There are 5 ways to get from Busan to Cheongju-si by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Busan Central Bus Terminal to Cheongju Express Bus Terminal

$21 - $26

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Train, line 407 bus  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Busan Station to Sintanjin Station Mugunghwa Busan
  2. Take the line 407 bus from Sintanjin Station to Cheongju Airport 407 / ...

$16 - $24

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Busan Station to Osong Station SRT Busan / ...

$36 - $67

Drive  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Busan to Cheongju-si 173.7 miles

$30 - $50

Fly  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Gimhae (PUS) to Chongju (CJJ) PUS - CJJ

$141 - $241

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No, there is no direct bus from Busan to Cheongju-si. However, there are services departing from Busan Central Bus Terminal and arriving at Namcheongju via Cheongju Intercity Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

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The distance between Busan and Cheongju-si is 220 km. The road distance is 277.9 km.

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The best way to get from Busan to Cheongju-si without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Busan to Cheongju-si, including transfers.

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Busan to Cheongju-si bus services, operated by Ko Bus, depart from Busan Central Bus Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Busan to Cheongju-si is to bus which takes 3 h 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 3 h 54 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 4 h 31 min.

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There is no direct flight from Gimhae Airport to Chongju Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Busan to Cheongju-si bus services, operated by Ko Bus, arrive at Cheongju Express Bus Terminal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Busan to Cheongju-si is 278 km. It takes approximately 3 h 1 min to drive from Busan to Cheongju-si.

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Air Busan, Jeju Air, Asiana Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Gimhae Airport to Chongju Airport.

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Map of how to get from Busan to Cheongju-si.
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  • Distance: 137.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

What companies run services between Busan, South Korea and Cheongju-si, South Korea?

Ko Bus operates a bus from Busan to Cheongju-si hourly. Tickets cost $20 - $26 and the journey takes 3 h 10 min. Alternatively, Suseo High Speed Railway operates a train from Busan to Cheongju-si hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $65 and the journey takes 1 h 54 min. Korail also services this route hourly.

Airlines
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Gimhae to Chongju via Cheju
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Gimhae to Chongju via Seoul Gimpo, Cheju
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Gimhae to Chongju via Cheju
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $240
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Gimhae to Chongju via Cheju
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Gimhae to Chongju via Cheju
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Gimhae to Chongju via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Train operators
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Busan Station to Osong Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Schedules at
srail.co.kr
Standard Class
$30 - $45
First Class
$45 - $65
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Busan Station to Osong Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
letskorail.com
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trip.com
First Class
$80
Economy Class
$57
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Busan Station to Sintanjin Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$13 - $19
Economy Class
$16 - $23
Bus operators
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Busan Central Bus Terminal to Cheongju Express Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
TaeYoung Limousine
Website
tygr.co.kr
Bus from Sintanjin Station to Cheongju Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
airport.co.kr

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There are 26+ hotels available in Cheongju-si. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Busan to Gimhae Airport is to subway which takes 2 min and costs .

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