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KR Pass is a train pass sold by KORAIL for foreign visitors or foreign residents of Korea. KR Pass allows you unlimited travel on KORAIL trains for one to ten days, depending on the pass you buy. There are no limits on the number of times you can travel or the travel area. KR Pass may also give you additional discounts on accommodations and tourist attractions.

1. KR Pass (Korea Rail Pass)

KR Pass This ticket is exclusively for the use of foreign travelers. Travelers may purchase a KR Pass voucher (e-ticket) from overseas distributors or from the KORAIL English homepage. Travelers booking the KR Pass online will receive an e-ticket via email, which must be exchanged for a KR Pass upon arrival in Korea. Each KR Pass may only be used within the designated period of time, as specified by each ticket type.
KR Pass holders can travel for free on all trains managed by KORAIL (including the high speed KTX trains). There are no limits on the frequency of travel or travel area. Please note, however, that KR Pass is not eligible for use on subways or tour trains.

• KR Pass Limitation of Use

Passengers using KR Pass cannot be designated general seating on KTX, Saemaeul (새마을), or Mugunghwa (무궁화) trains during major Korean holidays and peak seasons, such as Lunar New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, summer vacation, and New Year’s. However, standing room may be offered if available.

The KR Pass is only available for non-Korean citizens who have spent less than six months in Korea. Korean visitors (including Korean compatriots in Japan) possessing green cards (permanent residency) or long-term business visas are eligible for the KR Pass

[Types and Prices of KR Pass]

(Unit: KRW / Per Person)
Time Period NORMAL Pass SAVER Pass YOUTH Pass
Adults Children
(ages 4-12)
2~5 people ages 13-25
1 days use 58,200 29,100 52,400 46,600
3 days use 84,600 42,300 76,100 67,700
5 days use 127,000 63,500 114,300 101,600
7 days use 160,400 80,200 144,400 128,300
10 days use 185,100 92,500 166,600 148,100

• NORMAL Pass: Individual KR Pass for use by adults and children (50% discount off adult price for children ages 4-12), Children under the age of 4 ride free of charge.
• SAVER Pass: For groups of 2 to 5. Each group member’s information (full name and passport number) must be given at the time of reservation.
• YOUTH Pass: For passengers holding a valid International Student Identification Card.

KR PASS Usage Procedure

01. Purchase Voucher or E-ticket
Make your reservation online at the KORAIL homepage and print out your e-ticket. Your payment information will be collected when you make your reservation, but your account will not be charged until you exchange your e-ticket for your KR Pass upon arrival in Korea.
Reservation
Purchase the KR Pass Voucher at appointed travel agencies outside of Korea.
02. Exchange Your E-ticket or Voucher for your KR Pass
At the time of exchange, present your passport, e-ticket, and the credit card used on payment. At the time of exchange, present your passport and voucher.
You may exchange your e-ticket/voucher for a KR Pass at major KORAIL stations in Korea.

• Major Stations and KR Pass inquiries
Incheon Airport Railroad Information Center + 82-32-741-7788, + 82-2-3149-2973
Seoul Station +82-2-3149-2024
Busan Station + 82-51-440-2506
• For more information (Hours: 08:00-22:00)
Tel: +82-1599-7777 (English) / e-mail: rhy855@korail.com
03. Seat appointment
KR Pass holders can use the general seats of all KORAIL trains free of charge (including KTX, Saemaeul and Mugunghwa trains but excluding subways and tourist trains).
* First Class – 50% discount for first class seats
* KTX Cinema – charged only 7,000 won for movie separately

Exchange Ticket Sales

• Visit the KR Pass homepage to purchase a KR Pass e-ticket using your credit card or PayPal account. Click Here!

• You can also buy a voucher for the KR Pass at appointed travel agencies.

* US Travel’ in Korea, America, Hong Kong & Guangzhou
- Address :Seoul-si Jongno-gu Sinmunno 1-ga Gwanghwamun Officia Building #1110
- Phone :+82-(0)2-720-1515
- E-mail : master@ustravel.kr
- Homepage :www.koreatour.us (English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean)
- Overseas Offices

[Hong Kong & Guangzhou] HONG KONG KOREA-HK INT'L TRAVEL LTD.
Phone: +852-2152-3133 / FAX: +852-2152-0838

[LOS ANGELES in USA: INFO TOUR]
Phone: +1-213-383-5511 / FAX: +1-213-383-6611
Address: 3345 Wilshire Blvd. #1109 LOS ANGELES, CA 90010

[NEW YORK CITY in USA: US TRAVEL]
Phone: +1- 212-643-2005 / FAX: 212-643-1124
Address: #22C9 50WEST 34TH ST. NEW YORK NY 10001

* STA Travel in Korea (Europe area)
- Address : Seoul-si Jongno-gu Jongno 2-ga YMCA building 5th floor
- Phone : +82-2-733-9494
- E-mail : kises@kises.co.kr
- Homepage : www.statravel.co.kr
- Vouchers bought at STA TRAVEL (www.statravel.com) must be exchanged for a KR Pass through Kises Tour (STA Travel agency in Korea), following the instructions in the reservation guide attached to the voucher.

