Do you want to know how to get to the sokcho (station)?
There are many ways you can get to sokcho (station) such as public transportation (bus, subway / metro),
taxi and Blacklink limo/transfer/shuttle service.
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Distance : 264.574km
Time : 3h 7min
Fare : 228.3
Since most public transportations (bus, subway/metro) are not available 24/7,
make sure to check the bus schedules when using late night bus. During busy hours,
it is hard to find a taxi driver and the you may have to pay for extra fare for late night use.
Despite of a bit higher price, Blacklink provides a hassle free and comfortable door-to-door transfer
service from Incheon Airport (ICN) and Gimpo Airport (GMP) to your lodging or from
your lodging to ICN and GMP.
Don't sweat outside waiting for other transportation with your luggage. Make a round trip
reservation with Blacklink as you plan for your trip. It is easy, convenient and available 24/7.
Then, the assigned Blacklink driver will greet you at the arrival and will drive you to
the sokcho (station).
You can use Blacklink for not only hotel but also Gimpo Airport (GMP),
Myeongdong, Jongno-gu, guesthouse, resort, airbnb, lodging and anywhere you want to go in Korea.
Check out Blacklink customer review posted below.
Blacklink real review
Highly recommended for both convenience, reliability and customer service communications considering none of us in our group spoken any Korean. With at least 6 cases between the four of us excluding hand luggage, a really early check-in for at least one of us and the airport at least an hour away, we decided to share a cab as we weren't sure if the airport bus/trains ran as early as 5:30am. Making the reservation online was easy and all email communications were clear. I was worried that they would not be able to find the building as we were not staying in a hotel and building works outside meant the driver wasn't able to stop directly outside. However, after sending them a couple of photos, from my phone and telling them where we would be waiting for them, were acknowledged and passed on to Mr Lee, our driver, who arrived promptly and was very helpful in getting our cases into his clean and comfy vehicle. I was impressed that we were also informed of who our driver was, along with his picture, and the vehicle and registration details.
We had a party of 5 people + luggage. The car was clean and spacious. The driver even came 30 min earlier than the time initially requested. We were very pleased with this service. Awesome service and very professional.
This is the best offer right now when it comes to taxi services for foreigners in Seoul. I managed to make reservation on Saturday 4PM for Sunday 9AM, which is less than 24h and without knowing Korean. I must mentioned that all similar services were not operating due to weekend or need some Korean in order to make a reservation. Moreover, the price was not very high comparing the service I have receive. I would like to add that I had a bit unusual reservation because I was travelling with 4 big boxes. The driver was very polite, few minutes before time and had communicative English.
I thought that the service was excellent! Well done! Thanks!
This actually was very easy to use. My friend and I are both 18 and arrived in Incheon at 11 pm so we wanted a driver to pick us up as opposed to taking a late bus/train. As soon as we exited the main terminal our driver was standing with my name on a sign. The drive was quick and there was hardly any traffic probably because of the time it was. Our driver made sure that we arrived at the right place before leaving us there.
Returning to the airport after our trip we used the AREX since it was during the day. I would definitely use black link again if we arrived at night or had a lot of luggage with us.
sokcho (station) information
Sokcho is a city in Gangwon-do province, South Korea. It is located in the far northeast of Gangwon-do. Lying north of the 38th parallel, the city belonged to North Korea from 1945 until the end of the Korean War, when the dividing line between the two Korean states was officially altered. Abai Maeul was originally set up as an area to house North Korean refugees in Sokcho due to the separation of the two Koreas. Consequently, many of the population have relatives in North Korea. Today, Sokcho receives a number of tourists attracted by the closeness to the DMZ. The city is also a well-known gateway to nearby Seoraksan national park.
Until the opening of the airport in Yangyang County, Sokcho had its own airport, linking the city to Seoul. The city still attracts many national and international tourists, not only because of Seorak-san, but also because of its fine fishery products. The beach of Sokcho has a good reputation, and is open all year round with the summer months being the most popular. There are natural hot springs in Sokcho, some of which have been developed into spas and pleasure swimming halls. There are also golf courses which are popular because of their natural surroundings.
The nearby Yeongrangho lake is renowned for its beauty. The reflection of Seorak-san and its Ulsan-bawi are particularly popular. There are a number of well-preserved Buddhist temples in the area around Sokcho. The main building of the Sinheungsa temple (Geukrakbojeon) is a popular tourist destination (originally built in the 15th century). Also popular is the Hyangseongsaji samcheung seoktap, a three storey pagoda of 4.3 metres. It dates from 652 and is located at the site of the Hyangseongsa temple. Sokcho is home to one of the few lakes naturally created by the sea.
Sokcho is a great place to explore Seoraksan National Park from and any of the number 7 buses will take visitors to the park entrance.
Yeonggeumjeong is a popular pavilion built on the shores of Sokcho. It is not only popular for its magnificent views of the sunrise, but also for the sound of the sea which is thought to be particularly nice at this site. It is thought that the pavilion was built at this location for sonic reasons.
Sokcho offers many food districts to enjoys the local cuisine. Foodtown is a two block area dedicated to restaurants where visitors can find mainly Korean style beef pork and chicken restaurants. There are also some bars and noraebangs (singing rooms). Daepo harbor, outside of Sokcho on the road to Yangyang offers upwards of 100 individual mini restaurants serving raw, grilled, boiled and deepfried seafood of every variety. On the north side of Sokcho near the lighthouse visitors can also enjoy numerous raw fish restaurant as well as grilled. Abai Mauel, accessible by the Gaet-Bae offers more seafood and their own unique stuffed squid, Abai Sundae.
In October Sokcho comes to life with the Seorak Cultural Festival. There is no shortage of events in which to participate. Parades, stage shows, contests, races and various other forms of entertainment all fill the calendar during the festival. And what festival would be complete without row after row of food stalls. An extremely popular event is the rice cake making contest, and the sampling that follows. The locals tell one not to miss the "Taffy Vendors". A troupe of professional entertainers that sing, dressed as the self described "Traditional Korean Beggar", who donate all proceeds from the sale of taffy and their CDs, to charities. Another unusual event is the Gaet-Bae, or raft, race. Two teams propel the rafts across the course by pulling on long handled hooks catching the cable that straddles the deck of each raft.