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There are 10 ways to get from Kyoto to Seoul by train, plane, ferry, bus, car ferry or car

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Train to Osaka Kansai, fly to Seoul Gimpo

  1. Take the train from Karasuma to Osaka-Umeda(Hankyu)
  2. Fly from Osaka Kansai (KIX) to Seoul Gimpo (GMP)

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Train to Osaka Kansai, fly to Incheon, train

  1. Take the train from Karasuma to Osaka-Umeda(Hankyu)
  2. Fly from Osaka Kansai (KIX) to Incheon (ICN)
  3. Take the train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station

Fly Osaka Itami to Incheon, train

  1. Fly from Osaka Itami (ITM) to Incheon (ICN)
  2. Take the train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station

Train to Chūbu Centrair, fly to Seoul Gimpo

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Nagoya
  2. Fly from Chūbu Centrair (NGO) to Seoul Gimpo (GMP)

Train to Chūbu Centrair, fly to Incheon, train

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Nagoya
  2. Fly from Chūbu Centrair (NGO) to Incheon (ICN)
  3. Take the train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station

Train, ferry via Fukuoka

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Hakata
  2. Take the ferry from Fukuoka to Busan
  3. Take the train from Busan Station to Suseo SRT

Train, ferry, bus

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Hakata
  2. Take the ferry from Fukuoka to Busan
  3. Take the bus from Busan Sasang Bus Terminal to Seoul Express Bus Terminal(Gyeongbu)

Train, ferry

  1. Take the train from Nijo(Kyoto) to Higashimaizuru
  2. Take the ferry from Maizuru to Donghae
  3. Take the train from Donghae Station to Seoul Station

Train, car ferry, bus

  1. Take the train from Jingu-Marutamachi to Kyobashi(Osaka)
  2. Take the car ferry from Osaka International Ferry Terminal to Busan
  3. Take the bus from Busan Central Bus Terminal to East Seoul Bus Terminal

Drive, ferry

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Fukuoka
  2. Take the ferry from Fukuoka to Busan
  3. Drive from Busan to Seoul

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Kyoto to Seoul is to train and fly, which costs ¥14000 - ¥65000 and takes 6h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Seoul is to train and fly which costs ¥41000 - ¥120000 and takes 6h 10m.

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The distance between Kyoto and Seoul is 835 km.

The best way to get from Kyoto to Seoul without a car is to train and ferry via Fukuoka which takes 10h 50m and costs ¥36000 - ¥46000.

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It takes approximately 6h 10m to get from Kyoto to Seoul, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Osaka Kansai Airport to Seoul Gimpo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Korean Air, Star Flyer, Air Busan and All Nippon Airways offer flights from Osaka Kansai Airport to Seoul Gimpo Airport.

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There are 842+ hotels available in Seoul. Prices start at ₩130,000 per night.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Osaka Itami Airport is to bus which takes 1h and costs ¥1200 - ¥1400.

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Map of how to get from Kyoto to Seoul.
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  • Distance: 835.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 10m

What companies run services between Kyoto, Japan and Seoul, South Korea?

