How and when to buy train tickets for Korea's Chuseok holidays

How and when to buy train tickets for Korea's Chuseok holidays

haps Korea Magazine

Train tickets for the Chuseok holidays will go on sale from September 1-3.

This year will be a little different as sales will be conducted 100% online in order to prevent customers from lining up at station counters due to coronavirus concerns.

Here are how to order tickets this year:

September 1 — Only those over 65 and those with disabilities covered under the Disability Welfare Act can make reservations on the Let’s Korail website or app. Reservations begin at 9 a.m.

September 2 — Tickets are available for the general public beginning at 7 a.m. on the KTX, ITX-Saemaeul, and Mugunghwa. Tickets will be available for September 29 through October 4. Tickets for the Gyeongbu, Gyeongjeon, Donghae, and Chungbuk lines are available.

September 3 – Tickets for the Honam, Jeolla, Gangneung, Janghang, and Jungang lines are taking reservations.

Paying for the Tickets

Tickets can be reserved up to 6 tickets per person one way and 12 tickets per person roundtrip and must be paid between 3 p.m. on September 3 to 12 p.m. on September 6th.

Unpaid tickets will go to the waiting list applicants.

Remaining tickets will go on sale on the 3rd at 3 p.m.

KORAIL will open a Chuseok Ticket Reservation weblink on August 28th with more details.

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