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There are 10 ways to get from Seoul to Osaka by plane, train, bus, ferry, car ferry or car

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Fly Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai, train  •  5h 4m

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

¥14837 - ¥111122

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Bus to Incheon, fly to Osaka Kansai, train  •  5h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Koreana Hotel 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 Namba(Nankai)

¥6505 - ¥18328

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Bus to Incheon, fly to Osaka Itami  •  6h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Koreana Hotel to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Fly from Incheon (ICN) to Osaka Itami (ITM) ICN - ITM

¥81455 - ¥192178

Fly Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Itami  •  7h 29m

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

¥60687 - ¥95972

Bus to Incheon, fly to Chūbu Centrair, train  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Koreana Hotel to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Fly from Incheon (ICN) to Chūbu Centrair (NGO) ICN - NGO
  3. Take the train from Nagoya to Shin-Osaka

¥22825 - ¥42078

Train, ferry  •  10h 23m

  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 Shin-Osaka

¥34232 - ¥43004

Bus, ferry, train  •  11h 30m

  1. Take the bus from East Seoul Bus Terminal to Busan Central Bus Terminal
  2. Take the ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
  3. Take the train from Hakata to Shin-Osaka

¥32450 - ¥40017

Train, car ferry  •  22h 56m

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Busan Station KTX Seoul / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Busan to Osaka International Ferry Terminal

¥15417 - ¥27376

Bus, train, ferry  •  29h 12m

  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 Sakaiminato
  4. Take the bus from Matsue Station to Umeda-eki

¥20886 - ¥24976

Drive, ferry  •  14h 12m

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

¥27697 - ¥33507

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The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Osaka is to bus and fly and train which costs ₩65,000 - ₩200,000 and takes 5h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Osaka is to fly and train which costs ₩150,000 - ₩1200,000 and takes 5h 4m.

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The distance between Seoul and Osaka is 829 km.

The best way to get from Seoul to Osaka without a car is to train and ferry which takes 10h 23m and costs ₩350,000 - ₩450,000.

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It takes approximately 5h 4m to get from Seoul to Osaka, 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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Asiana Airlines and Korean Air offer flights from Seoul Gimpo Airport to Osaka Kansai Airport.

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There are 1001+ hotels available in Osaka. 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: 829 km
  • Duration: 5h 4m

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

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

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥39000 - ¥85000
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥50000 - ¥110000
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Aomori
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥95000 - ¥210000
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥90000 - ¥200000
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via New Chitose
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥100000 - ¥220000
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Okinawa
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥100000 - ¥220000
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥90000 - ¥200000
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Okayama, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥95000 - ¥210000
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Fukuoka, Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥90000 - ¥200000
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Fukuoka, Izumo
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥90000 - ¥200000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥60000 - ¥95000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥65000 - ¥110000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥65000 - ¥120000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥65000 - ¥110000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, Nagasaki
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥65000 - ¥120000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, Izumo
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥60000 - ¥100000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, Oita
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥65000 - ¥110000
Flights from Incheon to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥60000 - ¥140000
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥25000 - ¥110000
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥46000 - ¥110000
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
¥85000 - ¥200000
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥80000 - ¥190000
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Okinawa
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥95000 - ¥220000
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Sendai
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥90000 - ¥210000
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via New Chitose
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥95000 - ¥220000
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Itami via Fukuoka, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥70000 - ¥160000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥60000 - ¥140000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, Oita
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥55000 - ¥130000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, Kochi
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥50000 - ¥130000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥55000 - ¥130000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥55000 - ¥140000
Flights from Incheon to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
¥55000 - ¥130000
Flights from Incheon to Chūbu Centrair via Sendai
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥60000 - ¥140000
Flights from Incheon to Chūbu Centrair via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥26000 - ¥80000
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥39000 - ¥85000
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥40000 - ¥90000
Flights from Incheon to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥60000 - ¥140000
Asiana Airlines
Website
flyasiana.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥25000 - ¥110000
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥46000 - ¥110000
Flights from Incheon to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
¥55000 - ¥130000
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥13000 - ¥24000
Flights from Incheon to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥16000 - ¥32000
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥6500 - ¥22000
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Incheon to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥4900 - ¥16000
Train operators
Nankai Railways
Website
howto-osaka.com
Train from Kansai Airport to Namba(Nankai)
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥650 - ¥800
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
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 Nagoya to Shin-Osaka
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
Train from Hakata to Shin-Osaka
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥12000 - ¥18000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥12000 - ¥17000
Reserved seat
¥14000 - ¥18000
Green seat
¥18000 - ¥25000
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
¥3800 - ¥6000
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Standing
¥3800 - ¥5500
Economy
¥4200 - ¥6000
First Class
¥6000 - ¥8500
Train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥4000 - ¥6500
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Standing
¥4000 - ¥6000
Economy
¥4400 - ¥6500
First Class
¥6000 - ¥9000
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
¥2100 - ¥2700
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Standing/Non-reserved
¥2150 - ¥2250
Economy Class
¥2550 - ¥2700
Train from Taebaek Station to Donghae Station
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥290 - ¥380
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Standing/Non-reserved
¥290 - ¥310
Economy Class
¥330 - ¥380
Bus operators
Kal Limousine
Website
kallimousine.com
Bus from Koreana Hotel to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥1528
Schedules at
kallimousine.com
Airport Limousine Korea
Phone
02 2664-9898
Website
airportlimousine.co.kr
Bus from Four Seasons Hotel to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥955
Schedules at
airportlimousine.co.kr
Easy Ticket
Website
hticket.co.kr
Bus from East Seoul Bus Terminal to Busan Central Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥2300 - ¥3500
Schedules at
hticket.co.kr
Excellent Express
¥3457
Economy Express
¥2321
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
¥3046
Schedules at
txbuse.t-money.co.kr
Chugoku JR Bus Company
Website
chugoku-jrbus.co.jp
Bus from Matsue Station to Umeda-eki
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥5500 - ¥6500
Schedules at
chugoku-jrbus.co.jp.e.aec.hp.transer.com
Ferry operators
JRbeetle
Website
jrbeetle.com
Ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
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
DBS Cruise Ferry
Phone
+82 33 531 5611
Email
dbsferry@dbsferry.com
Website
dbsferry.com
Ferry from Donghae to Sakaiminato
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
¥11000 - ¥14000
Schedules at
dbsferry.co.kr
Royal Suite
¥40964
First Class
¥16901
Second Class
¥13464
Economy Class
¥11172

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