There are 6 ways to get from Gimhae to Gwangju by bus, train, 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

Bus Ko Bus  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Busan Sasang Bus Terminal to Gwangju

$20 - $25

Cheapest option

Bus via Jinju  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Masan to Jinju
  2. Take the bus from Jinju to Gwangju

$17 - $24

4 alternative options

Bus bus Tago  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Gimhae Int'l Airport to Gwangju

$20

Train  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Sasang Station to Gwangju Songjeong Station Mugunghwa Bujeon

$21 - $48

Drive  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Gimhae to Gwangju 147.6 miles

$28 - $45

Fly  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Busan (PUS) to Gwangju (KWJ) PUS - KWJ

$103 - $163

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

Ko Bus operates a bus from Gimhae to Gwangju hourly. Tickets cost $19 - $24 and the journey takes 2 h 55 min. Alternatively, Korail operates a train from Gimhae to Gwangju once daily. Tickets cost $19 - $45 and the journey takes 5 h 29 min.

Airlines
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Busan to Gwangju via Cheju
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Busan to Gwangju via Seoul Gimpo, Cheju
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Busan to Gwangju via Cheju
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Busan to Gwangju via Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Busan to Gwangju via Seoul Gimpo, Cheju
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Busan to Gwangju via Cheju
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Busan to Gwangju via Cheju
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Train operators
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Sasang Station to Gwangju Songjeong Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Economy Class
$23
Standing
$20
Bus operators
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Busan Sasang Bus Terminal to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Jinju to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
bus Tago
Website
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Gimhae Int'l Airport to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
bustago.or.kr
Masan Intercity Bus Terminal
Website
masantr.com
Bus from Masan to Jinju
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
masantr.com
Book at
bustago.or.kr

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Gimhae to Gwangju?

The distance between Gimhae and Gwangju is 179 km. The road distance is 236 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Gimhae to Gwangju?

The cheapest way to get from Gimhae to Gwangju is to bus which costs ₩21,600 - ₩22,000 and takes 4 h 23 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Gimhae to Gwangju?

The quickest way to get from Gimhae to Gwangju is to drive which takes 2 h 30 min and costs ₩30,000 - ₩45,000.

Is there a direct bus between Gimhae and Gwangju?

No, there is no direct bus from Gimhae to Gwangju. However, there are services departing from Gimhae and arriving at Gwangju via Masan and Jinju. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 52 min.

How long does it take to get from Gimhae to Gwangju?

It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to get from Gimhae to Gwangju, including transfers.