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There are 6 ways to get from Seoul to Ulsan by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 3m

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Ulsan Station KTX Seoul

₩40,812 - ₩59,438

Cheapest option

Fly to Gimhae, bus  •  4h 6m

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Gimhae (PUS) GMP - PUS
  2. Take the bus from Gimhae Airport Domestic Terminal to Ulsan Taehwa Bus Terminal

₩21,757 - ₩102,169

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Bus  •  4h 10m

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

₩23,000 - ₩35,000

Drive  •  3h 54m

  1. Drive from Seoul Express bus terminal to Ulsan 367 km

₩49,000 - ₩75,000

Fly to Ulsan  •  2h 31m

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Ulsan (USN) GMP - USN

₩37,957 - ₩95,369

Fly to Daegu, train, line 5001 bus  •  4h 4m

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Daegu (TAE) GMP - TAE
  2. Take the train from Dongdaegu Station to Ulsan Station
  3. Take the line 5001 bus from KTX Ulsan Station to City Hall

₩58,165 - ₩138,077

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ulsan is 1339.

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The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Ulsan is to bus which costs ₩23,000 - ₩35,000 and takes 4h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Ulsan is to fly which costs ₩38,000 - ₩100,000 and takes 2h 31m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Seoul Express Bus Terminal and arriving at Ulsan Express Bus Terminal. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 10m.

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The distance between Seoul and Ulsan is 307 km. The road distance is 367 km.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Ulsan without a car is to train which takes 3h 3m and costs ₩40,000 - ₩60,000.

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

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

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The best way to get from Seoul to Ulsan is to train which takes 3h 3m and costs ₩40,000 - ₩60,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₩23,000 - ₩35,000 and takes 4h 10m, you could also fly, which costs ₩38,000 - ₩100,000 and takes 2h 31m.

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The quickest flight from Seoul Gimpo Airport to Ulsan Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Seoul to Ulsan.
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  • Distance: 307.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 3m

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

Korail operates a train from Seoul Station to Ulsan Station hourly. Tickets cost ₩37,000 - ₩60,000 and the journey takes 2h 19m. Alternatively, Ko Bus operates a bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal to Ulsan Express Bus Terminal hourly. Tickets cost ₩23,000 - ₩35,000 and the journey takes 4h 10m. TxBus also services this route every 4 hours.

Airlines
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩23,000 - ₩95,000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩19,000 - ₩120,000
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩16,000 - ₩85,000
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩24,000 - ₩95,000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩14,000 - ₩80,000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Daegu
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩40,000 - ₩85,000
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩28,000 - ₩130,000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩27,000 - ₩170,000
Air Seoul
Website
flyairseoul.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩12,000 - ₩70,000
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩12,000 - ₩70,000
Train operators
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Ulsan Station
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩37,000 - ₩60,000
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Standing
₩37,000 - ₩55,000
Economy
₩40,000 - ₩60,000
First Class
₩55,000 - ₩85,000
Train from Dongdaegu Station to Ulsan Station
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩8,000 - ₩13,000
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Standing
₩8,000 - ₩11,000
Economy
₩9,000 - ₩13,000
First Class
₩14,000 - ₩20,000
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Dongdaegu Station to Ulsan Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩10,000 - ₩12,000
Website
http://www.srail.co.kr/
Book at
https://etk.srail.co.kr/hpg/hra/fr/01/selectScheduleList.do?pageId=TE0101000000
Standard Class
₩10,000 - ₩12,000
First Class
₩15,000 - ₩17,000
Bus operators
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal to Ulsan Express Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩23,000 - ₩35,000
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
Book at
kobus.co.kr
Excellent Express
₩34,700
Economy Express
₩23,300
TxBus
Phone
1644-3070
Website
txbus.t-money.co.kr
Bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Ulsan
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
₩30,000
Schedules at
txbuse.t-money.co.kr
Taehwa Airport Limousine
Website
taehwaairport.co.kr
Bus from Gimhae Airport Domestic Terminal to Ulsan Taehwa Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩8,800
Schedules at
taehwaairport.co.kr
Ulsan Metropolitan City
Website
its.ulsan.kr
Bus from KTX Ulsan Station to City Hall
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₩2,708
Schedules at
its.ulsan.kr

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Yes, the driving distance between Seoul to Ulsan is 367 km. It takes approximately 3h 54m to drive from Seoul to Ulsan.

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Korean Air, Air Busan and Jin Air offer flights from Seoul Gimpo Airport to Ulsan Airport.

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There are 82+ hotels available in Ulsan. Prices start at ₩100,000 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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