Travel from Busan to Seoul

Train, bus or fly from Busan to Seoul?

Korail operates a train from Busan to Seoul every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $30 - $95 and the journey takes 2 h 16 min. Alternatively, Ko Bus operates a bus from Busan to Seoul every 4 hours. Tickets cost $28 - $40 and the journey takes 4 h 20 min.

How to get from Busan to Seoul

ModeDurationPrice
From Busan Station train to Seoul Station.2 h 16 min₩56,095
From Busan Station train to Suseo SRT, walk to Suseo Station, then subway to Euljiro 3-ga Station.3 h 22 min₩65,330
From Busan Sasang Bus Terminal bus to Seoul Express Bus Terminal.4 h 20 min₩37,400
From Busan drive to Seoul.4 h 20 min₩64,496
From Seobusan Yutongjigu Station subway to Busan airport, fly to Seoul Gimpo airport, then train to Seoul.2 h 21 min₩74,104
From Seobusan Yutongjigu Station subway to Busan airport, fly to Seoul airport, then train to Seoul.3 h 3 min₩245,562
From Bujeon Station train to Hogye Station, taxi to Ulsan airport, fly to Seoul Gimpo airport, then train to Seoul.3 h 42 min₩76,044

How long does it take to get from Busan to Seoul?

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

Is there a direct train between Busan and Seoul?

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.

Is there a direct bus between Busan and Seoul?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Busan Sasang Bus Terminal and arriving at Seoul Express Bus Terminal. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 20 min.

Operators from Busan to Seoul

OperatorPhoneWebsite
Korail(82) 1544-7788 + 7Korail
Suseo High Speed RailwaySuseo High Speed Railway
Seoul Metro(+82) 1577-5678Seoul Metro
Ko BusKo Bus
Busan Transportation Co.Busan Transportation Co.
Air BusanAir Busan
Jeju AirJeju Air
Korean AirKorean Air
AREX+82 1599-7788AREX
Asiana AirlinesAsiana Airlines
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      1 Train Korail
      • One-Way approx: USD $30 - $95
      • Duration: 2 h 16 min
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      2 Train Suseo High Speed Railway
      • One-Way approx: USD $42 - $72
      • Duration: 3 h 22 min
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      • Duration: 4 h 20 min
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      • One-Way approx: USD $45 - $70
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      5 Fly Busan to Seoul Gimpo
      • One-Way approx: USD $37 - $194
      • Duration: 2 h 21 min
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      6 Fly Busan to Seoul, train
      • One-Way approx: USD $143 - $706
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      7 Train to Ulsan, fly to Seoul Gimpo
      • One-Way approx: USD $48 - $160
      • Duration: 3 h 42 min
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