There are 7 ways to get from Seoul to Busan by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train Korail  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Busan Station KTX Seoul - Busan

$45 - $95

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Seoul Nambu Bus Terminal to Busan Sasang Bus Terminal

$23

5 alternative options

Train Suseo High Speed Railway  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Suseo SRT to Busan Station SRT Suseo

$46 - $71

Drive  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Seoul to Busan 253.4 miles

$45 - $75

Fly Seoul Gimpo to Busan  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Busan (PUS) GMP - PUS

$37 - $194

Train to Seoul, fly to Busan  •  2 h 47 min

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

$144 - $710

Fly Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan, train  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Ulsan (USN) GMP - USN
  2. Take the train from Hogye Station to Sinhaeundae Station

$43 - $153

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Busan is to bus which costs ₩24,600 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Busan is to fly which takes 2 h 7 min and costs ₩41,000 - ₩220,000.

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The distance between Seoul and Busan is 329 km. The road distance is 406 km.

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The train from Seoul Station to Busan Station takes 2 h 37 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Seoul Nambu Bus Terminal and arriving at Busan Sasang Bus Terminal. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Seoul Station and arriving at Busan Station. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 37 min.

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

Korail operates a train from Seoul to Busan every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $45 - $95 and the journey takes 2 h 37 min. Alternatively, TxBus operates a bus from Seoul to Busan every 2 hours. Tickets cost $23 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min.

Airlines
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Busan
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Seoul to Busan
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Busan
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Seoul to Busan
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $190
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Busan
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $190
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Busan
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $1,200
Train operators
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
First Class
$92
Economy Class
$66
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Suseo SRT to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
srail.co.kr
Standard Class
$46 - $50
First Class
$68 - $72
AREX
Phone
+82 1599-7788
Website
arex.or.kr
Train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $9
Schedules at
arex.or.kr
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Hogye Station to Sinhaeundae Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$2 - $4
Economy Class
$3 - $4
Bus operators
TxBus
Phone
1644-3070
Website
txbus.t-money.co.kr
Bus from Seoul Nambu Bus Terminal to Busan Sasang Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
txbuse.t-money.co.kr

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