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KTX Schedule for Major Routes

KTX Time Schedule for Major Routes

Source from Koreantrain

1. Seoul ↔ Busan

The Seoul to Busan route is one of the most popular and heavily trafficked KTX lines, connecting two of South Korea's largest cities across a distance of approximately 417 kilometers. The route boasts over 60 daily train services, with more than 40 of these being high-speed KTX trains. The journey takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes one way on average.

The service boasts a high frequency with 69 daily departures, ensuring accessibility and convenience. Departures start early with the first train leaving at 05:15, accommodating early risers or business travelers. The last train of the day departs at ~22:30, suitable for those preferring late travel. The fastest journey time on this route is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes.

  • Morning Trains: Fastest trip is 2 hours and 15 minutes, longest is 5 hours and 50 minutes; first train departs at 05:15, last at 11:43, with a total of 27 departures.
  • Afternoon Trains: Fastest trip takes 2 hours and 21 minutes, longest is 5 hours and 43 minutes; services start at 12:00 and end at 17:31, offering 25 departures.
  • Evening Trains: The quickest journey lasts 2 hours and 15 minutes, and the longest is 5 hours and 22 minutes; trains run from 18:00 to 20:50, with 12 departures.
  • Night Trains: Trips range from 2 hours and 33 minutes to 3 hours and 4 minutes; departures are scheduled from 21:00 to 22:30, totaling 5 trains.

【Stations】

  • Departure: The KTX departs from Seoul at Seoul Train Station located at 405 Hangang-daero, Bongnaedong 2(i)-ga, Yongsan-gu.
  • Arrival: The journey ends at Busan Train Station, situated at Jungang-daero, Choryang 3(sam)-dong, Dong-gu, in Busan.
KTX Schedule: Seoul to Busan
(Earliest)05:15 - 07:4910:12 - 13:3414:58 - 17:4718:58 - 21:38
05:28 - 08:1510:28 - 13:1315:45 - 18:0219:35 - 22:09
05:58 - 08:4210:58 - 13:4115:50 - 18:2019:58 - 22:37
06:03 - 08:4811:58 - 14:4115:58 - 18:4120:13 - 22:41
06:33 - 09:2112:25 - 15:0616:02 - 19:2020:28 - 23:00
06:57 - 09:3812:58 - 15:4316:28 - 18:5820:49 - 00:02 +1
07:28 - 09:5913:08 - 16:2716:58 - 19:4620:58 - 23:45
07:50 - 10:2513:18 - 15:5817:13 - 20:1521:28 - 00:04 +1
07:58 - 10:4513:49 - 16:2417:23 - 20:1121:38 - 00:47 +1
08:12 - 11:3213:58 - 16:3417:58 - 20:3521:58 - 00:42 +1
08:35 - 11:0314:15 - 16:4318:13 - 20:5422:28 - 01:03 +1(Latest)
08:58 - 11:1514:19 - 16:4918:24 - 21:13-
09:33 - 12:5214:28 - 17:1118:41 - 22:05
09:58 - 12:4514:42 - 17:2218:53 - 22:13
KTX Schedule: Busan to Seoul
(Earliest)05:10 - 07:5309:27 - 11:5315:45 - 18:2219:30 - 22:12
05:20 - 07:5709:38 - 12:1516:16 - 19:0419:38 - 22:21
05:40 - 08:2509:50 - 12:3316:29 - 19:1419:55 - 23:02
06:01 - 08:5310:29 - 13:0416:36 - 19:1820:23 - 23:06
06:10 - 09:0511:00 - 13:4716:56 - 19:3320:36 - 23:50
06:11 - 09:3412:00 - 14:5117:00 - 19:4420:40 - 23:23
07:00 - 09:4313:04 - 15:4817:11 - 19:4821:00 - 23:44
07:23 - 10:1613:18 - 16:3417:20 - 20:0321:29 - 00:11 +1
08:02 - 11:1913:23 - 16:4117:50 - 21:1121:42 - 00:21 +1
08:05 - 10:4814:00 - 16:4518:00 - 20:5222:00 - 00:27 +1
08:20 - 11:3414:20 - 16:5218:33 - 21:2422:10 - 00:41 +1(Latest)
08:40 - 11:2414:31 - 17:1418:43 - 22:05-
08:50 - 11:2814:55 - 17:2819:13 - 21:35
09:06 - 11:4915:26 - 18:4519:18 - 21:59
KTX Time Schedule for Major Routes

Source from Koreantrain

Seoul ↔ Gyeongju

Gyeongju, formerly the capital of the Silla Kingdom, is situated about 335 kilometers from Seoul. This city is renowned for its rich cultural and historical significance, featuring UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple.

