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There are 11 ways to get from Seoul to Daegu by train, subway, bus, car or plane

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Train via Dongdaegu Station  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Dongdaegu Station KTXSeoul-Pohang

$34 - $68

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Train  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Daegu Station ITX-Saemaeul Seoul / ...

$14 - $40

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Subway, train  •  3 h 2 min

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

$33 - $63

Bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal to Dongdaegu

$20 - $30

Drive  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Seoul to Daegu 178.7 miles

$30 - $50

Train to Incheon, fly to Daegu  •  3 h 5 min

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

$121 - $468

Fly Seoul Gimpo to Daegu  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Daegu (TAE) GMP - TAE

$59 - $202

Fly Seoul Gimpo to Pohang, bus  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Pohang (KPO) GMP - KPO
  2. Take the bus from Pohang to Dongdaegu

$131 - $245

Fly Seoul Gimpo to Gimhae, train  •  4 h 36 min

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

$42 - $211

Fly Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan, train  •  5 h 5 min

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

$48 - $162

Train to Incheon, fly to Gimhae, train  •  5 h 27 min

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

$149 - $727

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Daegu is to train which costs ₩16,000 - ₩44,000 and takes 3 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Daegu is to train which costs ₩38,000 - ₩80,000 and takes 2 h 1 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Seoul Express Bus Terminal and arriving at Dongdaegu. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Seoul Station station and arriving at Daegu Station station. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 3 h 19 min.

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The distance between Seoul and Daegu is 237 km. The road distance is 286 km.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Daegu without a car is to train which takes 2 h 1 min and costs ₩38,000 - ₩80,000.

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It takes approximately 2 h 1 min to get from Seoul to Daegu, including transfers.

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Seoul to Daegu bus services, operated by Ko Bus, depart from Seoul Express Bus Terminal station.

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

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The best way to get from Seoul to Daegu is to train which takes 2 h 1 min and costs ₩38,000 - ₩80,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₩22,000 - ₩34,000 and takes 3 h 30 min, you could also fly, which costs ₩65,000 - ₩230,000 and takes 2 h 29 min.

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Map of how to get from Seoul to Daegu.
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  • Distance: 148.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 1 min

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

Korail operates a train from Seoul to Daegu hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $70 and the journey takes 1 h 48 min. Alternatively, Ko Bus operates a bus from Seoul to Daegu every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $20 - $30 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min.

Airlines
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Incheon to Daegu
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Pohang
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Incheon to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Daegu
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $190
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
Flights from Incheon to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Daegu
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $190
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 Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
letskorail.com
First Class
$67
Economy Class
$48
Train from Seoul Station to Daegu Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Economy Class
$36
Standing
$31
Train from Gupo Station to Daegu Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Suseo SRT to Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
srail.co.kr
Standard Class
$30 - $40
First Class
$45 - $60
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Daegu Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$14 - $21
Economy Class
$17 - $24
Train from Gupo Station to Daegu Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$4 - $6
Economy Class
$5 - $6
Train from Hogye Station to Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $11
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$5 - $9
Economy Class
$6 - $11
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
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal to Dongdaegu
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
Go Bus Korea
Website
gobus.co.kr
Bus from Pohang to Dongdaegu
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
gobus.co.kr
Book at
bustago.or.kr

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The quickest flight from Incheon Airport to Daegu Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Seoul to Daegu bus services, operated by Ko Bus, arrive at Dongdaegu station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Seoul to Daegu is 286 km. It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to drive from Seoul to Daegu.

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Korean Air offers flights from Incheon Airport to Daegu Airport.

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There are 106+ hotels available in Daegu. Prices start at $39 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 ₩1,400 - ₩2,000.

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