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

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Fly Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Haneda  •  5h 1m

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

¥18737 - ¥56092

Cheapest option

Bus to Incheon, fly to Tokyo Narita, train  •  6h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Koreana Hotel 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

¥9255 - ¥34128

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Bus to Incheon, fly to Tokyo Haneda  •  5h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Koreana Hotel to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Fly from Incheon (ICN) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) ICN - HND

¥18505 - ¥67298

Fly Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Narita, train  •  7h 44m

  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

¥19487 - ¥175922

Train, ferry  •  12h 51m

  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

¥45012 - ¥56754

Bus, ferry  •  35h 23m

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

¥23896 - ¥29196

Drive, ferry  •  19h 19m

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

¥33197 - ¥41507

South Korea → Japan
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The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Tokyo is to bus and fly and train which costs ₩95,000 - ₩360,000 and takes 6h 27m.

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The fastest way to get from Seoul to Tokyo is to fly. Taking this option will cost ₩190,000 - ₩600,000 and takes 5h 1m.

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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 12h 51m and costs ₩470,000 - ₩600,000.

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It takes approximately 5h 1m 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.

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Star Flyer, All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Seoul Gimpo Airport to Tokyo Haneda Airport.

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There are 1205+ hotels available in Tokyo. 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 Tokyo.
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  • Distance: 1159.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 1m

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

Japan Airlines, Asiana Airlines and three other airlines fly from Seoul to Tokyo every 3 hours.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥30000 - ¥120000
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥60000 - ¥140000
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Haneda via Okayama
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥60000 - ¥140000
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Haneda via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥55000 - ¥160000
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥25000 - ¥45000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Narita via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥46000 - ¥260000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Narita via Tokyo Haneda, Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥50000 - ¥140000
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥30000 - ¥120000
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥60000 - ¥140000
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥19000 - ¥45000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Narita via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥46000 - ¥260000
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥28000 - ¥170000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Haneda via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥26000 - ¥160000
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
¥109000 - ¥113000
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Haneda via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
¥15000 - ¥37000
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Haneda via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥109000 - ¥113000
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Haneda via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥38000 - ¥200000
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥20000 - ¥60000
Asiana Airlines
Website
flyasiana.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥28000 - ¥170000
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
¥109000 - ¥113000
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥25000 - ¥55000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Narita via Cheju, Gimhae
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥3400 - ¥6500
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥46000
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥7000 - ¥50000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Narita via Cheju
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥19000 - ¥47000
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Narita via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
¥3400 - ¥6500
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Narita via Cheju, Gimhae
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥3400 - ¥6500
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥9000 - ¥39000
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Incheon to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥15000 - ¥65000
Train operators
Keisei Skyliner
Website
keisei.co.jp
Train from Narita Airport Terminal 2·3 Station to Ueno
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1200 - ¥2600
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 24m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥3800 - ¥6000
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Standing
¥3800 - ¥5500
Economy
¥4200 - ¥6000
First Class
¥6000 - ¥8500
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
Kal Limousine
Website
kallimousine.com
Bus from Koreana Hotel to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥1528
Schedules at
kallimousine.com
Airport Limousine Korea
Phone
02 2664-9898
Website
airportlimousine.co.kr
Bus from Four Seasons Hotel to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥955
Schedules at
airportlimousine.co.kr
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
¥2407
Schedules at
txbuse.t-money.co.kr
Nihon Kotsu
Phone
03-5755-2151
Website
nihon-kotsu.co.jp
Bus from Yonago to Osaka Umeda
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
¥4900
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 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥3900 - ¥6000
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 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
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
¥11000 - ¥14000
Schedules at
dbsferry.co.kr
Royal Suite
¥40964
First Class
¥16901
Second Class
¥13464
Economy Class
¥11172

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