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The best way to go from Gyeongju to Sokcho

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The best way to go from Gyeongju to Sokcho

We will arrive in Korea next week. our original interary was to go

from Gyeongju to Sokcho and stay overnight in Seoul in between.

Then we realized it's waste of time and we would like to know if there is a way to go directly to Sokcho and how much time it will take.

We are on our 70' so we preffer the most convinient way which will also enables to have intervals.

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1. Re: The best way to go from Gyeongju to Sokcho

I strongly suggest you modify your itinerary altogether to avoid direct travel between Gyeongju and Sokcho in the first place.

Even though there are 2 buses per day from Gyeongju to Sokcho without transfer, they stop at every single county in-between - your total journey time adds up to 8 hours. Train is not viable either, the track goes only to Gangneung, short of Sokcho.

If you travel to Sokcho from Seoul, on the other hand, travel time has been cut down to 2h 40~50min. recently, due to newly opened Seoul-Chuncheon-Misiryong Pass route.

Therefore, you can divide your schedule for Seoul into two parts and place Gyeongju and Sokcho at each end (rather than using Seoul solely as a transfer point).

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2. Re: The best way to go from Gyeongju to Sokcho

Thanks a lot for the detailed reply.

I have another question though: Are there also buses that take this new route you suggested? If yes, Do you have an idea where a bus can be taken in Seoul for this route?

Thanks a lot again !

Silva

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3. Re: The best way to go from Gyeongju to Sokcho

Any 'Express Bus' from Seoul would take the new route, departing from Gangnam Express Bus Terminal or Dong-Seoul Bus Terminal (next to Gangbyeon metro station).

As for the latter, however, there are different grades of buses toward Sokcho, all departing from the same terminal - some are non-stop express buses while some are slow stopping buses calling at several counties between Seoul and Sokcho. You need to make sure you're taking a non-stop express bus if you decide to catch one from Dong-Seoul Terminal.

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4. Re: The best way to go from Gyeongju to Sokcho

Thanks a lot for your helpful comments.

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