Review: KTX, Korean high speed train – 1st class

Korea Train eXpress (KTX) is South Korea's high-speed rail system, operated by Korail.

We booked the KTX from Andong to Seoul.

KTX, Korean high speed train

Seats

Seats are in a 2-1 configuration and are very spacious. They can be compared to the green class seats of Japan's Shinkansen. They recline fair, have a small table, a hook for your jacket, air vents and power outlets at each seats. Sockets for headphones are available to listen to some  music or watch a South Korean TV channel.KTX, Korean high speed train

KTX, Korean high speed train

KTX, Korean high speed train

KTX, Korean high speed train

KTX, Korean high speed train

 

Food and drinks

You can purchase food and drinks from the staff coming around the cabin every 20 minutes or so. Water bottles are provided free of charge for first class passengers.

KTX, Korean high speed train

 

Other amenities

Every passenger receives a small amenity kit with some cookies, headphones and a wet towel.Free WiFi is available at most trains and the speed is  fair. Furthermore a selection of local newspapers is available in the entrance as well as some space to store your luggage.

KTX, Korean high speed train

KTX, Korean high speed train

 

Conclusion

Like the Shinkansen in Japan, this is a very convenient and fast way to travel around the country.

You can compare this train to: Review: Shinkansen, High Speed Train Japan

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