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There are 11 ways to get from Guangzhou to Seoul by plane, train, bus, ferry, subway or car

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Fly Guangzhou Baiyun to Incheon, train  •  7h 25m

  1. Fly from Guangzhou Baiyun (CAN) to Incheon (ICN) CAN - ICN
  2. Take the train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station

₩655,566 - ₩1508,310

Cheapest option

Train, ferry, subway via Pingxiang  •  2 days 11h

  1. Take the train from Guangzhou Train Station to Pingxiang Station
  2. Take the train from Pingxiang to Yantai
  3. Take the ferry from Yantai to Incheon Int'l Port
  4. Take the subway from Incheon Station to City Hall Station 1

₩175,002 - ₩257,747

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Fly Guangzhou Baiyun to Seoul Gimpo  •  8h 21m

  1. Fly from Guangzhou Baiyun (CAN) to Seoul Gimpo (GMP) CAN - GMP

₩503,266 - ₩1105,210

Bus to Shenzhen, fly to Seoul Gimpo  •  8h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Guangzhou Provincial to Shenzhen Airport
  2. Fly from Shenzhen (SZX) to Seoul Gimpo (GMP) SZX - GMP

₩1013,070 - ₩6014,570

Bus to Shenzhen, fly to Incheon, train  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Guangzhou Provincial to Shenzhen Airport
  2. Fly from Shenzhen (SZX) to Incheon (ICN) SZX - ICN
  3. Take the train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station

₩455,370 - ₩967,670

Train to Macau, fly to Incheon, train  •  8h 52m

  1. Take the train from Guangzhou South to Zhuhai
  2. Fly from Macau (MFM) to Incheon (ICN) MFM - ICN
  3. Take the train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station

₩514,736 - ₩875,240

Train to Hong Kong, fly to Incheon, train  •  9h 13m

  1. Take the train from Guangzhou South to Shenzhen North
  2. Fly from Hong Kong (HKG) to Incheon (ICN) HKG - ICN
  3. Take the train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station

₩223,403 - ₩847,907

Train, ferry, subway via Weihai  •  30h 57m

  1. Take the train from Guangzhou South to Weifang
  2. Take the train from Weifang to Weihai North
  3. Take the ferry from Weihai to Incheon Int'l Port
  4. Take the subway from Incheon Station to City Hall Station 1

₩284,303 - ₩376,907

Train, ferry, subway  •  33h 10m

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

₩276,803 - ₩349,607

Bus, ferry  •  47h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Guangzhou to Nanjing
  2. Take the bus from Nanjing to Rizhao
  3. Take the bus from Rizhao Airport Ticketing Center to Qingdao Liuting airport
  4. Take the bus from Qingdao Liuting airport to Yantai Bus Station
  5. Take the ferry from Yantai Port to Pyeongtaek Port
  6. Take the bus from Pyeongtaek to Seoul Express Bus Terminal

₩284,937 - ₩329,937

Drive  •  35h 9m

  1. Drive from Guangzhou to Seoul Express bus terminal 3381.9 km

₩450,000 - ₩700,000

China → South Korea
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International entry into South Korea from China

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of China
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Allowed for: Citizens, permanent residents and visa holders

Restricted for: Non-essential travel

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Conditions of entry into South Korea from China

  • 14-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Korean residents who were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Korea at least 2 weeks before departure are exempt from quarantine
This applies to arrivals from China
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  • 14-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Korean residents who were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Korea at least 2 weeks before departure are exempt from quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Brazil and South Africa

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Rules to follow in South Korea

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Considerations leaving from China

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering South Korea from China.

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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
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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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.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1339.

No, but conditions apply when returning to China from South Korea.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Ministry of Justice, Republic of Korea.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Guangzhou to Seoul is to train and ferry and subway via Pingxiang which costs ¥1000 - ¥1500 and takes 2 days 11h.

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The quickest way to get from Guangzhou to Seoul is to fly and train which costs ¥3800 - ¥9000 and takes 7h 25m.

