China-DPRK Train

China-DPRK Train Timetable

It is possible to depart most of our group tours in the DPRK via train to China, and on our private tours you can opt to take it both ways. Taking the train offers a fantastic opportunity to witness countryside North Korea or perhaps have a chat over a meal and a beer with locals as they transit between the nation’s capital. There is a train every day of the week between Dandong, China and Pyongyang, North Korea. There is also an overnight (24-hour) international train 4 times a week between Beijing, China and Pyongyang, North Korea.

Our group and private tour prices are all-inclusive of return flights on Air Koryo unless stated otherwise, but if you instead elect to take the train you may be eligible for a discount. To take the train you MUST have a Chinese visa. The 72-hour visa free transit policy in Beijing and other major airports of China does not allow onward travel in this manner.

Departing by train also allows you to easily add an overnight 24-hour Sinuiju extension to any group or private tour. Instead of going straight through to Dandong, China you will alight just across the Yalu River in Sinuiju, North Korea to see more of this fascinating border city. See the itinerary here.

Dandong, China – Pyongyang

There is a train both ways between Dandong, China and Pyongyang, North Korea everyday.
** Chinese immigration and customs on arrival into Dandong from the DPRK can take considerable time. Be aware of this if planning onward connections.

Operating Day Departing Arriving
Monday 1000 (Dandong) 1750 (Pyongyang)
1010 (Pyongyang) 1623 (Dandong)
Tuesday 1000 (Dandong) 1750 (Pyongyang)
1010 (Pyongyang) 1623 (Dandong)
Wednesday 1000 (Dandong) 1750 (Pyongyang)
1010 (Pyongyang) 1623 (Dandong)
Thursday 1000 (Dandong) 1750 (Pyongyang)
1010 (Pyongyang) 1623 (Dandong)
Friday 1000 (Dandong) 1750 (Pyongyang)
1010 (Pyongyang) 1623 (Dandong)
Saturday 1000 (Dandong) 1750 (Pyongyang)
1010 (Pyongyang) 1623 (Dandong)
Sunday 1000 (Dandong) 1750 (Pyongyang)
1010 (Pyongyang) 1623 (Dandong)

 

Beijing, China – Pyongyang

There is a train both ways between Beijing, China and Pyongyang, North Korea on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. It’s a 24-hour train and always arrives +1  day after it departs.
** Chinese immigration and customs on arrival into Dandong from the DPRK can take considerable time. Be aware of this if planning onward connections.

Operating Day Departing Arriving (+1 day)
Monday 1727 (Beijing) 1750 (Pyongyang)
1010 (Pyongyang) 0838 (Beijing)
Tuesday 1727 (Beijing) 1750 (Pyongyang)
1010 (Pyongyang) 0838 (Beijing)
Wednesday 1727 (Beijing) 1750 (Pyongyang)
1010 (Pyongyang) 0838 (Beijing)
Thursday 1727 (Beijing) 1750 (Pyongyang)
1010 (Pyongyang) 0838 (Beijing)
Friday 1727 (Beijing) 1750 (Pyongyang)
1010 (Pyongyang) 0838 (Beijing)
Saturday 1727 (Beijing) 1750 (Pyongyang)
1010 (Pyongyang) 0838 (Beijing)
Sunday 1727 (Beijing) 1750 (Pyongyang)
1010 (Pyongyang) 0838 (Beijing)