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There are 5 ways to get from Seoul to Gangneung by train, bus, subway or car

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Train  •  1 h 52 min

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

$23 - $35

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Subway, bus  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Take the subway from City Hall Station to Gangbyeon Station 2-Green
  2. Take the bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Gangneong

$14 - $19

3 alternative options

Train via Yangpyeong Station  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Cheongnyangni Station to Yangpyeong Station Mugunghwa Cheongnyangni / ...
  2. Take the train from Yangpyeong Station to Gangneung Station KTX Seoul

$19 - $37

Bus  •  2 h 50 min

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

$15 - $26

Drive  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Seoul to Gangneung 138.3 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Gangneung is to subway and bus which costs ₩15,000 - ₩22,000 and takes 3 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Gangneung is to train which costs ₩26,000 - ₩39,000 and takes 1 h 52 min.

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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 Seoul Station station and arriving at Gangneung Station station. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 52 min.

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The distance between Seoul and Gangneung is 168 km. The road distance is 221.3 km.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Gangneung without a car is to train which takes 1 h 52 min and costs ₩26,000 - ₩39,000.

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The train from Seoul Station to Gangneung Station takes 1 h 52 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Seoul to Gangneung bus services, operated by Ko Bus, depart from Seoul Express Bus Terminal station.

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

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The best way to get from Seoul to Gangneung is to train which takes 1 h 52 min and costs ₩26,000 - ₩39,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₩18,000 - ₩29,000 and takes 2 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Seoul to Gangneung.
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  • Distance: 105 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 52 min

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

Korail operates a train from Seoul to Gangneung every 3 hours. Tickets cost $23 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 52 min. Alternatively, Ko Bus operates a bus from Seoul to Gangneung every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $15 - $26 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min.

Train operators
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Gangneung Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
letskorail.com
1st Class
$35
Economy Class
$25
Standing
$24
Train from Cheongnyangni Station to Yangpyeong Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Train from Yangpyeong Station to Gangneung Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Schedules at
letskorail.com
1st Class
$29
Economy Class
$21
Standing
$20
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Cheongnyangni Station to Yangpyeong Station
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$2 - $3
Economy Class
$2 - $3
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
$15 - $26
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 Gangneung
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
txbuse.t-money.co.kr

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Seoul to Gangneung bus services, operated by Ko Bus, 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 221 km. It takes approximately 2 h 25 min to drive from Seoul to Gangneung.

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There are 133+ hotels available in Gangneung. Prices start at $44 USD per night.

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