The KTX rail service connects Seoul to Gyeongju with over 17 daily departures, making it convenient for travelers to explore one of South Korea’s most historic cities. The journey typically takes around 2 hours, providing efficient access to a destination popular with both local and international tourists.

  • Morning Trains: Eight trains run between 05:15 and 11:00, with trip durations ranging from 1 hour 59 minutes to 2 hours 45 minutes.
  • Afternoon Trains: Six trains operate between 12:00 and 17:25, with journey times between 2 hours 2 minutes and 2 hours 18 minutes.
  • Evening Trains: Two trains are available from 18:30 to 18:55, with durations from 2 hours 4 minutes to 2 hours 49 minutes.
  • Night Trains: A single train departs at 21:30, with a consistent travel time of 2 hours 11 minutes.
KTX Schedule: Seoul to Gyeongju
(Earliest)05:32 - 07:1410:17 - 12:1015:01 - 16:5318:43 - 20:37
05:47 - 07:4011:17 - 13:0515:17 - 17:1121:16 - 23:09(Latest)
06:52 - 08:4512:17 - 14:0516:17 - 18:11-
08:09 - 09:4913:17 - 15:1417:18 - 19:11
08:17 - 10:1014:47 - 16:3517:42 - 19:35
KTX Schedule: Gyeongju to Seoul
(Earliest)05:48 - 07:3809:15 - 11:0417:25 - 19:1321:15 - 23:03
06:37 - 08:3410:25 - 12:1417:55 - 19:4422:04 - 23:52(Latest)
06:45 - 08:4515:06 - 16:5519:08 - 21:04
07:48 - 09:5716:51 - 18:4520:13 - 22:02
KTX Time Schedule for Major Routes

Source from Koreantrain

Busan ↔ Daegu

The route between Busan and Daegu, Korea’s third-largest city, is a short ~131 kilometers, making it one of the most frequented short-haul KTX routes. Daegu is known for its industrial base as well as cultural events like the Daegu Chicken and Beer Festival, which draws over a million visitors annually. With 17 daily KTX services facilitating this route, commuters and tourists alike benefit from quick travel times, with the fastest trains completing the journey in just 38 minutes.

  • Morning Trains: Duration ranges from 43 minutes to 54 minutes; first train at 06:10, last at 11:00, with a total of 6 departures.
  • Afternoon Trains: Travel times vary between 38 minutes and 48 minutes; services start at 12:00 and end at 17:00, also with 6 departures.
  • Evening Trains: Duration ranges from 48 minutes to 53 minutes; earliest train departs at 18:00, and the latest at 20:05, totaling 3 departures.
  • Night Trains: Times range from 38 minutes to 49 minutes; the first train leaves at 21:00 and the last at 22:10, offering 2 departures.

