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

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Train  •  2h 11m

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

₩30,415 - ₩46,104

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Train #2  •  3h 17m

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

₩16,000 - ₩47,000

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Train via Suseo SRT  •  2h 26m

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

₩37,558 - ₩67,851

Bus  •  3h 30m

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

₩18,000 - ₩28,000

Drive  •  3h 2m

  1. Drive from Seoul Express bus terminal to Daegu 277.3 km

₩37,000 - ₩55,000

Fly Seoul Gimpo to Daegu  •  2h 34m

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

₩50,957 - ₩127,369

Bus to Incheon, fly to Daegu  •  2h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Koreana Hotel to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Fly from Incheon (ICN) to Daegu (TAE) ICN - TAE

₩971,000 - ₩1530,000

Fly Seoul Gimpo to Gimhae, bus  •  3h 56m

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

₩24,557 - ₩104,969

Fly Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan, train  •  4h 18m

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

₩36,657 - ₩96,269

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

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Daegu is to train which costs ₩30,000 - ₩47,000 and takes 2h 11m.

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

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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 17m.

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The distance between Seoul and Daegu is 237 km. The road distance is 277.3 km.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Daegu without a car is to train which takes 2h 11m and costs ₩30,000 - ₩47,000.

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It takes approximately 2h 11m 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(Gyeongbu) station.

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

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The best way to get from Seoul to Daegu is to train which takes 2h 11m and costs ₩30,000 - ₩47,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₩18,000 - ₩28,000 and takes 3h 30m, you could also fly, which costs ₩50,000 - ₩130,000 and takes 2h 34m.

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Map of how to get from Seoul to Daegu.
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  • Distance: 237.1 km
  • Duration: 2h 11m

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 ₩27,000 - ₩41,000 and the journey takes 1h 31m. Alternatively, Ko Bus operates a bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal(Gyeongbu) to Dongdaegu hourly. Tickets cost ₩18,000 - ₩28,000 and the journey takes 3h 30m.

Airlines
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩19,000 - ₩120,000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩23,000 - ₩95,000
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩16,000 - ₩85,000
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Daegu
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩40,000 - ₩85,000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩14,000 - ₩80,000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩24,000 - ₩95,000
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Incheon to Daegu
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩90,000 - ₩420,000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩27,000 - ₩170,000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩28,000 - ₩130,000
Air Seoul
Website
flyairseoul.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩12,000 - ₩70,000
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩12,000 - ₩70,000
Train operators
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Gwangmyeong Station to Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
₩27,000 - ₩41,000
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Standing
₩27,000 - ₩37,000
Economy
₩29,000 - ₩41,000
First Class
₩43,000 - ₩60,000
Train from Seoul Station to Daegu Station
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
₩30,000 - ₩47,000
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Standing
₩30,000 - ₩43,000
Economy
₩33,000 - ₩47,000
First Class
₩49,000 - ₩70,000
Train from Ulsan Station to Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩8,000 - ₩13,000
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Standing
₩8,000 - ₩11,000
Economy
₩9,000 - ₩13,000
First Class
₩14,000 - ₩20,000
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
₩35,000 - ₩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
₩35,000 - ₩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 - ₩12,000
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 - ₩12,000
First Class
₩15,000 - ₩17,000
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Daegu Station
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩16,000 - ₩21,000
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Standing/Non-reserved
₩16,500 - ₩17,500
Economy Class
₩19,000 - ₩20,500
Bus operators
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal(Gyeongbu) to Dongdaegu
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩18,000 - ₩28,000
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
Book at
kobus.co.kr
Excellent Express
₩27,200
Economy Express
₩18,400
Kal Limousine
Website
kallimousine.com
Bus from Koreana Hotel to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₩16,000
Schedules at
kallimousine.com
Airport Limousine Korea
Phone
02 2664-9898
Website
airportlimousine.co.kr
Bus from Four Seasons Hotel to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩10,000
Schedules at
airportlimousine.co.kr
bus Tago
Website
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Gimhae Airport Int'l Terminal to Dongdaegu
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩11,600
Schedules at
bustago.or.kr

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

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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 277 km. It takes approximately 3h 2m to drive from Seoul to Daegu.

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Jin Air offers flights from Seoul Gimpo Airport to Daegu Airport.

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Book your Seoul to Daegu train tickets online with Trip.com.

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There are 177+ hotels available in Daegu. Prices start at ₩100,000 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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