There are 8 ways to get from Cheonan to Busan 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.

Recommended option

Train Korail  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Cheonan Station to Daejeon Station ITX-Saemaeul Seoul / ...
  2. Take the train from Daejeon Station to Busan Station KTX Seoul - Busan

$40 - $86

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Cheongju Express Bus Terminal to Busan Central Bus Terminal

$24 - $30

6 alternative options

Train Suseo High Speed Railway  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Cheonan Asan Station to Busan Station SRT Suseo - Busan

$36 - $76

Train  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Cheonan Station to Busan Station ITX-Saemaeul Seoul / ...

$30 - $45

Drive  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Cheonan to Busan 202.8 miles

$35 - $60

Train to Seoul Gimpo, fly to Busan  •  3 h 13 min

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

$50 - $221

Train, train to Seoul, fly to Busan  •  4 h 8 min

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

$157 - $733

Train to Seoul Gimpo, fly to Ulsan, train  •  5 h 20 min

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

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

You can take a train from Cheonan to Busan via Daejeon Station in around 2 h 28 min. Alternatively, Ko Bus operates a bus from Cheonan to Busan hourly. Tickets cost $21 - $27 and the journey takes 3 h 10 min.

Airlines
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Busan
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Seoul to Busan
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Busan
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Seoul to Busan
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $190
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Busan
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $190
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Busan
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $1,200
Train operators
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Cheonan Station to Daejeon Station
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Train from Daejeon Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Schedules at
letskorail.com
First Class
$75
Economy Class
$54
Train from Cheonan Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Economy Class
$41
Standing
$35
Train from Cheonan Station to Seoul Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Economy Class
$27
Standing
$23
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Cheonan Asan Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Schedules at
srail.co.kr
Standard Class
$35 - $50
First Class
$55 - $75
AREX
Phone
+82 1599-7788
Website
arex.or.kr
Train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arex.or.kr
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Hogye Station to Sinhaeundae Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Bus operators
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Cheongju Express Bus Terminal to Busan Central Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cheonan to Busan?

The distance between Cheonan and Busan is 254 km. The road distance is 324 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cheonan to Busan?

The cheapest way to get from Cheonan to Busan is to bus which costs ₩25,000 - ₩32,000 and takes 4 h 40 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Cheonan to Busan?

The quickest way to get from Cheonan to Busan is to train which takes 2 h 28 min and costs ₩42,000 - ₩95,000.

Is there a direct train between Cheonan and Busan?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cheonan Station and arriving at Busan Station. Services depart every two hours. The journey takes approximately 3 h 29 min.

Is there a direct bus between Cheonan and Busan?

No, there is no direct bus from Cheonan to Busan. However, there are services departing from Cheonan and arriving at Busan Central Bus Terminal via Cheongju Express Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

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

It takes approximately 2 h 28 min to get from Cheonan to Busan, including transfers.