There is no direct connection from Kyoto to Seoul. However, you can take the train to Osaka-Umeda(Hankyu), take the walk to Hotel New Hankyu, take the bus to Kansai Airport Terminal 1, take the walk to Osaka Kansai airport, fly to Seoul Gimpo, take the walk to Gimpo Airport, then take the train to Seoul. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Osaka Itami Airport North Terminal, take the walk to Osaka Itami airport, fly to Incheon, take the walk to Incheon Int'l Airport T1, then take the train to Seoul.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Seoul Gimpo via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩750,000 - ₩4500,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩500,000 - ₩950,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩500,000 - ₩800,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Okinawa
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩550,000 - ₩1100,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Matsuyama, Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
₩500,000 - ₩900,000
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩300,000 - ₩650,000
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Seoul Gimpo via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩500,000 - ₩850,000
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
₩500,000 - ₩850,000
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Incheon via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩360,000 - ₩2700,000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩410,000 - ₩800,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
₩380,000 - ₩800,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Okinawa
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩480,000 - ₩1200,000
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩300,000 - ₩650,000
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Seoul Gimpo via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩400,000 - ₩850,000
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩400,000 - ₩850,000
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Incheon via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
₩95,000 - ₩700,000
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩410,000 - ₩800,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
₩380,000 - ₩800,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Okinawa
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩480,000 - ₩1200,000
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩210,000 - ₩550,000
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Seoul Gimpo via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩370,000 - ₩750,000
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩400,000 - ₩850,000
Asiana Airlines
Website
flyasiana.com
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Seoul Gimpo via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
₩250,000 - ₩2400,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩400,000 - ₩700,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Okinawa
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩550,000 - ₩1100,000
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩300,000 - ₩650,000
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
₩500,000 - ₩850,000
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Seoul Gimpo via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
₩250,000 - ₩2400,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩310,000 - ₩650,000
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩170,000 - ₩600,000
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Seoul Gimpo via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩290,000 - ₩600,000
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Seoul Gimpo via Gimhae, Cheju
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩290,000 - ₩600,000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
₩380,000 - ₩800,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Okinawa
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩480,000 - ₩1200,000
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩300,000 - ₩2300,000
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩400,000 - ₩850,000
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩160,000 - ₩270,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via New Chitose
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩230,000 - ₩550,000
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩160,000 - ₩270,000
Peach Aviation Limited
Website
flypeach.com
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩150,000 - ₩700,000
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩120,000 - ₩370,000
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩120,000 - ₩410,000
Train operators
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
Train from Karasuma to Osaka-Umeda(Hankyu)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
₩4,200 - ₩5,000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
AREX
Phone
+82 1599-7788
Website
arex.or.kr
Train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
₩4,200 - ₩6,500
Website
http://www.arex.or.kr/
Japan Railways Shinkansen

Japan’s famous bullet trains, operated by Japan Rail, are known for their comfort, punctuality and efficiency. They run at speeds of up to 320km/h and connect most of the country’s major cities. Most shinkansen trains offer two classes – Ordinary and Green Car – although some also offer Gran Class (comparable to first class). Seat reservations can be made on all trains for a small fee, although it’s not mandatory apart from on a handful of routes.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
₩43,000 - ₩65,000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
₩43,000 - ₩60,000
Reserved seat
₩50,000 - ₩65,000
Green seat
₩65,000 - ₩90,000
Train from Kyoto to Hakata
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩130,000 - ₩190,000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
₩130,000 - ₩180,000
Reserved seat
₩150,000 - ₩190,000
Green seat
₩190,000 - ₩260,000
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Busan Station to Suseo SRT
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₩50,000 - ₩80,000
Website
http://www.srail.co.kr/
Book at
https://etk.srail.co.kr/hpg/hra/fr/01/selectScheduleList.do?pageId=TE0101000000
Standard Class
₩52,000 - ₩55,000
First Class
₩75,000 - ₩79,000
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Nijo(Kyoto) to Higashimaizuru
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
₩27,000 - ₩40,000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
₩27,000 - ₩38,000
Reserved Seat
₩28,000 - ₩40,000
Green Seat
₩39,000 - ₩55,000
Korail
Phone
+82 1544 7777(7788)
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Donghae Station to Seoul Station
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
₩26,000 - ₩40,000
Website
https://www.letskorail.com
Standing
₩26,000 - ₩37,000
Economy
₩28,000 - ₩40,000
First Class
₩42,000 - ₩60,000
Keihan Railways
Website
keihan.co.jp
Train from Jingu-Marutamachi to Kyobashi(Osaka)
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₩4,200 - ₩6,000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Busan Sasang Bus Terminal to Seoul Express Bus Terminal(Gyeongbu)
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
₩24,000 - ₩37,000
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
Book at
kobus.co.kr
Excellent Express
₩36,700
Economy Express
₩24,600
Easy Ticket
Website
hticket.co.kr
Bus from Busan Central Bus Terminal to East Seoul Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
₩24,000 - ₩37,000
Schedules at
hticket.co.kr
Excellent Express
₩36,200
Economy Express
₩24,300
Ferry operators
JRbeetle
Website
jrbeetle.com
Ferry from Fukuoka to Busan
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
₩159,379
Schedules at
jrbeetle.com
Duwon Shipping.Co
Phone
+82 33 521 0661
Email
booking@dwship.co.kr
Website
dwship.co.kr
Ferry from Maizuru to Donghae
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
₩177,000
Schedules at
dwship.co.kr
Panstar
Website
panstar.jp
Car ferry from Osaka International Ferry Terminal to Busan
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
₩120,000 - ₩210,000
Schedules at
panstar.jp
Standard A
₩129,495
Standard B
₩149,418
Family Room
₩194,243
Junior room
₩207,192
Deluxe Suite
₩229,107
Car
₩747,086

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