General Information

The Korean Peninsula in Northeast Asia shares borders with China, Russia, and Japan. Spanning approximately 1,000 km long and 300 km wide, with a total land area of 222,000 sq. km (100,364 sq. km for South Korea), it is characterized by mountainous terrain covering about three-fourths of the area. The eastern region is higher in elevation than the west, with tall mountains exceeding 1,000 m concentrated in the north and east. Surrounded by sea on three sides, Korea boasts a coastline stretching 17,000 km, with the East Sea known for its deep waters and the West and South seas featuring shallower waters, intricate coastlines, and numerous islands offering diverse oceanic environments.

  • Time Difference

    Korea is located within a single time zone. Korea Standard Time (KST) is Greenwich Mean Time +9 hours (UTC+9). Korea does not observe daylight saving time.

  • Electricity

    The standard electricity supply in Korea is 220 volts, AC/60 cycles. Most hotels in Korea have both 110- and 220-volt wiring. Also, an outlet converter will be available in each room. USB and USB-C plugs are also common.

  • Currency,
    the Korean Won (KRW)

    The official currency of the Republic of Korea is the Korean won (KRW). Paper currency is available in denominations of 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, and 50,000 won bills. Coins are available in 1, 5, 10, 100, and 500 won denominations (1 and 5 won coins are not commonly used). Please click here for more information from the official website of the Bank of Korea. https://www.bok.or.kr/eng/main/contents.do?menuNo=400112

  • Credit Cards

    Major credit cards, such as Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Diners Club, are all widely accepted by merchants and businesses in Korea.

  • Internationa
    / Mobile Phone Roaming

    To call abroad from Korea, enter the international service provider number, country code, area code, and phone number.
    International service provider prefixes: 001, 002, 005, 008, 00700. Mobile phone roaming/rental, SIM card purchase, and Wi-Fi router rentals are all available at Incheon International Airport in the Arrival Hall on the first floor.

  • Emergency Calls

    Police: 112
    Fire / Ambulance: 119
    Medical Emergencies (COVID-19, etc.): 1339

Busan, a bustling city of approximately 3.3 million residents, is located on the southeastern tip of the Korean peninsula. The size of Busan is 769.89km² which is only 0.8% of the whole landmass of the Korean Peninsula. The natural environment of Busan is a harmonious relationship of mountains, rivers and sea. Its geography includes a coastline featuring superb beaches and scenic cliffs and mountains which provide excellent hiking and extraordinary views with hot springs scattered throughout the city. Busan enjoys four distinct seasons and a temperate climate that never gets too hot or too cold.

Busan is the second largest city and the first international port city in Korea. Its deep harbor and gentle tides have allowed it to grow into the largest container handling port in the country and the fifth largest in the world, handling more than 80% of Korea's container traffic. In addition, it is located at the end of the Eurasian continent and serves as the main gateway to the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia as a whole.

The city's natural endowments and rich history have resulted in Busan's increasing reputation as a world-class city for tourism and culture, as well as also becoming renowned as a hot spot destination for international conventions. With the completion of the Busan Exhibition and Convention Center (BEXCO) On May 2001, Busan marked the beginning of its journey as an international conference city. Since then, it has successfully hosted various events, including the Special ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit in December 2014, the Annual Meeting of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in April 2018, the Busan World Magic Championship in July 2018, the Special ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit and the 1st ASEAN-Mekong Summit in November 2019, and the International Diabetes Federation Congress in December 2019. These successful events have solidified Busan's image and brand as an international conference city, establishing it as a key city in Northeast Asia for the 21st century, going beyond its role within Korea.

Through these efforts, Busan is striving to become the leading international conference city in South Korea by 2030, aiming to attract the first domestic registered World-Expo.

Location

Geographically, Busan has the Straits of Korea to its south; Ulsan to the north; and Gimhae to the west. Cities that share a similar latitude with Busan include Jinhae and Gwangju in Korea, as well as Tokyo, Algiers and Oklahoma City internationally. Busan is 9 hours ahead of GMT. As for its geopolitical location, the city is located at the southern tip of a strip that connects Asia, Siberia and Europe. It also serves as a main gateway to the Pacific Ocean. This strategic location places the city at the center of international sea transportation.

