There are 4 ways to get from Busan to Gwangju by 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.

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Bus Ko Bus  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Busan Sasang Bus Terminal to Gwangju

$18 - $23

3 alternative options

Bus Gurye Bus Terminal  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Busan Sasang Bus Terminal to Gurye
  2. Take the bus from Gurye to Gwangju

$20

Drive  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Busan to Gwangju 159.1 miles

$30 - $45

Fly  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Busan (PUS) to Gwangju (KWJ) PUS - KWJ

$103 - $163

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The cheapest way to get from Busan to Gwangju is to bus which costs ₩23,082 and takes 4 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Busan to Gwangju is to drive which costs ₩34,000 - ₩55,000 and takes 2 h 43 min.

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The distance between Busan and Gwangju is 193 km. The road distance is 254.5 km.

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The bus from Busan Sasang Bus Terminal to Gwangju takes 2 h 55 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Busan Sasang Bus Terminal and arriving at Gwangju. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 55 min.

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

Ko Bus operates a bus from Busan to Gwangju hourly. Tickets cost $18 - $23 and the journey takes 2 h 55 min. Alternatively, Jeju Air, Korean Air and three other airlines fly from Busan to Gwangju hourly.

Airlines
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Busan to Gwangju via Cheju
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Busan to Gwangju via Seoul Gimpo, Cheju
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Busan to Gwangju via Cheju
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Busan to Gwangju via Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Busan to Gwangju via Seoul Gimpo, Cheju
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Busan to Gwangju via Cheju
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Busan to Gwangju via Cheju
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Bus operators
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Busan Sasang Bus Terminal to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
Gurye Bus Terminal
Website
tour.gurye.go.kr
Bus from Busan Sasang Bus Terminal to Gurye
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
tour.gurye.go.kr
Book at
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Gurye to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
tour.gurye.go.kr
Book at
bustago.or.kr
bus Tago
Website
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Gurye to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
bustago.or.kr

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