Travelers from many Asian countries may be able to book a flight directly to Busan's Gimhae International Airport. For those who cannot fly directly to Gimhae, flying to Busan will likely involve arrival at Incheon and bus transport to Gimpo Airport to board a domestic flight to Busan. Some travelers may find it more convenient to fly into Incheon and then travel to Busan by high-speed train (KTX) or by express bus.

Most flights to Korea are through Incheon International Airport (ICN), located about an hour from Central Seoul. From Incheon International Airport there are three ways to get to Busan:

A Plane from Gimpo Airport to Gimhae Airport

If you have purchased a plane ticket to Gimhae Airport in Busan, you may have to transfer to Gimpo Airport, about a 30-minute bus ride from Incheon International Airport. The following two buses travel to Gimpo Airport from Incheon for a fare of 7,500 KRW. Tickets are available at Transportation Information Counters (near exits 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13 on the 1st floor).

Incheon Airport Buses to Gimpo Airport locations

* Discount of 1,000 KRW available with Korean Airline boarding pass

B Train to Busan KTX Station

High-speed KTX trains are a fast and comfortable way to travel to Busan. Travel time is approximately 2-1/2 hours. A limited number of KTX trains run directly from Incheon Airport to Busan. Service from Seoul Station in Central Seoul to Busan is more frequent and may be more convenient.

KTX tickets can be purchased at the station. They can also be purchased online, but can only be purchased up to one month in advance. Note that the fare is relatively higher than taking an express bus, ranging from approximately 50,000 KRW ~ 85,000 KRW, depending on day of the week, time of day, type of ticket and discounts.

B1 KTX Departing Seoul Station

Limousine Bus to Seoul Station

Tickets are available at Transportation Information Counters (near exits 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13 on 1st floor). With the bus ticket, go to 4A, 5B, 10B, 11B (bus stops for Seoul Station) on the 1st floor. The bus runs at an average interval of 30 minutes from 05:40 to 22:40 and takes about 60~80 minutes. The fare is 15,000 KRW ~ 16,000 KRW.

Incheon Airport Limousine Buses to Seoul Station locations

Subway to Seoul Station

The Airport Rail Express (AREX) line connects Incheon Airport to Seoul Station. All-stop trains run at an average interval of 12 minutes from 05:23 to 23:57 and take about 56 minutes. Express trains run at an average interval of 30 minutes and take about 45 minutes. See the AREX website for time-tables for All-stop and Express Trains.

Fares range between approximately 4,000 ~ 15,000 KRW, depending on type of train and discounts. Please check the AREX website for fare information for All-stop and Express trains. Tickets can be purchased at Information Centers located in Incheon Airport.

Airport Rail to Seoul Station

Seoul Station to Busan KTX Station

You may purchase tickets at Seoul Station. You may also purchase KTX tickets online up to one month in advance at

Interval 10~25 minutes
Travel Time 2 hours 40 minutes
First Train Seoul Station → Busan Station 05:15
Busan Station → Seoul Station 05:00
Last Train Seoul Station → Busan Station 23:00
Busan Station → Seoul Station 22:55
Fare First class (adult) 83,700 KRW
Standard class (adult) 59,800 KRW

B2 KTX Departing Incheon Airport

For direct travel via KTX from Incheon Airport to Busan, follow signs to the Airport Railroad. Please note that there are many fewer trains to Busan from Incheon Airport than from Seoul Station.

C Express Bus from Incheon Airport to Busan Dongbu Bus Terminal

Express buses run directly from Incheon Airport to Busan Dongbu Bus Terminal. Travel time is approximately 5-1/2 hours.

Fare is 41,800 KRW and tickets are available at Transportation Information Counters (near exits 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13 on the 1st floor). The bus stop is located at Stop 10C outside the Passenger Terminal.

Incheon Airport Express Bus stop

Direction Departure Times Time
Incheon → Busan (Dongbu Bus Terminal) 07:00, 08:30, 10:00, 11:30*, 13:00, 14:30, 16:00*, 17:30, 19:00, 20:30, 22:00, 23:30 300 min
Busan (Dongbu Bus Terminal) → Incheon 00:30, 01:30, 05:30, 06:30, 07:40*, 09:00, 10:20*, 11:40, 13:00, 14:30, 22:30, 23:30 330 min

* Bus makes one stop in city of Songdo

Please find time table from Incheon airport to Busan bus terminal at here or bustago site.

On Arrival in Busan

Please refer to the Getting Around Busan page for information on getting to Haeundae area hotels and to IPAC'16 at the BEXCO Convention Center.

Get a map

Go to see the Busan Map or Haundae Map as a english versoin.