There are 9 ways to get from Shimonoseki to Seoul by ferry, plane, train or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Ferry to Kita Kyushu, fly to Seoul Gimpo  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the ferry from Ganryujima to Mojiko
  2. Fly from Kita Kyushu (KKJ) to Seoul Gimpo (GMP) KKJ - GMP

$236 - $669

Cheapest option

Ferry to Kita Kyushu, fly to Incheon, train  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the ferry from Ganryujima to Mojiko
  2. Fly from Kita Kyushu (KKJ) to Incheon (ICN) KKJ - ICN
  3. Take the train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station

$78 - $675

7 alternative options

Ferry, train to Fukuoka, fly to Incheon, train  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the ferry from Ganryujima to Mojiko
  2. Take the train from Kokura to Hakata
  3. Fly from Fukuoka (FUK) to Incheon (ICN) FUK - ICN
  4. Take the train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station

$96 - $280

Ferry, train to Saga, fly to Incheon, train  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the ferry from Ganryujima to Mojiko
  2. Take the train from Kokura to Shin-Tosu
  3. Fly from Saga (HSG) to Incheon (ICN) HSG - ICN
  4. Take the train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station

$133 - $868

Ferry to Ube, fly to Incheon, train  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the ferry from Ganryujima to Shimonoseki
  2. Fly from Ube (UBJ) to Incheon (ICN) UBJ - ICN
  3. Take the train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station

$324 - $779

Ferry, train  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Take the ferry from Ganryujima to Mojiko
  2. Take the train from Mojiko to Yoshizuka
  3. Take the ferry from Fukuoka to Busan
  4. Take the train from Busan Station to Seoul Station

$158 - $212

Ferry, train via Ulsan Station  •  10 h 42 min

  1. Take the ferry from Ganryujima to Mojiko
  2. Take the train from Mojiko to Yoshizuka
  3. Take the ferry from Fukuoka to Busan
  4. Take the train from Busan Station to Ulsan Station
  5. Take the train from Ulsan Station to Seoul Station

$184 - $221

Ferry, train Suseo High Speed Railway  •  11 h 12 min

  1. Take the ferry from Ganryujima to Mojiko
  2. Take the train from Mojiko to Yoshizuka
  3. Take the ferry from Fukuoka to Busan
  4. Take the train from Busan Station to Suseo SRT

$185 - $219

Ferry, bus  •  20 h 33 min

  1. Take the ferry from Ganryujima to Shimonoseki
  2. Take the ferry from Shimonoseki to Busan
  3. Take the bus from Busan Sasang Bus Terminal to Seoul Nambu Bus Terminal

$121 - $164

Questions & Answers

The distance between Shimonoseki and Seoul is 538 km.

The best way to get from Shimonoseki to Seoul without a car is to ferry and train which takes 9 h 54 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 48 min to get from Shimonoseki to Seoul, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Kita Kyushu Airport to Seoul Gimpo Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h and has one stopover.

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Asiana Airlines, Jin Air, All Nippon Airways and three other airlines offer flights from Kita Kyushu Airport to Seoul Gimpo Airport.

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There are 1880+ hotels available in Seoul. Prices start at $35 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Shimonoseki to Seoul.
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  • Distance: 336.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 48 min

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

There is no direct connection from Shimonoseki to Seoul. However, you can take the ferry to Mojiko, take the train to Kokura, take the walk to Kokura Station, take the bus to Kita Kyushu Airport, take the walk to Kita Kyushu airport, fly to Seoul Gimpo, take the walk to Gimpo Airport, then take the train to Seoul. Alternatively, you can take the ferry to Mojiko, take the train to Kokura, take the train to Hakata, take the walk to 博多1番ホーム, take the subway to 福岡空港1番ホーム, take the walk to Fukuoka airport, fly to Incheon, take the walk to Incheon Int'l Airport T1, then take the train to Seoul.

Airlines
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Kita Kyushu to Seoul Gimpo via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Kita Kyushu to Seoul Gimpo via Gimhae, Cheju
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Fukuoka to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Fukuoka to Incheon via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Kita Kyushu to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Kita Kyushu to Seoul Gimpo via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Fukuoka to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Kita Kyushu to Seoul Gimpo via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,000
Flights from Fukuoka to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Fukuoka to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from Kita Kyushu to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Fukuoka to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Flights from Saga to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Fukuoka to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Flights from Ube to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Fukuoka to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $800
Eastar Jet
Website
eastarjet.com
Flights from Fukuoka to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $490
Air Seoul
Website
flyairseoul.com
Flights from Fukuoka to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Ube to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kokura to Hakata
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$24 - $35
Reserved seat
$30 - $40
Green seat
$35 - $50
Train from Kokura to Shin-Tosu
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$29 - $40
Reserved seat
$35 - $45
Green seat
$45 - $60
AREX
Phone
+82 1599-7788
Website
arex.or.kr
Train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
arex.or.kr
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of the main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. There are several rail passes on offer for customers such as the Hokkaido Pass, the JR West Rail Pass, JR East Pass, Shikoku Pass, Kyushu Pass and Flex Japan Tourist Pass.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Mojiko to Yoshizuka
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Busan Station to Seoul Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
First Class
$90
Economy Class
$64
Train from Busan Station to Ulsan Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
Train from Ulsan Station to Seoul Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
First Class
$90
Economy Class
$64
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Busan Station to Seoul Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$19 - $22
Economy Class
$22 - $26
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Busan Station to Ulsan Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
srail.co.kr
Standard Class
$5 - $7
First Class
$8 - $10
Train from Busan Station to Suseo SRT
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
srail.co.kr
Standard Class
$45 - $49
First Class
$66 - $70
Bus operators
TxBus
Phone
1644-3070
Website
txbus.t-money.co.kr
Bus from Busan Sasang Bus Terminal to Seoul Nambu Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
txbuse.t-money.co.kr
Ferry operators
Kanmon Line
Website
kanmon-kisen.co.jp
Ferry from Ganryujima to Mojiko
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
kanmon-kisen.co.jp
Ferry from Ganryujima to Shimonoseki
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
kanmon-kisen.co.jp
Miraejet Kobee
Website
kobee.co.kr
Ferry from Fukuoka to Busan
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$106
Schedules at
kobee.co.kr
Kampu Ferry
Phone
083-224-3000
Website
kampuferry.co.jp
Ferry from Shimonoseki to Busan
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
kampuferry.co.jp
Second Class
$81
Ferst Class
$112
Deluxe
$162
Suite
$251

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