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All About Haeundae Blueline Park: Sky Capsule & Haeundae Beach Train | Sightseeing Around Haeundae

There are two sightseeing train options from Haeundae Blueline Park, the Sky Capsule, and Haeundae Beach Train. Read about our visit and recommendations for making the most of your time and money!

Yeong
4 months ago

blue line park cheongsapo station with sky capsule cars in yellow, red and green in haeundae busan

Originally, the Donghae Nambu Line ran along the coast from Busan to Pohang. While most of this railway has been assimilated into the Donghae Line, there is a small section that has been renovated into the Haeundae Blueline Park. Haeundae Blueline Park opened in October of 2020 and is geared for tourists to sightsee around Haeundae. The Haeundae Beach Train runs from Mipo to Songjeong, while the Sky Capsule runs from Mipo to Cheongsapo. We visited the Haeundae Blueline Park and wanted to share our experience with you all! 


Information

Boarding Address: 부산 해운대구 중동 948-1
948-1 Jung-dong, Haeundae, Busan

Hours:
Nov-Apr: 9:00-18:00
May-Jun, Sep-Oct: 9:00-20:00
Jul-Aug: 9:00-22:00

Price: 7,000 KRW-77,000 KRW*
(approx. 6.21 USD-68.28 USD)
*Details about pricing to be discussed later.



Things To Keep In Mind

There is a maintenance period from December 12th, 2022 to December 15th, 2022.

You cannot book a ticket through Creatrip. Please head to the official website to purchase tickets.

For any questions regarding the Haeundae Blueline Park tickets, conditions, etc., please refer to the official FAQ page or contact Haeundae Blueline Park directly.

If you do not book a ticket beforehand, you can also buy a ticket on-site, but keep in mind that there may not be availability.


 

How To Get There

If you head east from Haeundae Beach, you will come across a 7-Eleven and a small hill. Follow that hill and eventually, you will reach a pathway leading to the entrance for Haeundae Blueline Park.

blue arrow pointing to direction of haeundae blue line park boarding location with 7-11 as benchmark

blue arrow pointing to path for where to turn right towards boarding area for haeundae blueline park in busan korea

pathway to entrance for haeundae bluerail park (mipo station)

Eventually, you will find a path that leads to Mipo Station (미포정거장). This is the start of Blueline Park. Once you get here, we recommend you secure your tickets first. Also, there are many cafes and a GS25 (convenience store) near the station if you are feeling hungry.

mipo station in haeundae in busan korea

line of cafes and gs25 at mipo station in haeundae blueline park

Ticket prices vary so we've converted that information into the table below. To make the most of your time and money, we highly recommend you purchase the outbound ticket for the Sky Capsule and a return ticket for the Haeundae Beach Train. We will explain our line of reasoning later.

Note that the Haeundae Beach Train also functions as transportation and runs from Mipo to Songjeong. So boarding and getting off at another station is considered a single trip (one-way). If you wish to hop on and off at multiple stops with the Haeundae Beach Train, you will need to purchase the "Free Use" ticket (re-boarding from the same station more than once is prohibited).

Also, if you are a group of two and only going one-way, you can buy the twice ticket option and it will be slightly cheaper. The Sky Capsule only runs from Mipo to Cheongsapo.

Haeundae Beach Train
Mipo, Dalmaji Tunnel, Cheongsapo, Daritdol Skywalk, Gudeokpo, Songjeong
Fare
Once
Twice
Free Use
7,000 KRW10,000 KRW13,000 KRW
For round-trip, you will need the twice option
Sky Capsule
Mipo ⇄ Cheongsapo

2 People
3 People
4 People
One-way30,000 KRW39,000 KRW44,000 KRW
Round-trip55,000 KRW69,000 KRW77,000 KRW

ticket office with line of people at mipo station for haeundae blueline park (beach train and sky capsule)

sky capsule receipts for march 1st from mipo station part of haeundae blueline park


Sky Capsule Review

We initially bought a round-trip ticket for two people on board the Sky Capsule (55,000 KRW). After purchasing our ticket, we went upstairs to wait in line to board.

boarding area for sky capsule from mipo station and line to board

We waited in line for about 35 minutes. The Sky Capsules were colorful and cute. But, since it runs similar to a Ferris wheel, (getting on and off in the same place) the line seemed to go very slow. 

