Travellers visiting Korea for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic & Paralympic Games will be easily able to make their way between Seoul and the Winter Olympic venues when the new KTX Gyeonggang Line opens at the end of December just in time for the Winter Olympic Games next February (9-25 Feb).
The new line from Seoul to Gangneung on the east coast will service the main Olympic transport hubs of Pyeongchang, Jinbu and Gangneung making it very easy for athletes and visitors to the Games to travel smoothly and quickly to their destinations.
As the main transportation means for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, the KTX trains on the Gyeonggang Line will carry passengers directly between Incheon International Airport, the gateway to Korea and Gangneung during the Olympics. The KTX will run from Incheon Intl. Airport Station to Jinbu (1hr45mins) to Gangneung (2hrs23mins) and between Seoul Station and Gangenung (1hr54minutes).
During the Olympics there will be 51 KTX services daily to ensure athletes and sports fans get to their destination on time and with ease. Free shuttle buses for Games ticket holders will then operate from the train station hubs to the venues nearby Pyeongchang, Jinbu and Gangneung. Cost of KTX rail travel one way from Seoul to Gangneung will be 27.600 Korean won (approx. A$33).
Korail has recently released a range of rail travel passes related to the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics. Korean railpasses for five or seven days are available for foreign visitors to allow them to travel anywhere in Korea during the Olympics, a great opportunity to see more of Korea and enjoy the Games at the same time.
Detailed information on the Pyeongchang Korail Pass and how to purchase is available on the Korail website: www.letskorail.com/pyeongchang
For more information on the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic & Paralympic Games visit the official website: www.pyeongchang2018.com/en
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