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

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Fly Nanjing to Incheon, train

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

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Train, ferry, subway #2

  1. Take the train from Nanjing to Lianyungang Station
  2. Take the ferry from Lianyungang to Incheon Int'l Port
  3. Take the subway from Incheon Station to City Hall Station

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Train to Shanghai Hongqiao, fly to Seoul Gimpo

  1. Take the train from Nanjing South to Shanghai Hongqiao
  2. Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) to Seoul Gimpo (GMP)

Train to Shanghai Pudong, fly to Incheon, train

  1. Take the train from Nanjing South to Shanghai Hongqiao
  2. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Incheon (ICN)
  3. Take the train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station

Train to Hangzhou Xiaoshan, fly to Incheon, train

  1. Take the train from Nanjing South to Hangzhou East
  2. Fly from Hangzhou Xiaoshan (HGH) to Incheon (ICN)
  3. Take the train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station

Train, ferry, subway via Jinan

  1. Take the train from Nanjing South Station to Ji'nan West
  2. Take the train from Jinan West 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

Bus, ferry

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

Train, ferry, subway

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

Drive, ferry

  1. Drive from Nanjing to Yantai
  2. Take the ferry from Yantai to Incheon Int'l Port
  3. Drive from Incheon Int'l Port to Seoul Express bus terminal
China → South Korea
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International entry into South Korea from China

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Conditions of entry into South Korea from China

  • COVID-19 testing required within 24 hours from entering the country
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Rules to follow in South Korea

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Considerations leaving from China

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Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into South Korea is currently allowed 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.

Yes, entry into China from South Korea is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 22 Sep 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Nanjing to Seoul is to train and ferry and subway which costs ¥850 - ¥1300 and takes 34h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Nanjing to Seoul is to train and fly which costs ¥8000 - ¥25000 and takes 6h 19m.

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The distance between Nanjing and Seoul is 966 km.

The best way to get from Nanjing to Seoul without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 29h 19m and costs ¥1100 - ¥1500.

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It takes approximately 6h 49m to get from Nanjing to Seoul, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Nanjing Airport to Incheon Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 40m.

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Seoul is 1h ahead of Nanjing. It is currently 4:00 AM in Nanjing and 5:00 AM in Seoul.

Korean Air, Shandong Airlines, Juneyao Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Nanjing Airport to Incheon Airport.

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There are 842+ hotels available in Seoul. Prices start at ₩130,000 per night.

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Map of how to get from Nanjing to Seoul.
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  • Distance: 966.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 49m

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

There is no direct connection from Nanjing to Seoul. However, you can take the line 1 subway to Nanjing South, take the subway to Lukou Airport, take the walk to Nanjing airport, fly to Incheon, take the walk to Incheon Int'l Airport T1, then take the train to Seoul. Alternatively, you can take the line 1 subway to Nanjing South, take the walk to Nanjing South, take the train to Shanghai Hongqiao, take the walk to Shanghai Hongqiao Train Station, take the line 10 subway to Hongqiao Airport T1, take the walk to Shanghai Hongqiao airport, fly to Seoul Gimpo, take the walk to Gimpo Airport, then take the train to Seoul.

Airlines
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Nanjing to Incheon via Qingdao
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩380,000 - ₩700,000
Flights from Nanjing to Incheon via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
₩600,000 - ₩2600,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩320,000 - ₩1200,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon via Dalian
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩330,000 - ₩1300,000
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩460,000 - ₩1600,000
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Incheon via Tianjin Binhai
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩600,000 - ₩2600,000
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Nanjing to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩300,000 - ₩650,000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩390,000 - ₩850,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩340,000 - ₩1900,000
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
₩300,000 - ₩650,000
Asiana Airlines
Website
flyasiana.com
Flights from Nanjing to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
₩380,000 - ₩700,000
Flights from Shanghai Hongqiao to Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩490,000 - ₩900,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩550,000 - ₩1100,000
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩460,000 - ₩1600,000
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩250,000 - ₩1500,000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
₩300,000 - ₩2100,000
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
₩230,000 - ₩1600,000
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩470,000 - ₩950,000
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Incheon via Dalian
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩650,000 - ₩1700,000
Shenzhen Airlines
Website
shenzhenair.com
Flights from Nanjing to Incheon via Xi An
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩450,000 - ₩900,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩270,000 - ₩850,000
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
₩250,000 - ₩1700,000
Flights from Hangzhou Xiaoshan to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
₩230,000 - ₩1600,000
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩320,000 - ₩1200,000
Shandong Airlines
Website
sda.cn
Flights from Nanjing to Incheon via Qingdao
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩380,000 - ₩700,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩340,000 - ₩1500,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Incheon
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
₩320,000 - ₩1200,000
Train operators
AREX
Phone
+82 1599-7788
Website
arex.or.kr
Train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
₩4,200 - ₩6,500
Website
http://www.arex.or.kr/
China Railways G-Class
Train from Nanjing South to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₩25,000 - ₩33,000
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
₩25,000 - ₩33,000
1st Class Seat
₩42,000 - ₩50,000
Business Class Seat
₩90,000 - ₩110,000
Train from Nanjing South to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩23,000 - ₩30,000
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
₩23,000 - ₩30,000
1st Class Seat
₩38,000 - ₩46,000
Business Class Seat
₩80,000 - ₩100,000
Train from Nanjing South Station to Ji'nan West
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩49,000 - ₩65,000
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
₩49,000 - ₩65,000
1st Class Seat
₩80,000 - ₩100,000
Business Class Seat
₩160,000 - ₩200,000
Train from Nanjing South to Dalian North Station
Ave. Duration
9h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₩130,000 - ₩170,000
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
₩130,000 - ₩170,000
1st Class Seat
₩220,000 - ₩270,000
Business Class Seat
₩420,000 - ₩550,000
China Railways D-Class
Train from Nanjing South to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
₩20,000 - ₩41,000
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class
₩20,000 - ₩29,000
1st Class
₩29,000 - ₩41,000
Train from Nanjing South to Hangzhou East
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
₩19,000 - ₩37,000
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class
₩19,000 - ₩26,000
1st Class
₩26,000 - ₩37,000
Train from Jinan West to Weihai North
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₩35,000 - ₩75,000
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class
₩35,000 - ₩49,000
1st Class
₩50,000 - ₩75,000
Train from Nanjing to Lianyungang Station
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₩34,000 - ₩75,000
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class
₩34,000 - ₩47,000
1st Class
₩50,000 - ₩75,000
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 Nanjing to Rizhao
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩28,580
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
₩16,988
Schedules at
qdairport.com
Bus from Qingdao Liuting airport to Yantai Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₩16,988
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
ferryto.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
ferryto.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
13h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
₩120,000 - ₩150,000
Schedules at
yantaiferry.com
VIP
₩316,300
Royal
₩141,300
Deluxe
₩125,300
DainFerry
Phone
+82 32 891 7100
Website
dainferry.co.kr
Ferry from Dalian Port to Incheon Int'l Port
Ave. Duration
17h
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
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
Han Joong Ferry Lines
Phone
+82 32 891 8880
Website
hanjoongferry.co.kr
Ferry from Yantai to Incheon Int'l Port
Ave. Duration
18h
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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