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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.

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Fly Seoul Gimpo to Osaka Kansai, train  •  4h 59m

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

$117 - $429

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Train to Incheon, fly to Osaka Kansai, train  •  5h 30m

  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 Namba(Nankai)

$74 - $261

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Train to Incheon, fly to Osaka Itami  •  6h 38m

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

$224 - $657

Train to Incheon, fly to Chūbu Centrair, train  •  6h 30m

  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 Shin-Osaka

$156 - $500

Train, ferry via Hakata  •  10h 37m

  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

$280 - $361

Bus, ferry  •  20h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal(Gyeongbu) to Busan Central Bus Termnal
  2. Take the ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
  3. Take the bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Hiroshima Bus Center
  4. Take the bus from Hiroshima BC to Osaka BT

$243 - $262

Train, ferry Panstar  •  23h 1m

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

$163 - $469

Train, ferry, night bus  •  27h 28m

  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

$163 - $259

Drive, ferry  •  14h 12m

  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 ₩80,000 - ₩300,000 and takes 5h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Osaka is to fly and train which costs ₩130,000 - ₩490,000 and takes 4h 59m.

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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 37m and costs ₩310,000 - ₩410,000.

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It takes approximately 4h 59m 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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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 3288+ hotels available in Osaka. Prices start at $47 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 Osaka.
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  • Distance: 518.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 59m

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, then take the train to Osaka. 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, then take the train to Osaka.

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
Nankai Railways
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 Shin-Osaka
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 15 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
2h 28m
Frequency
Every 20 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 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
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal(Gyeongbu) to Busan Central Bus Termnal
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
Late-Night Economy
$23
Excellent Express
$31
Economy Express
$21
Hiroko Kanko
Phone
082-238-3355
Website
hiroko-group.co.jp
Bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Hiroshima Bus Center
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
hiroko-group.co.jp
Chugoku JR Bus Company
Website
chugoku-jrbus.co.jp
Bus from Hiroshima BC to Osaka BT
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
chugoku-jrbus.co.jp
Willer Travel
Website
willerexpress.com
Night bus from Kokura to Umeda-eki
Ave. Duration
8h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
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
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
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
Kampu Ferry
Phone
083-224-3000
Website
kampuferry.co.jp
Ferry from Busan to Shimonoseki
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
kampuferry.co.jp
Second Class
$80
Ferst Class
$111
Deluxe
$160
Suite
$249

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