Seoul to DMZ (Imjingak, Dorasan)

Seoul to DMZ

How to get to DMZ from Seoul by public transportation. -Seoul to DMZ-

Korea has 5 DMZ and 1 Panmunjeom. If you want to know more information, check last posting. (Link click here) Nearest DMZ from Seoul is Dorasan (도라산). You can get to Dorasan (도라산) DMZ by bus and train. Here is official website for information of  ‘Seoul to DMZ’ (Link click official)

Basic information (Seoul to DMZ)

You must bring your passport to get permission of enter DMZ. No exception.

  • Duration hour : 90~110min.

 

  • Transfer by train : 2 times.
  1. Seoul station (서울 역) -> Munsan station (문산 역) ->Transfer train at Munsan -> Imjingang station (임진강 역) -> Transfer train at Imjingang -> Dorasan station (도라산 역)

 

  • Transfer by bus : 2 times.
  1. Bus No 909 or 9710 : Seoul station bus stop, Ytn (서울역,YTN 버스 정류장) -> Transfer at Munsan bus terminal(문산 버스터미널)  -> Imjingak tourism bus stop (임진각 관광지 버스 정류장)  -> Walk to Imjingang station (임진강 역) -> Transfer to train at Imjingang (임진강)  -> Dorasan station (도라산 역)
  2. Bus No 9710 : Haewoon center bus stop (해운센터 버스 정류장) (near MyungDong, 명동) -> Transfer at Munsan bus terminal(문산 버스터미널)  -> Imjingak tourism bus stop (임진각 관광지 버스 정류장) -> Walk to Imjingang station (임진강 역) -> Transfer to train at Imjingang (임진강) -> Dorasan station (도라산 역)

Best way to get Dorasan (도라산) DMZ is train.

Easiest and most time-saved way, Seoul to DMZ, is train.

Let’s take step by step : Seoul to DMZ by train

Step 1. Get to Seoul station (서울역). And find ‘Gyeongui line Seoul station’ (경의라인 서울역)

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Seoul station for DMZ

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Seoul station for DMZ: 37.554810, 126.970582
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You need to take ‘Gyeongui line‘ (경의 라인)  in Seoul station. Seoul station is connected with 3 sub stations. Airport railroad, metro No.1 and Gyeongui line. Please check map above. So you can imagine where Gyeongui line Seoul station is. It may hard to find Gyeongui line (경의 라인) at first time.

Seoul to DMZ

Please go to the location indicated by the red arrow

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Seoul to DMZ

At the location of end of down stairs, look back, you will see entrance of Gyeongui line

Step 2. Buying ticket for train heading to ‘Munsan’ (문산)

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Seoul to DMZ

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Seoul to DMZ: 37.743571, 126.849518
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  • Duration hour to Munsan : 80 Min
  • Ticket fare : KRW 2150 (USD 2 value)
  • Time table below picture.
Seoul to DMZ

Time table to Munsan from Seoul station

Enjoy your short train trip.  

Step 3. Get off train at Munsan station (문산 역)  and transfer train for destination ‘Imjingang station’ (임진강 역) Notice ! : You need to get off train at Imjingang station(임진강 역) to get permission of enter DMZ. See below time table. For Destination ‘Dorasan station’, only 2 trains are available a day. Run Tuesday to Sunday. DMZ is closed on Monday and national holidays.

If you arrived Imjingang station (임진강 역) much earlier than DMZ departure time, you can spend time in Imjingak park (임진각) near Imjingang station (임진강 역)

  • Duration hour to Imjingang station : 10 Min
  • Ticket fare : KRW 1000 (USD 1 value)
  • Time table below picture. (Time table can be changed)

Seoul to DMZ

 

 

Step 4. Get off train at ‘Imjingang station’ (임진강 역). Getting permission and buying ticket.

It is time to show your passport to the ticket office for Dorasan station and buy ticket for DMZ tour. See below pictures.

Check the cost of DMZ tour. If you choose walking tour, price is cheaper (KRW 3,000 cheaper than shuttle tour)

Seoul to DMZ

Seoul to DMZ

Show your passport and doing some documentation job shortly. And buy ticket for DMZ.

 Step 5. Take train at  ‘Imjingang station’ (임진강 역). Get off train at Dorasan station (도라산 역)

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Munsan to Dorasan DMZ

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Munsan to Dorasan DMZ: 37.877970, 126.743259
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Everything is done. Enjoy your trip in DMZ.

 

Hope this information is helpful for question Seoul to DMZ

17 Responses

  1. Murat says:

    Great! Thanks for this informaiton. But if you translate time table in English, that will be great help more !

  2. Great! Thanks for all informations. It is really helpfull for us!!

  3. juai says:

    Hi. Just want to ask if it is possible to drop a visit to DMZ without booking in advance?

  4. huiqi says:

    Hi, i have the same question as juai – if it is possible to drop a visit to DMZ without booking in advance? thanks for your reply.

    • chief says:

      You mean for dropping you at DMZ by us?
      I think it will be much better to go there by yourself.

      Or you ask me permission to get inside of DMZ, you can get permission without without booking in advance.

  5. keren says:

    Thanks, that was great!!!

  6. JIAEN says:

    Hi! Just want to ask, if i book the shuttle tour at Imjingang, do i still need a train ticket to Dorasan Station? And is the tour available in english? Thanks 🙂

  7. Rachel says:

    Hi may I know, what time does the train from Imjingang depart for Dorasan? I heard that the train only runs once a day now.

  8. Nady says:

    Fare Seoul to Munsan only 1750 Won?
    “Ticket fare : KRW 1750 (USD 16.5 value)”

    • highlander says:

      Yes.
      To get to Munsan.
      Now it is KRW 2150 (USD 2 value). Mistake. USD 16.5 value.
      But since I posted this , there have been lots of change.
      I will modify posting soon.
      If you want to get to DMZ take DMZ train from Seoul station.
      Check reply just above.

  9. Nady says:

    Thanks for your reply. Another question: what does the walking tour at Dorasan Station include? Can you freely walk around, or do you have to follow a guide? I don’t plan to visit the tunnel.

  10. Nady says:

    … and I forgot, is it possible to go only to the observatory, as part of the walking tour?

  11. Sergey says:

    Как я понял расписание изменилось.
    В какое время надо выехать с станции Сеул, что бы успеть на поезд до станции Dorasan?

  12. Sergey says:

    Сегодня не успел на поезд
    ????

  13. Tawfiq says:

    Hi! I’m planning not to join the tour, but just to visit the Dorasan Station. How much is the ticket price from Munsan station to Dorasan Station? Or do I need to take the DMZ train from Seoul?

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