Busan is less than three hours from Seoul on the KTX (bullet train), while normal and express buses leave every hour between Seoul and Busan. Tourists visiting Busan will easily be able to get to all the main tourist sights, beaches, and shopping districts via the Busan Subway. Concessions for the subway are available for those staying in the city for more than just a weekend. All subway announcements and subway maps are written in Korean and English.
The buses are almost as easy to use as the subway, but English maps of the bus routes are sometimes not available, so buses are only recommended if passengers know that the particular bus is going where they want to go. There are also a multitude of taxis ready to travel to most areas of the city. Deluxe taxis are available at a higher price and are easily recognisable as they are black. The Kakao Taxi app is also available.
Busan International Airport
The airport is on the western side of Busan, about ten miles (16km) away.
Busan International Airport (PUS)
LocationThe airport is on the western side of Busan, about ten miles (16km) away.
Getting to the city
There are three bus routes going from the airport to various points within the city. Many intercity buses are also available. The airport also connects to Busan's subway system and light rail, and connections can be made to most parts of the city.
TimeLocal time is GMT +9
The car rental desk is located on the ground floor of the Domestic Terminal. Seven different rental agencies operate out of Gimhae, including Samsung and Kumho Rent-A-Car.
Taxis and limousines are available outside both terminals.
Transfer between terminals
The terminals and parking facilities are linked via a shuttle.
Airport facilities include banks, currency exchange services, payphones, luggage storage facilities, shoe shine, convenience stores, duty-free shopping, and various dining options.
The airport provides short-term and long-term parking.