There are 10 ways to get from Seoul to Beijing 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 Seoul Gimpo to Beijing Capital  •  5h 24m

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

¥837 - ¥2247

Cheapest option

Train to Incheon, fly to Beijing Daxing, train  •  8h 41m

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

¥650 - ¥1179

8 alternative options

Train to Incheon, fly to Beijing Capital  •  5h 47m

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

¥800 - ¥1964

Train to Incheon, fly to Tianjin Binhai, train  •  6h 3m

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

¥677 - ¥1528

Train to Chongju, fly to Beijing Capital  •  8h 28m

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Osong Station
  2. Fly from Chongju (CJJ) to Beijing Capital (PEK) CJJ - PEK

¥1925 - ¥2398

Train, ferry  •  23h 55m

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

¥1294 - ¥1642

Subway, ferry, train via Dalian  •  25h 20m

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

¥1131 - ¥1361

Bus, ferry  •  28h 22m

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

¥1023 - ¥1200

Subway, ferry, train  •  28h 54m

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

¥771 - ¥1669

Subway, ferry, train #2  •  30h 18m

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

¥742 - ¥940

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Beijing is to subway and ferry and train which costs ₩120,000 - ₩160,000 and takes 30h 18m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Seoul to Beijing is to fly which costs ₩140,000 - ₩390,000 and takes 5h 24m.

More details

The distance between Seoul and Beijing is 954 km.

The best way to get from Seoul to Beijing without a car is to train and ferry which takes 23h 55m and costs ₩220,000 - ₩280,000.

More details

It takes approximately 5h 24m to get from Seoul to Beijing, including transfers.

More details

The quickest flight from Seoul Gimpo Airport to Beijing Capital Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

Search flights

Beijing is 1h behind Seoul. It is currently 7:32 AM in Seoul and 6:32 AM in Beijing.

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

Search flights

There are 1060+ hotels available in Beijing. Prices start at ¥750 per night.

More details

The best way to get from Seoul to Seoul Gimpo Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs ₩2,000 - ₩3,700.

More details

Map of how to get from Seoul to Beijing.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 953.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 24m

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

China Southern Airlines, Asiana Airlines and five other airlines fly from Seoul to Dongzhimen every 3 hours.

