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There are 7 ways to get from Kathmandu to Seoul by plane, train, car, bus, ferry or subway

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

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Fly to Incheon, train  •  7h 42m

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

₩504,782 - ₩1107,340

Cheapest option

Drive, bus, train, ferry, subway  •  4 days 15h

  1. Drive from Bhaktapur Eastern Entrance to Zhangmu
  2. Take the bus from Zhangmu to Lhasa Beijiao Passenger Transport Terminal
  3. Take the train from Lhasa to Xuzhou
  4. Take the train from Xuzhou to Qingdao
  5. Take the ferry from Qingdao to Incheon Int'l Port
  6. Take the subway from Incheon Station to City Hall Station 1

₩306,081 - ₩397,531

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Fly to Seoul Gimpo  •  13h 8m

  1. Fly from Kathmandu (KTM) to Seoul Gimpo (GMP) KTM - GMP

₩652,482 - ₩1504,240

Drive, bus, train, ferry, subway via Guangyuan  •  4 days 5h

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Zhangmu
  2. Take the bus from Zhangmu to Lhasa Beijiao Passenger Transport Terminal
  3. Take the train from Lhasa to Guangyuan
  4. Take the train from Guangyuan to Qingdao
  5. Take the ferry from Qingdao to Incheon Int'l Port
  6. Take the subway from Incheon Station to City Hall Station 1

₩394,437 - ₩508,790

Drive, bus, train, ferry  •  4 days 7h

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Zhangmu
  2. Take the bus from Zhangmu to Lhasa Beijiao Passenger Transport Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Lasa West Suburb Coach Station to Lanzhou
  4. Take the train from Yuzhong to Dingxi North Station
  5. Take the train from Dingxi North Station to Yantai South
  6. Take the ferry from Yantai Port to Pyeongtaek Port
  7. Take the bus from Pyeongtaek to Seoul Express Bus Terminal

₩462,650 - ₩573,053

Drive, bus, train, ferry, subway #2  •  4 days 17h

  1. Drive from Bhaktapur Eastern Entrance to Zhangmu
  2. Take the bus from Zhangmu to Lhasa Beijiao Passenger Transport Terminal
  3. Take the train from Lhasa to Xuzhou
  4. Take the train from Xuzhou Station to Lianyungang Station
  5. Take the ferry from Lianyungang to Incheon Int'l Port
  6. Take the subway from Incheon Station to City Hall Station 1

₩315,181 - ₩415,031

Drive  •  3 days 1h

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Seoul 6052.5 km

₩850,000 - ₩1300,000

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kathmandu to Seoul is to drive and bus and train and ferry and subway which costs $250 - $340 and takes 4 days 15h.

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The quickest way to get from Kathmandu to Seoul is to fly and train which costs $420 - $950 and takes 7h 42m.

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The distance between Kathmandu and Seoul is 4017 km. The road distance is 6052.5 km.

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It takes approximately 7h 42m to get from Kathmandu to Seoul, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kathmandu Airport to Incheon Airport is the direct flight which takes 6h 30m.

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Seoul is 3h 15m ahead of Kathmandu. It is currently 5:19 PM in Kathmandu and 8:34 PM in Seoul.

Yes, the driving distance between Kathmandu to Seoul is 6052 km. It takes approximately 3 days 1h to drive from Kathmandu to Seoul.

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Korean Air, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific and Thai Airways International offer flights from Kathmandu Airport to Incheon Airport.

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There are 1563+ hotels available in Seoul. Prices start at ₩110,000 per night.

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The best way to get from Kathmandu to Kathmandu Airport is to drive which takes 7 min and costs $1.

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  • Distance: 4016.7 km
  • Duration: 7h 42m

What companies run services between Kathmandu, Nepal and Seoul, South Korea?

Korean Air, China Southern Airlines and four other airlines fly from Kathmandu to Seoul every 4 hours.

Airlines
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Incheon
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
₩600,000 - ₩1900,000
Flights from Kathmandu to Seoul Gimpo via Incheon, Gimhae
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
₩700,000 - ₩2100,000
Flights from Kathmandu to Seoul Gimpo via Hong Kong, Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩700,000 - ₩1700,000
Flights from Kathmandu to Seoul Gimpo via Incheon, Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
22h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
₩750,000 - ₩2300,000
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Incheon via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩600,000 - ₩1400,000
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Incheon via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
13h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩500,000 - ₩1100,000
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Seoul Gimpo via Guangzhou Baiyun, Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩600,000 - ₩2500,000
Flights from Kathmandu to Seoul Gimpo via Hong Kong, Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩700,000 - ₩1700,000
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Seoul Gimpo via Hong Kong, Cheju
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
₩650,000 - ₩1500,000
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 Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Lhasa to Guangyuan
Ave. Duration
31h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₩40,000 - ₩60,000
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
₩40,000 - ₩60,000
Hard Sleeper
₩95,000 - ₩120,000
Soft Sleeper
₩140,000 - ₩180,000
Train from Lhasa to Xuzhou
Ave. Duration
42h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₩50,000 - ₩75,000
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
₩50,000 - ₩75,000
Hard Sleeper
₩120,000 - ₩140,000
Soft Sleeper
₩180,000 - ₩230,000
Train from Xuzhou to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₩14,000 - ₩21,000
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
₩14,000 - ₩21,000
Hard Sleeper
₩31,000 - ₩46,000
Soft Sleeper
₩46,000 - ₩60,000
China Railways G-Class
Train from Guangyuan to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₩110,000 - ₩150,000
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
₩110,000 - ₩150,000
1st Class Seat
₩200,000 - ₩240,000
Business Class Seat
₩370,000 - ₩450,000
Train from Dingxi North Station to Yantai South
Ave. Duration
12h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₩130,000 - ₩170,000
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
₩130,000 - ₩170,000
1st Class Seat
₩220,000 - ₩270,000
Business Class Seat
₩420,000 - ₩550,000
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 D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Yuzhong to Dingxi North Station
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₩5,500 - ₩7,500
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
₩5,500 - ₩7,500
1st Class Seat
₩3,500 - ₩5,000
Train from Xuzhou Station to Lianyungang Station
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₩12,000 - ₩17,000
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
₩12,000 - ₩17,000
1st Class Seat
₩14,000 - ₩20,000
Bus operators
Checi
Website
checi.cn
Bus from Zhangmu to Lhasa Beijiao Passenger Transport Terminal
Ave. Duration
23h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
₩44,482
Schedules at
checi.cn
Qichezhan
Website
qichezhan.net
Bus from Lasa West Suburb Coach Station to Lanzhou
Ave. Duration
33h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₩64,763
Schedules at
qichezhan.net
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 Qingdao to Incheon Int'l Port
Ave. Duration
16h 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
LYG C-K Ferry Co
Phone
+82 32 770 3700
Website
lygferry.com
Ferry from Lianyungang to Incheon Int'l Port
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
₩130,000 - ₩160,000
Schedules at
lygferry.com
VIP
₩330,000
Royal Suite
₩220,000
Royal
₩155,000
Business Class
₩130,000

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