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There are 8 ways to get from Cheonan to Gyeongju 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.

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Train, bus  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Cheonan Asan Station to Dongdaegu Station KTX Seoul / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dongdaegu to Gyeongju

$26 - $63

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Train  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Cheonan Station to Dongdaegu Station ITX-Saemaeul Seoul / ...
  2. Take the train from Dongdaegu Station to Gyeongju Station Mugunghwa Dongdaegu

$13 - $36

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Train via Asan Station  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Cheonan Asan Station to Dongdaegu Station KTX Seoul / ...
  2. Take the train from Dongdaegu Station to Gyeongju Station Mugunghwa Dongdaegu

$25 - $63

Bus bus Tago  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Cheonan to Gyeongju

$20

Bus Cheongju Bus Terminal  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Cheongju Intercity Bus Terminal to Gyeongju

$22

Drive  •  3 h

  1. Drive from Cheonan to Gyeongju 170.9 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly to Pohang, bus  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Cheonan Station to Yeongdeungpo Station
  2. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Pohang (KPO) GMP - KPO
  3. Take the bus from Pohang to Gyeongju

Train, fly to Ulsan  •  4 h 58 min

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

$46 - $163

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The cheapest way to get from Cheonan to Gyeongju is to bus which costs ₩22,500 and takes 3 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cheonan to Gyeongju is to train and bus which costs ₩29,000 - ₩75,000 and takes 2 h 23 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cheonan and arriving at Gyeongju. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cheonan station to Gyeongju station. However, there are services departing from Cheonan Station and arriving at Gyeongju Station via Dongdaegu Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 23 min.

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The distance between Cheonan and Gyeongju is 213 km. The road distance is 273.5 km.

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The best way to get from Cheonan to Gyeongju without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 h 23 min and costs ₩29,000 - ₩75,000.

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It takes approximately 2 h 23 min to get from Cheonan to Gyeongju, including transfers.

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Cheonan to Gyeongju bus services, operated by bus Tago, depart from Cheonan station.

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

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The best way to get from Cheonan to Gyeongju is to train which takes 3 h 25 min and costs ₩28,000 - ₩75,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₩22,500 and takes 3 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Cheonan to Gyeongju.
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  • Distance: 133.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 23 min

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

You can take a train from Cheonan to Gyeongju via Asan Station, Cheonan Asan Station, and Dongdaegu Station in around 3 h 25 min. Alternatively, bus Tago operates a bus from Cheonan to Gyeongju 4 times a day. Tickets cost $20 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min.

Airlines
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Pohang
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $190
Train operators
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Cheonan Asan Station to Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
First Class
$72
Economy Class
$52
Train from Cheonan Station to Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Economy Class
$29
Standing
$25
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 Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $24
Schedules at
srail.co.kr
Standard Class
$21 - $24
First Class
$31 - $34
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Dongdaegu Station to Gyeongju Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$3 - $6
Economy Class
$4 - $7
Train from Cheonan Station to Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$10 - $17
Economy Class
$12 - $20
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
Train from Hogye Station to Gyeongju Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$1 - $2
Economy Class
$1 - $2
Bus operators
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Dongdaegu to Gyeongju
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
Late-Night Economy
$5
Economy Express
$5
Go Bus Korea
Website
gobus.co.kr
Bus from Dongdaegu to Gyeongju
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
gobus.co.kr
Book at
bustago.or.kr
bus Tago
Website
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Cheonan to Gyeongju
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Pohang to Gyeongju
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
bustago.or.kr
Cheongju Bus Terminal
Website
cjterminal.com
Bus from Cheongju Intercity Bus Terminal to Gyeongju
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
cjterminal.com
Book at
bustago.or.kr

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The quickest flight from Seoul Gimpo Airport to Pohang Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Cheonan to Gyeongju bus services, operated by bus Tago, arrive at Gyeongju station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cheonan to Gyeongju is 273 km. It takes approximately 3 h to drive from Cheonan to Gyeongju.

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Korean Air offers flights from Seoul Gimpo Airport to Pohang Airport.

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There are 119+ hotels available in Gyeongju. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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