There are 5 ways to get from Seoul to Daejeon by train, bus, subway, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Daejeon Station KTX Seoul

$19 - $22

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h

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

$11 - $14

3 alternative options

Subway, train  •  2 h 19 min

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

$17 - $19

Taxi  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Take a taxi from Seoul to Daejeon 102.8 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Seoul to Daejeon 102.8 miles

$20 - $29

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Daejeon is to bus which costs ₩12,000 - ₩16,000 and takes 2 h.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Daejeon is to train which costs ₩21,000 - ₩24,000 and takes 1 h 3 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Seoul Express Bus Terminal and arriving at Daejeon. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Seoul Station station and arriving at Daejeon Station station. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 1 h 3 min.

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The distance between Seoul and Daejeon is 144 km. The road distance is 164.4 km.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Daejeon without a car is to train which takes 1 h 3 min and costs ₩21,000 - ₩24,000.

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The train from Seoul Station to Daejeon Station takes 1 h 3 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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

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Map of how to get from Seoul to Daejeon.
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  • Distance: 89.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 3 min

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

Korail operates a train from Seoul to Daejeon every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $19 - $22 and the journey takes 1 h 3 min. Alternatively, Ko Bus operates a bus from Seoul to Daejeon every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $11 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h.

Train operators
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Daejeon Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $22
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Suseo SRT to Daejeon Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $18
Schedules at
srail.co.kr
Standard Class
$16 - $18
First Class
$24 - $26
Bus operators
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal to Daejeon
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
Other operators
Taxi from Seoul to Daejeon
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
International Taxi
Phone
+82 1644 2255
Website
intltaxi.co.kr
Kakao taxi
Website
kakao.com

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