There are 8 ways to get from Busan to Seoul by train, 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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Train Korail  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Busan Station to Seoul Station KTX Busan - Seoul

$45 - $95

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Busan Sasang Bus Terminal to Seoul Nambu Bus Terminal

$22

6 alternative options

Train Suseo High Speed Railway  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Busan Station to Suseo SRT SRT Busan

$47 - $70

Drive  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Busan to Seoul 250.1 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Busan to Seoul Gimpo  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Busan (PUS) to Seoul Gimpo (GMP) PUS - GMP

$37 - $193

Fly Busan to Seoul, bus  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Busan (PUS) to Seoul (ICN) PUS - ICN
  2. Take the bus from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Four Seasons Hotel

$150 - $714

Train to Ulsan, fly to Seoul Gimpo  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Sinhaeundae Station to Hogye Station
  2. Fly from Ulsan (USN) to Seoul Gimpo (GMP) USN - GMP

$44 - $152

Train to Daegu, fly to Seoul, bus  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Busan Station to Dongdaegu Station
  2. Fly from Daegu (TAE) to Seoul (ICN) TAE - ICN
  3. Take the bus from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Four Seasons Hotel

$137 - $486

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Busan to Seoul is to bus which costs ₩24,600 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Busan to Seoul is to train which takes 2 h 16 min and costs ₩50,000 - ₩110,000.

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The distance between Busan and Seoul is 329 km. The road distance is 400 km.

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The train from Busan Station to Seoul Station takes 2 h 16 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Busan Sasang Bus Terminal and arriving at Seoul Nambu Bus Terminal. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Busan Station and arriving at Seoul Station. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 16 min.

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

Korail operates a train from Busan to Seoul every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $45 - $95 and the journey takes 2 h 16 min. Alternatively, TxBus operates a bus from Busan to Seoul every 2 hours. Tickets cost $22 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min.

Airlines
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Busan to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Busan to Seoul
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Ulsan to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Daegu to Seoul
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Busan to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Busan to Seoul
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Ulsan to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Busan to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Ulsan to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Busan to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $1,200
Train operators
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Busan Station to Seoul Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
First Class
$91
Economy Class
$65
Train from Busan Station to Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $16
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Busan Station to Suseo SRT
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
srail.co.kr
Standard Class
$46 - $49
First Class
$67 - $71
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 Sinhaeundae Station to Hogye Station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$2 - $4
Economy Class
$3 - $4
Bus operators
TxBus
Phone
1644-3070
Website
txbus.t-money.co.kr
Bus from Busan Sasang Bus Terminal to Seoul Nambu Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
txbuse.t-money.co.kr
Airport Limousine Korea
Website
airportlimousine.co.kr
Bus from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Four Seasons Hotel
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
airportlimousine.co.kr

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