Seoul to Busan High-Speed Train

​Trains are the fastest and cheapest way to get from Seoul to Busan. The trip usually takes about 2 hours, but it may vary depending on what type of train you take or which train station in either city you depart at. You can buy your tickets online beforehand, and everything that you have to do when you arrive is just waiting for departure time!
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Departures per day

70 departures

Time ​on the road

Longest Travel Time

2 hours 58 minutes

Train station


417 km

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Seoul to Busan Train Schedule

About Seoul Busan Route & Map

Looking for Seoul to Busan train line map and route? If you are planning to move from Seoul to Busan or vice versa, take Gyeongbu train line. There are two types of high-speed trains which can ride to the destination point on this line: either KTX or SRT high-speed train. They are both running almost the same time, so feel free to choose the nearest train station and book your ticket.

The Seoul-Busan train route is the backbone of South Korea's rail network, connecting the nation's capital, Seoul, to the bustling port city of Busan. Spanning approximately 400 kilometers (about 250 miles) along the eastern coast, this route is renowned for its efficiency, speed, and scenic beauty.
With its blend of efficiency, comfort, and breathtaking views, the Seoul-Busan train route is a popular choice for both domestic commuters and international travelers eager to experience the best of South Korea's landscapes and culture.

KTX Train Lines Map

  • Departing from Seoul's major railway stations such as Seoul Station or Yongsan Station, the journey on the high-speed KTX train takes around 2.5 to 3 hours, offering passengers a swift and comfortable ride.
  • The train traverses through diverse landscapes, including rolling hills, coastal plains, and urban areas, providing travelers with glimpses of South Korea's natural beauty and vibrant cities.
  • Upon reaching Busan, passengers are welcomed by a dynamic cityscape characterized by modern skyscrapers, historic temples, and bustling markets, as well as beautiful beaches along the coastline.
  • For travelers seeking a slower pace or more scenic route, there are also conventional train options available, which take a bit longer but offer a more leisurely journey with opportunities to admire the countryside.
  • To help navigate this extensive rail network, travelers can refer to detailed railway maps provided by Korail, South Korea's national railway operator. These maps outline the various train lines, stations, and connections, making it easy for passengers to plan their journey and explore the country's diverse destinations.

Stations Servicing Seoul - Busan Trains

​Trains from Seoul depart from 4 different stations: Seoul Station, Yongsan Station, Cheongnyangni Station, Yoeungdongpo Station, and arrive to Busan Station (KTX).

405 Hangang-daero, Bongnaedong 2(i)-ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Jungang-daero, Choryang 3(sam)-dong, Dong-gu, Busan, South Korea

*The exact departure and arrival station information will be shown on your ticket.


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