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[photo] KTX train ticket

Posted: April 24th, 2008 6:31 pm
by hyunwoo
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Here's a KTX train ticket. It's about the size of a credit card. :-)

I went to Busan last weekend to attend a family gathering, and it cost me a lot of money, but still, I could it was cheap when I consider the amount of time that was saved thanks to the fast train (Korea Train eXpress - KTX) .

If you're thinking of going from Seoul to Busan or the other way around, taking the KTX is the fastest, and you can buy a ticket very easily from any automatic ticket vending machine at Seoul Station (although Busan station doesn't have automatic ticket machines yet and you have to go to the ticket windows.)

Posted: May 5th, 2008 11:27 am
by holdfast
just curious: about how much does it cost to take the ktx that far? and how does that compare to the regular trains?

Posted: May 5th, 2008 9:45 pm
by hyunwoo
Good question :-)

If you want to go to Busan from Seoul at the lowest cost, you can take the express bus which will cost around 25 USD, and take a little less than 5 hours.

And if you take KTX, which takes less than 3 hours, is as you can see in the picture, around 53 USD.

There's another type train that is called 새마을호("new town train"), and it takes 1 more hour, and costs 10 USD less. :-)

Posted: May 6th, 2008 1:59 am
by usakorjb03
good to know. oh how i wanna visit korea...so expensive lol...maybe i'll write a letter to my mom's sister and ask her to send me a ticket lol j/k i wouldn't do that. hopefully next year tho i'll be able to make the trip. with the cost of stuff in the USA going up it's getting hard to afford gas for my car. :shock:

BUT great info

Posted: May 10th, 2008 12:44 pm
by matthew254
현우씨,
should I reserve my KTX ticket a couple days beforehand during July (Seoul to Busan)? or is it still not full capacity? what's been your experience with KTX?

I've done that express bus (ha!) before and it was death. I mean it could have been worse, but the faster the better in my book....

anyone's thoughts are appreciated.

Posted: May 23rd, 2008 6:08 pm
by xflibble
Last time we were there trains ran really frequently but some were hard to get on, particularly end of the day and weekends. I'd suggest getting your ticket early if a specific travel time is critical.

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Re: [photo] KTX train ticket

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