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There are 7 ways to get from Seoul to Kwangyang by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 29m

  1. Take the train from Yongsan Station to Suncheon Station KTX Seoul / ...

$19 - $62

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Bus Ko Bus  •  4h 36m

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

$17 - $30

5 alternative options

Bus Easy Ticket  •  5h 3m

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

$25 - $37

Drive  •  3h 22m

  1. Drive from Seoul to Kwangyang 202.3 miles

$35 - $60

Fly to Yosu  •  2h 36m

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Yosu (RSU) GMP - RSU

$54 - $144

Fly to Gwangju, bus  •  4h 33m

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Gwangju (KWJ) GMP - KWJ
  2. Take the bus from Gwangju to Gwangyang

$47 - $108

Fly to Jinju, train  •  4h 19m

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Jinju (HIN) GMP - HIN
  2. Take the train from Jinju Station to Gwangyang Station

$73 - $293

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Kwangyang is to bus which costs ₩19,000 - ₩34,000 and takes 4h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Kwangyang is to fly which costs ₩60,000 - ₩170,000 and takes 2h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Seoul to Kwangyang. However, there are services departing from Seoul Central City Bus Terminal and arriving at Gwangyang via Donggwangyang. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 36m.

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No, there is no direct train from Seoul station to Kwangyang station. However, there are services departing from Yongsan Station and arriving at Gwangyang Station via Suncheon Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 29m.

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The distance between Seoul and Kwangyang is 293 km. The road distance is 323.7 km.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Kwangyang without a car is to train which takes 3h 29m and costs ₩21,000 - ₩70,000.

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It takes approximately 3h 29m to get from Seoul to Kwangyang, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Seoul to Kwangyang is to train which takes 3h 29m and costs ₩21,000 - ₩70,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₩19,000 - ₩34,000 and takes 4h 36m, you could also fly, which costs ₩60,000 - ₩170,000 and takes 2h 36m.

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  • Distance: 183.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 29m

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

Korail operates a train from Seoul to Kwangyang hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 2h 21m. Korail Mugunghwa also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, Ko Bus operates a bus from Seoul to Kwangyang every 4 hours. Tickets cost $17 - $30 and the journey takes 4h.

Airlines
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Yosu
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Yosu
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $550
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Jinju
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Train operators
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Yongsan Station to Suncheon Station
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
letskorail.com
First class
$59
Economy Class
$42
Non-reserved Seat
$36
Train from Jinju Station to Gwangyang Station
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Yongsan Station to Suncheon Station
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$17 - $21
Economy Class
$20 - $25
Bus operators
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Seoul Central City Bus Terminal to Donggwangyang
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
Late-Night Excellent
$29
Excellent Express
$26
Economy Express
$18
Easy Ticket
Website
hticket.co.kr
Bus from Seoul Central City Bus Terminal to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Schedules at
hticket.co.kr
Late-Night Premium
$28
Excellent Express
$24
Economy Express
$16
bus Tago
Website
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Gwangju to Gwangyang
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
bustago.or.kr

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Seoul to Kwangyang is 324 km. It takes approximately 3h 22m to drive from Seoul to Kwangyang.

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Asiana Airlines and Korean Air offer flights from Seoul Gimpo Airport to Yosu Airport.

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There are 39+ hotels available in Kwangyang. Prices start at $25 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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