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There are 5 ways to get from Gangneung to Ulsan by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Gangneung to Ulsan

$17 - $30

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Bus via Pohang  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Gangneung to Pohang

$16 - $27

3 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 21 min

  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 Taehwagang Station

$59 - $131

Drive  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Gangneung to Ulsan 193.3 miles

$35 - $55

Train, fly  •  4 h 36 min

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

$70 - $204

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The cheapest way to get from Gangneung to Ulsan is to bus which costs ₩18,000 - ₩31,000 and takes 6 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gangneung to Ulsan is to drive which costs ₩42,000 - ₩65,000 and takes 3 h 54 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Gangneung and arriving at Ulsan. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Gangneung station to Ulsan station. However, there are services departing from Gangneung Station and arriving at Taehwagang Station via Seoul Station and Dongdaegu Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 21 min.

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The distance between Gangneung and Ulsan is 250 km. The road distance is 309.2 km.

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The best way to get from Gangneung to Ulsan without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 30 min and costs ₩19,000 - ₩34,000.

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The bus from Gangneung to Ulsan takes 5 h 30 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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

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

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The best way to get from Gangneung to Ulsan is to bus which takes 5 h 30 min and costs ₩19,000 - ₩34,000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₩65,000 - ₩150,000 and takes 7 h 21 min.

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Map of how to get from Gangneung to Ulsan.
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  • Distance: 155.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 30 min

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

Gangneung Intercity Bus Terminal operates a bus from Gangneung to Ulsan 4 times a day. Tickets cost $17 - $30 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Gangneung to Ulsan via Seoul Station and Dongdaegu Station in around 7 h 21 min.

Airlines
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan
Ave. Duration
55 min
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 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $50
Schedules at
letskorail.com
1st Class
$50
Standard Class
$36
Standing
$34
Train from Seoul Station to Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
letskorail.com
First Class
$67
Economy Class
$48
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Dongdaegu Station to Taehwagang Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $11
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$5 - $9
Economy Class
$6 - $11
Bus operators
Gangneung Intercity Bus Terminal
Website
gangneungterminal.co.kr
Bus from Gangneung to Ulsan
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Schedules at
gangneungterminal.co.kr
Book at
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Gangneung to Pohang
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Schedules at
gangneungterminal.co.kr
Book at
bustago.or.kr

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The quickest flight from Seoul Gimpo Airport to Ulsan Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Gangneung to Ulsan is 309 km. It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to drive from Gangneung to Ulsan.

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Air Busan and Korean Air offer flights from Seoul Gimpo Airport to Ulsan Airport.

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There are 53+ hotels available in Ulsan. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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