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There are 10 ways to get from Seoul to Beijing by bus, plane, train, subway or ferry

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Bus to Incheon, fly to Beijing Capital  •  5h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Koreana Hotel to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Fly from Incheon (ICN) to Beijing Capital (PEK) ICN - PEK

¥1883 - ¥4618

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Subway, ferry, train #3  •  30h 17m

  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

¥741 - ¥941

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Fly Seoul Gimpo to Beijing Capital  •  5h 24m

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

¥1836 - ¥7045

Bus to Incheon, fly to Tianjin Binhai, train  •  5h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Koreana Hotel 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

¥6110 - ¥10187

Bus to Incheon, fly to Beijing Daxing, train  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Koreana Hotel 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

¥2283 - ¥3328

Fly Seoul Gimpo to Beijing Daxing, train  •  6h 18m

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

¥5036 - ¥6555

Subway, ferry, train via Zibo  •  25h 22m

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

¥1156 - ¥1454

Subway, ferry, train  •  25h 27m

  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 - ¥1363

Bus, ferry  •  28h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Koreana Hotel 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

¥1020 - ¥1228

Subway, ferry, train #2  •  28h 56m

  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 Station to Beijing

¥765 - ¥1729

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The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Beijing is to subway and ferry and train which costs ₩120,000 - ₩170,000 and takes 30h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Beijing is to bus and fly which costs ₩320,000 - ₩800,000 and takes 5h 17m.

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The distance between Seoul and Beijing is 954 km.

The best way to get from Seoul to Beijing without a car is to subway and ferry and train via Zibo which takes 25h 22m and costs ₩190,000 - ₩250,000.

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It takes approximately 5h 17m to get from Seoul to Beijing, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Incheon Airport to Beijing Capital Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Beijing is 1h behind Seoul. It is currently 2:23 AM in Seoul and 1:23 AM in Beijing.

Air France, KLM, Air China and two other airlines offer flights from Incheon Airport to Beijing Capital Airport.

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There are 3157+ hotels available in Beijing. Prices start at ¥750 per night.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Seoul Gimpo Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs ₩1,900 - ₩3,400.

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  • Distance: 953.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 17m

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

Asiana Airlines, Korean Air and three other airlines fly from Seoul to Dongzhimen every 3 hours.

Airlines
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Incheon to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥3300 - ¥11000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥2600 - ¥9000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Beijing Capital via Cheju
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥2900 - ¥9500
Flights from Incheon to Tianjin Binhai
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥4600 - ¥16000
Flights from Incheon to Beijing Daxing
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥2600 - ¥6000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Beijing Daxing
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1800 - ¥12000
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Incheon to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥3300 - ¥11000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥2600 - ¥9000
Flights from Incheon to Beijing Daxing
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥2600 - ¥6000
Flights from Incheon to Beijing Daxing via Dalian
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥2400 - ¥7000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Beijing Daxing
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1800 - ¥12000
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Incheon to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥3200 - ¥10000
Flights from Incheon to Beijing Capital via Tianjin Binhai
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
¥4400 - ¥7500
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥2300 - ¥7500
Flights from Incheon to Tianjin Binhai
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥7500 - ¥15000
Flights from Incheon to Tianjin Binhai via Dalian
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥6000 - ¥10000
Asiana Airlines
Website
flyasiana.com
Flights from Incheon to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥3200 - ¥10000
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥2300 - ¥7500
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Beijing Capital via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥2300 - ¥7500
Flights from Incheon to Tianjin Binhai
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥7500 - ¥15000
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Incheon to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
¥600 - ¥6000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Incheon to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
¥1000 - ¥4600
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Beijing Capital via Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥6000 - ¥31000
Train operators
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
Website
Trip.com
Train from Beijing Daxing International Airport to Beijing West
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥25 - ¥35
Website
Trip.com
Train from Binhai Station to Beijing South
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥70 - ¥110
Website
Trip.com
China Railways G-Class
Train from Tianjin to Beijing South
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥65 - ¥85
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥65 - ¥85
1st Class Seat
¥100 - ¥130
Business Class Seat
¥260 - ¥310
Train from Weihai to Zibo
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥180 - ¥240
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥180 - ¥240
1st Class Seat
¥310 - ¥370
Business Class Seat
¥600 - ¥800
Train from Zibo to Beijing South
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥210 - ¥280
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥210 - ¥280
1st Class Seat
¥360 - ¥440
Business Class Seat
¥700 - ¥900
Train from Dalian North to Beijing South
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥360 - ¥470
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥360 - ¥470
1st Class Seat
¥600 - ¥750
Business Class Seat
¥1200 - ¥1500
Seoul Metro
China Railways D-Class
Train from Qinhuangdao Station to Beijing
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥95 - ¥200
Website
Trip.com
2nd Class
¥95 - ¥140
1st Class
¥140 - ¥200
Bus operators
Kal Limousine
Website
kallimousine.com
Bus from Koreana Hotel to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥94
Schedules at
kallimousine.com
Airport Limousine Korea
Phone
02 2664-9898
Website
airportlimousine.co.kr
Bus from Four Seasons Hotel to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥59
Schedules at
airportlimousine.co.kr
China Bus Guide
Email
bus@chinatrainguide.com
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
Weidong Ferry
Phone
+82 32 770 8000
Website
weidong.com
Ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Weihai
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
¥700 - ¥850
Schedules at
weidong.com
Deluxe Royal
¥1048
Royal
¥932
Business
¥815
Economy
¥699
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
¥1048
Royal
¥932
Business
¥815
Economy
¥699
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
¥1370
FST1(6 Person occupancy)
¥820
FST2(6 Person occupancy)
¥794
ECO1(12 Person occupancy)
¥767
ECO2
¥741
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
¥1455
First Class
¥670
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
¥1455
Royal
¥1048
Deluxe
¥932
Business
¥757
Economy
¥670

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