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Traversing Korea on the Luxury Train Rail Cruise Haerang

Traversing Korea on the Luxury Train
Rail Cruise Haerang

Launched in November 2008, “Haerang” is a train for land-based travel to major tourist destinations in Korea. Just like a luxury cruise ship, Haerang is equipped with all the modern comforts and conveniences such as accommodation facilities, cafés and karaoke rooms. The name Haerang means “with the sun.” Inspired by the native Korean words (as against Sino-Korean words), the name conveys the idea of being the best premium rail cruise to experience South Korea’s natural beauty while accompanied by the sun.

The train departs from Seoul Station and takes passengers to major tourist destinations in Korea's southwest, southeast, and eastern regions, including Gunsan, Jeonju, Suncheon, Gokseong, Daegu, Boseong, Jinju, Gyeongju, Taebaek, Chujeon, and Jeongdongjin as part of a two-day, one-night or a three-day, two-night package trip. The train fare is inclusive of all services and travel fees. Travelers move from one destination to another by an exclusive bus and visit famous local restaurants to feast on regional specialties like hanjeongsik, raw fish, and hanu beef.

Haerang's guest rooms range from family rooms to deluxe rooms and suites. All passenger rooms are equipped with a bed, bathroom, a TV and air conditioning, allowing for a relaxing and comfortable stay. Beds are soft, but firm, reducing the rocking motion of the train for a good night’s sleep. To ensure the privacy and security of guests, each room can only be accessed by individual keycards with access control systems.

Traveling by train is a unique travel option that lets passengers fully appreciate the surrounding countryside. Take a look outside your room window or head over to the observation car at the middle of the train for a view of the scenic landscape. The observation car also has art shows, mini concerts and other on-board entertainment. The dining car is a combined restaurant and café with a wide variety of snacks and beverages served with a smile; muffins and cookies, as well as coffee, wine and juice are available for free.

Take a journey through Korea’s most beautiful travel destinations with all the creature comforts that Haerang has to offer: comfortable rooms, hospitable staff, various entertainment programs, pleasant viewing areas, and delicious meals.

Haerang Tour Itineraries

Those taking Haerang can choose between a two-day, one-night trip and a three-day, two-night trip. Ssimille (departs on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month) and Haeoreum (departs on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month) are two-day, one-night trips that start on a Saturday morning, while Aura is a three-day, two-night trip that starts on a Tuesday morning.

One-night, two-day trip (Ssimille / Haeoreum)

Ssimille Trip Itinerary (Seoul⇒Gunsan⇒Jeonju⇒Suncheon⇒Gokseong⇒Seoul)

Seoul Station ⇒ Gunsan Station ⇒ Lunch (blue crab) ⇒ Gunsan Modern Culture Experience Program ⇒ Jeonju Station ⇒ Jeonju Hanok Village ⇒ Dinner (Namdo Hanjeongsik: Namdo–style traditional Korean meal) ⇒ Accommodation: Haerang passenger car ⇒ Suncheon Station ⇒ Breakfast (buffet) ⇒ Suncheonman Bay Ecological Park ⇒ Songgwangsa Temple ⇒ Lunch (king crab) ⇒ Seoul Station

Gunsan Modern Culture
Experience Program

Songgwangsa Temple

Jeonju Hanok Village

Suncheonman Bay Ecological Park

Haeoreum Trip Itinerary (Seoul⇒Dongdaegu Station⇒Gyeongju Station⇒Jeongdongjin⇒Donghae⇒Danyang⇒Seoul)

Seoul Station ⇒ Dongdaegu Station ⇒ Lunch (Jjimgalbi jeongsik; full-course meal with steamed beef ribs) ⇒ Tour of Museum of Medical Missionary Works ⇒ Gyeongju Station ⇒ Daereungwon Tomb Complex ⇒ Dinner (soft tofu hot pot with mushrooms) ⇒ Korean Musical, Miso II ⇒ Accommodation: Haerang passenger car ⇒ Jeongdongjin Station ⇒ Breakfast (pollock soup) ⇒ Mureung Valley & Samhwasa TempleDonghae StationDanyang Station ⇒ Lunch (set meal at Danyang Hotel) ⇒ Dodamsambong Peaks ⇒ Seoul Station

Two-night, three-day trip (Aura)

Aura Trip Itinerary (Seoul ⇒ Jeongseong ⇒ Boseong ⇒ Jinju ⇒ Jeongdongjin ⇒ Taebak Station ⇒ Chujeon Station ⇒ Seoul Station)

Seoul Station ⇒ Jangseong Station ⇒ Lunch (set meal with grilled short rib meat patties ⇒ Juknokwon (Bamboo Garden) ⇒ Boseong Station ⇒ Daehan Dawon Tourist Tea Plantation (Boseong Green Tea Plantation) ⇒ Dinner (assorted raw fish set meal) ⇒ Boseong Station ⇒ Accommodation: Haerang passenger car ⇒ Jinju Station ⇒ Breakfast (puffer fish soup set meal) ⇒ Sebyeonggwan Hall ⇒ Hallyeosudo Viewing Ropeway ⇒ Lunch (grilled eel set meal) ⇒ Gyeongju StationDaereungwon Tomb Complex ⇒ Dinner (soft tofu hot pot with mushrooms) ⇒ Gyeongju Spa & Sauna ⇒ Accommodation: Haerang passenger car ⇒ Jeongdongjin ⇒ Haslla Art WorldTaebaek Station ⇒ Lunch (grilled hanu beef) ⇒ Chujeon Station (a commemorative photograph) ⇒ Seoul Station

※ The above itinerary is subject to change depending on the weather or other circumstances beyond control.

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Rail Cruise Haerang

☞ Departure:
Seoul Station in Jung-gu, Seoul
☞ Package cost
Package cost
3days/2nights (Aura) Suite room (for two) 2.32 mil won / Deluxe room (for two) 1.95 mil won / Family room (for 3 people) 2.39 mil won
2days/1night (Ssimille/ Haeoreum) Suite room (for two) 1.54 mil won / Deluxe room (for two) 1.28 mil won / Family room (for 3 people) 1.55 mil won
※ Inclusive of accommodations, meals and admission fees. No additional expenses will be charged.
☞ Reservation & inquiries:
Via phone or email
☞ Homepage: (Korean)
☞ Inquiries:
+82-80-850-7749 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
☞ Email: /, English, Japanese, Chinese)
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline:
+82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

※ The Haerang trips change every three months. The above itinerary is the schedule for March to June 2014. For future changes and updates, please refer to the news section or go to Haerang’s website.
<Last updated on February 06, 2014>

Date 03/10/2014

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