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There are 7 ways to get from Busan to Kyoto by ferry, train, 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

Ferry, train Japan Railways Shinkansen  •  6 h 15 min

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

$262 - $306

Cheapest option

Fly Gimhae to Osaka Kansai, train  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Gimhae (PUS) to Osaka Kansai (KIX) PUS - KIX
  2. Take the train from Kansai Airport to Kyoto

$83 - $275

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Ferry Panstar, train  •  20 h 16 min

  1. Take the ferry from Busan to Osaka
  2. Take the train from Umeda(Hankyu) to Omiya(Kyoto) Hankyu Kyoto Semi-Exp / ...

$149 - $409

Ferry, drive  •  10 h 20 min

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

$189 - $224

Fly Gimhae to Osaka Itami  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Gimhae (PUS) to Osaka Itami (ITM) PUS - ITM

$197 - $470

Fly Gimhae to Chūbu Centrair, train  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Gimhae (PUS) to Chūbu Centrair (NGO) PUS - NGO
  2. Take the train from Nagoya to Kyoto

$154 - $517

Train to Daegu, fly to Osaka Kansai, train  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Busan Station to Dongdaegu Station
  2. Fly from Daegu (TAE) to Osaka Kansai (KIX) TAE - KIX
  3. Take the train from Kansai Airport to Kyoto

$123 - $336

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Busan to Kyoto is to fly and train which costs ₩90,000 - ₩320,000 and takes 5 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Busan to Kyoto is to fly and train which costs ₩170,000 - ₩600,000 and takes 5 h 2 min.

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The distance between Busan and Kyoto is 611 km.

The best way to get from Busan to Kyoto without a car is to ferry and train which takes 6 h 15 min and costs ₩290,000 - ₩350,000.

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It takes approximately 6 h 15 min to get from Busan to Kyoto, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Gimhae Airport to Osaka Itami Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Asiana Airlines, Ibex Airlines, Jeju Air and four other airlines offer flights from Gimhae Airport to Osaka Itami Airport.

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There are 2238+ hotels available in Kyoto. Prices start at $60 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 Kyoto.
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  • Distance: 381.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 15 min

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

Japan Airlines, Asiana Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Busan to Kyoto hourly.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Gimhae to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Gimhae to Osaka Itami via New Chitose
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from Gimhae to Osaka Itami via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Gimhae to Osaka Itami via Fukuoka, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Gimhae to Osaka Itami via Fukuoka, Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Gimhae to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Gimhae to Osaka Kansai via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Gimhae to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Gimhae to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Gimhae to Osaka Kansai via Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Gimhae to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Daegu to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Gimhae to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Gimhae to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Daegu to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Gimhae to Osaka Itami via Okinawa
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $1,400
Flights from Gimhae to Osaka Itami via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$850 - $1,100
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Gimhae to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Flights from Daegu to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Gimhae to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Gimhae to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Gimhae to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $470
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Gimhae to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Ibex Airlines
Website
ibexair.co.jp
Flights from Gimhae to Osaka Itami via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $360
Eastar Jet
Website
eastarjet.com
Flights from Gimhae to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Hakata to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$120 - $160
Reserved seat
$130 - $160
Green seat
$170 - $230
Train from Nagoya to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $55
Green seat
$55 - $75
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
Train from Umeda(Hankyu) to Omiya(Kyoto)
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Busan Station to Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $16
Schedules at
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
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $26
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$6 - $22
Economy Class
$7 - $26
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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