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

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Train  •  2 h 33 min

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

$20 - $65

6 alternative options

Subway, train  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the subway from Euljiro 3-ga Station to Suseo Station 3-Orange
  2. Take the train from Suseo SRT to Busan Station SRT Suseo

$41 - $71

Bus  •  4 h 30 min

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

$27

Drive  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Seoul to Busan 253.4 miles

$45 - $75

Fly Seoul Gimpo to Gimhae  •  2 h 7 min

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

$37 - $194

Train to Incheon, fly to Gimhae  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Fly from Incheon (ICN) to Gimhae (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 - $158

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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 station and arriving at Busan Station station. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 2 h 33 min.

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The distance between Seoul and Busan is 329 km. The road distance is 405.5 km.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Busan without a car is to train which takes 2 h 33 min and costs .

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The train from Seoul Station to Busan Station takes 2 h 33 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Seoul to Busan bus services, operated by TxBus, depart from Seoul Nambu Bus Terminal station.

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

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The best way to get from Seoul to Busan is to train which takes 2 h 33 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 30 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 2 h 7 min.

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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 TxBus, arrive at Busan Sasang Bus Terminal station.

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Map of how to get from Seoul to Busan.
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  • Distance: 205.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 33 min

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 - $65 and the journey takes 2 h 33 min. Korail Mugunghwa also services this route hourly. Alternatively, TxBus operates a bus from Seoul to Busan every 2 hours. Tickets cost $27 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min.

Airlines
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Incheon to Gimhae
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 Gimhae
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Incheon to Gimhae
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 Gimhae
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 Gimhae
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 33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
First Class
$90
Economy Class
$64
Train from Hogye Station to Sinhaeundae Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $9
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$20 - $22
Economy Class
$23 - $26
Train from Hogye Station to Sinhaeundae Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$2 - $3
Economy Class
$3 - $4
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Suseo SRT to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
srail.co.kr
Standard Class
$44 - $47
First Class
$64 - $68
AREX
Phone
+82 1599-7788
Website
arex.or.kr
Train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
arex.or.kr
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
$27
Schedules at
txbuse.t-money.co.kr

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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 406 km. It takes approximately 4 h 18 min 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 589+ hotels available in Busan. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Seoul Gimpo Airport is to train which takes 18 min and costs .

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