Climate

Busan is located at the southeastern most tip of the Korean peninsula in a mid-latitude temperate zone with seasonal winds. It has four seasons: spring, summer, fall and winter. Compared to regions in the north and farther inland, Busan has a mild climate and is consequently frequented by many tourists throughout the year, all of whom hope to take advantage of the city’s nice weather and beautiful scenery.

  • Spring

    Spring begins in early March and ends in late-June. As the Siberian High begins to dissipate, the temperature increases. Busan possesses an average temperature of 14.9℃ which is higher than some neighboring cities like Ulsan and Tongyeong. However, due to a strong spring wind (average 4.4m/s), the heat index remains very low which can sometimes make for a cool beginning to the season.In late March, apricot flowers and dandelions begin to bloom while in April, peach blossoms, swallows and frogs can be seen. Daily temperature ranges can vary widely and severe stretches of abnormally dry weather, periods of yellow dust and late frosts also commonly occur during the spring months.

  • Summer

    Summer starts at the end of June and ends in early September. The rainy season starts the end of June and lasts until the beginning of August. Precipitation during the summer months accounts for 50 to 60 percent of the total for the year.The average temperature in July is 23.9℃ and daily temperature ranges are very small at 5.3℃. Summer highs hit their peak at the end of July through mid-August when temperatures climb to 32°C. The city also experiences many tropical nights during this time as nighttime temperatures hover around 25℃.

  • Fall

    Fall begins in early September and lasts through late November. Continental high pressure brings nice clear weather to the Busan area. In September, due to changing weather patterns, nighttime and morning lows both start to fall, with the average temperature for the month hitting 21.8℃ and 17℃ in October. From November, the temperature starts to drop suddenly due to strong, cold northwesterly seasonal winds.

  • Winter

    Winter runs from the end of November and continues until the end of February with an average temperature of 3.8°C. Rising amounts of cold air over Siberia force bitter cold northwesterly monsoons down on the peninsula resulting in temperatures below the freezing mark. Due to changing local weather patterns, Busan will typically experience three cold days followed by four warm days throughout the winter months.Busan has the mildest weather in Korea after Jeju Island as it has the second lowest number of days when the daily minimum temperature falls below zero at 53.

Climate Busan

Natural & Night Tour

  • Haeundae

    Combined with the stunning scenery surrounding thenational best beach and Korea's hottest place to be during the summer months.

  • Dongbaek Park

    Many poets spent their time searching for the beautiful scenery of the place, where the sea and forests were mixed and recited the excitement to posterity.

  • Taejongdae

    The name comes from the fact that King Taejong Muyol of the Shilla Dynasty was infatuated with this magnificent scenery and made frequent visits.

  • Haeundae (Night)

    The romance of the beach and the beautiful natural scenery and mysterious blend of one trillion lightening. After the session is over, you can walk along with this beautiful beach since the beach is near from the Venue.

  • Gwangan Bridge

    It features endless stretches of sea, Oryukdo island, Hwangryeongsan Mountain and white sand beach, Dongbaek Island and Dalmaji Hill. The night view, directed by the high-tech lighting system, leads many tourists.

  • Bupyeong Kangtong Market

    It is a traditional market located in the center of Busan. The night market, which opened in 2013 for the first time in Korea, has been highly acclaimed as it offers a variety of traditional foods and foods from around the world.

Historical

  • Joseon Tongsinsa History Museum

    An ideal place for learning the history of the Joseon Tongsinsa, good will missions sent intermittently by the Joseon Dynasty of Korea to Japan about 12 times after the Imjin War.

  • Dongnae Eupseong Fortress

    The site of the ferocious battle that look place in the early stage of the Imjin War (Japanese Invasion of Korea in 1592.

  • Chungnyeolsa Shrine

    This shrine is dedicated to those patriotic Korean fighters who died resisting the Japanese aggressors during the Japanese Invasion of Korea (1592-1598).

  • Busan Museum

    The museum houses artifacts that tell the history and culture of Busan from prehistoric times to modern times. You can experience Korean Traditional tea ceremony here.

  • UN Memorial Cemetery in Korea

    The only one of its kind in the world, rest heroic brave soldiers from a number of UN nations, who sacrificed their lives for world peace and freedom.

  • Provisional Capital Memorial Hall

    It was open in 1984 to instill pride to the citizens of Busan who bore the duty as a provisional capital during the national crisis and also to commemorate the stature and historical importance of Busan.

