Monday, October 20, 2008

Bus Terminal Websites

Here are some of the sites for bus terminals that you might find helpful in your travels.

Cheongju Terminal

Daejeon Express Bus Terminal

Asan Terminal

East (Dong) Seoul Terminal

and of course...the Cheonan one.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Cheonan Bus Terminal Schedule

Here is the website for Cheonan Bus Terminal, located under the Galleria Department Store.

To check the schedule:
1. Go to the bottom of the page and click on the arrow to pull up a list of destinations.
2. Click on your destination.( For example: Masan 마산)
3. Then click on 검색 (search)
4. A new page will open listing the 출발시간 (departure time), 노선명 (line name),
도작 ( destination), 요금 (cost) and 소요시간 (travel time)

You can also search for airport bus schedules here. Incheon Airport is 인천공항.
Happy travels!

Airport Limo Bus

Cheonan is a transportation hub. There are two bus terminals (regular and express), two train stations ( regular train and KTX- high speed) and an airport limousine bus service. Schedules change frequently in Korea. Be sure to check the schedule a day before you leave.

Airport Limosine Bus Schedule (board bus in the regular bus terminal, platform22)
Updated January 2, 2008. The Airport Limo bus runs from Cheonan Bus Terminal to Incheon International Airport.

Fare: There will be two fares. 15, 800 won for the "excellent" (우등) bus and 10, 500 won for the regular bus (일반). You can buy your ticket early to make sure you get a seat.

Travel Time: about 2 hrs and 10 mins.

Cheonan (천안) to Incheon Airport (인천공항) (departure time)
Regular service: 6:00, 8:40, 11:20, 13:20, 15:20, 17:20, 19:00
Regular service buses originate from Asan and stop in Cheonan before going to the airport.

Excellent service: 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 6:40, 7:20, 8:00, 9:20, 10:00, 10:50, 12:00, 12:40, 14:00, 14:40, 16:00, 16:40, 18:00

Incheon Airport (인천공항) to Cheonan (천안) (departure -arrival time)
All buses stop in Kimpo airport before coming to Cheonan. The number of buses to Cheonan has increased from last year.
Regular service: 6:30-8:40, 7:10-9:20, 9:50-12:00, 11:50-14:00, 14:30-16:40, 17:40-19:50, 19:20-21:30,

Excellent service: 7:40-9:50, 8:30-10:40, 9:20-11:30, 10:30-12:40, 11:10-13:20, 12:40-14:50, 13:20-15:30, 13:50-16:00,15:20-17:30, 15:50-18:00, 16:20-18:30, 17:10-19:20, 18:20-20:30, 20:10-22:20, 20:40-22:50, 21:30-23:40

*Note: On December 16th, 2006 I took the "excellent" bus and paid the "excellent" price but it was just a regular bus. However, on December 20th, I took the "excellent" bus and it was an express style bus with 3 seats in a row instead of 4 seats. It was very comfy with reclining seats.

Cheonan City Bus Information

All Cheonan City bus numbers have changed as of December 22, 2007.

Areas within the city are from #1-82.
Rural areas such as Seonghwan, Seonggeo, Jiksan, Ipjang, Pyeongtaek, and Ansung are bus #100-200.
Other rural areas (Mokcheon, Bukmyeon, Seongnam, Sushin, Buyoungcheon, Dongmyeon, and Jincheon are bus numbers #300, 400 and 500.
Pungsae, Kwangdeok, Yeongi and Gonju are # 600 and 700 buses.
Asan buses are #800-900 buses. and lists all the bus numbers and their routes, but the information is only in Korean.

Another good site is which is Korean's blog. I has an interactive view of the bus routes. Unfortunately no map is provide.

Here is are two buses I frequently take.

Bus #12 Korea Nazarene University- Bus terminal - Buyoung Apt.

Bus #13 Cheonan-Asan KTX -Beodulyukgori- Dankook University.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Cheonan Subway

Cheonan is now connected to Seoul, the capital city, by subway. There are two subway stations in Cheoanan - Dujeong-dong Subway Station and Cheonan Subway Station(which is also the train station.) The trip takes about 2 hours from Seoul by subway (Line #1). The cost is just 2100-2300 won. The subway is crowded during rush hours because of commuters and Cheonan university students. Try to travel during off peak hours.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Cheonan Train Schedules

There are two types of trains in Korea - the regular train and the high-speed train which is called the KTX.

Luckily, there is one train station (Cheonan Station) and one KTX station (Cheoan-Asan Station) in Cheonan. Cheonan Station is located downtown. Cheonan-Asan Station is located near Buldangdong at the border of Cheonan City and Asan City.

Log onto for the Korean Railways site. You can check train schedules for regular trains and the KTX. The site has an English version.

If you have a Barota membership card (20,000 won refundable deposit) you can reserve tickets on-line. This is a really convenient service.