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Busan Gimhae Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Busan Gimhae Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

The airport is closed at night, we had to stay at the hotel at sasang.  – Firdaus

PUS Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Busan Gimhae International Airport.

What to Expect

Busan Airport (code: PUS) consists of two modern terminals: Domestic and International. Amenities include several eateries, cafes, and shops, though most everything closes by 9:00PM. Free WiFi helps pass the time. Economy class passengers can pay to enter several airport lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for locations and access information.

Busan Airport Guide
(Photo courtesy of a guest traveller / 22feb2018)

Sleeping in Busan Airport

The airport closes nightly, from 11:00PM until 5:00AM, so spending the night here is not possible. If you are a daytime airport sleeper, no specific sleep spots have been mentioned, but there does appear to be section without armrests.  For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Busan Airport Guide.  You can also read traveller airport reviews or write a review and share photos from your own experience.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Busan Gimhae Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Airport Hotel – (3 minutes from the airport) Located at the boundary of the Gimhae International Airport, this is the closest hotel to the airport. Free airport transfers are available, call 051-831-0606 to arrange pick-up. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Paragon – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle, but the hotel is located near the Gimhae Airport light rail subway line (just 1 stop from airport). » Check Rates
  • Louis Hotel – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle, but the hotel is located near the Gimhae Airport light rail subway line (3 stops from airport).» Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Busan Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • KAL Lounge – Location: multiple locations – one in the Domestic Terminal and one in the International Terminal. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.
  • Sky Hub Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, 3rd Floor, between Gates 9 and 10. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.
  • Paid Waiting Room – Location: Domestic Terminal, 2nd floor General Waiting Room. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (55,000 Won per 5 people for 2 hours).
  • Paid Waiting Room – Location: Domestic Terminal, 1st floor Arrivals Waiting Room. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (55,000 Won per 5 people for 2 hours).
  • Paid Waiting Room – Location: International Terminal, 2nd floor General Waiting Room. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (77,000 Won per 5 people for 2 hours).


If you are a First or Business Class traveller you may have access to the lounges listed below. For more information, check the airline’s web site.

Related Pages: Busan Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Busan Gimhae Airport. For those without mobile devices, internet terminals are available for use, free of charge, in the Busan Bank internet lounge on 3F in the International Terminal.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Art in the Airport – An art hall is located in the center of 3F, Domestic Terminal.

Baby Care Facilities – Nursery locations: Domestic Terminal, 2F • International Terminal, 2F • International Terminal, 3F.

Banking Services – Korea Exchange Bank and Busan Bank. Location: International Terminal, 1F (Arrivals and Departures) • Domestic Terminal, 1F (Korea Exchange Bank) • Domestic Terminal, 2F (Busan Bank).

Changing Room – Location: International Terminal, 1F.

Currency Exchange – Busan Bank and Korea Exchange Bank. Location: International Terminal Departures, airside, 2F.

Duty Free & Shopping – Dufry duty-free shopping is available in the International Terminal, airside, 2F. A variety of retail shops are available on 1F and 2F in both International and Domestic terminals.

Family Services – Strollers are available for rental from the airport Information Desk. Location: 1st Floor, Domestic Terminal.

Food & Drinks – A wide variety of food concessions operate throughout the airport on varying schedules with most open from 6:00AM – 9:00PM. 7/11 is also available in both the Domestic and International Terminals for something on the go. At the time of this update, there were no 24-hour options.

Garden – Take a stroll in the outdoor garden. Location: Domestic Terminal, 3F.

Information Desk -Locations: International Terminal 1F and 2F • Domestic Terminal 1F

Luggage Storage & Lockers – CJ Korea Express Baggage Storage charges 5,000 – 10,000 KRW per piece of luggage, per 24-hour period. Two locations: International Terminal, 2F (Hours: 6:00AM – 9:00PM) • Domestic Terminal, 2F (Hours: 8:30AM – 8:30PM).

Medical Services – Urgent and emergency medical care are available at Gimhae International Airport Clinic / Paik Hospital. Location: Domestic Terminal, 1F.

Mobile Charging – Recharge your mobile devices free of charge in both terminals.

Pharmacy – There are two pharmacies:

  • Domestic Terminal: Hana Pharmacy – Location: 2nd Floor. Hours: 6:00AM – 8:00PM.
  • International Terminal: Huga Pharmacy – Locations: 2nd Floor. Hours: 6:00AM – 8:00PM.

Post Office – Location: International Terminal, 1F.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

According to the airport website “The airport closes from 11:00PM to 5:00AM next morning, all the passengers are not allowed to stay in the airport terminal”.


Busan Gimhae airport is served by the following airlines: Air Busan • Air ChinaAsiana AirlinesChina Airlines • Eastar Jet • Japan Air • Jeju Air • Jin Air • Korean Air • Philippine Airlines • Vietnam Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


The airport is well connected to the bus system and offers travellers many options as far as comfort, convenience and price goes. Buses are available at both the Domestic and International Terminals. If you are looking for a bus from the International Terminal head to the Information Desk for assistance. The Domestic Terminal has a dedicated bus office if you need to need help deciding which bus is best for you.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite in the Domestic Terminal, 1st Floor: Kumho Rent-A-Car • Samsung Rent-A-Car • Tongil Ro Rent-A-Car. Jeju Rent-A-Car is located on the 2nd Floor of the Domestic Terminal.

Hotel Shuttles

At the time of this update, we were unable to find any hotels that provide hotel shuttle service other than the Airport Hotel.

See Airport Hotels above.


The terminals are connected by a free shuttle which runs between the car park (every 10 minutes), the International Terminal (every 3 minutes) and the Domestic Terminal (every 5 minutes) during the hours of 5:50AM and 10:40PM.

Light Rail

The Busan Gimhae Light Rail connects the airport to Metro lines 2 and 3. A ride between the airport and city center takes about 60 minutes, and to/from Haeundae is about 90 minutes.


Metered taxis are readily available in the ground transportation area. At the time of this update, a ride in a “regular” taxi during daytime hours costs about ₩18,000 to/from the city center (Seomyeon). For almost double the cost, “deluxe” taxis are also available.

Last updated: 2022-01-25

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.