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There are 6 ways to get from Seoul to Gyeongsangbuk-do by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Pohong Station KTXSeoul-Pohang

$50 - $79

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Bus  •  3h 40m

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

$25 - $35

4 alternative options

Drive  •  3h 51m

  1. Drive from Seoul to Pohang 227.3 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Pohang  •  2h 31m

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Pohang (KPO) GMP - KPO

$124 - $239

Fly to Ulsan, train  •  3h 28m

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

$42 - $151

Fly to Daegu  •  2h 36m

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Daegu (TAE) GMP - TAE

$64 - $208

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The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Gyeongsangbuk-do is to bus which costs ₩29,000 - ₩38,000 and takes 3h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Gyeongsangbuk-do is to train which costs ₩55,000 - ₩90,000 and takes 2h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Seoul Express Bus Terminal and arriving at Pohang Express Bus Terminal. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 40m.

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The distance between Seoul and Gyeongsangbuk-do is 212 km. The road distance is 363.7 km.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Gyeongsangbuk-do without a car is to train which takes 2h 30m and costs ₩55,000 - ₩90,000.

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It takes approximately 2h 30m to get from Seoul to Gyeongsangbuk-do, including transfers.

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Seoul to Gyeongsangbuk-do bus services, operated by Ko Bus, depart from Seoul Express Bus Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Gyeongsangbuk-do is to train which takes 2h 30m and costs ₩55,000 - ₩90,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₩29,000 - ₩38,000 and takes 3h 40m, you could also fly, which costs ₩140,000 - ₩270,000 and takes 2h 31m.

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

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Seoul to Gyeongsangbuk-do bus services, operated by Ko Bus, arrive at Pohang Express Bus Terminal station.

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Map of how to get from Seoul to Gyeongsangbuk-do.
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  • Distance: 132.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 30m

What companies run services between Seoul, South Korea and Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea?

Korail operates a train from Seoul to Pohang hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $70 and the journey takes 2h 23m. Alternatively, Ko Bus operates a bus from Seoul to Pohang hourly. Tickets cost $25 - $35 and the journey takes 3h 40m.

Airlines
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Pohang
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan
Ave. Duration
57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $190
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Daegu
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $190
Train operators
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Pohong Station
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
letskorail.com
First Class
$68
Economy Class
$49
Standing
$42
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Hogye Station to Gyeongju Station
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$1 - $2
Economy Class
$1 - $2
Bus operators
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal to Pohang Express Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr

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Yes, the driving distance between Seoul to Gyeongsangbuk-do is 364 km. It takes approximately 3h 51m to drive from Seoul to Gyeongsangbuk-do.

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

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There are 29+ hotels available in Gyeongsangbuk-do. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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

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