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Bus from Incheon International Airport to Busan

Do you know that you can take a bus from Incheon Airport to Busan? Yes, many people know that you can take train from Incheon Airport to Seoul Station and then from Seoul Station take a train to Busan Station. However, few people know that you can actually take a bus from Incheon Airport to Busan.

Bus from Incheon Airport to Busan

Yes, Busan is 5 hours away from Incheon Airport by bus but the journey is actually not too long compared to taking aeroplane if you consider the time taken for checking-in, boarding a flight, collecting baggages and airport transfer. 
From Incheon Airport, you can catch a bus to Busan at Bus Stop 10C located at 1st Floor of the Terminal 1, as shown in the floor plan below. (NOTE: Bus to Busan also picks up passengers from the New Terminal 2 of Incheon International Airport)
Bus Stop 10C located at 1st Floor of Incheon Airport Terminal Building where you can take a bus to Busan
After you have boarded the bus at Incheon Airport, the bus will go to Songdo Transfer Center in Incheon to cater for transfer passengers before going direct to Busan Cross-Country / Express Bus Terminal.

Bus Ticket Fare for One Way Trip from Incheon Airport to Busan

The bus service from Incheon Airport to Busan is managed by Gyeongbuk-Kochi-Service. The bus ticket fare for a single trip is KRW41,800 per person. This ticket price is not expensive considering that the distance covered is actually about 5 hours. It is definitely cheaper than flight ticket. 

Frequency and Timetable for Bus from Incheon Airport to Busan

The frequency of bus from Incheon Airport to Busan is about every one and a half hour (every 90 minutes). The first bus departs from Incheon Airport bus stop 10C to Busan at 7.00am in the morning. The second bus to Busan departs Incheon Airport at 8.30am while the third and forth bus departs at 10.00am and 11.30am respectively. In the afternoon and evening, there are another 7 buses departing from Incheon Airport to Busan at 1.00pm, 2.30pm, 4:00pm, 5.30pm 7.00pm, 8.30pm and 10.00pm. 

Timetable for bus from Incheon Airport to Busan:
07:00 08:30 10:00 11:30(송도경유) 13:00 14:30 16:00(송도경유) 17:30 19:00 20:30 22:00

Late Night Bus from Incheon Airport to Busan

If your flight arrive late you miss the last normal bus from Incheon Airport to Busan at 10:00pm, you can still take the special late-night bus from Incheon Airport Busan at 11:30pm. However, the bus ticket fare for late night bus is KRW46,600 (slightly more expensive than KRW41,800 for normal hour bus). You will arrive at Busan around 4.30am. Best of all, you can sleep in the comfort of deluxe limousine bus while travelling from Incheon Airport to Busan Cross-Country / Express Bus Terminal. 

Taking Returning Bus from Busan to Incheon Airport

You can also take the same bus service managed by Gyeongbuk-Kochi-Service after your stay in Busan to get to Incheon International Airport. If you plan to do so, you can buy your returning ticket at Busan Cross-Country / Express Bus Terminal.

Should You Take Train or Bus from Incheon Airport to Busan?

Both train and bus will take you from Incheon International Airport to Busan. If you choose train, you will have to take AREX train from Incheon Airport to Seoul Station (43 minutes) first before catching another 2.5 hour train from Seoul to Busan with waiting time in between when changing train at Seoul Station. In total, the travel time is slightly shorter than taking bus from Incheon Airport to Busan. In terms of ticket price, train is also more expensive because a 1 day Korail Pass for train to Busan is KRW70,200. For people who have a lot of baggages and would like to avoid the hassle of dragging along heavy baggages when changing trains, taking bus from Incheon Airport to Busan may still be the preferred option.


  1. where to purchase the tix? can purchase at the airport?

    1. Hello Aminuddin Ali,
      Yes, you can buy the bus ticket at the bus ticket counter at the arrival of Incheon Airport. There are also bus ticket counters outside the arrival hall.

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  3. Where is the Busan Cross-country/express bus terminal? Is this terminal near to any subway or KTX station? Thanks to advice

  4. Replies
    1. Hello Ongkie Budhidharma,
      As far as I know, online purchase is not yet available. You can buy upon arrival at Incheon Airport.

  5. Is this a standard/deluxe bus? Does it have toilet inside? Do the seats always available, especially on Saturday

  6. Hi! I would like to check with you if there is a bus from Busan station to Myeongdong Station? If yes, how long is the journey? Many thanks!

    1. Hello Lorraine Kok,
      I know there is only bus from Busan to Dongseoul Station to Seoul. After arrive in Dongseoul Station, you can take taxi or subway train to Myeongdong. You can book the bus ticket at https : // www . kobus . co . kr

  7. Hi Chicken Share, can share with me the detail of bus ticket counter outside the arrival hall? Any particular company logo that i must look for and which level? Thank you in advance

    1. Hello Tan,
      The bus ticket counter is located at 1st floor of the terminal building, which is the arrival hall. You will reach the arrival hall after you have collected your baggage and clear custom check. If you are not sure where to buy bus ticket to Busan, you can ask the staff at Information counters at Incheon Airport. They can speak English, Mandarin and Japanese. Have a safe trip.

  8. If I missed the 11:30pm bus since our plane is arriving at 10:40pm what else can we take down to Busan if we don't want to wait the following day?

    1. Hello Edwin Ramos,
      The timetable of the bus has been updated to below:
      07:00 08:30 10:00 11:30(송도경유) 13:00 14:30 16:00(송도경유) 17:30 19:00 20:30 22:00
      You can double check on your arrival on the next available bus. The other option is to take KTX train to Busan.

  9. I will go to incheon from Seoul. And from incheon to busan. Should I go inside the incheon airport to purchase his bus ticket ?thank you

    1. Hello Nat,
      Since you are going from Seoul, you may consider taking train at Seoul station instead of taking bus from Incheon to go to Busan. Anyway, if you decide to go from Incheon Airport to Busan, you have to go to the arrival hall to buy the bus ticket.

  10. Hi! I will take bus to Busan, in which area of Busan that bus will stop/drop us?

    1. Hello Kartika,
      The bus from Incheon Airport will arrive and stop at Busan Cross-Country/Express Bus Terminal.

    2. Where is busan cross country/ express bus terminal? I cant find any details? Near which train station?

  11. Hi. Do you have an idea if the bus company accepts credit card as payment? Thank you.

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  13. Hi, do you know if there are any late night buses (after 10pm) that goes to Yeosu from Incheon Airport?

  14. Hello,

    I am looking to get a ticket on the 15th February. I tried booking a KTX but the reservation seem to all be gone because of the holidays. Will it be a similar situation with the bus?

    Thanks in advance

  15. Hi, this is Vivienne, Is the online bus ticket booking to busan from Incheon airport available now. May I know is there a train station to travel to my hotel from the bus terminal and how far away and is it within walking distance.

  16. Can I purchase two way return ticket ie
    From incheon airport to Busan
    From Busan to Seoul Station.
    Do you know the cost of ticket for two way?
    Do we need to do reservation before we arrive at Incheon Airport?

    Many thanks and look forward to hearing from you soon

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