(Last Updated: 2018/10/17)
If you plan to visit the major cities in South Korea (obviously not for islands like Jeju), train is a good transportation option for you. On this page, I’d like to give you the overview of Korean train system and links you can find route and tickets for your trip.
There are several categories of train based on fare and on-board amenities.
- Express: KTX, KTX-Sancheon, SRT
- Special: ITX-Cheongchun
- High Speed: ITX-Saemaeul, Saemaeulho, Mugunghwaho, Nuriro, Incheon Airport Train
- Commuter Train
As you see in the map below, you can visit number of places in South Korea via Korail (Korean Train System.)
KTX is the main and the fastest train system in Korea (like TGV, ICE and Shinkansen) and it goes to most of the main cities from Seoul. The KTX lines spread out from Seoul and there are 4 main lines.
♦ Resources for Train Trip
◊ Buy regular ticket: http://www.letskorail.com/ebizbf/EbizBfTicketSearch.do (English, Korean, Chinese and Japanese)
KORAIL PASS is a train ticket available only for international tourists or foreign residents, which allows unlimited travel on KORAIL-managed trains for a select period.
◊ Details for KORAIL PASS: http://www.letskorail.com/ebizbf/EbizBfKrPassAbout.do (English, Korean, Chinese and Japanese)
◊ Book KORAIL PASS: https://www.letskorail.com/ebizbf/EbizbfForeign_pr16100.do (English, Korean, Chinese and Japanese)
If you need to talk to a real person, call Railway Customer Service Center at +82-1599-7777 (08:00 – 22:00 Korea Standard Time.) (English, Japanese and Chinese)