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There are 6 ways to get from Busan to Okinawa by plane, bus, train, ferry, car or car ferry

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

Fly from Gimhae, line 77 bus  •  5h 17m

  1. Fly from Gimhae (PUS) to Okinawa (OKA) PUS - OKA
  2. Take the line 77 bus from Naha bus terminal to Goya

Cheapest option

Ferry, drive, car ferry #2  •  34h 12m

  1. Take the ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
  2. Drive from Fukuoka to Kagoshima
  3. Take the car ferry from Kagoshima to Naha, Okinawa

$266 - $284

4 alternative options

Train to Daegu, fly, line 77 bus  •  6h 24m

  1. Take the train from Busan Station to Dongdaegu Station
  2. Fly from Daegu (TAE) to Okinawa (OKA) TAE - OKA
  3. Take the line 77 bus from Naha bus terminal to Goya

Ferry, drive, car ferry via Motobu  •  31h 23m

  1. Take the ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
  2. Drive from Fukuoka to Kagoshima
  3. Take the car ferry from Kagoshima to Motobu

$290 - $312

Ferry, drive, car ferry, bus  •  32h 44m

  1. Take the ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
  2. Drive from Fukuoka to Kagoshima
  3. Take the car ferry from Kagoshima to Motobu
  4. Take the bus from Motobu ko to Ikento

$292 - $315

Ferry, drive, car ferry  •  33h 47m

  1. Take the ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
  2. Drive from Fukuoka to Kagoshima
  3. Take the car ferry from Kagoshima to Naha, Okinawa

$284 - $302

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Busan to Okinawa is to ferry and drive and car ferry which costs ₩300,000 - ₩330,000 and takes 34h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Busan to Okinawa is to ferry and drive and car ferry which costs ₩320,000 - ₩360,000 and takes 31h 23m.

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The distance between Busan and Okinawa is 983 km.

It takes approximately 5h 17m to get from Busan to Okinawa, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Gimhae Airport to Okinawa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Jeju Air, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air and three other airlines offer flights from Gimhae Airport to Okinawa Airport.

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There are 789+ hotels available in Okinawa. Prices start at $56 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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Map of how to get from Busan to Okinawa.
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  • Distance: 614.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 17m

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

There is no direct connection from Busan to Okinawa. However, you can take the subway to Gimhae International Airport Station, take the walk to Gimhae airport, fly to Okinawa, take the walk to Naha Airport Station, take the Monorail to Asahibashi, take the walk to Naha bus terminal, then take the line 77 bus to Okinawa. Alternatively, you can take the train to Dongdaegu Station, take the taxi to Daegu airport, fly to Okinawa, take the walk to Naha Airport Station, take the Monorail to Asahibashi, take the walk to Naha bus terminal, then take the line 77 bus to Okinawa.

Airlines
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Gimhae to Okinawa
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $900
Flights from Gimhae to Okinawa via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,600
Flights from Daegu to Okinawa via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,600
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Gimhae to Okinawa
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $340
Flights from Gimhae to Okinawa via Incheon
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $480
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Gimhae to Okinawa
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Gimhae to Okinawa
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $340
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Daegu to Okinawa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $420
Train operators
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
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
Okinawa Bus
Phone
098-862-6737
Website
okinawabus.com
Bus from Naha bus terminal to Goya
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
okinawabus.com
Yanbaru Express
Phone
0980-56-5760
Website
yanbaru-expressbus.com
Bus from Motobu ko to Ikento
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
yanbaru-expressbus.com
Ferry operators
JRbeetle
Website
jrbeetle.co.jp
Ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$125
Schedules at
jrbeetle.co.jp
Marix Line
Website
marixline.com
Car ferry from Kagoshima to Motobu
Ave. Duration
23h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$132
Schedules at
marixline.com
Car ferry from Kagoshima to Naha, Okinawa
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$132
Schedules at
marixline.com
A Line
Website
aline-ferry.com
Car ferry from Kagoshima to Motobu
Ave. Duration
23h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$133
Schedules at
aline-ferry.com
Car ferry from Kagoshima to Naha, Okinawa
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$133
Schedules at
aline-ferry.com
Miraejet Kobee
Website
kobee.co.kr
Ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$106
Schedules at
kobee.co.kr

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