There are 10 ways to get from Tokyo to Busan by train, plane, ferry, night bus, car ferry 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.

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Train to Tokyo Narita, fly to Gimhae  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Narita Airport Terminal 2
  2. Fly from Tokyo Narita (NRT) to Gimhae (PUS) NRT - PUS

$113 - $337

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Fly Tokyo Haneda to Gimhae  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Gimhae (PUS) HND - PUS

$116 - $440

Train to Tokyo Narita, fly to Daegu, train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Narita Airport Terminal 2
  2. Fly from Tokyo Narita (NRT) to Daegu (TAE) NRT - TAE
  3. Take the train from Dongdaegu Station to Busan Station

$128 - $388

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Daegu, train  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Daegu (TAE) HND - TAE
  2. Take the train from Dongdaegu Station to Busan Station

$116 - $341

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Ulsan, train  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Ulsan (USN) HND - USN
  2. Take the train from Hogye Station to Sinhaeundae Station

$212 - $624

Train to Nagoya, fly to Gimhae  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Nagoya
  2. Fly from Nagoya (NGO) to Gimhae (PUS) NGO - PUS

$194 - $564

Train, ferry  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Hakata Shinkansen Nozomi
  2. Take the ferry from Fukuoka to Busan

$350 - $418

Night bus, ferry  •  20 h 17 min

  1. Take the night bus from Basuta Shinjuku to Nishitetsu Tenjin Bus Terminal
  2. Take the ferry from Fukuoka to Busan

$247 - $327

Night bus, train, car ferry  •  28 h 7 min

  1. Take the night bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit to Houfu Station
  2. Take the train from Hofu to Shimonoseki
  3. Take the car ferry from Shimonoseki to Busan Int'l port

$194 - $350

Drive, ferry  •  15 h 5 min

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

$240 - $291

Questions & Answers

The distance between Tokyo and Busan is 974 km.

The best way to get from Tokyo to Busan without a car is to train and ferry which takes 9 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 6 min to get from Tokyo to Busan, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Tokyo Narita Airport to Gimhae Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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Jeju Air, Japan Airlines, Air Busan and two other airlines offer flights from Tokyo Narita Airport to Gimhae Airport.

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There are 589+ hotels available in Busan. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tokyo to Tokyo Haneda Airport is to Monorail which takes 23 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Tokyo to Busan.
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  • Distance: 608.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 6 min

What companies run services between Tokyo, Japan and Busan, South Korea?

Korean Air, Japan Airlines and five other airlines fly from Tokyo to Busan hourly.

Airlines
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Gimhae via Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Gimhae via Incheon
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Daegu via Incheon
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Ulsan via Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Nagoya to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Gimhae via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Gimhae via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Gimhae via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Gimhae via Sapporo
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Nagoya to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Nagoya to Gimhae via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Gimhae via Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Daegu
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Daegu via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Daegu via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Daegu via Sapporo
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,600
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Ulsan via Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Nagoya to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Daegu
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Daegu via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Daegu via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Daegu via Sapporo
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,600
Flights from Nagoya to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Daegu
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Daegu via Cheju
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Daegu via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Daegu via Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Daegu via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Gimhae
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Daegu
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Gimhae via Okinawa
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Gimhae via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Train operators
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Dongdaegu Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
Train from Hogye Station to Sinhaeundae Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $9
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Dongdaegu Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $17
Schedules at
srail.co.kr
Standard Class
$15 - $17
First Class
$21 - $24
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Dongdaegu Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $26
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$6 - $22
Economy Class
$7 - $26
Train from Hogye Station to Sinhaeundae Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$2 - $4
Economy Class
$3 - $4
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$75 - $100
Reserved seat
$85 - $110
Green seat
$110 - $150
Train from Tokyo to Hakata
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$200 - $280
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$200 - $280
Reserved seat
$220 - $280
Green seat
$290 - $390
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.

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Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Hofu to Shimonoseki
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Nishitetsu
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Night bus from Basuta Shinjuku to Nishitetsu Tenjin Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
14 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Bocho Kotsu
Phone
0834-22-7801
Website
bochobus.co.jp
Night bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit to Houfu Station
Ave. Duration
13 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$102
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Ferry operators
JRbeetle
Website
jrbeetle.co.jp
Ferry from Fukuoka to Busan
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$125
Schedules at
jrbeetle.co.jp
Pukwan ferry
Website
pukwan.co.kr
Car ferry from Shimonoseki to Busan Int'l port
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Schedules at
pukwan.co.kr
Suite
$223
Deluxe
$156
1 class
$111
2 class
$85

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