There are 4 ways to get from Seoul to Gangneung by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Cheongnyangni Station to Gangneung Station KTX Seoul

$26 - $55

Cheapest option

Bus Gangneung Intercity Bus Terminal  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Gangneong

$13 - $18

2 alternative options

Bus Ko Bus  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal to Gangneung

$16 - $22

Drive  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Seoul to Gangneung 138.3 miles

$26 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Gangneung is to bus which costs ₩14,000 - ₩21,000 and takes 2 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Gangneung is to train which takes 1 h 35 min and costs ₩29,000 - ₩60,000.

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The distance between Seoul and Gangneung is 168 km. The road distance is 221 km.

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The train from Cheongnyangni Station to Gangneung Station takes 1 h 35 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Seoul Express Bus Terminal and arriving at Gangneung. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cheongnyangni Station and arriving at Gangneung Station. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 1 h 35 min.

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What companies run services between Seoul, South Korea and Gangneung, South Korea?

Korail operates a train from Seoul to Gangneung hourly. Tickets cost $26 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 35 min. Alternatively, Ko Bus operates a bus from Seoul to Gangneung every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $16 - $22 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min.

Train operators
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Cheongnyangni Station to Gangneung Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Schedules at
letskorail.com
1st Class
$51
Standard Class
$36
Standing
$35
Bus operators
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal to Gangneung
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
Gangneung Intercity Bus Terminal
Website
gangneungterminal.co.kr
Bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Gangneong
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
gangneungterminal.co.kr
Book at
txbuse.t-money.co.kr
TxBus
Phone
1644-3070
Website
txbus.t-money.co.kr
Bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Gangneong
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
txbuse.t-money.co.kr

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