Cultural

  • Gamcheon Cultural Village

    This village started in the 1950s as a difficult place to live for refugees of 6.25 War. Now completely transformed thanks to "Art Factory" public projects, the once deserted houses and alleys around this area have been reborn as cultural arts spaces such as a town history gallery, book cafe, and so on.

  • Jagalchi Market

    Jagalchi is full of the warmth of character unique to Busan. The largest fish market in the Southeast region, Jagalchi Market sells a full range of marine products including fresh catches of fish and good quality dried fish at reasonable prices.

  • Yonggung Temple

    The Yonggung temple is situated near the sea unlike other temples located in mountains, therefore it's quite reasonable to call this temple an aquatic Buddhist sanctum.

  • Seomyeon Street

    The busiest part of Busan. There are cafes, bars, and cheap and delicious restaurants, and young people are always on their way. In addition, there are many entertainment facilities such as nightclubs, arcades, and theaters where you can enjoy your leisure time.

  • Gukje Market

    The market was formed in 1945 when the Japanese withdrew from the country and used their place in the international market to earn money by selling war supplies.

  • Busan Tower

    The tower, constructed in 1973, is Korea's first observatory. It is a tower that represents Busan and is located inside Yongdusan Park.

Course 01

TYPE. 1
Gimhae(Busan) Domestic Airport

※ International direct routes to Gimhae International Airport

Country / Area Airport Airline
Japan Tokyo (NRT) Air Busan (BX)
Jeju Air (7C)
Jin Air (LJ)
T’way Air (TW)
Osaka (KIX) Korean Air (KE)
Air Busan (BX)
Jeju Air (7C)
Jin Air (LJ)
T’way Air (TW)
Fukuoka (FUK) Korean Air (KE)
Air Busan (BX)
Jeju Air (7C)
Jin Air (LJ)
Nagoya (NGO) Korean Air (KE)
New Chitose (CTS) Air Busan (BX)
Jin Air (LJ)
Matsuyama (MYJ) Air Busan (BX)
Naha (OKA) Jin Air (LJ)
China Shenyang (SHE) China Southern Airlines (CZ)
Qingdao (TAO) Air Busan (BX)
Shanghai (PVG) Korean Air (KE)
China Eastern Airlines (MU)
Shanghai Airlines (FM)
Beijing (PEK) Air China (CA)
Zhangjiajie (DYG) Air Busan (BX)
Jeju Air (7C)
Hong Kong (HKG) HK Express (UO)
Shíjiāzhuāng (SJW) Jeju Air (7C)
Macau (MFM) Air Busan (BX)
Sanya (SYX) HAir Busan (BX)
Xian (XIY) Air Busan (BX)
Yanji (YNJ) Air Busan (BX)
China Southern Airlines (CZ)
Southeast Asia Bangkok (BKK) Korean Air (KE)
Air Busan (BX)
Jeju Air (7C)
Jin Air (LJ)
Manila (MNL) Philippine Airlines (PR)
Wattay (VTE) Vietijet Air (VJ)
Ho Chi Minh (SGN) Vietijet Air (VJ)
Vietnam Airline (VN)
Hanoi (HAN) Korean Air (KE)
Vietnam Airlines (VN)
Phu Quoc (PQC) Vietijet Air (VJ)
Lien Khuong (CXR) Vietjet Air (VJ)
Cam Ranh (CXR) Air Busan (BX)
Jin Air (LJ)
T’way Aire (TW)
Vietjet Air (VJ)
Da Nang (DAD) Air Busan (BX)
Jin Air (LJ)
Jeju Aire (7C)
Vietjet Air (VJ)
Kota Kinabalu (CXR) Air Busan (BX)
Singapore Changi (SIN) Air Busan (BX)
Singapore Airlines (SQ)
Clark (CRK) Jin Air (LJ)
Cebu (CEB) Jin Air (LJ)
Jeju Air (7C)
Bohol-Panglao (TAG) Air Busan (BX)
Jeju Air (7C)
Mongolia Chinggis Khaan (UBN) Air Busan (BX)
Jeju Air (7C)
MIAT Mongolian Airlines (OM)
Taiwan Taoyuan (TPE) Korean Air (KE)
Air Busan (BX)
China Airlines (CI)
Jeju Air (7C)
Taigerair Taiwan (IT)
America Antonio B. Won Pat (GUM) Jin Air (LJ)
TYPE. 2
Incheon Int'l Airport
Gimpo Domestic Airport
Gimhae(Busan) Domestic Airport

