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There are 7 ways to get from Busan to Tokyo by ferry, train, night bus, car ferry, 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.

Recommended option

Ferry, train  •  8h 32m

  1. Take the ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
  2. Take the train from Hakata to Tokyo Shinkansen Nozomi

$342 - $416

Cheapest option

Fly Gimhae to Tokyo Narita, train  •  5h 22m

  1. Fly from Gimhae (PUS) to Tokyo Narita (NRT) PUS - NRT
  2. Take the train from Narita Airport Terminal 2 to Tokyo

$113 - $337

5 alternative options

Ferry, night bus  •  19h 20m

  1. Take the ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
  2. Take the night bus from Nishitetsu Tenjin Bus Terminal to Basuta Shinjuku

$245 - $326

Car ferry, train, night bus  •  28h 12m

  1. Take the car ferry from Busan Int'l port to Shimonoseki
  2. Take the train from Shimonoseki to Hofu
  3. Take the night bus from Houfu Station to Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit

$197 - $341

Ferry, drive  •  15h 4m

  1. Take the ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
  2. Drive from Fukuoka to Tokyo

$234 - $294

Fly Gimhae to Tokyo Haneda  •  5h 58m

  1. Fly from Gimhae (PUS) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) PUS - HND

$116 - $439

Train to Daegu, fly to Tokyo Narita, train  •  6h 24m

  1. Take the train from Busan Station to Dongdaegu Station
  2. Fly from Daegu (TAE) to Tokyo Narita (NRT) TAE - NRT
  3. Take the train from Narita Airport Terminal 2 to Tokyo

$128 - $388

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Busan to Tokyo is to train and fly which costs ₩140,000 - ₩440,000 and takes 6h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Busan to Tokyo is to fly and train which costs ₩120,000 - ₩390,000 and takes 5h 22m.

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The distance between Busan and Tokyo is 974 km.

The best way to get from Busan to Tokyo without a car is to ferry and train which takes 8h 32m and costs ₩380,000 - ₩480,000.

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It takes approximately 8h 32m to get from Busan to Tokyo, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Gimhae Airport to Tokyo Haneda Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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Shanghai Airlines, Tigerair Taiwan, Asiana Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Gimhae Airport to Tokyo Haneda Airport.

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There are 3052+ hotels available in Tokyo. Prices start at $53 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 Tokyo.
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  • Distance: 608.6 miles
  • Duration: 8h 32m

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

Korean Air, Japan Airlines and six other airlines fly from Busan to Tokyo every 30 minutes.

Airlines
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Gimhae to Tokyo Haneda via Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Gimhae to Tokyo Haneda via Incheon
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Gimhae to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Gimhae to Tokyo Narita via Incheon
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Gimhae to Tokyo Haneda via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Gimhae to Tokyo Haneda via New Chitose
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Gimhae to Tokyo Haneda via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Gimhae to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Gimhae to Tokyo Narita via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Flights from Gimhae to Tokyo Narita via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Gimhae to Tokyo Haneda via Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Gimhae to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Gimhae to Tokyo Narita via Incheon
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Daegu to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Gimhae to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Daegu to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Gimhae to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Daegu to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Gimhae to Tokyo Haneda via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Tigerair Taiwan
Website
tigerairtw.com
Flights from Gimhae to Tokyo Haneda via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Gimhae to Tokyo Haneda via Okinawa
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,400
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Daegu to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of the main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. There are several rail passes on offer for customers such as the Hokkaido Pass, the JR West Rail Pass, JR East Pass, Shikoku Pass, Kyushu Pass and Flex Japan Tourist Pass.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shimonoseki to Hofu
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
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
Nishitetsu
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Night bus from Nishitetsu Tenjin Bus Terminal to Basuta Shinjuku
Ave. Duration
14h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Bocho Kotsu
Phone
0834-22-7801
Website
bochobus.co.jp
Night bus from Houfu Station to Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit
Ave. Duration
13h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$101
Schedules at
willerexpress.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
Pukwan ferry
Website
pukwan.co.kr
Car ferry from Busan Int'l port to Shimonoseki
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Schedules at
pukwan.co.kr
Suite
$222
Deluxe
$155
1 class
$111
2 class
$84

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