Car Free Yeosu Itinerary

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You don’t have to have a car to enjoy this Yeosu itinerary. This stunning area in the very southern part of South Korea can be easily reached and enjoyed using public transportation.

Getting to Yeosu

You don’t need a car to enjoy Yeosu, South Korea. The area is easily accessible by public transportation and has places to stay within easy walking distance of many different fun activities. Don’t hesitate to take a trip to Yeosu even if you don’t have a car. Here is how you can make it happen.

Traveling to Yeosu by Train

From Yongsan Station, you can take the ITX-Saemaeul Train or KTX to Yeocheon Station or Yeosu EXPO Station (여수엑스포), which is the last stop. The train will cost anywhere between W20,000 and W70,000 depending on what kind of ticket you purchase.

Yeosu Expo Station

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Copy and paste phone numbers into Naver Maps to get directions

Hangul Address

전남 여수시 망양로 2

The main station serving Yeosu. It drops you at the Yeosu Expo Park.

(Listing information provided by the South of Seoul app)

Traveling to Yeosu By Bus

You can take a bus from Seoul’s Central City Bus Terminal that’ll cost between W20,000 and W34,000. The trip takes between 4-5 hours.

Traveling to Yeosu By Plane

You can fly from Gimpo Airport to Yeosu Airport in just 55 minutes. Jin Air and Jeju Air provide flights that are generally around W50,000

Gimpo Airport

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Hangul Address

서울 강서구 하늘길 38

Seoul has two international airports. This is the older one closest to the city center. It also offers many domestic flights.

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Where to Stay in Yeosu

If you take the train to Yeosu EXPO Station, there are many pensions and hotels within walking distance. Consider one of these locations for a comfortable stay.

Haedeulchae Pension, for couples and small families. Breakfast service available. Rates W60,000 to W160,000, depending on the time of the week and the season.

For a more traditional stay, Odongjae Hanok Hotel, which is also dog-friendly and kid-friendly, though the rates start at W160,000. Breakfast service available.

What to Do in Yeosu

If you stay at one of the above locations, you will be within walking distance of the following activities Aquaplanet, Yeosu Ocean Rail Bikes, media art museums, Yeosu EXPO Park, Odongdo Island, and a marina that comes alive in the evening. Yeosu EXPO 2012 made this specific location very tourist-friendly so you’ll be within walking distance to many cafes and restaurants as well.

Hanwha Aqua Planet Yeosu

Hanwha Aqua Planet Yeosu 5


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Hangul Address

전남 여수시 오동도로 61-11

Kids and marine life admirers will enjoy this aquarium. So many things to see. The magic show is fun. The sea animal displays are very interactive. You can easily enjoy a few hours here. The cafes and restaurants in aqua planet offer a wide selection from ramen and jajangmeon to gargonzola pizza and fries and chicken nuggets for the kids. There are a number of other attractions nearby such as a zipline, boat rides, and cable cars. Must bring proof of age for kids. Parking available in hotels nearby at no charge.

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Yeosu Haeyang Rail Bikes

Yeosu Haeyang Rail Bikes0


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Hangul Address

전남 여수시 망양로 187

A fun rail bike course on the island of Yeosu. A perfect, relaxing family or date activity. Prices: 2 people: 15,000 won 3 People: 19,000 won 4 People: 23,000 won

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Odongdo Island

Odongdo Island4

On the Jasan Station side of the cable car ride is a 20 minute walk to this island. Many beautiful views and paths that will lead to either the lighthouse or a cave with a fascinating dragon story.

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From the Yeosu Cable Cars at Jasan Park, you can get to Dolsan Park, though make sure you are soaking in the magnificent views of Yeosu along the way. From this side, you can easily walk to the Dolsan Ocean Fishing Park, Hyangiram Temple, and a number of restaurants.

More Helpful Yeosu Blogs

Please also see blog on places to stay and play in Yeosu for more information about hotels and locations, including ones near Yeosu EXPO Station!

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