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

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Train to Incheon, fly to Nanjing  •  6h 12m

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

¥1429 - ¥1768

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Subway, ferry, bus  •  32h 8m

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

¥918 - ¥1151

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Fly Seoul Gimpo to Nanjing  •  7h 48m

  1. Fly from Seoul Gimpo (GMP) to Nanjing (NKG) GMP - NKG

¥1315 - ¥2450

Fly Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Hongqiao, train  •  6h 14m

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

¥1134 - ¥12207

Train to Incheon, fly to Hangzhou Xiaoshan, train  •  7h 23m

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

¥1557 - ¥2223

Subway, ferry, train via Jinan  •  22h 39m

  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 North to Jinan West
  4. Take the train from Jinan West to Nanjing South Station

¥1135 - ¥1457

Subway, ferry, train  •  27h 56m

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

¥1199 - ¥1499

Bus, ferry  •  40h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Koreana Hotel to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Take the ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Dalian Port
  3. Take the bus from Jianshejie Terminal to Shanghai Hutie Terminal
  4. Take the bus from Shanghai Henfeng Road Bus station to Nanjing

¥1342 - ¥1463

Drive, ferry  •  25h 10m

  1. Drive from Seoul Express bus terminal to Incheon Int'l Port
  2. Take the ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Yantai
  3. Drive from Yantai to Nanjing

¥1199 - ¥1606

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The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Nanjing is to subway and ferry and bus which costs ₩150,000 - ₩200,000 and takes 32h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Nanjing is to train and fly which costs ₩240,000 - ₩310,000 and takes 6h 12m.

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The distance between Seoul and Nanjing is 966 km.

The best way to get from Seoul to Nanjing without a car is to subway and ferry and train which takes 27h 56m and costs ₩200,000 - ₩260,000.

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It takes approximately 6h 12m to get from Seoul to Nanjing, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Incheon Airport to Nanjing Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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Nanjing is 1h behind Seoul. It is currently 9:23 PM in Seoul and 8:23 PM in Nanjing.

China Eastern Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air and two other airlines offer flights from Incheon Airport to Nanjing Airport.

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There are 460+ hotels available in Nanjing. 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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Map of how to get from Seoul to Nanjing.
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  • Distance: 966.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 12m

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

Korean Air, Air China and six other airlines fly from Seoul to Nanjing every 4 hours.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Incheon to Nanjing
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1400 - ¥1700
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Nanjing via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
¥1700 - ¥3100
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥4000 - ¥9500
Flights from Incheon to Hangzhou Xiaoshan via Qingdao
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1400 - ¥2000
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Incheon to Nanjing via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥1700 - ¥5500
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Nanjing via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥1900 - ¥6500
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥2100 - ¥2900
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Incheon to Nanjing via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1300 - ¥4200
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Nanjing via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1500 - ¥4800
Flights from Incheon to Hangzhou Xiaoshan
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥4100
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Incheon to Nanjing
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1200 - ¥4800
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥2000 - ¥3100
Flights from Incheon to Hangzhou Xiaoshan
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥4100
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥4000 - ¥9500
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Incheon to Nanjing via Shenyang
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1400 - ¥6000
Juneyao Airlines
Website
juneyaoair.com
Flights from Seoul Gimpo to Nanjing via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥1300 - ¥2400
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 G-Class
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Nanjing South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥120 - ¥170
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥120 - ¥170
1st Class Seat
¥210 - ¥250
Business Class Seat
¥450 - ¥550
Train from Hangzhou East to Nanjing South
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥110 - ¥150
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥110 - ¥150
1st Class Seat
¥190 - ¥230
Business Class Seat
¥410 - ¥500
Train from Jinan West to Nanjing South Station
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥240 - ¥320
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥240 - ¥320
1st Class Seat
¥420 - ¥500
Business Class Seat
¥800 - ¥1000
Train from Yantai to Nanjing South
Ave. Duration
6h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥430 - ¥550
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥430 - ¥550
1st Class Seat
¥700 - ¥900
Business Class Seat
¥1400 - ¥1700
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Nanjing South
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥100 - ¥140
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥100 - ¥140
1st Class Seat
¥120 - ¥180
Train from Hangzhou East to Nanjing south
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
¥90 - ¥120
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥90 - ¥120
1st Class Seat
¥110 - ¥160
Train from Weihai North to Jinan West
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥170 - ¥240
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
¥170 - ¥240
1st Class Seat
¥240 - ¥350
Seoul Metro
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Email
bus@chinatrainguide.com
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Lianyungang to Nanjing
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥122
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Kal Limousine
Website
kallimousine.com
Bus from Koreana Hotel to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥94
Schedules at
kallimousine.com
Airport Limousine Korea
Phone
02 2664-9898
Website
airportlimousine.co.kr
Bus from Gwanghwamun to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥88
Schedules at
airportlimousine.co.kr
Dalian Bus
Website
dalianbus.com
Bus from Jianshejie Terminal to Shanghai Hutie Terminal
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥458
Schedules at
dalianbus.com
PiaoJia CN
Website
piaojia.cn
Bus from Shanghai Henfeng Road Bus station to Nanjing
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥82
Schedules at
piaojia.cn
Ferry operators
Weidong Ferry
Phone
+82 32 770 8000
Website
weidong.com
Ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Weihai
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
¥700 - ¥850
Schedules at
weidong.com
Deluxe Royal
¥1057
Royal
¥939
Business
¥822
Economy
¥705
Han Joong Ferry Lines
Phone
+82 32 891 8880
Website
hanjoongferry.co.kr
Ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Yantai
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
¥700 - ¥850
Schedules at
hanjoongferry.co.kr
VIP
¥1972
SPE
¥822
FST
¥705
LYG C-K Ferry Co
Phone
+82 32 770 3700
Website
lygferry.com
Ferry from Incheon Int'l Port to Lianyungang
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
¥750 - ¥950
Schedules at
lygferry.com
VIP
¥1937
Royal Suite
¥1291
Royal
¥910
Business Class
¥763
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
¥1381
FST1(6 Person occupancy)
¥827
FST2(6 Person occupancy)
¥800
ECO1(12 Person occupancy)
¥774
ECO2
¥747

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