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How to go from Incheon Airport to Alpensia Resort, Pyeongchang?
From Incheon International Airport, there are TWO bus services that you can take to go to Alpensia Report, Pyeongchang:
- Gangnueng Bus - This bus from Incheon Airport stops at Gimpo Airport, Pyeongchang Service Station, Alpensia Resort and Yongpyong Resort (in winter only) before arriving at Gangneung Cross-Country Bus Terminal. The bus ticket fare is 30,000Won. There are 4 bus departures a day from Incheon Airport. Read below for bus timetable and details...
- Purple Ski Bus - This bus goes direct from Incheon Airport to Alpensia Resort in Pyeongchang. The bus ticket fare is USD35 (approximately 40,000Won). There are 3 bus departures from Incheon Airport a day. Read below for bus timetable and details...
1. From Incheon Airport to Alpensia Resort Pyeongchang using Gangnueng Bus
Gangnueng Bus is operated by Gyeonggi Express at Incheon Airport. This bus departs from Bus Stop 9C at 1st Floor, arrival terminal of Incheon International Airport.
|Bus Stop 9C for Bus from Incheon Airport to Alpensia Resort Pyeongchang|
Bus route of Gangnueng bus to Alpensia Resort PyeongchangThe one way bus ticket fare from Incheon Airport to Alpensia Resort Pyeongchang is 30,000Won.
Gangnueng Bus departs from Incheon Airport and then stops at Gimpo Airport to pick up passengers. After Gimpo Airport stop, this bus will go all the way to Pyeongchang. The first stop at Pyeongchang is Pyeongchang Service Station. This is followed by Alpensia Resort. In winter, Gangnueng bus from Incheon Airport will also stop at Yongpyong Resort, After stopping at Alpensia Resort and Yongpyong Resort, this bus will continue its journey to it's final destination, which is Gangneung Cross-Country Bus Terminal. In short the route for Gangnueng Bus is as below. Note that Alpensia Resort Pyeongchang is the THIRD from Incheon Airport.
Incheon Airport -> Gimpo Airport -> Pyeongchang Service Station -> Alpensia Resort -> Yongpyong Resort (only winter) -> Gangneung Cross-Country Bus Terminal (Final Destination).
Timetable for Gangnueng Bus from Incheon Airport to Alpensia Resort Pyeongchang
There are four bus departing from Incheon to Alpensia resort Pyeongchang daily, two in the morning and two in the afternoon. The first Gangnueng Bus departs from Incheon Airport at 7:30am in the morning. This is followed by the second bus at 11:00am. The third bus to Alpensia Pyeongchang will only departs from Incheon Airport at 3:00pm in the afternoon. The last bus from Incheon to Alpensia Resort Pyeongchang departs at 7:30pm. Based on information from Incheon Airport, the Gangnueng bus departure schedule at Incheon Airport is as below.
- 7.30am (first bus to Alpensia Alpensia)
- 7.30pm (last bus to Alpensia Resort Alpensia)
The bus trip from Incheon International Airport to Alpensia Resort Pyeongchang will take about 2.5 hours to 3 hours.
2. From Incheon Airport to Alpensia Ski Resort Pyeongchang using Purple Ski Bus
The second way to go from Incheon Airport to Alpensia Resort Pyeongchang is to take the Purple Ski Bus, operated by Daewon Express/Grace Travel Co. Ltd. Purple Ski Bus is well-known for its special service to bring tourists to ski resorts from Seoul, Gimpo Airport and Incheon Airport.
Bus route for Purple Ski Bus from Incheon Airport to Alpensia Resort Pyeongchang
Purple Ski Bus is a direct bus from airport to Alpensia Ski Resort in Pyeongchang. From Incheon Airport, it will only stop over at Gimpo Airport to pick up more passengers before going direct to its final destination, which is Alpensia Resort Pyeongchang. The Purple Ski Bus route is as follow:
Incheon Airport -> Gimpo Airport -> Alpensia Resort Pyeongchang
Bus Schedule of Purple Ski Bus from Incheon Airport to Alpensia Resort Pyeongchang
There are THREE departures from Incheon Airport a day for Purple Ski Bus to Alpensia Resort Pyeongchang. The first Purple Ski Bus departs Incheon Airport at 7.30am, followed by 9.00am and lastly 3.00pm. In short, the schedule of Purple Ski Bus from Incheon Airport to Alpensia Resort Pyeongchang is as below:
- 7:30 AM (first Purple Ski Bus from Incheon Airport to Alpensia)
- 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM (last Purple Ski Bus from Incheon Airport to Alpensia)
The bus ticket fare for Purple Ski Bus is USD$35 on way for adult. This is equivalent to approximately 40,000Won. Children can get discount for bus fare. The bus fare for child is USD$20.This fare is slightly more expensive than Gangnueng Bus. However, it is a dedicated service to bring you to Alpensia Resort compared to Gangnueng Bus which is a public bus. The good thing about taking Purple Ski Bus is that you can make advance booking online before you arrive in Korea. That way, you do not have to worry that the bus is full.
Another advantage of Purple Ski Bus is that you can also book your return bus ticket from Alpensia Resort Pyeongchang to Incheon Airport or Seoul. There are two buses from Alpensia Resort in Pyeongchang to Incheon Airport daily. The departure times for the return bus are 9:00 AM in the morning and 12:00 PM (noon) respectively.
Best way to go to Alpensia Resort Pyeongchang from Incheon Airport
Whether you are visting Alpensia Resort for skiing, snowboarding, or holiday stay at Holiday Inn Alpensia Resort, you can take either Gangnueng Bus or Purple Ski Bus from Incheon Airport to Alpensia Resort Pyeongchang. Apart from the difference in bus ticket fares, the suitability of bus timetable with flight arrival time in Incheon Airport is often considered when choosing which bus service to use. After July 2017, you may also use the high speed train from Incheon Airport to Pyeongchang which cater for the 2018 Olympics Winter Games and Paralympic. For the time being, Gangnueng Bus and Purple Ski Bus are still the most convenient option to go from Incheon Airport to Alpensia Resort in Pyeongchang.