Korea Travel: Seoul Station
Seoul Station stands next to the Japanese-built former station, which was modeled on Tokyo Station and constructed in 1900.
The Japanese red-brick, colonial-era building has now been reopened as a cultural space and event hall - Culture Station Seoul 284.
The high-speed Gyeongbu Line running KTX trains connects Seoul to Busan via Daejeon and Daegu in around 2 hours. With completion of new track between Daegu and Busan via Ulsan in 2010, journey time was reduced for the Seoul-Busan route.
Saemaeul express trains to Busan also leave from Seoul Station connecting South Korea's two main cities in just over 4 hours.
At the time of writing (February 2012) a one-way ticket from Seoul to Busan on KTX costs 57,300 won, the most expensive standard-class ticket in the country. Saemaul will set you back 42,600 while taking the Mugunghwa costs 28,600.
AREX trains run from Seoul Station via Gimpo Airport to Incheon International Airport in Incheon.
The station concourse is light and spacious and has a number of shops, cafes and restaurants available for travelers. Platform tickets can be purchased for avid trainspotters.
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