How to get to Jeonju from Seoul

Finding out how to get to Jeonju from Seoul can be a bit tedious. So we have compiled all the information we have found to help you make planning your trip as easy as possible and show you all the different prices and times to get there.

The easiest way to get to Jeonju from Seoul appears to be via train. It is a bit quicker, more comfortable, and of course a bit more expensive. There are three different types of trains you can take. Going from fastest and nicest to slowest and not as nice.

TIP: Except for some holidays, locals buy their train tickets on the day of. So if you get overwhelmed just go down an hour before and purchase a ticket!

Here is a timetable of the current routes and times offered from Seoul to Jeonju. Here you can see the train types, indicated by the color, its origin (either Seoul or Yongsan terminals) it’s departure time and arrival time.

How to get to Jeonju from Seoul train sheet

Here are the three different times and ticket prices to help you decide what’s in your budget and fits your time frame.

KTX Ticket Prices

Divison Travel Time ~ 2 Hours 20 minutes
1st class Standard class Standing/Not assigned
Adult Child Adult Child Adult Child
Preceding
42,800
27,500
30,600
15,300
29,100
14,500
Escorting

 

Saemaeul Ticket Prices

Divison Travel Time ~ 3 hours
1st class Standard class Standing/Not assigned
Adult Child Adult Child Adult Child
Preceding
25,000
12,500
Escorting

 

Mugunghwa Ticket Prices

Divison Travel Time ~ 3 hours 20 minutes
1st class Standard class Standing/Not assigned
Adult Child Adult Child Adult Child
Preceding
16,800
8,400
14,300
7,100
Escorting

 

If you are ready to buy your ticket click the link to visit the Korail site in english.
If you are curious about how to get to Jeonju from Seoul by bus for comparison than here you are :).

Unless you know Korean buying bus tickets to Jeonju online is currently frustrating. The main site to buy tickets in english goes through a third party website for tickets to Jeonju and like two other locations. So we highly recommend either having a friend help you book them online, or go to a bus station and just get the ticket before. They leave so regularly that you shouldn’t have any problems.

Below are the bus stations, time tables and prices you can expect any and everyday. Remember, locals buy their tickets same day with no fear of not being able to go. So try not to stress out too much.

Bus leaves from Seoul Express Bus Terminal  – Arrives at Jeonju Express Bus Terminal
Type of Bus First Bus Last Bus Intervals Fare
(won)
Distance
(km)
Duration
(h:m)
Non-Stop Bus 05:30 21:30 10 min 11000~16000 202.6 2:50
Bus leaves from Seoul Nambu Terminal – Arrives at Jeonju Intercity Bus Terminal
Type of Bus First Bus Last Bus Intervals Fare
(won)
Distance
(km)
Duration
(h:m)
Non-Stop Bus 06:10 20:30 30 min 9500 2:50
Bus leaves from Seoul Sangbong Terminal – Arrives at Jeonju Express Bus Terminal
Type of Bus First Bus Last Bus Intervals Fare
(won)
Distance
(km)
Duration
(h:m)
Non-Stop Bus 06:00 18:00 5 times/day 18800 243.8 2:50

From any of these bus stations you are about a 20 minute cab ride at the most to your hanok village. It should be about 6,000-8,000 won for your taxi to your final destination.

We took the tickets from Nambu bus terminal and it was great and easy. For under 10$ we got to Jeonju and were happy with the bus. The only thing we’ll say is that it was closer to 4.5 hours! However we did travel during the lunar new year so we’re not sure if that influenced it.

We absolutely loved our stay in the traditional hanok village jeonju. If you’re curious about where to stay you can check out our stay at the Dukmanjae Hanok hotel. If your curious about what to do, check out our recommendations for what to do in Jeonju.

Well we hope we helped you figure out how to get to Jeonju, it’s a lovely town and we hope to visit it again during the summer or spring. Let us know in the comments below if this helped you book your trip, or if there is anything we can add to make it easier.

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