13th International Conference on

New Interfaces for
Musical Expression

May 27-30, 2013 | Daejeon + Seoul, Korea Republic

local information > seoul

from Daejeon to Seoul

NIME bus

NIME will hire charter buses to move from Daejeon to Seoul on the last day. Tickets can be purchased when you register for the conference online (limited availability).
  • departs at 9:00 am, May 30 | 2 to 2:30 hours to Seoul venue
  • fare: KRW 5,000 for conference attendees


Alternatively, you can choose other options for your transportation to Seoul. For this we recommend KTX.
1) KAIST (or your hotel) to Daejeon Station [map]
Taxi recommended from KAIST (or your Daejeon hotel) to Daejeon Station.
  • 25-30 minutes | KRW 8,000 - 10,000
2) Daejeon Station [map] to Seoul Station [map]
  • interval: 10-20 min. | travel time: 50-60 min
    weekday rates: KRW 30,800 (first class) / KRW 22,000 (standard)
For more information on KTX, please visit here.
3) Seoul Station [map] to 3 Hall, Daehangno Art Theater [map]
You can take either taxi or metro. [direction]
  • taxi: 20-25 minutes | KRW 7,000 - 9,000
  • metro: about 20 minutes | KRW 1,100


Daehangno (sometimes spelled "Daehak-ro", meaning "college street") is the name of a street in downtown Seoul which has been the city's "street of culture" for a long time. Its surrounding area is home to numerous cultural spaces such as theaters, concert halls, and galleries.
Please check the followings for general tourism information:
You may find a number of hotels (from one to five stars) within 1-2 kilometer range. The following Expedia site may be helpful:
List of NIME-recommended hotels, roughly in the order of lowest price (note that there's no special conference rate. Also, this list will contiune to be updated):
  • Stay in GAM
  • Noble Hotel
  • Hotel PJ
  • Best Western Premier Hotel Kukdo
  • Ramada Seoul Dongdaemun
  • Somerset Palace Seoul
If you need help with Seoul hotel reservation, please feel free to contact Mr. Gunho Chae for more information and assistance.