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There are 3 ways to get from Seoul to Gangneung by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h

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

₩22,000 - ₩35,000

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Bus  •  2h 20m

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

₩14,000 - ₩22,000

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Drive  •  2h 23m

  1. Drive from Seoul Express bus terminal to Gangneung 218.2 km

₩29,000 - ₩43,000

Seoul to Gangneung by train

The train journey time between Seoul and Gangneung is around 1h 58m and covers a distance of around 222 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 49m. Operated by Korail, the Seoul to Gangneung train service departs from Seoul Station and arrives in Gangneung Station. Typically 112 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Gangneung is 1339.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Gangneung is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Gangneung is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1339.

Last updated: 17 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Gangneung is to bus which costs ₩14,000 - ₩22,000 and takes 2h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Gangneung is to train which costs ₩22,000 - ₩35,000 and takes 2h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal and arriving at Gangneung. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Seoul Station station and arriving at Gangneung Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h.

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The distance between Seoul and Gangneung is 168 km. The road distance is 218.2 km.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Gangneung without a car is to train which takes 2h and costs ₩22,000 - ₩35,000.

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The train from Seoul Station to Gangneung Station takes 2h including transfers and departs hourly.

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Seoul to Gangneung bus services, operated by TxBus, depart from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal station.

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Seoul to Gangneung train services, operated by Korail, depart from Seoul Station.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Gangneung is to train which takes 2h and costs ₩22,000 - ₩35,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₩14,000 - ₩22,000 and takes 2h 20m.

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  • Distance: 168 km
  • Duration: 2h

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

Korail operates a train from Seoul Station to Gangneung Station hourly. Tickets cost ₩22,000 - ₩35,000 and the journey takes 2h. Alternatively, TxBus operates a bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Gangneung every 30 minutes. Tickets cost ₩20,200 and the journey takes 2h 20m. Ko Bus also services this route every 30 minutes.

Train operators
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Gangneung Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩22,000 - ₩35,000
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Standing
₩22,000 - ₩32,000
Economy
₩24,000 - ₩35,000
First Class
₩36,000 - ₩55,000
Bus operators
TxBus
Phone
1644-3070
Website
txbus.t-money.co.kr
Bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Gangneung
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₩20,200
Schedules at
txbuse.t-money.co.kr
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal to Gangneung
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₩14,000 - ₩22,000
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
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kobus.co.kr
Excellent Express
₩21,500
Economy Express
₩14,600

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Seoul to Gangneung bus services, operated by TxBus, arrive at Gangneung station.

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Seoul to Gangneung train services, operated by Korail, arrive at Gangneung Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Seoul to Gangneung is 218 km. It takes approximately 2h 23m to drive from Seoul to Gangneung.

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