Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Osaka to Busan
|June||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 33% drop in price.|
|July||Most popular time to fly with an average 16% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$149||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal round-trip
Good deal one-way
Air Busan, Asiana Airlines and Jeju Air have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Osaka to Busan. Confirm policies on booking site.
South Korea has restricted the entry of all travelers who have been in the Hubei Province of China in the past 14 days. Chinese nationals with passports issued in the Hubei Province are also not allowed to enter the country. Korean visas issued by the Wuhan Consulate in the Hubei Province are invalidated. Nationals of China and travelers arriving from China must have visas to transit through South Korea.
Travelers arriving from China with a diplomatic, consular, official, service or special passport or who are nationals of Albania, Andorra, Barbados, Dominica, Guyana, Ireland, South Korea, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Nicaragua, Palau, San Marino, Slovenia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the United States, the United Kingdom, the Vatican City and Venezuela may still transit through South Korea without a visa.
Short-term visas (type C-1 and C-3) issued on or before April 5 are invalidated. Visa exemptions for 90 nationalities with normal passport are temporarily suspended, except for airline crew.or passengers with an APEC Business Travel Card. Travelers with a visa on an expired passport must present a printed "Visa Grant Notice" and the expired passport to the immigration upon arrival.
Foreign nationals residing in South Korea on most types of long-term visa will need to apply for a re-entry permit at a local immigration office or at the airport before undertaking any travel out of South Korea. Those traveling with a re-entry permit will also be required to have a medical examination no earlier than 48 hours before they plan to return to South Korea, and to obtain a medical certificate in English or Korean demonstrating COVID-19 negative status. Merchant seamen with a visa must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before departure. The certificate must be in English and the passengers must have two copies of the certificate. All flights must arrive at Incheon International Airport (ICN) between 5:00 am and 8:00 pm.
All travelers arriving in South Korea will be subject to PCR testing and a mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days. In some cases, Korean authorities have permitted immediate blood relatives or spouses of long-term residents to self-quarantine at their family’s home. For this, travelers would need to provide proof of relationship (e.g., marriage or birth certificate), and should understand that Korean immigration officials have the final authority to approve quarantine arrangements. All travelers including airline crew members must also complete Health Declaration Forms and Special Quarantine Declaration Forms through a self-diagnosis app. Nationals and residents of South Korea are required to install a 'Self-quarantine safety protection app'. Chinese nationals who are traveling on business under the Fast Lane program and their family members are exempt from the quarantine requirements; however, they must self-monitor their health conditions for at least 14 days before departure and must hold a medical certification of a negative COVID-19 testing result issued within 72 hours before departure. They will receive an additional test upon arrival, after which they must stay at a designated quarantine facility for up to 1-2 days until receiving the result. Once receiving a negative test result, they will be allowed to end their quarantine.
Nationals of Mongolia, Russia and Thailand are restricted from transiting through South Korea on their way to or from those countries, and all foreign travelers who have been in Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Philippines or Uzbekistan in the past 14 days must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival to enter South Korea. The certificate must be in English. Transit passengers will receive a temperature check on arrival in Korea. Symptomatic individuals will be subject to a COVID-19 test and hospitalization if found positive. Passengers who do not show symptoms and/or test negative may continue their journey. Transit passengers at Seoul Incheon Airport require a ticket/boarding pass for their onward flight to their final destination. Travelers should confirm with the airline(s) before departure that their bags have been checked through to their final destination (as transit passengers are not able to collect and re-check in baggage on arrival in Incheon Airport).
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
An average nonstop flight takes 1h 30m, covering a distance of 373 miles.
There are 62 (nonstop) flights between Osaka and Busan per week, averaging 8 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Jeju Air ($178), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Jeju Air ($192) and Korean Air ($1,471).
Air Busan (3 times daily), Asiana Airlines (3 times daily), Jeju Air (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Osaka to Busan, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Busan back to Osaka , the best deals are generally found on Sunday, with Friday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Osaka you will be using one of these airports: Osaka Kansai Intl. You will be landing at Busan Gimhae, also known as Busan Airport.
KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Osaka to Busan.
KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Busan from Osaka is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.
Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Busan with an airline and back to Osaka with another airline.
Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Busan from Osaka up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Great crew and very good legroom."
Pros: "Clean facilities and polite staff. Very short flight"
Cons: "if the music list is great with latest songs.. charging of phone took so long to be charged"
Pros: "Excellent crew helping calm my anxious children."
Pros: "The flight crew was friendly. Checking in was easy."
Cons: "Nothing, it was great"
Pros: "Every thing was excellent. The crew was very courteous and gracious."
Cons: "Unfortunately we had about a 1/2 hour delay due to congestion. Not the fault of the airline."
Cons: "Seats weren’t as comfy or spacious as I would have thought given Korean air Having won best economy liner a few times. No entertainment in seats either."
Pros: "Nice cabin crews"
Cons: "Should serve more water because it's a long flight"
Pros: "Boarding is quite fast."
Cons: "Food could have been better, customer service could be improve, a simple smile upon serving and speaking could go much better. Perhaps I came from experience from Singapore airlines and emirates airlines."
Pros: "Preference given for those requiring extra help boarding"
Cons: "Very narrow seats with very very limited leg room. I’m only 5’4” tall and had no leg room. My sister is 5’11” and had leg cramps from the 4.5 hour flight because of the lack of leg room. Probably time to replace this plane."
Pros: "service/food excellent"
Cons: "old aircraft with outdated and worn 'cradle' seats that are hard to find these days. Unlike claimed it is not a flatbed type."
Pros: "Friendly staff."
Pros: "Great service!"
