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

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Train to Osaka Kansai, fly to Seoul Gimpo  •  5h 1m

  1. Take the train from Namba(Nankai) to Kansai Airport
  2. Fly from Osaka Kansai (KIX) to Seoul Gimpo (GMP) KIX - GMP

₩74,562 - ₩272,223

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Train to Osaka Kansai, fly to Incheon, train  •  5h 35m

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

₩91,862 - ₩325,323

Fly Osaka Itami to Incheon, train  •  7h

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

₩249,925 - ₩1213,577

Fly Osaka Itami to Seoul Gimpo  •  7h 26m

  1. Fly from Osaka Itami (ITM) to Seoul Gimpo (GMP) ITM - GMP

₩227,625 - ₩1710,477

Train to Chūbu Centrair, fly to Incheon, train  •  7h 3m

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

₩119,142 - ₩218,154

Train, ferry  •  10h 27m

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

₩391,715 - ₩477,027

Bus, train, ferry  •  14h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Osaka Station JR Express BT to Okayama Station West Exit
  2. Take the train from Okayama to Hakata
  3. Take the ferry from Fukuoka to Busan
  4. Take the bus from Busan Central Bus Termnal to Seoul Express Bus Terminal

₩360,193 - ₩449,246

Car ferry, train  •  23h 3m

  1. Take the car ferry from Osaka International Ferry Terminal to Busan
  2. Take the train from Busan Station to Seoul Station KTX Busan / ...

₩164,771 - ₩293,011

Bus, ferry, train  •  26h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Nanba Station, Osaka to Yonago
  2. Take the ferry from Sakaiminato to Donghae
  3. Take the train from Donghae Station to Taebaek Station
  4. Take the bus from Taebaek to Dong Seoul Bus Terminal

₩211,713 - ₩253,213

Drive, ferry  •  14h 17m

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

₩309,159 - ₩373,487

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Osaka to Seoul is to train and fly which costs ¥10000 - ¥20000 and takes 7h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Osaka to Seoul is to train and fly which costs ¥6500 - ¥25000 and takes 5h 1m.

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The distance between Osaka and Seoul is 829 km.

The best way to get from Osaka to Seoul without a car is to train and ferry which takes 10h 27m and costs ¥35000 - ¥44000.

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It takes approximately 5h 1m to get from Osaka 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 45m.

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Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, Jeju Air and two other airlines offer flights from Osaka Kansai Airport to Seoul Gimpo Airport.

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There are 1406+ hotels available in Seoul. Prices start at ₩110,000 per night.

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The best way to get from Osaka to Osaka Itami Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs ¥500 - ¥650.

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  • Distance: 829 km
  • Duration: 5h 1m

