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There are 9 ways to get from Beijing to Seoul by plane, train, ferry, subway or bus

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Fly Beijing Capital to Seoul Gimpo  •  5h 9m

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

₩316,196 - ₩1307,696

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Train to Tianjin Binhai, fly to Incheon, train  •  5h 41m

  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

₩59,915 - ₩472,612

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Fly Beijing Capital to Incheon, train  •  5h 38m

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

₩318,496 - ₩810,796

Train to Beijing Daxing, fly to Incheon, train  •  5h 49m

  1. Take the train from Beijing West to Beijing Daxing International Airport
  2. Fly from Beijing Daxing (PKX) to Incheon (ICN) PKX - ICN
  3. Take the train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station

₩388,556 - ₩562,524

Train to Beijing Daxing, fly to Seoul Gimpo  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the train from Beijing West to Beijing Daxing International Airport
  2. Fly from Beijing Daxing (PKX) to Seoul Gimpo (GMP) PKX - GMP

₩906,256 - ₩1109,424

Train, ferry, subway via Weihai  •  22h 50m

  1. Take the train from Beijing South to Ji'nan West
  2. Take the train from Jinan West to Weihai
  3. Take the ferry from Weihai to Incheon Int'l Port
  4. Take the subway from Incheon Station to City Hall Station 1

₩191,446 - ₩260,632

Bus, ferry  •  28h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Beijing Yongdingmen to Qingdao
  2. Take the ferry from Qingdao to Incheon Int'l Port
  3. Take the bus from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Koreana Hotel

₩175,095 - ₩204,495

Train, ferry, subway  •  29h 59m

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

₩126,222 - ₩152,488

Bus, ferry, subway  •  34h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Beijing Station to Dalian Jianshejie Bus terminal
  2. Take the ferry from Dalian Port to Incheon Int'l Port
  3. Take the subway from Incheon Station to City Hall Station 1

₩163,705 - ₩181,335

China → South Korea
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Frequently Asked Questions


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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Seoul is 1339.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Seoul is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Seoul is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 10 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Beijing to Seoul is to train and ferry and subway which costs ¥700 - ¥900 and takes 29h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Beijing to Seoul is to fly which costs ¥1800 - ¥8000 and takes 5h 9m.

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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 and subway via Weihai which takes 22h 50m and costs ¥1100 - ¥1600.

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It takes approximately 5h 9m 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 2h.

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Seoul is 1h ahead of Beijing. It is currently 3:35 AM in Beijing and 4:35 AM in Seoul.

Jin Air, Air China, Air Busan and two other airlines offer flights from Beijing Capital Airport to Seoul Gimpo Airport.

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There are 3293+ hotels available in Seoul. Prices start at ₩100,000 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: 953.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 9m

