101-5, Girim-ro, Yangbuk-myeon,
South Korea, 38120
Here is a map with our location
GETTING TO GYEONG-JU:
From Seoul: Express Bus Terminal (Subway line 3) to Gyeongju Express Bus Terminal
Travel Time: approx. 4hrs 30mins Cost: approx 30,000 won
From Incheon International Airport: Airport Limosine direct to Gyeongju/Pohang
Travel time: approx. 4-5hrs Cost: approx 40,000 won
From Busan/Daegu/Ulsan/Pohang: Inter-City Bus Terminal to Gyeongju Inter-City Bus Terminal
Travel Time: 1-2 hrs Cost: 5,000 – 10,000 won
From Inchon: Inchon international Airport Station to Singyeongju Station (singyeongju = ‘new’ gyeongju)
Travel Time: 3hrs 10mins Cost: approx 65,000 – 69,000 won
From Seoul: Seoul Station to Singyeongju Station (singyeongju = ‘new’ gyeongju)
Travel Time: 2hrs 15mins Cost: approx 45,000 – 50,000 won
From Busan: Busan Station to Singyeongju Station
Travel Time: 20mins Cost: approx 10,000 won
***Please note after arrival at Singyeongju Station you will need to take a local bus (50 or 70) from the station entrance and depart at either Gyeongju Express Bus Terminal (터미날) or Gyeongju station (경주역),
Travel time: 15 – 20mins Cost: approx 1,700 won
Take the Gyeong-ju I.C.(exit) passing Bomun Lake Resort Complex and proceed towards Gampo. From Gyeong-ju, take the 4th road and drive for 26km towards Gampo on the east coast. It takes about thirty minutes from downtown.
Look out for a tunnel called “Chulyoung Tunnel” (추령 터널). About 5-10 minutes after exiting this tunnel, you will see a three-way intersection with signs for both Golgulsa and Girimsa on your left.
After about 500m, you will see the signs for Golgulsa Temple and a large stone sign with the Korean letters (골굴사) Turn left and pass through the main gate. There is a parking area just inside the temple gate.
GETTING TO THE TEMPLE:
From Gyeongju: Gyeongju Express Bus Terminal or Gyeongju Station Bus to Andong/Girimsa/Golgulsa
Bus No: 100 / 150
Travel time: 45 – 50mins Cost: approx 1,700 won
*** The bus stop at the Express Terminal on the opposite side of the road to the station entrance infront of ‘Coffee and Bun Cafe’.
*** The bus stop at Gyeongju Station is located on the left after exiting the front entrance and crossing the main road.
From Andong/Girimsa/Golgulsa Bus Stop to Golgulsa Temple:
After about 40 minutes travel time and having passed through “Chulyoung Tunnel” (추령 터널) listen carefully for the bus announcement – ‘Andong/Girimsa/Golgusa’. It will be announced twice, first as the upcoming stop and for a second time as the current stop.
When you get off the bus, you will find yourself at a three-way intersection. You will see a road on the left, perpendicular to the road you are on when you got off the bus. Turn down this road. There will be signs pointing you towards Golgulsa. The walk takes 10-15mins after which you will see two restaurants and the temple gate on your left.
Travel Time: 35-40 mins Cost: approx 35,000 won (from Gyeongju) 50,000 won (from Singyeongju)
Tell the taxi driver you want to go to “Golgulsa”. Pronounce it clearly, as most people will assume you are saying “Bulguksa”. Throw in the words “Sunmudo” and “Girimsa”, and they’ll clue in. 99% of taxi drivers will know how to get here. On the off chance that they don’t, just try a different taxi.
Note that if you are leaving from Bomun Lake Resort Complex, it should be a bit cheaper, as Bomun Lake is situated just outside of downtown Gyeongju, in the same direction as the temple.