There are 9 ways to get from Busan to Gangneung by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Busan Station to Seoul Station KTX Busan
  2. Take the train from Seoul Station to Gangneung Station KTX Seoul

$75 - $130

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Bus via Pohang  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Busan Sasang Bus Terminal to Pohang
  2. Take the bus from Pohang to Gangneung

$24 - $34

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Bus Samcheok Bus Terminal  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Busan Central Bus Terminal to Samcheok
  2. Take the bus from Samcheok to Gangneung

$32 - $35

Train, bus  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Busan Station to Dongdaegu Station KTX Busan / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dongdaegu to Gangneong

$32 - $51

Drive  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Busan to Gangneung 221.8 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Busan to Seoul Gimpo, train  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Busan (PUS) to Seoul Gimpo (GMP) PUS - GMP
  2. Take the train from Cheongnyangni Station to Gangneung Station

$64 - $250

Fly Busan to Seoul, bus, train  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Busan (PUS) to Seoul (ICN) PUS - ICN
  2. Take the bus from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Cheongnyangni Station
  3. Take the train from Cheongnyangni Station to Gangneung Station

$176 - $770

Train to Ulsan, fly to Seoul Gimpo, train  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Sinhaeundae Station to Hogye Station
  2. Fly from Ulsan (USN) to Seoul Gimpo (GMP) USN - GMP
  3. Take the train from Cheongnyangni Station to Gangneung Station

$71 - $215

Train to Daegu, fly to Seoul, bus, train  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Busan Station to Dongdaegu Station
  2. Fly from Daegu (TAE) to Seoul (ICN) TAE - ICN
  3. Take the bus from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Cheongnyangni Station
  4. Take the train from Cheongnyangni Station to Gangneung Station

$163 - $542

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The cheapest way to get from Busan to Gangneung is to bus which costs ₩26,000 - ₩38,000 and takes 6 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Busan to Gangneung is to drive which costs ₩48,000 - ₩70,000 and takes 4 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Busan to Gangneung. However, there are services departing from Busan Sasang Bus Terminal and arriving at Gangneung via Pohang. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Busan station to Gangneung station. However, there are services departing from Busan Station and arriving at Gangneung Station via Seoul Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 37 min.

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The distance between Busan and Gangneung is 294 km. The road distance is 354.9 km.

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The best way to get from Busan to Gangneung without a car is to train which takes 5 h 37 min and costs ₩80,000 - ₩150,000.

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It takes approximately 5 h 37 min to get from Busan to Gangneung, including transfers.

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Busan to Gangneung bus services, operated by bus Tago, depart from Busan Sasang Bus Terminal station.

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Busan to Gangneung train services, operated by Korail, arrive at Busan Station.

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The best way to get from Busan to Gangneung is to train which takes 5 h 37 min and costs ₩80,000 - ₩150,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₩26,000 - ₩38,000 and takes 6 h 8 min.

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Map of how to get from Busan to Gangneung.
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  • Distance: 183.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 37 min

What companies run services between Busan, South Korea and Gangneung, South Korea?

You can take a train from Busan to Gangneung via Seoul Station in around 5 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Busan to Gangneung via Pohang in around 6 h 8 min.

Airlines
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Busan to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Busan to Seoul
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Ulsan to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Daegu to Seoul
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Busan to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Busan to Seoul
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Ulsan to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Busan to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Ulsan to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Busan to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $1,200
Train operators
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Busan Station to Seoul Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
First Class
$76
Economy Class
$54
Standing
$51
Train from Seoul Station to Gangneung Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Schedules at
letskorail.com
1st Class
$51
Standard Class
$36
Standing
$35
Train from Busan Station to Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $16
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
Train from Cheongnyangni Station to Gangneung Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Schedules at
letskorail.com
1st Class
$51
Standard Class
$36
Standing
$35
Train from Sinhaeundae Station to Hogye Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Busan Station to Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $15
Schedules at
srail.co.kr
Standard Class
$13 - $15
First Class
$19 - $21
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Sinhaeundae Station to Hogye Station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$2 - $4
Economy Class
$3 - $4
Bus operators
bus Tago
Website
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Busan Sasang Bus Terminal to Pohang
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
bustago.or.kr
Gangneung Intercity Bus Terminal
Website
gangneungterminal.co.kr
Bus from Pohang to Gangneung
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Schedules at
gangneungterminal.co.kr
Book at
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Samcheok to Gangneung
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
gangneungterminal.co.kr
Bus from Dongdaegu to Gangneong
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Schedules at
gangneungterminal.co.kr
Samcheok Bus Terminal
Website
samcheokterminal.com
Bus from Busan Central Bus Terminal to Samcheok
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
samcheokterminal.com
Book at
bustago.or.kr
Gyeongju Bus Terminal
Website
gyeongjuterminal.co.kr
Bus from Samcheok to Gangneung
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
gyeongjuterminal.co.kr
Go Bus Korea
Website
gobus.co.kr
Bus from Dongdaegu to Gangneung
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
gobus.co.kr
Book at
bustago.or.kr
Airport Limousine Korea
Website
airportlimousine.co.kr
Bus from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Cheongnyangni Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
airportlimousine.co.kr

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The quickest flight from Busan Airport to Seoul Gimpo Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Busan to Gangneung bus services, operated by Gangneung Intercity Bus Terminal, arrive at Gangneung station.

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Busan to Gangneung train services, operated by Korail, arrive at Gangneung Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Busan to Gangneung is 355 km. It takes approximately 4 h 25 min to drive from Busan to Gangneung.

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Jeju Air, Air Busan and Korean Air offer flights from Busan Airport to Seoul Gimpo Airport.

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There are 163+ hotels available in Gangneung. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Busan to Busan Airport is to subway which takes 2 min and costs ₩1,300 - ₩1,500.

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