You know… why some people opt for free and easy? So that we don’t feel bad when we skip itineraries >_< I had researched a lot on taking the O-V-O trains but in the end, the plan was scraped totally. Some of these information are collected from the linked blog. After 4 days of seeing a very brown Korea, we felt it might not be a good use of time to try the O/V trains, cause everything we see will still be brown lor!
Guess where we heading to?
We are going to the building behind!
Tah-duh! We are going to “spa” at Itaewon Land 🙂 I guess it’s always a good idea to schedule a down-time during any trip.
Apparently some dramas and variety shows are filmed here… and we did what the locals do? Maybe not. I don’t see people in towel head rolls >_< We tried the various temperatures for a while and then Eve just decided to pull a mat before the television to watch Heal Me Kill Me @_@
It’s a rest-and-relax-and-then-eat-somemore day. Seorae is so delicious so we head back again! The boss recognizes us by now and gave us a discount, hehe!
Day 5 (Mar 18, Wed) O-V-O Train
- Wake up 6.00am and prepare. Proceed to Seoul Station Station (Subway Line 1, 4), Exit 1
- Stick to O train throughout if V train tickets are sold out.
1) Seoul -> Buncheon (5hours) [O-Train] Depart 7.45am
2) Buncheon -> Cheoram (1hour) [V-Train] Lunch and wait for Train Depart 2pm ** No toilets on V train**
3) Cheoram -> Seoul (5hours) [O-Train] Waiting time around 2hours for train to Seoul
O Train: Train stops: Seoul – Wonju – Jecheon – Yeongwol- Mindungsan – Gohan – Chujeon – Taebaek- Cheoram – Seungbu- Buncheon– Chunyang – Bonghwa – Yeongju
V Train: Train stops: Buncheon – Bidong stop – Yangwon – Seungbu – Cheoram
|Train||Course||Departure Station||Departure Time||Travel Time|
|O-train||Seoul – Yeongju
Yeongju – Seoul
|6 hrs 21 mins|
|V-train||Buncheon – Cheoram||Buncheon Station||10:00 / 14:00 / 17:15||1 hr 10 mins|
* The train schedule for this course varies every month and is posted on the KORAIL homepage.
* Please refer to the KORAIL homepage for a more detailed train schedule of each station.
- ☞ Ticket Purchase:
- General seat & Family seating for four – Tickets can be purchased using the KORAIL smartphone application, online, or on-site.
- Set (room) seats – Tickets for a couple room for two or a family room for four can only be purchased on the KORAIL homepage.
- ☞ Fare (Adult)
- O-train: 27,300 won (Seoul – Yeongju)
- V-train: 8,400 won (Buncheon – Cheoram), 11,700 won (Yeongju – Cheoram)
- * Discount available on weekdays (Mon – Thu)
- * Ticket prices vary by distance traveled. / Detailed fare information is available on the KORAIL homepage.
|Category||1-day Pass||2-day Pass||3-day Pass|
(ages 26 – 54)
|54,700 won||66,100 won||77,500 won|
|Adolescents & Seniors
(ages 13 – 25, ages 55 and over)
|38,300 won||46,300 won||54,200 won|
(ages 12 and under)
|27,300 won||33,000 won||38,700 won|
* The pass can be used to board the O-train, V-train, and other general trains (Mugunghwaho, Nuriro, Saemaeulho) on connecting routes within the designated period of time.
- – List of connecting rail routes for the Central Inland Region Tour Train
- Via Jungang Line (central line): Cheongnyangni – Bujeon, Yeongju – Dongdaegu – Busan
- Via Chungbuk Line: Daejeon – Jecheon
- Via Yeongdong Line: Yeongju – Gangneung
- Via Taebaek Line: Jecheon – Dongbaeksan
- Via Gyeongbuk Line: Busan – Gimcheon – Yeongju
- Via Jeongseon Line: Mindungsan – Gujeolli
- * Pass holders can have their seats assigned at each station before boarding the train. If all seats are occupied, standing room will be the only available option.
- * Pass holders must have proper identification and their pass tickets at all times during their travel.
- ☞ KORAIL Homepage: http://www.korail.com (Korean, English)
- ☞ Inquiries: KORAIL Customer Center +82-1588-7788 (Korean, English)