There are 8 ways to get from Seoul to Muan by train, bus, car or plane

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

Recommended option

Train via Naju Station  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Yongsan Station to Naju Station KTX Seoul - Mokpo

$42 - $100

Cheapest option

Train  •  4 h 51 min

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

$21 - $55

6 alternative options

Bus Easy Ticket  •  5 h 30 min

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

$24 - $30

Bus bus Tago  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Anyang to Gwangju
  2. Take the bus from Gwangju to Muan

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Seoul to Muan 204.1 miles

$35 - $60

Fly to Muan  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Muan (MWX) GMP - MWX

$115 - $188

Fly to Gwangju, bus  •  4 h 37 min

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

Fly to Yosu, bus  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Yosu (RSU) GMP - RSU
  2. Take the bus from Yeocheon to Gwangju
  3. Take the bus from Gwangju to Muan

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

Korail operates a train from Seoul to Muan hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $95 and the journey takes 2 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Seoul to Muan via Gunsan in around 5 h 30 min.

Airlines
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Muan via Cheju
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Muan via Gwangju, Cheju
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Muan via Busan, Cheju
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Yosu
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Muan via Cheju
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Yosu
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $550
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Muan via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Train operators
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Yongsan Station to Naju Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Schedules at
letskorail.com
First Class
$95
Economy Class
$68
Train from Yongsan Station to Muan Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $55
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Economy Class
$25
Standing
$22
Bus operators
Easy Ticket
Website
hticket.co.kr
Bus from Seoul Central City Bus Terminal to Gunsan
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
hticket.co.kr
Gunsan Bus Terminal
Website
tour.gunsan.go.kr
Bus from Gunsan to Muan
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
gunsan.go.kr
Book at
intercity.kr
bus Tago
Website
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Anyang to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
bustago.or.kr
Jeonbuk Express
Website
jbexpress.co.kr
Bus from Anyang to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Schedules at
jbexpress.co.kr
Book at
bustago.or.kr
Kumho Bus Lines
Website
usquare.co.kr
Bus from Gwangju to Muan
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Yeocheon to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
bustago.or.kr

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Seoul to Muan?

The distance between Seoul and Muan is 290 km. The road distance is 326 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Seoul to Muan?

The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Muan is to bus which costs ₩25,000 - ₩33,000 and takes 5 h 30 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Seoul to Muan?

The quickest way to get from Seoul to Muan is to drive which takes 3 h 22 min and costs ₩42,000 - ₩65,000.

Is there a direct train between Seoul and Muan?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Yongsan Station and arriving at Muan Station. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 51 min.

Is there a direct bus between Seoul and Muan?

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 5 h 30 min.

How long does it take to get from Seoul to Muan?

It takes approximately 3 h 24 min to get from Seoul to Muan, including transfers.