If your cycling trip doesn’t land on a major Korean Holiday, you don’t have to worry about buses selling out. Grab a ticket at the bus station.
The companies may operate out of different terminals in major cities. This can get pretty confusing.
However, there are also third-party websites that help aggregate the bus booking.
Here’s a breakdown.
Kobus has two apps. Unfortunately, they are both Korean-language only. Their website, however, has an English language section.
If you can muddle through the apps, you can download an e-ticket and bypass the tellers.
The intercity app covers intercity buses that might have more than one stop on it’s way to its final destination. The express app lists non-stop buses from major cities.
The app and website do not distinguish between non-stop and multi-city stop buses.
You can download an e-ticket on the English language app. However, to check your reservation you need to switch to the Korean language setting.
However, if you can’t find a bus route, check out TxBus. They might have intercity routes and timetables not listed by the other services.
Paying for tickets online booking is easiest with a domestic card. Some sites accept foreign cards.
You can find bus routes by doing a quick translation of departure city. Add 시외버스 시간표 (intercity bus timetable) to your Naver search and check out the results.