Seoul to Busan KTX Train Ride (Economy Class Review) + Delicious Korean Breakfast

Come join us for a Seoul to Busan KTX train ride as we continue our adventures in Korea by taking a high-speed Korean train crossing the country and then having a delicious Korean breakfast upon arrival.

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Waking up bright and early we headed over to Seoul station arriving shortly after 5 am. We grabbed a gimbap Korean breakfast on the street (Korean rice rolls) before heading into the station. The KTX high speed Korean train from Seoul to Busan takes anwhere between 2 hours and 20 minutes to just under 3 hours to arrive depending on the amount of stops made.

Korean trains are extremely punctual so arriving on time is important. The economy class is spacious, clean and perfect for either sleeping or catching up on a bit of work with your laptop. You can charge your electronics and there is free wifi as well as storage for your luggage.

The scenery along the way was fascinating as we passed by big cities such as Daejeon and Daegu but spent most of the time going by rice fields, mountains and forests. It was a very scenic journey.

For breakfast in Busan we grabbed bibimbap and hopak juk (Korean mixed rice and Korean pumpkin porridge). It was a delicious Korean breakfast and a great way to kick things off in Busan, Korea.

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Seoul to Busan KTX Train Ride (Economy Class Review) + Delicious Korean Breakfast:

Hey guys! We are Samuel and Audrey, a vlogging travel couple from Canada. In this travel channel we share our travel and food vlogs while touring the world.

Our most recent trip was to South Korea where I embarked upon a two-week adventure without Audrey. Invited as part of a YouTube vlogging trip, organized by KTO, I spent the first week traveling with other YouTubers in Seoul, Busan and Gyeongju. My second week included independent exploration of Korea with my good friend and fellow YouTuber David of DavidsBeenHere.

Having lived and traveled in South Korea, the chance to return to one of my favorite countries was one of the biggest surprises of 2019. On this particular trip, I had an opportunity to do many things I had not previously covered including a visit to the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone between South Korea and North Korea), a Buddhist Temple Stay and a Korean cooking class. It was almost as if the program designed by KTO knew exactly what I had missed out on before.

Obviously, a huge highlight from the two weeks I spent revisiting Korea was the food. I feasted on all of my favorite Korean dishes including Korean barbecue, dolsot bibimbap, haemul pajeon, tteokbokki, bulgogi, kimbap and many others. I can honestly say that Korean food is world-class and is one of my top 5 favorite cuisines in the world. Aside from trying familiar dishes, I had the opportunity to sample raw Korean seafood for the first time.

While visiting Seoul, highlights included going to Gyeongbokgung Palace, Namsan Seoul Tower, Jogyesa Temple and Hongdae. As one of the biggest cities in the world, I barely scratched the surface of things to do in Seoul.

Spending extended time in Busan was my favorite part about the trip with top highlights including a Korean temple stay, fresh fish markets and a Korean baseball game. It was from Busan that we ended up taking a day-trip to Daegu where we enjoyed a traditional Korean market and tried Galbi-Jjim for the first time.

If you want to see more videos from Korea in the future, let us know in the comments what places you’d like us to travel to and what food experiences you’d like to see on this travel channel.

Have you traveled to South Korea before? What was your experience like? Please share your Korea travel tips, advice and experiences in the comments below.

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