How to Get There
Though far from the subways and airports of metropolitan cities, two transportation options give cyclists and their bicycles access to the Saejae Bike Path:
Two terminals rest at Saejae Bike Path’s end point. However, each lie far from Sangju Sangpung Bridge Certification Center, the finish line.
Sangju Bus Terminal
The Sangju Bus Terminal (상주종합버스터미널) perches on the Nakdonggang Bike Path, 18.1 kilometers from Saejae Bike Path (directions). Cyclists must hop off the path and navigate 12 kilometers of city roads and a few hills to reach the terminal.
A jonghap (종합), both intercity (timetable) and express (timetable) buses flow from Sangju’s terminal and into Korea’s Seoul, Busan, Incheon, Daegu, Daejeon, and the cities and counties of North Gyeongsang and North Chungcheong Provinces.
Jeomchon Bus Terminal & Stop
The settlement rests about 20 kilometers from the Saejae’s finish line (directions). However, the terminal lies 2.8 kilometers (directions) and the bus stop 1 kilometer (directions) from the bike path, making access straightforward and quick.
Jeomchon Bus Terminal (점촌터미널) combines intercity (timetable) and express (timetable) buses. They run to major metro areas, like Seoul, Incheon, Busan, Daejeon, Daegu, and Ulsan. Shorter routes focus on North Gyeongsang and North Chungcheong Provinces.
Most Jeomchon Bus Stop buses drive to North and South Chungcheong Province, with a few hitting cities in Gyeonggi Province and Daejeon City (timetable).
Two intercity stops lie in the middle of the Saejae Bike Path.
The Suanbo Intercity Bus Stop (수안보시외버스터미널) in Chungju City’s south offers a hop-on and off spot under the Sojo Pass. Because Suanbo Township passed its prime a few decades ago, the bus stop’s timetable and routes continue to thin (read more).
Don’t confuse Mungyeong Bus Terminal (문경버스터미널) with Jeomchon Bus Terminal. Jeomchon Terminal is larger and serves more cities. Mungyeong Terminal rests north in a small town and runs a more limited timetable.
Saejae Bus Terminals
Want to ride a train with your full-size bike (MTB, road, hybrid)? You’ll need to book a ticket that includes a bike cradle.