Seoul to Daejeon High-Speed Train

​Taking a KTX train is a fast and affordable way to get from Seoul to Jeonju. It's easy enough that the trains run daily between these two Korean cities, taking just over 1 h 33 m for the journey. The seats are clean, comfortable, and spacious - whether you're looking for Economy Class or Business class seating! You can buy your tickets online in advance and save time when you arrive at Korail Station on departure day ready to board!

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Departures per day

111 departures

Time ​on the road

Longest Travel Time

50 minutes

Train station


160 km

Ticket price starts from:


Seoul to Gangneung Train Schedule

Seoul to Daejeon Route & Map

​As was previously mentioned on the page about Daejeon - Mokpo train route, Daejeon stands on the junction of two major railway lines of South Korea: the Gyeongbu and Honam. So, there are two train stations, which you should take into consideration before departing from Daejeon or arriving here. From Daejeon station, you can either go to Seoul or to Busan. It is situated in the city center. Seodaejeon railway station is smaller, and it is a departure point to Seoul, Mokpo, Gwangju, Suncheon, Jinju, and Yeosu.

The Seoul-Daejeon train route connects South Korea's bustling capital, Seoul, with the vibrant city of Daejeon, located in the country's central region. Covering a distance of approximately 160 kilometers (about 99 miles) through diverse landscapes and urban centers, this route offers travelers a convenient and efficient mode of transportation between these two significant destinations.

KTX Train Lines Map

  • Departing from Seoul's major railway stations, such as Seoul Station or Yongsan Station, travelers can board the KTX high-speed train or Mugunghwa intercity train for a journey to Daejeon, typically taking around 1 to 2 hours.
  • As the train travels southward, passengers can enjoy scenic views of South Korea's varied landscapes, including rural countryside, rolling hills, and occasional glimpses of urban areas.
  • Upon arrival in Daejeon, passengers are greeted by a dynamic city known for its scientific and technological institutions, vibrant culture, and scenic surroundings.
  • The Seoul-Daejeon route is popular among both domestic and international travelers, offering opportunities to explore cultural attractions, visit museums and galleries, and enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking and nature exploration.
  • Detailed railway maps provided by Korail, South Korea's national railway operator, offer valuable information on train routes, stations, and connections, assisting travelers in planning their journey effectively.

Stations Servicing Seoul - Daejeon Trains

If you are planning to go from Seoul to Daejeon​​, your train will depart from Yongsan Station in Seoul, and arrive at Daejeon station, 1 Jeong Dong, Dong Gu.

405 Hangang-daero, Bongnaedong 2(i)-ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Arriving at

1 Jeong Dong, Dong Gu,, Daejeon, South Korea

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


Main Related Routes in Korea

Busan - Seoul 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

Daejeon - Seoul  Bullet Trains

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

Gwangju - Seoul Bullet Trains

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

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