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[Korea] Reserving Train Tickets for Seollal

  • Date01/02/2020
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Photo: Seoul Station KTX platform

As many Koreans return home during the Seollal (Lunar New Year) holidays, booking tickets for that period can seem like an impossible task. For those looking to book ahead, Korail and SRT have announced the pre-booking dates for the upcoming holiday period (January 24-27, 2020). Korail tickets will be available for booking on January 7-8, while SRT tickets will be available on January 9-10. Foreigners who wish to book tickets for the Seollal holidays must do so offline on the designated sales dates between 08:00-11:00 at the ticket booths inside train stations.

Korail tickets sold on January 7 cover regions on the Gyeongbu, Gyeongjeon, Donghae, Daegu, Chungbuk, and Gyeongbuk Lines. On January 8, tickets will be sold for regions on the Honam, Jeolla, Gangneung, Janghang, Jungang, Taebaek, Yeongdong, and Gyeongchun Lines. Tickets for traveling short distances, such as Seoul (Yongsan)-Suwon (Gwangmyeong), Busan-Samnangjin, and Mokpo-Naju, will be available for booking starting from 15:00 on January 8.

SRT tickets sold on January 9 cover destinations on the Gyeonbu Line while January 10 covers regions along the Honam Line. Remaining seats will be available online and via other booking methods starting from 15:00 on January 10.

Take note that despite the advance reservation period, booking tickets and confirming seats may be extremely difficult as tickets for the Seollal holidays are in high demand.

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Reserving Train Tickets for Seollal

☞ KORAIL

- Reservation period: January 7-8, 2020
* Reservation for tickets traveling short distances available via website, mobile app, ticket booths & machines starting from 15:00 on January 8
- Reservation hours: 08:00-11:00
- Inquiries: +82-1544-7788 (Korean, English)
- Website: www.letskorail.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
☞ SRT
- Reservation period: January 9-10, 2020
* Reservation for tickets traveling short distances available via website, mobile app, ticket booths & machines starting from 15:00 on January 10
- Reservation hours: 08:00-11:00
- Inquiries: +82-1800-1472 → 7 (Korean, English)
- Website: etk.srail.co.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

* Travelers are recommended to consider other transportation options during the Seollal period as booking tickets may be extremely difficult.
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Malay)

Information courtesy of KORAIL, SRT

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