I didn’t know about the Jeju City Tour Bus until now. What about you?
I think most people who drive don’t know about this service.
The Jeju City Tour Bus is under going an extended trial period that goes to government operated attractions. Government operated attractions have entrance prices which are very cheap. That’s an added bonus.
In the photograph above you can see the information board which is at Jeju City Bus Terminal. Everything is explained in English, Chinese, and Japanese.
Some of the Jeju City Tour Bus drivers speak the languages mentioned above as well.
So if you want to travel by yourself and want to travel by bus this service might be perfect for you.
A ticket costs 5,000 won per day allowing you to get on and off as much as needed. This ticket is also valid for the government operated bus routes (the artistic sky blue buses with a cartoon version of Jeju’s iconic stone grandfather on the side).
Be sure to note there are A and B routes.
This is for Route A which leaves from right in front of the terminal.
This is for Route B which leaves from across the street.
The bus looks quite pretty. There is a big sign too allowing visitors to recognize the transport easily.
I took Route B. When we arrived at Jeju Harbour a big cruise ship was in port. It was such a grand sight.
This is the entrance to the Jeju Stone Park which is one of the stops on the tour.
While on the bus I noticed a Chinese couple and about 10 riders in total.
If you don’t get off the route would take one hour and forty minutes.
Until last year the Jeju City Tour Bus ran every hour from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Alas this year it will run four times a day until the end of November.
Route A runs at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 5 p.m.
Route B runs at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.
The reason for the schedule reduction is due to the tour bus not making any profit. The service may not be promoted that well and most tourists visiting the island rent cars anyway.
It would be sad to lose the service so I hope visitors to Jeju give it a chance.
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