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There are 5 ways to get from Cheonan to Gwangju by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Gwangju Songjeong Station  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Cheonan Asan Station to Gwangju Songjeong Station KTX Seoul / ...

$26 - $58

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Bus  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Cheongju to Yuseong
  2. Take the bus from Yuseong to Gwangju

$16 - $22

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h

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

$25 - $35

Drive  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Cheonan to Gwangju 131.9 miles

$25 - $40

Train, fly  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Cheonan Station to Yeongdeungpo Station
  2. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Gwangju (KWJ) GMP - KWJ

$42 - $111

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The cheapest way to get from Cheonan to Gwangju is to bus which costs ₩17,000 - ₩25,000 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cheonan to Gwangju is to drive which costs ₩29,000 - ₩42,000 and takes 2 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cheonan to Gwangju. However, there are services departing from Cheonan and arriving at Gwangju via Cheongju and Yuseong. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cheonan Station station and arriving at Gwangju Station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h.

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The distance between Cheonan and Gwangju is 185 km. The road distance is 211 km.

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The best way to get from Cheonan to Gwangju without a car is to train which takes 2 h 21 min and costs ₩29,000 - ₩70,000.

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It takes approximately 2 h 21 min to get from Cheonan to Gwangju, including transfers.

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Cheonan to Gwangju bus services, operated by Cheongju Bus Terminal, depart from Cheongju station.

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Cheonan to Gwangju train services, operated by Korail, arrive at Cheonan Station.

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The best way to get from Cheonan to Gwangju is to train which takes 2 h 21 min and costs ₩29,000 - ₩70,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₩17,000 - ₩25,000 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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  • Distance: 115.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 21 min

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

Korail operates a train from Cheonan to Gwangju every 3 hours. Tickets cost $24 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 16 min. Suseo High Speed Railway also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cheonan to Gwangju via Cheongju and Yuseong in around 4 h 15 min.

Airlines
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Tiara Air
Website
tiara-air.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $310
Train operators
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Cheonan Asan Station to Gwangju Songjeong Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $55
Schedules at
letskorail.com
First Class
$54
Economy Class
$39
Non-reserved Seat
$33
Train from Cheonan Station to Gwangju Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Economy Class
$31
Standing
$26
Train from Cheonan Station to Yeongdeungpo Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $13
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Economy Class
$6
Standing
$5
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Cheonan Asan Station to Gwangju Songjeong Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Schedules at
etk.srail.co.kr
Standard Class
$24 - $35
First Class
$35 - $50
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Cheonan Station to Yeongdeungpo Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$4 - $5
Economy Class
$4 - $5
Bus operators
Cheongju Bus Terminal
Website
cjterminal.com
Bus from Cheongju to Yuseong
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
cjterminal.com
Book at
txbuse.t-money.co.kr
Jeonbuk Express
Website
jbexpress.co.kr
Bus from Yuseong to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
jbexpress.co.kr
Book at
kobus.co.kr
Excellent Express
$14
Economy Express
$10

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The quickest flight from Seoul Gimpo Airport to Gwangju Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Cheonan to Gwangju bus services, operated by Jeonbuk Express, arrive at Gwangju station.

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Cheonan to Gwangju train services, operated by Korail, arrive at Gwangju Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cheonan to Gwangju is 211 km. It takes approximately 2 h 20 min to drive from Cheonan to Gwangju.

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Asiana Airlines and Tiara Air offer flights from Seoul Gimpo Airport to Gwangju Airport.

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There are 81+ hotels available in Gwangju. Prices start at $30 USD per night.

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