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There are 5 ways to get from Seoul to Okinawa (State) by train, plane, ferry or car ferry

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Train to Incheon, fly to Okinawa  •  5h 32m

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Fly from Incheon (ICN) to Okinawa (OKA) ICN - OKA

¥8528 - ¥55906

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Train to Incheon, fly to Miyako Jima  •  8h 7m

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Fly from Incheon (ICN) to Miyako Jima (MMY) ICN - MMY

¥7488 - ¥43726

3 alternative options

Fly Seoul Gimpo to Okinawa  •  7h 19m

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Okinawa (OKA) GMP - OKA

¥13326 - ¥80633

Train, ferry  •  36h 25m

  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 Kagoshima-Chuo
  4. Take the ferry from 鹿児島新港 新港待合所 to 那覇港 船客待合所

¥44915 - ¥65861

Train, car ferry, ferry  •  44h 15m

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
  2. Take the car ferry from Busan Int'l port to Shimonoseki
  3. Take the train from Kokura to Kagoshima-Chuo
  4. Take the ferry from 鹿児島新港 新港待合所 to 那覇港 船客待合所

¥40134 - ¥68378

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The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Okinawa (State) is to train and fly which costs ₩80,000 - ₩490,000 and takes 8h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Okinawa (State) is to train and fly which costs ₩95,000 - ₩650,000 and takes 5h 32m.

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The distance between Seoul and Okinawa (State) is 1234 km.

The best way to get from Seoul to Okinawa (State) without a car is to train and ferry which takes 36h 25m and costs ₩490,000 - ₩750,000.

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It takes approximately 5h 32m to get from Seoul to Okinawa (State), including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Incheon Airport to Okinawa Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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Jeju Air, T'way Air, JetStar Japan and three other airlines offer flights from Incheon Airport to Okinawa Airport.

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There are 1036+ hotels available in Okinawa (State). Prices start at ¥10000 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: 1233.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 32m

What companies run services between Seoul, South Korea and Okinawa (State), Japan?

Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways and four other airlines fly from Seoul to Naha every 30 minutes.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Incheon to Okinawa
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥28000 - ¥110000
Flights from Incheon to Okinawa via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥27000 - ¥210000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Okinawa via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
7h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥38000 - ¥250000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Okinawa via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥34000 - ¥250000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Okinawa via Tokyo Haneda, Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥38000 - ¥250000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Okinawa via Tokyo Haneda, Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥39000 - ¥250000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Okinawa via Tokyo Haneda, Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥38000 - ¥250000
Flights from Incheon to Miyako Jima via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥20000 - ¥160000
Flights from Incheon to Miyako Jima via Okinawa
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥16000 - ¥80000
Flights from Incheon to Miyako Jima via Osaka Kansai, Okinawa
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥23000 - ¥160000
Flights from Incheon to Miyako Jima via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥23000 - ¥160000
Flights from Incheon to Miyako Jima via Fukuoka, Okinawa
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥20000 - ¥160000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Incheon to Okinawa
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥35000 - ¥120000
Flights from Incheon to Okinawa via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥12000 - ¥70000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Okinawa via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥33000 - ¥120000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Okinawa via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥13000 - ¥80000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Okinawa via Tokyo Haneda, Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥33000 - ¥120000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Okinawa via Osaka Kansai, Incheon
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥50000 - ¥160000
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Incheon to Okinawa
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥35000 - ¥120000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Okinawa via Gimhae, Incheon
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥44000 - ¥140000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Okinawa via Osaka Kansai, Incheon
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥50000 - ¥160000
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Incheon to Okinawa
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥28000 - ¥110000
Flights from Incheon to Miyako Jima via Okinawa
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥22000 - ¥80000
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Incheon to Okinawa
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥95000
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Incheon to Okinawa
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥8000 - ¥55000
Japan Transocean Air
Website
jal.co.jp
Flights from Incheon to Miyako Jima via Okinawa
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥7000 - ¥43000
Train operators
AREX
Phone
+82 1599-7788
Website
arex.or.kr
Train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥370 - ¥600
Website
http://www.arex.or.kr/
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
¥4400 - ¥5500
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
First Class
¥7529
Economy Class
¥5379
Standing
¥4569
Train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥4700 - ¥5500
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
First Class
¥7529
Economy Class
¥5379
Standing
¥4569
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 Hakata to Kagoshima-Chuo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥6500 - ¥9500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥6500 - ¥9000
Reserved seat
¥7500 - ¥9500
Green seat
¥10000 - ¥13000
Train from Kokura to Kagoshima-Chuo
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥8000 - ¥11000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥8000 - ¥11000
Reserved seat
¥9000 - ¥11000
Green seat
¥11000 - ¥16000
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
¥2000 - ¥2500
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Standing
¥2030 - ¥2040
Economy Class
¥2380 - ¥2420
Ferry operators
JRbeetle
Website
jrbeetle.com
Ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥16000
Schedules at
jrbeetle.com
Marix Line
Website
marixline.com
Ferry from 鹿児島新港 新港待合所 to 那覇港 船客待合所
Ave. Duration
25h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
¥17000 - ¥30000
Schedules at
marixline.com
Second Class Sleeper
¥19000 - ¥22000
Second Class
¥17000 - ¥20000
First Class
¥28000 - ¥30000
Premium
¥35000 - ¥37000
Passenger car
¥60000 - ¥85000
A Line
Website
aline-ferry.com
Ferry from 鹿児島新港 新港待合所 to 那覇港 船客待合所
Ave. Duration
25h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
¥14000 - ¥23000
Schedules at
aline-ferry.com
Second Class
¥14000 - ¥15500
Second Class Sleeper
¥16000 - ¥23000
First Class
¥28000 - ¥30000
Premium
¥36243
Passenger Car
¥60000 - ¥85000
Pukwan ferry
Website
pukwan.co.kr
Car ferry from Busan Int'l port to Shimonoseki
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥8500 - ¥12000
Schedules at
pukwan.co.kr
Suite
¥22576
Deluxe
¥15740
1st class
¥11243
2nd class
¥8545

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