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There are 9 ways to get from Seoul to Ulsan 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  •  3 h 4 min

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

$44 - $68

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Bus TxBus  •  6 h 21 min

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

$27

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Bus Ko Bus  •  4 h 10 min

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

$28 - $40

Drive  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Seoul to Ulsan 249.2 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan  •  2 h 27 min

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

$46 - $154

Fly Seoul Gimpo to Gimhae, bus  •  3 h 55 min

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

$43 - $199

Train to Incheon, fly to Gimhae, bus  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Fly from Incheon (ICN) to Gimhae (PUS) ICN - PUS
  3. Take the bus from Gimhae Int'l Airport to Ulsan Taehwa Bus Terminal

$150 - $711

Fly Seoul Gimpo to Pohang, bus  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Pohang (KPO) GMP - KPO
  2. Take the bus from Pohang to Gyeongju
  3. Take the bus from Gyeongju to Ulsan

Train to Incheon, fly to Daegu, train  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Fly from Incheon (ICN) to Daegu (TAE) ICN - TAE
  3. Take the train from Dongdaegu Station to Ulsan Station

$129 - $476

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Ulsan is to bus which costs ₩30,000 - ₩30,300 and takes 6 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Ulsan is to fly which costs ₩50,000 - ₩180,000 and takes 2 h 27 min.

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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 4 h 10 min.

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The distance between Seoul and Ulsan is 307 km. The road distance is 398.6 km.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Ulsan without a car is to train which takes 3 h 4 min and costs ₩49,000 - ₩80,000.

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It takes approximately 3 h 4 min 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 3 h 4 min and costs ₩49,000 - ₩80,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₩32,000 - ₩41,000 and takes 4 h 10 min, you could also fly, which costs ₩50,000 - ₩180,000 and takes 2 h 27 min.

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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: 192.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 4 min

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

Korail operates a train from Seoul to Ulsan hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 2 h 20 min. Alternatively, Ko Bus operates a bus from Seoul to Ulsan hourly. Tickets cost $28 - $40 and the journey takes 4 h 10 min.

Airlines
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Incheon to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Pohang
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Flights from Incheon to Daegu
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $190
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Incheon to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Ulsan
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $190
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $1,200
Train operators
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Ulsan Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
letskorail.com
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trip.com
First Class
$90
Economy Class
$64
Train from Dongdaegu Station to Ulsan Station
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
AREX
Phone
+82 1599-7788
Website
arex.or.kr
Train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arex.or.kr
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Dongdaegu Station to Ulsan Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $10
Schedules at
srail.co.kr
Standard Class
$9 - $10
First Class
$13 - $15
Bus operators
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal to Ulsan Express Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
TxBus
Phone
1644-3070
Website
txbus.t-money.co.kr
Bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Ulsan
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
txbuse.t-money.co.kr
Taehwa Airport Limousine
Website
taehwaairport.co.kr
Bus from Gimhae Int'l Airport to Ulsan Taehwa Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
taehwaairport.co.kr
bus Tago
Website
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Pohang to Gyeongju
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
bustago.or.kr
Gyeongju Bus Terminal
Website
gyeongjuterminal.co.kr
Bus from Gyeongju to Ulsan
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
gyeongjuterminal.co.kr
Book at
bustago.or.kr

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Yes, the driving distance between Seoul to Ulsan is 399 km. It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to drive from Seoul to Ulsan.

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

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There are 42+ hotels available in Ulsan. Prices start at $42 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Seoul Gimpo Airport is to train which takes 18 min and costs ₩1,400 - ₩2,000.

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