There are 9 ways to get from Seoul to Osaka by plane, train, ferry, bus, night bus 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 9 min

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

$119 - $432

Cheapest option

Train to Seoul, fly to Osaka Kansai, train  •  5 h 40 min

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

$76 - $268

7 alternative options

Train to Seoul, fly to Osaka  •  6 h 53 min

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

$224 - $661

Train to Seoul, fly to Nagoya, train  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Fly from Seoul (ICN) to Nagoya (NGO) ICN - NGO
  3. Take the train from Nagoya to Shin-Osaka

$156 - $504

Train, ferry via Hakata  •  10 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
  2. Take the ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
  3. Take the train from Hakata to Shin-Osaka

$303 - $387

Bus, ferry, train  •  12 h 19 min

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

$282 - $346

Train, ferry Panstar  •  22 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Busan Station KTX Seoul
  2. Take the ferry from Busan to Osaka

$190 - $480

Train, ferry, night bus  •  27 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Suseo SRT to Busan Station
  2. Take the ferry from Busan to Shimonoseki
  3. Take the night bus from Kokura to Umeda-eki

$182 - $248

Drive, ferry  •  14 h 12 min

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

$234 - $291

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Osaka is to train and fly which costs ₩85,000 - ₩300,000 and takes 5 h 40 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Seoul to Osaka is to fly and train which costs ₩130,000 - ₩490,000 and takes 5 h 9 min.

More details

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 10 h 2 min and costs ₩330,000 - ₩440,000.

More details

It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to get from Seoul to Osaka, including transfers.

More details

The quickest flight from Seoul Gimpo Airport to Osaka Kansai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

Search flights

Jeju Air, Asiana Airlines, T'way Air and two other airlines offer flights from Seoul Gimpo Airport to Osaka Kansai Airport.

Search flights

There are 2494+ hotels available in Osaka. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

More details

The best way to get from Seoul to Seoul Gimpo Airport is to train which takes 18 min and costs ₩1,400 - ₩2,000.

More details

Map of how to get from Seoul to Osaka.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 518.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 9 min

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

There is no direct connection from Seoul to Osaka. 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 Shinimamiya, take the walk to Dobutsuen-Mae, then take the subway to Osaka. Alternatively, you can take the train to Incheon Int'l Airport T1, take the walk to Seoul airport, fly to Osaka Kansai, take the walk to Kansai Airport, take the train to Shinimamiya, take the walk to Dobutsuen-Mae, then take the subway to Osaka.

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 Seoul to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Seoul to Osaka via Sendai
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $900
Flights from Seoul to Osaka via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Seoul to Osaka via Sapporo
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Flights from Seoul to Osaka via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Seoul to Osaka via Okinawa
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Flights from Seoul to Osaka via Oita
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Seoul to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Seoul to Nagoya via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $850
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 Busan
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Seoul to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Seoul to Osaka Kansai via Busan
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Seoul to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Seoul to Nagoya via Busan
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Seoul to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Seoul to Osaka via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Seoul to Osaka via Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Seoul to Osaka via Sapporo
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from Seoul to Osaka via Niigata
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,000
Flights from Seoul to Osaka via Aomori
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Seoul to Osaka via Fukuoka, Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Seoul to Osaka via Okayama, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,000
Flights from Seoul to Osaka via Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Flights from Seoul to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai via Busan
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai via Cheju
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Seoul to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Seoul to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 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 Seoul to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Seoul to Nagoya
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 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Flights from Seoul to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Seoul to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Peach Aviation Limited
Website
flypeach.com
Flights from Seoul to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai via Busan
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Air Seoul
Website
flyairseoul.com
Flights from Seoul to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Eastar Jet
Website
eastarjet.com
Flights from Seoul to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Ibex Airlines
Website
ibexair.co.jp
Flights from Seoul to Osaka via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $340
Train operators
Nankai Railways
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 - $9
Schedules at
arex.or.kr
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Nagoya to Shin-Osaka
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$45 - $60
Reserved seat
$50 - $65
Green seat
$65 - $90
Train from Hakata to Shin-Osaka
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$110 - $150
Reserved seat
$120 - $160
Green seat
$160 - $220
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
First Class
$76
Economy Class
$54
Standing
$51
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Suseo SRT to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
srail.co.kr
Standard Class
$44 - $47
First Class
$65 - $69
Bus operators
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal to Busan Central Bus Termnal
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
Willer Travel
Website
willerexpress.com
Night bus from Kokura to Umeda-eki
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$54
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Ferry operators
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
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
$143
2 Bed Cabin
$400
2 Bed Cabin Deluxe
$445
Kampu Ferry
Phone
083-224-3000
Website
kampuferry.co.jp
Ferry from Busan to Shimonoseki
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
kampuferry.co.jp
Second Class
$80
Ferst Class
$112
Deluxe
$160
Suite
$249

Want to know more about travelling around Japan

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Where to next?