There are 8 ways to get from Ulsan to Gwangju by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Ulsan to Dongdaegu
  2. Take the train from Dongdaegu Station to Osong Station
  3. Take the train from Osong Station to Gwangju Songjeong Station

$47 - $60

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Train  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Taehwagang Station to Bujeon Station Mugunghwa Dongdaegu / ...
  2. Take the train from Bujeon Station to Gwangju Songjeong Station Mugunghwa Bujeon

$20 - $57

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Bus Ko Bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Ulsan to Dongdaegu
  2. Take the bus from Dongdaegu to Gwangju

$21 - $32

Train via Osong Station  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Taehwagang Station to Dongdaegu Station
  2. Take the train from Dongdaegu Station to Osong Station
  3. Take the train from Osong Station to Gwangju Songjeong Station

$47 - $59

Bus bus Tago  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Ulsan Taehwa Bus Terminal to Gimhae Int'l Airport
  2. Take the bus from Gimhae Int'l Airport to Gwangju

$25

Drive  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Ulsan to Gwangju 189.5 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Gwangju  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Ulsan (USN) to Gwangju (KWJ) USN - KWJ

$110 - $392

Fly to Yosu, bus  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Ulsan (USN) to Yosu (RSU) USN - RSU
  2. Take the bus from Yeocheon to Gwangju

$142 - $437

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The cheapest way to get from Ulsan to Gwangju is to bus which costs ₩27,998 and takes 5 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ulsan to Gwangju is to drive which costs ₩41,000 - ₩60,000 and takes 3 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ulsan to Gwangju. However, there are services departing from Ulsan and arriving at Gwangju via Dongdaegu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

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The distance between Ulsan and Gwangju is 222 km. The road distance is 303.2 km.

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The best way to get from Ulsan to Gwangju without a car is to bus and train which takes 4 h 20 min and costs ₩50,000 - ₩70,000.

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It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to get from Ulsan to Gwangju, including transfers.

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Ulsan to Gwangju bus services, operated by Go Bus Korea, depart from Ulsan station.

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The best way to get from Ulsan to Gwangju is to bus which takes 4 h 40 min and costs ₩23,000 - ₩36,000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₩50,000 - ₩70,000 and takes 4 h 55 min, you could also fly, which costs ₩120,000 - ₩440,000 and takes 3 h 27 min.

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There is no direct flight from Ulsan Airport to Gwangju Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Ulsan to Gwangju bus services, operated by Ko Bus, arrive at Gwangju station.

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Map of how to get from Ulsan to Gwangju.
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  • Distance: 138.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 20 min

What companies run services between Ulsan, South Korea and Gwangju, South Korea?

You can take a bus from Ulsan to Gwangju via Dongdaegu in around 4 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ulsan to Gwangju via Dongdaegu Station, Osong Station, and Gwangju Songjeong Station in around 4 h 55 min.

Airlines
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Ulsan to Gwangju via Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Ulsan to Gwangju via Seoul Gimpo, Cheju
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Ulsan to Yosu via Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Ulsan to Gwangju via Cheju
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Ulsan to Yosu via Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Ulsan to Yosu via Seoul Gimpo, Cheju
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Ulsan to Yosu via Cheju
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Ulsan to Gwangju via Cheju
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Ulsan to Gwangju via Cheju
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Train operators
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Dongdaegu Station to Osong Station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $22
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
Train from Osong Station to Gwangju Songjeong Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Train from Taehwagang Station to Bujeon Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Train from Bujeon Station to Gwangju Songjeong Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $45
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Economy Class
$18
Standing
$16
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Dongdaegu Station to Osong Station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $20
Schedules at
srail.co.kr
Standard Class
$18 - $20
First Class
$27 - $30
Train from Osong Station to Gwangju Songjeong Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $23
Schedules at
srail.co.kr
Standard Class
$21 - $23
First Class
$31 - $33
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Taehwagang Station to Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $11
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$5 - $9
Economy Class
$6 - $11
Train from Taehwagang Station to Bujeon Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$3 - $4
Economy Class
$3 - $4
Bus operators
Go Bus Korea
Website
gobus.co.kr
Bus from Ulsan to Dongdaegu
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
gobus.co.kr
Book at
bustago.or.kr
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Ulsan Express Bus Terminal to Dongdaegu
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Dongdaegu to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
Taehwa Airport Limousine
Website
taehwaairport.co.kr
Bus from Ulsan Taehwa Bus Terminal to Gimhae Int'l Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
taehwaairport.co.kr
bus Tago
Website
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Gimhae Int'l Airport to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Yeocheon to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
bustago.or.kr

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Yes, the driving distance between Ulsan to Gwangju is 303 km. It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to drive from Ulsan to Gwangju.

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T'way Air, Jin Air, Korean Air and two other airlines offer flights from Ulsan Airport to Gwangju Airport.

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There are 87+ hotels available in Gwangju. Prices start at $31 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ulsan to Ulsan Airport is to taxi which takes 9 min and costs ₩11,000 - ₩14,000.

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