Getting to Daejeon

In order to make your journey to and arrival at Sol International School more comfortable we have prepared the following guide for visitors travelling to Korea for the first time.

We strongly recommend that you plan to arrive during the day-time, simply because there are more people around to help you in case you need assistance.

Changing money

Please bring at least the equivalent of US $300 with you. You will need to have some local currency to buy a bus ticket and make a phone call. It is a good idea to purchase Korean Won at your departure point if you are arriving between midnight and 7 a.m. Money changers at Incheon International Airport are located by the customs clearance area.

Daejeon Bus

Taking a bus from the airport is the most convenient and cost-effective way to reach Daejeon. You will find ticket counters that sell bus tickets inside the airport Terminal Building and outside, near the bus stop.

Location of bus ticket counters

Inside the terminal: Exits 4 ↦ 9,

Outside the terminal: Exits 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, and 13 and at Bus Stop 9C.

When you buy the ticket, ask for the seat number. Most ticket sellers speak some English and each ticket is for a specific seat on the bus. The seat number is also printed on the ticket.

The bus for Daejeon will depart from point 9D. Make sure that you are there on time, because buses usually arrive and depart promptly. After purchasing a ticket you may proceed to the bus stop marked 9D. A sign is posted at the bus stop listing the route destinations. You will see “Daejeon” on this sign as well as on the bus itself.

When the bus arrives, you will have to load your luggage in the luggage compartments that will be opened by the bus driver. The compartment closest to the front of the bus is usually reserved for the last stop in Daejeon – Complex Terminal. That is where you should place your luggage. If you are unsure, just tell the driver “terminal” and he will show you where to put the luggage.

The last bus stop is at Daejeon’s Complex Terminal. This is where you get off the bus and claim your luggage.

The first bus from Incheon International Airport to Daejeon Complex Terminal is at 6:00 am and the last bus leaves the airport at 11:30 pm.

Bus Departure Schedule from Incheon Airport to Daejeon, Complex Terminal

Hour Minute Hour Minute Hour Minute
06 00, 20, 40 13 00, 40 20 00, 20, 40
07 00, 10, 20, 30, 40 , 50 14 00, 20, 40 21 00, 20, 50
08 10, 25, 40, 50 15 00, 20, 40 22 10, 30, 50
09 10, 30, 50 16 10, 30, 50 23 10, 30
10 10,20, 40 17 30, 40, 50    
11 00, 20,40, 18 10, 40    
12 00, 20, 40 19 00, 10, 20, 40    

The fare for the bus is KRW 23,100(Limousine Bus). This is the best bus to take.

The journey takes approximately 3 hours and usually with a 10 minute break along the way. If you get off the bus to use the washroom, be sure to note the bus license plate number so that you return to the correct bus. Do not panic if you are still in the bus for over 3 hours. The driver will get you safely to your destination. Sometimes the bus does not stop enroute and the travel time is a bit less.

There are two scheduled stops before your final destination (not counting the break stop). The bus may not halt at them if there are no passengers alighting. Just sit back, relax and wait until the final stop. If you do get anxious, you could ask a fellow passenger if you have reached Dong-bu Terminal, or show him your ticket. When the bus finally stops at the terminal, this is where you get off – and remember to collect all your luggage.


DO NOT GET OFF THE BUS
UNTIL IT HAS REACHED ITS FINAL DESTINATION

In areas where you find international travellers, you will find that many people speak English. If you cannot find anyone to speak English, we have provided a few useful phrases for you to use.

Either our own staff / student or that of the Global Center will meet you at the Daejeon Dongbu Bus Terminal to take you to your living quarters. In the event you cannot locate our staff, please call: 010-4053-**** (Dr. Johnson, Dean).

여기가 대전 복합 터미널입니까?

대전 복합 터미널로 가는 버스가 몇 시에 있습니까?

대전 복합 터미널로 가는 버스표 주세요.

이 버스는 대전 복합 터미널로 가는 버스입니까?

한(두) 장 주십시오.

얼마입니까?

영어로 말할 수 있는 사람과 대화하고 싶습니다.

Finally, please print and keep these instructions handy when you travel. Our address is below.

Sol International School
Woosong University

Room #403, Building W16
171, Dongdaejeon-ro, Dongigu, Daejeon 34606
Republic of Korea (South Korea)

Show this to a taxi driver to come to Sol International School:

대전광역시 동구 동대전로 171, 우송대학교 서캠퍼스 정문(자양동 17-2)