Incheon Int'l Airport

Gimpo Domestic Airport

By airport limousine bus
  • Purchase limousine bus tickets, and get information at the bus ticketing office:
    Exit 4, 9 (Indoors), Exits 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13
  • Take a limousine bus at bus stop 10A
Bus stop Bus Travel Time First Departure Last Departure Interval Fare
T1 – 1F 6
T2 - B1 24
Limousine Standard
(6003)
30min T1 05:50
T2 05:30
T1 23:10
T2 22:50
20~30mins. KRW 16,000
(Approx. USD 11.61)
T1 – 1F 6
T2 - B1 25
Limousine Standard
(6014)
30min T1 06:30
T2 06:10
T1 23:15
T2 22:55
30~40mins. KRW 16,000
(Approx. USD 11.61)
T1 – 1F 8
T2 - B1 42
Limousine Standard
(8829)
30min T1 08:40
T2 08:20
T1 18:50
T2 18:30
1~4hours. KRW 21,100 - 25,400
(Approx. USD 15.31 – 18.43)
T1 – 1F 9
T2 - B1 41
Limousine Standard
(8842)
30min T1 08:25
T2 08:05
T1 22:20
T2 22:00
50~70mins. KRW 19,100
(Approx. USD 13.86)
T1 – 1F 8
T2 - B1 44
Limousine Standard
(8843)
30min T1 08:30
T2 08:10
T1 21:00
T2 20:40
30mins. KRW 20,200
(Approx. USD 14.65)
T1 – 1F 8
T2 - B1 44
Limousine Standard
(8844)
40min T1 08:20
T2 08:00
T1 20:50
T2 20:30
1.5~2hours. KRW 18,200
(Approx. USD 13.20)
T1 – 1F 8
T2 - B1 44
Limousine Standard
(8849)
40min T1 08:25
T2 08:05
T1 20:55
T2 20:35
1~4hours. KRW 16,000
(Approx. USD 11.61)
By Train AREX (Airport Express)

AREX (Airport Express) station is located on B1 of the transport center.

Departure Airport Railroad station → B1 or 2nd floor of Transport Center → 3rd floor of Passenger Terminal → Airline Check-in Counter
Arrival 1st floor of Passenger Terminal → B1 floor of Passenger Terminal → Transport Center → Airport Railroad Station

Gimpo Domestic Airport

Gimhae(Busan) Domestic Airport

Domestic airlines from Gimpo Domestic Airport to Gimhae (Busan) Domestic Airport.

Domestic Airlines Time First Departure Last Departure Interval. Fare
Air Busan 1hour 07:20 20:20 60mins. KRW 95,100
(approx. USD)
Korean Air 1hour 07:00 19:25 60mins. KRW 105,100
(approx. USD)
Asiana Airlines 1hour 07:20 20:20 60mins. KRW 95,100
(approx. USD)
Jeju Air 1hour 06:20 19:40 Only 1 time. KRW 95,100
(approx. USD)
T’way Air 1hour 06:55 19:00 Only 1 time. KRW 94,000
(approx. USD)
TAXI Information
  • Deluxe Taxi

    - Higher fee than general taxi

    - Better service and comfortable car

    - Black car body with yellow light

  • Public Taxi

    - Lower fee than deluxe taxi

    - Lower fee than deluxe taxi

    - Generally White or Gray Car body

Course 02

Information

· KTX (Korea Train Express) is a high speed rail express train that connects Incheon Airport to Seoul, Daejeon, Daegu, Busan, Mokpo, Yeosu, and other cities.

· For route information, reservations, and confirmations, please visit the Korail homepage.

