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There are 6 ways to get from Seoul to Gwangju by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Yongsan Station to Gwangju Songjeong Station

Train via Suseo SRT

  1. Take the train from Suseo SRT to Gwangju Songjeong Station

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Seoul Central City Bus Terminal to Gwangju

Bus via Gunsan

  1. Take the bus from Seoul Central City Bus Terminal to Gunsan
  2. Take the bus from Gunsan to Gwangju

Drive

  1. Drive from Seoul Express bus terminal to Gwangju

Fly

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Gwangju (KWJ)

Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Gwangju (KWJ) flights

The flight time between Seoul Gimpo (GMP) and Gwangju (KWJ) is around 55 min and covers a distance of around 269 km. Services are operated by Asiana Airlines and Jin Air. Typically 25 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

25 Weekly Planes
55 min Average Duration
₩40,779 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Gwangju is to bus which costs ₩19,000 - ₩29,000 and takes 3h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Gwangju is to train which costs ₩17,000 - ₩49,000 and takes 2h 31m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Seoul Central City Bus Terminal and arriving at Gwangju. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Seoul station to Gwangju station. However, there are services departing from City Hall Station and arriving at Gwangju Songjeong Station via Yongsan Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 31m.

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The distance between Seoul and Gwangju is 268 km. The road distance is 292.8 km.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Gwangju without a car is to train which takes 2h 31m and costs ₩17,000 - ₩49,000.

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It takes approximately 2h 31m to get from Seoul to Gwangju, including transfers.

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Seoul to Gwangju bus services, operated by Ko Bus, depart from Seoul Central City Bus Terminal station.

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

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The best way to get from Seoul to Gwangju is to train which takes 2h 31m and costs ₩17,000 - ₩49,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₩19,000 - ₩29,000 and takes 3h 20m, you could also fly, which costs ₩43,000 - ₩130,000 and takes 3h 14m.

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  • Distance: 268.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 31m

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

Korail operates a train from Yongsan Station to Gwangju Songjeong Station hourly. Tickets cost ₩31,000 - ₩47,000 and the journey takes 1h 57m. Korail Mugunghwa also services this route 4 times a day. Alternatively, Ko Bus operates a bus from Seoul Central City Bus Terminal to Gwangju every 20 minutes. Tickets cost ₩19,000 - ₩29,000 and the journey takes 3h 20m.

Airlines
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩40,000 - ₩130,000
Asiana Airlines
Website
flyasiana.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩42,000 - ₩150,000
Train operators
Korail
Phone
+82 1544 7777(7788)
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Yongsan Station to Gwangju Songjeong Station
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩31,000 - ₩47,000
Website
https://www.letskorail.com
Standing
₩31,000 - ₩43,000
Economy
₩33,000 - ₩47,000
First Class
₩49,000 - ₩70,000
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Yongsan Station to Gwangju Songjeong Station
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
₩16,000 - ₩21,000
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Standing/Non-reserved
₩16,500 - ₩17,500
Economy Class
₩19,500 - ₩20,500
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Suseo SRT to Gwangju Songjeong Station
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩37,000 - ₩40,000
Website
http://www.srail.co.kr/
Book at
https://etk.srail.co.kr/hpg/hra/fr/01/selectScheduleList.do?pageId=TE0101000000
Standard Class
₩37,000 - ₩40,000
First Class
₩55,000 - ₩58,000
Bus operators
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Seoul Central City Bus Terminal to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
₩19,000 - ₩29,000
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
Book at
kobus.co.kr
Excellent Express
₩28,100
Economy Express
₩19,000
Easy Ticket
Website
hticket.co.kr
Bus from Seoul Central City Bus Terminal to Gunsan
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₩13,000 - ₩21,000
Schedules at
hticket.co.kr
Excellent Express
₩20,100
Economy Express
₩13,800
TxBus
Phone
1644-3070
Website
txbus.t-money.co.kr
Bus from Gunsan to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₩16,900
Schedules at
txbuse.t-money.co.kr

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The quickest flight from Seoul Gimpo Airport to Gwangju Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Seoul to Gwangju is 293 km. It takes approximately 3h 8m to drive from Seoul to Gwangju.

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Asiana Airlines and Jin Air offer flights from Seoul Gimpo Airport to Gwangju Airport.

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There are 42+ hotels available in Gwangju. Prices start at ₩130,000 per night.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Seoul Gimpo Airport is to train which takes 23 min and costs ₩1,900 - ₩4,100.

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