There are 4 ways to get from Gwangju to Busan by bus, car or plane

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Bus Ko Bus  •  2 h 55 min

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

$18 - $23

3 alternative options

Bus Gurye Bus Terminal  •  5 h 30 min

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

$21

Drive  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Gwangju to Busan 160 miles

$30 - $45

Fly  •  4 h 2 min

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

$58 - $244

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The cheapest way to get from Gwangju to Busan is to bus which costs ₩23,510 and takes 5 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gwangju to Busan is to drive which costs ₩34,000 - ₩55,000 and takes 2 h 42 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Gwangju and arriving at Busan Sasang Bus Terminal. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 55 min.

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The distance between Gwangju and Busan is 193 km. The road distance is 256.1 km.

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The best way to get from Gwangju to Busan without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 55 min and costs ₩20,000 - ₩26,000.

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The bus from Gwangju to Busan Sasang Bus Terminal takes 2 h 55 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Gwangju to Busan bus services, operated by Ko Bus, depart from Gwangju station.

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The best way to get from Gwangju to Busan is to bus which takes 2 h 55 min and costs ₩20,000 - ₩26,000. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs ₩65,000 - ₩280,000 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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There is no direct flight from Gwangju Airport to Busan Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Gwangju to Busan bus services, operated by Ko Bus, arrive at Busan Sasang Bus Terminal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gwangju to Busan is 256 km. It takes approximately 2 h 42 min to drive from Gwangju to Busan.

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Jeju Air, Asiana Airlines, Air Busan and Korean Air offer flights from Gwangju Airport to Busan Airport.

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  • Distance: 120.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 55 min

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

Ko Bus operates a bus from Gwangju to Busan hourly. Tickets cost $18 - $23 and the journey takes 2 h 55 min. Alternatively, Korean Air, Jeju Air and two other airlines fly from Gwangju to Busan hourly.

Airlines
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Gwangju to Busan via Cheju
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Gwangju to Busan via Cheju, Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Gwangju to Busan via Cheju
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $330
Flights from Gwangju to Busan via Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Gwangju to Busan via Cheju
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Bus operators
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Gwangju to Busan Sasang Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
bus Tago
Website
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Gwangju to Gurye
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
bustago.or.kr
Gurye Bus Terminal
Website
tour.gurye.go.kr
Bus from Gwangju to Gurye
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
tour.gurye.go.kr
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bustago.or.kr
Bus from Gurye to Busan Sasang Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
tour.gurye.go.kr

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