There are 4 ways to get from Daejeon to Busan by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Daejeon Station to Busan Station SRT Suseo / ...

$29 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h

  1. Take the bus from Daejeon to Busan Central Bus Termnal

$18 - $24

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Daejeon to Busan 160.5 miles

$30 - $45

Train, fly  •  3 h 23 min

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

$56 - $215

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Daejeon to Busan is to bus which costs ₩20,000 - ₩26,000 and takes 3 h.

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The quickest way to get from Daejeon to Busan is to train which costs ₩33,000 - ₩70,000 and takes 1 h 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Daejeon and arriving at Busan Central Bus Termnal. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Daejeon Station station and arriving at Busan Station station. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 1 h 31 min.

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The distance between Daejeon and Busan is 199 km. The road distance is 256.7 km.

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The best way to get from Daejeon to Busan without a car is to train which takes 1 h 31 min and costs ₩33,000 - ₩70,000.

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The train from Daejeon Station to Busan Station takes 1 h 31 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Daejeon to Busan bus services, operated by Ko Bus, depart from Daejeon station.

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Map of how to get from Daejeon to Busan.
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  • Distance: 124.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 31 min

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

Suseo High Speed Railway operates a train from Daejeon to Busan hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $60 and the journey takes 1 h 31 min. Korail also services this route hourly. Alternatively, Ko Bus operates a bus from Daejeon to Busan every 4 hours. Tickets cost $18 - $24 and the journey takes 3 h. Busan Central Bus Terminal also services this route every 4 hours.

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
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Busan
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
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
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Daejeon Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
srail.co.kr
Standard Class
$30 - $40
First Class
$40 - $60
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Daejeon Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $60
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
First Class
$59
Economy Class
$42
Standing
$40
Train from Daejeon Station to Seoul Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $22
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
Bus operators
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Daejeon to Busan Central Bus Termnal
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
Busan Central Bus Terminal
Website
bxt.co.kr
Bus from Daejeon to Busan Central Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr

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