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Travel in Korea with KTX

Remember the movie Train to Busan, where the main actor (Gong Yoo), his estranged daughter and other passengers trapped on a speeding train and fought with the soulless zombies all the way from Seoul to Busan? Korea Train eXpress (KTX) is the train featured in the movie. However, unlike what is shown in the movie, KTX is the fastest, safest and most comfortable transport in Korea. You can travel to various cities in Korea in just 3 hours.

KTX is South Korea’s high-speed rail system operated by Korail that runs on 5 lines (Gyeongbu Line, Honam Line, Gyeongjeon Line, Jeolla Line and Gyeonggang Line) with the top speed of 305kph. Gyeonggang Line has officially started running in December 2017, allowing visitors to plan a day trip from and to Gangwon-do.

KTX trains connect Seoul Station to Busan Station via Dongdaegu Station on the Gyeongbu Line; Jeonju Station and Yeosu Expo Station via Yongsan Station on the Jeolla Line. Both Seoul and Yongsan stations intersect with the Seoul subway system and other routes on Korea’s rail system. KTX makes it so easy to travel from one province to another in Korea. 

 

 

KTX Station Addresses

Main StationsIncheon Airport Station271, Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon
인천광역시 중구 공항로 271 (운서동, 인천국제공항역)
Seoul  Station405, Hangang-daero, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 용산구 한강대로 405 (동자동)
Yongsan Station55, Hangang-daero 23-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 용산구 한강대로23길 55 (한강로3가, 용산역)
Depart from Seoul StationDongdaegu Station550, Dongdaegu-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu
대구광역시 동구 동대구로 550 (신암동, 동대구역)
Singyeongju Station80, Singyeongjuyeok-ro, Hwacheon-ri, Geoncheon-eup, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
경상북도 경주시 건천읍 신경주역로 80 (건천읍, 신경주KTX역사)
Busan Station206, Jungang-daero, Dong-gu, Busan
부산광역시 동구 중앙대로 206 (초량동)
Depart from Yongsan StationGwangju Songjeong Station201, Sangmu-daero, Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju
광주광역시 광산구 상무대로 201 (송정동)
Jeonju Station680, Dongbu-daero, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do
전라북도 전주시 덕진구 동부대로 680 (우아동3가)
Yeosu Expo Station2, Mangyang-ro, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do
전라남도 여수시 망양로 2 (덕충동, 여수엑스포역)

 

KTX Route Maps

 

 Main Routes Running Time and Maximum Price Per Person (Economy)

Seoul Station – Dongdaegu Station (Daegu City)1 hr 50 minsAdult (13 yrs old+): up to 43,500 won
Child (4 to 12 yrs old): up to 21,700 won
Seoul Station – Singyeongju Station (Gyeongsangbukdo)2 hrsAdult (13 yrs old+): up to 49,300 won
Child (4 to 12 yrs old): up to 24,600 won
Seoul Station – Busan Station2 hrs 50 minsAdult (13 yrs old+): up to 59,800 won
Child (4 to 12 yrs old): up to 29,900 won
Yongsan Station – Gwangjusongjeong Station (Gwangju City)2 hrsAdult (13 yrs old+): up to 47,100 won
Child (4 to 12 yrs old): up to 23,500 won
Yongsan Station – Jeonju Station1 hr 40 minsAdult (13 yrs old+): up to 34,600 won
Child (4 to 12 yrs old): up to 17,300 won
Yongsan Station – Yeosu Expo Station (Jeollanamdo)3 hrsAdult (13 yrs old+): up to 47,500 won
Child (4 to 12 yrs old): up to 23,700 won
Seoul Station – Gangneung Station (Gangwondo)1 hr 45 minsAdult (13 yrs old+): up to 27,600 won
Child (4 to 12 yrs old): up to 13,800 won

*Price is as of December 2017. Please visit Korail’s website and click Rail Tickets tab for booking.

 

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