Monday, December 15, 2008

쁘띠프랑스에 가는 길

Here is how to get to Petite France.

[Upadate May 28, 2010: According to a comment left by an anonymous, shuttle bus to 'Petite France' now operates out of Cheong-pyeong Station (청평역) instead of Daesong-ri Station. Departure times: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:30, 16:30, 17:30. On weekend, additional departure times: 13:00, 15:30]

Take a train (Chuncheon Station bound) from Cheongnyangni Station (청랼리역, 淸凉里驛) to Daeseong-ri Station (대성리역, 大成里驛). You are advised to take the train that departs Cheongnyangni Station at 0740, 0920 or 1120 so that you don't have to wait too long for the connecting shuttle bus service. On a weekend, you can also take the train that departs at 1020. The train ride takes about 50 minutes and cost 2,500won.

Take a train to Daeseong-ri Station. The train ride costs 2,500won.

If you know your way, you may want to take Bus no. 765 (Daeseong-ri bound) from the bus-stop just outside Cheongnyangni Station. The bus comes at every 20mins interval. The bus ride to Daeseong-ri takes slightly over an hour and cost 1,800won. The bus will terminate at Daeseong-ri bus terminal and you need to walk another 5mins to get to Daeseong-ri train station. This is how you can get to the train station from the bus terminal: once you get off the bus, face the main road and then walk down the road to your right.

Wait for the Petite France shuttle bus at this sign if it is not already there.

Whichever mode of transport you take, one important thing to consider is to match your arrival time at Daeseong-ri Station with the departure time of the free shuttle bus service to Petite France. Below is the shuttle bus schedule departing from Daeseong-ri Station to Petite France:

Weekday: 0910, 1100, 1300, 1500, 1640
Weekend: 0910, 1110, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1630, 1730

I have recommended 4 train departure times from Cheongnyangni above. Once you put all the timings together, you should see that the waiting time for the shuttle bus is less than 1 hour.

1. Dep CNN: 0740, Arr DSR: 0832, Next Bus: 0910
2. Dep CNN: 0920, Arr DSR: 1012, Next Bus: 1100(WD)/1110(WE)
3. Dep CNN: 1020, Arr DSR: 1113, Next Bus: 1200(WE only)
4. Dep CNN: 1120, Arr DSR: 1214, Next Bus: 1300

Just to be complete, below is the shuttle bus schedule departing from Petite France to Daeseong-ri Station.

Weekday: 0830, 1010, 1210, 1430, 1600, 1720, 1820
Weekday (1 Dec ~ 28 Feb): 0830, 1020, 1220, 1420, 1600, 1820
Weekend: 0830, 1010, 1130, 1230, 1330, 1430, 1600, 1700, 1820
(Note: Shuttle bus service that departs at 1820 will terminate at Cheongpyeong Terminal instead of Daeseong-ri Station.)

The free Petite France shuttle bus waiting outside Daeseong-ri Station.


  1. Equinox ssi, thanks for the clear instructions on how to get there and back. :) Will be v helpful for itinery planning.

  2. u r welcome. actually it's not finished yet :p
    i have yet to write on the return trip.