There are 4 ways to get from Busan to Sangju by train, bus or car

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Train Korail  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Busan Station to Dongdaegu Station KTX Busan / ...
  2. Take the train from Dongdaegu Station to Sangju Station Mugunghwa

$18 - $23

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Train  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Busan Station to Sangju Station Mugunghwa

$10 - $18

2 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Busan Sasang Bus Terminal to Gyeongju
  2. Take the bus from Gyeongju to Sangju

$16 - $29

Drive  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Busan to Sangju 127.3 miles

$24 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Busan to Sangju is to train which costs ₩12,000 - ₩20,000 and takes 3 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Busan to Sangju is to drive which costs ₩27,000 - ₩40,000 and takes 2 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Busan to Sangju. However, there are services departing from Busan Sasang Bus Terminal and arriving at Sangju via Gyeongju. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Busan Station station and arriving at Sangju Station station. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 44 min.

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The distance between Busan and Sangju is 165 km. The road distance is 203.7 km.

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The best way to get from Busan to Sangju without a car is to train which takes 3 h 29 min and costs ₩20,000 - ₩26,000.

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It takes approximately 3 h 29 min to get from Busan to Sangju, including transfers.

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Busan to Sangju bus services, operated by bus Tago, depart from Busan Sasang Bus Terminal station.

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Busan to Sangju train services, operated by Korail, arrive at Busan Station.

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The best way to get from Busan to Sangju is to train which takes 3 h 29 min and costs ₩20,000 - ₩26,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₩17,000 - ₩33,000 and takes 5 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Busan to Sangju.
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  • Distance: 103.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 29 min

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

You can take a train from Busan to Sangju via Dongdaegu Station in around 3 h 29 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Busan to Sangju via Gyeongju in around 5 h 10 min.

Train operators
Korail
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
$19 - $21
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Dongdaegu Station to Sangju Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$5 - $6
Economy Class
$6 - $7
Train from Busan Station to Sangju Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$10 - $15
Economy Class
$12 - $18
Bus operators
bus Tago
Website
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Busan Sasang Bus Terminal to Gyeongju
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
bustago.or.kr
Gyeongju Bus Terminal
Website
gyeongjuterminal.co.kr
Bus from Gyeongju to Sangju
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $22
Schedules at
gyeongjuterminal.co.kr
Book at
bustago.or.kr

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Busan to Sangju bus services, operated by Gyeongju Bus Terminal, arrive at Sangju station.

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Busan to Sangju train services, operated by Korail Mugunghwa, arrive at Sangju Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Busan to Sangju is 204 km. It takes approximately 2 h 14 min to drive from Busan to Sangju.

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