Added Benefits of KR Pass

• Seoul
- Lotte World (+82-2-411-2000): 10% discount for Passport ticket
- Woori Bank, Seoul Station branch, offers a discount on its service charge: 50% discount for US Dollar ($) and Japanese Yen (¥) only
- S roaming (+82-32-743-6467): discount mobile phone rental fee (2,700 won/day → 1,400 won/day)

• Busan
- Busan Aquarium (+82-51-740-1700): 20% discount for admission

Notice

1. E-tickets must be paid for and exchanged for KR Passes within 60 days of making your reservation or your reservation will be automatically cancelled. (Cancellation fees do not apply).
2. Prices quoted at the time of reservation are quoted in Korean won (KRW). Currency exchange rates will be calculated at the time of purchase (upon exchanging your e-ticket in Korea) and the appropriate amount will be deducted from your account.
3. The KR Pass is a registered pass that cannot be used by any other individual. Passengers must present their passport prior to each use.
4. Please note that e-tickets must be purchased at least five days in advance, as it will take roughly this long for your KR Pass to be processed.
5. If you lose your e-ticket, you may print it again from the KORAIL website. However, KR Pass cannot be reissued if lost.

※ Information courtesy of KORAIL

2. Happy Rail Pass

Foreigners residing in Korea for more than six months may purchase this pass, which will allow them to use all types of trains managed by KORAIL (KTX, Saemaeul, Mugunghwa, etc.) with no limitation on the frequency or the area of travel.

Types and Prices of Happy Rail Pass

(Unit: KRW / Per Person)
Time Period NORMAL Pass SAVER Pass YOUTH Pass
Adults Children
(ages 4-12)
2~5 people ages 13-25
1 days use 87,000 43,500 78,300 69,600
3 days use 102,700 51,300 92,400 82,200
5 days use 179,900 89,900 161,900 143,900

• NORMAL Pass: Individual ticket for use by adults and children (50% discount off adult price for children age 4-12), Children under the age of 4 ride free of charge.
• SAVER Pass: For groups of 2 to 5. Each group member’s information (full name and passport number) must be given at the time of reservation.
• YOUTH Pass: Passengers holding a valid International Student Identification Card.

Happy Rail Pass Usage Procedure

01. Purchase E-Ticket
Purchase a voucher or E-Ticket for Happy Rail Pass. Even if you exchanged your voucher (E-Ticket) with Happy Rail Pass, you may cancel or refund the pass if the pass is BEFORE use. No additional fee will be charged.
RESERVATION at http://www.korail.com
Purchase the KR Pass Voucher at appointed travel agencies outside of Korea.
02. Exchange Your E-Ticket for Happy Rail Pass
You are required to have your passport with you when exchanging your voucher with Happy Rail Pass.
Below are the stations where you may have your voucher exchanged for the pass.
You may exchange your e-ticket/voucher for a Happy Rail Pass at major stations in Korea.

• Major Stations and Happy Rail Pass inquiries
Incheon Airport Railroad Information Center + 82-32-741-7788, + 82-2-3149-2973
Seoul Station +82-2-3149-2024
Busan Station + 82-51-440-2506
• For more information (Hours : 08:00-22:00)
Tel: +82-1599-7777 (English) / e-mail: rhy855@korail.com
03. Seat appointment
Happy Rail Pass holders may use any general seats on KORAIL trains free of charge (including KTX, Saemaeul, Mugunghwa, but excluding subways or tourist trains).
* First Class – 50% discount for first class seats
* KTX Cinema – charged only 7,000 won for movie separately

3. Joint Ticket

Korea-Japan Joint Ticket

• Japan Korea - KR Pass & Beetle Pass
This ticket is a joint ticket that combines the KR Pass (5-day or 7-day pass) and Beetle Pass (ticket for the high-speed ferry between Busan and Fukuoka).
You may purchase the ticket only in Japan and in Yen (Japanese local currency).

* Ticket Purchase: Japan JR Kyushu travel agency (+81-92-281-2315)

• Korea Japan - Korea-Japan Co-Ticket
This special ticket allows passenger to use various means of transportation through the purchase of just one ticket (including KORAIL, ferries between Korea and Japan (Busan↔Shimonoseki or Busan↔Fukuoka on the Beetle or Bugwan Ferry), Japan Railways). There are two types: one-way and round-trip. Both are available for purchase in Korea and Japan. (People of any nationality may purchase the ticket. Ticket price varies between Korea and Japan.) See site for details.

* Discount Rates : 30% for KTX, Express Ferry (Beetle, Bugwan Ferries), 9-30% for JR (about 30% for integrated fare)
* Ticket Purchase : Korail Tours (+82-2-362-7722)
* Online Reservation : http://www.korailtours.com/ (Korean, English, Japanese)

Last updated in April 2012



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