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There are 7 ways to get from Seoul to Saitama by plane, train, ferry, bus, night bus or car

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Fly Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Haneda, train  •  5h 56m

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) GMP - HND
  2. Take the train from Hamamatsucho to Saitama-Shintoshin

¥17186 - ¥50603

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Train to Incheon, fly to Tokyo Narita, train  •  7h 19m

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Fly from Incheon (ICN) to Tokyo Narita (NRT) ICN - NRT
  3. Take the train from Narita Airport Terminal 2·3 Station to Ueno

¥8698 - ¥30496

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Train to Incheon, fly to Tokyo Haneda  •  6h 44m

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

¥10888 - ¥261876

Fly Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Narita, train  •  8h 31m

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Tokyo Narita (NRT) GMP - NRT
  2. Take the train from Narita Airport Terminal 2·3 Station to Ueno

¥13396 - ¥61223

Train, ferry  •  14h

  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 Tokyo

¥48015 - ¥58861

Bus, ferry, night bus  •  34h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Donghae
  2. Take the ferry from Donghae to Sakaiminato
  3. Take the night bus from Matsue Station to Tokyo

¥28267 - ¥35717

Drive, ferry  •  20h 20m

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

¥33311 - ¥42671

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The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Saitama is to fly and train which costs ₩190,000 - ₩600,000 and takes 5h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Saitama is to fly and train which costs ₩190,000 - ₩600,000 and takes 5h 56m.

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The distance between Seoul and Saitama is 1144 km.

The best way to get from Seoul to Saitama without a car is to train and ferry which takes 14h and costs ₩500,000 - ₩700,000.

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It takes approximately 5h 56m to get from Seoul to Saitama, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Seoul Gimpo Airport to Tokyo Haneda Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Korean Air, Japan Airlines, Asiana Airlines and All Nippon Airways offer flights from Seoul Gimpo Airport to Tokyo Haneda Airport.

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There are 169+ hotels available in Saitama. 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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Map of how to get from Seoul to Saitama.
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  • Distance: 1143.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 56m

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

There is no direct connection from Seoul to Saitama. However, you can take the train to Gimpo Airport, take the walk to Seoul Gimpo airport, fly to Tokyo Haneda, take the walk to Haneda Airport Terminal 1, take the Monorail to Hamamatsucho, take the walk to Hamamatsucho, then take the train to Saitama. Alternatively, you can take the train to Incheon Int'l Airport T1, take the walk to Incheon airport, fly to Tokyo Haneda, take the walk to Haneda Airport Terminal 1, take the Monorail to Hamamatsucho, take the walk to Hamamatsucho, then take the train to Saitama.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥25000 - ¥85000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Haneda via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥22000 - ¥60000
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥18000 - ¥100000
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Haneda via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥22000 - ¥400000
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Haneda via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥22000 - ¥400000
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥23000 - ¥37000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Narita via Tokyo Haneda, Hiroshima
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥65000 - ¥280000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Narita via Tokyo Haneda, Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥65000 - ¥280000
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥29000 - ¥95000
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥21000 - ¥140000
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥20000 - ¥31000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Narita via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥19000 - ¥110000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Narita via Gimhae, Incheon
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥19000 - ¥110000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Narita via Cheju, Gimhae
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥19000 - ¥110000
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥25000 - ¥85000
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥18000 - ¥100000
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥14000 - ¥36000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Narita via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥18000 - ¥32000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Narita via Cheju, Gimhae
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥23000 - ¥39000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥29000 - ¥95000
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥21000 - ¥140000
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Haneda via Okayama
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥21000 - ¥140000
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Haneda via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥30000 - ¥420000
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥21000 - ¥36000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Narita via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥19000 - ¥110000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Narita via Tokyo Haneda, Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥65000 - ¥270000
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥8000 - ¥70000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Narita via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥90000
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥6000 - ¥41000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Narita via Cheju
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥9000 - ¥55000
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Narita via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥18000 - ¥32000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Narita via Cheju, Gimhae
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥23000 - ¥39000
Air Seoul
Website
flyairseoul.com
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥6000 - ¥41000
Eastar Jet
Website
eastarjet.com
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥6000 - ¥41000
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥20000 - ¥24000
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥35000 - ¥55000
Train operators
JR-East
Website
jreast.co.jp
Train from Hamamatsucho to Saitama-Shintoshin
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
¥550 - ¥750
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/
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/
Keisei Skyliner
Website
keisei.co.jp
Train from Narita Airport Terminal 2·3 Station to Ueno
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥2520
Website
https://www.keisei.co.jp/keisei/
Book at
https://www.keisei.co.jp/keisei/tetudou/skyliner/e-ticket/en/
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
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 Tokyo
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥23000 - ¥31000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥23000 - ¥31000
Reserved seat
¥25000 - ¥31000
Green seat
¥33000 - ¥43000
Bus operators
TxBus
Phone
1644-3070
Website
txbus.t-money.co.kr
Bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Donghae
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥2267
Schedules at
txbuse.t-money.co.kr
Chugoku JR Bus Company
Website
chugoku-jrbus.co.jp
Night bus from Matsue Station to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
11h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥12000 - ¥15000
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 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥16000
Schedules at
jrbeetle.com
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
¥10000 - ¥13000
Schedules at
dbsferry.co.kr
Royal Suite
¥38585
First Class
¥15920
Second Class
¥12682
Economy Class
¥10524

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