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

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Train, line 70 bus  •  2h 6m

  1. Take the train from Daejeon Station to Singyeongju Station KTX Seoul / ...
  2. Take the line 70 bus from Singyeongju Station to Gyeongju Station 70 / ...

₩19,750 - ₩30,900

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Train  •  2h 33m

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

₩12,450 - ₩26,900

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Daejeon to Dongdaegu
  2. Take the bus from Dongdaegu to Gyeongju Express Bus Terminal

₩15,600 - ₩20,200

Drive  •  2h 25m

  1. Drive from Daejeon to Gyeongju 221.8 km

₩29,000 - ₩44,000

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Gyeongju is 1339.

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The social distance requirement in Gyeongju is 2 metres.

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The most affordable way to get from Daejeon to Gyeongju is to bus, which costs ₩15,000 - ₩21,000 and takes 3h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Daejeon to Gyeongju is to train and line 70 bus which costs ₩19,000 - ₩31,000 and takes 2h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Daejeon to Gyeongju. However, there are services departing from Daejeon and arriving at Gyeongju Express Bus Terminal via Dongdaegu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Daejeon station to Gyeongju station. However, there are services departing from City Hall Station and arriving at Gyeongju Station via Daejeon Station and Dongdaegu Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 33m.

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The distance between Daejeon and Gyeongju is 174 km. The road distance is 221.8 km.

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The best way to get from Daejeon to Gyeongju without a car is to train and line 70 bus which takes 2h 6m and costs ₩19,000 - ₩31,000.

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It takes approximately 2h 6m to get from Daejeon to Gyeongju, including transfers.

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

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Daejeon to Gyeongju train services, operated by Korail, depart from Daejeon Station.

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The best way to get from Daejeon to Gyeongju is to train which takes 2h 33m and costs ₩12,000 - ₩27,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₩15,000 - ₩21,000 and takes 3h 5m.

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  • Distance: 173.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 6m

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

You can take a train from Daejeon to Gyeongju via Daejeon Station, Daejeon Station, and Dongdaegu Station in around 2h 33m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Daejeon to Gyeongju via Dongdaegu in around 3h 5m.

Train operators
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Daejeon Station to Singyeongju Station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩17,000 - ₩28,000
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Standing
₩17,000 - ₩25,000
Economy
₩19,000 - ₩28,000
First Class
₩29,000 - ₩41,000
Train from Daejeon Station to Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
₩12,000 - ₩20,000
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Standing
₩12,000 - ₩18,000
Economy
₩14,000 - ₩20,000
First Class
₩21,000 - ₩30,000
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Daejeon Station to Singyeongju Station
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩22,000 - ₩25,000
Website
http://www.srail.co.kr/
Book at
https://etk.srail.co.kr/hpg/hra/fr/01/selectScheduleList.do?pageId=TE0101000000
Standard Class
₩22,000 - ₩25,000
First Class
₩33,000 - ₩36,000
Train from Daejeon Station to Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₩16,000 - ₩18,000
Website
http://www.srail.co.kr/
Book at
https://etk.srail.co.kr/hpg/hra/fr/01/selectScheduleList.do?pageId=TE0101000000
Standard Class
₩16,000 - ₩18,000
First Class
₩24,000 - ₩26,000
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Daejeon Station to Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩7,000 - ₩9,000
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Standing/Non-reserved
₩7,050 - ₩7,200
Economy Class
₩8,000 - ₩9,000
Train from Dongdaegu Station to Gyeongju Station
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩4,200 - ₩5,500
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Standing/Non-reserved
₩4,250 - ₩4,350
Economy Class
₩4,900 - ₩5,400
Bus operators
Gyeongju City Bus
Bus from Singyeongju Station to Gyeongju Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
₩1,500
Schedules at
its.gyeongju.go.kr
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Daejeon to Dongdaegu
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
₩10,000 - ₩15,000
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
Book at
kobus.co.kr
Excellent Express
₩14,600
Economy Express
₩10,000
Bus from Dongdaegu to Gyeongju Express Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₩5,600
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
Book at
kobus.co.kr

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Daejeon to Gyeongju bus services, operated by Ko Bus, arrive at Gyeongju Express Bus Terminal station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Daejeon to Gyeongju is 222 km. It takes approximately 2h 25m to drive from Daejeon to Gyeongju.

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There are 134+ hotels available in Gyeongju. Prices start at ₩100,000 per night.

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