I guess most of you are much familiar with the train terms in Korea like Korail or KTX.
But what about those ‘inter-train rides’ where the locals uses them to travel?
I’m going to do a short introduction on O train rides in this entry though.
(I will touch up on V train in the later part of the trip~ ^^)
In April 2013, The Korea Railroad Corporation (KORAIL) has opened the new O-Train and V-Train routes for both the locals and tourists who are travelling within the central of Korea. This allows them to enjoy the scenic mountains scenery instead of the boring tunnels during their train journey. 🙂
The O-train derives its name from the word “One” as the three provinces (Gangwon-do, Chungcheongbuk-do, Gyeongsangbuk-do) in the country’s central inland region are connected by this circular route.
The entire O-Train course route is about 257.2 km and it takes approximately five hours(excluding 3hours train trek from Seoul).
Both Andy and I arrived at the Seoul Station as early as 7am on that day.
(our excited yet sleept face. LOL)
As we booked our train tickets via online before our trip, we need to collect our train pass and tickets for each individual train rides.(Note that it’s ONLY available in Korean, if you does not understand korean but wish to purchase it, you’ll need to head down to Seoul Station Ticket Counter and purchase it on YOUR OWN! 😦 )
Our 3days train pass that cost us only 54,200won(student price) instead of 77,500won.
Here’s the price chart for O Train pass.
Train Rides notice Board. 🙂
Having a long train rides and worries about getting hungry?
Why not grab a bento set before you hop onto your rides?
Price range for a bento set cost from 5,000won to 13,000won (depending on the food) and it usually consists the food, a drink(plain water) and a soup!
Reasonable price I would say. 😀
Doesn’t it looks tempting? No more fast-food! 😛
(I was on diet actually. HAHAHAHA)
The cute and cheerful O Train! Even the train-master is cute enough to pose for us. ^^
The O train was a four-car train which could with different concept for individual/couples/families travellers!
(Oh! Our’s is individual though. ^^)
I’m loving you O train because…..
they provides power-plug!
(This is the life-saver for ALL bloggers/youngsters I suppose.ㅋㅋㅋ)
If you prefer not to eat at your seat, you could opt and sit at this long bench located at the end of the individual cart though. 😀
Presenting you guys our yummy yet
healthy bento(s). 😛
I’m happy with my 7,000won(approx 8SGD) bento! 😀
안녕 Seoul! I’ll be back soon! ^^
Had a quick walk around the 4 different train carts after my food. ^^
Singles(viewing deck) and Couples corner.
YES! There is a children’s play area too.
A mini snack cafe on the train too~ (If you’re travelling at night, they served bentos(limited sets) and instant food too!)
After about 2hours journey, we finally arrived at Punggi Train Station