Local Information

How to get there?

Jeju International Airport
It takes a maximum of 1 hour to fly from Korean mainland airports to Jeju with Planes leaving from Gimpo Airport in Seoul the major departure destination. 94% of travelers come to Jeju Island by plane. Jeju international airport has 12 local and 6 international direct airlines, which links major cities with 130 aircrafts (November, 2003, Source: www.jeju.go.kr). There are 6 flights to Tokyo, 4 flights to Osaka, 2 flights to Beijing and 3 flights a week to Hong Kong.
Airline websites: Korean Air, Asiana Airlines

Jeju has 6 direct sailing routes 6 times a week between major local ports including Busan and Incheon:
Busan Port - Jeju Port
Incheon Port - Jeju Port
Wando Port - Jeju Port
Mokpo Port - Jeju Port
Tongyeong Port - Seongsan Port

How to get to Seogwipo City from airport?
When you come to Jeju airport, please take Limousine Bus #600 to Seogwipo (big red and white color bus with a number 600). The bus runs every 15 minutes; the bus stop is on the very left when you exit from the airport. This bus does several stops at hotels in the Jungmun tourist area and then goes to Seogwipo. You can buy tickets right inside the bus before the bus departs from the airport. The bus has comfortable seats and air-con, it takes about 1hour 20min from the airport to Seogwipo. Ticket costs 3.900 won to Jungmun area and 5.000 won to Seogwipo.

Local Food

Jeju is famous for its food and namely seafood dishes. Most of them tend to preserve the natural flavors of their ingredients. All the dishes are served with several side dishes, every restaurant has its own side dishes (spicy and not spicy), but famous Korean Kimchi is a compulsory side dish for every restaurant. Most popular Korean restaurants specialize in fish or meats, sometimes there are also specialized restaurants on some set dishes. Most of the listed meals are not spicy, but there is plenty of traditional spicy food especially in seafood restaurants available. Since many typical Korean dishes tend to be spicy, make sure that the dish is spicy or not before ordering from the menu.

Typical coastal climate with minimum temperatures above 0 C even in winter due to warm currents. The island is on the border of moderate and subtropical zones, South coast - subtropics. Mild climate, 4 seasons:

- Hot summer: usual air temperature is 26 C, highest 33 C, highest water temperature of upper layers is 28 C.

- Warm and dry autumn: the air is becoming cooler and water temperature remains as in summer (24 C) until October.

- Short and mild winter with snowfalls in the northern part of the island and in highland, while in the southern part farmers harvest tangerines.

- Warm spring when everything blooms.
Beach season - from May to October, active tourism - year round.

All the information above is from http://jejueco.com/jeju/info.htm