There are 6 ways to get from Daejeon to Gwangju by train, subway, bus, taxi or car

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  •  2 h 9 min

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

$22 - $25

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Daejeon to Gwangju

$12 - $16

4 alternative options

Train, subway  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Daejeon Station to Osong Station
  2. Take the train from Osong Station to Gwangju Songjeong Station
  3. Take the subway from Gwangju Songjeong Station to Geumnamro 5Ga Station

$26 - $32

Line 107 bus, bus  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the line 107 bus from Jungangno Station exit 9 to Yuseong Bus Terminal 107
  2. Take the bus from Yuseong to Gwangju

$13 - $18

Taxi  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Take a taxi from Daejeon to Gwangju 105.3 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Daejeon to Gwangju 105.3 miles

$20 - $30

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Daejeon to Gwangju is to line 107 bus and bus which costs ₩15,000 - ₩21,000 and takes 3 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Daejeon to Gwangju is to taxi which costs ₩150,000 - ₩180,000 and takes 1 h 57 min.

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The distance between Daejeon and Gwangju is 137 km. The road distance is 168.5 km.

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The train from Seodaejeon Station to Gwangju Station takes 2 h 9 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Daejeon and arriving at Gwangju. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Seodaejeon Station station and arriving at Gwangju Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 9 min.

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

Korail operates a train from Daejeon to Gwangju twice daily. Tickets cost $22 - $25 and the journey takes 2 h 9 min. Alternatively, Ko Bus operates a bus from Daejeon to Gwangju hourly. Tickets cost $12 - $16 and the journey takes 2 h 20 min.

Train operators
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seodaejeon Station to Gwangju Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Train from Daejeon Station to Osong Station
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
Train from Osong Station to Gwangju Songjeong Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $24
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Daejeon Station to Osong Station
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
srail.co.kr
Standard Class
$4 - $5
First Class
$5 - $7
Train from Osong Station to Gwangju Songjeong Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $23
Schedules at
srail.co.kr
Standard Class
$21 - $23
First Class
$30 - $33
Gwangju Metro
Website
gwangjusubway.co.kr
Subway from Gwangju Songjeong Station to Geumnamro 5Ga Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
gwangjusubway.co.kr
Bus operators
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Daejeon to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
Cjbus
Phone
+82 42 544 0181
Website
dcjbus.com
Bus from Jungangno Station exit 9 to Yuseong Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
dcjbus.com
Jeonbuk Express
Website
jbexpress.co.kr
Bus from Yuseong to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
jbexpress.co.kr
Book at
kobus.co.kr
Other operators
Taxi from Daejeon to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Jaeil Taxi
Phone
+8242-522-4061

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