There are 7 ways to get from Gangneung to Gyeongju 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, bus  •  5 h

  1. Take the train from Gangneung Station to Seoul Station
  2. Take the train from Seoul Station to Dongdaegu Station
  3. Take the bus from Dongdaegu to Gyeongju

$60 - $139

Cheapest option

Bus via Uljin  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Gangneung to Uljin
  2. Take the bus from Uljin to Gyeongju

$15 - $27

5 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Gangneung to Gyeongju

$15 - $29

Drive  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Gangneung to Gyeongju 164.4 miles

$30 - $50

Train to Seoul Gimpo, fly to Pohang  •  5 h 13 min

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

$153 - $295

Train to Seoul Gimpo, fly to Ulsan  •  5 h 34 min

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

$68 - $202

Train, bus to Seoul, fly to Daegu, bus  •  5 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 Daegu (TAE) ICN - TAE
  4. Take the bus from Dongdaegu to Gyeongju

$152 - $529

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

Gyeongju Bus Terminal operates a bus from Gangneung to Gyeongju every 4 hours. Tickets cost $15 - $29 and the journey takes 6 h.

Airlines
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Pohang
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Seoul to Daegu
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $190
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 Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
First Class
$82
Economy Class
$59
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
$52
Standard Class
$38
Standing
$36
Bus operators
bus Tago
Website
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Dongdaegu to Gyeongju
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
bustago.or.kr
Gyeongju Bus Terminal
Website
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 Uljin to Gyeongju
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $17
Schedules at
gyeongjuterminal.co.kr
Book at
bustago.or.kr
Gangneung Intercity Bus Terminal
Website
gangneungterminal.co.kr
Bus from Gangneung to Uljin
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
gangneungterminal.co.kr
Book at
bustago.or.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 Gyeongju is 215 km. The road distance is 263 km.

The cheapest way to get from Gangneung to Gyeongju is to bus which costs ₩16,000 - ₩30,000 and takes 6 h 4 min.

The quickest way to get from Gangneung to Gyeongju is to drive which takes 3 h 19 min and costs ₩34,000 - ₩50,000.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Gangneung and arriving at Gyeongju. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h.

It takes approximately 5 h to get from Gangneung to Gyeongju, including transfers.