417 km
Departure station:
Jungang-daero, Choryang 3(sam)-dong, Dong-gu, Busan, South Korea
Arrival station:
405 Hangang-daero, Bongnaedong 2(i)-ga, Yongsan-gu, , Seoul, South Korea
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Bullet train
2 hrs 15 min

Discovering the different corners of South Korea can't be easier than when taking modern high-speed KTX trains, connecting this multisided country like a web. As such, the route from Busan to Seoul is one of the most favored ones among travelers boasting travel times as quick as 2 hours and 15 minutes. Below you can find answers to some of the frequently asked questions about the Busan - Seoul rail route.

How far is Busan from Seoul by train?

The high-speed Busan to Seoul train covers the distance of 417 kilometers (approximately 259 miles). The KTX bullet train makes its way from northwestern South Korea to its southeastern end, crossing 4 provinces in short travel times ranging from 2:15 to 3:25 hours.

How to book train tickets from Busan to Seoul?

Those who prefer to get tickets right on the spot, it is possible to do so right on the train station from special self-service machines or at the cash desk 1 month before departure. Alternatively, those who wish to book KTX rail tickets online may use the Rail Ninja website which provides the opportunity to purchase tickets far in advance.

Do you need to book a train ticket for Busan - Seoul in advance?

Taking into consideration that the Busan - Seoul rail route is among the busiest ones in the country and the one with the highest demand, it is advisable to get train tickets for your upcoming trip beforehand. It is possible to book KTX train tickets online on Rail Ninja for departure dates which are up to 12 months ahead.


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2 hrs 15 min
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3 hrs 25 min
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Busan to Seoul Train Review & Rating

It took about two and a half hours to get to the capital, very time-saving train

Carl F. about traveling from Busan to Seoul