There are 9 ways to get from Seoul to Daegu 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  2h 12m

  1. Take the train from Gwangmyeong Station to Dongdaegu Station KTX Seoul / ...

₩39,866 - ₩55,376

Cheapest option

Train #2  •  3h 19m

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

₩16,000 - ₩43,000

7 alternative options

Train via Suseo SRT  •  2h 26m

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

₩36,608 - ₩67,701

Bus  •  3h 30m

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

₩18,000 - ₩28,000

Drive  •  3h 2m

  1. Drive from Seoul Express bus terminal to Daegu 278.5 km

₩40,000 - ₩60,000

Fly Seoul Gimpo to Gimhae, bus  •  3h 31m

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Gimhae (PUS) GMP - PUS
  2. Take the bus from Gimhae Airport Int'l Terminal to Dongdaegu

₩35,457 - ₩108,869

Train to Incheon, fly to Daegu  •  3h 6m

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

₩125,200 - ₩350,407

Train to Incheon, fly to Gimhae, bus  •  4h 25m

  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 bus from Gimhae Airport Int'l Terminal to Dongdaegu

₩89,700 - ₩336,907

Fly Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan, train  •  4h 25m

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

₩266,907 - ₩871,919

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Korea

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions may still be in place within South Korea. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for South Korea.

For travel planning advice, please refer to our Rome2rio Coronavirus information page .
For the latest travel status, we recommend checking the official page for South Korea.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

There are currently lockdown measures within South Korea to control the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Domestic travel within South Korea may be affected.

Source Type: Government | Last updated: 3/23/2020

Lockdown measures are currently in place for South Korea. Leaving South Korea may be in violation of local restrictions.

Source Type: Government | Last updated: 3/23/2020

Currently, we are unable to provide international travel restriction information for South Korea relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19). For the latest travel status in South Korea, please check government recommendations.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for South Korea

Data sourced from: CDC, ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Daegu is to bus which costs ₩18,000 - ₩28,000 and takes 3h 30m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Seoul to Daegu is to train which costs ₩39,000 - ₩60,000 and takes 2h 12m.

More details

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

More details

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

More details

The distance between Seoul and Daegu is 237 km. The road distance is 278.5 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Seoul to Daegu without a car is to train which takes 2h 12m and costs ₩39,000 - ₩60,000.

More details

It takes approximately 2h 12m to get from Seoul to Daegu, including transfers.

More details

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

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Seoul to Daegu is to train which takes 2h 12m and costs ₩39,000 - ₩60,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₩18,000 - ₩28,000 and takes 3h 30m.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Seoul to Daegu.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 237.1 km
  • Duration: 2h 12m

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

Korail operates a train from Gwangmyeong Station to Dongdaegu Station every 20 minutes. Tickets cost ₩34,000 - ₩49,000 and the journey takes 1h 33m. Alternatively, Ko Bus operates a bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Dongdaegu every 30 minutes. Tickets cost ₩18,000 - ₩28,000 and the journey takes 3h 30m.

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 Daegu
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩230,000 - ₩800,000
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
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 Gwangmyeong Station to Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
₩34,000 - ₩49,000
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
First Class
₩67,423
Economy Class
₩48,171
Standing
₩40,921
Train from Seoul Station to Daegu Station
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
₩33,000 - ₩43,000
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Economy
₩39,136
Standing
₩33,256
Train from Ulsan Station to Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩11,000 - ₩13,000
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Suseo SRT to Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₩34,000 - ₩65,000
Website
http://www.srail.co.kr/
Book at
https://etk.srail.co.kr/hpg/hra/fr/01/selectScheduleList.do?pageId=TE0101000000
Standard Class
₩34,000 - ₩45,000
First Class
₩50,000 - ₩65,000
Train from Ulsan Station to Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩10,000 - ₩11,500
Website
http://www.srail.co.kr/
Book at
https://etk.srail.co.kr/hpg/hra/fr/01/selectScheduleList.do?pageId=TE0101000000
Standard Class
₩10,000 - ₩11,500
First Class
₩14,000 - ₩17,000
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Daegu Station
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩16,000 - ₩20,000
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Standing
₩16,300 - ₩16,500
Economy Class
₩19,200 - ₩19,500
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 Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Dongdaegu
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₩18,000 - ₩28,000
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
Book at
kobus.co.kr
Excellent Express
₩27,400
Economy Express
₩18,600
bus Tago
Website
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Gimhae Airport Int'l Terminal to Dongdaegu
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₩10,500
Schedules at
bustago.or.kr

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Italian Lakes: Getting around by train, 4 of the smartest ways to explore Australia and What are the different types of Renfe trains in Spain? - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

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

Search flights

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

More details

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

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Seoul to Daegu is 279 km. It takes approximately 3h 2m to drive from Seoul to Daegu.

Get driving directions

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

Search flights

There are 87+ hotels available in Daegu. Prices start at ₩110,000 per night.

More details

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

More details