Airport is where most people arrive and depart. Assuming that, your very own journey begins from here! This post is for people who want more unique local experience in Jeju without rent-a-car, hotels, tourist buses (& specific plans).
Of course, there are some cheaper options. You can go to McD of Korea, Lotteria or can go into the food court right next to the the fast-food chain! I’m sure that you’d find all these above-mentioned places on the 4th floor of the Jeju Int’l Airport with ease.
After having some thoughts, you may have decided to take a taxi or a bus.Now it’s time to choose where to stay. I recommend the Forest hostel or Greenday guesthouse. As you know, guesthouses are what backpacking journeys are for! Of course, you can choose where to stay by searching Airbnb.com. It’s your choice to make!
When you’re ready to go and wish to take a cab, go downstairs.
When you get out of gate-1, you’ll see a cross walk.
If you’re only with a backpack(not baggages), congrats! now you can take a bus and start your journey with locals(maybe with curious eyes looking at you). Outside the gate-1, you’ll see other people who are also waiting for the buses
It says ‘Buses headed for Gu(old) Jeju city part will stop near this column, and buses headed for Shin(New)Jeju city part will stop at the next column’. Most of the affordable guesthouses are placed at the east side of Jeju city(Gu-jeju), so it is likely that you will wait for your bus here.
Even with the map you got from the information center inside the airport, finding where to get off will be difficult, because they only wrote down major bus stops here. If you install ‘Daum Maps’ App and can read some Korean, you’ll find out where to get off more easily.
So backpackers, your journey starts from here(구제주방면정류소Gu-jeju-bang-myeon-jung-ryu-so). Learning Hangeul letters beforehand will help you a lot during your whole travel in Korea. Wish you all the best for your trip!