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There are 4 ways to get from Seoul to Samcheok by train, bus, subway or car

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Train, bus  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Cheongnyangni Station to Gangneung Station KTX Seoul
  2. Take the bus from Gangneung to Samcheok

$26 - $41

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal to Samcheok Express Bus Terminal

$19 - $25

2 alternative options

Subway, bus  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the subway from City Hall Station to Gangbyeon Station 2-Green
  2. Take the bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Samcheok

$22

Drive  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Seoul to Samcheok 169.8 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Samcheok is to subway and bus which costs ₩24,400 - ₩24,700 and takes 4 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Samcheok is to drive which costs ₩37,000 - ₩55,000 and takes 2 h 53 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Seoul Express Bus Terminal and arriving at Samcheok Express Bus Terminal. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

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The distance between Seoul and Samcheok is 194 km. The road distance is 271.6 km.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Samcheok without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 h 21 min and costs ₩29,000 - ₩47,000.

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It takes approximately 3 h 21 min to get from Seoul to Samcheok, including transfers.

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Seoul to Samcheok bus services, operated by Ko Bus, depart from Seoul Express Bus Terminal station.

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Seoul to Samcheok bus services, operated by Ko Bus, arrive at Samcheok Express Bus Terminal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Seoul to Samcheok is 272 km. It takes approximately 2 h 53 min to drive from Seoul to Samcheok.

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There are 14+ hotels available in Samcheok. Prices start at $43 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Seoul to Samcheok.
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  • Distance: 121.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 21 min

What companies run services between Seoul, South Korea and Samcheok, South Korea?

Ko Bus operates a bus from Seoul to Samcheok hourly. Tickets cost $19 - $25 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min.

Train operators
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Cheongnyangni Station to Gangneung Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
letskorail.com
1st Class
$35
Economy Class
$25
Standing
$24
Bus operators
Gangneung Intercity Bus Terminal
Website
gangneungterminal.co.kr
Bus from Gangneung to Samcheok
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
gangneungterminal.co.kr
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal to Samcheok Express Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
TxBus
Phone
1644-3070
Website
txbus.t-money.co.kr
Bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Samcheok
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
txbuse.t-money.co.kr

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