Seoul to Gwangju High-Speed Train

​Taking the train is the best option for traveling Seoul to Gwangju. Riding a KTX or Korail train takes only 1 h 42 m before arriving at your destination. The most convenient option you have is either booking online or purchasing tickets at the station. Depending on how much comfort you need during transit, you can choose Economy or Business Class seats.


Departures per day

7 departures

Time ​on the road

Longest Travel Time

1 hour 42 minutes

Train station


357 km

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Seoul to Gwangju Train Schedule

About Seoul to Gwangju Route & Map

About Seoul Gwangju Route & Map

Seoul to Gwangju train line map and route is as easy as KTX. The trains are fast and efficient, so you should check the connections between these two cities before booking your ticket. After that, all you need to do is go online, find the nearest station in Seoul or Gwangju, and book a ticket on one of Korea's high-speed trains, then relax while your destination comes into view more quickly than ever before!

The Seoul-Gwangju train route connects South Korea's bustling capital, Seoul, with the vibrant city of Gwangju in the southwest region. Spanning approximately 300 kilometers (about 186 miles) through diverse landscapes and urban centers, this route offers travelers a convenient and efficient mode of transportation between these two major cities.

KTX Train Lines Map

  • Departing from Seoul's major railway stations, such as Seoul Station or Yongsan Station, passengers can board the KTX high-speed train for a swift journey to Gwangju, typically taking around 2 to 2.5 hours.
  • As the train travels southwestward, passengers can enjoy scenic views of South Korea's countryside, including rolling hills, farmland, and occasional glimpses of urban areas.
  • Upon arrival in Gwangju, passengers are welcomed by a dynamic city known for its rich cultural heritage, vibrant arts scene, and modern amenities.
  • The Seoul-Gwangju route is popular among both domestic and international travelers, whether for business, leisure, or exploring the cultural and historical attractions that Gwangju has to offer.
  • 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 - Gwangju Trains

Going to Gwangju by train is the fastest option to get there. KTX high-speed trains depart to Gwangju couple of times during the day from Yongsan Station in Seoul and arrive at Gwangju-Songjeong train station, where you can take the subway.
405 Hangang-daero, Bongnaedong 2(i)-ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Arriving at

Kwangju, Buk-gu, Jungheung-dong, 611, Gwangju, South Korea

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


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Gwangju - Seoul Bullet Trains

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

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