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Can I use a KORAIL Pass?

 
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GirlyGal



Joined: 16 Apr 2003
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2003 11:47 am    Post subject: Can I use a KORAIL Pass? Reply with quote

I am an American living in Korea. Does anyone know if I am able to purchase and use a KORAIL Pass? Ive checked the website and it seems that I cant (since Im living in country), but Im not entirely positive. Id appreciate anyones feedback on this. The last time I headed to Pusan, I drove and it was exhausting. This time Id simply like to kickback and relax. Hopefully, someone can share their knowledge with me Very Happy
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rudyflyer



Joined: 26 Feb 2003
Location: pacing the cage

PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2003 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not worth it, even told that to people coming over for the world cup last year. They are only good for 7 consectutive days max and the price you pay in dollars in way out of line when you convert it over to won. Max fare is like 35-40,000 won each way for Samaeul first class

Besides unless you are trying to leave Seoul on a Sat there are usually plenty of seats available. If not the first class buses are pretty good.

The KORAIL pass is the Korean way of gouging foreign tourists
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IconsFanatic



Joined: 19 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2003 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're staying in Korea for a while, you might want to buy a Barota card (see www.barota.com), which allows you to reserve tickets online far in advance, and pay upon pick-up.

It costs 20,000won, which I believe is refundable upon return of Barota card.
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elmer



Joined: 04 Feb 2003
Location: cowtown

PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2003 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IconsFanatic wrote:
If you're staying in Korea for a while, you might want to buy a Barota card (see www.barota.com), which allows you to reserve tickets online far in advance, and pay upon pick-up.

It costs 20,000won, which I believe is refundable upon return of Barota card.


true true.
and you get a small discount (2%, I think) and you get "train miles" that add up if you travel a bit.

highly recommended. The web site is in Korean (there's English too, but I don't think you can make reservations from the English part), but after you learn once you can do it by yourself later.
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GirlyGal



Joined: 16 Apr 2003
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2003 9:50 am    Post subject: I'll Check It Out... Reply with quote

Thanks everyone for the advice... I will definitely take a peek at www.barota.com. It sounds like a good deal. Hopefully, I can still read Korean... took a year at Yonsei, but slowly I'm forgetting it all. If I have more questions, you just might be hearing from me again! Laughing
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magill



Joined: 18 Feb 2003
Location: kyongbuk

PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2003 10:19 pm    Post subject: barota card Reply with quote

There is an English web site now

http://english.barota.com/eng_main.htm

Easy to use, go for it.
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