Travel from Seoul to Busan

Train, bus or fly from Seoul to Busan?

Korail operates a train from Seoul to Busan every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $30 - $95 and the journey takes 2 h 37 min. Alternatively, Ko Bus operates a bus from Seoul to Busan every 4 hours. Tickets cost $29 - $40 and the journey takes 4 h 20 min.

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How to get from Seoul to Busan

ModeDurationPrice
From Seoul Station train to Busan Station.2 h 37 min₩58,219
From Euljiro 3-ga Station subway to Suseo Station, walk to Suseo SRT, then train to Busan Station.3 h 27 min₩66,204
From Seoul Express Bus Terminal bus to Busan Sasang Bus Terminal.4 h 20 min₩37,400
From Seoul drive to Busan.4 h 18 min₩64,845
From Seoul Station train to Seoul Gimpo airport, fly to Busan airport, then subway to Busan.2 h 13 min₩73,017
From Gongdeok train to Seoul airport, fly to Busan airport, then subway to Busan.3 h 2 min₩242,983
From Seoul Station train to Seoul Gimpo airport, fly to Ulsan airport, taxi to Hogye Station, then train to Busan.4 h 3 min₩75,171

How long does it take to get from Seoul to Busan?

The train from Seoul Station to Busan Station takes 2 h 37 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

Is there a direct train between Seoul and Busan?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Seoul Station and arriving at Busan Station. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 37 min.

Is there a direct bus between Seoul and Busan?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Seoul Express Bus Terminal and arriving at Busan Sasang Bus Terminal. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 20 min.

Operators from Seoul to Busan

OperatorPhoneWebsite
Korail(82) 1544-7788 + 7Korail
Seoul Metro(+82) 1577-5678Seoul Metro
Suseo High Speed RailwaySuseo High Speed Railway
Ko BusKo Bus
AREX+82 1599-7788AREX
Air BusanAir Busan
Jeju AirJeju Air
Korean AirKorean Air
Busan Transportation Co.Busan Transportation Co.
Asiana AirlinesAsiana Airlines