【Stations】

  • Departure Station: Busan Train Station, Jungang-daero, Choryang 3(sam)-dong, Dong-gu, Busan, South Korea.
  • Arrival Station: Dongdaegu Train Station, 550 Dongdaegu-ro, Sinam 4(sa)-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu, South Korea.
KTX Schedule: Busan to Daegu
(Earliest)05:10 - 05:5609:06 - 09:5214:55 - 15:3418:43 - 20:07
05:20 - 06:0509:27 - 10:0615:06 - 15:5819:08 - 20:25
05:40 - 06:2609:38 - 10:2415:25 - 16:0419:18 - 19:57
06:01 - 06:5409:50 - 10:4215:26 - 16:3819:38 - 20:30
06:10 - 07:0110:00 - 11:1915:45 - 16:3119:55 - 20:34
06:11 - 07:3110:18 - 11:0416:16 - 17:0820:05 - 20:44
06:22 - 07:1310:29 - 11:0816:29 - 17:1520:11 - 20:50
06:36 - 07:2711:00 - 11:4616:36 - 17:2220:23 - 21:12
07:00 - 07:4612:00 - 12:4616:56 - 17:4120:36 - 21:48
07:23 - 08:1413:04 - 13:5617:00 - 17:4620:40 - 21:31
07:48 - 08:3413:18 - 14:0417:11 - 17:5021:00 - 21:46
08:02 - 09:1813:23 - 14:4217:20 - 18:1121:29 - 22:20
08:05 - 08:5613:30 - 14:0917:50 - 18:4121:42 - 22:28
08:20 - 09:0614:00 - 14:4618:00 - 18:4622:00 - 22:46
08:40 - 09:3114:20 - 15:0518:26 - 19:1422:10 - 22:55(Latest)
08:50 - 09:3614:31 - 15:2318:33 - 19:25-
KTX Schedule: Daegu to Busan
(Earliest)00:17 - 01:0312:15 - 13:3116:54 - 17:4721:23 - 22:09
00:31 - 01:1112:27 - 13:1317:06 - 17:5221:27 - 22:13
06:57 - 07:4912:42 - 13:3417:34 - 18:2021:32 - 22:49
07:23 - 08:1512:48 - 13:4117:50 - 18:3721:41 - 22:28
07:55 - 08:4213:48 - 14:4117:53 - 18:4121:51 - 22:37
08:02 - 08:4814:05 - 14:4918:12 - 18:5822:01 - 22:41
08:28 - 09:2114:20 - 15:0618:34 - 19:2022:13 - 23:00
08:52 - 09:3814:57 - 15:4318:54 - 19:4622:21 - 23:08
09:18 - 09:5915:11 - 16:2718:58 - 20:1522:45 - 00:02 +1
09:27 - 10:0715:12 - 15:5819:18 - 20:1122:52 - 23:45
09:32 - 10:2515:38 - 16:2419:49 - 20:3523:18 - 00:04 +1
09:53 - 10:4515:48 - 16:3420:08 - 20:5423:23 - 00:09 +1
10:23 - 11:0316:03 - 16:4320:20 - 21:1323:23 - 00:09 +1
10:40 - 11:3216:08 - 16:4920:48 - 22:0523:35 - 00:47 +1
11:36 - 12:5216:18 - 17:1120:52 - 21:3823:55 - 00:42 +1(Latest)
11:53 - 12:4516:36 - 17:2221:03 - 21:49-
KTX Time Schedule for Major Routes

Source from Koreantrain

Busan ↔ Daejeon

Daejeon, situated roughly 196 kilometers from Busan, is the fifth-largest city in South Korea. It's centrally located, making it a strategic stop for travelers. Attractions in Daejeon include the Expo Park from the 1993 World Fair and Yuseong Hot Springs. The KTX line serving this route is also among the busiest, with more than 55 daily services and journey times of around 1 hour and 30 minutes.

