KTX Trains from Busan to Seoul

Amazing KTX high-speed trains conveniently connect Busan with Seoul. These bullet trains can take you to the capital of South Korea in less than 3 hours, while regular trains cover the same distance in almost 6 hours! The cities are connected by the Gyeongbu line, one of the most picturesque in the country. The train route from Busan to Seoul is a favorite way of traveling between the cities among locals and tourists alike, so make sure to book your tickets in advance as they get sold-out very quickly.

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Busan to Seoul Route Info

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Trains daily
67
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Earliest trip

04:59

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Latest trip

​22:10

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Fastest trip

02h15m

Busan to Seoul Route Map and Stations

KTX departs from Busan train station: Jungang-daero, Choryang 3(sam)-dong, Dong-gu, Busan, South Korea


KTX arrives at Seoul train station: 405 Hangang-daero, Bongnaedong 2(i)-ga, Yongsan-gu, , Seoul, South Korea


KTX from Busan to Seoul route: the distance between 2 cities is 417 kilometers.


KTX from Busan to Seoul departures: there are 50 departures by bullet trains, operated by Korail.

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Busan - Seoul Timetable

All About Busan to Seoul Route

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    How long is KTX ride from Busan to Seoul?

    The shortest travel time from Busan to Seoul is around 2 hours and 15 minutes, the longest train ride can take up to 3 hours and 20 minutes. Your travel time will wary according to your chosen departure time, and travel date.

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    Should I book Busan - Seoul tickets in advance?
    When taking the most popular Busan - Seoul train route, we suggest you secure your seat at least a few months in advance. Especially if you are planning to travel during weekends or in summer, as the high-speed KTX train tickets tend to sell fast.

    If you want to book your tickets more than 1 month in advance, you will need to book them online. It allows you to book your tickets up to 1 year in advance. You can check all schedules and book your tickets on online booking platform Rail.Ninja.
  • 3
    What is KTX Busan to Seoul ticket price?
    The price for your ticket will depend on your travel date (is it a weekend or a regular day), when are you buying it, (in advance or last-minute), train travel class. The Economy Class Seat price starts from ​about 79 USD, and from 111 USD per ticket for a 1st Class Seat.
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    How to buy KTX ticket from Busan to Seoul?
    You can purchase your high-speed KTX tickets from Busan to Seoul online, from ticket desks or from ticket machines at the train station in Korea.

    The easiest and and time-saving way is to purchase your tickets online.

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