How To Travel Around The Country Of Korea
By Matthew Lawrence
A lot of us usually get lost when we go to a different country. We usually hire a cab to take us to our destination; but let's face it; it's not at all cheap. I've looked up some of the traveling services available in Korea. Hope this helps you when you visit Korea.
• Domestic Flights
I learned that Asiana Airlines and Korean Air handle domestic flights. A domestic destination usually just takes about an hour from Seoul. They use Incheon International Airport and Gimpo Airport for the domestic travels. It is one way to travel easier from one city of Korea to another.
• Local and City Bus Services
Traveling using the local and city bus is the least expensive way to go around the city or to the towns of Korea. They have this intercity bus network that connects all cities and towns of the country. It is quite easy to use since the buses running from the city to the suburban cities are numbered according to their route. The fare ranges from $0.52 to $1.57 in US dollars or 500 to 1,500 won.
• Long Distance Express Buses
Unlike the local bus that has a regular stops within the cities; the long distance express buses has a certain stop that goes directly to your destination. This has more expensive deluxe bus seats, where you can have an access to a mobile phone and an ability to watch movies. The deluxe bus only has three seats. But don't worry, they also have the regular bus which is less expensive, this bus has four seats side by side. The long distance express bus connects you from one major city to another major city.
• Railway Services
They have this KORAIL (as what the Koreans call it), short for Korea Railroad. KORAIL operates three kinds of trains, the super-express, express, and the local. It is interconnected in a nationwide network of cities. The super-express train connects Seoul to the cities of Busan, East Daegu, Mokpo, Iksan, and Gwangju. But for most famous destinations in Korea, it can be reached thru a single or direct transfer using the express train. The local trains are the ones that have the frequent stops from within the cities.
• Subway Services
As for all the countries, the subway is the most convenient and easiest way to travel. The subway of Korea offers the safest, easiest, fastest, most comfortable means of transportation from the main cities of Korea. From Seoul it is linked to the other intercity or satellite cities in Korea. The train takes about 2 to 3 minutes of interval during the peak hours and 4 to 6 minutes in non-peak hours. The fare takes only about 900 won or $0.94 US dollars.
• Ferry Services
This is one way to travel where you can appreciate the beauty of Korea. It's the most pleasant way to see Korea. It will take you from one island to another; the routes are from Busan to Jeju-do Island, Pohang and Ulleungdo Island, and Mokpo and Hongdo Island.
I lived here in Texas all my life so I am very much familiar in the cities here. I love to travel a lot, and visit a lot of countries. I enjoy playing golf, and watching baseball. I hang out with my friends at the bars, at the clubhouse playing tennis, and sometimes at the casino. We play poker every Saturday night at my place. As far as I can remember, my parents and I traveled a lot and I have adapted their passion for traveling.