Seoul to Seoraksan

Seoraksan Biseondae
Seoul to Seoraksan

Seoul to Seoraksan? How to get to?

Seoul to Seoraksan All information of based on date 13.MAR.27th

Mountain Seoraksan national park info

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Seoraksan Ulsanbawi (Rock): 38.192863, 128.445926
Seoraksan Biseondae (Rock 비선대): 38.149550, 128.466669
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Seoraksan Ulsanbawi (Rock)
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Available adventures : Rock climbing, Hiking

HIKING
Duration : Around 4 hours (Getting peak of Unsanbawi and turn back)

Difficulty : ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

Sight view : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (Definitely one of top 10 highlights)

Route : Seoraksan entrance - Ulsanbawi peak - Getting down

ETC : The trail is very touristic. Avoid weekend if you want to avoid crowd.

Rock climbing
Duration : Variety 2~6 hours (Depend on route)

Difficulty : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Sight view : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Route : Variety.

ETC : Be careful here! Rock climbing is always risky.

Need permission from national park management (contact us). Guide can be hired.
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Seoraksan Biseondae (Rock 비선대)
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Available adventures : Hiking (2D 1N, 3D 2N, day hiking), Rock climbing.

HIKING 2D 1N
Duration : 2D 1N. (Around 11 hours of hiking)

Difficulty : ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

Sight view : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Route : Seoraksan entrance - Biseondae - Sleeping in lodge

- Daecheong peak - Getting down

ETC : Mostly during March ~ May, November ~ December,

trails are closed for preventing fire. For specific info, contact us.

Also trails can be closed due to weather (snowy, rainy).

HIKING 3D 2N

Duration : 3D 2N

Difficulty : ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Sight view : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Route : Seoraksan entrance - Biseondae - Sleeping in lodge

- Daecheong peak - Oseam - Sleeping in lodge - Getting down

ETC : Mostly during March ~ May, November ~ December,

trails are closed for preventing fire. For specific info, contact us.

Also trails can be closed due to weather (snowy, rainy).

Day hiking

Duration : 3D 2N

Difficulty : ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

Sight view : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Route : Seoraksan entrance - Biseondae - Getting down

ETC : The trail is very touristic. Avoid weekend if you want to avoid crowd.

Rock climbing
Duration : Variety 2~13 hours (Depend on route)

Difficulty : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Sight view : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Route : Variety.

ETC : Be careful here! Rock climbing is always risky.

Need permission from national park management (contact us).

Guide can be hired.
Biseondae (Rock)
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Seoraksan is the one of best attraction in Korea. This mountain is very big that size is just enough for 14~20 days of hiking.

You decide go to Seoraksan? You made best decision ever.

If you want to know more information about mountain Seoraksan click below.

Check them before know the way Seoul to Seoraksan click here (official korea tourism) click here (official national park)

Seoul to Seoraksan, The best way to get by public transportation is bus.

Seoul to Seoraksan? How to get to Seoraksan from seoul?

the answer is variety. If you have money,time and confidence, rent a car is the best of the best way to enjoy Seoraksan.

There are many public transportations to get Seoraksan. bus, train, taxi… Best way for saving time and money is using intercity bus.

We recommend bus for the way Seoul to Seoraksan. Since Seoraksan become famous for local and tourists, every 20 minutes, you can take bus for city Sokcho(Seoraksan)

For non stop bus, frequency is every 1 hour. Seoul to Seoraksan, the way is never difficult.

