15 March, 2024


Ahoy, shipmates! Are you ready to set sail on the ultimate adventure aboard IT’S THE SHIP? Whether you’re flying in direct or making the journey from Seoul, we’ve got you covered with all the tips and tricks to get to Busan Port International Passenger Terminal with ease. Plus, we’ll clue you in on the best ways to get around Busan and where to stay for a seamless pre- or post-SHIP experience.


Getting to Busan Cruise Terminal

From Busan Airport

If you’re flying in, Busan’s Gimhae International Airport (PUS) will be your first entry point. Luckily, getting from the airport to the cruise terminal is a breeze:

Taxi: The most convenient option is to hop in a taxi directly from the airport. It’ll take you approximately 30-40 minutes to reach the cruise terminal, depending on traffic. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride!

Airport Limousine Bus: Look out for the airport limousine buses that operate regularly between the airport and various destinations in Busan, including the cruise terminal. It’s a comfortable and hassle-free way to travel, with the added bonus of enjoying scenic views along the way.


From Seoul

Coming from the bustling metropolis of Seoul? Here are ways to get to Busan:

KTX High-Speed Train: All aboard the KTX! Catching the high-speed train from Seoul to Busan is a fast and efficient option, whisking you away to your destination in approximately 2.5 to 3 hours. Once you arrive at Busan Station, it’s just a 10-minute walk from the train station to the Busan Port International Passenger Terminal via a connecting bridge. Tickets are available here. Note: Reservation may be made from 30 minutes to 1 month prior to departure. 

Express Bus: Prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground? Consider taking an express bus from Seoul to Busan which typically takes around 4.5 to 5.5 hours. While it may take a bit longer than the train, it’s still a comfortable and affordable option for those seeking a leisurely journey. Visit Kobus to check schedules, seat availability, and purchase tickets online.


Where to Stay in Busan

Looking for the perfect place to rest your weary legs before or after IT’S THE SHIP? Consider staying in one of these areas near the Busan Cruise Terminal:

  1. Nampo-dong: Nestled in the heart of Busan’s bustling downtown area, Nampo-dong is a vibrant neighbourhood brimming with shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Plus, it’s just a stone’s throw away from the cruise terminal, making it an ideal base for shipmates looking to explore the city.
  2. Haeundae: With its stunning beach, bustling boardwalk, and array of hotels and restaurants, Haeundae is a popular choice for travellers seeking a beachside escape. While it’s a bit further from the cruise terminal, it’s well worth the journey for those craving sun, sand, and sea.
  3. Seomyeon: As Busan’s main commercial and entertainment hub, Seomyeon offers a dynamic blend of shopping, dining, and nightlife options. Plus, its central location makes it easy to access other parts of the city.

Getting Around Busan

Once you’ve arrived in Busan, getting around the city is a breeze thanks to its efficient transportation system:

  1. Subway: Hop on the Busan Metro, and you’ll be zipping around the city in no time. With multiple lines covering various destinations, it’s a convenient and cost-effective way to explore Busan’s vibrant neighbourhoods.
  2. Bus: For those wanting to take in the sights above ground, Busan’s extensive bus network offers plenty of routes to choose from. Just grab a T-money card, hop on board, and get ready to embark on your urban adventure.
  3. Taxi: Taxis are readily available throughout Busan and provide a convenient option for getting around, especially for shorter distances or areas not easily accessible by public transportation. Taxis in Busan are metered, and drivers generally accept cash or card payments. 
Ship Tips: Visit Busan’s famous tourist attractions for free and enjoy the benefits of transportation, shopping and performances. Head over to www.visitbusanpass.com to find out more!

So there you have it, shipmates! With these handy tips and recommendations, you’ll be well-equipped to navigate your way to the Busan Cruise Terminal and make the most of your time in this vibrant coastal city. See you on board IT’S THE SHIP! 🚢✨

Oh and don’t forget to pop by Busan Tourism’s booth at Shiptown Deck 5 once onboard and get your hands on some freebies!

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