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There are 8 ways to get from Beijing to Seoul by plane, train, ferry, subway or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Beijing Capital to Seoul Gimpo  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Beijing Capital (PEK) to Seoul Gimpo (GMP) PEK - GMP

$135 - $346

Cheapest option

Fly Beijing Capital to Incheon, train  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Beijing Capital (PEK) to Incheon (ICN) PEK - ICN
  2. Take the train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station

$107 - $352

6 alternative options

Train to Tianjin Binhai, fly to Incheon, train  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Beijing South to Tianjin Station
  2. Fly from Tianjin Binhai (TSN) to Incheon (ICN) TSN - ICN
  3. Take the train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station

$117 - $345

Train, ferry  •  23 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Beijing South to Yantai
  2. Take the ferry from Yantai Port to Pyeongtaek Port
  3. Take the train from Pyeongtaek Station to Seoul Station

$217 - $329

Train China Railways G-Class, ferry, subway  •  24 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Beijing South to Yantai
  2. Take the ferry from Yantai to Incheon Int'l Port
  3. Take the subway from Incheon Station to City Hall Station 1

$170 - $383

Train China Railways D-Class, ferry, subway  •  25 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Beijing to Dalian
  2. Take the ferry from Dalian Harbour to Incheon Int'l Port
  3. Take the subway from Incheon Station to City Hall Station 1

$147 - $283

Bus, ferry, subway  •  29 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Beijing Bawangfen to Qinhuangdao
  2. Take the ferry from Qinhuangdao to Incheon Int'l Port
  3. Take the subway from Incheon Station to City Hall Station 1

$118 - $250

Bus, ferry  •  34 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Beijing Station to Dalian Jianshejie Bus terminal
  2. Take the ferry from Dalian Harbour to Incheon Int'l Port
  3. Take the bus from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Chosun Hotel

$147 - $271

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The cheapest way to get from Beijing to Seoul is to bus and ferry which costs ¥1000 - ¥1900 and takes 34 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Beijing to Seoul is to fly which costs ¥900 - ¥2400 and takes 5 h 2 min.

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The distance between Beijing and Seoul is 954 km.

The best way to get from Beijing to Seoul without a car is to train and ferry which takes 23 h 35 min and costs ¥1500 - ¥2300.

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It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to get from Beijing to Seoul, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Beijing Capital Airport to Seoul Gimpo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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Seoul is 1 h ahead of Beijing. It is currently 5:27 PM in Beijing and 6:27 PM in Seoul.

China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Beijing Capital Airport to Seoul Gimpo Airport.

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There are 1869+ hotels available in Seoul. Prices start at $35 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Beijing to Beijing Capital Airport is to subway which takes 30 min and costs ¥25.

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Map of how to get from Beijing to Seoul.
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  • Distance: 596.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 2 min

What companies run services between Beijing, China and Seoul, South Korea?

Air China, Asiana Airlines and five other airlines fly from Beijing to Seoul every 4 hours.

Airlines
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Beijing Capital to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Beijing Capital to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Tianjin Binhai to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Tianjin Binhai to Incheon via Dalian
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Beijing Capital to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Beijing Capital to Seoul Gimpo via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Beijing Capital to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Tianjin Binhai to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Beijing Capital to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Beijing Capital to Seoul Gimpo via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Beijing Capital to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Tianjin Binhai to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Beijing Capital to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Beijing Capital to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Beijing Capital to Incheon via Dalian
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Beijing Capital to Seoul Gimpo via Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Beijing Capital to Incheon via Yantai
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Beijing Capital to Incheon via Qingdao
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Shandong Airlines
Website
shandongair.com.cn
Flights from Beijing Capital to Incheon via Yantai
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Tianjin Airlines
Website
tianjin-air.com
Flights from Tianjin Binhai to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Train operators
AREX
Phone
+82 1599-7788
Website
arex.or.kr
Train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
arex.or.kr
China Railways G-Class
Train from Beijing South to Tianjin
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $15
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$13 - $15
1st Class Seat
$19 - $23
Business Class Seat
$40 - $50
Train from Beijing South to Yantai
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$60 - $75
1st Class Seat
$100 - $120
Business Class Seat
$190 - $230
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Pyeongtaek Station to Seoul Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$3 - $4
Economy Class
$4 - $5
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Pyeongtaek Staion to Seoul Station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Economy Class
$5
Standing
$5
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Beijing to Dalian
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$35 - $55
1st Class Seat
$55 - $80
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Beijing Bawangfen to Qinhuangdao
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Dalian Bus
Website
dalianbus.com
Bus from Beijing Station to Dalian Jianshejie Bus terminal
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
dalianbus.com
Kal Limousine
Website
kallimousine.com
Bus from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Chosun Hotel
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
kallimousine.com
Ferry operators
Yantai Ferry
Phone
+82 31 684 8827
Website
yantaiferry.com
Ferry from Yantai Port to Pyeongtaek Port
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Schedules at
yantaiferry.com
VIP
$213
Royal
$151
Deluxe
$133
Han Joong Ferry Lines
Phone
+82 32 891 8880
Website
hanjoongferry.co.kr
Ferry from Yantai to Incheon Int'l Port
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Schedules at
hanjoongferry.co.kr
VIP
$297
SPE
$124
FST
$106
DainFerry
Phone
+82 32 891 7100
Website
dainferry.co.kr
Ferry from Dalian Harbour to Incheon Int'l Port
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $220
Schedules at
dainferry.co.kr
VIP
$213
FST1(6 Person occupancy)
$120
FST2(6 Person occupancy)
$115
ECO1(12 Person occupancy)
$111
ECO2
$106
Qinin ferry
Phone
+82 32 891 9600
Website
qininferry.com
Ferry from Qinhuangdao to Incheon Int'l Port
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $230
Schedules at
qininferry.com
Royal Suite
$221
First Class
$102

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