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There are 5 ways to get from Jeonju to Gwangju by train, subway, bus, taxi or car

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Train, subway  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Jeonju Station to Iksan Station
  2. Take the train from Iksan Station to Gwangju Songjeong Station
  3. Take the subway from Gwangju Songjeong Station to Geumnamro 5Ga Station

$12 - $20

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Jeonju to Gwangju

$5 - $10

3 alternative options

Bus bus Tago  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Jeonju to Jeongeup
  2. Take the bus from Jeongeup to Gwangju

$8 - $10

Taxi  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Take a taxi from Jeonju to Gwangju 62.9 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Jeonju to Gwangju 62.9 miles

$12 - $18

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Jeonju to Gwangju is to bus which costs ₩6,500 - ₩12,000 and takes 1 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Jeonju to Gwangju is to taxi which costs ₩90,000 - ₩110,000 and takes 1 h 12 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Jeonju and arriving at Gwangju. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 30 min.

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The distance between Jeonju and Gwangju is 77 km. The road distance is 100.7 km.

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The best way to get from Jeonju to Gwangju without a car is to train and subway which takes 1 h 29 min and costs ₩13,000 - ₩23,000.

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It takes approximately 1 h 29 min to get from Jeonju to Gwangju, including transfers.

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Jeonju to Gwangju bus services, operated by Jeonbuk Express, depart from Jeonju station.

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Jeonju to Gwangju bus services, operated by Jeonbuk Express, arrive at Gwangju station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Jeonju to Gwangju is 101 km. It takes approximately 1 h 12 min to drive from Jeonju to Gwangju.

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There are 87+ hotels available in Gwangju. Prices start at $30 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 48.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 29 min

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

Jeonbuk Express operates a bus from Jeonju to Gwangju every 4 hours. Tickets cost $5 - $10 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min.

Train operators
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Jeonju Station to Iksan Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Train from Iksan Station to Gwangju Songjeong Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Jeonju Station to Iksan Station
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$1 - $2
Economy Class
$1 - $2
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Iksan Station to Gwangju Songjeong Station
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Schedules at
srail.co.kr
Standard Class
$10 - $12
First Class
$15 - $17
Gwangju Metro
Website
gwangjusubway.co.kr
Subway from Gwangju Songjeong Station to Geumnamro 5Ga Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
grtc.co.kr
Bus operators
Jeonbuk Express
Website
jbexpress.co.kr
Bus from Jeonju to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
jbexpress.co.kr
Book at
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Jeonju to Jeongeup
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Schedules at
jbexpress.co.kr
Book at
bustago.or.kr
bus Tago
Website
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Jeongeup to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
bustago.or.kr
Other operators
Taxi from Jeonju to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Jeonju Hanok Call
Phone
+8263-221-1111
Cheonsa Call
Phone
+82 63 246 1000
Jeonju Call
Phone
+82 63 225 3800

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