The Central Inland Region Tourist Train commenced operations on April 12, 2013 with the O-Train and V-Train. The O-Train circles around the central inland region, running through the provinces of Chungcheongbuk-do, Gangwon-do, and Gyeongsangbuk-do. The V-Train, also known as the Baekdudaegan Mountain Range Canyon Train, runs through a scenic valley connecting Buncheon in Gyeongsangbuk-do and Cheoram in Gangwon-do. The train routes offer passengers a more convenient and comfortable means of discovering the pastoral beauty of the rural and mountainous central regions.
Central Inland Region Tourist Train: O-Train
The O-Train derives its name from the word "One," as the three provinces (Gangwon-do, Chungcheongbuk-do, Gyeongsangbuk-do) in the country's central inland region are connected by this single circular route. The train was designed with the theme of the four picturesque seasons of Baekdudaegan, Korea's grandest mountain range. The four-cabin train carries up to 205 people and includes individual seating (2-person & 4-person sets), as well as separate seating options for families and couples to accommodate the needs of different passengers. There are also individual observatory seats for people traveling on their own. The train is well-equipped with various convenience facilities including a café, children's play area, toilets, and more.
In addition, every seat has an in-seat power outlet so that passengers can recharge their phones or laptops as they ride. Sightseeing monitors installed throughout the train show the view from in front of the train as it runs along the tracks in real time. The O-Train operates once a day (round-trip) daily except Mondays and Tuesdays. Passengers are allowed to get board and depart the train at all stops along the way.
Course (Train stops): Seoul → Yeongdeungpo → Suwon → Cheonan → Osong → Cheongju → Chungju → Jecheon – Danyang → Punggi → Yeongju → Bonghwa → Chunyang → Buncheon → Yangwon → Seungbu → Cheoram
The ‘V’ in V-Train stands for "valley," as it travels through the beautiful valley between Cheoram, Gangwon-do and Buncheon and Yangwon in Gyeongsangbuk-do. Riding on the V-Train is especially refreshing, as the windows can be opened to the breeze. Traveling at a leisurely speed of just 30km per hour, passengers can easily enjoy the changing views of the mountains and valley.
The V-Train operates daily, excluding Mondays and Tuesdays, from Buncheon Station to Cheoram Station, and has three cabins that can accommodate up to 158 people. As a special treat, the V-Train stops for about 5-10 minutes at Yangwon Station and Seungbu Station so that passengers can take pictures.
Course (Train stops) Buncheon → Bidong → Yangwon → Seungbu → Cheoram
- Purchasing tickets: Online through the Korail website and on-site at stations along course
- The KORAIL Pass (online reservations & on-site purchase) is recommended as it grants unlimited access to the O-Train & V-Train, as well as other tourist trains including A-Train, S-Train and DMZ-Train for the fixed period of time purchased.
- Fares (One-way)
- - O-train: Seoul-Jecheon 27,300 won / Seoul-Yeongju 34,000 won / Seoul-Cheoram 43,400 won
- - V-train: Yeongju-Cheoram 11,700 won / Buncheon-Cheoram 8,400 won / Yangwon-Cheoram 8,400 won
|Course||Seoul Station||Suwon Station||Jecheon Station||Yeongju Station||Buncheon Station||Cheoram Station|
|Course||Cheoram Station||Buncheon Station||Yeongju Station||Jecheon Station||Suwon Station||Seoul Station|
Seoul Station: 08:20
Suwon Station: 08:55
Jecheon Station: 11:10
Yeongju Station: 12:04
Buncheon Station: 13:21
Cheoram Station: 13:59
Cheoram Station: 16:25
Buncheon Station: 17:09
Yeongju Station: 18:19
Jecheon Station: 19:14
Suwon Station: 21:33
Seoul Station: 22:05
|Course||Yeongju Station||Buncheon Station||Cheoram Station|
|Course||Buncheon Station||Cheoram Station|
|Course||Cheoram Station||Buncheon Station|
Yeongju Station: 08:50
Buncheon Station: 10:20
Cheoram Station: 11:27
Buncheon Station: 13:15 (Sat/Sun), 13:50, 17:15 (Sat/Sun)
Cheoram Station: 12:10 (Sat/Sun), 14:56, 18:15 (Sat/Sun)
Cheoram Station: 12:10, 15:48, 18:33 (Sat/Sun)
Buncheon Station: 13:15, 16:48, 1936 (Sat/Sun)
- Train schedule and fares subject to change every month. Please refer to the KORAIL website for the latest information.
- Trains may not be available on certain days due to monthly safety maintenance check.
- Timetable and course subject to change based on circumstances on the tracks.
- KORAIL website: www.letskorail.com (English, Japanese, Chinese)
- KORAIL Pass page: www.visitkorea.or.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Russian)
- Inquiries: KORAIL +82-1544-7788 (Korean), +82-1599-7777 (English, Japanese)
- 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
This page was last updated on August 24, 2017, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here.