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There are 5 ways to get from Daejeon to Daegu by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train Korail  •  59 min

  1. Take the train from Daejeon Station to Dongdaegu Station KTX Seoul / ...

$8 - $19

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Train Korail Mugunghwa  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Daejeon Station to Daegu Station Mugunghwa Seoul / ...

$7 - $22

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h

  1. Take the bus from Daejeon to Dongdaegu

$10 - $14

Taxi  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Daejeon to Daegu 91.2 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Daejeon to Daegu 91.2 miles

$17 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Daejeon to Daegu is to bus which costs ₩11,000 - ₩15,000 and takes 2 h.

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The quickest way to get from Daejeon to Daegu is to train which costs ₩9,000 - ₩22,000 and takes 59 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Daejeon and arriving at Dongdaegu. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Daejeon Station station and arriving at Daegu Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 2 min.

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The distance between Daejeon and Daegu is 117 km. The road distance is 145.9 km.

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The best way to get from Daejeon to Daegu without a car is to train which takes 59 min and costs ₩9,000 - ₩22,000.

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It takes approximately 59 min to get from Daejeon to Daegu, including transfers.

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

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Daejeon to Daegu train services, operated by Korail Mugunghwa, arrive at Daejeon Station.

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The best way to get from Daejeon to Daegu is to train which takes 59 min and costs ₩9,000 - ₩22,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₩11,000 - ₩15,000 and takes 2 h.

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Map of how to get from Daejeon to Daegu.
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  • Distance: 72.9 miles
  • Duration: 59 min

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

Korail operates a train from Daejeon to Daegu every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $15 - $17 and the journey takes 46 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Ko Bus operates a bus from Daejeon to Daegu hourly. Tickets cost $10 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h.

Train operators
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Daejeon Station to Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $17
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
Train from Daejeon Station to Daegu Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $22
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Daejeon Station to Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $16
Schedules at
srail.co.kr
Standard Class
$14 - $16
First Class
$21 - $23
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Daejeon Station to Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$6 - $7
Economy Class
$7 - $8
Train from Daejeon Station to Daegu Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $22
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$7 - $18
Economy Class
$9 - $22
Bus operators
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Daejeon to Dongdaegu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
Other operators
Taxi from Daejeon to Daegu
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Jaeil Taxi
Phone
+8242-522-4061

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Daejeon to Daegu bus services, operated by Ko Bus, arrive at Dongdaegu station.

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Daejeon to Daegu train services, operated by Korail Mugunghwa, arrive at Daegu Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Daejeon to Daegu is 146 km. It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to drive from Daejeon to Daegu.

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