic Flight Incheon Int’l Airport → Gimpo Airport → Gimhae Int'l Airport(Busan)

Step 1. Take the bus from Incheon Airport Arrivals Hall (t1) to Gimpo Airport

At Incheon Int'l Airport, you can get the information about Airport Bus that run between Incheon Int'l Airport and the domestic terminal of Gimpo Int'l Airport. There are two terminals at Gimpo, one is the domestic and the other is the international. Please make sure that you get off the bus at the Domestic Flight Terminal at Gimpo.

Incheon airport arrivals(T1) Information(Bus No. 8843)

Terminal First/Last Interval Travelling Time Fare Bus Stop No.
Airport Terminal 2 08:10 / 20:40 8:10, 9:40, 10:40, 11:40, 12:40, 16:40, 17:40, 18:40, 19:40, 20:40 40min KRW 1,300 – 1,700 5D (B1)
Airport Terminal 1 08:30 / 21:00 8:30, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00, 21:00 40min KRW 1,300 – 1,700 No. 8 (1F)

Bus schedule information: click here
Please be advised that actual times may vary depending on traffic conditions.

Step 2. Take the domestic flight from Gimpo Int'l Airport to Gimhae Int’l Airport

There are many domestic flights available daily (almost one or two flights per every hour) from Gimpo to Gimhae Int'l Airport.
Airline schedule information : click here

* Transfer Information for those who arrive by international flights : Take a free shuttle bus from platform no. 5(near gate 2), 1 floor of Gimpo int’l airport to domestic terminal. It takes about 3 minutes by bus.

  • KTX Incheon Int'l Airport → Seoul Station → Singyeongju Train Station

Step 1. AREX Express Train

AREX Express Train is the non-stop train service runs between Incheon Int'l Airport to Seoul Station. You can book your seat at the website of AREX.

Express Trains Information

Departure Arrival Hours of Operation Travel Time
Number of Trips
Service Interval Fare
(Adult, one-way)
First Train Last Train
Terminal 2 Seoul
(Seoul Station)
05:15 22:40 51min 26 times per day 40-60min KRW 9,500 Express Train Information
Center in B1
Terminal 1 05:23 23:48 43min

AREX Homepage Link

Step 2. KTX(Korea Train Express)

KTX(Korea Train Express) connects Seoul and many of the major cities in Korea including Singyeongju.

Departure Arrival Hours of Operation Number of Trips
Service Interval Travel Time
(Adult, one-way)
First Train Last Train
(Seoul Station)
(Singyeongju Station)
05:15 21:30 17-19 times per day 5-60 minutes 2hrs 10min First-class: KRW 69,000
Regular: KRW 49,300

KTX Homepage Link

  • Above times and fares are subject to change by KORAIL. Please check the website for complete and updated information.
  • Reservation : You can make reservations online from one month to 30 mins before your departure time. There are plenty of passengers especially on Friday afternoon and Sunday morning. For the participants who plan to take a KTX at those times, we recommend to make a reservation at the website of KORAIL in advance.

From Gimhae Int'l Airport to HICO

  • Gimhae Int’l Airport → Gyeongju Express Bus Terminal
Take the Intercity Limousine Bus on the 1st floor.

※ At the bust stop (1F) in front of the International Terminal of Gimhae Int’l Airport, take the Gyeongju-bound Intercity Limousine Bus. The bus leaves at the area ① on the map above, and tickets are on a pay-as-you-enter basis, purchased directly from the bus driver.

Departure Arrival Traveling Time Operation Hour Fare
Gimhae Int'l Airport Gyeongju Express Bus Terminal 70min - 07:20
- 10:00
- 12:30
- 15:20
- 17:40
- 20:30
KRW 9,000
[Bus Route]
Gimhae Airport - Gyeongju Express Bus Terminal - Pohang Intercity Bus Terminal
  • Gyeongju Intercity / Express Bus Terminal → HICO
Take Taxi or City Bus

1. Taxi

Most taxis in the Gyeongju area accept credit cards.

Traveling Time Fare Distance
Approx. 20 min Around KRW 15,000 (The minimum fare is 3,300) 11km

You can use the card below to show taxi driver.

2. City Bus

Traveling Time Interval Bus No. Fare Take Off Bus Stop Distance
Approx. 40 min 20min 11, 16, 18, 100-1, 700, 1000 Around KRW 1,300~1,700 HICO 10km

From Singyeongju station to HICO

  • Singyeongju Station(KTX) → HICO
Take Taxi or City Bus

1. Taxi

Most taxis in the Gyeongju area accept credit cards.

Traveling Time Fare Distance
Approx. 30 min Around KRW 30,000 (The minimum fare is 3,300) 21km

You can use the card below to show taxi driver.

2. City Bus (Bus No. 700)

The bus stop is right outside of the station.

Route Traveling Time Interval Fare Train Station Departure Time
Singyeongju Station(KTX) - Gyeongju Express Bus Terminal – Donggung Palace and Woljl Pond – Kensington Resort - HICO 45min 60-80 min KRW 1,700 07:50, 08:50, 11:15, 12:15, 15:26, 16:46, 19:10, 20:05

We recommend arriving at the bus platform 5 minutes before departure to avoid inconvenience. Bus schedules are subject to change by the bus traffic. English-language announcements will begin when the Bus enters Bomun Lake Resort (Bomun Tourist Complex). Visitors can get off at the 'Hwabaek Convention Center' or 'HICO' stop.

Getting Around Gyeongju

By Taxi Intra-City Bus
- Base Rate: 3,300 KRW (Extra charge is applied at 00:00~04:00)
- Silla Call Taxi : 054-746-5000
- Cheomseongdae Call Taxi : 054-746-3000
- Fare : Commuter Bus 1,300KRW, Seated Bus 1,700KRW (When using the Transportation Card,
transfer is limited to once, and the time limit is 30 minutes)