Plan your journey to PyeongChang 2018!
KTX high-speed railway tickets on sale
PyeongChang, December 1 - Tickets for the highly anticipated KTX (Korea Train eXpress) line from Seoul to PyeongChang went on sale yesterday with the high-speed train set to make its first public journey on Friday, December 22.
For those planning their trip to the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and looking to take the quick and easy route there, you can purchase your tickets for the Games-period one month prior to your intended travel dates.
During Games time, KTX will transport up to 20,910 passengers each day from Incheon International Airport all the way to Jinbu (PyeongChang) and Gangneung Stations. They will operate 51 trains daily on the 1 hour 50 minutes journey allowing spectators easy access to the biggest winter sports showcase ever. Those coming from the host nation’s capital city of Seoul will be in the mountains in just 67 minutes*.
*Sangbong Station (Seoul) to Jinbu Station (PyeongChang): 67 minutes
Cheongnyangni Station (Seoul) to Jinbu Station (PyeongChang): 71 minutes
Seoul Station to Jinbu Station (PyeongChang): 80 minutes
Incheon International Airport Station (Terminal 1) to Jinbu Station (PyeongChang): 110 minutes
LEE Hee-beom, President of the PyeongChang 2018 Organizing Committee said, "KTX is a wonderful way to travel to the Games. I took a trip on it earlier this month as a part of the test runs and really enjoyed the speed and efficiency provided.
“We want PyeongChang 2018 to be the most accessible Games ever and the railway connection to Seoul and Incheon Airport is a big part of that. Whether you are coming to join us for a day or a week, the train will get you to your destination and kick start your Winter Games experience in a memorable way.”
YU Jae-Young, Acting President and CEO of KORAIL said, "We are very proud to be launching ticket sales for the KTX service from Incheon International Airport to Gangneung today. KORAIL is a company that puts customer satisfaction at the forefront of our operations, and we will do all we can to ensure that the KTX journey is a smooth one for everyone coming to PyeongChang 2018."
Tickets for local and international visitors can be purchased online from Korail at http://www.letskorail.com/ebizbf/EbizbfForeign_pr16100.do?gubun=1
with a one-way trip from Incheon International Airport Station to Jinbu Station (PyeongChang) starting from 35,000 KRW (approximately 32 USD). International visitors also have the option of purchasing the ‘PyeongChang Korail Pass’ which can be used for travel throughout Korea from February 1 to March 25. More information on this pass can be found at http://www.letskorail.com/pyeongchang
Planning your trip to the biggest and most connected Winter Games ever really couldn’t be easier!
There is still a wide selection of tickets for the snow and ice sports available; you can book your seat on the KTX online a month ahead of time; and there are plenty of accommodation options across the Gangwon Province that are ready to give you a warm welcome.
Once ticket holders arrive at the host city, they will be able to enjoy free Games transport on the day they are attending - this includes shuttle buses to and from the train stations and car parks to the venues, and also between venues. The stations have all been planned very close to the venues, for example Jinbu Station (PyeongChang) is only 10 minutes from Alpensia Olympic Park and the stadium for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies; and Gangneung Station is a 15-minute ride from Gangneung Olympic Park where you will enjoy the ice sports.
You can enjoy an action-packed day and attend more than one more than one competition in PyeongChang and Gangneung, and still make time to check out the Olympic Park and Plaza where there will be a full program of cultural performances and medal ceremonies daily that you can access free with your ticket.
To buy your tickets to PyeongChang 2018 and find out more about travel and accommodation, please go to http://www.pyeongchang2018.com
POCOG Press Office