Trains from Busan to Seoul

Trains from Busan to Seoul

Busan
Seoul
Tue, Jun 18
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Busan to Seoul Train Schedule

Busan to Seoul Train Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
KTX 2nd Class 07:00 - 09:43₩ 76,100
Air Busan Economy #BX880408:20 - 09:25₩ 112,085
Asiana Airlines Economy #OZ880610:20 - 11:25₩ 96,833
ITX Saemaeul 2nd Class 12:04 - 17:01₩ 58,900
Air Busan Economy #BX881615:00 - 16:05₩ 120,173
Air Busan Economy #BX882017:00 - 18:05₩ 62,863
KTX Cheongyong 2nd Class 19:13 - 21:35₩ 76,100
KTX 2nd Class 21:29 - 00:11₩ 53,340
KTX 1st Class 22:10 - 00:41₩ 78,435

Transportation from Busan to Seoul

Facts about the train from Busan to Seoul

Cheapest Train$33
Fastest Train2h 22m
Earliest Train6:01 AM
Latest Train7:30 PM
Daily Train Routes46
Distance290 kilometers
TrainITX Saemaeul, ITX-MAUM, KTX, KTX Cheongyong, KTX Sancheon, Mugunghwa ho

How to get from Busan to Seoul by Train

Taking a train to get from Busan to Seoul is a safe, fast, and scenic option to travel the country. On certain routes, there are multiple train departures per day every 10 to 15 minutes. This is typical for intercity travel, while for long distance train routes there are fewer scheduled departures – plan ahead to choose the one that fits your itinerary best.

For long distance train journeys, we recommend reserving your tickets at least a few days ahead of your travel date. Buying train tickets via our online booking system will allow you to choose and reserve the best Busan to Seoul tickets.

Buying your tickets online will help you secure the trip on the selected date and avoid queuing at the station.. When travelling on weekends and holidays it is recommended to reserve tickets much earlier due to a much higher demand. During high season, train tickets sell out quickly – do book as early as you can.

How far is it from Busan to Seoul?

Travelling by train, the distance from Busan to Seoul is 181 miles. Before setting on for a train journey, have a look at the map to find out what tourist spots or landmarks you will pass by – maybe they are worth a quick stop?

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

Travel time from Busan to Seoul is estimated to be about 2h 22m. Trains ensure the fastest time to travel by land. As normally there is no congestion, the speed of travel is more or less constant and stops at train stations are rather short, train is almost always one of the quickest and safest ways to get from Busan and Seoul.

The most important thing that may affect train travel time is the type of train. Ordinary trains travel at a speed of about 40 mph or 65 km/h to 65 mph or 105 km/h. Some intercity trains with shorter distances between stations run slower than 40 mph. Even with these low speeds, it can still be faster than commuting by car, bus or taxi.

The speed of express trains can reach up to 100 mph or 160 km/h. Modern high-speed trains can run at speeds exceeding 250 mph or 400 km/h.

These speeds of travel together with relatively short stops between stations can greatly shorten the duration of your trip.

How much does it cost to get from Busan to Seoul by Train?

The train ticket price from Busan to Seoul varies depending on the types of trains or carriages available.

Some trains feature different types of carriages, seats and berths offering various amenities and level of comfort.

Basic passenger trains which are often non-air-conditioned and have wooden, hard or old seats are normally cheap. Premium or luxury trains and coaches have a higher ticket price but are equipped with air-conditioning, toilets, and large soft seats with sufficient legroom to make train rides comfortable.

Considering the distance travelled, train is the most affordable means of transport. Also, ticket prices include 2 or 3 bags – sometimes even more – per passenger.

Busan to Seoul timetable

Trains are great for long-distance travel. Double-check your travel itinerary and use the Busan to Seoul timetable above with train departure times and arrival times to find the best train for your route.

Best-Rated Companies for this Route

Unlike buses or taxis which have numerous companies offering their services, train service is usually offered by just one major company in each country. As railway service requires a large amount of infrastructure, most railway companies are government-owned and are a part of the national transport system.

One of the best advantages of travelling by train is that railway stations are often conveniently located within or very near major cities and urban areas. Immediately on arrival to their destination, travellers find themselves in close proximity to important facilities like hotels, supermarkets, and hospitals.

If you travel with a lot of bags and luggage, trains are your best option. Luggage weight limits on trains are rather flexible and allow you to carry multiple bags with you.

Special or luxury trains feature sufficient legroom which allows you to stretch your legs and relax. In comfort and space these train seats can be compared to business class airplane seats.

Similar to buses, trains can provide a variety of amenities to make your travel more comfortable and enjoyable. Modern trains have WIFI service, a snack counter and a drinking bar. Onboard toilets can be a life saver for travellers with queasy stomachs.

Lastly, unlike buses and other overland means of transport, trains are very rarely involved in accidents.