  • Morning Trains Duration ranges from 1 hour 21 minutes to 3 hours 39 minutes, with the first train at 05:10 and the last at 11:45. A total of 33 departures are available.
  • Afternoon Trains Train times vary between 1 hour 21 minutes and 3 hours 39 minutes, starting at 12:00 and ending at 17:50. There are 29 trains during this period.
  • Evening Trains Trips last from 1 hour 21 minutes to 3 hours 43 minutes. Services run from 18:00 to 20:40, with 16 departures.
  • Night Trains Journey times range from 1 hour 27 minutes to 3 hours 18 minutes, with the earliest train departing at 21:00 and the latest at 22:10, totaling 6 trains.
KTX Schedule: Busan to Daejeon
(Earliest)05:10 - 06:4309:06 - 10:3414:55 - 16:3018:43 - 20:59
05:20 - 06:4709:27 - 10:5615:06 - 16:4019:08 - 21:07
05:40 - 07:0809:38 - 11:1215:25 - 16:4619:18 - 20:44
06:01 - 07:4109:50 - 11:2415:26 - 17:2919:38 - 21:12
06:10 - 07:4910:00 - 12:0715:45 - 17:1319:55 - 21:16
06:11 - 08:1810:18 - 11:5116:16 - 17:5520:05 - 21:26
06:22 - 08:0410:29 - 11:5816::29 - 18:0220:11 - 21:37
06:36 - 08:0911:00 - 12:3416:36 - 18:1120:23 - 21:54
07:00 - 08:3312:00 - 13:3416:56 - 18:2320:36 - 22:39
07:23 - 09:0513:04 - 14:3817:00 - 18:2820:40 - 22:13
07:48 - 09:2113:18 - 14:4617:11 - 18:3721:00 - 22:33
08:02 - 10:0913:23 - 15:2517:20 - 18:5421:29 - 23:08
08:05 - 09:4413:30 - 14:5117:50 - 19:2321:42 - 23:11
08:20 - 09:4814:00 - 15:3318:00 - 19:3422:00 - 23:28
08:40 - 10:1314:20 - 15:4718:26 - 19:5722:10 - 23:37(Latest)
08:50 - 10:2414:31 - 16:1018:33 - 20:13-
KTX Schedule: Daejeon to Busan
(Earliest)06:14 - 07:4913:31 - 15:0617:29 - 18:5820:58 - 22:28
06:34 - 08:1514:14 - 16:2717:51 - 19:2021:09 - 22:37
07:04 - 08:4214:29 - 15:5818:05 - 19:4621:18 - 22:41
07:14 - 08:4814:50 - 16:2418:15 - 20:1521:22 - 23:00
07:40 - 09:2115:05 - 16:3418:30 - 20:1121:33 - 23:08
08:09 - 09:3815:14 - 16:4319:00 - 20:3521:54 - 00:02 +1
08:34 - 09:5915:25 - 16:4919:19 - 20:5422:04 - 23:45
10:44 - 12:5215:34 - 17:1119:37 - 21:1322:35 - 00:04 +1
11:24 - 13:3115:53 - 17:2219:52 - 22:0522:39 - 00:09 +1
11:39 - 13:1316:10 - 17:4720:09 - 21:3822:44 - 00:47 +1
11:59 - 13:3416:23 - 17:5220:19 - 21:4923:04 - 00:42 +1
12:05 - 13:4116:46 - 18:2020:34 - 22:0923:34 - 01:03 +1
13:05 - 14:4116:57 - 18:4120:44 - 22:1323:48 - 01:11 +1(Latest)
13:17 - 14:4917:07 - 18:3720:49 - 22:49-

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KTX Schedule for Popular Stations

KTX Schedule for Popular Stations

Source from Wikipedia

Seoul Station

Seoul Station, located at the heart of the capital, is one of the busiest and most crucial KTX hubs in South Korea. It serves as the terminus for most KTX bullet trains connecting Seoul to various key destinations across the country including Busan, Daejeon, Daegu, and more.

The station also accommodates ITX-Saemaeul, Mugunghwa-ho, and Korail Tourist trains, and offers direct services to Incheon Airport.

  • Address: 405 Hangang-daero, Hoehyeon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Public Transport: buses #701, 704, 708, 752, 7021, 152, 202, 402, 421 or metro lines 1 & 4
DestinationFirst Train (Departure-Arrival)Last Train (Departure-Arrival)
Busan05:13 - 07:4922:28 - 01:03 (+1 day)
Jeonju07:03 - 08:5417:37 - 19:19
Daejeon05:03 - 06:0220:13 - 21:16
Dong-Daegu05:03 - 06:4520:38 - 22:30

Busan Station

Busan Station, situated in the bustling port city of Busan in the southeast, is another major KTX hub. It serves as a gateway to the southern regions of South Korea and handles numerous routes connecting to cities like Seoul, Ulsan, and Daejeon.

DestinationFirst Train (Departure-Arrival)Last Train (Departure-Arrival)
Seoul05:10 - 07:5322:10 - 00:41 (+1 day)
Ulsan05:10 - 05:3122:00 - 22:21
Daejeon05:10 - 06:4322:10 - 23:37
Dong-Daegu05:10 - 05:5622:10 - 22:55

Daejeon Station

Daejeon Station, positioned in Daejeon, the central city of South Korea, acts as a crucial junction for KTX services that link the central and western regions of the country. It offers broad connectivity, including high-speed trains to major cities like Seoul and Busan.

DestinationFirst Train (Departure-Arrival)Last Train (Departure-Arrival)
Seoul05:55 - 07:0919:59 - 20:56
Busan06:14 - 07:4923:48 - 01:11 (+1 day)
Dong-Daegu06:04 - 06:4500:08 (+1 day) - 01:04
Ulsan06:14 - 07:2623:34 - 00:40 (+1 day)

Dong-Daegu Station

Located in the major southeastern city of Daegu, Dong-Daegu Station is a gateway to the southeastern regions of Korea. It's particularly significant for its role in facilitating quick access to and from major cities like Seoul, Busan, and Daejeon.

