Jeju Island is a beautiful island, but it’s not easy to get around because there is no subway or train. Especially if this is your first-time travel to Jeju Island, you will feel lost and struggle for sure.
So take a look at this basic guide to getting around Jeju Island by public transportation before you go!
How to get around Jeju island?
In Jeju Island, there are various types of transportation options- bus, taxi, car, motorcycle/scooters and bikes– and each type offers its own unique travel experiences.
Buses and taxis are the two main public transportation in Jeju Island and are commonly used by the travelers. There is NO train nor subway system on Jeju Island.
1. By Bus
In Jeju Island, there are inner (intra-city) and outer (intercity) city buses and Airport Limousine Bus and these buses cover almost all of Jeju Island.
Taking these are the most economical way to get around the island. However, you do have to go through an inconvenience like long intervals that can be time-consuming.
All buses accept cash or Seoul’s T-money transit card, but we recommend using the T-money card for the fare because you can transfer twice within 60 mins, each within 30 mins, for free (you will be able to save some money!).
A. Intra-city Bus & Low-floor Bus
Intra-city buses run only within Jeju City and Seogwipo City. Since intra-city bus stops at all bus stops, the interval is usually around 30 mins to 1 hour, which means you have to wait a long time for the next bus. This is the reason why they are more likely used by local residents than travelers.
However, if you do take this bus, the flat fare costs 1,200 won for all destinations and the fare for middle/high school students is 900 won and for elementary school students and younger is 400 won.
Following are the intra-city bus routes and their major stops:
- 10 (Jeju Nat’l Univ(JNU)-Gwangyang-Hamdeok)
- 92 (Jeju High School-DaeU Daerim Apt.-Int’l Port)
- 100 (Halla College-Bus Terminal-Jungangro-Samyang1dong)
- 500 (Halla College-Jungang Rotary-JNU)
- 502 (Halla College-Jeju Bus Terminal-JNU(Wolpyeong))
- 300 (Halla Arboretum-Airport-Terminal-Airport-Halla Arboretum)
You can also find low-floor buses in Jeju Island, which operate in Jeju City and Seogwipo City only. These buses have no steps between one or more entrance and are to minimize inconvenience for the weak and elderly for the elderly and people with disabilities (in wheelchairs for example).
B. Intercity Bus
Intercity buses run between the intercity bus terminals of Jeju city and Seogwipo via numbers of different routes and they stop at several bus stops including major tourist attractions (but not at every stop like the intra-city bus does).
The base fare is 1,300 KRW and is surcharged by distance. The intervals are around 20 mins, so for travelers and tourists, taking the intercity bus is a better option.Route #701 runs every 20 mins (Jeju – Sehwa – Sungsan – Seogwi) – for looking around east JejuRoute #702 runs every 20 mins (Jeju – Hallim – Daejung – Seogwipo) – for looking around west JejuRoute #780 runs every 10~15 mins (Jeju – Sungpanak – Seogwi – World cup stadium – Jungmun – Jeju) – circulates Jeju island in a circle
C. Airport Limousine Bus (No. 600)
The No. 600 Airport Limousine circulates between the Jeju International Airport, Jungmun Complex and Seogwipo at 15-minutes intervals, and makes its final stop at the Seogwipo KAL Hotel. The whole route takes about 80 mins.
■ Turnaround Time
- Airport~Jungmun Tourism Complex: 50 mins
- Airport~Seogwipo KAL Hotel: 80 mins
■ Bus Fare and Timetable
- Jeju International Airport: First Bus – 06:20 , Last Bus – 22:00 (15 min intervals)
- Seogwipo New Kyungnam Hotel: First Bus – 06:20 , Last Bus – 21:50
- Airport~Jungmun Tourism Complex: 3,900 won
- Airport~Worldcup Stadium: 4,500 won
- Airport~Seogwipo: 5,000 won
For middle/high school students the bus fare costs 20% off the regular fare and 50% off the regular fare for elementary school students.
※You can purchases the ticket at the airport stands, Sinjeju ticket office, and the New Kyungnam Hotel ticket office.
Still confused? Here are 2 options that will save you from hassle!
A. Jeju Island Golden City Tour Bus
In Jeju Island, there is Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour Bus called Jeju Island Golden City Tour Bus that is designed for travelers to hop on and off all day at Jeju Island’s best sights and destinations.
The city tour bus runs from 8:00 am to 8:50 pm. It’s a simple and yet convenient way to travel around the island at a reasonable price. For more details, click here.The advantage of this transport is that you can visit the attractions you want to see and customize your itinerary of your choice. It’s a simple and yet convenient way to travel around the island at a reasonable price. For more details, click here.
To see the map of Jeju Golden Bus City Tour route, click here.
B. Jeju 1 Day Bus Tour
Another great option for tourists and travelers is booking the Jeju 1 Day Bus Tour, which offers 3 great tour loops that take you to the best attractions and highlights in Jeju Island. For details, click here.
2. By taxi
If the bus system in Jeju is too complicated and you don’t have international driver’s license, the alternative option is taking a taxi.Taking a taxi on the middle of the road in Jeju Island can be frustrating and tiresome, so our advice is to call a taxi (1,000 KRW but it’s better to ask the fee when calling a taxi) or hire a taxi for the day.
Hiring a taxi is definitely recommended to those who are looking for convenient and comfortable ride throughout the day and a personalized, free and easy tour. Booking is available here.
3. By car
For those who have an international driver’s license, renting a car is the best option to look around the island’s major attractions and natural landscape. It is less expensive than hiring a taxi and also allows you to reach destinations in Jeju Island that are difficult to reach by using public transportation.Car rental in Jeju Island (from Jeju Intl. Airport) is available here.
4. By Motorcycle or Scooter
Want some thrills and speed? For those who have international driver’s license, taking a ride on a motorcycle or scooter is a great option to get around Jeju Island. You can find several motorcycle/scooter rental shops especially around the Jeju International Airport.
5. By Bike
Cycling along the breathtaking coastal roads or in lush natural parks and forests sure is a great way to explore the authentic beauty of Jeju Island.If you don’t have international driver’s license, renting a bike can be an alternative and it’s highly recommended to couples and solo travelers. Want to rent a bike in Jeju? Booking online is available here.
Browse our collection of the best transport deals for Jeju Island. Choose the right one according to your travel group!
If you are planning a trip to Jeju Island with your family or in a group of friends or travel buddies, travel well by taking these options into consideration before you go.
A. Hire a Private Driver & Van
This can be a perfect option for those who want to travel around Jeju Island without a hassle with your family or friends as a small private group, which can accommodate from 2 to 8 people. This option is highly recommended for a family with kids!You can freely write a list of destinations you want to visit and give it to the agency who will then customize your itinerary and help you can get around the island in a more time-saving way. Booking is available here.
If your group only needs a transportation that provides a pick-up service from Jeju Aiport to your desired destination, check out our private van or mini bus transfer service here.
B. Join a Small Group Van Tour
Similar to the private van tour, a small group van tour can be another great option for a group of travelers and tourists from 2 to 9 people.It is more affordable and inexpensive since the tour is not private (meaning that other groups of travelers can join the tour). The itinerary for the tour is already planned out, so if you don’t want to go through the hassle, you should join this tour. Booking is available here.
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