There are 9 ways to get from Busan to Gangneung by train, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 2 min

  1. KTX Busan
  2. KTX Seoul

$72 - $144

Cheapest option

Bus Gyeongju Bus Terminal  •  8 h 48 min

$19 - $37

7 alternative options

Bus Samcheok Bus Terminal  •  5 h 9 min

$31 - $34

Train, bus  •  7 h 8 min

  1. KTX Busan / ...

$33 - $51

Drive  •  4 h 25 min

  1. 221.8 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Busan to Seoul Gimpo, train  •  5 h 2 min

  1. PUS - GMP

$65 - $250

Fly Busan to Seoul, bus, train  •  5 h 12 min

  1. PUS - ICN

$177 - $770

Train to Ulsan, fly to Seoul Gimpo, train  •  6 h 3 min

  1. USN - GMP

$73 - $211

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

  1. TAE - ICN

$165 - $542

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 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Busan to Gangneung via Samcheok in around 5 h 9 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 2 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 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
First Class
$94
Economy Class
$68
Train from Seoul Station to Gangneung Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Schedules at
letskorail.com
1st Class
$49
Standard Class
$35
Standing
$34
Train from Busan Station to Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $17
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
$27 - $55
Schedules at
letskorail.com
1st Class
$53
Standard Class
$38
Standing
$36
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
$20 - $22
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Sinhaeundae Station to Hogye Station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$3 - $4
Economy Class
$3 - $4
Bus operators
Samcheok Bus Terminal
Website
samcheokterminal.com
Bus from Busan Central Bus Terminal to Samcheok
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
samcheokterminal.com
Book at
bustago.or.kr
Gangneung Intercity Bus Terminal
Website
gangneungterminal.co.kr
Bus from Samcheok to Gangneung
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
gangneungterminal.co.kr
Bus from Dongdaegu to Gangneong
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Schedules at
gangneungterminal.co.kr
Gyeongju Bus Terminal
Website
gyeongjuterminal.co.kr
Bus from Samcheok to Gangneung
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
gyeongjuterminal.co.kr
Book at
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Busan Dongbu Bus Terminal to Gyeongju
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
gyeongjuterminal.co.kr
Book at
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Gyeongju to Gangneung
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $29
Schedules at
gyeongjuterminal.co.kr
Book at
bustago.or.kr
Go Bus Korea
Website
gobus.co.kr
Bus from Dongdaegu to Gangneung
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
gobus.co.kr
Book at
bustago.or.kr
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Busan Central Bus Terminal to Gyeongju Express Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
kobus.co.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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Busan and Gangneung is 294 km. The road distance is 355 km.

The cheapest way to get from Busan to Gangneung is to bus which costs ₩33,000 - ₩37,000 and takes 5 h 9 min.

The quickest way to get from Busan to Gangneung is to drive which takes 4 h 25 min and costs ₩46,000 - ₩70,000.

No, there is no direct train from Busan to Gangneung. However, there are services departing from Busan Station and arriving at Gangneung Station via Seoul Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 2 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Busan to Gangneung. However, there are services departing from Busan Central Bus Terminal and arriving at Gangneung via Samcheok. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 9 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to get from Busan to Gangneung, including transfers.