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Distance from South Korea to Japan

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

Travel information from South Korea to Japan

If you travel from South Korea to Japan by plane, your trip will be over in 0 hours, 56 minutes.

You can also cover the distance of 531 miles (855 km) between KR and JP in other convenient ways: by bus, personal car, train or ship.

You can figure out how many hours the journey from South Korea to Japan will take by choosing a transport type and adding an expected number of stops.

Depart from South Korea (KR)
Arrives in Japan (JP)
South Korea to Japan 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 South Korea (KR) to Japan (JP)

Straight line flight distance 531 miles.

Flight direction Origin airport Destination airport Airline Flight № Transfers Return transfers Flight time (min.) Price
Busan (KR) - Tokyo (JP) PUS NRT 7C 1154 0 0 125 85,00$
Seoul (KR) - Osaka (JP) ICN KIX TW 5868 0 0 100 127,00$
Seoul (KR) - Tokyo (JP) ICN NRT TW 217 0 0 150 144,00$
Seoul (KR) - Fukuoka (JP) ICN FUK 7C 1402 0 0 85 152,00$
Busan (KR) - Tokyo (JP) PUS NRT 7C 1154 0 0 120 165,00$
Busan (KR) - Osaka (JP) PUS KIX 7C 211 1 0 1650 219,00$
Busan (KR) - Fukuoka (JP) PUS FUK BX 8828 1 0 1200 283,00$
Updated 19.08.2022

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
All airports in Japan

Airlines providing flights between KR and JP

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Distance converter

There are many ways to find how far is South Korea from Japan, the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula - distance between coordinates: 35.861512 / 127.096405 (KR) and 37.490032 / 136.466401 (JP).


Find out the distance from South Korea to Japan using our online calculator to plan your trip with maximum comfort, understanding the KR to JP distance is also helpful for choosing the most suitable mode of transport.

To learn an answer to the question "How far is South Korea from Japan?", enter the countries names or opt for our list of cities for each destination. Geographically, your departure coordinates are 35.861512 / 127.096405 while you arrive at 37.490032 / 136.466401. The calculator shows the shortest distance between KR and JP and illustrates the route as a straight line on the map.

So, how far is it from South Korea to Japan? The distance is 855 km / 531 mil, and it displays remoteness based on the haversine formula, which factors in the spherical shape of the Earth for more precise results.

Also, the service will show you how many hours from South Korea to Japan by air, car and other modes of transport according to the average speed of each transportation type. For example, the flight time is 1 hour, 1 minute while the IATA country codes are (KR to JP).

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People also ask - FAQ

The shortest way from KR and JP is 855 kilometers = 531 miles.
To get from KR to JP by plane, you need to travel 855 kilometers = 531 miles. With an average plane speed of 560 miles, the journey to JP will take about 0 hours, 56 minutes.
You’ll spend approximately 14 hours, 14 minutes travelling from South Korea (KR) to Japan (JP), but you also need to factor in possible stops for a night’s rest, food breaks, refueling your car, and others pauses.
Yes, you can travel to South Korea from Japan provided that the entry regulations are met.