Your way to Gyeongju
There are two main ways to reach Gyeongju in South Korea.
Gimhae Int'l Airport (PUS) – Hilton Hotel (Gyeongju)
The nearest airport to Gyeongju is Gimhae International Airport located in Busan.
We highly recommend selecting Gimhae Int'l Airport (PUS) as the arrival destination when booking your flights.
KHNP staff will welcome and assist you upon your arrival at Gimhae airport in Pusan. They will escort you to the complimentary shuttle bus that brings you to the Hilton Hotel. The complimentary shuttles are provided on Sunday, June 9 and Monday, June 10, 2019 from Gimhae Int ‘l Airport (PUS) and from Singyeongju KTX train station to the Hilton hotel Gyeongju
If you prefer to take a taxi from Gimhae airport to the Hilton hotel, please make sure you have enough cash (many taxis do not accept credit cards). The fare will be about KRW 110,000 and takes about 70 minutes. The taxi stand is located outside of the airport at Exit 3.
Incheon Airport Station (AREX) – Seoul Station (KTX) - Singyeongju Station (KTX) – Hilton Hotel
The biggest international airport is Incheon International Airport (ICN) in Seoul. Many international direct flights go to Incheon Intl. Airport. If you arrive in Seoul, you will take a KTX high-speed train to Gyeongju. The train trip takes about 3.5 hours.
Conference staff will welcome and assist you upon your arrival at Incheon airport. If you purchase a train ticket using the registration form, conference staffwill hand you your train tickets for the trip to Gyeongju. An AREX train brings you to Seoul Station. From there you take a KTX train to Singyeongju Station.
If you indicate you need train tickets on the online registration form, we will prepare train tickets with a gap of 3 hours between your flight arrival time and the departure time of the train. Therefore, it is very important to send the correct flight number and arrival time. We highly recommend booking the train tickets via the registration form as early as possible!
If your flight arrives at Incheon Int'l Airport after 19:00, we recommend booking a nearby airport hotel for one night and booking the train ticket for the next morning. (The last KTX train departs from Seoul Station at 21:30). If you elect to stay overnight in Seoul, please indicate that on your registration form and we will schedule your train tickets accordingly.Nearby hotels to Incheon airport are:
The price for a local AREX ticket (Incheon Intl. Airport -> Seoul Station) is about KRW 9.000 and the price for a KTX ticket (Seoul station – Singyeongju station) including a reservation of a seat in first class section is about KRW 97,000 / about € 76. Please note that there might be slight differences in the price as the exchange rate may change. Also, first class seats are limited in number, so the reservation of a seat in first class will be on a first come, first served basis.
Upon your arrival at Singyeongju KTX Station in Gyeongju, staff will greet you and escort you to the taxi stand outside the station. The cost is about KRW 28,000. Make sure you have enough cash. The distance is about 40 minutes to the hotel.
Information Desk at Gimhae Int'l airport (PUS)
For the convenience of our participants, staff will welcome you on Sunday, June 9 and Monday, June 10 at your arrival gate and help you to find the appropriate train. Our conference staff can be recognized by specially designed t-shirts.
If you arrive in Korea via Incheon Int'l Airport (ICN) we highly recommend that you book your train tickets as early as possible via the conference registration form. Gyeongju is one of the most popular tourism cities in Korea so we may not be able to secure your seat unless you book your tickets early in advance.
Please book your train tickets by 27 May 2019 at the latest, as tickets will be bought, and seats reserved after this date. Booking for train tickets after 1 May are subject to availability. Tickets can be cancelled free of charge until 31 May 2019.
If you miss your train due to substantial flight delays, lost luggage or whatever reason you are obligated to buy another train ticket on site, our conference staff will assist you in doing this.
If you travel back to Incheon airport, you may want to book your train ticket from Singyeongju Station to Incheon airport via the online registration form. Please remember that you need to have a gap of 6-7 hours between leaving the hotel and your flight departure time. We highly recommend not to book flights before 14.00 h – or travel the evening before back to Seoul and do an overnight in one of the airport hotels.
Complimentary Shuttle Bus and assistance
Complimentary shuttles and arrival assistance are provided on Sunday, June 9 and Monday, June 10, 2019 from Gimhae Int ‘l Airport (PUS) and from Singyeongju KTX train station to the Hilton hotel Gyeongju.
Departure shuttles and Departure assistance are provided on Wednesday, June 12 and Thursday, June 13, 2019 from the Hilton Hotel back to Gimhae Int’l Airport (PUS) and to Singyeongju KTX train station.