Bus from Incheon Airport to Sokcho (Seoraksan / Mount Sorak National Park)

If you plan to go to Seoraksan (Mount Sorak National Park) upon arrival at Incheon Airport, you can actually take a bus. The FIRST STEP is to take a direct bus from Incheon Airport to Sokcho.
This bus from Incheon Airport will stop over at Gimpo Airport before going straight to Sokcho Terminal. The SECOND STEP is to take Bus No. 7 or Bus No. 7-1 from Sokcho Terminal to Seoraksan / Mount Sorak National Park.
FIRST STEP: Catch the "Sokcho" bus at Bus Stop 9C, 1st Floor of Incheon Airport Terminal. 

STEP1: Direct Bus from Incheon Airport to Sokcho

To take the "Sokcho" bus at Incheon Airport, you should proceed  to BUS STOP 9C located at 1st Floor of arrival terminal. However, there are only three buses a dayThe bus to Sokcho will depart from here at 9:00am, 4:00pm and 8:00pm everyday. The bus ticket fare to Sokcho from Incheon Airport is 30,000won. This is reasonable considering the trip to Sokcho takes about 3 hours.This cross country bus is operated by Geumgang Express. 

STEP 2: Bus from Sokcho Terminal to Seoraksan / Mount Sorak National Park

Most tourists and local Koreans go to Sokcho because they want to visit Seoraksan or Mount Seorak National Park, which is a UNESCO Heritage Site. Koreans like to come here to climb Ulsanbawi Rock.
Upon arriving at Sokcho Intercity Bus Terminal (Sokcho Terminal) from Incheon Airport, you can take local bus 7 or bus 7-1 to go to Mount Sorak National Park. The bus stop for this bus is located less than 100 meters on the right hand side of Sokcho Bus Terminal.  The frequency of the bus is about every 30 minutes (both bus 7 or 7-1 can take you to Mount Sorak National Park. The bus ticket fare for these bus is only 1200won (please prepare small change in exact amount if possible). The bus journey time from Sokcho Terminal to Seoraksan National Park is about 45 minutes. 
On your way back after visiting Mount Seorak National Park, you can take bus 7 or bus 7-1 from the opposite side of the road to return to Sokcho Terminal or to your hotel in Sokcho.

Bus from Incheon Airport to Sokcho and then to Seoraksan / Mount Sorak National Park

That's it. Only two buses are required to take you to the famous Seoraksan (Mount Sorak) National Park from Incheon Airport. First take the "Sokcho" Bus from Incheon Airport to Sokcho Airport. You can also take this bus at Gimpo Airport if your flight arrives at Gimpo Airport. Upon arrival at Sokcho Terminal, take Bus No. 7 or Bus No. 7-1 to go from Sokcho Terminal to Mount Seorak National Park. The journey is long but the mountainous view along the way is astonishing too. Apart from visiting Mount Sorak National Park, you can also visit Sokcho Beach, Sokcho Daepo Port Fish Market, Sokcho Teddy Bear Farm, Sokcho Cheongchoho Lake and Sinheungsa Temple. Enjoy your bus trip from Incheon Airport to Sokcho and Mt. Seorak National Park.

18 comments:

  1. Hello, the bus fare we pay with cash or t-money?
    thanks

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    1. Hello Wibowo,
      You can pay for the bus ticket by cash or credit card. Have a good trip to Sokcho!

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  3. Hi
    can you advise how can we do a reservation for the bus ride to Sokcho?

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  4. Hi
    can you advise how can we do a reservation for the bus ride to Sokcho?

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    1. Hello Scout,
      No reservation required generally. You can just buy the bus ticket to Sokcho when you arrive at Inchoen Airport. Alternatively, you can contact Geumgang Express at telephone (033)432-7892 to check if they accept any form of reservation.

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  5. Thank you for this wonderful information!!
    May I ask about how to go back from Sokcho to Incheaon Airport? Is there a direct bus as well? What time is departure? Where can I buy the tickets? Thank you very much
    Nadine

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    1. Figured it out...the bus is going at 4:30AM, 11:30AM and 13:30PM from Sokchon bus terminal to Incheon Airport directly.

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    2. Good job Nadine. Enjoy Seoraksan and have a great trip!

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  6. Hi, if we touchdown at 7.30am at Incheon. Will we be in time to catch the 9.00am bus to Sokcho? Do you know how long will immigration take? Cause the next bus is 4pm which is really late.
    Any alternative to get to Sokcho if we miss the 9.00am bus?
    Thank you very much.

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    1. Hello Jovita Tan,
      Normally 1 hour is enough to clear immigration and baggage collection if nothing unexpected happen. Hope you can catch the 9am bus from Incheon Airport to Sokcho.

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  7. Thank you for the quick response. but in the event we miss it. Is there another alternative bus to get there?

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    1. Hello Jovita Tan,
      In the event that you miss the 9am bus, the other alternative is to take Jamsil Bus 6705 from Incheon Airport to "East Seoul Bus Terminal" where there is a bus departing to Sokcho every 30 minutes. Bus 6075 departs from Incheon Airport every 15-20 minutes. Enjoy your tour to Sokcho!

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    2. thank you. Do you think it's safe to drive from incheon airport to soraksan on 5th dec with the temperature of 10 deg?

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  8. How much would a taxi from Incheon airport to Sokcho cost?
    If there are 3-4 passengers, it may be affordabke?

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  9. hi, how many hours it will take from Incheon Airport to "East Seoul Bus Terminal if I take Jamsil Bus 6705

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  10. My flight will be landed 6.30am incheon. I hope i can catch that 9am direct bus to sokcho next mth. Hopefully imigration clearance plus collection of my pocket data internet at the airport would not be much hassle. N hopefully seats are still available. If not need to go to Dong Seoul bua terminal, more than one hour journey. My trip to south korea next mth nov 2017.

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  11. the bus to Sokcho departs at bust stop 9C on the 1st floor of arrival hall.
    do we buy the ticket there or somewhere else?

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