KTX Trains from Seoul to Gwangju

​Traveling by train in South Korea is an unforgettable experience, and the Seoul to Gwangju rail line is a great example. It is served by world-famous KTX high-speed trains, boasting a top speed of 305 km/h. The ride along the Honam line takes less than 2 hours, even though the Seoul - Gwangju distance is 357 km. Even though you can buy tickets at the train station, the chances are that you will encounter long queues and, if you are unlucky, sold-out tickets. So we advise booking Seoul to Gwangju train tickets online.

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Seoul to Gwangju Route Info

Trains daily
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1h 42min

Seoul to Gwangju 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 Gwangju train station: 1003-1 Songjeong-dong, Gwangju, South Korea

KTX from Seoul to Gwangju route: the distance between 2 cities is 357 kilometers and a high-speed KTX train is the most convenient ​

KTX from Seoul to Gwangju departures: there are 7 departures by bullet trains, operated by Korail

Seoul to Gwangju ktx map

Seoul - Gwangju Timetable

All About Seoul - Gwangju Route

  • 1
    How long is The KTX ride from Seoul to Gwangju?

    Your trip time from Seoul to Gwangju will wary according to your chosen departure. The shortest train time is around 1 hour and 45 minutes, the longest train ride is around 2 hours and 4 minutes.

  • 2
    Should I book Seoul - Gwangju tickets in advance?
    ​Seoul to Gwangju isn't the most popular route in Korea, it has less than 10 daily departures. We suggest to secure your seats if you are planning to travel during weekends or in summer, as the high-speed KTX train tickets tend to sell faster then.

    If you want to book your tickets more than 1 month in advance, you will need to book them online. It allows you to book your tickets up to 1 year in advance. You can check all schedules and book your tickets on online booking platform Rail.Ninja.

  • 3
    What is KTX Seoul to Gwangju train ticket price?

    The price for your ticket will depend on your travel date (is it a weekend or a regular day), when you are buying, and your travel class. Usually, the Economy Class Seat price starts from 62 USD per ticket, and from 86 USD per ticket for a 1st Class Seat.

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

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

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