Basic information (Seoul to Seoraksan)

  • Duration hour : 180~240min (150 min for intercity bus + 60 min for local bus) from Dong Seoul bus terminal
  • Bus terminal in Seoul : Dong Seoul bus terminal(동서울 버스 터미널) – Run from  6:25 to 23:00 everyday. Frequency of buses is every 10 minutes (For non stop bus every 60 minutes)
  • Transfer bus : 1 time. Dong Seoul bus terminal (동서울 버스 터미널) -> Transfer at Sokcho intercity bus terminal(속초 시외 버스 터미널) or Sokcho express bus terminal (속초 고속버스 터미널) -> So Gong Won bus stop (소공원 버스 정류장)
  • Fare information
  1. Dong Seoul bus terminal (동서울 버스 터미널) -> Sokcho intercity bus terminal(속초 시외 버스 터미널) or Sokcho express bus terminal (속초 고속버스 터미널) : KRW 17,300  (USD 16 value)
  2.  Sokcho intercity bus terminal(속초 시외 버스 터미널) or Sokcho express bus terminal (속초 고속버스 터미널) -> So Gong Won bus stop (소공원 버스 정류장) : KRW 1,100 (USD 1 value)

Let’s take step by step :

How to get to; Seoul to Seoraksan

Seoraksan by BUS?

Step 1. Get to ‘Dong Seoul bus terminal'(동서울터미널). Metro station is ‘Gangbyeon’ metro station (강변역)

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Dong seoul bus terminal(동서울터미널)

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Dong seoul bus terminal(동서울터미널): 37.565807, 127.009506
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If you click icon, you can see street view. You can see major metro station on the map. If you want to know detail, just click icons.

Need metro map? click here Take metro train near you, and get to ‘Gangbyeon’ metro station(강변역) line 2.

When you get off at the ‘gangbyeon’ metro staion, take exit 4. Just the building across the exit gate 4 is ‘dong seoul bus terminal'(동서울터미널) Go inside of terminal.

Step2. Find the ticket booth for city ‘Sokcho'(속초)

The terminal is not well-organized. So it will be little challenge for traveler to find right ticket booth.

Each ticket booth selling for different city. So it it not easy even for local people to find right ticket booth at first time.

The best way to find is always  ‘ask people’. It will be one of fun thing to talk local people about direction.

Just write down ‘속초 (Sokcho) 시외버스 터미널 (intercity-bus terminal)’ and show people, They will understand what you need to get.

Notice :  in city ‘속초 (Sokcho)’, there are 2 inter-city bus terminal.

one is ‘속초 시외버스 터미널 (Sokcho intercity-bus terminal’), other one is ‘속초 고속버스 터미널 (Sokcho express bus terminal).

Buy ticket for any of those bus terminals. You will see the bus terminal location on map in step 4.

One way fare now(2013.03)  is KRW 17,300  (value USD 16). they take credit card also.

Frequency of express bus(non stop) is every an hour.

if you don’t need express bus, frequency of bus will be every 10 minute. Bus runs from 6:25 to 23:00 everyday.

You can book ticket online, but you will give up because site doesn’t provide English service.

And payment with credit card need to take so many procedure. But if you want to try, check here ‘click here’

Step3. Find the right gate for your destination. 

You bought ticker successfully? Congratulation.

But you shouldn’t feel like ‘I’m done!’ There are more step.

Right gate for city ‘sokcho'(속초) may be gate No 3 and No 4. The terminal doesn’t provide announcement about departure.

You will know why when you get there.

So waiting for your bus in front of gate. Ask driver with showing ticket.

Usually bus drivers are not English speaker.

Step4. Get off at ‘Sokcho’ intercity bus terminal (속초 시외 버스 터미널) or ‘Sokcho’ express bus terminal(속초 고속 버스 터미널). And find local bus stop.

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From Sokcho(속초) bus terminals to Seoraksan.

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From Sokcho(속초) bus terminals to Seoraksan.: 38.189490, 128.545361
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You arrived at ‘Sokcho’ intercity bus terminal (속초 시외 버스 터미널)?

The intercity bus terminal located East-North.

Click icons if you want to know more detail (street views) When you get out from the terminal, many taxi drive will ask your direction.

If you wants to support Korea’s tourism economy, take taxi.

The bus stop for Seoraksan is 30 seconds walk from the terminal.

