The Central Inland Region Trains officially began operating in April, and have since attracted over 100,000 customers over the three-month period.
There are two kinds of trains: the O-train and V-train. They both offer passengers the opportunity to take in scenic views of Chungcheongbuk-do, Gangwon-do and the mountainous regions of Gyeongsangbuk-do. Departing from Seoul, the O-train runs on a 257.2km-long track, and passes through Jecheon (Chungcheongbuk-do), Taebaek (Gangwon-do), and Yeongju (Gyeongsangbuk-do), operating four times per day. The V-train runs on a route stretching 27.7km, traveling through Buncheon (Gyeongsangbuk-do) and Cheoram (Gangwon-do) and operates three times a day.
These trains both have observation cars for a full view of the passing scenery, and a train café selling lunch boxes, snacks and drinks for the convenience of passengers.
The O-train and V-train operate on different schedules with different pricing options, which are also subject to change, so passengers are advised to visit the Korail website or call prior to making reservations.
The Central Inland Region Trains
||Seoul Station – Jecheon (09:55) – Taebaek – Yeongju - Jecheon
|Suwon Station – Jecheon (10:00) – Yeongju – Taebaek – Jecheon
|Jecheon Station – Yeongju – Taebaek – Jecheon – Osong – Cheonan – Suwon Station
|Jecheon Station – Yeongju – Taebaek – Jechoen – Cheongnyangni – Seoul Station
||Buncheon – Cheoram
||11:02/ 14:55/ 18:05
※Subject to change
☞Fees ※distance fare policy will be applied
- O-train: 45,300 won (Seoul – Jechoen-Jecheon circulation)/ 50,400 won (Suwon – Jechoen – Jechon circulation)/ 27,700 won (Jechoen-Jecheon circulation)
- V-train: 8,400 won (Buncheon – Cheoram)
- Pass *possible to use every train
||1 day pass
||2 day pass
||3 day pass
|Teens & Elders
*age 13 to 25
*age above 55
☞Reservation: Online reservation or reservation on-site
☞Homepage: http://www.korail.com (Korean, English)
☞Inquiries: Train Customer Service Center +82-1599-7777/ +82-1588-7788 (Korean, English)
☞1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
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Explore Korea’s Striking Inland Region Aboard a Sightseeing Train
Courtesy of Korea Railroad