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There are 8 ways to get from Tokyo to Seoul by plane, train, ferry, car ferry, bus or car

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Fly Tokyo Haneda to Seoul Gimpo  •  5h 24m

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Seoul Gimpo (GMP) HND - GMP

₩207,645 - ₩811,642

Cheapest option

Train to Tokyo Narita, fly to Incheon, train  •  6h 52m

  1. Take the train from Ueno to Narita Airport Terminal 2·3 Station
  2. Fly from Tokyo Narita (NRT) to Incheon (ICN) NRT - ICN
  3. Take the train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station

₩128,260 - ₩324,887

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Fly Tokyo Haneda to Incheon, train  •  6h 13m

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Incheon (ICN) HND - ICN
  2. Take the train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station

₩229,945 - ₩814,742

Train to Tokyo Narita, fly to Seoul Gimpo  •  8h 3m

  1. Take the train from Ueno to Narita Airport Terminal 2·3 Station
  2. Fly from Tokyo Narita (NRT) to Seoul Gimpo (GMP) NRT - GMP

₩425,960 - ₩2861,787

Train, ferry  •  12h 37m

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Hakata
  2. Take the ferry from Fukuoka to Busan
  3. Take the train from Busan Station to Suseo SRT

₩484,310 - ₩602,753

Train, car ferry  •  21h 17m

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Kokura
  2. Take the car ferry from Shimonoseki to Busan Int'l port
  3. Take the train from Busan Station to Seoul Station

₩346,944 - ₩520,666

Bus, ferry  •  33h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit to Kyoto Station Karasumaguchi
  2. Take the bus from Kyōto to Yonago
  3. Take the ferry from Sakaiminato to Donghae
  4. Take the bus from Donghae to Seoul Express Bus Terminal

₩239,729 - ₩311,675

Drive, ferry  •  19h 24m

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

₩344,031 - ₩430,237

Japan → South Korea
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Seoul is 1339.

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Last updated: 3 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Tokyo to Seoul is to train and fly which costs ¥12000 - ¥31000 and takes 6h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Tokyo to Seoul is to fly which costs ¥19000 - ¥80000 and takes 5h 24m.

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The distance between Tokyo and Seoul is 1159 km.

The best way to get from Tokyo to Seoul without a car is to train and ferry which takes 12h 37m and costs ¥46000 - ¥60000.

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It takes approximately 5h 24m to get from Tokyo to Seoul, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Seoul Gimpo Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 20m.

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Japan Airlines, Star Flyer, All Nippon Airways and two other airlines offer flights from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Seoul Gimpo Airport.

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There are 3293+ hotels available in Seoul. Prices start at ₩100,000 per night.

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  • Distance: 1159.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 24m

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

Japan Airlines, Korean Air and three other airlines fly from Tokyo to Seoul every 4 hours.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩450,000 - ₩800,000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩400,000 - ₩1300,000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Incheon via Okayama
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩410,000 - ₩1300,000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Incheon via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩410,000 - ₩1300,000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Incheon via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩430,000 - ₩650,000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩340,000 - ₩550,000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Seoul Gimpo via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩500,000 - ₩950,000
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩450,000 - ₩800,000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩400,000 - ₩1300,000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩280,000 - ₩850,000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Seoul Gimpo via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩420,000 - ₩700,000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Seoul Gimpo via Gimhae, Cheju
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩340,000 - ₩490,000
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩350,000 - ₩950,000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Seoul Gimpo via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩330,000 - ₩600,000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩230,000 - ₩700,000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Incheon via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩380,000 - ₩2300,000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Incheon via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩230,000 - ₩700,000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩290,000 - ₩600,000
Asiana Airlines
Website
flyasiana.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩350,000 - ₩950,000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩230,000 - ₩700,000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩400,000 - ₩600,000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Seoul Gimpo via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩30,000 - ₩370,000
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩190,000 - ₩1300,000
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Incheon
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩120,000 - ₩850,000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Seoul Gimpo via Cheju
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩95,000 - ₩410,000
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Seoul Gimpo via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩30,000 - ₩370,000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Seoul Gimpo via Gimhae, Cheju
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩30,000 - ₩480,000
ZIPAIR Tokyo
Website
zipairtokyo.com
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩256,958
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩180,000 - ₩550,000
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩150,000 - ₩430,000
Train operators
AREX
Phone
+82 1599-7788
Website
arex.or.kr
Train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
₩4,200 - ₩6,500
Website
http://www.arex.or.kr/
Keisei Skyliner
Website
keisei.co.jp
Train from Ueno to Narita Airport Terminal 2·3 Station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩13,000 - ₩27,000
Website
https://www.keisei.co.jp/keisei/
Book at
https://www.keisei.co.jp/keisei/tetudou/skyliner/e-ticket/en/
Japan Railways Shinkansen

