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There are 5 ways to get from Busan to Gangneung by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  3h 30m

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

$18 - $35

4 alternative options

Train  •  5h 58m

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

$66 - $108

Train, bus  •  7h 27m

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

$24 - $60

Drive  •  4h 25m

  1. Drive from Busan to Gangneung 221.8 miles

$40 - $65

Fly, train  •  5h 1m

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

$58 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Busan to Gangneung is to bus which costs ₩21,000 - ₩36,000 and takes 3h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Busan to Gangneung is to bus which costs ₩21,000 - ₩36,000 and takes 3h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Busan Central Bus Terminal and arriving at Gangneung. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 30m.

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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 Ulsan Station and Seoul Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 58m.

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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 bus which takes 3h 30m and costs ₩21,000 - ₩36,000.

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The bus from Busan Central Bus Terminal to Gangneung takes 3h 30m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Busan to Gangneung bus services, operated by Gangneung Intercity Bus Terminal, depart from Busan Central 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 bus which takes 3h 30m and costs ₩21,000 - ₩36,000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₩70,000 - ₩130,000 and takes 5h 58m.

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Map of how to get from Busan to Gangneung.
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  • Distance: 183.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 30m

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

Gangneung Intercity Bus Terminal operates a bus from Busan to Gangneung every 2 hours. Tickets cost $18 - $35 and the journey takes 3h 30m. bus Tago also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Busan to Gangneung via Ulsan Station and Seoul Station in around 5h 58m.

Airlines
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Gimhae to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Gimhae to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Gimhae to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $1,200
Train operators
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Busan Station to Ulsan Station
Ave. Duration
23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
Train from Ulsan Station to Seoul Station
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
First Class
$90
Economy Class
$64
Train from Seoul Station to Gangneung Station
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
letskorail.com
1st Class
$35
Economy Class
$25
Non-reserved Seat
$21
Train from Busan Station to Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
Train from Cheongnyangni Station to Gangneung Station
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
letskorail.com
1st Class
$35
Economy Class
$25
Non-reserved Seat
$21
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Busan Station to Ulsan Station
Ave. Duration
23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
etk.srail.co.kr
Standard Class
$5 - $7
First Class
$8 - $10
Train from Busan Station to Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $16
Schedules at
etk.srail.co.kr
Standard Class
$15 - $16
First Class
$21 - $24
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Busan Station to Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $26
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$6 - $22
Economy Class
$7 - $26
Bus operators
Gangneung Intercity Bus Terminal
Website
gangneungterminal.co.kr
Bus from Busan Central Bus Terminal to Gangneung
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Schedules at
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Dongdaegu to Gangneong
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Schedules at
bustago.or.kr
bus Tago
Website
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Busan Bus Terminal to Gangneung
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
bustago.or.kr
Go Bus Korea
Website
gobus.co.kr
Bus from Dongdaegu to Gangneung
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
gobus.co.kr
Book at
bustago.or.kr

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The quickest flight from Gimhae Airport to Seoul Gimpo Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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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 4h 25m to drive from Busan to Gangneung.

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

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There are 138+ hotels available in Gangneung. Prices start at $44 USD per night.

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

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