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KTX Train Korea! Take the KTX Train to the BEACH or SKIING in Korea!

KTX Train Korea! Take the KTX Train to the BEACH or SKIING in Korea!


Hi! This is Amy Moncure and this weekend
we went on a reconnaissance mission to Pyeongchang riding the new KTX
high-speed train to learn what do we need to know in order to have a
successful and smooth Olympic visit. We wanted to know what the new high-speed train from Seoul to be on PyeongChang was like. The new high-speed KTX opened this week. We booked our KTX tickets to Pyeongchang specifically Gangneung, the coastal
cluster for the 2018 Winter Olympics. I had a seat however Trev had a
standing-room-only ticket. Economy seats were spacious with room for carry-on
bags above the seats. There is limited room for oversized luggage at the rear
of each car and in the spaces between the cars. Trev’s standing room seat was in
the space connecting the cars. For the trains running before the Olympics there
were six economy cars and one first-class car. for a total 321 seats
plus standing room tickets. We don’t know at this point if they’ll add more cars
during the Olympics. However, the Olympicsschedule is out and there are 16 trains leaving from Seoul to Pyeongchang every day. At the current number that’s five
thousand one hundred and thirty six seats to Pyeongchang every day. The KTX schedule is out for the Olympics, and we will link to that in the description
below. Our main takeaways: buy your tickets early. We will purchase all of our KTX tickets today including the tickets between the mountain cluster and the coastal cluster. We tried to buy our KTX tickets at Seoul Station. However the machines would not accept
our foreign credit card. Some of the machines would not accept cash. So we stood in line to speak to a human at the ticketing booth At Seoul Station, the ticketing booth
accepted our foreign and credit card with no issue. However, at Jinbu Station, for the Alpensia events we experience the same automation issues. and even the operator at the ticket booth could not accept our foreign credit card. Thankfully we had cash. KTX to Pyeongchang high speed all the way to Olympics! Smooth sailing so far. We’re expecting this to take about two hours from Seoul Station. I think we have two stops in Seoul and then one stop outside of Seoul. And then it stops in PyeongChang Jinbu Check out the rest of my Olympics Series
for helpful tips between now and Opening Ceremonies. Leave your Olympic questions
in the comments below. Until next time! Cheers!

28 thoughts on “KTX Train Korea! Take the KTX Train to the BEACH or SKIING in Korea!”

  1. Amy awesome video….You look like a reporter, i hope they hire you for reporting and stuff….Arirang song was icing on cake. you videos are getting better every now and then.

  2. Very informative video amy. Ive been sending it to aquintamced wanting to know more about how to get to pyeongchang

  3. Very helpful video. Unfortunately a lot of us are very worried about using the KTX for the olympics during the lunar period. The tickets apparently sell out within minutes for that period each year and locals have a 10hr head start on foreigners. For those of you worried about this issue, please head to our Facebook group where we are discussing alternate travel options to the venues for 14-18 feb. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2018olympicgame/?fref=ts

  4. Amy, the last train the night of Opening Ceremony is 22:34 from Jinbu, but that is only 34 minutes after the allegedly end time of the Ceremony.  I'm worried…

  5. UPDATE:  There are 51 trains leaving each day from either Seoul Station, Cheongnyangni Station (20 minute metro from Seoul Station), or Sanbong Station (42 minute metro from Seoul Station).  Of the 51, 18 leave from Seoul Station.

  6. UPDATE: Lunear New Year tickets for Feb 14 – Feb 18th went on sale today. http://www.letskorail.com/ebizbf/EbizBfTicketSearch.do# . If Seoul Station is sold out, try Cheongnyangni or Sangbong Station. If you are not using a Korail Pass, make sure you get to the Credit Card checkout window and print your tickets. Good luck!

  7. The tickets for KTX went on sale yesterday and if you're trying to get tickets directly from Seoul station to Pyeongchang during Lunar New Year (on or around the 16th of February) you might be out of luck. They sold out FAST.

    BUT, I just made a video about some alternatives to Seoul Station if you don't mind a 20 – 30 minute subway ride to the outskirts of Seoul.

    Great video!!! I'm sure this helped A TON of people out.

  8. Thank you for the video. Very helpful. Is there bathroom on the train? Are you allowed to walk from one car to another when train is running? Thanks!

  9. KTX Update Video :Four New Stations between Seoul and PyeongChang give spectators more options on hotels and KTX tickets: https://youtu.be/kaPO2BFJVmk

  10. UPDATE: If KTX tickets are sold out when you look, keep checking back. People continue to return tickets daily for various reasons. Consider checking back around 10AM Seoul time. (You can Google what time it is in Seoul.) Also, look at intermediate stops for availability. Seoul to Jinbu may not be available, but Seoul to Gangneung may be available. Also, it is very difficult to find tickets departing Seoul Station. You will have better luck with Cheongnyangni Station (20 minute metro from Seoul Station), or Sanbong Station (42 minute metro from Seoul Station).

  11. Hi Amy. Great video, very helpful.
    My train arrives 1.5 hrs before the cross country event. Is that enough time for me to reach the alpensia venue? Also are there any lockers (big or small) at jinbu station?

  12. And the Arirang song sung by foreigner not Korean. Why you picked that song which is not sung by Korean? And it is a folk song not unofficial national anthem of Korea! Please put some correct information if want to talk about my country!

  13. For those who want to make a visit to Pyeongchang, it's not necessary to book a seat if you buy the ticket. I mean unlike western countries such as UK , France, where booking a seat and buying a ticket is separated, Korea trains do not need any kind of seat reservation. Instead, tickets include seat information.

  14. Hi, I'm Hisako of Japan's national television network,TBS. we would like to use your this video that we could show it for our weekend news program called "7days news caster" and it is on air evey Saturday from 10pm. Please let us know how you would want us to credit when we are allowed to use it. It will be on air, today's night so it would very nice of you if you can give us a quick answer. Your kindness will be vert much appreciated. Best Regards, Hisako.

  15. Pretty cool video! I hit the Red Button. (917) Watching on Brendas' playlist 😉 ! I hope you're able to support me back! That would be awesome! #iAMaCreator too! 🙂

  16. For more Seoul, South Korea travel videos, visit https://amymoncure.com/destinations/seoul/ . Thank you for watching!

  17. HELLO AMY MONCURE HOW ARE YOU HAPPY NEW YEAR DID YOU CAME TO INDIA I THINK YOU NEVER CAME TO INDIA COME INDIA NEXT TIME AND I AM SURE I LIKE OR LOVE YOU BECAUSE YOU LIKE TRAINS AND ALSO ME I LIKE TRAINS BUT ONE THINK I THOUGHT I WANT CARRY JUST 4 JETSKIS THROUCH TRAIN AND ANYTHINGS SUCH AS BOATS AND GREETINGS FROM INDIA AND HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020 BUT NEXT TIME GO TO TRANS SIBERIAN RAILWAY FROM FAR EAST RUSSIA TO MOSCOW NEXT TIME OK MRS AMY MONCURE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

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