Japan’s famous bullet trains, operated by Japan Rail, are known for their comfort, punctuality and efficiency. They run at speeds of up to 320km/h and connect most of the country’s major cities. Most shinkansen trains offer two classes – Ordinary and Green Car – although some also offer Gran Class (comparable to first class). Seat reservations can be made on all trains for a small fee, although it’s not mandatory apart from on a handful of routes.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Hakata
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩240,000 - ₩330,000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
₩240,000 - ₩330,000
Reserved seat
₩270,000 - ₩330,000
Green seat
₩350,000 - ₩460,000
Train from Tokyo to Kokura
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩230,000 - ₩320,000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
₩230,000 - ₩310,000
Reserved seat
₩250,000 - ₩320,000
Green seat
₩330,000 - ₩440,000
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Busan Station to Suseo SRT
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₩50,000 - ₩80,000
Website
http://www.srail.co.kr/
Book at
https://etk.srail.co.kr/hpg/hra/fr/01/selectScheduleList.do?pageId=TE0101000000
Standard Class
₩52,000 - ₩55,000
First Class
₩75,000 - ₩79,000
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Busan Station to Seoul Station
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
₩42,000 - ₩65,000
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Standing
₩42,000 - ₩60,000
Economy
₩46,000 - ₩65,000
First Class
₩65,000 - ₩95,000
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Busan Station to Seoul Station
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
₩22,000 - ₩28,000
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Standing/Non-reserved
₩22,500 - ₩24,000
Economy Class
₩26,500 - ₩28,000
Bus operators
JR Bus Kanto
Phone
03-3844-0489
Website
jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit to Kyoto Station Karasumaguchi
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
₩40,000 - ₩65,000
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Keihan Bus
Phone
077-531-2121
Website
keihanbus.jp
Bus from Kyōto to Yonago
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
₩54,564
Schedules at
keihanbus.jp
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Donghae to Seoul Express Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩17,000 - ₩26,000
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
Book at
kobus.co.kr
Excellent Express
₩25,800
Economy Express
₩17,500
Ferry operators
JRbeetle
Website
jrbeetle.com
Ferry from Fukuoka to Busan
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
₩167,566
Schedules at
jrbeetle.com
Pukwan ferry
Website
pukwan.co.kr
Car ferry from Shimonoseki to Busan Int'l port
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₩95,000 - ₩130,000
Schedules at
pukwan.co.kr
Suite
₩251,000
Deluxe
₩175,000
1st class
₩125,000
2nd class
₩95,000
Kampu Ferry
Phone
083-224-3000
Website
kampuferry.co.jp
Car ferry from Shimonoseki to Busan
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₩90,000 - ₩140,000
Schedules at
kampuferry.co.jp
Second Class
₩94,256
First Class
₩130,911
Deluxe
₩188,512
Suite
₩293,240
DBS Cruise Ferry
Phone
+82 33 531 5611
Email
dbsferry@dbsferry.com
Website
dbsferry.com
Ferry from Sakaiminato to Donghae
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
₩110,000 - ₩150,000
Schedules at
dbsferry.co.kr
Royal Suite
₩429,000
First Class
₩177,000
Second Class
₩141,000
Economy Class
₩117,000

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