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There are 8 ways to get from Busan to Seoul by train, subway, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 44m

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

$20 - $65

7 alternative options

Train, subway  •  3h 26m

  1. Take the train from Busan Station to Suseo SRT SRT Busan
  2. Take the subway from Suseo Station to Euljiro 3-ga Station 3-Orange

$47 - $69

Bus  •  4h 30m

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

$27

Drive  •  4h 20m

  1. Drive from Busan to Seoul 250.1 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Gimhae to Seoul Gimpo  •  2h 26m

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

$37 - $193

Fly Gimhae to Incheon, train  •  3h 7m

  1. Fly from Gimhae (PUS) to Incheon (ICN) PUS - ICN
  2. Take the train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station

$144 - $706

Train to Ulsan, fly to Seoul Gimpo  •  3h 47m

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

$45 - $154

Train to Daegu, fly to Incheon, train  •  4h 9m

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

$124 - $487

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Busan to Seoul is to train which costs ₩22,000 - ₩75,000 and takes 2h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Busan to Seoul is to fly which costs ₩42,000 - ₩220,000 and takes 2h 26m.

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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 4h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Busan Station station and arriving at Seoul Station station. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 44m.

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The distance between Busan and Seoul is 329 km. The road distance is 400.2 km.

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The best way to get from Busan to Seoul without a car is to train which takes 2h 44m and costs ₩22,000 - ₩75,000.

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The train from Busan Station to Seoul Station takes 2h 44m including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Busan to Seoul bus services, operated by TxBus, depart from Busan Sasang Bus Terminal station.

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

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The best way to get from Busan to Seoul is to train which takes 2h 44m and costs ₩22,000 - ₩75,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₩29,500 and takes 4h 30m, you could also fly, which costs ₩42,000 - ₩220,000 and takes 2h 26m.

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Map of how to get from Busan to Seoul.
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  • Distance: 205.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 44m

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 - $65 and the journey takes 2h 44m. Korail Mugunghwa also services this route hourly. Alternatively, TxBus operates a bus from Busan to Seoul every 2 hours. Tickets cost $27 and the journey takes 4h 30m.

Airlines
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Gimhae to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Gimhae to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Ulsan to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Daegu to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Gimhae to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Gimhae to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Ulsan to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Gimhae to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Ulsan to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Gimhae to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
55m
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
2h 44m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
letskorail.com
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trip.com
First Class
$90
Economy Class
$64
Train from Busan Station to Ulsan Station
Ave. Duration
23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
Train from Busan Station to Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Busan Station to Seoul Station
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$20 - $22
Economy Class
$23 - $26
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
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Busan Station to Suseo SRT
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
etk.srail.co.kr
Standard Class
$45 - $49
First Class
$66 - $70
Train from Busan Station to Ulsan Station
Ave. Duration
23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
etk.srail.co.kr
Standard Class
$5 - $7
First Class
$8 - $10
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
AREX
Phone
+82 1599-7788
Website
arex.or.kr
Train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arex.or.kr
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
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
txbuse.t-money.co.kr

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The quickest flight from Gimhae Airport to Seoul Gimpo Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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Busan to Seoul bus services, operated by TxBus, arrive at Seoul Nambu Bus Terminal station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Busan to Seoul is 400 km. It takes approximately 4h 20m to drive from Busan to Seoul.

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Jeju Air, Korean Air and Air Busan offer flights from Gimhae Airport to Seoul Gimpo Airport.

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There are 1836+ hotels available in Seoul. Prices start at $35 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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