Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Jocelyn & Lennart's Free & Easy Trip to Seoul, Korea 01/11/13 - 06/11/13 : Day 4, Highlight of the Tour! Whole day Trip to Everland! How to go to Everland and leave thereafter

Day 4 of our Seoul Tour, we're going to Everland! Weather is fine, no rain!

We woke up around 7.30am to get ready and had our breakfast at the nearby Paris Baguette Cafe near our hotel. Set off before 9am because we will be taking their public transport today and Everland is at the outskirts of Seoul so it may take abit of travelling time to get there. Below are the directions for those intending to take their public bus transport system to Everland Theme Park.

1)   Take Subway to Gangnam Station Line 2
2)   Walk to Exit 10, go up the stairs and walk straight till you see Giordano Shop, the bus station is just right after Giordano.

3)   Take the Express Bus there, Bus No. 5002, One Way Fare of 2,100 won, can be paid using T-money
Takes about 1 and a half hour to get to Everland from the Seoul City Area.

4)   Bus will bring you to the Everland Shuttle bus Terminal, announcement will be made in different languages, English, Mandarin, Japanese and Korean.
5)    Get off the bus and transfer to the free Everland Shuttle Buses which will take you another 5-10mins to get to the gates of Everland.
*Intervals of the shuttle buses are quite frequent of 10-15mins.

6)   Walk to the tickets booths at the gates, queue up, show the brochure discount coupon for foreigners, prepare your passports as proof, 2 tickets set us back at about 48000 won, could not remember the exact amount =X.
*Coupon is valid up to 4 Pax, if you have more pax going you can pick up the brochures at your hotels lobby or get it from the Tourist Help Centres. However on coupon it states that the discount applies also with a valid foreign passport.

7) Off you go in, they have guide maps stands at the front of the gates  for different languages

Advisable to start leaving around 6pm, the travel back from the outskirts to the city area can take you up to 2hours

Leaving Everland(Approximately 1Hour 55mins to get back to Myeongdong, I find this fastest although you have to switch lines a couple of times)
1)   Take the Shuttle bus, the same bus stop that you drop off when you arrived to get back to the Bus Terminal.
2)   You can either take the bus 5002 back to Gangnam or you cross an overhead bridge to take the LRT to Giheung Station. Get off the station and walk to Giheung Subway Station, there are signages to guide you just follow the arrows.

3)   Take the subway from Giheung(Bundang Line) to Wangsimni Station where you can transfer to Line 2 to Dongdaemun History Culture Park Station and Transfer to Line 4 to go back to either Dongdaemun or Myeongdong.

1 comment:

Yeow meng Lee said...

Good stuff. Am going Seoul tonight.