Where to Stay
For in-resort accommodation options, visit the individual resort review pages here
Airbnb is also a great option in Korea’s cities. It’s a great option in many places, of course, but in Korea it seems to work particularly well – most hosts arrange self-checkin & checkout systems, allowing you to arrive & leave flexibly without needing to meet someone for the keys (electronic keypad locks are a standard feature for Korean apartments). The wifi is always super-fast, and underfloor heating comes as standard – very welcome in the frigid cold of a Korean winter!
Flights to Seoul and Pyeongchang
Search Skyscanner for cheap flights to Korea. Incheon International and Seoul Gimpo are both convenient and very well-connected on the Seoul Metro, and from November 2017 the Gangneung KTX will enter service connecting Incheon International directly to the Olympic venues in Pyeongchang.
If you’re visiting for Pyeongchang 2018, it’s also worth searching for flights to Yangyang International, which is the closest airport to Pyeongchang (it’s very small though, and the vast majority of Olympic visitors will arrive through Incheon & Gimpo)
Winter Sports Insurance
If you’re going skiing in Korea, you’ll need travel insurance with winter sports cover. World Nomads offer comprehensive and flexible insurance policies with an option to include snow sports, and they’ll even sell you a policy if you’re already overseas (most travel insurers won’t do so). Get a quote here:
You can check long-distance train times on the Korail website here
For journeys on the Seoul Metro, Cyber Station is the best site (various apps are also available)