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

1. KR Pass (Korea Rail Pass)

The Korea Rail Pass (KR Pass) 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 the travel area. Please note, however, that the KR Pass is not eligible for use on subways or touring trains.

• KR Pass Limitation of Use

Passengers using the 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.

KR [KR Pass Types and Prices]

(Unit: KRW / Per Person)

Time Period Standard Pass Group Pass Student Pass
Adults Children (4-12) 2-5 people Ages 13-25
1 day use 66,900 33,500 60,300 53,600
3 day use 93,100 46,500 83,700 74,500
5 day use 139,700 69,900 125,700 111,800
7 day use 168,400 84,200 151,600 134,700
10 day use 194,400 97,100 174,900 155,500

• Standard 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.
• Group 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.
• Student Pass: For passengers (ages 13 – 25) holding a valid International Student Identification Card.

KR Pass Usage Procedure

01. Purchasing a Voucher or E-ticket
You can make your reservation online on 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 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
You can also purchase a KR Pass Voucher at appointed travel agencies outside of Korea.
02. Exchanging your E-ticket or Voucher for your KR Pass
At the time of exchange, present the passport that was used when making the reservation, e-ticket, and the credit card used for the 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)
03. Seating
KR Pass holders can use general seating on all Korail trains free of charge (including KTX, Saemaeul, Mugunghwa, ITX Saemaeul and ITX Cheongchun trains and Nuriro, but excluding subways and tourist trains).
* First Class – 50% discount for first class seats

Exchange Ticket Sales

  • • Visit the KR Pass homepage to purchase a KR Pass e-ticket using your credit card or PayPal account.
  • • You can also buy a voucher for the KR Pass at appointed travel agencies.

* US Travel in Korea, USA, Hong Kong & Guangzhou, Russia, and more.

- Address: Gwanghwamun Officia Building #1110, Sinmunno 1-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul
- Phone: +82-(0)2-720-1515
- E-mail : master@ustravel.kr
- Overseas Offices

[Hong Kong & Guangzhou]Hong Kong Korea-HK Int’l Travel LTD.
Phone: +852-2301-2313/ Email: kim@ktstravel.com.hk

[Info Tour: Los Angeles, USA]
Phone: +1-213-383-5511 / Email: 3835511@gmail.com

[US Travel: New York City, USA]
Phone: +1- 212-643-2005 / Email: us@ustravel.kr

[US Travel: Moskva]
Phone: +7-495-728-8895 / Email: mow@ustravel.kr

[International Rail: England]
Phone: +44-1962-772-700 / Webpage: www.Internationalrail.com

* STA Travel in Korea (Europe)

- Address: 5F of YMCA Building, Jongno 2-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul
- 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.

* JR-Kyushu in Japan

- Phone: +81-92-281-2315

* Mode Tour

- Phone: +82-2-362-7334 / Fax: +82-2-362-7200 / Email: wendy0826@modetourint.com
- Homepage: http://www.krpass.com
- Address: 1F of Seoul Station (405, Hangang-daero, Yongsan-gu, Seoul)/ 5F of President Hotel (16, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul)

Added Benefits of KR Pass

• Seoul
- Lotte World (+82-2-411-2000): 10% discount on the 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 / Unlimited data plan 50% off))
• Busan
- Busan Aquarium (+82-51-740-1700): 10% discount on admission
- Seacloud Hotel: 50% off accommodation

Notice

1. E-tickets must be paid for and exchanged for KR Passes within 180 days of making your reservation, or your reservation will be automatically cancelled. (There are no cancellation fees for e-tickets while a 15% cancellation fee applies for vouchers).
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, a 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 Standard Pass Group Pass Student Pass
Adults Children (4–12) 2-5 people Ages 13-25
2 day use 95,700 47,900 86,100 76,600
3 day use 107,800 53,900 97,000 86,300
5 day use 179,900 89,900 161,900 143,900

• Standard 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.
• Group 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.
• Student Pass: Passengers (ages 13 – 25) holding a valid International Student Identification Card.

Happy Rail Pass Usage Procedure

01. Purchasing an E-Ticket
Purchase a voucher or e-ticket for the Happy Rail Pass. Even if you exchanged your voucher (e-ticket) for the Happy Rail Pass, you may cancel or refund the pass prior to using it. No additional fees will be charged.
Reservations: http://www.korail.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
02. Exchanging Your E-Ticket for a Happy Rail Pass
When exchanging your voucher for the Happy Rail Pass, you must present the passport of the person who made the reservation.
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)
03. Seating
Happy Rail Pass holders may use general seating on all Korail trains free of charge (including KTX, Saemaeul, Mugunghwa, ITX Saemaeul trains and Nuriro, but excluding subways and touring trains).
* First Class – 50% discount for first class seats

3. Korea-Japan Joint Ticket

Korea – Japan Joint Ticket (KTX-Ship-Japan railroad)

- The Korea-Japan Joint Pass offers around a 30% discount for KTX tickets departing from Seoul, Daejeon, or Dongdaegu Stations, JR (Japan Rail) Pass tickets departing from various stations in Japan (Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Miyazaki, and more), and ferries (Beetle and Pukwan). The joint pass allows passengers to depart from Korea/Japan via train, take the ferry to either country, and continue via train travel to their desired destination. The pass comes in two types, one that includes both train and ferry travel and on that includes train travel only. See the link below for more information.
(Korea-Japan Joint Pass Details)

* Ticket expiration: [From Korea to Japan] 7 days starting when you first board a KTX train including the final Japan Rail boarding day/ [From Japan to Korea] Passengers should pick the on-board date and time.
* After choosing the travel dates and booking ferries individually, passengers need to present their ferry reservation number to book a Korea-Japan Joint Pass.
* Where to buy the pass (ferry): Miraejet (Beetle) +82-51-441-8200 (Korean, English, Japanese) / Pukwan Ferry +82-51-464-2700 (Korean, English, Japanese)
* Webpage for reservation: http://www.ohmyhotel.com/ (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
* Seoul Center Address: 6F, BICO Trip (7, Chungjeong-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul)

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Last updated on August 5, 2014




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