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There are 6 ways to get from Seoul to Muan by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Sejong  •  4h 11m

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Osong Station KTX Seoul-Pohang / ...
  2. Take the train from Osong Station to Naju Station KTX Seoul / ...

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Train #2  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the train from Yongsan Station to Muan Station Mugunghwa Seoul

4 alternative options

Train  •  4h 11m

  1. Take the train from Suseo SRT to Gwangju Songjeong Station SRT Suseo
  2. Take the train from Gwangju Songjeong Station to Muan Station Mugunghwa Seoul / ...

Bus  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Seoul Central City Bus Terminal to Gunsan
  2. Take the bus from Gunsan to Muan

Drive  •  3h 16m

  1. Drive from Seoul Express bus terminal to Muan 318.4 km

Fly, train  •  4h 29m

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Gwangju (KWJ) GMP - KWJ
  2. Take the train from Gwangju Songjeong Station to Muan Station

Seoul to Muan by train

42 Weekly Trains
4h 11m Average Duration
₩34,118 Cheapest Price
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Seoul → Muan
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COVID-19 help in South Korea

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Yes, travel within South Korea is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Muan is 1339.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Muan is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Muan is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1339.

Last updated: 22 Sep 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Muan is to train which costs ₩22,000 - ₩28,000 and takes 5h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Muan is to drive which costs ₩65,000 - ₩100,000 and takes 3h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Seoul to Muan. However, there are services departing from Seoul Central City Bus Terminal and arriving at Muan via Gunsan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Seoul station to Muan station. However, there are services departing from Seoul Station and arriving at Muan Station via Osong Station and Naju Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 11m.

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It is 290 km from Seoul to Muan. It is approximately 318.4 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Muan without a car is to train via Sejong which takes 4h 11m and costs ₩34,000 - ₩55,000.

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It takes approximately 4h 11m to get from Seoul to Muan, including transfers.

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Seoul to Muan bus services, operated by Easy Ticket, depart from Seoul Central City Bus Terminal station.

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Seoul to Muan train services, operated by Korail, depart from Seoul Station.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Muan is to train via Sejong which takes 4h 11m and costs ₩34,000 - ₩55,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₩26,000 - ₩34,000 and takes 4h 55m.

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  • Distance: 289.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 11m

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

You can take a train from Seoul to Muan via Osong Station and Naju Station in around 4h 11m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Seoul Express bus terminal to Muan via Gunsan in around 4h 55m.

Airlines
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩41,000 - ₩130,000
Asiana Airlines
Website
flyasiana.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩43,000 - ₩150,000
Train operators
Korail
Phone
+82 1544 7777(7788)
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Osong Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₩12,000 - ₩20,000
Website
https://www.letskorail.com
Standing
₩12,000 - ₩18,000
Economy
₩14,000 - ₩20,000
First Class
₩21,000 - ₩30,000
Train from Osong Station to Naju Station
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
₩20,000 - ₩31,000
Website
https://www.letskorail.com
Standing
₩20,000 - ₩28,000
Economy
₩22,000 - ₩31,000
First Class
₩33,000 - ₩46,000
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Osong Station to Naju Station
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
₩25,000 - ₩28,000
Website
http://www.srail.co.kr/
Book at
https://etk.srail.co.kr/hpg/hra/fr/01/selectScheduleList.do?pageId=TE0101000000
Standard Class
₩25,000 - ₩28,000
First Class
₩37,000 - ₩40,000
Train from Suseo SRT to Gwangju Songjeong Station
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩37,000 - ₩40,000
Website
http://www.srail.co.kr/
Book at
https://etk.srail.co.kr/hpg/hra/fr/01/selectScheduleList.do?pageId=TE0101000000
Standard Class
₩37,000 - ₩40,000
First Class
₩55,000 - ₩58,000
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Gwangju Songjeong Station to Muan Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
₩2,300 - ₩3,100
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Standing/Non-reserved
₩2,300 - ₩2,500
Economy Class
₩2,700 - ₩3,100
Train from Yongsan Station to Muan Station
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
₩21,000 - ₩26,000
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Standing/Non-reserved
₩21,000 - ₩22,000
Economy Class
₩24,500 - ₩26,000
Bus operators
Easy Ticket
Website
hticket.co.kr
Bus from Seoul Central City Bus Terminal to Gunsan
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₩13,000 - ₩21,000
Schedules at
hticket.co.kr
Excellent Express
₩20,100
Economy Express
₩13,800
bus Tago
Website
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Gunsan to Muan
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
₩13,100
Schedules at
bustago.or.kr

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The quickest flight from Seoul Gimpo Airport to Gwangju Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Seoul to Muan bus services, operated by bus Tago, arrive at Muan station.

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Seoul to Muan train services, operated by Korail, arrive at Naju Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Seoul to Muan is 318 km. It takes approximately 3h 16m to drive from Seoul to Muan.

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Asiana Airlines and Jin Air offer flights from Seoul Gimpo Airport to Gwangju Airport.

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There are 15+ hotels available in Muan. Prices start at ₩130,000 per night.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Seoul Gimpo Airport is to train which takes 23 min and costs ₩1,900 - ₩4,100.

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