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There are 7 ways to get from Seoul to Beijing by plane, train, subway, ferry 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 8m

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

$135 - $346

Cheapest option

Train to Incheon, fly to Beijing Capital  •  5h 44m

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

$107 - $348

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Train to Incheon, fly to Tianjin Binhai, train  •  6h 2m

  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

Subway, ferry, train China Railways G-Class  •  25h 10m

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

Subway, ferry, train China Railways D-Class  •  25h 56m

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

$146 - $283

Subway, ferry Jinchon ferry, train  •  30h 35m

  1. Take the subway from City Hall Station to Incheon Station 1
  2. Take the ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Tianjin
  3. Take the subway from Convention and Exhibition Center to Tianjin station 9
  4. Take the train from Tianjin Station to Beijing South

Bus, ferry  •  33h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Chosun Hotel to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Take the ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Dalian Harbour
  3. Take the bus from Gang Wan Qiao to Beijing

$153 - $277

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Beijing is to subway and ferry and train which costs ₩160,000 - ₩320,000 and takes 25h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Beijing is to fly which costs ₩150,000 - ₩400,000 and takes 5h 8m.

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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 which takes 25h 10m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 8m to get from Seoul to Beijing, including transfers.

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

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Beijing is 1h behind Seoul. It is currently 4:38 PM in Seoul and 3:38 PM in Beijing.

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

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There are 1393+ hotels available in Beijing. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Seoul to Seoul Gimpo Airport is to train which takes 18m and costs ₩1,400 - ₩2,000.

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Map of how to get from Seoul to Beijing.
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  • Distance: 596.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 8m

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

Air China, Asiana Airlines and three other airlines fly from Seoul to Beijing every 4 hours.

Airlines
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Incheon to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Incheon to Beijing Capital via Qingdao
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Incheon to Tianjin Binhai
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Incheon to Tianjin Binhai via Qingdao
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Beijing Capital via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Incheon to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Incheon to Tianjin Binhai
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Incheon to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Incheon to Beijing Capital via Dalian
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Incheon to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Incheon to Tianjin Binhai
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Incheon to Beijing Capital via Qingdao
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Tianjin Airlines
Website
tianjin-air.com
Flights from Incheon to Tianjin Binhai
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Shandong Airlines
Website
shandongair.com.cn
Flights from Incheon to Tianjin Binhai via Qingdao
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Train operators
AREX
Phone
+82 1599-7788
Website
arex.or.kr
Train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arex.or.kr
China Railways G-Class
Train from Dalian to Tianjin
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$55 - $65
1st Class Seat
$90 - $110
Business Class Seat
$170 - $210
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Dalian to Beijing
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$35 - $50
1st Class Seat
$50 - $80
Tianjin Metro
Website
tjdt.cn
Subway from Convention and Exhibition Center to Tianjin station
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
tjgdjt.com
Bus operators
Kal Limousine
Website
kallimousine.com
Bus from Chosun Hotel to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
kallimousine.com
Dalian Bus
Website
dalianbus.com
Bus from Gang Wan Qiao to Beijing
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
dalianbus.com
Ferry operators
DainFerry
Phone
+82 32 891 7100
Website
dainferry.co.kr
Ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Dalian Harbour
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $220
Schedules at
dainferry.co.kr
VIP
$213
FST1(6 Person occupancy)
$120
FST2(6 Person occupancy)
$115
ECO1(12 Person occupancy)
$111
ECO2
$106
Jinchon ferry
Phone
+82 32 777 8260
Website
jinchon.co.kr
Ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Tianjin
Ave. Duration
26h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $230
Schedules at
jinchon.co.kr
Royal Suite
$221
Royal
$160
Deluxe
$142
Business
$115
Economy
$102

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