Busan International Airport
Located on the western end of Busan, Gimhae International Airport is a busy airport in South Korea that serves some 16 million passengers each year. Opened in 1976, the airport will be expand majorly in 2021 with a new runway and upgraded terminal facilities.
Efficient with few complaints about long queues, the airport is well-run but has few souvenir shops or restaurants. Flights to Gimhae International Airport come from destinations all around Asia, with a few routes heading to Europe. There is an aircraft curfew between 23h00 and 6h00.
The airport is on the western side of Busan, about ten miles (16km) away.
Getting to the city
There are three bus routes going from the airport to various points within the city. Many intercity buses are also available. The airport also connects to Busan's subway system and light rail, and connections can be made to most parts of the city.
Local time is GMT +9
The car rental desk is located on the ground floor of the Domestic Terminal. Seven different rental agencies operate out of Gimhae, including Samsung and Kumho Rent-A-Car.
Taxis and limousines are available outside both terminals.
Transfer between terminals
The terminals and parking facilities are linked via a shuttle.
Airport facilities include banks, currency exchange services, payphones, luggage storage facilities, shoe shine, convenience stores, duty-free shopping and various dining options.
Short-term parking is charged at KRW 900 for the first 30 minutes, and KRW 300 every 10 minutes thereafter, up to a daily rate of KRW 10,000 from Monday to Thursday for any period exceeding five and a half hours. From Friday to Sunday and on public holidays, daily parking is KRW 15,000 for between eight and 24 hours. Long-term parking is KRW 7,000 per day and KRW 10,000 per day over weekends.
There is free wifi throughout the airport.
There are a few business facilities available at the airport.
Busan International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.