blue, red, and yellow sky capsule trains parked at mipo station

haeundae blueline park sky capsules in green and red

Since the Sky Capsule cars are fairly new, the colors (green, yellow, blue, red) are very vibrant, and the cars are in pristine condition. It felt very similar to a monorail in an amusement park. When we finally got on the Sky Capsule, our first thought was that it moved slower than expected. In fact, we timed it and it took about 30 minutes to get from Mipo to Cheongsapo. It was a little long, but good to look around and get photos and videos!

sky capsules leaving mipo station in haeundae blueline park

With two people, there is ample space in the car. However, we think having four people in the car would be pretty crowded. The windows can be opened by hand, but the doors are automated so make sure to be cautious of loose items and hands.

inside  window view of sky capsule as part of haeundae blueline park

view from sky capsule of rail, green sky capsule, trees and ocean

The scenery from Mipo to Cheongsapo was gorgeous. You can see trees, houses, and the ocean.

gif from moving sky capsule on rail as part of haeundae blueline park

ocean/ busan coastline view from sky capsule

busan coastline and skyline from sky capsule

So, do you all remember how we said we would explain our line of reasoning for the ticket purchase? Well, the first reason is that the view from the Sky Capsule is incredible. Because the speed to the Sky Capsule is slow, you can really take in a panoramic view of the Busan coastline.

wooden walkway with walkers next to image of red and green sky capsules on rail

From the Sky Capsule, you can look down onto a walkway. This walkway (shown in the photos above and below) used to be old train tracks!

birds eye view of walkers on walkway in haeundae busan

When you see two lighthouses (one red, one white), this is when you know you are almost at Cheongsapo. As you all may recall, we had a round-trip Sky Capsule ticket. But we collectively decided that the Sky Capsule was too slow, and since the view going back would be the same, it felt a little redundant.

twin light houses, one red, one white, near cheongsapo station in busan

sky capsules departing cheongsapo station

As we approached Cheongsapo Station, we got ready to depart. Be sure to watch your step!

signs near sky capsule at cheongsapo station

As we departed, we were able to snap a photo of a Haeundae Beach Train also entering Cheongsapo Station. There is so much to do at Cheongsapo, in fact, we have another blog dedicated to this location!

railroad track near cheongsapo station in busan

If you would like to travel to Cheongsapo, the Haeundae Beach Train is just one option. You can also walk or take a bus.

time table/ ticket box for haeundae beach train at cheongsapo


Review of Haeundae Beach Train

Since we did not wish to return on the Sky Capsule, we asked the staff at Cheongsapo Station if we could exchange our ticket to the Haeundae Beach Train. Luckily we were able to, but exchanging tickets is subject to availability.

gate with sign for blue line park in haeundae

haeundae beach train rail road at cheongsapo station

We boarded the train from Cheongsapo Station around sunset and the view was amazing.

line to board haeundae beach train from cheongsapo station

Since there were a lot of people that boarded from Cheongsapo, we were left with a seat in the back. But a lot of them got off at Dalmaji Tunnel so we were able to move up towards the front. Compared to the Sky Capsule that took 30 minutes from Mipo to Cheongsapo, the Haeundae Beach Train only took 10 minutes from Cheongsapo to Mipo.

But there were a lot of trees that obstructed the view of the ocean from the Haeundae Beach Train. This is the second reason we recommend taking the Sky Capsule one way and the Haeundae Beach Train the other. We have to admit, despite the slow pace of the Sky Capsule, it did have a better view. With two people, a round trip on the Sky Capsule is 55,000 KRW. However, with a one-way Sky Capsule ticket (30,000 KRW) and two one-time Haeundae Beach Train tickets (7,000 KRW per person), the total was 44,000 KRW which is actually cheaper!

view of trees from haeundae beach train

view of ocean and boats from haeundae beach train in busan

view of ocean and buoys from haeundae beach train in busan


The next time you all visit Busan, we hope you all get the chance to experience the breathtaking ocean views. If you have any questions or concerns, please leave a comment below or send us an email at help@creatrip.com! You can follow us on InstagramTikTokTwitter, and Facebook to stay updated on all things Korea!



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