Train to Busan (2016) is the sixth highest grossing domestic film of all time in South Korea.
Sang-ho Yeon made the animated film Seoul Station (2016). The events in Seoul Station (2016) take place one day prior to the events in Train to Busan (2016), making it a predecessor to this film, not a prequel ( a prequel is a later film which takes place before an earlier film)
The actor Dong-seok Ma (the man with the pregnant wife) used to be Yoo Gong's personal trainer.
Filmmaker Edgar Wright, who directed the BAFTA nominated zombie-comedy Shaun of the Dead (2004), was a big fan of the film. Wright recommended the film in a tweet and called it the "best zombie movie I've seen in forever."
Train to Busan (2016) is director Sang-ho Yeon's first live-action film. Yeon's previous works were animated features.
Sohee, who plays the character Jin-hee, is an ex member of the famous K-POP group Wonder Girls.
Train to Busan (2016) became the first South Korean film to cross the $1 million mark at the Singapore box office.
On 7 August, the film set a record as the first Korean film of 2016 to break the audience record of over 10 million theatergoers.
The film premiered in the Midnight Screenings section of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival on 13 May 2016.
Dong-seok Ma was nominated for a 2017 Asian Film Award in the Best Supporting Actor category for his role as Sang-hwa.
Yoo Gong was nominated for a 2017 Asian Film Award in the Best Actor category for his role as Seok-woo.
First South Korean film to have a wide theatrical release in India, in four languages: English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu but not in the original language.
An animated prequel, Seoul Station (2016), also directed by Sang-ho Yeon, was released less than a month after Train to Busan was released.
Train to Busan became the highest-grossing Korean film in Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
The film was very well received in India as well and attracted the attention of various viewers toward South Korean cinema. The Hindi dubbed version was screened multiple times in various parts of India.
At The New York Times, Jeannette Catsoulis selected the film her "Critic's Pick" and took notice of its subtle class warfare.
Jinmo Yang was nominated for a 2017 Asian Film Award in the Best Editor category for Train to Busan (2016).
The film serves as a reunion for Gong Yoo and Jung Yu-mi, who both starred in the 2011 film "Silenced".
On 7 August 2016, the film set a record as the first Korean film of 2016 to break the audience record of over 10 million theatre goers.