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The distance between Guangzhou and Seoul is 2073 km. The road distance is 3381.9 km.

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The best way to get from Guangzhou to Seoul without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 47h 19m and costs ¥1600 - ¥2000.

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It takes approximately 7h 25m to get from Guangzhou to Seoul, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Guangzhou Baiyun Airport to Incheon Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 20m.

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Seoul is 1h ahead of Guangzhou. It is currently 4:27 PM in Guangzhou and 5:27 PM in Seoul.

Yes, the driving distance between Guangzhou to Seoul is 3382 km. It takes approximately 35h 9m to drive from Guangzhou to Seoul.

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Asiana Airlines, Korean Air, China Eastern Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Guangzhou Baiyun Airport to Incheon Airport.

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There are 1299+ hotels available in Seoul. Prices start at ₩100,000 per night.

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  • Distance: 2072.8 km
  • Duration: 7h 25m

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

Shanghai Airlines, Air China and 10 other airlines fly from Guangzhou to Seoul hourly.

Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Incheon
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩1100,000 - ₩3500,000
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Incheon via Changsha
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩1100,000 - ₩3600,000
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Incheon via Zhengzhou
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
₩1100,000 - ₩4400,000
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Incheon via Beijing Daxing
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩1200,000 - ₩4500,000
Flights from Shenzhen to Seoul Gimpo via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩370,000 - ₩750,000
Flights from Shenzhen to Incheon
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩850,000 - ₩1800,000
Flights from Shenzhen to Incheon via Beijing Daxing
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩800,000 - ₩3000,000
Flights from Shenzhen to Incheon via Zhengzhou
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
₩750,000 - ₩3000,000
Flights from Shenzhen to Incheon via Wuhan
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩850,000 - ₩1800,000
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Incheon
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩1100,000 - ₩3500,000
Flights from Shenzhen to Seoul Gimpo via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩370,000 - ₩750,000
Flights from Shenzhen to Incheon
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩850,000 - ₩1800,000
Flights from Macau to Incheon
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩250,000 - ₩400,000
Flights from Hong Kong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩430,000 - ₩1300,000
Asiana Airlines
Website
flyasiana.com
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Incheon
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩1200,000 - ₩2900,000
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Seoul Gimpo via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
₩900,000 - ₩2300,000
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Seoul Gimpo via Gimhae, Cheju
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
₩950,000 - ₩2300,000
Flights from Shenzhen to Seoul Gimpo via Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩500,000 - ₩2200,000
Flights from Shenzhen to Seoul Gimpo via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩240,000 - ₩700,000
Flights from Shenzhen to Incheon
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩600,000 - ₩1500,000
Flights from Hong Kong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩290,000 - ₩2400,000
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Seoul Gimpo via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩1500,000 - ₩2500,000
Flights from Shenzhen to Seoul Gimpo via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩600,000 - ₩1200,000
Flights from Shenzhen to Incheon
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
₩440,000 - ₩950,000
Flights from Shenzhen to Incheon via Hangzhou Xiaoshan
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩440,000 - ₩950,000
Flights from Macau to Incheon via Chongqing
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩470,000 - ₩1100,000
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Incheon via Weihai
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩950,000 - ₩1600,000
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Seoul Gimpo via Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩500,000 - ₩1100,000
Flights from Shenzhen to Seoul Gimpo via Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩470,000 - ₩800,000
Flights from Shenzhen to Incheon via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩600,000 - ₩1100,000
Flights from Macau to Incheon via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩250,000 - ₩550,000
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Incheon via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩650,000 - ₩1500,000
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Seoul Gimpo via Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩500,000 - ₩1100,000
Flights from Shenzhen to Seoul Gimpo via Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩340,000 - ₩750,000
