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Getting There

The province has only one commercial airport in Cheongju, which has a few flights to and from Jeju-do and a couple of cities in China. The Gyeongbu Rail Line crosses the southern portion of the province with main stations only at Okcheon and Yeongdong. The Jung-ang Rail Line crosses the northeastern corner of the province, passing through Jechon and Danyang. The Chungbuk Rail Line connects cities in the province from Jecheon to Jochiwon, passing through Cheongju and Chungju.

The Gyeongbu Expressway (road 1) cuts through the southwestern part of the province. The Jungbu Expressway (road 35) connects Cheongju to Seoul and parts north and goes down to intersect the Gyeungbu Expressway. The Jungbu Naeryuk Expressway (road 45) goes down the middle of the province through Chungju and Suanbo. In the eastern part of the province, the Jung-ang Expressway (road 55) connects Jecheon and Danyang to points north and south of the province.

Getting Around

A network of smaller highways and country roads connect major cities and towns to remote villages and country areas. Traveling by bus is the easiest way to get around the province, but many of the buses aren't numbered. The drivers generally don't speak English, but if you know the name of your destination in Korean, they'll let you know where to get off.

Visitor Information

The province's main tourist information center, 1440 Gagyeong-dong, Heungdeok-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do (tel. 043/233-8431), is located next to the Cheongju Bus Terminal. Open all year daily from 9am to 6pm, there are maps and brochures for the region. The official site is www.cbtour.net.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.