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

All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines and two other airlines fly from Osaka to Seoul every 30 minutes.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩260,000 - ₩340,000
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩260,000 - ₩310,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩250,000 - ₩1200,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩240,000 - ₩1200,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Niigata
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩260,000 - ₩1300,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩270,000 - ₩1300,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Aomori
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩280,000 - ₩1300,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Okinawa
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩300,000 - ₩1400,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via New Chitose
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩300,000 - ₩1400,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Seoul Gimpo via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩250,000 - ₩1500,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Seoul Gimpo via Miyazaki, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩260,000 - ₩1700,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Seoul Gimpo via Izumo, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩240,000 - ₩1700,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Seoul Gimpo via Oita, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩250,000 - ₩1700,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Seoul Gimpo via New Chitose, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩280,000 - ₩1800,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Seoul Gimpo via Fukuoka, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩260,000 - ₩1700,000
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩210,000 - ₩1000,000
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩180,000 - ₩360,000
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩180,000 - ₩350,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩280,000 - ₩950,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩290,000 - ₩1000,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Sendai
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩320,000 - ₩1000,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via New Chitose
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩350,000 - ₩1100,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Okinawa
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩350,000 - ₩1100,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Matsuyama, Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩310,000 - ₩1000,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Seoul Gimpo via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩310,000 - ₩1500,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Seoul Gimpo via Matsuyama, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩320,000 - ₩1800,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Seoul Gimpo via Fukuoka, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩330,000 - ₩1900,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Seoul Gimpo via Kochi, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩310,000 - ₩1800,000
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩240,000 - ₩850,000
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩180,000 - ₩360,000
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Seoul Gimpo via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩130,000 - ₩330,000
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩140,000 - ₩410,000
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Incheon via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩120,000 - ₩310,000
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩240,000 - ₩850,000
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩260,000 - ₩340,000
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩260,000 - ₩310,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Oita
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩240,000 - ₩1200,000
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩210,000 - ₩1000,000
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩60,000 - ₩330,000
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩60,000 - ₩320,000
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩43,000 - ₩230,000
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Seoul Gimpo via Cheju
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩110,000 - ₩220,000
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩70,000 - ₩170,000
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩50,000 - ₩120,000
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Seoul Gimpo via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩130,000 - ₩330,000
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩70,000 - ₩250,000
Eastar Jet
Website
eastarjet.com
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩100,000 - ₩190,000
Air Seoul
Website
flyairseoul.com
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩70,000 - ₩550,000
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Incheon via Dalian
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩210,000 - ₩850,000
Train operators
Nankai Railways
Website
howto-osaka.com
Train from Namba(Nankai) to Kansai Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩7,500 - ₩9,000
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
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 Shin-Osaka to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
₩55,000 - ₩80,000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
₩55,000 - ₩75,000
Reserved seat
₩65,000 - ₩80,000
Green seat
₩80,000 - ₩110,000
Train from Shin-Osaka to Hakata
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
₩140,000 - ₩190,000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
₩140,000 - ₩190,000
Reserved seat
₩150,000 - ₩190,000
Green seat
₩200,000 - ₩270,000
Train from Okayama to Hakata
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
₩100,000 - ₩150,000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
₩100,000 - ₩140,000
Reserved seat
₩110,000 - ₩150,000
Green seat
₩150,000 - ₩200,000
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Busan Station to Suseo SRT
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
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
₩51,000 - ₩55,000
First Class
₩75,000 - ₩80,000
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Busan Station to Seoul Station
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
₩50,000 - ₩60,000
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
First Class
₩83,700
Economy Class
₩59,800
Standing
₩50,800
Train from Donghae Station to Taebaek Station
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
₩8,000 - ₩9,500
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Busan Station to Seoul Station
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩22,000 - ₩27,000
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Standing
₩22,600 - ₩22,700
Economy Class
₩26,500 - ₩26,900
Bus operators
Ryobi Express
Website
ryobi-holdings.jp
Bus from Osaka Station JR Express BT to Okayama Station West Exit
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩36,000 - ₩55,000
Schedules at
ryobi-holdings.jp
Busan Central Bus Terminal
Website
bxt.co.kr
Bus from Busan Central Bus Termnal to Seoul Express Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₩36,000 - ₩40,000
Schedules at
bxt.co.kr
Book at
kobus.co.kr
Excellent Express
₩39,800
Economy Express
₩36,000
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Busan Central Bus Termnal to Seoul Express Bus Terminal(Gyeongbu)
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₩24,000 - ₩36,000
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
Book at
kobus.co.kr
Excellent Express
₩36,000
Economy Express
₩24,200
Nihon Kotsu
Phone
03-5755-2151
Website
nihon-kotsu.co.jp
Bus from Nanba Station, Osaka to Yonago
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
₩51,971
Schedules at
nihonkotsu.co.jp
TxBus
Phone
1644-3070
Website
txbus.t-money.co.kr
Bus from Taebaek to Dong Seoul Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₩31,900
Schedules at
txbuse.t-money.co.kr
Ferry operators
JRbeetle
Website
jrbeetle.com
Ferry from Fukuoka to Busan
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
₩176,923
Schedules at
jrbeetle.com
Panstar
Website
panstar.jp
Car ferry from Osaka International Ferry Terminal to Busan
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
₩140,000 - ₩230,000
Schedules at
panstar.jp
Standard A
₩143,750
Standard B
₩165,865
Family Room
₩215,625
Junior room
₩230,000
Deluxe Suite
₩254,327
Car
₩829,326
DBS Cruise Ferry
Phone
+82 33 531 5611
Email
dbsferry@dbsferry.com
Website
dbsferry.com
Ferry from Sakaiminato to Donghae
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
₩110,000 - ₩150,000
Schedules at
dbsferry.co.kr
Royal Suite
₩429,000
First Class
₩177,000
Second Class
₩141,000
Economy Class
₩117,000

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