DestinationFirst Train (Departure-Arrival)Last Train (Departure-Arrival)
Seoul05:58 - 07:5319:36 - 21:31
Busan06:57 - 07:4900:31 (+1 day) - 01:11
Daejeon05:58 - 06:4319:13 - 20:02
Ulsan06:57 - 07:2600:17 (+1 day) - 00:40

Jeonju Station

Jeonju Station, located in Jeonju City, the capital of North Jeolla Province, serves as a major transportation hub in the southwestern region of South Korea. It connects Jeonju to various other cities, providing essential rail services that include direct connections to major urban centers like Seoul.

DestinationFirst Train (Departure-Arrival)Last Train (Departure-Arrival)
Seoul06:26 - 08:2120:48 - 22:41
Yeosu-Expo06:50 - 08:1023:15 - 00:35 (+1 day)
Iksan08:32 - 08:4623:12 - 23:27
Namwon06:50 - 07:1623:15 - 23:40

Pro & Cons of Train travel in Korea

Pro & Cons of Train travel in Korea

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Overall, train travel in South Korea stands out as a fast, efficient, and comfortable option that fits well within the infrastructure and lifestyle of the country. The pros generally outweigh the cons, especially for travelers looking to explore multiple cities in a short period efficiently.

Pros of Train Travel in Korea

  1. Efficiency and Speed: South Korea’s KTX high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 305 km/h, making them an incredibly fast way to travel between cities. For example, the trip from Seoul to Busan, which is approximately 417 km, can be covered in just under 2.5 hours.
  2. Cheap Price: When compared to flights, especially for short to medium distances, trains often offer a more economical option. Discounts and passes on Trip.com for tourists can also make train travel particularly cost-effective.
  3. Convenience: Train stations are centrally located in major cities, which reduces the need for long commutes to airports. Additionally, the frequency of trains, including the KTX, ITX, and regular commuter trains, means that travelers have a wide range of times they can choose to travel.
  4. Comfort: Trains offer spacious seating arrangements, with options for economy and first-class accommodations. The ride itself is smooth and quiet, with amenities such as clean restrooms, vending machines, and sometimes cafe services.
  5. Reliability: Trains in South Korea are known for their punctuality. Delays are rare, which is a significant advantage for those on a tight schedule.
  6. Scenic Routes: Many train routes, especially those traveling through the countryside, offer passengers the chance to see scenic landscapes that are not easily visible from the road.
  7. Eco-friendly: Trains are a more environmentally friendly mode of transport compared to cars and airplanes, especially given the high occupancy and electricity-powered systems of most Korean trains.

Cons of Train Travel in Korea

  1. Crowds: Major train routes can be extremely crowded, especially during peak travel times such as holidays and weekends. Booking in advance is necessary to secure a seat at these times.
  2. Limited Night Travel: Train services are not 24/7, and the availability of late-night trains is limited. This can be a disadvantage for those looking to travel at night.
  3. Coverage: While major cities and towns are well-connected, some rural areas in Korea are not as accessible by train. This might require additional travel by bus or taxi.
  4. Language Barriers: While major stations in big cities have signage and announcements in English, smaller stations might not be as tourist-friendly, potentially making navigation difficult for non-Korean speakers.

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FAQs about KTX Schedule

  • Does KTX run 24 hours?

    No, KTX trains do not operate 24 hours a day. The service typically starts early in the morning and runs until late evening. The exact times can vary depending on the route and day of the week, with the first train usually departing around 5:00 AM and the last train around midnight.
  • How early can you book KTX tickets?

    KTX tickets can generally be booked up to one month in advance. This allows passengers to plan their travel well ahead of time, securing seats for preferred dates and times. During peak travel seasons or for popular events, it’s advisable to book as early as possible to ensure availability.
  • Is it cheaper to buy KTX tickets online?

    Yes, it is often cheaper to buy KTX tickets online. Purchasing tickets through online platforms can provide access to early booking discounts, special promotions, and credit card offers that are not available at the ticket counters. Additionally, using websites like Trip.com can offer further discounts and the convenience of comparing prices and schedules to find the best deal.
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