How to get to the Workshop Place

The workshop will be held at the campus of the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology in Gwangju, Korea. There are several different routes to get to the workshop place depending on your starting points as explained below. 

    International Flight to Korea    

(1) Muan International Airport

If you are coming from China (Tianjin, Pudong, Beijing), you can arrive at the Muan International Airport (Flight Schedule of Muan Airport). This is a small airport which is closer to Gwangju than the Incheon Airport. Please let me know if you are going to arrive at the Muan International Airport, we will arrange a taxi from Muan Airport to Gwangju. This is closest international airport to the GIST.

(2) Gimpo International Airport

If you can find the schedule to Gimpo Airport from your country, then this would be the second best. The Gimpo Airport is small, but there is a domestic flight to Gwangju.

(3) Incheon International Airport

The Incheon International Airport is the biggest airport in Korea. If you cannot find a flight schedule through Muan or Gimpo, you will need to arrive at the Incheon International Airport. This is the most general way to arrive in Korea.


   From the Incheon International Airport to Gwangju   

There are three ways to get to Gwangju, the domestic airline, the express bus or the express train (called KTX).

by Domestic airline  (through Gimpo Airport)  

The fastest way is to use the domestic airline which takes only 50 min, but you have to move from the Incheon International Airport to the Gimpo Airport to use the domestic airline. The Gimpo airport is connected with the Incheon Airport by the airport railway (called AREX) or the bus in front of the Incheon airport. It takes around 30 min to move from the Incheon International Airport to the Gimpo Airport.

by Express bus  

You can use the express bus from the Incheon International Airport to get Gwangju. The express bus station is just located right in front of the Incheon Airport (Map for the bus station at the Incheon International Airport). It departs every 30-60 min. It will come to Gwangju directly, but it takes 4 hour 30 min. The seat of the express bus is comfortable. You can buy a ticket at the bus station. Ask at the Infomation desk at the airport about the bus ticket.

Time table for the express bus from the Incheon Internation Airport to Gwangju Express Bus Station
- 06:00, 06:25, 06:50, 07:15, 07:40, 08:05, 08:30, 09:00( via Songdo), 09:50, 10:20, 10:50, 11:40, 12:30, 13:20, 14:10, 15:00(via Songdo), 15:50, 16:40, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00, 20:40, 21:20.


by Express train (KTX)  

You can also use the express train called KTX. It takes 2 hours 40 mins. The train station is also very close to the Incheon Airport. You have to arrive at Gwangju Songjeong KTX Station. Unfortunately, there are only two trains at 9:38 AM and 3:50 PM. 


   From the Gwangju Airport, the Bus Station and Train Station   

Use a taxi. It costs 12 - 13 USD. Show your driver the message in the red box below. People will wait you in the building of the Ultrashort Quantum Beam Facility shown in the GIST campus map.



   From the Muan International Airport   

If you arrive in the Muan International Airport, you can come directly to the GIST campus. We will arrange a taxi so that you can come to the campus directly. Please specify this in your registration form.

   For CLEO-PR participants (from Busan to Gwangju)  

If you attend the CLEO-PR conference in Busan, you will need move from Busan to Gwangju. The best way is to use the intercity bus at the Busan Seobu Intercity Bus Terminal. It takes 3 hour 30 min from Busan to Gwangju. The Busan Seobu Intercity Terminal is located near Sasang Metro Station. You can move from the CLEO-PR conference site to the Busan Seobu Intercity Bus Terminal by the Busan Metro (subway) or taxi. Since we have available accommodations, you can arrive early in Gwangju.


   Google map in Gwangju   

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology



   Campus Map of the GIST   

The workshop will be held at the International Collaboration Building in the GIST as shown in the map.
https://sites.google.com/site/awcxr7/traffic-information/CampusMap.jpg