Line Map
Fare

· To Busan Station (First Class) 83,700 KRW (Economy Class) 59,800 KRW

Time table (departing from ICN)
Train No. Train Name Time
Seoul Busan
1 KTX 5:13 7:49
3 KTX 5:28 8:15
5 KTX 5:58 8:42
75 KTX-Sancheon 6:03 8:48
7 KTX 6:33 9:21
9 KTX 6:57 9:38
11 KTX 7:28 9:59
13 KTX 7:50 10:25
15 KTX 7:58 10:45
191 KTX-Sancheon 8:35 11:03
17 KTX-Cheongryong 8:58 11:15
121 KTX 8:12 11:32
19 KTX-Sancheon 9:28 12:16
101 KTX 9:33 12:52
21 KTX 9:58 12:45
23 KTX 10:28 13:13
123 KTX 10:12 13:34
25 KTX 10:58 13:41
27 KTX 11:58 14:41
29 KTX 12:25 15:06
31 KTX-Sancheon 12:58 15:43
103 KTX 13:08 16:27
33 KTX 13:18 15:58
35 KTX 13:58 16:34
37 KTX 14:19 16:49
Train No. Train Name Time
Seoul Busan
39 KTX-Sancheon 14:28 17:11
41 KTX 14:58 17:47
193 KTX-Sancheon 15:50 18:20
45 KTX 15:58 18:41
47 KTX 16:28 18:58
125 KTX 16:02 19:20
49 KTX 16:58 19:46
105 KTX 17:13 20:15
51 KTX 17:23 20:11
53 KTX 17:58 20:35
55 KTX 18:13 20:54
57 KTX 18:24 21:13
107 KTX 18:41 22:05
59 KTX 18:58 21:38
61 KTX 19:35 22:09
127 KTX 18:53 22:13
63 KTX 19:58 22:37
65 KTX 20:28 23:00
109 KTX 20:49 0:02
67 KTX 20:58 23:45
69 KTX 21:28 0:04
111 KTX 21:38 0:47
71 KTX 21:58 0:42
73 KTX 22:28 1:03
TAXI Information
  • Deluxe Taxi

    - Higher fee than general taxi

    - Better service and comfortable car

    - Black car body with yellow light

  • Public Taxi

    - Lower fee than deluxe taxi

    - Lower fee than deluxe taxi

    - Generally White or Gray Car body

※ To get to the venue by taxi, simply print the message below and show it to the driver.
This text clearly explains the location of the venue.

안녕하십니까?
이 분은 해운대 벡스코(BEXCO)에서 개최되는 The 37th International Geological Congress에 참가하시는 분이오니,
안전하게 광안대교를 통해 벡스코(BEXCO)까지 모셔다 주시면 감사하겠습니다.
(호텔로 이동하시고자 하는 경우, 호텔로 모셔다 주시면 감사하겠습니다.)

Course 03

Incheon Int'l Airport
Busan Haeundae Bus Terminal
Information

· Purchase limousine bus tickets, and get information at the bus ticketing office

· Take a limousine bus at :

Terminal 1 Bus stop location (1 Floor 11No.)
Terminal 2 Bus stop location(Transportation center Basement 14No.)

Reminders

· For more information on buses, please contact operators of individual bus routes

· For complaints about buses, please contact individual bus operators or city or provincial government customer service centers.

· Passengers can purchase or recharge transportation cards at convenience stores located in the passenger terminal.

Bus No. Area Station Bus Stop No.
Busan Haeundae Gyeongsang Busan Haeundae Bus Terminal T1 – 1F 11No. T2 – B1F 4No.
To Incheon
Airport T1
first 06:20 To CAT first 06:00
last 23:50 last 23:30
Interval 70 – 90 Mins Transit time 300 Mins.(MI)
Type Limousine Fare KRW 53,500
(Approx. USD 39)
Managed by Gyeongnam express
Kyungbuk express
Contact (+82-51-583-7441)
(+82-53-356-1387)
Timetable T1 - 06:20 / 07:50 / 09:00 / 10:30 / 11:40 / 15:20 / 17:00 / 19:40 / 21:00 / 23:50
T2 - 06:00 / 07:30 / 08:40 / 10:10 / 11:20 / 15:00 / 16:40 / 19:20 / 20:40 / 23:30
TAXI Information
  • Deluxe Taxi

    - Higher fee than general taxi

    - Better service and comfortable car

    - Black car body with yellow light

  • Public Taxi

    - Lower fee than deluxe taxi

    - Lower fee than deluxe taxi

    - Generally White or Gray Car body

※ To get to the venue by taxi, simply print the message below and show it to the driver.
This text clearly explains the location of the venue.

안녕하십니까?
이 분은 해운대 벡스코(BEXCO)에서 개최되는 The 37th International Geological Congress에 참가하시는 분이오니,
안전하게 광안대교를 통해 벡스코(BEXCO)까지 모셔다 주시면 감사하겠습니다.
(호텔로 이동하시고자 하는 경우, 호텔로 모셔다 주시면 감사하겠습니다.)