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.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  2 h 26 min

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

$27 - $31

Cheapest option

Bus Gyeongju Bus Terminal  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Cheonan to Gyeongju

$14 - $21

6 alternative options

Train via Asan Station  •  3 h 32 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 / ...

$25 - $33

Train  •  4 h 32 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 / ...

$28 - $36

Bus Ko Bus  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Cheongju to Dongdaegu
  2. Take the bus from Dongdaegu to Gyeongju

$20 - $25

Drive  •  3 h

  1. Drive from Cheonan to Gyeongju 170.9 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly to Pohang, bus  •  4 h 27 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

$129 - $260

Train, fly to Ulsan  •  4 h 48 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 - $167

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cheonan to Gyeongju is to bus which costs ₩16,000 - ₩24,000 and takes 3 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cheonan to Gyeongju is to train and bus which costs ₩30,000 - ₩36,000 and takes 2 h 26 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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It takes approximately 2 h 26 min to get from Cheonan to Gyeongju, including transfers.

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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 40 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 32 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 26 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 32 min. Alternatively, Gyeongju Bus Terminal operates a bus from Cheonan to Gyeongju 4 times a day. Tickets cost $14 - $21 and the journey takes 3 h 40 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 Pohang
Website
airpohang.kr
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Pohang
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $200
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan
Ave. Duration
55 min
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 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
Train from Cheonan Station to Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Economy Class
$30
Standing
$25
Train from Cheonan Station to Yeongdeungpo Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $13
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Economy Class
$6
Standing
$5
Train from Hogye Station to Gyeongju Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Cheonan Asan Station to Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 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 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$3 - $6
Economy Class
$4 - $7
Train from Cheonan Station to Yeongdeungpo Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
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
bus Tago
Website
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Dongdaegu to Gyeongju
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Pohang to Gyeongju
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
bustago.or.kr
Gyeongju Bus Terminal
Website
gyeongjuterminal.co.kr
Bus from Cheonan to Gyeongju
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
gyeongjuterminal.co.kr
Book at
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Pohang to Gyeongju
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
gyeongjuterminal.co.kr
Book at
bustago.or.kr
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Cheongju to Dongdaegu
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
Masan Intercity Bus Terminal
Website
masantr.com
Bus from Pohang to Gyeongju
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
masantr.com
Book at
txbuse.t-money.co.kr
Jeonbuk Express
Website
jbexpress.co.kr
Bus from Pohang to Gyeongju
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
jbexpress.co.kr
Book at
bustago.or.kr

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