Wednesday, October 25, 2017

How to Travel From Manila to Daegu, Korea: Not an Ordinary Trip to Korea!

From Manila to Daegu, Korea
Exploring a Hidden Gem of Korea



Are you browsing over at booking.com to find your next holiday destination? It's time for you to finally visit your first or another visit to Korea! If you are looking for an not so ordinary trip, it is Daegu that you need to consider visiting. Daegu is full of culture and history that will please your curious soul. It is also one of the most convenient Korean cities where public transportation system is on spot! You will be able to navigate the city easily. Most of popular attractions with public transportation!
If you are looking to immerse yourself in Korea but not a fan of packed tourists spots, come to Daegu! Welcome to Daegu in advance! 


#1 Manila Int’l Airport – Incheon Int’l Airport – Dongdaegu Station

#Take_flight_and_ride_KTX_train



The charm of this way is the fact the Incheon Airport has more flight coming from Manila so you can pick a ticket among more options. The flight usually takes from 4 to 7 hours and costs around 11,000 to 18,000 peso.
When you arrive at the airport, it is directly connected to KTX station. Follow signs inside the building; you will easily get to the station. Enjoy a 2-hour-40-minute ride while you can enjoy the view of Korea’s countryside out the windows. A KTX ticket costs around 2,500 peso.

─  Pros
Opportunity to ride one of Asia’s most advanced railway systems, “KTX”
Transportation(Manila-Daegu) is cheaper.
─  Cost: 13,500 to 20,500peso
─  Hours: 7 to 10 hours
*Another great option is to explore Seoul and take KTX to Daegu. It is only 90min ride and cost around 1,800 peso.

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#2 Manila Int’l Airport – Daegu Int’l Airport

#Take_flight_to_Daegu


Depending on what flight you take, it can actually save your time to use connecting flight at Incheon Airport to finally arrive at Daegu Int’l Airport. From Manila to Daegu, it takes around 6.5 hours to 10 hours. Desirably, get a flight that takes around 6 – 7 hours. Inexpensive flight cost around 23,000 to 28,000 peso. 

─  Pros:
No need to leave airport.
No need to buy a separate ticket for KTX
─  Cons:
Transportation(Manila-Daegu) is more expensive. However, living cost in Daegu is much cheaper than Seoul. The longer you stay, the cheaper the whole trip cost will be.
─  Cost: 23,000 to 28,000 peso.
─  Hours: 6.5 to 10 hours

*Another convenient option you might want to consider is there are quite a number of flights that connect from Hongkong, Narita and Cebu airports. Many airlines allow you to stay for a couple of days connecting city. It is a great way to spend your vacation more than one country: Korea and somewhere else! ;)


One-Day Trip Idea
Here are selected ideas you can plan each day in Daegu.
─ Songhae Park & Yongyeonsa Temple
─ First-timer’s Daegu Trip




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