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There are 11 ways to get from Seoul to Gyeongju by train, bus, subway, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Dongdaegu Station KTXSeoul-Pohang
  2. Take the bus from Dongdaegu to Gyeongju

$36 - $75

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Train via Seoul Station  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Dongdaegu Station KTX Seoul / ...
  2. Take the train from Dongdaegu Station to Gyeongju Station Mugunghwa Dongdaegu

$17 - $63

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Bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal to Gyeongju Express Bus Terminal

$24 - $35

Train  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Dongdaegu Station KTXSeoul-Pohang
  2. Take the train from Dongdaegu Station to Gyeongju Station Mugunghwa Dongdaegu

$35 - $75

Subway, bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the subway from City Hall Station to Gangbyeon Station 2-Green
  2. Take the bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Gyeongju

$23

Drive  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Seoul to Gyeongju 221.6 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Seoul Gimpo to Pohang, bus  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Pohang (KPO) GMP - KPO
  2. Take the bus from Pohang to Gyeongju

Fly Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan, train  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Ulsan (USN) GMP - USN
  2. Take the train from Hogye Station to Gyeongju Station

$42 - $151

Train to Incheon, fly to Daegu, bus  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Fly from Incheon (ICN) to Daegu (TAE) ICN - TAE
  3. Take the bus from Dongdaegu to Gyeongju

$122 - $468

Fly Seoul Gimpo to Gimhae, bus  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Gimhae (PUS) GMP - PUS
  2. Take the bus from Gimhae Int'l Airport to Gyeongju Express Bus Terminal

$44 - $200

Train to Incheon, fly to Gimhae, bus  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Fly from Incheon (ICN) to Gimhae (PUS) ICN - PUS
  3. Take the bus from Gimhae Int'l Airport to Gyeongju Express Bus Terminal

$151 - $712

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Gyeongju is to subway and bus which costs ₩25,500 - ₩25,800 and takes 5 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Gyeongju is to train and bus which costs ₩41,000 - ₩85,000 and takes 2 h 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Seoul Express Bus Terminal and arriving at Gyeongju Express Bus Terminal. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Seoul station to Gyeongju station. However, there are services departing from Seoul Station and arriving at Gyeongju Station via Dongdaegu Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 46 min.

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The distance between Seoul and Gyeongju is 276 km. The road distance is 354.5 km.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Gyeongju without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 h 44 min and costs ₩41,000 - ₩85,000.

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It takes approximately 2 h 44 min to get from Seoul to Gyeongju, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Seoul to Gyeongju is to bus which takes 3 h 30 min and costs ₩28,000 - ₩36,000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₩40,000 - ₩85,000 and takes 3 h 46 min.

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Map of how to get from Seoul to Gyeongju.
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  • Distance: 172.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 44 min

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

Ko Bus operates a bus from Seoul to Gyeongju hourly. Tickets cost $24 - $35 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Seoul to Gyeongju via Dongdaegu Station in around 3 h 46 min.

Airlines
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Pohang
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Incheon to Daegu
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Incheon to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $190
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Incheon to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $190
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $1,200
Train operators
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
letskorail.com
First Class
$68
Economy Class
$49
Standing
$42
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Dongdaegu Station to Gyeongju Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$3 - $6
Economy Class
$4 - $7
Train from Seoul Station to Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $26
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$13 - $22
Economy Class
$16 - $26
Train from Hogye Station to Gyeongju Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$1 - $2
Economy Class
$1 - $2
AREX
Phone
+82 1599-7788
Website
arex.or.kr
Train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arex.or.kr
Bus operators
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Dongdaegu to Gyeongju
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
Late-Night Economy
$5
Economy Express
$5
Bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal to Gyeongju Express Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
Go Bus Korea
Website
gobus.co.kr
Bus from Dongdaegu to Gyeongju
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
gobus.co.kr
Book at
bustago.or.kr
bus Tago
Website
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Gyeongju
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Pohang to Gyeongju
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Gimhae Int'l Airport to Gyeongju Express Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
bustago.or.kr

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

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Seoul to Gyeongju bus services, operated by Ko Bus, arrive at Gyeongju Express Bus Terminal station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Seoul to Gyeongju is 355 km. It takes approximately 3 h 53 min to drive from Seoul to Gyeongju.

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Korean Air offers flights from Seoul Gimpo Airport to Pohang Airport.

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There are 119+ hotels available in Gyeongju. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Seoul Gimpo Airport is to train which takes 18 min and costs ₩1,400 - ₩2,000.

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