There are 8 ways to get from Tokyo to Seoul by plane, train, ferry, car 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 Tokyo Haneda to Seoul Gimpo  •  5h 25m

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

₩207,940 - ₩662,366

Cheapest option

Train to Tokyo Narita, fly to Incheon, train  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the train from Tokyo station 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

₩85,339 - ₩451,128

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Fly Tokyo Haneda to Incheon, train  •  6h 19m

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

₩120,240 - ₩1215,466

Train to Tokyo Narita, fly to Seoul Gimpo  •  7h 27m

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

₩153,039 - ₩468,028

Train, ferry  •  12h 35m

  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

₩524,897 - ₩642,891

Train, car ferry  •  21h 42m

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

₩378,966 - ₩547,435

Bus, ferry  •  33h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit to Osaka Station Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Osaka Umeda to Yonago
  3. Take the ferry from Sakaiminato to Donghae
  4. Take the bus from Donghae to Dong Seoul Bus Terminal

₩261,650 - ₩335,881

Drive, ferry  •  19h 24m

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

₩386,653 - ₩479,975

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tokyo to Seoul is to train and fly which costs ¥7000 - ¥40000 and takes 6h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Tokyo to Seoul is to fly which costs ¥18000 - ¥60000 and takes 5h 25m.

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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 35m and costs ¥45000 - ¥60000.

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It takes approximately 5h 25m 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 15m.

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Japan Airlines, Korean Air, All Nippon Airways and Asiana Airlines offer flights from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Seoul Gimpo Airport.

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There are 1771+ hotels available in Seoul. Prices start at ₩112,500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Tokyo to Seoul.
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  • Distance: 1159.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 25m

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

All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines and two other airlines fly from Tokyo to Seoul hourly.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩270,000 - ₩1100,000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Seoul Gimpo via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩230,000 - ₩800,000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩220,000 - ₩1200,000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Incheon via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩390,000 - ₩4600,000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Incheon via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩390,000 - ₩4600,000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩240,000 - ₩410,000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Seoul Gimpo via New Chitose, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩1000,000 - ₩1600,000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Seoul Gimpo via Fukuoka, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩1000,000 - ₩1600,000
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩270,000 - ₩1100,000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩220,000 - ₩1200,000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩160,000 - ₩330,000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Seoul Gimpo via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩190,000 - ₩400,000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Seoul Gimpo via Gimhae, Cheju
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
₩190,000 - ₩400,000
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩320,000 - ₩1200,000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩260,000 - ₩1600,000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩200,000 - ₩550,000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Seoul Gimpo via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩650,000 - ₩1200,000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Seoul Gimpo via Gimhae, Cheju
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩220,000 - ₩550,000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Seoul Gimpo via Incheon, Gimhae
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩220,000 - ₩550,000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩320,000 - ₩1200,000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩260,000 - ₩1600,000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Incheon via Okayama
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩260,000 - ₩1600,000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Incheon via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩260,000 - ₩1600,000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Incheon via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩360,000 - ₩4800,000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩270,000 - ₩750,000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Seoul Gimpo via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩220,000 - ₩550,000
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩50,000 - ₩410,000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Seoul Gimpo via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩75,000 - ₩410,000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Seoul Gimpo via Gimhae, Cheju
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩100,000 - ₩550,000
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩70,000 - ₩130,000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Seoul Gimpo via Cheju
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩110,000 - ₩210,000
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Seoul Gimpo via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩190,000 - ₩400,000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Seoul Gimpo via Gimhae, Cheju
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
₩190,000 - ₩400,000
Air Seoul
Website
flyairseoul.com
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩70,000 - ₩450,000
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩80,000 - ₩250,000
Eastar Jet
Website
eastarjet.com
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩90,000 - ₩150,000
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩190,000 - ₩700,000
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/
Narita Express (N'EX)
Website
jreast.co.jp
Train from Tokyo station to Narita Airport Terminal 2·3 Station
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩31,000 - ₩35,000
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/nex/
Reserved Seat
₩31,000 - ₩35,000
Green Seat (First Class)
₩48,000 - ₩52,000
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
₩260,000 - ₩350,000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
₩260,000 - ₩350,000
Reserved seat
₩290,000 - ₩350,000
Green seat
₩380,000 - ₩500,000
Train from Tokyo to Kokura
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩250,000 - ₩340,000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
₩250,000 - ₩340,000
Reserved seat
₩270,000 - ₩340,000
Green seat
₩360,000 - ₩470,000
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
₩51,000 - ₩55,000
First Class
₩75,000 - ₩80,000
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Busan Station to Seoul Station
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
₩50,000 - ₩60,000
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
First Class
₩83,700
Economy Class
₩59,800
Standing
₩50,800
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Busan Station to Seoul Station
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩22,000 - ₩27,000
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Standing
₩22,600 - ₩22,700
Economy Class
₩26,500 - ₩26,900
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 Osaka Station Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩50,000 - ₩90,000
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Nihon Kotsu
Phone
03-5755-2151
Website
nihon-kotsu.co.jp
Bus from Osaka Umeda to Yonago
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
₩54,103
Schedules at
nihonkotsu.co.jp
TxBus
Phone
1644-3070
Website
txbus.t-money.co.kr
Bus from Donghae to Dong Seoul Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₩25,200
Schedules at
txbuse.t-money.co.kr
Ferry operators
JRbeetle
Website
jrbeetle.co.jp
Ferry from Fukuoka to Busan
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
₩184,178
Schedules at
jrbeetle.com
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
₩100,000 - ₩150,000
Schedules at
kampuferry.co.jp
Second Class
₩103,600
First Class
₩143,889
Deluxe
₩207,200
Suite
₩322,311
Pukwan ferry
Website
pukwan.co.kr
Car ferry from Shimonoseki to Busan Int'l port
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
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
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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