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There are 7 ways to get from Gangneung to Gwangju by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 59m

  1. Take the train from Gangneung Station to Seoul Station
  2. Take the train from Seoul Station to Osong Station
  3. Take the train from Osong Station to Gwangju Songjeong Station

$58 - $120

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Bus Ko Bus  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Gangneung to Wonju
  2. Take the bus from Wonju Express Bus Terminal to Gwangju

$24 - $40

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Bus  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Gangneung to Gwangju

$24 - $35

Drive  •  4h 48m

  1. Drive from Gangneung to Gwangju 277.9 miles

$50 - $80

Train to Wonju, fly to Gwangju  •  6h

  1. Take the train from Gangneung Station to Hoengseong Station
  2. Fly from Wonju (WJU) to Gwangju (KWJ) WJU - KWJ

$172 - $575

Train to Seoul Gimpo, fly to Gwangju  •  4h 50m

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

$59 - $133

Train to Seoul Gimpo, fly to Yosu, bus  •  6h 29m

  1. Take the train from Gangneung Station to Seoul Station
  2. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Yosu (RSU) GMP - RSU
  3. Take the bus from Yeocheon to Gwangju

$78 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Gangneung to Gwangju is to bus which costs ₩28,000 - ₩39,000 and takes 5h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Gangneung to Gwangju is to drive which costs ₩60,000 - ₩90,000 and takes 4h 48m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Gangneung and arriving at Gwangju. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 20m.

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The distance between Gangneung and Gwangju is 338 km. The road distance is 444.6 km.

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The best way to get from Gangneung to Gwangju without a car is to train which takes 4h 59m and costs ₩65,000 - ₩140,000.

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It takes approximately 4h 59m to get from Gangneung to Gwangju, including transfers.

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Gangneung to Gwangju bus services, operated by Gangneung Intercity Bus Terminal, depart from Gangneung station.

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The best way to get from Gangneung to Gwangju is to train which takes 4h 59m and costs ₩65,000 - ₩140,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₩28,000 - ₩39,000 and takes 5h 20m.

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There is no direct flight from Wonju Airport to Gwangju Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 40m and has one stopover.

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Gangneung to Gwangju bus services, operated by Gangneung Intercity Bus Terminal, arrive at Gwangju station.

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Map of how to get from Gangneung to Gwangju.
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  • Distance: 211.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 59m

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

You can take a train from Gangneung to Gwangju via Seoul Station, Osong Station, Gwangju Songjeong Station, and Gwangju Songjeong Station in around 4h 59m. Alternatively, Gangneung Intercity Bus Terminal operates a bus from Gangneung to Gwangju 5 times a day. Tickets cost $24 - $35 and the journey takes 5h 20m. bus Tago also services this route 5 times a day.

Airlines
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Wonju to Gwangju via Cheju
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Yosu
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $550
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Yosu
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Train operators
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Gangneung Station to Seoul Station
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
letskorail.com
1st Class
$35
Economy Class
$25
Non-reserved Seat
$21
Train from Seoul Station to Osong Station
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $60
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
First Class
$60
Economy Class
$43
Non-reserved Seat
$36
Train from Osong Station to Gwangju Songjeong Station
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $24
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Train from Gangneung Station to Hoengseong Station
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Osong Station to Gwangju Songjeong Station
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $23
Schedules at
etk.srail.co.kr
Standard Class
$21 - $23
First Class
$30 - $33
Bus operators
Gangneung Intercity Bus Terminal
Website
gangneungterminal.co.kr
Bus from Gangneung to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
gangneungterminal.co.kr
Book at
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Gangneung to Wonju
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
gangneungterminal.co.kr
Book at
bustago.or.kr
bus Tago
Website
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Gangneung to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Yeocheon to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
bustago.or.kr
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Wonju Express Bus Terminal to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
Late-Night Economy
$20
Excellent Express
$27
Economy Express
$18

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Yes, the driving distance between Gangneung to Gwangju is 445 km. It takes approximately 4h 48m to drive from Gangneung to Gwangju.

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Korean Air offers flights from Wonju Airport to Gwangju Airport.

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There are 81+ hotels available in Gwangju. Prices start at $30 USD per night.

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