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

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Train  •  1h 3m

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

₩8,500 - ₩60,000

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Bus  •  2h

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

₩10,000 - ₩16,000

Bus via Dong Seoul Bus Terminal  •  2h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Daejeon Goverment Complex

₩17,000

Taxi  •  1h 44m

  1. Take a taxi from Seoul Express bus terminal to Daejeon 157 km

₩170,000 - ₩210,000

Drive  •  1h 44m

  1. Drive from Seoul Express bus terminal to Daejeon 157 km

₩23,000 - ₩34,000

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The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Daejeon is to bus which costs ₩10,000 - ₩16,000 and takes 2h.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Daejeon is to train which costs ₩8,500 - ₩60,000 and takes 1h 3m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Seoul Station station and arriving at Daejeon Station station. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 3m.

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The distance between Seoul and Daejeon is 144 km. The road distance is 157 km.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Daejeon without a car is to train which takes 1h 3m and costs ₩8,500 - ₩60,000.

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The train from Seoul Station to Daejeon Station takes 1h 3m including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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

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

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The best way to get from Seoul to Daejeon is to train which takes 1h 3m and costs ₩8,500 - ₩60,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₩10,000 - ₩16,000 and takes 2h.

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  • Distance: 143.8 km
  • Duration: 1h 3m

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

Korail operates a train from Seoul Station to Daejeon Station every 15 minutes. Tickets cost ₩21,000 - ₩60,000 and the journey takes 1h 3m. Korail Mugunghwa also services this route hourly. Alternatively, Ko Bus operates a bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal(Gyeongbu) to Daejeon every 20 minutes. Tickets cost ₩10,000 - ₩16,000 and the journey takes 2h.

Train operators
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Daejeon Station
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
₩21,000 - ₩60,000
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
First Class
₩83,700
Economy Class
₩59,800
Standing
₩50,800
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Daejeon Station
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩8,500 - ₩11,000
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Standing
₩8,600 - ₩8,900
Economy Class
₩10,100 - ₩10,400
Bus operators
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal(Gyeongbu) to Daejeon
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
₩10,000 - ₩16,000
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
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kobus.co.kr
Excellent Express
₩15,100
Economy Express
₩10,300
TxBus
Phone
1644-3070
Website
txbus.t-money.co.kr
Bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Daejeon Goverment Complex
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
₩15,600
Schedules at
txbuse.t-money.co.kr
Other operators
Taxi from Seoul Express bus terminal to Daejeon
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Estimated price
₩170,000 - ₩210,000
Kakao taxi
Website
kakaocorp.com
International Taxi
Phone
+82 1644 2255
Website
intltaxi.co.kr

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Seoul to Daejeon is 157 km. It takes approximately 1h 44m to drive from Seoul to Daejeon.

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There are 43+ hotels available in Daejeon. Prices start at ₩110,000 per night.

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