If you are in Seoul from 15 December 2017 onwards, don't miss the opportunity to experience skiing and snowboarding at Korean's favourite slopes at Alpensia Resort in Pyeongchang. Alpensia Resort is about 3 hours plus of driving from Seoul but take it easy. There is a comfortable shuttle bus service that can take you from Myeongdong Seoul to Alpensia Resort. ONLINE BOOKING required.
Note: Another pick up point in Myeongdong for shuttle bus to Alpensia Pyeongchang is located at Lotte Hotel Myeongdong near Euljiro 1-ga station exit no. 8~
HOW TO TAKE SHUTTLE BUS TO ALPENSIA RESORT PYEONGCHANG FROM MYEONGDONG SEOUL?
Shuttle Bus to Alpensia Resort picks up passengers at EXIT 4 of Myeongdong Subway Station (Line 4 of Seoul Metropolitan Subway) in front of McDonald. The location map of this bus stop for Shuttle Bus is shown below.
|[CLICK TO ENLARGE MAP] Map of Bus Stop Location at EXIT 4 of Myeongdong Station for Shuttle Bus to Alpensia Resort Pyeongchang
|The Bus Stop for Shuttle Bus to Alpensia Resort Pyeongchang is located in front of McDonald's and EXIT 4 of Myeongdong Subway Station.
BUS SCHEDULE / TIMETABLE FROM MYEONGDONG SEOUL TO ALPENSIA SKI RESORT
There is only one bus trip daily to Alpensia Resort from Seoul. If you are boarding the bus at EXIT 4 Myeongdong Station, the departure time is 7:50AM in front of McDonald's. Make sure you are there 10 minutes before departure time to be safe. If you board the bus at Lotte Hotel Myeongdong near Euljiro 1-ga station EXIT 8, the pick up time is 7:30AM. After pick up at Myeongdong Station EXIT 4, the bus will be on express non-stop trip to Alpensia Resort in Pyeongchang. The Whole journey is about 3 hours plus but it is worth it once you arrive at the beautiful Alpensia Resort to enjoy skiing and snowboarding. For your information, the bus will stop at the Welcome center of the Alpensia Hotel Resort upon reaching its destination.
For returning trip to Myeongdong, you can use the same bus service. The return bus trip departs at 5:30PM from the bus Stop at Welcome center of the Alpensia Hotel Resort. If you miss the 5:30PM bus, you will have to stay overnight at Alpensia Resort. The best choice of accommodation here will be Holiday Inn Resort Alpensia Pyeongchang.
BUS TICKET FARE TO ALPENSIA RESORT FROM MYEONGDONG SEOUL
The one way bus ticket from Myeongdong Seoul to Alpensia Resort cost US$18.40 for adult and US$16.50 for child below 12 years old (free for baby below 24 months). For return tickets (round trip) from Myeongdong Seoul to Alpensia Resort and back to Myeondong, the bus ticket fare is USD27.60 for adult and USD23 for child. Therefore, it is more worth it to buy the round trip with return ticket because you can save USD9.20.
It is important to note that upon arrival at Alpensia, you can buy the day pass Ski Lift Pass which include the gondola. On the other hand, ski gears like ski, pole and boots can be rented. If you go in a group, you can get ski coaching lesson.
Since there is only one trip a day from Myeongdong Seoul to Alpensia Resort, you must book your bus seat before your trip online. Payment can be done via Credit Card (Paypal) or wire transfer. Upon confirmation, you will be given a booking voucher for printing and a mobile voucher for your booking. You can present the printed or mobile voucher to take the bus on the booking date.
How to go to Alpensia Resort Pyeongchang from Myeongdong Seoul
In summary, you just need to book yourself a Ski Bus ticket for a bus trip from EXIT 4 of Myeongdong Station, Seoul to Alpensia Resort in Pyeongchang. Advance booking via website is required. Buy the round trip ticket to Myeongdong to get discount. If the shuttle bus from Myeongdong Seoul to Alpensia Resort is too expensive for your family, you may consider Vivaldi Park Ski World which provide free shuttle bus from Myeongdong.