A rail map showed a line from Andong (안동) to Jeonju (전주). But Google Maps says I have to go transfer twice on a much longer route. Korail schedule search says there are no direct trains and transfer routes are not possible. I presume the difference in wording between the two is significant but I don't know what it means.

Bus is more direct and faster (four+ hours vs. six+), but I already have a flexible four-day Korail pass paid for (with one day already used).

  • What map are you looking at? Everything I just googled shows maps with no direct connection
    – Peter M
    Feb 26, 2018 at 15:32
  • I would have to go find it again. I re-used the browser tab.
    – WGroleau
    Feb 26, 2018 at 15:34
  • oops, I just looked at the approximate location and not the name. So it goes near to Jeonju (daejon—대존) And I didn't say it showed a direct route, but it does show a route much closer to a straight line than the one Google offered. But (probably) three transfers where Google only showed two. But Korail won't show any route. at all.
    – WGroleau
    Feb 26, 2018 at 16:31
  • When I search the Korail schedule it doesn't say the route is not possible, it says I need to call to make a reservation. Perhaps two or three transfers and a mix of high-speed and conventional service (as a look at the rail lines map suggests is required) makes it too complex an itinerary, or too long, to be booked via the website.
    – choster
    Feb 26, 2018 at 16:47
  • Are you sure it's a passenger line and not a freight line? Feb 27, 2018 at 4:17

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You'll be much better off trying with buses. The train system has been designed to connect Seoul and the provinces, not so much the provinces together. You'd probably have to go back to Seoul, and go down again to Jeonju. Daejeon (대전) is nowhere near Jeonju btw.

  • As I said, I already have a paid TRAIN pass. Daejeon is only an hour by bus. That seems pretty close to me. But my mistake was that the map didn't show Jeonju and Daejeon was visually in the right area on the map. According to Google, it's not necessary to go all the way back to Seoul. There is another route that goes thirty or forty percent back to Seoul and then transfer to a train headed southwest. But it leaves Andong around two AM.
    – WGroleau
    Feb 27, 2018 at 11:27

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