Explore South Korea by ITX-Saemaeul Trains

It's common knowledge that KTX trains are the fastest in South Korea. But ITX-Saemaeul trains are actually not much far behind, as they are the second quickest way to get around the country by rail. They are classified as higher-speed rail and boast an average operating speed of about 165 km/h (103 mph). The rail carriages painted in black and red look very impressive, and the trains' onboard amenities don't disappoint as well. Passengers are welcome to take advantage of very comfortable adjustable seats, plenty of legroom, generous luggage space, big panoramic windows, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Most train cars feature power sockets in the back and in the front of the carriage, and all travelers are free to use them (the plugs are of European format, so make sure to have an adapter if needed). The ITX-Saemaeul trains serve five rail lines: Gyeongbu, Honam, Jeolla, Gyeongjeon, and Donghae.

Travel Classes Onboard ITX-Saemaul Train

    • Korean High Speed Train KTX Economy Class (img 2)
    • Korean High Speed Train KTX Economy Class (img 1)
    • Korean High Speed Train KTX exterior

    Economy Class Seat

    Coaches of such type provide comfortable 2x2 arranged seats with plenty of legroom and enough space for your belongings as well. A playground for kids onboard and free WiFi access are available. Bathrooms are accessible onboard the train. Travelers can purchase food from multiple vending machines.
    The carrier declares that it conducts a thorough sanitation, cleaning and disinfection of all common areas on its trains, including surfaces, seats, handles, windows, tables, luggage compartments, bathrooms and operator cabins.
    Mask is required

    • Korean High Speed Train KTX First Class (img 1)
    • Korean High Speed Train KTX First Class (img 2)
    • Korean High Speed Train KTX exterior

    1st Class Seat

    Onboard these coaches travelers will find comfortable 2x2 arranged seats with plenty of legroom and enough space for the luggage as well. Seating for passengers with special needs is also available. There is a playground for kids onboard and free WiFi access for your convenience. Bathrooms are accessible onboard the train. Snacks and beverages can be purchased from multiple vending machines.
    The carrier declares that it conducts a thorough sanitation, cleaning and disinfection of all common areas on its trains, including surfaces, seats, handles, windows, tables, luggage compartments, bathrooms and operator cabins.
    Mask is required

    • Korean High Speed Train KTX First Class (img 1)
    • Korean High Speed Train KTX First Class (img 2)
    • Korean High Speed Train KTX exterior

    Business Class Seat

    Onboard these coaches travelers will find comfortable 2x2 arranged seats with plenty of legroom and enough space for the luggage as well. Seating for passengers with special needs is also available. There is a playground for kids onboard and free WiFi access for your convenience. Bathrooms are accessible onboard the train. Snacks and beverages can be purchased from multiple vending machines.
    The carrier declares that it conducts a thorough sanitation, cleaning and disinfection of all common areas on its trains, including surfaces, seats, handles, windows, tables, luggage compartments, bathrooms and operator cabins.
    Mask is required

Route
Daegu - Daejeon
Daejeon - Daegu
Seoul - Pyeongtaek
Pyeongtaek - Seoul
Daegu - Suwon
Suwon - Daegu
Distance
160 kilometer
160 kilometer
377 kilometer
377 kilometer
258 kilometer
258 kilometer
299 kilometer
299 kilometer
382 kilometer
382 kilometer
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Time
1 hrs 39 min
1 hrs 39 min
4 hrs 1 min
3 hrs 59 min
2 hrs 49 min
2 hrs 48 min
3 hrs 34 min
3 hrs 35 min
4 hrs 27 min
4 hrs 24 min
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Departures
10 trains per route
10 trains per route
7 trains per route
7 trains per route
6 trains per route
3 trains per route
3 trains per route
3 trains per route
2 trains per route
2 trains per route
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