Traveling to the venue from Seoul? Read this guide to help plan your trip.
Will Mitchell | June 3rd 2019
With less than a week to go until Ultra Korea, we've compiled a guide on getting to and from the site over the festival weekend. For those who will be traveling from Seoul, here is a list of the transport options available to and from Ultra:
1. Paid Shuttle Bus
Ultra as teamed up with KAKAO-T to provide a festival Shuttle Bus which will transport to and from the Everland Speedway. People with wristbands will be dropped off at the Ultra Speedway Terminal, whilst those without will be dropped off at the Ultra Everland Terminal.
If you have a Korean bank card and phone number you can purchase shuttle tickets here, this is highly recommended for Koreans who don't want to have to worry about sorting transport on the day of the festival.
If you don't have a Korean bank card and phone number you can reserve shuttle tickets from here.
Onsite Sale (limited number of tickets):
– One-way ticket TO the event: Jamsil Olympic Stadium’s Western Gate
– One-way ticket FROM the event: Kakao Mobility Booth at Ultra Park Stage REST ZONE.
2. Free Shuttle Bus
A free shuttle bus will operate between Jeondae Everland Station and Giheung-NJP Art Center Station from 8PM-11:50PM. However, it's quite likely that there will be big crowds of people all trying to take the free shuttle and you would still have to figure out how to get back from Giheung.
Getting there: Travel along the Sinbundang Line (Dark Red) to Jeongja Station. From there you'll need to go to Giheung Station on the Bundang Line (Yellow) and then transfer to the Yongin EverLine (Light Green).
Take the EverLine all the way to the last stop, Jeondae. Trains are frequent (one goes every 5-10 minutes) and it should take you roughly 30 minutes to get to Jeondae. Once you've arrived, go out from exit 3 and take the free shuttle bus to Everland and Caribbean Bay. If you were to set off from Gangnam station, the total journey price would be roughly KRW 3250 and would take around 1hr 15mins.
Getting back: Although the EverLine operates between 05:30-23:30, those wanting to take the subway back to Seoul will have to get the 22:40 train from Jeondae so that they don't miss the last train from Giheung at 23:20.
Getting there: There are a few bus options and most take between 1hr and 1hr 30mins. The No.5002 is the fastest (approx. 1 hr) and has the least stops, it should cost around KRW 2,600 one way. The No. 5002 operates from 5:30 AM - 10:30 PM and the most convenient bus stops to catch it from are as follows:
- Sinnonhyeon Station, Juryuseong Building: Sinnonhyeon Station Exit 6
- Gangnam Station Exit 5
-Yangjae Station Exit 2 or 9
Another option is the No. 5700 (approx. 1 hr 15 mins), this one is available from Gangbyeon Station, Jamsil Station Exit 3, Songpa Station and Suseo Station.
Finally, you can opt for the No. 1500-2 (approx. 1 hr 30mins), available from Sadang Station, Nambu Terminal, Pangyo Station and Seohyeon Station.
Getting back: Buses will stop running at similar times as the subway, so those who want to take the bus on the way back from Ultra will have to miss the last part of the show.
Getting there: It is recommended to take other forms of transport on the way to the festival (subway or bus) as taxis will cost somewhere in the region of KRW40,000 - KRW50,000.
Getting back: The cost of taking a taxi will understandably be a lot more expensive than public transport and prices going home will be higher than on the way there (around KRW80,000-KRW100,000). Those willing to pay should download the KAKAO-T app and book a taxi through that, you will be able to pay in cash and cars will run by the meter. Due to public transport operating hours, taking a taxi back to seoul is potentially the best option if you don't want to leave early each day.
Overall, the best choice is probably to take the subway or bus on the way there and then find some people to split a taxi with on the way back. The travel times are pretty similar, but taking the subway to the venue means you don't have to worry about traffic or whether or not there will be enough seats, whereas taking the bus is cheaper. Again, for locals the paid shuttle bus is recommended and tickets can be purchased online now. For more information on transport for Ultra Korea 2019, visit umfkorea.com/transportation.