A Travel Guide For The Korail Pass.

A round trip through South Korea by train is the best way to get to know the country with its beguiling landscapes and unknown cities. The Korean peninsula offers a unique mix of imposing cities, peaceful temples, breathtaking mountain ranges and unique national parks.

The Korail Pass makes train travel a breeze, allowing you to visit the historic UNESCO World Heritage Sites scattered throughout the country in comfort and without stress.


What is the Korail Pass?

With the Korail Pass, you can travel unlimited on Korea’s high-speed trains and visit over 600 stations and 80 different routes.

Who can use the Korail Pass?

The Korail Pass is valid for those who visit Korea from outside and do not have a permanent residence there.

Where can I use the Korail Pass?

With the Korail Pass you can use both regular trains (KTX, KTX-Sancheon, ITX-Saemaeul, Saemaeul, Mugunghwa, Nuriro, shuttle trains) and tourist trains (O-Train, A-Train, S-Train, G-Train, DMZ-Train) to discover the diversity of Korea.

south korea rail map

Different Passes

You can choose to travel with the Korail Pass on 3 or 7 consecutive days or with the Flexible Pass on 2 or 4 days within 10 days.

The Normal Pass is for all persons over 26 years.
The discounted Young Pass is available for young people between 13 and 25 years of age.
Children aged 4 to 12 years receive a 50% discount on the regular price.
Groups of 2-5 persons save additionally with the Saver Pass.

Usually the price for the Saver Pass and the Youth Pass is about 90% – 80% of the price for the regular pass.

Children under 6 years of age travel free if accompanied by a paying guardian (age over 13 years) (one child per guardian allowed).

How much does it cost?

  Child (6-12)
2 days flexible
$50 $99
3 days consecutive
$57 $113
4 days flexible
$80 $159
5 days consecutive
$86 $173



South Korea: Cultural Cities And UNESCO World Heritage Sites

South Korea: Cultural Cities And UNESCO World Heritage Sites

How does it work?

The Korail Pass can be purchased online, at selected travel agencies and at Korail travel centers.

If you choose the Korail e-pass, you can order it conveniently online and print it out at home. Afterwards, the correct passport can be picked up at all train stations in Korea and at Incheon International Airport. If you prefer the physical Korail Pass instead of the e-ticket, you should bring your passport, the credit card you used when booking online and the e-ticket with you and show it at the station or airport.

The Korail Pass may only be used by the person whose name is on it. Therefore, when purchasing, make sure that accurate information is provided in accordance with the valid passport.

You should always carry the valid printed Korail Pass with you, as well as your passport and seat ticket. Generally only 2nd class seats are issued (for 1st class travel an additional fee must be paid locally in Korea). If you do not reserve a seat, your seat is a standing seat. Reservations can be made online at Korail ‘My Reservations’ or at any Korail counter in Korea free of charge (up to 2 tickets per person per day) from 30 days prior to travel date.

The e-pass should be used within 180 days, otherwise the reservation will not be valid.


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