Seoul to Busan

Seoul to Busan

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Seoul to Busan Schedule

Seoul to Busan Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
KTX 1st Class 05:15 - 07:49$ 62.74
KTX 2nd Class 06:00 - 08:42₩ 64,673
Jeju Air Economy #7C20409:10 - 10:00€ 77.52
Tway Airlines Economy #TW901111:35 - 12:45€ 44.88
KTX 1st Class 12:00 - 14:41$ 64.27
KTX 2nd Class 14:44 - 17:22$ 49.55
KTX 2nd Class 17:00 - 19:40$ 45.97
KTX 2nd Class 18:55 - 22:13$ 37.52
KTX 2nd Class 21:35 - 00:46₩ 65,012
KTX 2nd Class 22:00 - 00:42$ 38.36

Transportation from Seoul to Busan

Seoul to Busan Destination Reviews

Very fast and convenient. Great service.
Train #KTX011 2nd Class, KTX, May 24, 2022
5 customer reviews

How to get from Seoul to Busan

When you want to get from Seoul to Busan, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Train

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Train ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A Train ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 77.07. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as USD 10.48.

How far is Seoul from Busan?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Seoul to Busan. Your trip will be a total of 182 miles (292 km). The flying distance is 485 miles (780 km).

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

The travel time from Seoul to Busan can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 6 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Seoul to Busan varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is KTX: travelling by train expect to pay as low as USD 10.48 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a Train - a one-way Train ticket can cost as much as USD 77.07.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Seoul to Busan:

  • Train tickets - USD 10.48 to USD 77.07;
  • Plane tickets - USD 36.00 to USD 118.92;

How many trips per day are there between Seoul and Busan?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 116 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Seoul to Busan. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is USD 36.00.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Seoul to Busan

Air Busan, Air Seoul, Asiana Airlines, Jeju Air, Jin Air, Korean Air


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Seoul to Busan

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Seoul to Busan? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 100% users enjoyed a train ride.