Train travel in Korea made easy with useful app

Train travel in Korea made easy with useful app

by ChiHon Kim
Stripes Korea

Public transportation in Korea is abundant and on the cheap side when you are looking to get off base and explore. Of course, there is always the language barrier. But don’t worry, if you are traveling on the train, there is a handy mobile app that will help you navigate the rail system in English.

KorailTalk is used by many foreigners, so you should give it a try. Just type in “Korail” in the app store and KorailTalk will pop up. Set the app to English and off you go. You can book a ticket on the app and just show your reservation info from the phone if the train employee asks for your tickets.

If you are not into apps, here’s a helpful English website that will help with train travel:

To make a reservation on the website, you have to print the ticket out yourself or show your reservation info from your phone at a train station ticket window.

How to do it

  1. Type a ‘Korail’ in the app store search bar and install it.
  2. Tap the icon circled in red in top-right of the app screen
  3. Tap the icon circled in red in the top-right of the app screen again.
  4. Tap the language setting and make your pick.
  5. Type required information and book a ticket.

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