Located 141 km from Seoul, the coastal city of Boryeong in South Chungcheong Province is just three hours away, making it one of the most accessible summer destinations in Korea. It’s well-known domestically for its beaches and island destinations. But it is most famous for the Boryeong Mud Festival, an annual celebration in July where locals and visitors alike cover themselves in mud and enjoy several mud games on one end of Daecheon Beach.

If you’re Boryeong-bound soon, here’s some information on how to get there from the Seoul-Incheon Airport and from downtown Seoul.

Incheon Airport to Boryeong / Daecheon Beach by Train

If you’re going to Boryeong straight from the airport, you need to board the Airport Railway train to Yongsan Station, where you will take a Korail train to Boryeong.

  1. To get to Yongsan Station, take the Airport Railway line to Gongdeok Station (where you will alight).
  2. Transfer to Gyeongui Jungang Line, bound for Yongmun.
  3. Alight at Yongmun Station.
  4. At Yongmun Station, board a Korail train to Daecheon Station.

Incheon Airport to Yongmun Station
Travel Time: 63 minutes
Fare: 4150 won (3.7 USD, 172 PHP)

Yongmun Station to Daecheon Station
Travel Time: 2 hours, 40 minutes
Fare: 11,700 won (10.5 USD, 485 PHP)

Some online sources that there is a bus that plies the Incheon Airport-Daecheon route once a day, but I wasn’t able to find it when I was there.



Seoul City Center to Boryeong / Daecheon Beach by Train

If Boryeong isn’t your first stop in Korea and you’re coming from your hotel in Seoul, here’s how.

Depending on where you are in the city, take the train/subway/metro to Yongmun Station, where you will board a Korail train to Daecheon Station.

Yongmun Station to Daecheon Station
Travel Time: 2 hours, 40 minutes
Fare: 11,700 won (10.5 USD, 485 PHP)


Boryeong Mud Festival
Boryeong Mud Festival

Seoul City Center to Boryeong / Daecheon Beach by Bus

Travel time varies greatly according to which terminal you’re coming from and how bad traffic is. If you’re going to Boryeong during the mud festival, expect heavier traffic.

  1. Make your way to Central City Bus Terminal or Dong Seoul Bus Terminal and ride the bus going to Boryeong Bus Terminal or straight to Daecheon Beach (available during the festival). Travel time: Central City, 2.25 hours; Dong Seoul, 3.5 hours. Fare: 10-15,000 won.
  2. If you go to Boryeong Bus Terminal, take the bus to Daecheon Beach. Travel time: 35 minutes. Frequency: 1 every 10 minutes.

By Agency-Arranged Group Tour. Another hassle-free way to experience the festival is by joining a 1-day group tour that would take you from Seoul directly to Daecheon Beach at around 7am and take you back by nightfall. These packaged day tours usually cost somewhere between USD 50-80, depending on the agency and the size of the group.


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