Korea is well-connected both regionally and globally through a variety of transportation systems. Within 2,000 km of Seoul there are more than 40 metropolitan cities that have a population of one million or more. Rapidly growing coastal cities of China and Japan are easily accessible by sea or air. Beijing and Tokyo are each about two hours from Seoul by plane.
Korea’ Incheon International Airport serves as a transit hub for many flights between East Asia and the Americas. The Asia-Pacific region accounts for 30% of global air traffic. Korea ranks ninth in international passenger transportation and second in freight transportation. Ship traffic is especially high near Korea. The port at Busan ranks fifth in global shipping in terms of container transport.