Cons: "Dated aircraft A330-300 and seats."
Pros: "The best flight I took this trip - clean, courteous, on time. I wish they flew in continental US :))"
Cons: "I'm stuck in Korea on Christmas Day instead of being in the Philippines. The Korean Air staff didn't speak English very well and it took an hour to figure out what was happening. I had to pay for my own hotel on top of my resort that I'm paying for in the Philippines and the next flight isn't until 9 pm Christmas day. Worst airline I have ever had to deal with. On top of my five days off this year and two were wasted on traveling. Big waste of time and money. Will probably not use your website or the airline again."
Cons: "Boarding could have followed through with the row system rather than everyone all at once."
Pros: "Everything was great, i had a connection flight and i did not have to check in like other times."
Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "Wish I could have sat further in the front"
Pros: "Great seat and fairly decent food."
Cons: "Very tight seating"
Pros: "The staff was excellent."
Cons: "Food was blah and the seats were on the smaller side."
Pros: "Korea Airlines is the best!"
Pros: "Korea Air is a great airline. Jin Air (for the return part) was OK. The flight attendants of BOTH airlines are GREAT, but the seats in Jin Air are cramped."
Cons: "Korea Air is a great airline. Jin Air (for the return part) was OK. The flight attendants of BOTH airlines are GREAT, but the seats in Jin Air are cramped."
Pros: "Nothing at all"
Cons: "Kayak used a sub company to reserve flights. My husband was involved in a collision at sea and was not able to make the flight due to military deployment status. I tried continuously to contact the sub company to request a waiver or hold on the flight. The number provided kept me on a hold . There were no answers to phone calls from information provided on receipt. Emails only stated the fees that would be imposed for any action I conducted. I will never use kayak again."
Pros: "Boarding was quick and easy. I didn't have the food onboard but it smelled alright. Staff happily kept offering to refill my water on the ~2 hr flight (probably more frequently than JAL asked during my 13 hr flight a couple months ago...). Overall, good flight. Professional staff. We didn't crash so that's always good."
Cons: "Seat was uncomfortable, but when you're flying economy nowadays, that's pretty much expected. Took a while for us to get into the air but that was probably just due to it being a holiday and potentially many flights backing up the runway."
Pros: "Cool; collected; patient; helpful; calm; respectful; overall, people doing their best for their customers."
Cons: "Seat was so narrow, my elbows were stuck to my torso the whole way"
Pros: "This is the first time I experienced courteous crew. They confirmed my meal plans and enquirer abt my meal."
Cons: "The choice on entertainment is limited. It did not impact me much but will like to have more options."
Pros: "First class on Korean long haul does not disappoint!"
Cons: "Nothing not to like"
Pros: "I liked just about everything about this flight. From the food to the service to the movie selection, flying with them was great!"
Cons: "Nothing! Great flight."
Pros: "Getting preferred seating because we were sky team elite plus members"
Cons: "Exiting the plane in the cold Seattle weather."
Pros: "Everything; from initiating reservations, seat assignments, check-in, inflight, etc. Korean Airlines is simply the best!"
Cons: "There wasn't anything that I didn't like."
Pros: "Outstanding flight assistants."
Cons: "Chairs are quite hard and the movies selection limited."
Cons: "Late boarding and then sat on plane for approximately 30 minutes before taxi. Arrived Busan 45 min late and never heard an explanation why."
Pros: "I liked everything about my flight from the attendants to the food. Overall, it was a great experience. :)"
Pros: "Delta crew was awesome"
Cons: "Running to flight"
Pros: "Food n staffing"
Pros: "Staff, food, flight.. everything was great."
Pros: "We forgot our IPad in the plane. We met in Seol one of the flight attendants. She stayed with us and arranged for somebody to bring the Ipad from a different location . She refused to continue home , until she saw our property found. It wax an exceptional service!"
Cons: "The service on the plane is outstanding"
Pros: "The service, quality of food, and aircraft itself were all exceptional."
Cons: "Unfortunately due to quasi-bad weather there was lots of turbulence"
Pros: "I liked the flight entertainment and the food, generally. I found some staff members extremely friendly and others less so."
Pros: "Very friendly,responsive and helpful crew. Comfortable accommodations. Good food"
Pros: "Seat spacing is actually sane - so much better than US airlines"
Cons: "I like much food"
Pros: "They're live up to their on time promise."
Pros: "Great economy seats (vs north American carrieers) in.both pitch and comfort. Solid food. Decent IFE on larger screens (that didn't suffer the "double letterbox!). Minor quality quibble: Could have had better TV selection.. Friendly crew."
Pros: "Service was Amazing"
Pros: "Comfortable, pleasant attendants"
Pros: "Even though it was a short trip, a full sandwich meal was provided. A clean flight and excellent crew service."
Cons: "Sold me a ticket then cancelled 15 minutes later due to not having updated information from the airline on bookings."
Pros: "Overall great, compared to the price."
Cons: "Need more selections of foods."
Cons: "Too many kids"
Pros: "The CS is very good and we boarded the plane with a SWA level of efficiency."
Cons: "The inbound plane was delayed."
Pros: "Good service for what you've paid for. Luggage allowance included in the fare could be a bit more."
Cons: "low price air ticket doesn't mean low quality service!"
Pros: "Price is great if you are lucky enough to get a promotion ticket. Free luggage is included in the ticket During the flight, crews provided water sufficiently."
Cons: "Basically nothing considering what LCCs provide."
Airlines flying from Osaka to Busan have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Osaka to Busan
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Osaka to Busan
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Osaka to Busan
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Osaka to Busan
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Osaka to Busan