There are 8 ways to get from Gangneung to Busan 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  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Gangneung Station to Seoul Station KTX Gangneung
  2. Take the train from Seoul Station to Busan Station KTX Seoul

$70 - $144

Cheapest option

Bus Gyeongju Bus Terminal  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Gangneung to Gyeongju
  2. Take the bus from Gyeongju to Busan Dongbu Bus Terminal

$20 - $37

6 alternative options

Bus Samcheok Bus Terminal  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Gangneung to Samcheok
  2. Take the bus from Samcheok to Busan Central Bus Terminal

$32 - $34

Bus, train  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Gangneong to Dongdaegu
  2. Take the train from Dongdaegu Station to Busan Station KTX Seoul / ...

$35 - $51

Drive  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Gangneung to Busan 222.3 miles

$40 - $65

Train to Seoul Gimpo, fly to Busan  •  4 h 13 min

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

$62 - $244

Train, bus to Seoul, fly to Busan  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Gangneung Station to Cheongnyangni Station
  2. Take the bus from Cheongnyangni Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  3. Fly from Seoul (ICN) to Busan (PUS) ICN - PUS

$173 - $769

Train to Seoul Gimpo, fly to Ulsan, train  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Gangneung Station to Seoul Station
  2. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Ulsan (USN) GMP - USN
  3. Take the train from Hogye Station to Sinhaeundae Station

$70 - $204

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

You can take a train from Gangneung to Busan via Seoul Station in around 4 h 52 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gangneung to Busan via Samcheok in around 6 h.

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
Flights from Seoul to Busan
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Busan
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Seoul to Busan
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $190
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Busan
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $190
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
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Gangneung Station to Seoul Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Schedules at
letskorail.com
1st Class
$49
Standard Class
$35
Standing
$33
Train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
First Class
$94
Economy Class
$67
Train from Dongdaegu Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $19
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
Train from Gangneung Station to Cheongnyangni Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Schedules at
letskorail.com
1st Class
$53
Standard Class
$38
Standing
$36
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Dongdaegu Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $17
Schedules at
srail.co.kr
Standard Class
$15 - $17
First Class
$22 - $25
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Hogye Station to Sinhaeundae Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$3 - $4
Economy Class
$3 - $4
Bus operators
Gangneung Intercity Bus Terminal
Website
gangneungterminal.co.kr
Bus from Gangneung to Samcheok
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
gangneungterminal.co.kr
Bus from Gangneong to Dongdaegu
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Schedules at
gangneungterminal.co.kr
Gyeongju Bus Terminal
Website
gyeongjuterminal.co.kr
Bus from Gangneung to Samcheok
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
gyeongjuterminal.co.kr
Bus from Gangneung to Gyeongju
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $29
Schedules at
gyeongjuterminal.co.kr
Bus from Gyeongju to Busan Dongbu Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
gyeongjuterminal.co.kr
Book at
bustago.or.kr
Samcheok Bus Terminal
Website
samcheokterminal.com
Bus from Samcheok to Busan Central Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
samcheokterminal.com
Book at
bustago.or.kr
Go Bus Korea
Website
gobus.co.kr
Bus from Gangneung to Dongdaegu
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
gobus.co.kr
Book at
bustago.or.kr
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Gyeongju Express Bus Terminal to Busan Central Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
Airport Limousine Korea
Website
airportlimousine.co.kr
Bus from Cheongnyangni Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
airportlimousine.co.kr

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Gangneung and Busan is 294 km. The road distance is 356 km.

The cheapest way to get from Gangneung to Busan is to bus which costs ₩34,000 - ₩37,000 and takes 6 h.

The quickest way to get from Gangneung to Busan is to train and fly which takes 4 h 13 min and costs ₩65,000 - ₩270,000.

No, there is no direct train from Gangneung to Busan. However, there are services departing from Gangneung Station and arriving at Busan Station via Seoul Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 52 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Gangneung to Busan. However, there are services departing from Gangneung and arriving at Busan Central Bus Terminal via Samcheok. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h.

It takes approximately 4 h 52 min to get from Gangneung to Busan, including transfers.