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There are 5 ways to get from Busan to Japan by plane, ferry, train, night bus or car

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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Fly  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Gimhae (PUS) to Fukuoka (FUK) PUS - FUK

$77 - $343

4 alternative options

Ferry, train  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Take the ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
  2. Take the train from Hakata to Tokyo Shinkansen Nozomi

$343 - $418

Ferry Panstar, night bus  •  29 h 22 min

  1. Take the ferry from Busan to Osaka
  2. Take the night bus from Osaka Station Bus Terminal to Buster Shinjuku

$288 - $548

Ferry, night bus Nishitetsu  •  19 h 5 min

  1. Take the ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
  2. Take the night bus from Nishitetsu Tenjin Bus Terminal to Basuta Shinjuku

$244 - $324

Ferry, drive  •  15 h 2 min

  1. Take the ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
  2. Drive from Fukuoka to Tokyo

$234 - $294

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Busan to Japan is to fly which costs ₩85,000 - ₩390,000 and takes 2 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Busan to Japan is to fly which costs ₩85,000 - ₩390,000 and takes 2 h 2 min.

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The distance between Busan and Japan is 933 km.

The best way to get from Busan to Japan without a car is to ferry and train which takes 8 h 56 min and costs ₩380,000 - ₩480,000.

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

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The quickest flight from Gimhae Airport to Fukuoka Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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There are 19+ hotels available in Japan. Prices start at $58 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 ₩1,300 - ₩1,500.

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Map of how to get from Busan to Japan.
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  • Distance: 583.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 2 min

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

Korean Air, Air Busan and Jeju Air fly from Busan to Fukuoka every 4 hours.

Airlines
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Gimhae to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Gimhae to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Gimhae to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Bus operators
JR Bus Kanto
Website
jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Night bus from Osaka Station Bus Terminal to Buster Shinjuku
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$142
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Nishitetsu
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Night bus from Nishitetsu Tenjin Bus Terminal to Basuta Shinjuku
Ave. Duration
14 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Ferry operators
JRbeetle
Website
jrbeetle.co.jp
Ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$125
Schedules at
jrbeetle.co.jp
Panstar
Website
panstar.jp
Ferry from Busan to Osaka
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $400
Schedules at
panstar.jp
4 Bed Cabin
$142
2 Bed Cabin
$399
2 Bed Cabin Deluxe
$444

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