Buying Korail Tickets Online

This July, we’re going to Korea to drop by the Boryeong Mud Festival. Since there is only limited accommodations in Daecheon Beach, we were forced to spend some time in Seoul (me) and Busan (my friend).

We decided to book rail tickets instead of going there by bus because we wanted to be sure that we have a ride to Daecheon Beach. We didn’t have the facility to book bus tickets so we went with the railway.

To book tickets with Korail:

1. Access the Korail Ticketing Website (here). On the Rail Tickets tab, you’ll find the Booking Online option.

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2. You can now input the details of your trip. We chose Transfer in Travel Type because there are no direct trains to Daecheon. Then, you may click Inquiry.

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3. The site will show you available trips. You may Select the trips that are suited to you schedule.

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4. Once you have selected your trips, you will be asked to input your personal information.

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5. Upon clicking Next, you will be given a summary of your trip. Please check this before proceeding to payment. A one-way ticket is KRW 19,700.

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6. If payment is successful, you will be allowed to print your tickets!

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We will do the same cycle for our return trip to Seoul. We couldn’t afford being off-timing because it will also be the day of our return to Manila.




Taken at: Gozum Residence in Marikina City, Philippines

Being at home during the day makes you do stuff you don’t normally do – like cleaning. Then, I discovered this dirty coffee maker.

There is already a culture of bacteria growing in the leftover coffee. It’s beautiful and gross at the same time.

6D5N South Korea Itinerary

It’s gonna be a summer in Korea. Most Filipinos do not go to Korea during the summer because we experience it the whole year round.

What brings me to Korea this time of year? Boryeong Mud Festival! But, as we were too late in planning, most hotels / resorts along Daecheon Beach have already been booked. Fortunately, we found a hotel that still has room for 2 nights. So, before moving to Boryeong, I’ll be in Seoul for the first 3 nights.

Day 1, July 20

Arrival in Incheon Airport

Transfer to Chungmuro Station to check in

Day 2, July 21

Ride the Mugunghwa to Suwon

Hwaseong Fortress

FIVB World Grand Prix (KOR vs KAZ, COL vs POL)

Return to Seoul

Day 3, July 22

I still have a free day. I am looking into hiking the Seoul City Wall.

Day 4, July 23

Transfer to Boryeong

Explore Daecheon Beach

Day 5, July 24

Boryeong Mud Festival

Day 6, July 25

Transfer to Seoul

Shopping at Seoul Station

Transfer to Incheon Airport

Flight to Manila

I was happy when I learned that one leg of the FIVB World Grand Prix will be hosted in Korea. I made it a point to ensure that I will be able to watch one day. Here’s to hoping that I will be able to secure tickets!

I am also keen on hiking the Seoul City Wall for the view of Seoul. But that isn’t final yet because I am considering the weather. Do I really want to hike in the middle of summer?

I’m looking forward to an eventful summer! And I am hoping to have a great experience in the festival.