I will drink my delicious McCoffee and see you when I get there!
If you’re in Korea to see the cherry blossoms, you’d be familiar with the city of Jinhae.
To go to Jinhae from Busan, you have to make your way to the Sasang Station on Line 2 of the Busan Metro.
There are two ways to get to the Seobu Intercity Bus Station. You can either get into the department store which is connected to the bus station or get out of the subway and walk to the bus terminal.
If you choose to go out of the subway station and follow the directions on which exit is closest to the terminal, you’d see the bus terminal on your left. It isn’t hard to find because the sign will be in your face.
If you can see this sign which reads Busan Seobu Beoseu Teomineol (Busan Seobu Bus Terminal), you’re in the correct path. I just realized now that when Koreans translate English words into their own alphabet, they have an accent.
Once you enter the terminal, you’d see the ticket counters. Don’t worry about the amount of people buying tickets. Seobu Bus Terminal caters to a lot of cities in South Korea, even Seoul. Also, buses to Jinhea depart every 15 to 20 minutes.
Buses to Jinhae service passengers between 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM.
Tickets to Jinhae cost W5,100 onee-way. You cannot buy round-trip tickets because you’d have to buy the Jinhae-Busan ticket at the Jinhae Express Bus Terminal.
After purchasing your ticket, you will make your way to Platform 17 where buses to Jinhae are parked.
The bus ride is just 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on the traffic. I was quite surprised that days before the festival, there isn’t much traffic so it was just a short ride to Jinhae.
If you’re going back to Busan after your Jinhae adventure, you’d have to go back to the Jinhae Express Bus Terminal and buy your tickets there. Still, buses are abundant so there’s no need to take note of a bus schedule. The last bus to Busan, though, could be around 11:00 in the evening.