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Distance from Japan to South Korea

Name Japan South Korea
Country flag Flag of Japan Flag of South Korea
Country ISO code JP / JPN KR / KOR
Continent Asia Asia
Continent code AS AS
Capital Tokyo Seoul
Total cities 18270 12377
Cost of living Cost of living in Japan Cost of living in South Korea
DD coordinates 37.490032 / 136.466401 35.861512 / 127.096405
DMS coordinates 37°29'24.11" N / 136°27'59.04" E 35°51'41.44" N / 127°05'47.06" E
UTM coordinates 53S 629636.20792277 4150245.22963 52S 328124.0419679 3970261.3494732
Time zone Asia/Tokyo Asia/Seoul
Straight distance from Japan to South Korea is 855 kilometers (531 miles).

Travel information from Japan to South Korea

The distance between JP and KR is 531 miles (855 km), which can be covered by car, bus, train or ship.

However, the fastest way to travel from Japan to South Korea is by plane.

The average flight time is 0 hours, 56 minutes.

How many hours a traveler will have to spend getting from JP to KR also depends on the mode of transport for travel.

Depart from Japan (JP)
Arrives in South Korea (KR)
Japan to South Korea distance 855 km / 531 mil
Avg car duration 9 hours, 29 minutes (90 km/h)
Avg bus duration 14 hours, 14 minutes (60 km/h)
Avg train duration 8 hours, 32 minutes (100 km/h)
Avg flight duration 0 hours, 56 minutes (900 km/h)

* Estimated time when driving in a straight line at the same speed.

How to fly from Japan (JP) to South Korea (KR)

Straight line flight distance 531 miles.

Flight direction Origin airport Destination airport Airline Flight № Transfers Return transfers Flight time (min.) Price
Fukuoka (JP) - Seoul (KR) FUK ICN 7C 1401 0 0 90 74,00$
Fukuoka (JP) - Seoul (KR) FUK ICN 7C 1401 0 0 90 85,00$
Osaka (JP) - Seoul (KR) KIX ICN 7C 1301 0 0 120 87,00$
Tokyo (JP) - Seoul (KR) NRT ICN ZG 41 0 0 170 101,00$
Osaka (JP) - Seoul (KR) KIX ICN MM 6001 0 0 115 142,00$
Osaka (JP) - Busan (KR) KIX PUS MM 317 1 0 1310 145,00$
Niigata (JP) - Seoul (KR) KIJ ICN MM 144 1 0 1390 155,00$
Tokyo (JP) - Busan (KR) NRT PUS 7C 1153 0 0 155 159,00$
Nagoya (JP) - Seoul (KR) NGO GMP JL 208 1 0 825 352,00$
Updated 20.08.2022

Airports in Japan

Yakushima Airport KUM RJFC M
Niigata Airport KIJ RJSN M
Oita Airport OIT RJFO M
Kobe Airport UKB RJBE M
Sendai Airport SDJ RJSS L
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There are many ways to find how far is Japan from South Korea, the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula - distance between coordinates: 37.490032 / 136.466401 (JP) and 35.861512 / 127.096405 (KR).


When trying to get from Japan to South Korea, a traveler needs to cover the distance of 855 km / 531 mil. Surely, both JP and KR are big enough for the distance to vary considerably depending on how it is measured.

Commonly, the shortest distance is calculated as the crow flies, meaning the most direct path between two points. However, to get more precise results, it is important to specify the remoteness of these points. So, the distance is shown as a straight line between the departure coordinates of 37.490032 / 136.466401 and the arrival coordinates of 35.861512 / 127.096405.

Obviously, the fastest way to travel from Japan to South Korea is by plane. Given the average speed of modern aircraft, the flight time is estimated as 1 hour, 1 minute. Yet, the flight length may also vary based on a number of factors, such as the speed of a specific airliner, its route, and airports of departure and arrival.

Besides, the time is calculated without transfer activities, which may involve different modes of transportation. So, how far is it from Japan to South Korea? The average figures for different transportation options are shown on this web page, calculated by a precise formula of spherical trigonometry.

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People also ask - FAQ

The shortest distance between JP and KR is 855 kilometers = 531 miles, the calculation is carried out using the formula Haversine between latitude / longitude points on the Earth's surface, using an ellipsoidal model.
The shortest flight distance from JP to KR is 855 kilometers = 531 miles. If you travel by airplane (average speed of 560 miles) flight time to KR takes approximately 0 hours, 56 minutes.
It will take you about 14 hours, 14 minutes to drive from Japan (JP) to South Korea (KR), plus time for stops like food breaks, bathroom breaks, gas breaks and overnight stays.
Yes, but conditions apply when entering Japan from South Korea.