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how to buy bullet train ticket without a passport

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how to buy bullet train ticket without a passport

Trying to go from Seoul to Busan for the weekend on KTX bullet train. When I look for ticket online, every single link goes to korail or similar where they ask for your passport. Is there a site for locals to buy tickets without passport, ideally something that supports english?

We are foreigners but got there through the military so don't have passports.

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Rayleigh, United...
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1. Re: how to buy bullet train ticket without a passport

Surely just turn up at Seoul station and buy ticket- you can buy the return at same time.

Tampa, FL
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2. Re: how to buy bullet train ticket without a passport

I would attempt to put in your DOD ID Number instead. I am retired AF HR. I was just in Korea as a tourist in July and the only time they needed to confirm my passport number to my ticket is when I went to the window to change my 10:45AM train to the 9:45AM train.

Otherwise, just buy the ticket at the station.

Seoul, South Korea
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for South Korea, Seoul
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3. Re: how to buy bullet train ticket without a passport

Yes just put the ID number you have. They don't really properly even check half the time if you just show the ticket reservation number.

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