The public bus system in Jeju reaches into the far corners of the island, and it is a great option if you’re looking for a slower pace of travel to enjoy the sights and scenery. We have an article that covers all the bases.
BUS COLORS, EXPLAINED: RED, BLUE & GREEN BUSES
Red buses are express buses that are numbered in the 100s. They are a great way to save time on travel because they skip many of the local stops and only service key destinations, like transit centers and popular tourist attractions. Blue buses are intercity and city buses and are numbered in the 200, 300, and 500s. Green are known as “village buses” for their short, specific routes.
AIRPORT LIMOUSINE BUS
Airport limousine buses are large buses with a compartment for luggage that travel between the airport and Seogwipo with few stops in between. There are 3 airport limousine buses: bus nos. 600, 800, and 800-1. All three buses travel to Seogwipo on the west side of Hallasan Mountain.
For the sake of convenience and cost, a transportation card is highly recommended. For adults, a one-way fare for a local (blue or green) bus is 1,150 won and you can transfer twice within 40 minutes of getting off your first bus (if you pay cash, it’s 1,200 won with no possibility of transfer).
Operating times will vary by bus and route. In general, buses begin running at around 6 a.m., and the last bus departs for its final route at around 10 p.m. Intervals between buses will also vary by location and route.
AIRPORT LIMOUSINE & EXPRESS BUS FARES
Airport limousines and express (red) buses charge slightly more than trunkline buses. If paying by transportation card, fares start at a base rate of ₩2,000 ($1.60 USD) for adults, ₩1,600 for youth aged 13 to 18, and ₩1,000 for children aged 6 to 12.
TOURIST SHUTTLE BUSES: BE FREE TO PICK AND CHOOSE
Tourist shuttle buses have guides on board who narrate in Korean. But there are TV screens at the front of the bus that tell you which stop is next in both Korean and English, along with a voiced announcement in English.
And there’s much more information to help you on your Jeju Island trip! Read all about it here.
Keep in Touch With Jeju!
Jeju Island’s official information site: Visitjeju.net
Free Jeju Travel Info Available by Chat (Daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. KST)
The JTO’s informative YouTube channel: Visit Jeju Global