Imagine the pain to lug your luggage everywhere you go… Its worse than just being a pain especially when Korea has flights and flights of stairs. I actually went to Yongsan to bought a ticket to Gwangju and dump my luggage there. ha! The ticket is really easy though. But you would probably have to know beforehand what is the timing you would like to take so that the officer could serve you better. And then the train ticket would tell you where are you heading from and your destination with your cabin and seat number. Once at the platform, you just need to check out which cabin are you in and get on, find a seat and sit down.
So yea, KTX is kinda expensive as you can see… So if you want, you can catch some other types of trains other than KTX. And here’s a great post to help: http://seoulistic.com/travel-to-korea/how-to-travel-by-rail-in-korea/
And yes, the luggage. They have lockers at the stations (Both Seoul and Yongsan stations has it, not sure about the rest), and on the outside, it might look really kinda small to fit my luggage in, but after I went and try the size, I was surprised that after I placed in my luggage, there’s still so much space for other stuffs. Too bad I was a little too silly to put my bag in too, so I lugged my near 10kg bag all around Seoul today. T^T It’s so heavy my shoulders are really sore now. It’s really cheap to store your luggage and whatever stuffs you wna store there so that you can go do your shopping or sightseeing without having the burden of a luggage, Singapore should have this totally.
On the outside of the locker doors, you can see the amount pasted there and also a set of instruction on how to use the lockers. However, it’s in Korean so you would need to do a little figuring out should you not understand Korean. It’s really easy because they lock using your fingerprint and unlock using your fingerprint too. I parked my luggage there from 9am till about 330pm and it only costs me 3000won! Told you it’s cheap. 😀 So here’s how the lockers looks like:
It’s definitely a great way to ease your burden especially if you need to head to a lot of places like me. 😀
I realised that besides KTX stations, normal subway stations has lockers for you to store your items and come back to collect them. Some of them even allow payment with your T-money so you don’t have to worry about not having small change for the lockers.
After the 2 weeks in Korea, I can safely say that pretty much all the train stations, be it big or small, and bigger bus terminals have lockers for your usage. 😀