Gwangju to Seoul High-Speed Train

​The KTX and Korail trains are the fastest and often cheapest methods of transportation between Gwangju and Seoul. The trip between these two Korean cities takes around 2 hours on an Economy Class seat or Business Class seat if that sounds more like what you're looking for. The tickets can be booked online before boarding.


Departures per day

8 departures

Time ​on the road

Longest Travel Time

1 hour 49 minutes

Train station


357 km

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Gwangju to Seoul Train Schedule

Gwangju to Seoul Route & Map

If you're looking for an efficient, convenient, and affordable way to experience the scenery as well as get from place to place in Gwangju on your Korean adventure then it's time to book a ticket with KTX. These trains are the best variant for you because they run at high speed and take approximately 2 hours. Here you can find the information on the KTX train map. Feel free to choose the nearest staton and book your ticket.

The Gwangju-Seoul train route serves as a crucial transportation link connecting Gwangju, a vibrant city in South Korea's southwest, with the bustling capital, Seoul. Covering a distance of approximately 357 kilometers, this route offers travelers a convenient and efficient means of traversing between these two significant urban hubs.

KTX Train Lines Map

  • Departing from Gwangju's main railway station, travelers can board the KTX high-speed train, which provides a swift journey to Seoul in approximately 2 to 2.5 hours.
  • As the train travels northeastward, passengers are treated to panoramic views of South Korea's diverse landscapes, including rural countryside, rolling hills, and glimpses of urban development.
  • Upon arrival in Seoul, passengers have easy access to the city's extensive public transportation network, allowing them to reach their final destination within the capital or continue their journey to other parts of the country.
  • The Gwangju-Seoul route is popular among commuters, tourists, and business travelers alike, offering convenience, comfort, and reliability.
  • Travelers can plan their journey effectively using detailed railway maps provided by Korail, South Korea's national railway operator, which outline train routes, stations, and connections.

Stations Servicing Gwangju - Seoul Trains

If you are planning to move from Gwangju to Seoul, your train will depart from Gwangju, Gwangju-Songjeong, and arrive at Yongsan Station in Seoul.

Departing from

Kwangju, Buk-gu, Jungheung-dong, 611, Gwangju, South Korea
405 Hangang-daero, Bongnaedong 2(i)-ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea

*The exact departure and arrival station information will be shown on your ticket.


Main Related Routes in Korea

Seoul - Busan Bullet Trains

Distance: 417 km /259 mi
​ Time: 2 hrs 15 min

Seoul - Gyeongju Bullet Trains

Distance: 335 km /208 mi
​ Time: 1 hrs 59 min

Seoul - Daejeon Bullet Trains

Distance: 160 km /99 mi
​ Time: 50 min

Seoul - Gwangju Bullet Trains

Distance: 357 km /221 mi
​ Time: 1 hrs 45 min

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