What are my best options for travel from Seoul to Gyeongju
Best = cheapest? Quickest?
Take KTX from Seoul to Singyeongju Station.
Hello I been trying to figure out the train situation between Seoul and Gyeongju
I am very confused on how to work it out.
any help on best way to do the train?
now would it be better to take KTX vs Bus
you haven't answered debb199's question.
What do you want?
The train situation is very simple. KTX travels from Seoul to Singyeongju. This is the recommended route.
Youo COULD however change at Dongdaegu to go to Gyeongju central- this is slower but cheaper. Put "seoul" in as start, gyeongju in a destination and click on "transfer".
I take the quickest route
however is there more scenic routes?
now can i buy train pass the day i want to travel? would i be guaranteed a seat with out reservation
Google KR PASS or KOREA RAIL PASS. Most travelers choose KTX or Express Bus.
Check KTX website and Kobus website.
Wait... before u decide to buy kr pass, u need to calculate 2 things.
1) u cannot block seats online, therefore u can only buy the tickets directly from the counter. it does not gurantee your seats.
2) if u do not intend to travel 2 long distance routes (more than 2 hrs per trip) per day, don't buy the KR pass. complete waste of money.
If u want to secure a seat, u can go google korail, then click on english. the website is VERY slow... sick design, so u might have to wait for 1 or 2 minutes for it to load up. once everything is loaded up, u can start searching for ur departure date and time. There is an english version, so dun need to be afraid.
Please take note though, Seoul has 2 train stations. If i am not wrong, seoul-gyeongju is using yongsan station, i can't really remember. try putting in dep station as seoul or yongsan if the other does not work.
You can travel from Seoul station.to Singyeongju
Go to Korail.com and you can see train times and you can book your ticket if you want to- this secures your seat
I disagree that it is slow, it's always fine for me.
KR pass is not worthwhile if you only go to Gyeongju; there are trains about every 30 mins so you should have no problem if you just turn up and wait -depending on your party size. DO however reserve your return train as soon as you get to Singyeongju- I have nearly got stuck there by waiting till my return day.
You can often get a seat in first class if there is no room is 2nd.
The route is already scenic- but a 300 kph you don't get much chance to appreciate it.
Bus is possible, but slow and dull when I did it.
I took a bus in Express bus terminal in seoul to gyeongju. it costs 26.000won and about 5 hours to Gyeongju bus terminal. the train might be double !
How long does it take from how long does it take from Singyeongju KTX Station to Gyeongju?
I am thinking of spending 4 days there. Is it too long?