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There are 5 ways to get from South Korea to Japan by plane, subway, train, car ferry, car, bus or 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 from Daegu  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Daegu (TAE) to Fukuoka (FUK) TAE - FUK

$49 - $272

4 alternative options

Line 1 Metro, line 2 Metro to Gimhae, fly  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Take the line 1 Metro from Jungang Station to Seomyeon Station
  2. Take the line 2 Metro from Seomyeon Station to Sasang Station
  3. Fly from Gimhae (PUS) to Fukuoka (FUK) PUS - FUK

$79 - $347

Train, car ferry, drive  •  30 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
  2. Take the car ferry from Busan Int'l port to Osaka
  3. Drive from Osaka to Tōgendai Station
  4. Take the train from Odawara to Shinjuku(Jr)

$198 - $445

Bus, ferry, drive  •  37 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Samcheok
  2. Take the ferry from Donghae to Sakaiminato
  3. Drive from Sakaiminato to Toba aquarium - Mikimoto pearl island
  4. Take the bus from Toba BC to Bus terminal Shinjuku, Tokyo

$273 - $580

Drive, ferry  •  19 h 22 min

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

$284 - $366

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from South Korea to Japan is to fly which costs ₩55,000 - ₩310,000 and takes 1 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Korea to Japan is to fly which costs ₩55,000 - ₩310,000 and takes 1 h 17 min.

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The distance between South Korea and Japan is 1008 km.

It takes approximately 1 h 17 min to get from South Korea to Japan, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Daegu Airport to Fukuoka Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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T'way Air and Air Busan offer flights from Daegu Airport to Fukuoka Airport.

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There are 19+ hotels available in Japan. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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The best way to get from South Korea to Daegu Airport is to taxi which takes 6 min and costs ₩9,000 - ₩12,000.

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Map of how to get from South Korea to Japan.
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  • Distance: 630.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 17 min

What companies run services between South Korea and Japan?

T'way Air and Air Busan fly from Daegu to Fukuoka twice daily.

Airlines
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Daegu to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Gimhae to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Gimhae to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Gimhae to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Daegu to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Train operators
Busan Transportation Co.
Website
humetro.busan.kr
Subway from Jungang Station to Seomyeon Station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
humetro.busan.kr
Subway from Seomyeon Station to Sasang Station
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
humetro.busan.kr
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$20 - $22
Economy Class
$23 - $26
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 Odawara to Shinjuku(Jr)
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
TxBus
Phone
1644-3070
Website
txbus.t-money.co.kr
Bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Samcheok
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
txbuse.t-money.co.kr
Mie Kotsu
Website
sanco.co.jp
Bus from Toba BC to Bus terminal Shinjuku, Tokyo
Ave. Duration
9 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$99
Schedules at
sanco.co.jp
Ferry operators
PanStar
Website
panstar.co.kr
Car ferry from Busan Int'l port to Osaka
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Schedules at
panstar.co.kr
2bed Deluxe Room
$279
2bed Junior Room
$217
Shared standard 2 berth cabin
$143
Shared standard 4 berth cabin
$124
DBS Cruise Ferry
Phone
+7 4232 30 2704
Website
dbsferry.co.kr
Ferry from Donghae to Sakaiminato
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Schedules at
dbsferry.co.kr
Royal Suite
$380
First Class
$157
Second Class
$125
Economy Class
$104
JRbeetle
Website
jrbeetle.co.jp
Ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$125
Schedules at
jrbeetle.co.jp

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