There are 7 ways to get from Seoul to Gwangju by train, bus, subway, car or plane

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

Train via Gwangju Songjeong Station  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Gwangju Songjeong Station KTX Seoul - Mokpo

$38 - $93

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Seoul Central City Bus Terminal to Gwangju

$18 - $35

5 alternative options

Subway, train  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the subway from Euljiro 3-ga Station to Suseo Station 3-Orange
  2. Take the train from Suseo SRT to Gwangju Songjeong Station SRT Suseo

$37 - $69

Train  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Yongsan Station to Gwangju Station ITX-Saemaeul / ...

$26 - $50

Drive  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Seoul to Gwangju 188 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Gwangju  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Gwangju (KWJ) GMP - KWJ

$39 - $99

Fly to Yosu, bus  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Yosu (RSU) GMP - RSU
  2. Take the bus from Yeocheon to Gwangju

$60 - $147

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

Korail operates a train from Seoul to Gwangju every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $95 and the journey takes 1 h 57 min. Alternatively, Easy Ticket operates a bus from Seoul to Gwangju every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $18 - $35 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min.

Airlines
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Yosu
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Yosu
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $550
Train operators
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Gwangju Songjeong Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Schedules at
letskorail.com
First Class
$92
Economy Class
$66
Train from Yongsan Station to Gwangju Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Economy Class
$31
Standing
$27
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Suseo SRT to Gwangju Songjeong Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
srail.co.kr
Standard Class
$35 - $45
First Class
$50 - $65
Bus operators
Easy Ticket
Website
hticket.co.kr
Bus from Seoul Central City Bus Terminal to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Schedules at
hticket.co.kr
Kumho Bus Lines
Website
usquare.co.kr
Bus from Yeocheon to Gwangju
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
bustago.or.kr

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Seoul to Gwangju?

The distance between Seoul and Gwangju is 268 km. The road distance is 301 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Seoul to Gwangju?

The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Gwangju is to bus which costs ₩20,000 - ₩34,000 and takes 3 h 20 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Seoul to Gwangju?

The quickest way to get from Seoul to Gwangju is to train which takes 2 h 21 min and costs ₩40,000 - ₩100,000.

Is there a direct train between Seoul and Gwangju?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Yongsan Station and arriving at Gwangju Station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 59 min.

Is there a direct bus between Seoul and Gwangju?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Seoul Central City Bus Terminal and arriving at Gwangju. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 20 min.

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

It takes approximately 2 h 21 min to get from Seoul to Gwangju, including transfers.