An important note on Jeju’s updated bus system and this blog post
From August 2017, Jeju Island implemented a new city and intercity bus system. It increased the number of buses in service, while simplifying the routes, fees and numbering system.
Consequently, the contents of this previously published blog post may have changed. We therefore would kindly request that you consult this page for new bus maps in English on VisitJeju.net, and this page on our blog for a chart of the old and new bus route numbers.
If you read Korean, then the province’s official bus system website is a useful and up-to-date resource. We hope you’ll enjoy your travels on Jeju Island!
Next stop: Coastal landscapes of west Jeju!
Departing from Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal, Bus 701 runs along the eastern periphery of Jeju Island, while Bus 702 runs along the western periphery. Both are excellent options for tourists as many of the must-see sites are right along both routes.
A magnificent coastal cliff and charming village
Baksu means spring water and gijeong means cliff in the Jeju language. Put them together and you have the most magnificent 100+ meter-tall wall that stands like a natural fortress along the south coast and the sea. The port at Daepyeong is right at its base and from there you can admire Sanbangsan Mountain, Songaksan Mountain, Hyeongjaeseom Islet, and access the Sagye Coastal Road. Due to its quiet beauty, this area has one of the highest rates of people moving in on the entire island. As a result, there are more and more quaint cafes and restaurants opening every day. There’s so much to see, do, and experience, that although it’s quite far from Jeju City, ideally it would be on every traveler’s to do list.
Address: 982-2 Gamsan-ri, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo-si Public transportation: From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal take bus 782 and get off at Changcheon-ri bus stop. Then walk to Changcheon Elementary School bus stop and catch bus 702, getting off at the Gamsan-ri West-East stop. From there, catch bus 940 and get off at the Daepyeong-ri Office. Total travel time is about 1 hours and 23 minutes. Free parking available Phone: 064-120
An easy, historical walk along coastal cliffs
The ancient name of Songaksan was Jeoluli Oreum, an image of rising waves crashing along the shore. There is a stark cliff face there, but the entire area is more typical of a gently sloped meadow. A path along the shore is quite flat and not too difficult for a young child or someone in their golden years. The walk along this path takes about an hour, however, you’ll still need sturdy shoes and proper attire in case the weather changes rapidly or the wind picks up. Also, keep an eye out for remnants of military caves dug during the Japanese occupation. The area is replete with evidence of the sad history of that time.
Address: 421-1 Songakgwangwang-ro, Daejeong-eup, Seogwipo-si Public transportation From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal take bus 702 and get off at Hamo 2-ri, transferring to bus 951 and getting off at Sanisu-dong bus stop. Total travel time is about 2 hours and 22 minutes. Free parking available Phone: 064-120
One of Jeju’s 12 best sites
It’s Hallasan Mountain which is the symbol of Jeju Island, but when asked many locals will pick Sanbangsan Mountain as their favorite. It is designated as Regional Scenic Spot No. 77, so it is recognized nationally. The famous Sanbanggul Cave at the Buddhist temple there is considered one of the 10 Yeongju sites. And just 10 minutes away by foot is the magnificent seashore of Yongmeori, a marvel of geology that formed some 800,000 years ago. Its myriad undulating walls get their shape from millennia of erosion by ocean waves. If you do explore these narrow natural alleys, please take care to watch for falling rocks. A helmet is highly recommended.
Address: San 16 Sagye-ri, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo-si Hours: 08:30~18:00 Fees: 1,000 won for adults, 500 won for kids Public transportation: From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal take bus 782 and get off at Changcheon-ri bus stop. Walk to Changcheon Elementary School and then catch bus 702, getting off at the Sanbangsan bus stop. Total travel time is about 1 hour and 14 minutes. Free parking available Phone: 064-760-6321
A picturesque place
Sagye Beach Cafe Road
Sanbangsan and Songaksan Mountains: brothers-in-law facing an endless sea. They hold evidence of thousands of man-made footprints and animal fossils which are estimated to be about 15,000 years ago. Everywhere you look you’ll find something to intrigue you. This has led its becoming very popular — so much so that the coastal road there is now a great place to find outstanding coffee shops and restaurants. The combination of great coffee and an even better view makes it an all-round recommended spot.
Address: Sagye-ri, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo-si Public transportation: From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal take bus 702 and get off at the Sagye-ri Dongdong bus stop. Total travel time is about 2 hours and 23 minutes. Free parking available Phone: 064-760-4323
One of Korea’s most beautiful coastal roads
Ilgwa-ri Coastal Road
This coastal road starts at Gosan and is about 12-kilometers in length — relatively long by Jeju standards and certainly one of its most loved for its beauty. If the weather cooperates, the view can’t be beat but you’ll always find it windy. It’s readily accessible by public transportation from Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal. It is one of the selections of the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs for inclusion on its list of beautiful coastal roads that are accessible, scenic, and safe. The sea and sky at sunset are indescribably beautiful, and at times you can see in the distance both Gapado and Marado Islands. Dolphins inhabit this part of the coast, so you might be lucky enough to spot them right from shore.
Address: Ilgwa-ri, Daejeong-eup, Seogwipo-si Public transportation: From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal take bus 702 and get off at Ilgwa 1-ri bus stop. Total travel time is about 2 hours. Free parking available Phone: 064-120
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Andeok Valley Address: 1524 Iljuseo-ro, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo-si Public tranport: From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal take bus 782 and get off at Sagye 2-dong bus stop. Then transfer to bus 702 and get off at the Andeok Valley bus stop. Total travel time is about 1 hour and 5 minutes. Free parking available Phone: 064-794-9001
Yongmeori Coastal Road Address: Sagye-ri, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo-si Hours: 09:00~18:00 Fees: Adults: 2,000 won, Children: 1,000 won Public tranport: From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal take bus 782 and get off at Changcheon-ri bus stop. Talk to Changcheon Elementary School and catch bus 702 to Sanbangsan bus stop. Total travel time is about 1 hour 17 minutes. Free parking available Phone: 064-794-2940
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