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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

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Osong Station KTX Seoul-Pohang / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cheongju to Ganghwa

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Bus  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal to Cheongju Express Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Cheongju to Ganghwa

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Bus #2  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Cheongju
  2. Take the bus from Cheongju to Ganghwa

Taxi  •  48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Seoul to Ganghwa-gun 53.3 km

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Seoul to Ganghwa-gun 53.3 km
Seoul → Ganghwa Island
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Yes, travel within South Korea is currently allowed.

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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

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ganghwa Island is 1339.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Ganghwa Island is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Ganghwa Island is 2 metres.

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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The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Ganghwa Island is to drive which costs ₩11,000 - ₩17,000 and takes 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Ganghwa Island is to taxi which costs ₩60,000 - ₩75,000 and takes 48 min.

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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.

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The distance between Seoul and Ganghwa Island is 50 km. The road distance is 53.3 km.

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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.

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It takes approximately 5h 9m to get from Seoul to Ganghwa Island, including transfers.

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

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Seoul to Ganghwa Island bus services, operated by Cheongju Bus Terminal, arrive at Ganghwa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Seoul to Ganghwa Island is 53 km. It takes approximately 48 min to drive from Seoul to Ganghwa Island.

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There are 13+ hotels available in Ganghwa Island. Prices start at ₩130,000 per night.

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  • Distance: 50.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 9m

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 operators
Korail
Phone
+82 1544 7777(7788)
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Osong Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₩12,000 - ₩20,000
Website
https://www.letskorail.com
Standing
₩12,000 - ₩18,000
Economy
₩14,000 - ₩20,000
First Class
₩21,000 - ₩30,000
Bus operators
Cheongju Bus Terminal
Website
cjterminal.com
Bus from Cheongju to Ganghwa
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₩18,000
Schedules at
cjterminal.com
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txbuse.t-money.co.kr
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal to Cheongju Express Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
₩8,000 - ₩13,000
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
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kobus.co.kr
Excellent Express
₩12,100
Economy Express
₩8,300
TxBus
Phone
1644-3070
Website
txbus.t-money.co.kr
Bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Cheongju
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₩10,700
Schedules at
txbuse.t-money.co.kr
Other operators
Taxi from Seoul to Ganghwa-gun
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
₩60,000 - ₩75,000
Kakao taxi
Website
kakaocorp.com
International Taxi
Phone
+82 1644 2255
Website
intltaxi.co.kr

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