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

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

  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  •  6h 21m

  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 - $272

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Train to Incheon, fly to Osaka Itami  •  7h 24m

  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 - $668

Train to Incheon, fly to Chūbu Centrair, train  •  7h 32m

  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 - $493

Train, ferry via Hakata  •  12h 21m

  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  •  23h 54m

  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

Train, car ferry, bus  •  27h 19m

  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

Bus, ferry  •  27h 41m

  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

$177 - $468

Drive, ferry  •  14h 30m

  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 - ₩310,000 and takes 6h 21m.

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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 5h 50m.

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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 12h 21m and costs ₩330,000 - ₩420,000.

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It takes approximately 5h 50m 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 1h 40m.

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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 206+ hotels available in Nara. Prices start at $35 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Seoul Gimpo Airport is to train which takes 18m 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: 5h 50m

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

There is no direct connection from Seoul to Nara. However, you can take the train to Gimpo Airport, take the walk to Seoul Gimpo airport, fly to Osaka Kansai, take the walk to Kansai Airport, take the train to Tennoji, then take the train to Nara. Alternatively, you can take the train to Incheon Int'l Airport T1, take the walk to Incheon airport, fly to Osaka Kansai, take the walk to Kansai Airport, take the train to Tennoji, then take the train to Nara.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Kansai via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Oita
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Okinawa
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via New Chitose
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Aomori
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Niigata
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,000
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Okayama, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,000
Flights from Incheon to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Kansai via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Incheon to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Okinawa
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Sendai
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $900
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Oita
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $330
Flights from Incheon to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai via Cheju
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Incheon to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Incheon to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai via Cheju
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Incheon to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Peach Aviation Limited
Website
flypeach.com
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Air Seoul
Website
flyairseoul.com
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Eastar Jet
Website
eastarjet.com
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Ibex Airlines
Website
ibexair.co.jp
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Oita
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $330
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
53m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Bentencho to Nara
Ave. Duration
43m
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
59m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arex.or.kr
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Nagoya to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
34m
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
2h 44m
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
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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
2h 42m
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
5h 21m
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
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
etk.srail.co.kr
Standard Class
$44 - $47
First Class
$64 - $68
Bus operators
Nara Kotsu
Website
narakotsu.co.jp
Bus from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 to JR Nara Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
kate.co.jp
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal to Donghae Express Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
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
3h 18m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
nihonkotsu.co.jp
Ferry operators
Miraejet Kobee
Website
kobee.co.kr
Ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$106
Schedules at
kobee.co.kr
Panstar
Website
panstar.jp
Ferry from Busan to Osaka
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
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
18h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Schedules at
panstar.co.kr
Deluxe Suite
$279
Junior Suite
$217
Standard Room A
$124
Standard Room Twin Bed
$143
DBS Cruise Ferry
Phone
+7 4232 30 2704
Website
dbsferry.co.kr
Ferry from Donghae to Sakaiminato
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Schedules at
dbsferry.co.kr
Royal Suite
$380
First Class
$157
Second Class
$125
Economy Class
$104
JRbeetle
Website
jrbeetle.co.jp
Ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$125
Schedules at
jrbeetle.co.jp

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