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September 2017 Newsletter from KNTO LA - Enjoy a convenient railway tour with the Pyeongchang Korail pass!

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Enjoy a convenient railway tour with the Pyeongchang Korail Pass!


● What is the Pyeongchang Korail Pass?

- The Pyeongchang Korail Pass is a foreigner-only railway pass for traveling throughout Korea including Pyeongchang, Gangneung and Jeongseon. Users can choose the type of pass they want (5-day or 7-day) during the period from February 1, 2018 to March 25, 2018, and take any trains run by Korail without any limits.

- The Pyeongchang Korail Pass can also be conveniently used as a prepaid transportation card for subways or buses.


Available Trains

KTX, KTX-Sancheon, ITX-Saemaeul, ITX-Cheongchun, Samaeul, Mugunghwa, Nuriro, commuter trains, 5 tourist belt trains (O, V, S, G, A, DMZ-Train)


● Types and prices (1,100KRW=1USD as of 9/5/2017)


ADULT (Ages 26 and above)

CHILD (Ages 4-12)

(a group of 2-5 people)

(Ages 13-25)

5-day pass

KRW 168,000

KRW 84,000

KRW 151,000

KRW 134,000

7-day pass

KRW 195,000

KRW 97,000

KRW 176,000

KRW 156,000

* Only a group of 2-5 people with the same itinerary can use the Saver Pass. The Youth Pass is only for teens or ISIC holders. Children under 4 can take the trains free of charge when accompanied by a person aged 13 or older who has purchased a pass.


● Reservation period & period of use

Reservation period: October 10, 2017-December 10, 2017

* You can purchase a Pyeongchang Korail Pass during the reservation period only. Once sold out, the pass can no longer be purchased.

Period of use: February 1, 2018 - March 25, 2018



● Contact

Railway Customer Service Center: +82-1599-7777/+82-1544-7788




How to purchase and use the Pyeongchang Korail Pass


STEP 1  Visit Korail’s website ( www.letskorail.com/pyeongchang).


STEP 2 Choose either a 5-day or 7-day pass. Select your departure date as well.


STEP 3 Select where to retrieve your Pyeongchang Korail Pass (plastic card) and make a payment.


STEP 4  Print your reservation. 

 * You must bring the hard-copy reservation when you visit Korea.


STEP 5 Select the train, time, and seat you want (reservation can be made starting 30 days before the boarding date).

* You can reserve your seat from Korail’s website starting 30 days before boarding the train. Seats will be reserved on a first-come-first-served basis. You may have to reserve a standing ticket if seats are fully booked.


STEP 6 Retrieve your Pyeongchang Korail Pass (plastic card) at a designated counter.


STEP 7 Print the train ticket from the website or retrieve it at the train station.

* In order to take the train, you need to bring a printed ticket downloaded from the website (refer to Step 5 above) or retrieve your ticket at the train station.


STEP 8  Take the train.




Special Benefits for Pyeongchang Korail Pass Users


First, a pre-paid transportation card pre-loaded with KRW 5,000.
You can use the Pyeongchang Korail Pass as a transportation card for subways and buses. If you buy the pass during the reservation period, you can get a transportation card pre-loaded with KRW 5,000. 


Second, a free city tour coupon book.

If you buy the Pyeongchang Korail Pass, you will get a free coupon book as well. It contains free city tour tickets that can be used in 6 regions – Seoul, Busan, Gyeongju, Incheon, Jeju, and Daegu. Enjoy cost-efficient tours around Korea.


Tips for Pyeongchang Korail Pass Users


-Where to reload the pre-paid card: Visit ticket booths or ticket vending machines at railway stations or convenience stores (StoryWay, With-me).

- Where to use the pre-paid card: All subways (except for Gimhae LRT) and buses (except for Andong and some areas in Gyeongsangnam-do), Incheon International Airport Limousine buses (Incheon International Airport-Seoul/Gyeonggi-do), and convenience stores (StoryWay, With-me)




Travel Korea with the Pyeongchang Korail Pass! 


