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Let's Korail and see South Korea!


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If you're interested in using the Korean train system, don't miss this helpful tutorial. You'll learn how to purchase Korail train tickets using the website. Train is the best way to see Korea - let's Korail!
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Let's Korail and see South Korea!

  1. 1. Let’s Korail and see South Korea! A Guide to Reserving and Using Korail Train Tickets By Christine at, 2019
  2. 2. About This Guide • This guide will show you: • how to use the Korail Website to purchase tickets • You can also purchase tickets using the Korail app: KORAILTALK or in-person at the train station • Check out more details at • Visit my site and search “Korail” for the full blog post, 2019
  3. 3. Ticket Reservations Step One Visit: • • Then click “Rail Tickets” • - OR - • If the site doesn’t display English or your preferred language, change that up here!, 2019
  4. 4. Ticket Reservations Step Two Make your reservation. You can select specific tourist trains, like the DMZ train, but in this case we’ll choose “Normal”. Enter your: • date of departure • your departure and arrival stations • what type of train you’d like to take (Saemaul, for example) • Then click the blue “Inquiry” button If the site doesn’t display English or your preferred language, change that up here! Not sure which train stations to use? Check out the next slide to learn more about finding stations…, 2019
  5. 5. Ticket Reservations Step 2 Note Not sure if your destination and arrival locations have train stations? • Look them up by clicking the magnifying glasses in the Departure/Arrival area of the registration page • You can see at popular stations or search alphabetically, 2019
  6. 6. Ticket Reservations Step 3 After you click “Inquiry”, a timetable will appear. To check prices, click the magnifying glass located under “Fare” Note that fares for faster trains, like Saemaul, cost just a bit more, 2019
  7. 7. Ticket Reservations Step 4 Once you choose your ticket, complete the reservation. Be sure to put your name exactly as it is on your passport. You’ll have the chance to add other passengers names too, if you buy multiple tickets. The site will walk you through the purchase process and it accepts US credit cards., 2019
  8. 8. Ticket Reservations Step 5 If you can print your ticket, do so immediately You can also use your computer’s “Print to PDF” option to create a PDF of the ticket that you can save to you computer and print later If you don’t print your ticket, you can take your reservation confirmation email and passport to the train station ticket booth for a physical ticket, 2019
  9. 9. 안녕히 가세요!(Goodbye!) Enjoy your trip! Need more tips on using the train in Korea? Visit and search “Korail”, 2019
  10. 10. Photo Credits: • Slide One Image: Photo by madeleine ragsdale on Unsplash • Slide Nine Image: Photo by Jessi Pena on Unsplash • All other screenshots created by Christine using the Korail website, 2019