KTX Trains from Seoul to Gangneung

​KTX trains are a convenient and fast way to travel from Seoul in the south all the way up to Gangneung, near the east coast. It takes about 1 hour 49 minutes on the KTX train to get from Seoul station all the way up to Gangneung station. The best thing is that it only costs you 37 $ for an economy class ticket! If you're traveling with your family or friends then this is a great option as it's cheaper than taking a bus and they also have more legroom. Book your tickets online!

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Seoul to Gangneung Route Info

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Seoul to Gangneung 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 Gangneung train station :Gyo-dong, Gangneung, Gangwon, South Korea​

KTX from Seoul to Gangneung route: the distance between 2 cities is 229 kilometers. ​

KTX from Seoul to Gangneung departures: there are over 14 daily departures schedules for bullet trains operated by Korail.

Seoul to Gangneung ktx map

Seoul - Gangneung Timetable

All About Seoul to Gangneung Route

  • 1
    How long is the KTX ride from Seoul to Gangneung?

    Depending on the departure and train you take, the trip time from Seoul to Gangneung may vary. In comparison, KTX trains take around an hour and 49 minutes to travel, whereas regular trains can take just over 3 hours.

  • 2
    Should I book Seoul - Gangneung tickets in advance?
    ​For Seoul - Gangneung, which is one of the most popular routes, we recommend securing your seat well in advance. Tickets for the high-speed KTX train tend to sell out quickly, especially if you are traveling during the weekend or in summer. Online ticket booking is required if you want to book your tickets more than one month in advance.
    If you're considering booking rail tickets in advance, then don't hesitate to try out the Rail Ninja booking platform. In addition to schedules and KTX maps, you'll also find information about the stations and trains serving the route.
  • 3
    What is KTX Seoul to Gangneung train ticket price?
    Ticket prices can vary based on your travel date (is it a weekend or a regular day), when you buy, and what class you choose. First Class Seats can be purchased for about 65 dollars per ticket. Economy Class Seats usually start at 34 dollars per ticket.
  • 4
    How to buy KTX ticket from Seoul to Gangneung?

    Seoul to Gangneung high-speed train tickets can be purchased online, at ticket desks, or ticket machines in Korea's train stations. Online ticket purchasing is the fastest and easiest way to buy your tickets.

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