[english.visitkorea.or.kr] Launched in November 2008, “Haerang” is a train for land-based travel to major tourist destinations in Korea. Just like a luxury cruise ship, Haerang is equipped with all the modern comforts and conveniences such as accommodation facilities, cafés and karaoke rooms. Inspired by the native Korean words that translate to “with the sun,” the name “Haerang” conveys the idea of being the best premium rail cruise to experience Korea’s natural beauty while accompanied by the sun.
The train departs from Seoul Station and takes passengers to major tourist destinations in Korea's southwest, southeast, and eastern regions, including Gimcheon, Gyeongju, Jeongdongjin, Yeongwol, Gunsan, Gochang, Jeonju, Gwangcheon, Suncheon, Tongyeong, Busan and Jecheon as part of a two-day, one-night or a three-day, two-night package trip. The train fare is inclusive of all services and travel fees. Travelers move from one destination to another by an exclusive bus and visit famous local restaurants to feast on regional specialties like han-jeongsik, raw fish, and hanu beef.
Haerang's guest rooms range from family rooms to deluxe rooms and suites. All passenger rooms are equipped with a bed, bathroom, TV and air conditioning, allowing for a relaxing and comfortable stay. Beds are soft, but firm, reducing the rocking motion of the train for a good night’s sleep. To ensure the privacy and security of guests, each room can only be accessed by individual keycards with access control systems.
Standard room (top left) & family room (top right)
Café car (bottom left) & corridor (bottom right)
Traveling by train is a unique travel option that lets passengers fully appreciate the surrounding countryside. Take a look outside your room window or head over to the observation car at the middle of the train for a view of the scenic landscape. The observation car also has art shows, mini concerts and other on-board entertainment. The dining car is a combined restaurant and café with a wide variety of snacks and beverages served with a smile; muffins and cookies, as well as coffee, wine and juice are available for free.
Take a journey through Korea’s most beautiful travel destinations with all the creature comforts that Haerang has to offer: comfortable rooms, hospitable staff, various entertainment programs, pleasant viewing areas, and delicious meals.
Passengers can choose between a two-day, one-night trip and a three-day, two-night trip. Ssimille (available on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month) and Haeoreum (available on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month) are two-day, one-night trips that depart on a Saturday morning, while Aura is a three-day, two-night trip that starts on a Tuesday morning.
Ssimille Trip Itinerary
One-night, two-day trip
Seoul Station→Gunsan Station→Lunch (marinated blue crab table d'hôte)→Gunsan Modern Culture Experience Program→Jeongeup Station→Seonunsa Temple→Gochang Dolmen Site (UNESCO World Heritage)→Dinner (grilled eel)→Jeongeup Station→Accommodation: Haerang Passenger Car→Jeonju Station→Jeonju Hanok Village→Gwangcheon Station→Lunch (grilled beef)→Gwangcheon Salted Shrimps Museum and Experience Program→Seoul Station
Haeoreum Trip Itinerary
Jeonju Hanok Village (top)
Gochang Seonunsa Temple (bottom left)
Gunsan Modern Culture Experience Program (bottom right)
Seoul Station→Chupungnyeong→Jikjisa Temple→Lunch (Korean table d'hôte)→Gyeongju Station→Daereungwon Tomb Complex→Dinner (soft tofu table d'hôte)→”SILLA: Songs in Praise of Giparang” Performance→Gyeongju Night Tour→Accommodation: Haerang Passenger Car→Jeongdongjin Station→Sunrise→Breakfast (Korean table d'hôte at Jeongdongjin Sun Cruise)→Donghae Station→Yeongwol Station→Lunch (grilled beef)→Yeongwol City Tour→Seoul Station
Gyeongju Daereungwon Tomb Complex (top)
Jeongdongjin (bottom left)
Yeongwol Cheongnyeongpo Cape (bottom right)
Aura Trip Itinerary
Two-night, three-day Trip
Seoul Station→Suncheon Station→Lunch (clam table d'hôte)→Suncheonman Bay Ecological Park→Naganeupseong Folk Village→Ppurigipeunnamu Museum→Dinner (Gwangyang bulgogi)→Accommodation: Haerang Passenger Car→Jinju Station→Breakfast (puffer fish soup)→Sebyeonggwan Hall→Hallyeosudo Viewing Ropeway→Lunch (grilled eel→Masan Station→Bujeon Station (Busan)→Haedong Yonggungsa Temple→The Bay 101 Yacht Experience→Dinner (grilled sirloin)→Accommodation: Haerang Passenger Car→Jeongdongjin Sunrise→Breakfast (Korean table d'hôte at Jeongdongjin Sun Cruise)→Chujeon Station (commemorative photo)→Jecheon Resom Forest→Lunch (yakseon table d'hôte)→Resom Forest Healing Spa→Seoul Station
Railroad Cruise Haerang
☞Departure: Seoul Station in Jung-gu, Seoul
Suncheonman Bay Ecological Park (top)
Busan Haedong Yonggungsa Temple (bottom left)
The Bay 101 Yacht (bottom right)
Two-night, three-day trip
Suite room (for two) 2.9 mil won/ deluxe room (for two) 2.44 mil won/ family room (for three) 2.99 mil won/ family room (for four) 3.6 mil won
*Family room (for four): two adults and two students under 12.
*Standard rooms do not have a private bathrooms (public bathrooms available)
One-night, two-day trip
Suite room (for two) 1.93 mil won/ deluxe room (for two) 1.6 mil won/ family room (for three) 1.94 mil won/ family room (for four) 2.32 mil won
※ Inclusive of accommodations, meals and admission fees. No additional expenses will be charged.
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