There are 7 ways to get from South Korea to Japan by plane, subway, train, ferry, bus or car

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

Fly from Busan  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Busan (PUS) to Fukuoka (FUK) PUS - FUK

$81 - $347

Cheapest option

Fly from Daegu  •  1 h 23 min

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

$49 - $272

5 alternative options

Subway to Seoul, fly  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the subway from Incheon City Hall Station to Geomam Station
  2. Fly from Seoul (ICN) to Fukuoka (FUK) ICN - FUK

$63 - $229

Train, ferry  •  12 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
  2. Take the ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
  3. Take the train from Hakata to Shinagawa

$385 - $526

Bus, ferry, drive  •  30 h 55 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 Tōgendai Station
  4. Take the bus from Tōgendai Station to Basuta Shinjuku

$267 - $309

Bus, ferry  •  34 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal to Donghae
  2. Take the ferry from Donghae to Sakaiminato
  3. Take the bus from Yonago to Nanba Station, Osaka
  4. Take the bus from Osaka Minato-machi Bus Terminal to Buster Shinjuku

$329 - $346

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

$287 - $369

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 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Korea to Japan is to fly which takes 1 h 23 min and costs ₩55,000 - ₩310,000.

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The distance between South Korea and Japan is 1008 km.

It takes approximately 2 h 43 min to get from South Korea to Japan, including transfers.

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What companies run services between South Korea and Japan?

Jeju Air, Korean Air and Air Busan fly from Busan to Fukuoka every 3 hours.

Airlines
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Busan to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Daegu to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Seoul to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Busan to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Seoul to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $800
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Busan to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Daegu to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Busan to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Seoul to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Daegu to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Seoul to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Seoul to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Eastar Jet
Website
eastarjet.com
Flights from Seoul to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $490
Train operators
Bus operators
TxBus
Phone
1644-3070
Website
txbus.t-money.co.kr
Bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Samcheok
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
txbuse.t-money.co.kr
Odakyu Hakone highway bus
Website
odakyu-hakonehighway.co.jp
Bus from Tōgendai Station to Basuta Shinjuku
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
odakyu-hakonehighway.co.jp
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal to Donghae
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
Nihon Kotsu
Phone
03-5755-2151
Website
nihon-kotsu.co.jp
Bus from Yonago to Nanba Station, Osaka
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
nihonkotsu.co.jp
JR East Group
Website
jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Bus from Osaka Minato-machi Bus Terminal to Buster Shinjuku
Ave. Duration
8 h 37 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Ferry operators
JRbeetle
Website
jrbeetle.co.jp
Ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$128
Schedules at
jrbeetle.co.jp
DBS Cruise Ferry
Phone
+7 4232 30 2704
Website
dbsferry.co.kr
Ferry from Donghae to Sakaiminato
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
dbsferry.co.kr

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