Hong Kong Airlines
Website
hongkongairlines.com
Flights from Hong Kong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩290,000 - ₩2400,000
Shenzhen Airlines
Website
shenzhenair.com
Flights from Shenzhen to Incheon
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩600,000 - ₩1500,000
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Macau to Incheon
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩170,000 - ₩460,000
Flights from Hong Kong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩230,000 - ₩1200,000
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Macau to Incheon
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩250,000 - ₩400,000
Flights from Hong Kong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩290,000 - ₩480,000
EVA Air
Website
evaair.com
Flights from Macau to Incheon via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩661,906
Flights from Hong Kong to Incheon via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩900,000 - ₩3100,000
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Hong Kong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩500,000 - ₩1600,000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Seoul Gimpo via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩1100,000 - ₩3600,000
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Hong Kong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩100,000 - ₩500,000
Hong Kong Express
Website
hkexpress.com
Flights from Hong Kong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩220,000 - ₩750,000
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 Guangzhou South to Zhuhai
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₩9,000 - ₩13,000
Website
Trip.com
China Railways D-Class
Train from Guangzhou South to Zhuhai
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
₩9,500 - ₩17,000
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class
₩9,500 - ₩14,000
1st Class
₩11,000 - ₩17,000
Train from Guangzhou South to Shenzhen North Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₩9,000 - ₩15,000
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class
₩9,000 - ₩13,000
1st Class
₩10,000 - ₩15,000
Train from Weifang to Weihai North
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₩20,000 - ₩41,000
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class
₩20,000 - ₩28,000
1st Class
₩29,000 - ₩41,000
China Railways G-Class
Train from Guangzhou South to Zhuhai
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
4 times a day
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 Guangzhou South to Shenzhen North
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₩10,000 - ₩14,000
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
₩10,000 - ₩14,000
1st Class Seat
₩16,000 - ₩20,000
Business Class Seat
₩41,000 - ₩50,000
Train from Guangzhou South to Weifang
Ave. Duration
11h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₩140,000 - ₩190,000
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
₩140,000 - ₩190,000
1st Class Seat
₩250,000 - ₩300,000
Business Class Seat
₩470,000 - ₩600,000
Train from Guangzhou South to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
12h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₩150,000 - ₩200,000
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
₩150,000 - ₩200,000
1st Class Seat
₩270,000 - ₩320,000
Business Class Seat
₩500,000 - ₩600,000
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
China Railways K-Class
Train from Guangzhou Train Station to Pingxiang Station
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₩14,000 - ₩35,000
Website
Trip.com
Hard Seat
₩14,000 - ₩19,000
Hard sleeper
₩29,000 - ₩35,000
Soft sleeper
₩46,000 - ₩55,000
Train from Pingxiang to Yantai
Ave. Duration
27h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₩30,000 - ₩70,000
Website
Trip.com
Hard Seat
₩30,000 - ₩40,000
Hard sleeper
₩60,000 - ₩70,000
Soft sleeper
₩90,000 - ₩110,000
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Email
bus@chinatrainguide.com
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Guangzhou Provincial to Shenzhen Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩11,170
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Guangzhou to Nanjing
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₩55,849
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Nanjing to Rizhao
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩24,574
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Qingdao Airport Company
Phone
(86+)0532-96567
Website
qdairport.com
Bus from Rizhao Airport Ticketing Center to Qingdao Liuting airport
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
₩14,607
Schedules at
qdairport.com
Bus from Qingdao Liuting airport to Yantai Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩14,607
Schedules at
qdairport.com
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Pyeongtaek to Seoul Express Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₩5,300
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
Book at
kobus.co.kr
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
Yantai Ferry
Phone
+82 31 684 8827
Website
yantaiferry.com
Ferry from Yantai Port to Pyeongtaek Port
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
₩120,000 - ₩150,000
Schedules at
yantaiferry.com
VIP
₩316,300
Royal
₩141,300
Deluxe
₩125,300
Han Joong Ferry Lines
Phone
+82 32 891 8880
Website
hanjoongferry.co.kr
Ferry from Yantai to Incheon Int'l Port
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
₩120,000 - ₩140,000
Schedules at
hanjoongferry.co.kr
VIP
₩336,000
SPE
₩140,000
FST
₩120,000

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