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

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  •  1 h 3 min

  1. KTX Seoul

$19 - $22

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h

$11 - $15

3 alternative options

Subway, train  •  1 h 59 min

  1. 3-Orange
  2. SRT Suseo

$18 - $21

Taxi  •  1 h 50 min

  1. 102.8 miles

$130 - $170

Drive  •  1 h 50 min

  1. 102.8 miles

$20 - $29

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 30 minutes. Tickets cost $11 - $15 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
$17 - $19
Schedules at
srail.co.kr
Standard Class
$17 - $19
First Class
$24 - $27
Bus operators
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal to Daejeon
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
Other operators
Taxi from Seoul to Daejeon
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Estimated price
$130 - $170
International Taxi
Phone
+82 1644 2255
Website
intltaxi.co.kr
Kakao taxi
Website
kakao.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Seoul and Daejeon is 144 km. The road distance is 164 km.

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

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

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

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Seoul Express Bus Terminal and arriving at Daejeon. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h.

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