Monday, 27 November 2017

PyeongChang Korail Pass

Though it's kinda sad that I won't be able to visit my second hometown to witness the spectacular winter sports event in Pyeongchang! However, I've a good news to share which you can save great amount of money on the transportation costs.

To commemorate Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, foreigners visiting Korea between 1 February 2018 - 25 March 2018 are eligible to purchase this special tourist pass and enjoy unlimited times on KTX and Korail trains throughout Korea within their selected pass validity period. Do note that ticket sales will only open until 10 January 2018.

Incheon to PyeongChang Railroad Map (Source)

KTX Wonju Gangneung line is ready and official KTX Sancheon service is expected to be from mid December 2017. Visiting Winter Olympics Games venues in Pyeongchang, Gangneung and Jeongseon will be a hassle-free and comfortable using this Korail Pass. Actually, with this card you can literally explore almost the whole South Korea Peninsula on railroads~! 

PyeongChang Korail Pass types:

PyeongChang Korail 5 Day Pass / 7 Day Pass.
 Adult (Ages 26 and older), Youth (Ages 13-25 or International Student 
Identity Card holders), Child (Ages 4-12), Saver (Groups of 2-5 people).

High Speed Trains: KTX and KTX-Sancheon
 Conventional Trains: ITX-Saemaeul, Saemaeul, Mugunhwa, Nuriro,
ITX-Cheongchun and Commuter Trains.

Tourist Trains: O-train, V-Train, S-Train, A-Train, Westgold-Train and DMZ-Train.

Purchasing process:
* PyeongChang Korail Pass can be purchased through the official website:
* Ticket sales will be open until 10 January 2018. 
* Ticket sales period is subject to change without notice.
* Seats for the Seoul-Gangneung KTX line during the Olympic period (1-28 February 2018) will be
   available for reservation two months in advance. 
* Please direct all inquiries to the Korail Q&A board. 
* Ticket sales for all trains during the Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) holiday period 14-18 February 
   2018 will be announced separately on the Korail website. 
* Seat reservation period is subject to change without notice. Refer to the reservation site for updated 

PyeongChang Korail Pass User's Tutorial.

Additional benefits of PyeongChang Korail Pass:
* Free admission to City Tour Buses in Seoul, Busan, Jeju, Incheon, Gyeongju, and Daegu.
* Commemorative reloadable prepaid transportation card
* 10% discount luggage storage & shipping through Airport Railroad
* Various discounts with connected duty free stores, hotels, museums, etc.
* Please see the BENEFITS menu on the official website for more detailed information:

Remember to bring along the printed Pyeongchang KR Pass
to retrieve your commemorative card at a designated counter.

How to reserve your seat.

I used Korail Pass during my visit in 2012, but that time tourist-themed trains such as O-train, V-train and S-train not operated yet. I wish PyeongChang Korail Pass will be extended to April because I'd like to visit cherry blossoms in other regions out of Seoul. Would love to ride on special trains such as A-train to go to Jeongseon, and visit Dora Observatory and The 3rd Tunnel by DMZ train. 

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