INSTRUCTIONS FOR LAB TOUR

We invite you to the laboratory tour of “Center for Relativistic Laser Science, IBS” at the GIST campus in Gwangju. Gwangju is the major city in the southwestern part of Korea (http://eng.gwangju.go.kr). Below is the information to help your trip for the lab tour.

1. From Jeju to CoReLS (Gwangju)

For attending the lab tour, you should prepare the flight ticket from Jeju to Gwangju on Sep. 1 (Fri), 2017. The flight schedule and the link for the reservation are given below. In case you join the lab tour, please inform us your flight schedule at the registration desk. A bus to the GIST campus from the airport will be arranged at 11:50 and 12:55.

Airline (link) Flight number Departure time from Jeju Arrival time to Gwangju

1

tway air

TW 904

10:35

11:20

2

Korean air

KE1900

10:50

11:35

3

Asiana air

OZ8144

11:20

12:10

4

Korean air

KE1904

11:50

12:40

2. From Gwangju to Incheon airport

There are three ways to go to Incheon airport from Gwangju: i) train, ii) bus and iii) flight. You can take a taxi from GIST to the bus station, the Gwangju-songjeong train station, or the Gwangju airport. It takes about 30 minutes from the campus to each station and costs about 12,000 to 15,000 won. The details are given below.

Limousine bus

This is the most convenient for a visitor though it takes about 3 hour 40 minutes to reach the Incheon airport. There is a direct express bus from the Gwangju U Square bus terminal to Incheon airport. The bus departs every hour from midnight to 17:00. You can reserve the bus at https://www.kobus.co.kr/main.do up to one month in advance or buy the ticket from the ticket counter at the bus station. We recommend to book the ticket in advance to insure your timely arrival at the Incheon airport. A help desk will be arranged during the conference for booking.

Fast train

You can reserve the train ticket at http://www.letskorail.com/ebizbf/EbizBfTicketSearch.do up to one month in advance.

We recommend the two train connections from Gwangju-Songjeong station to Incheon airport as follows:

Direct fast train (KTX) to Incheon airport.

It takes three hours from Gwangju to Incheon airport. There are only two direct connections daily. The first one departs at 11:40 and the other at 19:24.

One transit at Seoul station between the fast train and the airport train.

Take a KTX train from Gwangju-Songjeong station to Seoul station as shown in the table below. You can take an Airport Express Train (AREX, http://www.arex.or.kr/main.do) from Seoul station to Incheon airport. The underground AREX station, located in the same building, can be found by following the signs. A nonstop express train takes 45 minutes from Seoul station to Incheon airport which is departing twice in an hour, and a regular train, more frequent, takes about an hour.

Train type Train # From TO DEP. Time ARR. Time

KTX

502

Gwangju-Songjeong

Seoul

06:05

08:15

KTX

572

Gwangju-Songjeong

Seoul

06:45

09:25

KTX

510

Gwangju-Songjeong

Seoul

10:36

12:19

KTX

544

Gwangju-Songjeong

Seoul

11:25

13:27

KTX

514

Gwangju-Songjeong

Seoul

13:35

15:35

KTX

546

Gwangju-Songjeong

Seoul

18:25

20:20

KTX

528

Gwangju-Songjeong

Seoul

20:40

22:48

The schedules may be subject to change.

Flight from Gwangju airport to Seoul Gimpo airport

There are two flights from Gwangju to Gimpo departing at 11:00 and 15:20 by Asiana airline (http://kr.flyasiana.com/C/en/main.do). You can go to Incheon airport from Gimpo by taking an airport bus just in front the airport building in 45 minutes.