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There are 8 ways to get from Gwangju to Seoul by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Suseo SRT  •  2h 18m

  1. Take the train from Gwangju Songjeong Station to Suseo SRT SRT Mokpo

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Train  •  2h 26m

  1. Take the train from Gwangju Songjeong Station to Yongsan Station KTX Mokpo / ...

6 alternative options

Bus  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Gwangju to Seoul Central City Bus Terminal

Bus via Gunsan  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Gwangju to Gunsan
  2. Take the bus from Gunsan to Seoul Central City Bus Terminal

Drive  •  3h 23m

  1. Drive from Gwangju to Seoul Express bus terminal 301.2 km

Fly from Gwangju  •  2h 44m

  1. Fly from Gwangju (KWJ) to Seoul Gimpo (GMP) KWJ - GMP

Bus to Yosu, fly  •  4h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Gwangju to Yeocheon
  2. Fly from Yosu (RSU) to Seoul Gimpo (GMP) RSU - GMP

Bus to Jinju, fly  •  4h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Gwangju to Jinju Express Bus Terminal
  2. Fly from Jinju (HIN) to Seoul Gimpo (GMP) HIN - GMP

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The cost-effective way to get from Gwangju to Seoul is to bus, which costs ₩19,000 - ₩29,000 and takes 3h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Gwangju to Seoul is to train via Suseo SRT which costs ₩39,000 - ₩42,000 and takes 2h 18m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Gwangju and arriving at Seoul Central City Bus Terminal. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Gwangju station to Seoul station. However, there are services departing from Gwangju Songjeong Station and arriving at Nambu Bus Terminal Station via Suseo Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 18m.

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The distance between Gwangju and Seoul is 268 km. The road distance is 301.2 km.

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The best way to get from Gwangju to Seoul without a car is to train via Suseo SRT which takes 2h 18m and costs ₩39,000 - ₩42,000.

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It takes approximately 2h 18m to get from Gwangju to Seoul, including transfers.

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

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Gwangju to Seoul train services, operated by Suseo High Speed Railway, depart from Gwangju Songjeong Station.

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The best way to get from Gwangju to Seoul is to train via Suseo SRT which takes 2h 18m and costs ₩39,000 - ₩42,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₩19,000 - ₩29,000 and takes 3h 20m, you could also fly, which costs ₩44,000 - ₩130,000 and takes 2h 44m.

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Map of how to get from Gwangju to Seoul.
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  • Distance: 268.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 18m

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

Suseo High Speed Railway operates a train from Gwangju Songjeong Station to Suseo SRT hourly. Tickets cost ₩37,000 - ₩40,000 and the journey takes 1h 47m. Alternatively, Ko Bus operates a bus from Gwangju to Seoul Central City Bus Terminal every 20 minutes. Tickets cost ₩19,000 - ₩29,000 and the journey takes 3h 20m.

Airlines
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Gwangju to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩41,000 - ₩140,000
Flights from Yosu to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩50,000 - ₩260,000
Flights from Jinju to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩42,000 - ₩140,000
Asiana Airlines
Website
flyasiana.com
Flights from Gwangju to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩43,000 - ₩200,000
Flights from Yosu to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩50,000 - ₩140,000
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Yosu to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩42,000 - ₩190,000
Train operators
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Gwangju Songjeong Station to Suseo SRT
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩37,000 - ₩40,000
Website
http://www.srail.co.kr/
Book at
https://etk.srail.co.kr/hpg/hra/fr/01/selectScheduleList.do?pageId=TE0101000000
Standard Class
₩37,000 - ₩40,000
First Class
₩55,000 - ₩58,000
Korail
Phone
+82 1544 7777(7788)
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Gwangju Songjeong Station to Yongsan Station
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩31,000 - ₩47,000
Website
https://www.letskorail.com
Standing
₩31,000 - ₩43,000
Economy
₩33,000 - ₩47,000
First Class
₩49,000 - ₩70,000
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Gwangju Songjeong Station to Yongsan Station
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
₩16,000 - ₩21,000
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Standing/Non-reserved
₩16,500 - ₩17,500
Economy Class
₩19,500 - ₩20,500
Bus operators
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Gwangju to Seoul Central City Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
₩19,000 - ₩29,000
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
Book at
kobus.co.kr
Excellent Express
₩28,100
Economy Express
₩19,000
Bus from Gwangju to Jinju Express Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
₩11,000 - ₩16,000
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
Book at
kobus.co.kr
Excellent Express
₩16,000
Economy Express
₩11,000
TxBus
Phone
1644-3070
Website
txbus.t-money.co.kr
Bus from Gwangju to Gunsan
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₩16,900
Schedules at
txbuse.t-money.co.kr
Easy Ticket
Website
hticket.co.kr
Bus from Gunsan to Seoul Central City Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₩13,000 - ₩21,000
Schedules at
hticket.co.kr
Excellent Express
₩20,100
Economy Express
₩13,800
bus Tago
Website
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Gwangju to Yeocheon
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₩15,300
Schedules at
bustago.or.kr

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The quickest flight from Gwangju Airport to Seoul Gimpo Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Gwangju to Seoul bus services, operated by Ko Bus, arrive at Seoul Central City Bus Terminal station.

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Gwangju to Seoul train services, operated by Suseo High Speed Railway, arrive at Suseo SRT station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gwangju to Seoul is 301 km. It takes approximately 3h 23m to drive from Gwangju to Seoul.

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Asiana Airlines and Jin Air offer flights from Gwangju Airport to Seoul Gimpo Airport.

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There are 849+ hotels available in Seoul. Prices start at ₩132,500 per night.

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The best way to get from Gwangju to Gwangju Airport is to subway which takes 16 min and costs ₩1,400.

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