Wonju (원주시) is a city in Gangwon.

Get in

By bus

For around ₩8,000 you can travel from the Express bus terminal in Seoul to Wonju bus terminal and the journey takes about 1 hour 45mins. For ₩20,900 an express bus from Incheon International Airport will go to Wonju bus terminal, taking an average of 2 hours 30 minutes (April 2012). Wonju is located on a major intersection within the country and buses run from the Wonju bus terminal to almost all major cities.

By train

KTX will connect Wonju to Seoul and Pyeongchang in time for the 2018 Winter Olympics, but for now the only option is a regular-speed train on the Jungang Line, which can be caught at Cheongnyangni Station in Seoul.

By plane

Wonju has an airport to the north of the city offering a domestic daily flight to and from Jeju island. As of October 2013 there are no other flights.

Get around

Wonju has an extensive public bus network. The cost is ₩1,100, although it is cheaper if you use your t-money card. Transfers are free for an hour with t-money. Further information and timetables are available in Korean at the city's web site.







Wonju has the typical Korean restaurants that you'll find in other cities. For Western food, your best bet is the area around Lotte Cinema - you'll find Outback, Family Taco, Irish Potato, a few coffee shops, and a Papa Spaghetti. A McDonald's is also coming to that area. Pizza places (including Pizza Hut and Dominoes) can be found throughout the city. The local E-Mart also houses a McDonalds.

The district of Hoengseong is famous for Hanu, a Korean breed of cattle. The cattle thrive in the clean environment of Hoengseong. Every October, there is a Hanu Festival where visitors can try many foods made with Hanu beef, learn about traditional farming techniques, and engage in several entertaining activities.


As a rule of thumb, places to spend the night are usually close to bus terminals. You can find love motels right behind the Wonju bus terminal. A room typically cost ₩45,000, complete with a flat screen and Internet.

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