Don’t catch bus across road. Also tourist information center is just in front of the terminal.

Get what you need. Take local bus No 7-1. Frequency of the local bus is 10~15 minute.

Everyday runs. Fare for now(13.03) is KRW 1,100.

 

You arrived at ‘ ‘Sokcho’ express bus terminal(속초 고속 버스 터미널)?

The express bus terminal’s location on the map is East. You can see the local bus stop and the terminal.

You should across the street to get right bus.

Bus No 7-1 and No 7. 2 buses are going to So Gong Won bus stop (소공원).

Frequency of the local bus is 10~15 minute.

Everyday runs. Fare for now(13.03) is KRW 1,100.

Step5. Find and Take 7-1 or 7 local bus. Fare will be KRW 1,100 (USD 1). Only cash.

You can see the bus stop for So Gong Won (Entrance of Seoraksan) on west side of the map above.

That is almost end stop for No 7-1 bus. You will know the stop when you get there.

But to make sure, ask people with body language.

Body language will help people to understand what you are talking about.

Enjoy your rest of trip!

I hope this information is helpful for you ‘Seoul to Seoraksan’ Tour course information is available here (click)

Seoul to Seoraksan

Seoraksan, Ulsanbawi (rock)

Seoul to Seoraksan

Seoraksan, Biseondae

13 Responses

  1. ismi says:

    Hi, i want to ask u for help. How i can get to sockho from gimpo airport? Thank u

  2. krenjqvray says:

    Thank you. This is very helpful. 🙂

  3. Kris says:

    Hey thanks for the information 😀
    Just want to say that the information(Price, Bus No, Schedule) is still up to date to Mid April 2015. I want to share that travel duration between intercity and express bus is only around 10 minutes, so just take the bus which departs first.

  4. Teng Wei Chong says:

    Hi! I am from Malaysia. Thanks for your informative blog post.

    I would like to know if you faced any problem buying ticket on the spot? Because I am going there next week, I hope tickets are not sold off if I buy them on the spot.

    Hope you can advise me on this as soon as possible. Thanks.

  5. Azmi says:

    Hi there,
    1) Is day trip Seoul Soearaksan Seoul possible?

  6. jacklyn says:

    I’d like to make a daytrip to soraksan from Insadong for my family of 4 (2 kids, 2 adults.) Is the drive from Seoul to the park very windy? I’m concerned because my husband has bad vertigo driving up tortuous roads but I really want to go.

  7. Doria says:

    Thank you so much for the info! I have been wanting to do Seoraksan for a while now but live in Uijeongbu. Is there a direct bus from the Uijeongbu Bus Terminal, or do I have to backtrack from Dong Seoul?

  8. dongga says:

    Hi all,
    I just made the trio to seoraksan. This article was very helpful to me. Just for the info, the bus fare from dongseoul to sokcho intercity bus terminal now is 17300. And the local bus 7-1 to seoraksan is 1200.
    Trip to seoraksan in one day is possible, as long as you depart as early as in the morning from seoul, take subway to Gangbyeon, and take the first or second bus from dongseoul (6.25 am, cmiiw). And you should get off from seoraksan around 7pm, and take intercity bus from sokcho around 8pm. Although the last bus from sokcho to dongseoul is 11pm (but the fare is 19000).

  9. Ashlee Hannon says:

    Hi, I am coming from Seoul to Sokcho in the afternoon, and would like to start the Seoraksan Dinosaur Ridge track early the next morning. How late do the buses run from Sokcho to the Seoraksan Gate Entrance, and is there accommodation close to the park entrance where I can stay the night before the hike?

  10. Ninie says:

    Hi Everyone,

    We will be going to Seoraksan on Sept. 24th, do you have any idea on the entrance fees/ cable car rides there?

    Also, we wanted to try a short trail after we come back from the peak (via cable car), is it a good idea? Do they have schedule of cable cars going back to the starting point at any time? Would really love to know all about these.

    Thank you in advance!

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