In order to make your journey to and arrival at SolBridge more comfortable, we have prepared the following guide for students travelling to Korea for the first time. Please plan your travel arrangements so that you arrive in time for the Team-Building Orientation/Immersion Program.
SolBridge Student Services will run the Airport Meet-Up Service for 6 full days starting from Saturday, August 10, to Thursday, August 15, 2013.
Airport Meet-Up Service
Saturday, August 10 – Thursday, August 15, 2013
Team-Building Orientation/Immersion Program
Friday, August 16 – Saturday, August 24, 2013
We strongly recommend that you plan to arrive during the day-time, simply because there are more people around to help you in case you need assistance. Please check the weather forecast for Korea before you travel to ensure that you are dressed properly for the weather when you arrive.
Please bring at least the equivalent of US $200 cash with you. You will need to have some local currency to buy a bus ticket and make a phone call. It is a good idea to purchase Korean Won at your departure point if you are arriving between 9 PM and 8:30 AM. Money changers at Incheon International Airport are located near the exit doors of the customs clearance area and are closed from 9 PM to 8:30 AM.
Taking a bus from the airport is the most convenient and cost-effective way to reach Daejeon. You will find ticket counters that sell bus tickets (called the airport limousine) inside the airport terminal building and outside, near the bus stop.
Bus Ticket Counters
Inside the terminal: Exits 4 & 9
Outside the terminal: Exits 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13 and at the ticket counter between 9C and 9D.
When you buy your ticket, be sure to ask for the seat number. Most ticket sellers speak some English and each ticket is for a specific seat on the bus. The seat number is also printed on the ticket.
The bus for Daejeon will depart from point 9D. Make sure that you are there on time because buses usually arrive and depart promptly. After purchasing a ticket, you may proceed to the bus stop marked 9D.
When the bus arrives, you will have to load your luggage in the luggage compartments that will be opened by the bus driver. The compartment closest to the front of the bus is usually reserved for the last stop in Daejeon – Dong-bu Bus Terminal Complex. That is where you should place your luggage. If you are unsure, just tell the driver “Dong-Bu Terminal” and he will show you where to put the luggage.
The last bus stop is the Daejeon Dong-Bu Bus Terminal Complex. This is where you get off and collect your luggage.
The first bus from Incheon International Airport to Daejeon Dong-Bu Bus Terminal Complex is at 6 AM and the last bus leaves the airport at 11:10 PM. The fare for the bus is between KRW 20,600 and KRW 25,400.
There are three kinds of buses to Daejeon. All the buses will get you to Daejeon. The buses are:
1. Daejeon (Woo-Deong) 대전 (우등) – 3 hours 20 minutes
2. Daejeon (Woo-Dong Shim-Hae) 대전 (우등심해) – 3 hours
3. Daejeon (Saejong-Shi) 대전 (세종시) – 3 hours 35 minutes; it stops at Saejong City for around fifteen minutes.
Depending on the bus you take, the journey takes approximately 3 hours, usually with a 15 minute break at the halfway point (i.e. rest area). If you get off the bus to use the washroom, be sure to note the bus license plate number so that you return to the correct bus. Do not panic if you are still on the bus for over 3 hours. The driver will get you safely to your destination.
There are two scheduled stops in Daejeon before your final destination (not counting the break stop). The bus will make a stop only when there are passengers getting off; otherwise, it will continue its route. Just sit back, relax and wait until the final stop. If you do get anxious, you could ask a fellow passenger if you have reached Dong-Bu Bus Terminal Complex, or show him/her your ticket. When the bus finally stops at the Dong-Bu Bus Terminal Complex, this is where you get off – and remember to collect your luggage. Then look for the SolBridge students. They will help you with your luggage and take you to your residence.
DO NOT GET OFF THE BUS
UNTIL IT HAS REACHED ITS FINAL DESTINATION
If in the unlikely event you arrive at Dong-Bu Bus Terminal Complex and do not see the SolBridge students, please remain calm. They will be meeting you shortly. There are also coin-operated pay telephones inside the bus terminal complex. You can make a call by picking up the receiver, listening for the English instructions and then inserting ₩ 100 or ₩ 500 coins. Please call Mr. Peter Seo, Student Services Officer, at 010-3493-7056 if you do not see the students.
In areas where you find international travelers, you will find that many people speak English. If you cannot find anyone who speaks English, consider using the following useful phrases.
I would like to talk with someone who can speak English.
영어로 말할 수 있는 사람과 대화하고 싶습니다.
[young-oh-ro, mal-hal-su-it-neun, sa-ram-kwa, dae-hwa-ha-go, ship-seub-ni-da]
I’d like to buy a ticket for Daejeon Dong-Bu Bus Terminal Complex.
대전 동부 복합 터미널로 가는 버스표 주세요.
[dae-jeon, dong-bu, buk-hab, toe-mee-nal-ro, ga-neun, bo-seu-pyo, ju-sae-yo]
What time is the bus going to Daejeon Dong-Bu Bus Terminal Complex?
대전 동부 복합 터미널로 가는 버스가 몇 시에 있습니까?
[dae-jeon, dong-bu, buk-hab, toe-mee-nal-ro, ga-neun, bo-seu-ka, myeot, shi-eh, is-seub-ni-ka?]
Please give me one (two) ticket(s).
한(두) 장 주세요.
How much is it?
Is this the bus going to Daejeon Dong-Bu Bus Terminal Complex?
이 버스는 대전 동부 복합 터미널로 가는 버스입니까?
[ee, bo-seu-neun, daejeon, dong-bu, buk-hab, toe-mee-nal-ro, ga-neun, bo-seu-ib-ni-ka?]
Is this the Daejeon Dong-Bu Bus Terminal Complex?
여기가 대전 동부 복합 터미널입니까?
[yo-gi-ga, dae-jeon, dong-bu, buk-hab, toe-mee-nal-ib-ni-ka?]
Finally, please print and keep these instructions for when you travel. Our address and contact numbers are below.
SolBridge International School of Business
51-13 SamSeong 1 Dong, Dong-gu, Daejeon 300-814
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
대전광역시 동구 삼성 1동 151-13, 300-814
(상세주소: 삼성 사거리에서 성남동 방, 삼성타운 아파트 맞은편)
SolBridge Office Phones(솔브릿지 사무실): 82.42.630.8808 / 82.42.630.8822
Student Services Cell Phone Numbers
If you arrive between August 10th and 15th and cannot find our student meet-up representative, then please find a public telephone and call them at the numbers below.