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

₩26,000 - ₩44,000

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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 24m

  1. Drive from Seoul Express bus terminal to Gangneung 221 km

₩33,000 - ₩48,000

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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 ₩26,000 - ₩44,000 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 221 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 ₩26,000 - ₩44,000.

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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 ₩26,000 - ₩44,000. 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 ₩26,000 - ₩44,000 and the journey takes 2h. Alternatively, TxBus operates a bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Gangneung every 30 minutes. Tickets cost ₩15,600 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
₩26,000 - ₩44,000
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
First Class
₩43,800
Economy Class
₩31,300
Non-reserved Seat
₩26,600
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
₩15,600
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 221 km. It takes approximately 2h 24m to drive from Seoul to Gangneung.

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There are 78+ hotels available in Gangneung. Prices start at ₩112,500 per night.

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