a VirtualTourist member from Singapore
I just checked out the prices for the KR Pass. It looks like if I plan to travel from Seoul to Busan and back, the KR Pass is definitely more worth it as the cost for a 3 day pass is just 76,100 won compared to a one way ticket of 53,300 won.
Just like to confirm, how else can I use the KR Pass. Can I use it to travel within Busan on the metro? Or can I use it to travel from Seoul to Suwon etc?
As we are a group 3, we can also buy the Saver Pass which is slightly cheaper? Are there any rules for this pass besides the fact that we must travel as a group?
When travelling around Korea we tend to use the buses it may take slightly longer (around 4 hrs 20 mins) but it is a lot cheaper - 23,000 to 37,000 one way, worth considering if you are on a budget!
kobus.co.kr/web/eng/02_servi... has info on services timetables and cost, we usually buy tickets from the bus terminal - this site lets you know when and where to get the bus from - e.g. Seoul (Dong Seoul) to Busan is bus no. 700 you then can see the times and class of bus along with the cost of the journey - and yes they do stop at rest stops at least once along the way!
As for the trains - we only used once on our very 1st trip to Korea when we went from Seoul to Gyeongju - the 2nd time we found it cheaper to fly! (We went from Seoul - Busan, Busan - Jeju, Jeju - Cheongju then bus back to Seoul) and since then we have always used the buses and plan to do so again this year!
Thanks for the bus suggestion. It never occured to me. Just wondering though, what does the bus grade refer to? As in, what is the difference between general/excellent or M/Excellent or M/General?
It just refers to the seat types Excellent has wider more comfortable seats than the General type I know the last one we were on had a tv playing movies at the front (in Korean of course) - and if you do go for the bus option make sure you make a note of the bus number/registration when you get off at a rest stop as when you come back out there maybe 20 or so of the same looking buses together - and if he says 20 mins he means it - they don't wait!
Thank you so much! I will definitely consider the bus as another option now =D