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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 16m

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

₩151,264 - ₩566,969

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Train to Osaka Kansai, fly to Incheon, train  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the train from Shinimamiya 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

₩98,564 - ₩300,069

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Fly Osaka Itami to Incheon, train  •  6h 50m

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

₩109,618 - ₩353,307

Fly Osaka Itami to Seoul Gimpo  •  7h 31m

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

₩477,318 - ₩810,207

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

₩128,528 - ₩347,530

Train, ferry  •  10h 29m

  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

₩372,244 - ₩467,546

Train, ferry, bus  •  12h 24m

  1. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Hakata
  2. Take the ferry from Fukuoka to Busan
  3. Take the bus from Busan Central Bus Terminal to East Seoul Bus Terminal

₩345,274 - ₩432,923

Car ferry, train  •  23h

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

₩154,629 - ₩287,857

Bus, ferry, train  •  27h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Umeda-eki to Matsue Station
  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

₩214,545 - ₩264,970

Drive, ferry  •  14h 14m

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

₩288,111 - ₩349,465

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Last updated: 10 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Osaka to Seoul is to train and fly which costs ¥9000 - ¥29000 and takes 5h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Osaka to Seoul is to train and fly which costs ¥14000 - ¥55000 and takes 5h 16m.

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It is approximately 829 km to get from Osaka to Seoul.

The best way to get from Osaka to Seoul without a car is to train and ferry which takes 10h 29m and costs ¥35000 - ¥45000.

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It takes approximately 5h 16m 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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Asiana Airlines, Korean Air, T'way Air and Air Busan offer flights from Osaka Kansai Airport to Seoul Gimpo Airport.

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There are 3293+ hotels available in Seoul. Prices start at ₩100,000 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 16m

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

All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines and four 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
₩320,000 - ₩1100,000
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩360,000 - ₩1300,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩390,000 - ₩1300,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩380,000 - ₩1300,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Niigata
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩410,000 - ₩1300,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩410,000 - ₩1300,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via New Chitose
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩460,000 - ₩1400,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Aomori
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
₩440,000 - ₩1300,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Matsuyama, Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩380,000 - ₩1300,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Seoul Gimpo via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩360,000 - ₩1200,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Seoul Gimpo via Aomori, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩410,000 - ₩1200,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Seoul Gimpo via Kumamoto, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩410,000 - ₩1200,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Seoul Gimpo via Matsuyama, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩390,000 - ₩1200,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Seoul Gimpo via Fukuoka, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩410,000 - ₩1200,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Seoul Gimpo via Izumo, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩380,000 - ₩1200,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Seoul Gimpo via Oita, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩400,000 - ₩1200,000
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩310,000 - ₩1100,000
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Incheon via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩50,000 - ₩450,000
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩240,000 - ₩1300,000
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩480,000 - ₩800,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
₩500,000 - ₩850,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Okinawa
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩550,000 - ₩1100,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Sendai
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩550,000 - ₩950,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩490,000 - ₩850,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via New Chitose
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩550,000 - ₩1100,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Seoul Gimpo via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩470,000 - ₩800,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Seoul Gimpo via Matsuyama, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩500,000 - ₩900,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Seoul Gimpo via Fukuoka, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩500,000 - ₩950,000
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
₩410,000 - ₩700,000
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Incheon via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩140,000 - ₩700,000
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩320,000 - ₩1100,000
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩290,000 - ₩1000,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩100,000 - ₩340,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Seoul Gimpo via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩360,000 - ₩1200,000
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩310,000 - ₩1100,000
Asiana Airlines
Website
flyasiana.com
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩240,000 - ₩1300,000
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Seoul Gimpo via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩34,000 - ₩290,000
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩480,000 - ₩800,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
₩500,000 - ₩850,000
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
₩410,000 - ₩700,000
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
₩80,000 - ₩340,000
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩70,000 - ₩260,000
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩65,000 - ₩250,000
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩85,000 - ₩280,000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Incheon via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩100,000 - ₩340,000
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Seoul Gimpo via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩34,000 - ₩290,000
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩120,000 - ₩420,000
Train operators
Nankai Railways
Website
howto-osaka.com
Train from Shinimamiya to Kansai Airport
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
₩7,000 - ₩8,500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of Japan's main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen (bullet train) service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. Trains are clean, comfortable and punctual. There are several rail passes on offer for customers, such as the extremely popular national JR Pass and regional Hokkaido Pass, JR Kyushu Pass and JR West Pass, among others.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shinimamiya to Kansai Airport
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₩7,000 - ₩11,000
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
49 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
₩50,000 - ₩80,000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
₩50,000 - ₩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
₩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 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
₩52,000 - ₩55,000
First Class
₩75,000 - ₩79,000
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Busan Station to Seoul Station
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
₩42,000 - ₩65,000
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Standing
₩42,000 - ₩60,000
Economy
₩46,000 - ₩65,000
First Class
₩65,000 - ₩95,000
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Busan Station to Seoul Station
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
₩22,000 - ₩28,000
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Standing/Non-reserved
₩22,500 - ₩24,000
Economy Class
₩26,500 - ₩28,000
Train from Donghae Station to Taebaek Station
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
₩3,000 - ₩4,000
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Standing/Non-reserved
₩3,000 - ₩3,200
Economy Class
₩3,500 - ₩4,000
Bus operators
Easy Ticket
Website
hticket.co.kr
Bus from Busan Central Bus Terminal to East Seoul Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
₩24,000 - ₩37,000
Schedules at
hticket.co.kr
Excellent Express
₩36,200
Economy Express
₩24,300
Chugoku JR Bus Company
Website
chugoku-jrbus.co.jp
Bus from Umeda-eki to Matsue Station
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩55,000 - ₩70,000
Schedules at
chugoku-jrbus.co.jp.e.aec.hp.transer.com
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
₩167,566
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
₩130,000 - ₩220,000
Schedules at
panstar.jp
Standard A
₩136,147
Standard B
₩157,093
Family Room
₩204,221
Junior room
₩217,836
Deluxe Suite
₩240,876
Car
₩785,464
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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