There are 10 ways to get from Seoul to Japan by train, plane, ferry, bus, night bus or car

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Train to Seoul, fly to Fukuoka  •  3 h 59 min

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

$64 - $230

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Fly Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Haneda  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) GMP - HND

$124 - $607

Train to Seoul, fly to Saga, train  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Fly from Seoul (ICN) to Saga (HSG) ICN - HSG
  3. Take the train from Saga to Hakata

$110 - $830

Train to Seoul, fly to Nagoya  •  6 h 1 min

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

$112 - $441

Train to Seoul, fly to Kita Kyushu, train  •  5 h 20 min

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

$95 - $705

Train to Seoul, fly to Tokyo Haneda  •  6 h 3 min

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

$91 - $383

Train, ferry  •  12 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
  2. Take the ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
  3. Take the train from Hakata to Shinagawa

$394 - $525

Bus, ferry  •  33 h 56 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 Nanba Station, Osaka
  4. Take the bus from Osaka Minato-machi Bus Terminal to Buster Shinjuku

$320 - $335

Train, ferry, nightbus  •  34 h 36 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

$296 - $601

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

$286 - $368

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The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Japan is to train and fly which costs ₩70,000 - ₩260,000 and takes 3 h 59 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 3 h 59 min.

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The distance between Seoul and Japan is 1093 km.

It takes approximately 3 h 59 min to get from Seoul to Japan, including transfers.

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

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Map of how to get from Seoul to Japan.
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  • Distance: 682.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 59 min

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

Asiana Airlines, All Nippon Airways and three other airlines fly from Seoul to Kawasaki hourly.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Seoul to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Haneda via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Seoul to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Seoul to Nagoya via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Seoul to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Seoul to Tokyo Haneda via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Seoul to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Seoul to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Seoul to Kita Kyushu
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Seoul to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Seoul to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Seoul to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Seoul to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Seoul to Tokyo Haneda via Okayama
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Seoul to Tokyo Haneda via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Seoul to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Seoul to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Seoul to Nagoya via Busan
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Seoul to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Seoul to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $800
Flights from Seoul to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Seoul to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from Seoul to Kita Kyushu
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Seoul to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Flights from Seoul to Saga
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Eastar Jet
Website
eastarjet.com
Flights from Seoul to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $490
Air Seoul
Website
flyairseoul.com
Flights from Seoul to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Peach Aviation Limited
Website
flypeach.com
Flights from Seoul to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Train operators
AREX
Phone
+82 1599-7788
Website
arex.or.kr
Train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $8
Schedules at
arex.or.kr
Japan Railways Limited Express
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kokura to Hakata
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$25 - $35
Reserved seat
$30 - $40
Green seat
$35 - $50
Train from Hakata to Shinagawa
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$200 - $280
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$200 - $280
Reserved seat
$220 - $280
Green seat
$290 - $390
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
First Class
$91
Economy Class
$65
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Suseo SRT to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
srail.co.kr
Standard Class
$46 - $49
First Class
$67 - $71
Bus operators
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 - $25
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
Nihon Kotsu
Phone
03-5755-2151
Website
nihon-kotsu.co.jp
Bus from Yonago to Nanba Station, Osaka
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
nihonkotsu.co.jp
JR Bus Kanto
Website
jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Bus from Osaka Minato-machi Bus Terminal to Buster Shinjuku
Ave. Duration
8 h 37 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
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
$75
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Ferry operators
JRbeetle
Website
jrbeetle.co.jp
Ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$127
Schedules at
jrbeetle.co.jp
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
$159
Schedules at
dbsferry.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 - $410
Schedules at
panstar.jp
4 Bed Cabin
$145
2 Bed Cabin
$408
2 Bed Cabin Deluxe
$453

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