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

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 Tokyo Haneda

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Tokyo Haneda (HND)

Cheapest option

Train to Incheon, fly to Tokyo Narita, train

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

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Train to Incheon, fly to Tokyo Haneda

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

Fly Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Narita, train

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

Train, ferry

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Cheonan Asan Station
  2. Take the train from Cheonan Asan Station to Busan Station
  3. Take the ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
  4. Take the train from Hakata to Tokyo

Bus, ferry

  1. Take the bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Donghae
  2. Take the ferry from Donghae to Maizuru
  3. Take the bus from Maizuru Ferry Terminal to Sannomiya Bus Terminal
  4. Take the bus from Osaka Station JR Express BT to Tokyo Station Nihonbashi Exit

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Seoul to Busan
  2. Take the car ferry from Busan to Osaka International Ferry Terminal
  3. Drive from Osaka International Ferry Terminal to Tokyo

Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) flights

The flight time between Seoul Gimpo (GMP) and Tokyo Haneda (HND) is around 2h 10m and covers a distance of around 1180 km. Services are operated by Asiana Airlines, Korean Air, Japan Airlines and others. Typically 28 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

28 Weekly Planes
2h 10m Average Duration
¥38625 Cheapest Price
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International entry into Japan from South Korea

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Conditions of entry into Japan from South Korea

  • Foreign tourists must have pre-arranged travel through a registered travel agency
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Tokyo is 0120-565653.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Tokyo is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Tokyo is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0120-565653.

No, returning to South Korea from Japan is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 22 Sep 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Tokyo is to train and fly which costs ₩170,000 - ₩390,000 and takes 6h 41m.

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The fastest way to get from Seoul to Tokyo is to fly. Taking this option will cost ₩290,000 - ₩650,000 and takes 5h 8m.

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The distance between Seoul and Tokyo is 1159 km.

The best way to get from Seoul to Tokyo without a car is to train and ferry which takes 13h 26m and costs ₩440,000 - ₩600,000.

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It takes approximately 5h 8m to get from Seoul to Tokyo, 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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Asiana Airlines, Korean Air, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways offer flights from Seoul Gimpo Airport to Tokyo Haneda Airport.

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There are 1028+ hotels available in Tokyo. Prices start at ¥15000 per night.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Seoul Gimpo Airport is to train which takes 23 min and costs ₩1,900 - ₩4,100.

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Map of how to get from Seoul to Tokyo.
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  • Distance: 1159.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 8m

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

Asiana Airlines, Korean Air and two other airlines fly from Seoul to Tokyo 4 times a day.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥40000 - ¥130000
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Haneda via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥46000 - ¥160000
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥28000 - ¥60000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Narita via Tokyo Haneda, Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥65000 - ¥120000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥41000 - ¥120000
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥48000 - ¥100000
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Haneda via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
¥47000 - ¥220000
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥33000 - ¥65000
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Narita via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥33000 - ¥65000
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Narita via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
¥15000 - ¥95000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Narita via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥39000 - ¥140000
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥41000 - ¥120000
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥48000 - ¥100000
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥24000 - ¥55000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Narita via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥39000 - ¥140000
Asiana Airlines
Website
flyasiana.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥40000 - ¥130000
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥27000 - ¥60000
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥17000 - ¥44000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Narita via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥48000 - ¥52000
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Narita via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
¥38000 - ¥80000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Narita via Cheju, Gimhae
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥38000 - ¥80000
Peach Aviation Limited
Website
flypeach.com
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥17000 - ¥90000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥35000 - ¥250000
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥16000 - ¥46000
Air Seoul
Website
flyairseoul.com
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
¥15000 - ¥55000
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥17000 - ¥42000
ZIPAIR Tokyo
Website
zipairtokyo.com
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥18000 - ¥43000
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥19000 - ¥55000
Train operators
AREX
Phone
+82 1599-7788
Website
arex.or.kr
Train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥460 - ¥650
Website
http://www.arex.or.kr/
Narita Express (N'EX)
Website
jreast.co.jp
Train from Narita Airport Terminal 2·3 Station to Tokyo station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥3100 - ¥5000
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/nex/
Book at
https://www.jreast.co.jp/multi/en/pass/nex.html
Reserved Seat
¥3100 - ¥3700
Green Seat (First Class)
¥4500 - ¥5000
Korail
Phone
+82 1544 7777(7788)
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Cheonan Asan Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥950 - ¥1600
Website
https://www.letskorail.com
Standing
¥950 - ¥1400
Economy
¥1100 - ¥1600
First Class
¥1700 - ¥2400
Train from Cheonan Asan Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥3300 - ¥5000
Website
https://www.letskorail.com
Standing
¥3300 - ¥4600
Economy
¥3600 - ¥5000
First Class
¥5000 - ¥7500
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Cheonan Asan Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥4200 - ¥8000
Website
http://www.srail.co.kr/
Book at
https://etk.srail.co.kr/hpg/hra/fr/01/selectScheduleList.do?pageId=TE0101000000
Standard Class
¥4200 - ¥5500
First Class
¥6000 - ¥8000
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 - ¥32000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥23000 - ¥31000
Reserved seat
¥25000 - ¥32000
Green seat
¥33000 - ¥44000
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
Hourly
Estimated price
¥2558
Schedules at
txbuse.t-money.co.kr
Nihon Kotsu
Phone
03-5755-2151
Website
nihon-kotsu.co.jp
Bus from Maizuru Ferry Terminal to Sannomiya Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥2450
Schedules at
nihonkotsu.co.jp
JR Bus Kanto
Phone
03-3844-0489
Website
jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Bus from Osaka Station JR Express BT to Tokyo Station Nihonbashi Exit
Ave. Duration
8h 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
¥3300 - ¥8000
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Ferry operators
JRbeetle
Website
jrbeetle.com
Ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥16000
Schedules at
jrbeetle.com
Duwon Shipping.Co
Phone
+82 33 521 0661
Email
booking@dwship.co.kr
Website
dwship.co.kr
Ferry from Donghae to Maizuru
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
¥17965
Schedules at
dwship.co.kr
Panstar
Website
panstar.jp
Car ferry from Busan to Osaka International Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
¥13000 - ¥21000
Schedules at
panstar.jp
Standard A
¥13000
Standard B
¥15000
Family Room
¥19500
Junior room
¥20800
Deluxe Suite
¥23000
Car
¥75000

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