KTX Gyeonggang Line

Newly opened high-speed train (KTX Gyeonggang Line) between Seoul and Gangneung

As the “KTX Gyeongang Line” between Seoul and Gangneung city was newly opened in January 2018, the distance from Seoul/Incheon to Gangneung was close to one and half hours. In other words, this means that it is possible to see sunrise in the East sea after departure from Seoul or Incheon in the early morning, and enjoying dinner in the sunset scenery off the coast of Incheon in terms of time. Gangneung city is located on the east coast of the Korean Peninsula and is famous for Gyeongpodae beach. Donghae and Sokcho cities are adjacent as well.

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Fares

Click on each train station in the table below to view the corresponding station location on the map.

Timetable

 


The road to Sokcho from Gangneung city.

Take intercity bus from the Gangneung Intercity Bus Terminal (강릉시외버스터미널: It’s just beside Gangneung Express Bus terminal) to Sokcho Intercity Bus Terminal (속초시외버스터미널: You should know that there is no Express bus between city). Buses are dispatched at intervals of around every 30 or 40 minutes, and the fare is 6,300 won as of April 2018. Midnight fee (departure from 22:00): 8,200 won. It will be take about one hour and 10 minutes.

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How to go to Donghae from Gangneung city.

Take intercity bus from the Gangneung Intercity Bus Terminal (강릉시외버스터미널: It’s just beside Gangneubg Express Bus Terminal) to Donghae Intercity Bus Terminal. Buses are available at intervals of approximately 10 to 20 minutes, and the fare is 3,500 won as of April 2018. And it will be take about 40 minutes.

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ITX Saemaul Ho train

A little affordable ITX Saemaulho train

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ITX Saemaulho is a newly manufactured train that aims to replace Saemaulho, which is expected to reach the end of its life in 2018. In the first, it began serviced on the Gyeongbu Line on February 8, 1969 under the name of Tourism Train, and was renamed Saemaul Ho on August 15, 1974. ITX Saemaul is an electric railway car produced by Hyundai Rotem and is a special express grade train operated by Korea Railroad Corporation (KORAIL). It is operating on major railroad such as Gyeongbu Line, Honam Line, Jeolla Line, Gyeongjeon Line and Gyengchun Line from May 12, 2014.

Destination & Standard rate

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Timetable

Korea DMZ Train

Travel to DMZ in Korea by train

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DMZ train is also called “Peace train (平和列車)” and it was developed as a tourist train for running in the Gyeonhui Line and Gyeonwon Line along the peaceful ecosystem belt, and operated by tourism-related team in Korea Railway Corporation (KORAIL). DMZ is a demilitarized zone of the Korean peninsula established in 1953 according to armistice agreement after Korean War. The separated families during the Korean War living scattered in the north and south, but still remain as an only divided nation in the world. Based on the Military Demarcation Line (MDL), the border of the demilitarized zone about 2 kilometers north is called “Northern Limit Line (NLL)” and the border of the demilitarized zone about 2 kilometers is called “Southern Limit Line (SLL).” The northern and southern marginal lines are established with iron fence, and the north and south armies are confronted.

DMZ train standard rate

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DMZ train timetable

ITX Cheongchun train(청춘열차)

ITX Cheongchun Destination and Fares

ITX Cheongchun trainITX Cheongchun is an intercity express train that runs between Yongsan in Seoul and Chuncheon City where has a So-yang Lake. There are two types of train between Sangbong and Chuncheon. That is, “ITX Cheongchun” train between Yongsan – Chuncheon, and “Gyeongchun Line” between Sangbong – Chuncheon. The difference between ITX and Gyeongchun Line is the difference of fares and arrival time between places, and keep in mind that ITX is around three times more expensive than Gyeongchun Line. For ITX trains, there are package travel products that are planed and operated by the tourism-related team in Korea Railway Corporation (KORAIL).

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 ITX Cheongchun train

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Gyeongchun Line (General train)

ITX Timetable

Gyeongchun Line Timetable

Travel with KTX (high-speed train)

Destination and fares of KTX KoreaKTX

KTX is a common name of the Korean high-speed railway system, which was opened on April 1, 2004 and operated by Korea Railroad Corporation (KORAIL). If you want to get to your destination quickly while traveling far distance, take KTX. It takes about three and half hours to reach Busan City on the southern tip of the peninsula. In other words, it’s possible to travel Busan city on the southern end of Korean peninsular from Better Guest House and back in a day.

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Destination and Fares

Click destination in the table below, you can see the exact location on Google Maps.

Timetable

T-Money Card

How to use T money card

T money card is a refundable and rechargeable public transportation card that can use it convenient to pay fees instead of cash through almost all the type of public transportation system all over the Korea. If you using this T money card for the public transportation, it can be save a lot of money than paying with cash. And the biggest benefit for the traveler to using this T card is a fact that it’s free in several times when you change to another bus from the bus. And also minimum charged when you transfer to bus from the subway or vice versa. As well as, when you leaving Korea, it can be refunded remaining balance after deduct 500 KRW as a service fee, from the machine in the subway station or 24 hours convenience stores. But blank card is not refunded, so you may bring it to home and use it next time or give it to friend or neighbors.

Where you can buy T money card

You can buy T-money card in the 24 hours convenience stores which it has “T” logo inner or outer store’s window. For examples: GS 25, CU, Mini Stop, Buy the way, 7-Eleven, Story way, Family Mart, Newsstand and ticket bending. After purchase T-money card (blank card = 2,500 KRW), you should charge the money into the T-money card as much as you want to do.

Available region

Nationwide compatible T-money card (전국호환용) can be used as one card for almost all the type of nationwide public transit, such as buses, subway, trains and even KTX.

How to use it

  • Subway: whenever you get in / get out through ticket barrier (gate), you should scan T card on the card reader by touching it on the machine.

Metro Ticket gate.

  • T-money card reader.Bus (Two times scan): When you take the bus, you have to scan T-Money card on the card reader by touching it on the machine, and then one more time scan it when you getting off the bus. Keep in mind that you must scan it two times both when you getting on and getting off. Otherwise, it would be double charged for you, because the card machine would be recognize that you have traveled whole route.
  • KTX / Express bus: Buy the ticket at the ticket office or ticket machine by payment with T-money card.
  • Taxi (One time scan): You can use the T-money card when you take a Taxi that has designed “T” logo out side of taxi. But for taxi, you should pay the taxi fee only when arrived at your destination. Also when you pay the taxi fee, you should ask the receipt to taxi driver and keep it so that you can report it to the authority when driver asked illegally overcharge for you.

How to recharge and refund

Recharge T-Money Card: You can recharge money into your T-Money Card from the machine which is equipped in the train station or 24 hours convenience stores in the streets.

  1. Select preferred language.
  2. Select “Recharge” icon in the middle on the screen. Refer to right side pictures.
  3. Put T-money card on the red place of the machine.
  4. Select amount that you want to recharge.
  5. Put your money into a cash slot. It can be used the 1,000, 5,000, 10,000 KRW bills and 50, 100, 500 KRW coin.
  6. Waiting for a moment while recharging and confirm its balance after complete.

Notice of T-money card service desk.Refund: Remaining balance of money in your T-money card can be refund after deducted 500 KRW as service fee from the 24 hours convenience store when balance is less than 20,000 KRW. But if T-money balance is more than 20,000 KRW and less than 50,000 KRW, it can be refund from T-money service desk in all the subway station (You can see a notice as shown picture on the right) with right . And blank card is not refundable. So you should bring it to home and use it next time or give it to friends or neighbors.