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There are 9 ways to get from Seoul to Songgwangsa by train, bus, car or plane

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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Train  •  3h 52m

  1. Take the train from Gwangmyeong Station to Suncheon Station KTX Seoul

$74 - $110

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Bus Easy Ticket  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Seoul Central City Bus Terminal to Gwangju
  2. Take the bus from Gwangju to Songgwangsa

$23 - $35

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Train, bus  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Gwangju Songjeong Station KTX Seoul
  2. Take the bus from Gwangju to Songgwangsa

$44 - $75

Train, bus via Jangseong Station  •  7h 3m

  1. Take the train from Yongsan Station to Jangseong Station ITX-Saemaeul Seoul / ...
  2. Take the bus from Gwangju to Songgwangsa

$35 - $49

Bus Jeonbuk Express  •  7h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Anyang to Gwangju
  2. Take the bus from Gwangju to Songgwangsa

$25 - $34

Drive  •  3h 35m

  1. Drive from Seoul to Songgwangsa 203 miles

$35 - $60

Fly to Yosu  •  3h 3m

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Yosu (RSU) GMP - RSU

$81 - $182

Fly to Gwangju, bus  •  5h 19m

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Gwangju (KWJ) GMP - KWJ
  2. Take the bus from Gwangju to Songgwangsa

$45 - $106

Fly to Jinju, train  •  5h 1m

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Jinju (HIN) GMP - HIN
  2. Take the train from Jinju Station to Suncheon Station

$109 - $339

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Songgwangsa is to bus which costs ₩28,000 - ₩39,000 and takes 7h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Songgwangsa is to fly which costs ₩90,000 - ₩210,000 and takes 3h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Seoul to Songgwangsa. However, there are services departing from Seoul Central City Bus Terminal and arriving at Songgwangsa via Gwangju. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 50m.

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The distance between Seoul and Songgwangsa is 286 km. The road distance is 324.8 km.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Songgwangsa without a car is to train which takes 3h 52m and costs ₩80,000 - ₩130,000.

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It takes approximately 3h 52m to get from Seoul to Songgwangsa, including transfers.

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Seoul to Songgwangsa bus services, operated by Easy Ticket, depart from Seoul Central City Bus Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Songgwangsa is to train which takes 3h 52m and costs ₩80,000 - ₩130,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₩25,000 - ₩40,000 and takes 5h 50m, you could also fly, which costs ₩90,000 - ₩210,000 and takes 3h 3m.

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The quickest flight from Seoul Gimpo Airport to Yosu Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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Seoul to Songgwangsa bus services, operated by bus Tago, arrive at Songgwangsa station.

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Map of how to get from Seoul to Songgwangsa.
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  • Distance: 178.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 52m

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

Korail operates a train from Seoul to Songgwangsa hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 2h 7m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Seoul to Songgwangsa via Gwangju in around 5h 50m.

Airlines
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Yosu
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Yosu
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $550
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Jinju
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Train operators
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Gwangmyeong Station to Suncheon Station
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
letskorail.com
First class
$59
Economy Class
$42
Non-reserved Seat
$36
Train from Seoul Station to Gwangju Songjeong Station
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
letskorail.com
First Class
$67
Economy Class
$48
Non-reserved Seat
$41
Train from Yongsan Station to Jangseong Station
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Economy Class
$31
Standing
$26
Train from Jinju Station to Suncheon Station
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Bus operators
bus Tago
Website
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Gwangju to Songgwangsa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Anyang to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
bustago.or.kr
Easy Ticket
Website
hticket.co.kr
Bus from Seoul Central City Bus Terminal to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Schedules at
hticket.co.kr
Late-Night Premium
$28
Excellent Express
$24
Economy Express
$16
Jeonbuk Express
Website
jbexpress.co.kr
Bus from Anyang to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
jbexpress.co.kr

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Yes, the driving distance between Seoul to Songgwangsa is 325 km. It takes approximately 3h 35m to drive from Seoul to Songgwangsa.

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Asiana Airlines and Korean Air offer flights from Seoul Gimpo Airport to Yosu Airport.

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There are 25+ hotels available in Songgwangsa. Prices start at $17 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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