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KORAIL mountain train tickets on sale

KORAIL started ticket sales for its mountain trains this week. The Korea Railroad Corporation offers the “O-train” two-day, three-day and five-day passes that cover trips on two mountain lines launched last month.

The “O-train” loops around attractions in Jaecheon, Taebaek and Yeongju, and the other “V-train” climbs steep hills of the mountainous region of Gangwon Province. The mountain train offers access to some of the country’s most remote places while offering breathtaking views of Korean mountains.

The two-day “O-train” pass is 66,100 won ($59); three-day pass is 77,500 won and five-day pass is 100,300 won. The passes offer unlimited access to railroad lines such as the Taebaek line, Jeongseon line, North Chungcheong line, North Gyeongsang line, Jungang line and Yeongdong line that connect to the mountain trains.

The “O-train” tickets for roundtrips from Seoul to each destination cost 18,900 won to Jaecheon; 22,100 won to Yeongwol; 27,700 won to Taebaek and 32,100 won to Buncheon. The one-way ticket for “V-train” from Buncheon to Cheoram is 8,400 won.

The tickets are on sale at KORAIL’s website, KORAIL’s mobile application and at KORAIL train stations.