* Major Railways that Pyeongchang Korail Pass Users Can Take


[5 Tourist Belt Sightseeing Trains]


Route: Seoul Station - Suwon Station - Jecheon Station - Yeongju Station - Buncheon Station – Cheoram Station



Route: Yeongju Station - Buncheon Station - Seungbu Station – Cheoram Station



Route on Gyeongjeon Line: Busan Station - Jinju Station - Hadong Station - Suncheon Station – Boseong Station

Route on Jeolla Line: Seoul Station - Seodaejeon Station - Namwon Station - Yeosu EXPO Station



Route on Gyeongui line: Yongsan Station - Seoul Station - Munsan Station – Dorasan Station

Route on Gyeongwon line: Seoul Station - Cheongnyangni Station - Yeoncheon Station – Baengmagoji Station



Route: Cheongnyangni Station - Jecheon Station - Yeongwol Station -Mindungsan Station - Jeongseon Station -Auraji Station



Route: Yongsan Station - Hongseong Station - Daecheon Station - Gunsan Station – Iksan Station



Route on Gyeongbu line: Haengsin Station - Seoul Station - Yeongdeungpo Station -  Gwangmyeong Station - Suwon Station - Cheonan-Asan Station (Onyangoncheon) -Osong Station- Daejeon Station -Gimcheon (Gumi) Station - Dongdaegu Station - Singyeongju Station - Pohang Station - Miryang Station - Ulsan Station -Gupo Station- Busan Station


Route on Honam Line: Haengsin Station - Yongsan Station - Gwangmyeong Station - Cheonan-Asan Station (Onyangoncheon Station) - Osong Station - Gongju Station - Nonsan Station - Seodajeon Station - Gyeryong Station - Iksan Station - Jeongeup Station – Gwangju-Songjeong Station - Naju Station - Mokpo Station


Route on Gyeongjeon Line: Seoul Station - Gwangmyeong Station - Cheonan-Asan Station (Onyangoncheon) - Osong Station - Daejeon Station - Gimcheon (Gumi) Station - Dongdaegu Station - Miryang Station -Changwon Station - Jinyeong Station - Changwonjungang Station - Jinju Station - Masan Station


Route on Jeolla Line: Haengsin Station -Yongsan Station- Gwangmyeong Station - Cheonan-Asan Station (Onyangoncheon) - Osong Station - Gongju Station -Seodajeon Station - Gyeryong Station - Nonsan Station - Iksan Station - Jeonju Station - Namwon Station - Gokseong Station - Guryegu Station - Suncheon Station - Yeocheon Station - Yeosu Expo Station


Route on Gyeonggang Line: Incheon International Airport Station - Seoul Station -Hobeop Station - GyeonggiGwangju Station - Yangpyeong Station - Yeoju Station - Wonju Station - Chuncheon Station - Donghongcheon Station - Myeonon Station - Pyeongchang Station - Jinbu Station - Daegwallyeong Station - Gangneung Station - Sokcho Station - Yangyang Station - Donghae Station



Route: Yongsan Station - Oksu Station - Cheongnyangni Station -PyeongnaeHopyeong Station - Cheongpyeong Station - Gapyeong Station - Gangchon Station - Namchuncheon Station - Chuncheon Station


Major stops can differ by train depending on the operating section and hours.



- Seoul: A combination of modernity and traditional culture.

- Busan: A city with beautiful beaches.

- Incheon: Enjoy "time-travelling" to the city’s history.

- Daegu: Look around hot places in Daegu.

- Jeju: Explore the volcanic island Jeju, registered as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage.

- Gyeongju: Take history tours in Gyeongju with lots to see.

- Pyeongchang, Gangneung, Jeongseon: Enjoy winter sports here.



Cautions when using the Pyeongchang Korail Pass

1. The Pyeongchang Korail Pass cannot be used by another person. Upon the station/train attendant’s request to confirm your identity, you must show your Pyeongchang Korail Pass, train ticket and ID card (passport or the ISIC).

2. A plastic pass cannot be reissued, but a paper pass can be reprinted from Korail’s website only once.

3. When getting a refund for the Pyeongchang Korail Pass, a refund fee (from 5%-10%) will be charged based on the remaining period of the pass.

4. You can change the departure date only once after you have reserved it on the website. Revisions must be made before the reserved departure date.

5. Seat reservations may be difficult during the Seollal holidays (February 15, 2018-February 18,2018) since demand is high during that period.