Free shuttle bus service between Seoul and Busan for international tourists
Busan City has announced a new shuttle bus service that will offer free trips between Seoul and Busan as part of an initiative to boost tourism.
The service, scheduled to start in March, is being offered by the city and the Visit Korea Committee.
The free shuttle bus can accommodate 28 people and will begin service from March to December for 10 months. It will run twice a day, six times a week except on Mondays. It operates from Gwanghwamun in Seoul to the front of the Lotte Hotel in Seomyeon, Busan, and the Paradise Hotel in Haeundae.
To use the shuttle bus, reservations can be made via Internet or by phone call. The free shuttle offers a free language interpretation service in English, Japanese and Chinese. A call center is also available.
Officials expect that more than 5,000 people will use the free shuttle bus, resulting in 6 billion won ($5.3 million) of economic benefits. A 300 million won budget from the government and Busan City will be used for the operation of the shuttle.