There are 9 ways to get from Seoul to Busan by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 42m

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

₩22,000 - ₩60,000

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Train via Suseo SRT  •  2h 57m

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

₩50,358 - ₩81,451

Bus  •  4h

  1. Take the bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal(Gyeongbu) to Busan Central Bus Termnal

₩24,000 - ₩37,000

Drive  •  4h 6m

  1. Drive from Seoul Express bus terminal to Sasang Bus Terminal 391.4 km

₩55,000 - ₩85,000

Fly Seoul Gimpo to Gimhae, train  •  3h 4m

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Gimhae (PUS) GMP - PUS
  2. Take the train from Gupo Station to Busan Station

₩28,657 - ₩106,069

Train to Incheon, fly to Gimhae  •  3h 57m

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

₩82,900 - ₩334,107

Fly Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan, train  •  4h 3m

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

₩262,157 - ₩867,169

Train to Incheon, fly to Daegu, train  •  3h 52m

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

₩127,200 - ₩363,407

Fly Seoul Gimpo to Jinju, bus  •  4h 44m

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Jinju (HIN) GMP - HIN
  2. Take the bus from Jinju to Busan Sasang Bus Terminal

₩278,357 - ₩883,769

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The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Busan is to bus which costs ₩24,000 - ₩37,000 and takes 4h.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Busan is to train which costs ₩22,000 - ₩60,000 and takes 2h 42m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Seoul Express Bus Terminal(Gyeongbu) and arriving at Busan Central Bus Termnal. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Seoul Station station and arriving at Busan Station station. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 42m.

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The distance between Seoul and Busan is 329 km. The road distance is 391.4 km.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Busan without a car is to train which takes 2h 42m and costs ₩22,000 - ₩60,000.

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The train from Seoul Station to Busan Station takes 2h 42m including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Seoul to Busan bus services, operated by Ko Bus, depart from Seoul Express Bus Terminal(Gyeongbu) station.

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Seoul to Busan train services, operated by Korail, depart from Seoul Station.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Busan is to train which takes 2h 42m and costs ₩22,000 - ₩60,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₩24,000 - ₩37,000 and takes 4h.

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Map of how to get from Seoul to Busan.
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  • Distance: 329.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 42m

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

Korail operates a train from Seoul Station to Busan Station every 30 minutes. Tickets cost ₩50,000 - ₩60,000 and the journey takes 2h 42m. Korail Mugunghwa also services this route every 2 hours. Alternatively, Ko Bus operates a bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal(Gyeongbu) to Busan Central Bus Termnal every 30 minutes. Tickets cost ₩24,000 - ₩36,000 and the journey takes 4h. Easy Ticket also services this route every 2 hours.

Airlines
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩39,000 - ₩170,000
Flights from Incheon to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩190,000 - ₩650,000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩250,000 - ₩850,000
Flights from Incheon to Daegu
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩230,000 - ₩800,000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Jinju
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩250,000 - ₩850,000
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩39,000 - ₩290,000
Flights from Incheon to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩100,000 - ₩1000,000
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩39,000 - ₩290,000
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩29,000 - ₩220,000
Train operators
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Every 30 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 Gupo Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩4,000 - ₩4,500
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Train from Ulsan Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩8,000 - ₩9,500
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Train from Dongdaegu Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
₩15,000 - ₩18,000
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
₩22,000 - ₩27,000
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Standing
₩22,600 - ₩22,700
Economy Class
₩26,500 - ₩26,900
Train from Gupo Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩900 - ₩1,200
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Standing
₩900 - ₩1,200
Economy Class
₩1,050 - ₩1,200
Train from Dongdaegu Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩6,000 - ₩7,500
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Standing
₩6,200 - ₩6,500
Economy Class
₩7,300 - ₩7,500
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Suseo SRT to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₩49,000 - ₩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
₩49,000 - ₩53,000
First Class
₩72,000 - ₩77,000
Train from Ulsan Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩6,500 - ₩8,000
Website
http://www.srail.co.kr/
Book at
https://etk.srail.co.kr/hpg/hra/fr/01/selectScheduleList.do?pageId=TE0101000000
Standard Class
₩6,500 - ₩8,000
First Class
₩9,500 - ₩11,000
Train from Dongdaegu Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₩14,000 - ₩17,000
Website
http://www.srail.co.kr/
Book at
https://etk.srail.co.kr/hpg/hra/fr/01/selectScheduleList.do?pageId=TE0101000000
Standard Class
₩14,000 - ₩17,000
First Class
₩21,000 - ₩24,000
AREX
Phone
+82 1599-7788
Website
arex.or.kr
Train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
₩4,200 - ₩6,500
Website
http://www.arex.or.kr/
Bus operators
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal(Gyeongbu) to Busan Central Bus Termnal
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
Easy Ticket
Website
hticket.co.kr
Bus from East Seoul Bus Terminal to Busan Central Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
₩24,000 - ₩37,000
Schedules at
hticket.co.kr
Excellent Express
₩36,200
Economy Express
₩24,300
bus Tago
Website
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Jinju to Busan Sasang Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩8,400
Schedules at
bustago.or.kr

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The quickest flight from Seoul Gimpo Airport to Gimhae Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Seoul to Busan bus services, operated by Ko Bus, arrive at Busan Central Bus Termnal station.

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Seoul to Busan train services, operated by Korail, arrive at Busan Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Seoul to Busan is 391 km. It takes approximately 4h 6m to drive from Seoul to Busan.

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Jeju Air, Air Busan and Korean Air offer flights from Seoul Gimpo Airport to Gimhae Airport.

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There are 386+ hotels available in Busan. Prices start at ₩110,000 per night.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Seoul Gimpo Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs ₩1,900 - ₩3,400.

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