TAXI NUMBERS IN GEOJE :
(055) 681 8255 010 5755 2191
(055) 681 8256 010 7510 5366
(055) 687 5002
When you order a taxi using your mobile phone, you will receive text messages in Korean with information about the taxi, including the car registration number and how far it is from your pick up point. This gives you an idea of how long you will need to wait and which taxi is intended for you.
DARI UNJEON (Driving Service)
If you drive your car to an event or dinner, but do not plan to drive home, you can ask staff at the restaurant to call for a driver who will drive you home in your own car.
USING THE BUS
At the bus terminal in Gohyeon you can buy tickets for long distance bus journeys. For the local bus you can pay on the bus. To use the local buses on Geoje Island you enter the bus from the front and pay W1300 for a ticket. The fee is the same for any destination on the island. The main local Geoje bus services are:
* 10/11 - Gohyeon Bus Terminal to Jangseungpo via Okpo
*16 - Gohyeon Bus Terminal to Aju-dong, via Okpo
*22/23 - Gohyeon Bus Terminal to Gujora, via Okpo, Jangseungpo, Jisepo and Wahyeon
*55 - Gohyeon Bus Terminal to Hakdong and Haegeumgang.
If a bus number is followed by -1, this bus travels through Okpo town centre.
Local island bus schedules and route information are available on the Geoje local government website http://bis.geoje.go.kr/main/main.do?action=webMain The site is only available in Korean, but you can select bus numbers from the drop down menu on the left hand side of the page. This will give you a route map for the bus and a timetable of departure times from the main departure point.
You can also use DAUM map app to check real-time bus information for buses near your location. Again, only available in Korean, but easy to use.
You can check the bus timetable for connection between Geoje to Incheon Airport, Geoje to Gimhae Airport, Geoje to Sasang Terminal (Busan) and Geoje to Hadan (Busan), through this link:
It gives clear explanation about time and other useful information regarding the bus journey.
GEOJE BUS TERMINAL
The Geoje Bus Terminal is located in Gohyeon. From there one can travel with intercity buses to several destinations in Korea. Some intercity buses also depart from Jangseungpo bus terminal.
For buses from Geoje-Incheon Airport, Geoje to Gimhae Airport, Geoje to Sasang Terminal (Busan) and Geoje to Hadan (Busan), regularly updated bus schedules are available in English through this link:
Note that timetables are given for routes from Gohyeon as well as Jangseungo/Okpo to Gimhae/Sasang (Busan).
Some information on Busan and Seoul bus services from Geoje:
There is a regular limousine bus service to Nambu Bus Station in Seoul from Gohyeon Bus Terminal. These buses operate from 05:40 until 24:00. A one way ticket is approx. W40.000 for an adult and W16.000 for a child. The return ticket can be bought at the bus terminal in Seoul. Journeys can be sold out quickly so do not delay in purchasing your tickets if you need to travel on specific dates and times. The trip lasts approx. four hours. There is one stop midway for 15-20 minutes, for toilet breaks. Drivers are strict with this time so ensure you return to the bus on time. Your arrival point in Seoul is Nambu Bus Terminal. This is the ONLY one of several express bus terminals in Seoul from which you can return to Geoje. There is a subway station (line 3, orange route) and a taxi rank outside Nambu bus terminal for further transportation.
Note that there is no one website in English which gives information and allows you to make online bookings for intercity buses. This is because different bus terminals use different websites. Two sites which do provide an English language service are TxBus and BusTago.
1. TxBus. Bus schedules to all destinations from Gohyeon are available in English and reservations can also be made on this site : https://txbus.t-money.co.kr It also gives information and allows booking from Seoul Nambu to Geoje, as well as from some (but not all) other city bus terminals to Geoje. Note that only Korean cards can be used to pay when booking on this website. When you go to the bus terminal, you will need to print out your ticket from the machine.
2. BusTago. This site provides information and allows reservations to be made online for Busan Sasang and Gimhae airport to Geoje, as well as for Incheon airport to Geoje: www.bustago.or.kr/newweb/en/ticket/ticket.do
Follow this link for some useful tips for booking bus tickets on sites where English language is not available:
Reservations can also be made (in Korean only) from: www.busterminal.or.kr
As well as the service to Seoul Nambu, there is also a direct limousine bus service from Geoje Bus Terminal to Incheon Airport. The journey takes 5 hours 30 mins, with stops in Tongyeong, Jinju, Incheon Terminal 1 and Incheon Terminal 2. At time of writing, the service runs twelve times a day (each way). The first bus leaves at 0:01 and the last bus 23:00. Cost of a one-way daytime ticket is KRW43,900 (adult), KRW35,100 (teenager) and KRW22,000 (child). Cost of a one-way night time ticket is KRW48,300(adult), KRW38,600 (teenager) and KRW24,200 (child).
Buses run daily to Seobu Bus Terminal, Sasang in Busan from Jangseungpo Bus Terminal, Okpo (bus stop outside the Foreigners Mart on Route 14) and from Gohyeon Bus Terminal. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office if boarding at Gohyeon or Jangseungpo Bus Terminals. If boarding in Okpo, you can buy your ticket from the store behind the bus stop near the Foreigners Mart, across the street from Lotte Mart. The bus timetable is displayed in the window. Once an hour, the bus from Jangseungpo/Okpo stops at Gimhae International Airport. Buses to the airport also depart from Gohyeon Bus Terminal.
Bus 2000 - Yeoncho/Okpo/Deokpo to Hadan Subway Station, Busan. There are two bus stops on Starbucks street in Okpo for the number 2000 bus service to Hadan Subway Station in Busan. One is located at the first bus stop coming down from Route 14; the other is at the stop just past the petrol station, going up the hill towards Deokpo. Tickets should be purchased on the bus. Information on other bus stops in Geoje is available on the WelCOMM agency link, given above.
The website www.english.busan.go.kr gives information about all kinds of transportation.
KTX fast train from Busan to Seoul takes 2h 50 minutes. You can book tickets online through www.korail.com.
The KTX also goes directly from Busan to Seoul Incheon Airport (approx. 3.5 hours). The KTX of Incheon airport is located in the terminal building so allows for easy access to departures and arrivals.
Korail have an English language service line. Call them on 1599-7777
Buses from Geoje are connected with subway stations in Busan. Busan Metro offers cheap park and ride facilities to passengers near most metro stations. Car parking facilities are available during subway opening hours.
The metro fare is based on the distance range. A one-way paper ticket for adult ranges from W1300 (up to 10 km) and W1500 (over 10 km). A round-trip adult ticket costs W2600 and W3000 respectively. A one day metro ticket costs W4500 and provides unlimited travel on the metro for one day. All tickets can be purchased at "Ticket Vending Machines". There is an English-language option on the machines. Note that these machines only accept payment in the form of W1,000 bills and W500 and W100 denomination coins. You can use Money Exchange Machines located near the Ticket Vending Machines to break down large notes. Make sure that you keep your ticket until you have exited the station at your final destination, as you will need it in order to leave the Metro.
There are various navigation apps for subway systems in Korea. These include:
SUBWAY KOREA (Malang) - covers subway systems in ALL major Korean cities
KOREA TRANSIT (Navitime) - covers subway systems in Seoul and Busan.