How to get to Gwangju

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Incheon International Airport ▶ Gwangju.
High-speed rail : 2 hours 50 minutes
Bus : 4 hours
Gimpo International Airport ▶ Gwangju
Plane : 50 minutes
Yongsan Station (Seoul) ▶ Gwangju
High-speed rail : 1 hour 40 minutes
Bus : 3 hours 30 minutes
Muan International Airport ▶ Gwangju
Bus : 30 minutes
Jeju International Airport ▶ Gwangju.
Plane : 30 minutes

Arriving from Overseas

Flight
Muan International Airport
  • Beijing International Airport -> Muan International Airport (2 hours)
  • Shanghai International Airport -> Muan International Airport (1 hour 30 minutes)
  • Kita Kyushu Airport -> Muan International Airport (1 hour 30 minutes)
Muan International Airport website
Incheon International Airport
  • Incheon International Airport -> Kimpo Airport (Asiana Airlines, 2 flights a day, 50 minutes) -> Gwangju Airport.
  • Gwangju Airport only serves domestic flights. However, an increased number of domestic flights, as well as some international routes, will be added temporarily during the competition period.
Incheon International Airport websiteKimpo International Airport websiteGwangju Airport website

Domestic Transportation

High-speed train

The high-speed train, including the KTX and SRT, is convenient for travellers from Incheon airport and from Seoul, allowing visitors to reach Gwangju speedily. Passengers can confirm train information, including departure and arrival times, and pay for reservations using the relevant high-speed train websites and mobile apps.

  • Train from Seoul Station/Yongsan Station to Gwangju Songjeong Station (1 hour 40 minutes)
  • Train from Suseo Station to Gwangju Songjeong Station (1 hour 40 minutes)
  • Train from Gwangmyeong Station to Gwangju Songjeong Station (1 hour 40 minutes)
Let's Korail (KTX) websiteSuseo High Speed Railway (SRT) website
Express bus

Express buses run between the 7 big metropolitan cities and across main regions nationwide. Passengers can confirm bus information, routes, departure and arrival times, and pay for reservations using the express bus websites and mobile apps.

  • The ‘limousine’ airport bus from Incheon Airport to Gwangju runs 33 times a day at 10- to 50–minute intervals.
Car

Travellers arriving by car can reach Gwangju by the Honam Expressway , the Seohaean Expressway and the Gwangju-Daegu Expressway etc. For detailed routes, please utilize mobile apps or sat navs.

  • From Seoul: Gyeongbu Expressway -> Nonsan, Cheonan Expressway -> Honam Expressway -> Certification Center
  • From Daejeon: Honam Expressway Branch -> Honam Expressway -> No.2 Ring Road -> Certification Center
  • From Daegu: Shincheon-daero -> Gwangju-Daegu Expressway -> Honam Expressway -> Certification Center
  • From Busan: Namhae No.2 Expressway Branch -> Namhae Expressway -> Honam Expressway -> Certification Center
In Gwangju

On presentation of their registration certification (AD) card, all participants who have completed the registration certification can use public transportation free of charge. Confirmation of the bus information, including departure and arrival times, is possible via the website and mobile app.

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