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There are 11 ways to get from Seoul to Japan by train, plane, bus, ferry, night bus or car

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Train to Incheon, fly to Fukuoka  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Fly from Incheon (ICN) to Fukuoka (FUK) ICN - FUK

$64 - $230

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Fly Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Haneda, train  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) GMP - HND
  2. Take the train from Keikyu Kamata to Hatchonawate

$124 - $607

Train to Incheon, fly to Chūbu Centrair  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Fly from Incheon (ICN) to Chūbu Centrair (NGO) ICN - NGO

$112 - $441

Train to Incheon, fly to Tokyo Haneda  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Fly from Incheon (ICN) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) ICN - HND

$91 - $383

Train to Incheon, fly to Kita Kyushu, train  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Fly from Incheon (ICN) to Kita Kyushu (KKJ) ICN - KKJ
  3. Take the train from Kokura to Hakata

$94 - $705

Train, bus to Gimhae, fly to Fukuoka  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Dongdaegu Station
  2. Take the bus from Dongdaegu to Gimhae Int'l Airport
  3. Fly from Gimhae (PUS) to Fukuoka (FUK) PUS - FUK

$118 - $420

Train to Daegu, fly to Fukuoka  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Dongdaegu Station
  2. Fly from Daegu (TAE) to Fukuoka (FUK) TAE - FUK

$78 - $337

Train, ferry  •  13 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Gwangmyeong Station to Busan Station
  2. Take the ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
  3. Take the train from Hakata to Tokyo

$369 - $470

Train, ferry, nightbus  •  34 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Suseo SRT to Busan Station
  2. Take the ferry from Busan to Osaka
  3. Take the nightbus from Universal Studios Japan to Basuta Shinjuku, Tokyo

$289 - $589

Bus, ferry  •  34 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal to Donghae Express Bus Terminal
  2. Take the ferry from Donghae to Sakaiminato
  3. Take the bus from Yonago to Meishin Takatsuki
  4. Take the bus from Meishin Takatsuki to Buster Shinjuku

$272 - $278

Drive, ferry  •  19 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Seoul to Busan
  2. Take the ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
  3. Drive from Fukuoka to Tokyo

$284 - $366

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Japan is to train and fly which costs ₩70,000 - ₩260,000 and takes 4 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Japan is to train and fly which costs ₩70,000 - ₩260,000 and takes 4 h 24 min.

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The distance between Seoul and Japan is 1093 km.

The best way to get from Seoul to Japan without a car is to train and ferry which takes 13 h 32 min and costs ₩410,000 - ₩550,000.

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It takes approximately 4 h 24 min to get from Seoul to Japan, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Incheon Airport to Fukuoka Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Air Seoul, T'way Air, Eastar Jet and four other airlines offer flights from Incheon Airport to Fukuoka Airport.

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There are 19+ hotels available in Japan. Prices start at $58 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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Map of how to get from Seoul to Japan.
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  • Distance: 682.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 24 min

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

There is no direct connection from Seoul to Fukuoka. However, you can take the train to Incheon Int'l Airport T1, take the walk to Incheon airport, fly to Fukuoka, take the walk to 福岡空港2番ホーム, then take the subway to Fukuoka. Alternatively, you can take the train to Gimpo Airport, take the walk to Seoul Gimpo airport, fly to Tokyo Haneda, take the walk to Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal, take the train to Keikyu Kamata, take the train to Hatchonawate, then take the train to Kawasaki.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Incheon to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Haneda via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Incheon to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Incheon to Chūbu Centrair via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Haneda via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Haneda via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Incheon to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Incheon to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Incheon to Chūbu Centrair via Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Gimhae to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Daegu to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Incheon to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Incheon to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Haneda via Okayama
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Haneda via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from Gimhae to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Incheon to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Incheon to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Incheon to Kita Kyushu
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Gimhae to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Incheon to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $800
Flights from Incheon to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Gimhae to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Gimhae to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Daegu to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Incheon to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Flights from Incheon to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Flights from Daegu to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Incheon to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from Incheon to Kita Kyushu
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Eastar Jet
Website
eastarjet.com
Flights from Incheon to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $490
Air Seoul
Website
flyairseoul.com
Flights from Incheon to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Train operators
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 - $8
Schedules at
arex.or.kr
Keikyu Railways
Website
keikyu.co.jp
Train from Keikyu Kamata to Hatchonawate
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kokura to Hakata
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$24 - $35
Reserved seat
$30 - $40
Green seat
$35 - $50
Train from Hakata to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$200 - $270
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$200 - $270
Reserved seat
$220 - $270
Green seat
$290 - $390
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
Train from Gwangmyeong Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
First Class
$90
Economy Class
$64
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Suseo SRT to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
srail.co.kr
Standard Class
$44 - $47
First Class
$64 - $68
Bus operators
bus Tago
Website
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Dongdaegu to Gimhae Int'l Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
bustago.or.kr
Nishi Tokyo Bus
Phone
042-623-1365
Website
nisitokyobus.co.jp
Night bus from Universal Studios Japan to Basuta Shinjuku, Tokyo
Ave. Duration
9 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$73
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal to Donghae Express Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
Keihan Bus
Phone
077-531-2121
Website
keihanbus.jp
Bus from Yonago to Meishin Takatsuki
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$44
Schedules at
keihanbus.jp
JR Bus Kanto
Ferry operators
Miraejet Kobee
Website
kobee.co.kr
Ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$106
Schedules at
kobee.co.kr
Panstar
Website
panstar.jp
Ferry from Busan to Osaka
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $400
Schedules at
panstar.jp
4 Bed Cabin
$142
2 Bed Cabin
$399
2 Bed Cabin Deluxe
$444
DBS Cruise Ferry
Phone
+7 4232 30 2704
Website
dbsferry.co.kr
Ferry from Donghae to Sakaiminato
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$157
Schedules at
dbsferry.co.kr
JRbeetle
Website
jrbeetle.co.jp
Ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$125
Schedules at
jrbeetle.co.jp

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