KTX Trains from Seoul to Cheongju

​The amazing KTX high-speed trains conveniently connect Seoul with Cheongju. These bullet trains can take you to the capital of South Korea in around 40 min, while regular trains cover the same distance in almost 1 hour! The cities are connected by the Gyeongbu line - one of the most picturesque in the country. The train route from Seoul to Cheongju is a favorite way of traveling between the cities among locals and tourists alike, so make sure to book your tickets in advance as they get sold-out very quickly.

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Seoul to Cheongju Route Info

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Trains daily
29
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Earliest trip
06:22
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Latest trip
23:28
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Fastest trip

41 min

Seoul to Cheongju Route Map and Stations

KTX departs from Seoul train station:

405 Hangang-daero, Bongnaedong 2(i)-ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea


KTX arrives at Cheongju train station:
Bongsan-ri, Osong-eup, Heungdeok-gu Cheongju, North Chungcheong, South Korea

KTX from Seoul to Cheongju​ route:
the distance between the 2 cities is 126 kilometers

KTX from Seoul to Cheongju​ departures:
there are 29 departures by bullet trains, operated by Korail.
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Seoul - Cheongju Timetable

​* Please note that the train timetable is subject to change. It's recommended to check the latest timetable on Rail.Ninja

All About Seoul to Cheongju Route

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    HOW LONG IS THE KTX RIDE FROM SEOUL TO CHEONGJU?

    The shortest travel time from Seoul to Cheongju is around 41 minutes, and the longest train ride can take up to 50 minutes or more. Your travel time will vary according to your chosen departure time, and travel date.

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    WHAT IS THE KTX SEOUL TO CHEONGJU TICKET PRICE?

    The price for your ticket will depend on your travel date (weekend or a regular day), when are you buying it, (in advance or last-minute), train travel class. The Economy Class Seat price starts from ​about 17 USD, and from 31 USD per ticket for a 1st Class Seat.

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    SHOULD I BOOK SEOUL TO CHEONGJU TICKETS IN ADVANCE?

    When taking the most popular Seoul to Cheongju train route, we suggest you secure your seat at least a few months in advance. Especially if you are planning to travel during weekends or in summer, as the high-speed KTX train tickets tend to sell fast.

    You can book your train tickets in advance if you want to travel without stress. Online booking allows you to purchase your tickets up to one year in advance. You can check all schedules and book your tickets on the online booking platform Rail.Ninja.
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    HOW TO BUY A KTX TICKET FROM SEOUL TO CHEONGJU?

    You can purchase your high-speed KTX tickets from Seoul to Cheongju online, from ticket desks or ticket machines at the train station in Korea.

    The easiest and time-saving way is to purchase your tickets online.

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