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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai, train  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Osaka Kansai (KIX) GMP - KIX
  2. Take the train from Kansai Airport to Kyoto

$138 - $456

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Train to Incheon, fly to Osaka Itami  •  7 h 21 min

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

$229 - $667

Fly Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Itami  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Osaka Itami (ITM) GMP - ITM

$297 - $861

Train to Incheon, fly to Chūbu Centrair, train  •  6 h 34 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
  3. Take the train from Nagoya to Kyoto

$146 - $494

Train to Incheon, fly to Okayama, train  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Fly from Incheon (ICN) to Okayama (OKJ) ICN - OKJ
  3. Take the train from Okayama to Kyoto

$199 - $638

Train, ferry via Hakata  •  11 h

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Ulsan Station
  2. Take the train from Ulsan Station to Busan Station
  3. Take the ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
  4. Take the train from Hakata to Kyoto

$292 - $364

Bus, ferry, train  •  12 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal to Busan Central Bus Termnal
  2. Take the ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
  3. Take the train from Hakata to Kyoto

$292 - $345

Train, ferry Panstar  •  24 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
  2. Take the ferry from Busan to Osaka
  3. Take the train from Kyobashi(Osaka) to Jingu-Marutamachi

$195 - $510

Bus, ferry  •  28 h 3 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 Kyōto

$230 - $236

Drive, ferry  •  14 h 39 min

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

$239 - $296

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Kyoto is to bus and ferry which costs ₩260,000 - ₩270,000 and takes 28 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Kyoto is to fly and train which costs ₩150,000 - ₩550,000 and takes 6 h 11 min.

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The distance between Seoul and Kyoto is 835 km.

The best way to get from Seoul to Kyoto without a car is to train and ferry which takes 11 h and costs ₩330,000 - ₩420,000.

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It takes approximately 6 h 11 min to get from Seoul to Kyoto, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Seoul Gimpo Airport to Osaka Kansai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Jeju Air, Asiana Airlines, Air Busan and Korean Air offer flights from Seoul Gimpo Airport to Osaka Kansai Airport.

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There are 2173+ hotels available in Kyoto. Prices start at $60 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 Kyoto.
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  • Distance: 522.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 11 min

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

All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines and Asiana Airlines fly from Seoul to Kyoto every 30 minutes.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Okinawa
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Sendai
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $900
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Oita
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $330
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, Kochi
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,300
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, Oita
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,400
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,400
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
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Okinawa
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via New Chitose
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Aomori
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Niigata
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,000
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Okayama, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, Akita
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,400
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,400
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,400
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, New Chitose
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,500
Flights from Incheon to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Incheon to Okayama
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
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
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai via Cheju
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Incheon to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Incheon to Okayama
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Incheon to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Ibex Airlines
Website
ibexair.co.jp
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Oita
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $330
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Incheon to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
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
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Nagoya to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $55
Green seat
$55 - $75
Train from Okayama to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$50 - $70
Reserved seat
$55 - $70
Green seat
$70 - $100
Train from Hakata to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$120 - $160
Reserved seat
$130 - $160
Green seat
$170 - $230
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Ulsan Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
First Class
$90
Economy Class
$64
Train from Ulsan Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
Train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $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 Ulsan Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
srail.co.kr
Standard Class
$5 - $7
First Class
$8 - $10
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$20 - $22
Economy Class
$23 - $26
Keihan Railways
Website
keihan.co.jp
Train from Kyobashi(Osaka) to Jingu-Marutamachi
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal to Busan Central Bus Termnal
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
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 Kyōto
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$44
Schedules at
keihanbus.jp
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
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
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

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