There are plenty of transportation options in Suwon. Some are economical and fast while some, like the Hwaseong Trolley, are fanciful and geared toward tourists.
The Seoul subway line extends to Suwon. The trip from Seoul to Suwon takes about one hour and passes through some beautiful Korean countryside after leaving Seoul’s city limits, when it is above-ground. The subway is reasonably priced. Suwon’s main station is located on the west side of downtown, and this is where you can also catch the trains, the trolley, or a bus.
The KTX high-speed train travels from Seoul to Suwon in about 25 to 30 minutes, and each ticket on the KTX will get you a comfortable seat with a table, restrooms and a food cart option.
The Hwaseong Trolley is pulled by an engine car fashioned as a traditional Chinese dragon, to symbolize King Jeongjo, with three passenger carriages. Two trains run 10 times per day, making a round trip around Suwon.
You can hop on a bus to get where you are going for a reasonable fee, or you can take the free shuttle bus service from Suwon Station to the Korean Folk Village with a ticket for admission to the village. The shuttle bus service takes approximately 35 minutes from the station. If you need transportation to Incheon Airport, one of the most affordable means is the airport limousine bus service.
If you choose to forgo the public transportation, you can hail a taxi. Black taxis are considered “deluxe” taxis throughout most of South Korea and may charge higher prices than silver or white taxis. Taxis may also increase their prices after midnight.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews transportation in Suwon.