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There are 10 ways to get from Seoul to Nara 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.

Recommended option

Fly Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai, train  •  5 h 50 min

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

$122 - $440

Cheapest option

Train to Incheon, fly to Osaka Kansai, train  •  6 h 21 min

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

$79 - $276

8 alternative options

Train to Incheon, fly to Osaka Itami  •  7 h 39 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

$232 - $672

Fly Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Itami  •  8 h 8 min

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

$300 - $866

Train to Incheon, fly to Chūbu Centrair, train  •  7 h 52 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

$149 - $497

Train, ferry via Hakata  •  12 h 16 min

  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 Kyoto

$293 - $364

Train, ferry Panstar  •  23 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
  2. Take the ferry from Busan to Osaka
  3. Take the train from Bentencho to Nara

$169 - $478

Bus, ferry  •  25 h 51 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 Osaka Airport

$276 - $302

Train, car ferry, bus  •  27 h 23 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 JR Nara Station

$194 - $384

Drive, ferry  •  14 h 30 min

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

$239 - $296

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Nara is to train and fly which costs ₩85,000 - ₩320,000 and takes 6 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Nara is to fly and train which costs ₩130,000 - ₩500,000 and takes 5 h 50 min.

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The distance between Seoul and Nara is 855 km.

The best way to get from Seoul to Nara without a car is to train and ferry which takes 12 h 16 min and costs ₩330,000 - ₩420,000.

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It takes approximately 5 h 50 min to get from Seoul to Nara, 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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There are 186+ hotels available in Nara. Prices start at $34 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 Nara.
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  • Distance: 534.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 50 min

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

All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines and Asiana Airlines fly from Seoul to Nara 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 Kansai
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Sendai
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $900
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Okinawa
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via New Chitose
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
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 36 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, Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,400
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 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 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Kansai via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
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 25 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
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Aomori
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 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 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,400
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, Akita
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,400
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 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 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,500
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Flights from Incheon to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Incheon to Chūbu Centrair via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $400
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 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Kansai via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
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 Gimhae
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 via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai via Cheju
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Incheon to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
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 Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Incheon to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai via Cheju
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Incheon to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Eastar Jet
Website
eastarjet.com
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Air Seoul
Website
flyairseoul.com
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Ibex Airlines
Website
ibexair.co.jp
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $340
Train operators
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of the main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. There are several rail passes on offer for customers such as the Hokkaido Pass, the JR West Rail Pass, JR East Pass, Shikoku Pass, Kyushu Pass and Flex Japan Tourist Pass.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kansai Airport to Tennoji
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Bentencho to Nara
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
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 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 Gwangmyeong Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
First Class
$90
Economy Class
$64
Train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
First Class
$90
Economy Class
$64
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$20 - $22
Economy Class
$23 - $26
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Suseo SRT to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
srail.co.kr
Standard Class
$44 - $47
First Class
$64 - $68
Bus operators
Ko Bus
Website
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
Nihon Kotsu
Phone
03-5755-2151
Website
nihon-kotsu.co.jp
Bus from Yonago to Osaka Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
nihonkotsu.co.jp
Nara Kotsu
Website
narakotsu.co.jp
Bus from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 to JR Nara Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
kate.co.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
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
Car ferry from Busan Int'l port to Osaka
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Schedules at
panstar.co.kr
2bed Deluxe Room
$279
2bed Junior Room
$217
Shared standard 2 berth cabin
$143
Shared standard 4 berth cabin
$124
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
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

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