Best way to get to Ulsan from Busan?

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SolidChamp
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Best way to get to Ulsan from Busan?
I don't know that I feel like enduring a Busan ride to Ulsan, so I was wondering if it's possible to grab a train from the Haeundae railroad station?
IORNMAN
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Joined: 11/05/2009 - 23:57
Re: Best way to get to Ulsan from Busan?
bus is easy and short, just do it that way. if you live in pnu area, then take the bus from nopodong station. if you live in gwangan/haeundae area, then take the bus from haeundae station. easy, fast, cheap. likely a bus from the sasang station as well.
SolidChamp
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Re: Best way to get to Ulsan from Busan?
Bus it is, then.  Thanks a bunch.
Dogarse
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Joined: 04/15/2010 - 23:53
Re: Best way to get to Ulsan from Busan?

I'm pretty sure you can take the Train as well from Haeundae station.

By the way, I think I saw you walking down the street sometime during PIFF.

I was eating a taco at Fuzzy Navel (which I will never do again).  We made eye contact, nodded and then there was a semi awkward moment where I half gestured and almost said "solid champ right?" and then you were gone.

mattsid
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Joined: 09/15/2009 - 15:13
Re: Best way to get to Ulsan from Busan?
Not the answer you are looking for, but cycling along the coast road is one of my favourite rides in Korea. Takes 3-6 hours depending on how fast you want to do it. I normally stop at Jin Ha beach just before Ulsan. 
SolidChamp
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Ha, Dogarse, that very well could have been me...but my head was in such a chaotic state for that whole week, I can't make heads or tails of any of it.  Sadly, I don't remember making eye contact with you while you were eating your taco, but then again, a lot of people who sit on the Fuzzy Naval patio tend to make eye contact with the passerby's.  If you saw a tall guy with a black suit-jacket and jeans, a beanpole man-bag and a camera bag...then it was me.  Oh, and I was sporting a goatee that week.

Also, how in the heck would you have known it was me?  I am NOBODY!  LOL

Ric
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Re: Best way to get to Ulsan from Busan?

Hi,

Quickest way to get to Ulsan is to take the highway express bus from Haeundae to Ulsan. It leaves on the hour every hour until seven. Bus takes 45 mins. However, if you live in PNU area the Nopo dong bus (1hr is quicker.

Trevor
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Joined: 08/05/2009 - 16:51
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I go to Ulsan somewhat regularly. I used to take the bus from Nopodong, but now take the train. The bus can be faster but the train is more comfortable and relaxing. If you know when you want to go you can check the train schedule. The 09:18 Saemaul from Haeundae arrives at 10:08. the Mugunghwa is longer of course, about an hour,  and stops more frequently. You also get a nice ride along the coast from haeundae to songjeong. The train originates from Bujeon station, not Busan station,  so if you live centrally you go leave from there. I much prefer to take the train.
Paul Gaasenbeek
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Joined: 08/25/2009 - 15:04
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if i can remember correctly, soildchamp, you live in jangsan right. so the bus terminal in haeundae is best. the bus drops you off right downtownin ulsan-beside the lotte department store. takes like an hour and is dirt cheap. have a good one.
SolidChamp
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Re: Best way to get to Ulsan from Busan?

Also, great feedback on here!  I need to use this more often!

Made it to Ulsan and back today, surprisingly easy by bus, no problems whatsoever.  I am in the Jungdong/Jangsan/Haeundae area, so the Haeundae bus terminal was definitely the best way to go.  I remember, some years back, when a friend was making it out to be this uncomfortable 1hr+ trip by bus...and it's really not even a 40 minute ride if you're taking the highway express bus.

Thanks a bunch of all of the info!