There are 10 ways to get from Seoul to Kyoto by plane, train, ferry, bus, car ferry 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 8 min

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

$139 - $460

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Train to Seoul, fly to Osaka  •  7 h 24 min

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

$229 - $667

Fly Seoul Gimpo to Osaka  •  7 h 59 min

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

$297 - $861

Train to Seoul, fly to Nagoya, train  •  6 h 21 min

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

$146 - $499

Train to Seoul, fly to Okayama, train  •  6 h 45 min

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

$199 - $643

Train, ferry via Hakata  •  10 h 18 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 Kyoto

$315 - $415

Bus, ferry, train  •  12 h 35 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

$294 - $359

Train, ferry Panstar  •  24 h 24 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

$223 - $546

Train, car ferry, bus  •  28 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Suseo SRT to Busan Station
  2. Take the car ferry from Busan Int'l port to Osaka
  3. Take the bus from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 to Karasuma Goike

$203 - $401

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

$241 - $298

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The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Kyoto is to fly and train which costs ₩150,000 - ₩550,000 and takes 6 h 8 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 8 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 10 h 18 min and costs ₩350,000 - ₩470,000.

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It takes approximately 6 h 8 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, T'way Air and two other airlines offer flights from Seoul Gimpo Airport to Osaka Kansai Airport.

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The nearest airport to Kyoto is Osaka (ITM) Airport which is 38.3 km away. Other nearby airports include Osaka Kobe (UKB) (64.2 km), Osaka Kansai (KIX) (80.1 km), Nagoya (NGO) (98.3 km) and Nagoya (NKM) (109.1 km).

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There are 2182+ 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 8 min

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

All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines and two other 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 Seoul to Osaka via Sendai
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $900
Flights from Seoul to Osaka via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Seoul to Osaka via Sapporo
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Flights from Seoul to Osaka via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Seoul to Osaka via Okinawa
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Flights from Seoul to Osaka via Oita
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka via Tokyo Haneda, Kochi
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,300
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka via Tokyo Haneda, Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,300
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka via Tokyo Haneda, Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,400
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
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Seoul to Osaka via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Seoul to Osaka via Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Seoul to Osaka via Sapporo
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from Seoul to Osaka via Aomori
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Seoul to Osaka via Niigata
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,000
Flights from Seoul to Osaka via Fukuoka, Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Seoul to Osaka via Okayama, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka via Tokyo Haneda, Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,400
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka via Tokyo Haneda, Akita
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,400
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka via Tokyo Haneda, Aomori
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,400
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka via Tokyo Haneda, Sapporo
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,500
Flights from Seoul to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Seoul 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 Busan
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
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
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai via Busan
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai via Cheju
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Seoul to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Seoul 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 Seoul to Nagoya
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 Busan
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai via Cheju
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Ibex Airlines
Website
ibexair.co.jp
Flights from Seoul to Osaka via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $340
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 Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Nagoya to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $60
Green seat
$55 - $80
Train from Okayama to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$50 - $70
Reserved seat
$55 - $75
Green seat
$75 - $100
Train from Hakata to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$120 - $170
Reserved seat
$130 - $170
Green seat
$170 - $230
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
Keihan Railways
Website
hyperdia.com
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
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 Busan Central Bus Termnal
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
OKK Airport Bus
Website
okkbus.co.jp
Bus from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 to Karasuma Goike
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Schedules at
okkbus.co.jp
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
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
$146
2 Bed Cabin
$409
2 Bed Cabin Deluxe
$454
Car ferry from Busan Int'l port to Osaka
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $290
Schedules at
panstar.co.kr
2bed Deluxe Room
$282
2bed Junior Room
$219
Shared standard 2 berth cabin
$144
Shared standard 4 berth cabin
$126

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