Getting From Seoul to Jeonju : The Free Bus For Foreigners
While there are a few ways to get to Jeonju these days, the free bus run by the government for foreigners is probably the best way to get there. I mean, it's free. Unfortunately, the bus is ONLY for foreigners and you will be required to show a foreign (=non-Korean) passport prior to boarding so think twice before you try to sneak on with your Korean friends.
In addition, you are only allowed to book two tickets at a time. Originally when I reserved my tickets, I was planning to go with three friends. Two of us applied but unfortunately, only one of us was successful so two of my friends will be going on another day instead.
Below is the information required for the free bus - if you're in Korea and fancy a change of scene be sure to check it out!
Taken from the VisitKorea website:
<Free Shuttle Bus from Seoul to Jeonju for Foreigners>
☞ Boarding point
Seoul to Jeonju: Gwanghwamun Dongwha Duty Free Car Park
(Gwanghwamun Station, Seoul Subway Line 5, Exit 6)
Jeonju to Seoul: Hanok Village Parking Lot, in Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do
☞Bus course: Seoul to Jeonju circulation
☞Schedule: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays (Seoul to Jeonju at 08:00/ Jeonju to Seoul at 17:00)
※ Online reservation should be made at least three days before the departure date
※ A confirmation message will be sent to the email address specified
※ Bring a passport to verify identification
※ Multiple reservations permitted
☞Online reservation: http://shuttle.dongbotravel.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
☞Phone reservation: +82-2-1577-2507 (English, Japanese, Chinese)
☞1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)