There are 5 ways to get from Seoul to Ganghwa Island by train, bus, taxi or car
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Train, bus • 5h 9m
Bus • 5h 30m
3 alternative options
Bus #2 • 5h 30m
Taxi • 48 min
Drive • 48 min
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply
- Face masks are mandatory
- There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
- Observe COVID-19 safety rules
The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ganghwa Island is 1339.
Wearing a face mask on public transport in Ganghwa Island is mandatory.
Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1339.
Last updated: 22 Sep 2022
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Ganghwa Island is to drive which costs ₩11,000 - ₩17,000 and takes 48 min.
The quickest way to get from Seoul to Ganghwa Island is to taxi which costs ₩60,000 - ₩75,000 and takes 48 min.
No, there is no direct bus from Seoul to Ganghwa Island. However, there are services departing from Seoul Express Bus Terminal and arriving at Ganghwa via Cheongju. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 30m.
The distance between Seoul and Ganghwa Island is 50 km. The road distance is 53.3 km.
The best way to get from Seoul to Ganghwa Island without a car is to train and bus which takes 5h 9m and costs ₩30,000 - ₩38,000.
It takes approximately 5h 9m to get from Seoul to Ganghwa Island, including transfers.
Seoul to Ganghwa Island bus services, operated by Ko Bus, depart from Seoul Express Bus Terminal station.
Seoul to Ganghwa Island bus services, operated by Cheongju Bus Terminal, arrive at Ganghwa station.
Yes, the driving distance between Seoul to Ganghwa Island is 53 km. It takes approximately 48 min to drive from Seoul to Ganghwa Island.
There are 13+ hotels available in Ganghwa Island. Prices start at ₩130,000 per night.
What companies run services between Seoul, South Korea and Ganghwa Island, South Korea?
You can take a bus from Seoul Express bus terminal to Ganghwa-gun via Cheongju Express Bus Terminal and Cheongju in around 5h 30m.
Train from Seoul Station to Osong Station
- Ave. Duration
- 45 min
- Every 30 minutes
- Estimated price
- ₩12,000 - ₩20,000
- ₩12,000 - ₩18,000
- ₩14,000 - ₩20,000
- First Class
- ₩21,000 - ₩30,000
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