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There are 9 ways to get from Seoul to Nagoya by bus, plane, train, ferry, car ferry or car

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Bus to Incheon, fly to Chūbu Centrair  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Korean Air Building to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Fly from Incheon (ICN) to Chūbu Centrair (NGO) ICN - NGO

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Train, car ferry  •  24h 6m

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
  2. Take the car ferry from Busan to Osaka International Ferry Terminal
  3. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Nagoya

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Fly Seoul Gimpo to Chūbu Centrair  •  6h 42m

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Chūbu Centrair (NGO) GMP - NGO

Fly Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Haneda, train  •  6h 34m

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) GMP - HND
  2. Take the train from Shinagawa to Nagoya

Bus to Incheon, fly to Nagoya Airfield  •  7h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Korean Air Building to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Fly from Incheon (ICN) to Nagoya Airfield (NKM) ICN - NKM

Train, ferry  •  11h 51m

  1. Take the train from Gwangmyeong Station to Busan Station
  2. Take the ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
  3. Take the train from Hakata to Nagoya

Bus, ferry  •  27h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal to Donghae
  2. Take the ferry from Donghae to Maizuru
  3. Take the bus from Maizuru Ferry Terminal to Sannomiya Bus Terminal
  4. Take the bus from Sannomiya BT to Nagoya Meitetsu BC

Drive, car ferry  •  24h 48m

  1. Drive from Seoul to Busan
  2. Take the car ferry from Busan to Osaka International Ferry Terminal
  3. Drive from Osaka International Ferry Terminal to Nagoya

Bus, train, ferry  •  29h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Taebaek
  2. Take the train from Taebaek Station to Donghae Station
  3. Take the ferry from Donghae to Maizuru
  4. Take the bus from Maizuru Ferry Terminal to Sannomiya Bus Terminal
  5. Take the bus from Sannomiya BT to Nagoya Meitetsu BC
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Nagoya is 0120-565653.

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The social distance requirement in Nagoya is 2 metres.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Nagoya is to bus and train and ferry which costs ₩270,000 - ₩271,000 and takes 29h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Nagoya is to bus and fly which costs ₩550,000 - ₩2100,000 and takes 5h 30m.

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The distance between Seoul and Nagoya is 927 km.

The best way to get from Seoul to Nagoya without a car is to train and ferry which takes 11h 51m and costs ₩370,000 - ₩480,000.

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It takes approximately 5h 30m to get from Seoul to Nagoya, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Incheon Airport to Chūbu Centrair Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Korean Air, Ibex Airlines, All Nippon Airways and Asiana Airlines offer flights from Incheon Airport to Chūbu Centrair Airport.

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There are 170+ hotels available in Nagoya. Prices start at ¥12500 per night.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Seoul Gimpo Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs ₩1,900 - ₩3,400.

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  • Distance: 927 km
  • Duration: 5h 30m

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

Korean Air, All Nippon Airways and five other airlines fly from Seoul to Nagoya every 4 hours.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Incheon to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥55000 - ¥240000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Chūbu Centrair via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
¥49000 - ¥200000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Chūbu Centrair via Tokyo Haneda, Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥50000 - ¥160000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥37000 - ¥180000
Flights from Incheon to Nagoya Airfield via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥55000 - ¥95000
Flights from Incheon to Nagoya Airfield via New Chitose, Yamagata
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥90000 - ¥320000
Flights from Incheon to Nagoya Airfield via New Chitose, Morioka
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥60000 - ¥220000
Flights from Incheon to Nagoya Airfield via Tokyo Narita, Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥90000 - ¥340000
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Incheon to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
¥55000 - ¥210000
Flights from Incheon to Chūbu Centrair via Sendai
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥60000 - ¥220000
Flights from Incheon to Chūbu Centrair via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥60000 - ¥280000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Chūbu Centrair via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥50000 - ¥240000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥34000 - ¥160000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Haneda via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥34000 - ¥180000
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Incheon to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥55000 - ¥240000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Chūbu Centrair via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥49000 - ¥200000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Chūbu Centrair via Cheju, Gimhae
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥50000 - ¥210000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥37000 - ¥180000
Asiana Airlines
Website
flyasiana.com
Flights from Incheon to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
¥55000 - ¥210000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥34000 - ¥160000
Fuji Dream
Website
fujidream.co.jp
Flights from Incheon to Nagoya Airfield via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥55000 - ¥95000
Flights from Incheon to Nagoya Airfield via New Chitose, Yamagata
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥90000 - ¥300000
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen

Japan’s famous bullet trains, operated by Japan Rail, are known for their comfort, punctuality and efficiency. They run at speeds of up to 320km/h and connect most of the country’s major cities. Most shinkansen trains offer two classes – Ordinary and Green Car – although some also offer Gran Class (comparable to first class). Seat reservations can be made on all trains for a small fee, although it’s not mandatory apart from on a handful of routes.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shinagawa to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥8500 - ¥12000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥8500 - ¥12000
Reserved seat
¥9500 - ¥12000
Green seat
¥12000 - ¥17000
Train from Hakata to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥16000 - ¥23000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥16000 - ¥22000
Reserved seat
¥18000 - ¥23000
Green seat
¥23000 - ¥31000
Train from Shin-Osaka to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥5000 - ¥7500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥5000 - ¥7000
Reserved seat
¥6000 - ¥7500
Green seat
¥7500 - ¥10000
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Gwangmyeong Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥4100 - ¥6500
Website
https://www.letskorail.com
Standing
¥4100 - ¥6000
Economy
¥4400 - ¥6500
First Class
¥6500 - ¥9500
Train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥4300 - ¥6500
Website
https://www.letskorail.com
Standing
¥4300 - ¥6000
Economy
¥4700 - ¥6500
First Class
¥6500 - ¥10000
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
¥2300 - ¥2900
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Standing/Non-reserved
¥2300 - ¥2400
Economy Class
¥2700 - ¥2900
Train from Taebaek Station to Donghae Station
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥300 - ¥400
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Standing/Non-reserved
¥300 - ¥330
Economy Class
¥360 - ¥400
Bus operators
Kal Limousine
Website
kallimousine.com
Bus from Korean Air Building to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥1627
Schedules at
kallimousine.com
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal to Donghae
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1700 - ¥2700
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
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kobus.co.kr
Excellent Express
¥2623
Economy Express
¥1779
Nihon Kotsu
Phone
03-5755-2151
Website
nihon-kotsu.co.jp
Bus from Maizuru Ferry Terminal to Sannomiya Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥2450
Schedules at
nihonkotsu.co.jp
Meitetsu Bus
Website
meitetsu-bus.co.jp
Bus from Sannomiya BT to Nagoya Meitetsu BC
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥3460
Schedules at
meitetsu-bus.co.jp
TxBus
Phone
1644-3070
Website
txbus.t-money.co.kr
Bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Taebaek
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥3243
Schedules at
txbuse.t-money.co.kr
Ferry operators
JRbeetle
Website
jrbeetle.com
Ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥16000
Schedules at
jrbeetle.com
Panstar
Website
panstar.jp
Car ferry from Busan to Osaka International Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
¥13000 - ¥21000
Schedules at
panstar.jp
Standard A
¥13000
Standard B
¥15000
Family Room
¥19500
Junior room
¥20800
Deluxe Suite
¥23000
Car
¥75000
Duwon Shipping.Co
Phone
+82 33 521 0661
Email
duwon@dwship.co.kr
Website
dwship.co.kr
Ferry from Donghae to Maizuru
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
¥17991
Schedules at
dwship.co.kr

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