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

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Bus via Pohang  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Gangneung to Pohang

$16 - $27

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Bus  •  6h

  1. Take the bus from Gangneung to Gyeongju

$14 - $28

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Train  •  6h 40m

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

$54 - $111

Drive  •  3h 19m

  1. Drive from Gangneung to Gyeongju 164.4 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Gangneung to Gyeongju is to bus which costs ₩18,000 - ₩31,000 and takes 4h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Gangneung to Gyeongju is to drive which costs ₩36,000 - ₩55,000 and takes 3h 19m.

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

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No, there is no direct train from Gangneung station to Gyeongju station. However, there are services departing from Gangneung Station and arriving at Gyeongju Station via Seoul Station and Dongdaegu Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 40m.

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The distance between Gangneung and Gyeongju is 215 km. The road distance is 263.1 km.

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The best way to get from Gangneung to Gyeongju without a car is to bus which takes 4h 40m and costs ₩18,000 - ₩31,000.

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It takes approximately 4h 40m to get from Gangneung to Gyeongju, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Gangneung to Gyeongju is to bus which takes 4h 40m and costs ₩18,000 - ₩31,000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₩60,000 - ₩130,000 and takes 6h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Gangneung to Gyeongju.
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  • Distance: 134.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 40m

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

Gangneung Intercity Bus Terminal operates a bus from Gangneung to Gyeongju hourly. Tickets cost $13 - $23 and the journey takes 4h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Gangneung to Gyeongju via Seoul Station and Dongdaegu Station in around 6h 40m.

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 Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
letskorail.com
First Class
$68
Economy Class
$49
Standing
$42
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Dongdaegu Station to Gyeongju Station
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$3 - $6
Economy Class
$4 - $7
Bus operators
Gangneung Intercity Bus Terminal
Website
gangneungterminal.co.kr
Bus from Gangneung to Pohang
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Schedules at
gangneungterminal.co.kr
Book at
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Gangneung to Gyeongju
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $28
Schedules at
gangneungterminal.co.kr

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Gangneung to Gyeongju is 263 km. It takes approximately 3h 19m to drive from Gangneung to Gyeongju.

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There are 116+ hotels available in Gyeongju. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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