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

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

Airlines
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Beijing Capital to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩290,000 - ₩1000,000
Flights from Beijing Capital to Seoul Gimpo via Cheju
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩320,000 - ₩1000,000
Flights from Beijing Capital to Seoul Gimpo via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩320,000 - ₩1000,000
Flights from Beijing Capital to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩330,000 - ₩1100,000
Flights from Beijing Daxing to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩450,000 - ₩1000,000
Flights from Tianjin Binhai to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩260,000 - ₩900,000
Flights from Beijing Daxing to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩280,000 - ₩1900,000
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Beijing Capital to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩290,000 - ₩1000,000
Flights from Beijing Capital to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩330,000 - ₩1100,000
Flights from Beijing Daxing to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩450,000 - ₩1000,000
Flights from Beijing Daxing to Incheon via Dalian
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩320,000 - ₩1100,000
Flights from Tianjin Binhai to Incheon via Dalian
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩260,000 - ₩900,000
Flights from Beijing Daxing to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩280,000 - ₩1900,000
Asiana Airlines
Website
flyasiana.com
Flights from Beijing Capital to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩400,000 - ₩1300,000
Flights from Beijing Capital to Seoul Gimpo via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩410,000 - ₩1000,000
Flights from Beijing Capital to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩400,000 - ₩1400,000
Flights from Tianjin Binhai to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩440,000 - ₩850,000
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Beijing Capital to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩400,000 - ₩1300,000
Flights from Beijing Capital to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩400,000 - ₩1400,000
Flights from Beijing Capital to Incheon via Yantai
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
₩190,000 - ₩480,000
Flights from Tianjin Binhai to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩440,000 - ₩850,000
Flights from Tianjin Binhai to Incheon via Dalian
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩340,000 - ₩550,000
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Beijing Daxing to Incheon via Yantai
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
₩200,000 - ₩350,000
Flights from Beijing Daxing to Incheon via Qingdao
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩330,000 - ₩1100,000
Shandong Airlines
Website
sda.cn
Flights from Beijing Capital to Incheon via Yantai
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
₩190,000 - ₩480,000
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Tianjin Binhai to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
₩46,000 - ₩450,000
Train operators
AREX
Phone
+82 1599-7788
Website
arex.or.kr
Train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
₩4,200 - ₩6,500
Website
http://www.arex.or.kr/
China Railways C-Class
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Beijing West to Beijing Daxing International Airport
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
₩4,300 - ₩6,000
Website
Trip.com
Train from Beijing South to Tianjin Station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
₩9,000 - ₩13,000
Website
Trip.com
Train from Beijing South to Binhai Station
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩12,000 - ₩18,000
Website
Trip.com
China Railways G-Class
Train from Beijing South to Tianjin
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
₩11,000 - ₩15,000
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
₩11,000 - ₩15,000
1st Class Seat
₩18,000 - ₩22,000
Business Class Seat
₩44,000 - ₩55,000
Train from Beijing South to Ji'nan West
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₩29,000 - ₩38,000
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
₩29,000 - ₩38,000
1st Class Seat
₩49,000 - ₩60,000
Business Class Seat
₩100,000 - ₩130,000
China Railways D-Class
Train from Jinan West to Weihai
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
₩31,000 - ₩70,000
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class
₩31,000 - ₩43,000
1st Class
₩47,000 - ₩70,000
Seoul Metro
Phone
(+82) 1577-5678
Website
seoulmetro.co.kr
Subway from Incheon Station to City Hall Station
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₩1,900 - ₩2,400
Schedules at
seoulmetro.co.kr
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Email
bus@chinatrainguide.com
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Beijing Yongdingmen to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
₩39,696
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Kal Limousine
Website
kallimousine.com
Bus from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Koreana Hotel
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₩16,000
Schedules at
kallimousine.com
Airport Limousine Korea
Phone
02 2664-9898
Website
airportlimousine.co.kr
Bus from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Four Seasons Hotel
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩10,000
Schedules at
airportlimousine.co.kr
Dalian Bus
Website
dalianbus.com
Bus from Beijing Station to Dalian Jianshejie Bus terminal
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₩27,495
Schedules at
dalianbus.com
Ferry operators
Weidong Ferry
Phone
+82 32 770 8000
Website
weidong.com
Ferry from Weihai to Incheon Int'l Port
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
₩120,000 - ₩140,000
Schedules at
weidong.com
Deluxe Royal
₩180,000
Royal
₩160,000
Business
₩140,000
Economy
₩120,000
Ferry from Qingdao to Incheon Int'l Port
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
₩120,000 - ₩140,000
Schedules at
weidong.com
Deluxe Royal
₩180,000
Royal
₩160,000
Business
₩140,000
Economy
₩120,000
Jinchon ferry
Phone
+82 32 777 8260
Website
jinchon.co.kr
Ferry from Tianjin Xin Gang Port to Incheon Int'l Port
Ave. Duration
26h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
₩110,000 - ₩130,000
Schedules at
jinchon.co.kr
Royal Suite
₩250,000
Royal
₩180,000
Deluxe
₩160,000
Business
₩130,000
Economy
₩115,000
DainFerry
Phone
+82 32 891 7100
Website
dainferry.co.kr
Ferry from Dalian Port to Incheon Int'l Port
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
₩125,000 - ₩140,000
Schedules at
dainferry.co.kr
VIP
₩235,300
FST1(6 Person occupancy)
₩140,800
FST2(6 Person occupancy)
₩136,300
ECO1(12 Person occupancy)
₩131,800
ECO2
₩127,300

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