Travel

(For MSJ-SI participants)

Official Hotel and reservation list
* Selected participants are provided with hotel rooms.

Conference venue 
KAIST Building E11


Excursion (August 10)
We visit Beopjusa (temple. built on AD 553) at Mt. Songni and have Korean traditional dinner. See Timetable.

Korean Language Cards

Getting here by flight from ICN airport : ICN -> direct bus to Daejeon Government Complex (2:30 hours) -> walk to the hotel (5 minute)
ICN (Seoul-Incheon airport) is the largest airport, connecting to most of the countries.
1. Purchase a bus ticket to Daejeon Government Complex (roughly 20 USD).
2. Take a bus at Stop 9D. (6 am to 11:30 pm, every 20 - 40 minutes)
3. It takes roughly 2 hour 30 minutes to Daejeon Government Complex stop. 
4. Walk to the Toyoko Inn; see the map below.

Time Table from ICN to Daejeon Government Complex 
06:00, 06:20, 06:40, 06:50, 07:00, 07:10, 07:20, 07:30, 07:40, 07:50, 08:10, 08:25, 08:40, 08:50, 09:10, 09:30, 09:40, 09:50, 10:10, 10:20, 10:40, 11:00, 11:20, 11:40, 12:00, 12:20, 12:40, 13:00, 13:20, 13:40, 14:00, 14:20, 14:40, 15:00, 15:20, 15:40, 16:10, 16:30, 16:50, 17:10, 17:30, 17:40, 17:50, 18:10, 18:30, 18:40, 19:00, 19:10, 19:20, 19:30, 19:40, 20:00, 20:20, 20:40, 21:00, 21:20, 21:50, 22:10*, 22:30*, 22:50*, 23:10*, 23:30* (Night buses are marked *)
Regular price : KRW23,100, Night price : KRW25,400.

Note. The stops of this bus are (1) A 15-minute break midway on a highway resting place (2) Right after exiting the toll gate (3) Do-Ryong-Dong (4) Daejeon Government Complex (5) Daejeon Bus terminal. (1) and (2) are often skipped. Most people get off the bus at (4), and students will be welcoming you here. Even if you miss the stop (4), the hotel is near from the terminal by taxi ( < 10 USD). You can ask people nearby or the driver, by showing the following card (it says "is this stop Government complex?"):

여기가 정부청사 정거장입니까?

Alternative way : ICN -> KTX (Korean Train eXpress) to Daejeon Station (2 hours) -> taxi (20 min) or subway (40 min) to the hotel
There is a new train service from ICN airport to Daejeon: Reservation Link (reservation is often necessary)
Hours : 0655 0907 1207 1250 1635 1835 2035 (it takes two hours to Daejeon)
From Daejeon train station, you can take a taxi or a subway. You may want to show a Korean language card to the taxi driver.

Still another way : ICN -> AREX (Airport EXpress train) to Seoul Station, and KTX to Daejeon, and taxi or subway.

Getting here by flight from GMP airport : GMP -> direct bus to Daejeon Government Complex (2 hours) -> walk to the hotel (5 minute)
GMP (Gimpo airport) also connects to some Asian countries including Japan and China. Slightly closer to Daejeon than ICN, but less frequent bus connection. Purchase a ticket and take a bus to Daejeon Government Complex. It takes roughly 2 hours.
Time table for buses from GMP airport to Daejeon Goverment Complex
7:30, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18:50, 20:30

From Seoul to Daejeon
There is a KTX (Korean eXpress Train) from Seoul Station to Daejeon Station several times each hour. Reservation is usually not necessary except for Fri/Sat evenings. You may want to show a Korean language card to the taxi driver when you arrive at Daejeon Station.

From Daejeon to Seoul
We provide a bus ride to ICM site on August 12.
Or, take a taxi or shuttle from Toyoko Inn to Daejeon Station. It takes an hour by a KTX bullet train to Seoul Station (every hour or more often, until 11:30pm).

From Daejeon to ICN by KTX train
1. Take a shuttle or a taxi from Toyoko Inn to Daejeon Station (30 min)
Shuttle time table:
6 6:30 7 7:30 8 8:30 9 9:30 10 10:30 17 17:30 18 18:30 19 19:30 20 20:30 21 21:30
2. Take a KTX train from Daejeon Station to ICN (2 hour)
KTX time table:
5:55 6:46 8:54 9:47 13:43 15:52 18:11
The following says "let me have a ticket to ICN airport":
인천공항 가는 표 한 장 주세요.

From Daejeon to ICN / GMP by Limousine bus
Walk to the stop (see the map), purchase a ticket and take a bus to ICN / GMP. 
The stops from airport and to airport are different. 

Limousine Bus time table to ICN:
03:30 03:50 04:15 04:25 04:35 04:45 04:55 05:15 05:25 05:45 05:55 06:15 06:45 07:15 07:45 08:15 08:35 08:45 08:55 09:25 10:05 10:45 11:15 11:45 12:15 12:45 13:15 13:35 13:55 14:05 14:15 14:35 14:55 15:15 15:55 16:15 16:45 17:15 17:45 18:15 19:25 
Limousine Bus time table to GMP:
We don't have the current time table so please check at the terminal. 



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