Airlines
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥4100
Flights from Incheon to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥4000
Flights from Incheon to Beijing Capital via Qingdao
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1000 - ¥6000
Flights from Incheon to Tianjin Binhai
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1300 - ¥2300
Flights from Incheon to Beijing Daxing via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥1700 - ¥5500
Flights from Incheon to Beijing Daxing via Shenyang
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1200 - ¥4400
Flights from Chongju to Beijing Capital via Cheju
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥2400 - ¥8500
Flights from Chongju to Beijing Capital via Yantai
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1800 - ¥2100
Flights from Chongju to Beijing Capital via Hangzhou Xiaoshan
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥2600 - ¥9000
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥4100
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Beijing Capital via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥3900
Flights from Incheon to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥4000
Flights from Incheon to Tianjin Binhai
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1300 - ¥2200
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1000 - ¥3900
Flights from Incheon to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥3700
Flights from Incheon to Beijing Capital via Dalian
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1000 - ¥3400
Flights from Incheon to Beijing Daxing via Changchun
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥2600
Flights from Chongju to Beijing Capital via Dalian
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
¥2300 - ¥6000
Flights from Chongju to Beijing Capital via Shenyang
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥900 - ¥3900
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Beijing Capital via Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1700 - ¥5500
Flights from Incheon to Beijing Capital via Qingdao
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1400 - ¥4500
Flights from Incheon to Beijing Daxing via Qingdao
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥3200
Flights from Incheon to Beijing Daxing via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥800 - ¥2200
Flights from Incheon to Beijing Daxing via Yantai
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥600 - ¥1100
Flights from Incheon to Beijing Daxing via Weihai
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥600 - ¥1100
Flights from Incheon to Beijing Daxing via Nanjing, Qingdao
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1200 - ¥4100
Flights from Chongju to Beijing Capital via Cheju
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥3300 - ¥5500
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1000 - ¥3900
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Beijing Capital via Cheju
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥1000 - ¥3700
Flights from Incheon to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥3700
Flights from Incheon to Tianjin Binhai
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1300 - ¥1700
Flights from Chongju to Beijing Capital via Cheju
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥3300 - ¥5500
Shandong Airlines
Website
shandongair.com.cn
Flights from Incheon to Beijing Capital via Qingdao
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1000 - ¥6000
Flights from Chongju to Beijing Capital via Yantai
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1800 - ¥2100
China United
Website
flycua.com
Flights from Incheon to Beijing Daxing via Yantai
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥600 - ¥1100
Tianjin Airlines
Website
tianjin-air.com
Flights from Incheon to Tianjin Binhai
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥550 - ¥2800
Train operators
AREX
Phone
+82 1599-7788
Website
arex.or.kr
Train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥24 - ¥40
Website
http://www.arex.or.kr/
China Railways C-Class
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Tianjin Station to Beijing South
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥50 - ¥80
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Train from Beijing Daxing International Airport to Beijing West
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
¥25 - ¥40
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Train from Binhai Station to Beijing South
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥70 - ¥110
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Osong Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥100 - ¥280
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
First Class
¥383
Economy Class
¥274
Non-reserved Seat
¥233
Train from Seoul Station to Pyeongtaek Staion
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥65 - ¥75
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Pyeongtaek Station
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥23 - ¥29
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Standing
¥23 - ¥26
Economy Class
¥28 - ¥29
China Railways G-Class
Train from Yantai to Beijing South
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥360 - ¥460
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥360 - ¥460
1st Class Seat
¥600 - ¥750
Business Class Seat
¥1100 - ¥1500
Train from Dalian North to Beijing South
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
¥360 - ¥470
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥360 - ¥470
1st Class Seat
¥600 - ¥750
Business Class Seat
¥1200 - ¥1500
Seoul Metro
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Qinhuangdao to Beijing
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
¥100 - ¥140
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥100 - ¥140
1st Class Seat
¥120 - ¥180
Bus operators
Airport Limousine Korea
Phone
02 2664-9898
Website
airportlimousine.co.kr
Bus from Jongro 1-ga to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥59
Schedules at
airportlimousine.co.kr
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Qingdao to Beijing Yongdingmen
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥231
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Ferry operators
Yantai Ferry
Phone
+82 31 684 8827
Website
yantaiferry.com
Ferry from Pyeongtaek Port to Yantai Port
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
¥700 - ¥850
Schedules at
yantaiferry.com
VIP
¥1859
Royal
¥831
Deluxe
¥737
DainFerry
Phone
+82 32 891 7100
Website
dainferry.co.kr
Ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Dalian Port
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
¥700 - ¥800
Schedules at
dainferry.co.kr
VIP
¥1411
FST1(6 Person occupancy)
¥7967
FST2(6 Person occupancy)
¥772
ECO1(12 Person occupancy)
¥746
ECO2
¥719
Weidong Ferry
Phone
+82 32 770 8000
Website
weidong.com
Ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Qingdao
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
¥700 - ¥850
Schedules at
weidong.com
Deluxe Royal
¥1058
Royal
¥941
Business
¥823
Economy
¥706
Qinin ferry
Phone
+82 32 891 9600
Website
qininferry.com
Ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Qinhuangdao
Ave. Duration
23h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
¥650 - ¥1500
Schedules at
qininferry.com
Royal Suite
¥1469
First Class
¥676
Jinchon ferry
Phone
+82 32 777 8260
Website
jinchon.co.kr
Ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Tianjin Xin Gang Port
Ave. Duration
26h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
¥650 - ¥800
Schedules at
jinchon.co.kr
Royal Suite
¥1469
Royal
¥1058
Deluxe
¥941
Business
¥764
Economy
¥676

Want to know more about travelling around China

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.