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Getting There

It is possible to reach the DPRK from a variety of places in China and Russia. However, Beijing is generally the preferred option for tourists due to the larger number of departures, as well as being an international transport hub for those arriving from overseas. Whatever your preferred methods of travel, JTS tour prices are offered on an ‘inclusive’ basis and consequently we will reserve and confirm all travel bookings required for your tour.

By Plane

Two airlines operate scheduled services to the DPRK; Air Koryo (the national airline) and Air China. We would recommend flying with Air Koryo. They operate modern Tupolev and Antonov aircraft built from 2007 onwards, and the airline provides a great introduction to the country from the moment you step on board the plane. We find them more reliable than the Air China services, which are prone to cancellation. Between the two airlines, there is at least one daily service between Beijing and Pyongyang, with the exception of Sunday. Air Koryo also fly regularly to Shenyang and also operate a weekly service to Vladivostok.

DPRK International Air Schedule From 1st January 2018 – 31st December 2018

 FNJ = PYONGYANG, PEK = BEIJING, SHE = SHENYANG, VVO = VLADIVOSTOK, PVG = SHANGHAI

DAY AIRLINE SERVICE FLIGHT NO. DEPARTURE ARRIVAL
 
MONDAY AIR KORYO PVG – FNJ JS 158 0030 HRS 0350 HRS
FNJ – VVO JS 271 0830 HRS 1100 HRS
VVO – FNJ JS 272 1220 HRS 1300 HRS
FNJ – PEK JS 151 * 0900 HRS 1000 HRS
PEK – FNJ JS 152 * 1200 HRS 1500 HRS
AIR CHINA PEK – FNJ CA 121 1325 HRS 1620 HRS
FNJ – PEK CA 122 1720 HRS 2015 HRS
 
TUESDAY AIR KORYO FNJ – PEK JS 151 0850 HRS 0950 HRS
PEK – FNJ JS 152 1305 HRS 1605 HRS
 
WEDNESDAY AIR KORYO FNJ – SHE JS 155 1150 HRS 1200 HRS
SHE – FNJ JS 156 1355 HRS 1610 HRS
AIR CHINA PEK – FNJ CA 121 1325 HRS 1620 HRS
FNJ – PEK CA 122 1720 HRS 2015 HRS
 
THURSDAY AIR KORYO FNJ – PEK JS 251 1035 HRS 1135 HRS
PEK – FNJ JS 252 1400 HRS 1700 HRS
FNJ – PVG JS 157 2210 HRS 2330 HRS
 
FRIDAY AIR KORYO PVG – FNJ JS 158 0030 HRS 0350 HRS
FNJ – VVO JS 271 0830 HRS 1100 HRS
VVO – FNJ JS 272 1220 HRS 1300 HRS
FNJ – PEK JS 151** 0900 HRS 1000 HRS
PEK – FNJ JS 152** 1200 HRS 1500 HRS
AIR CHINA PEK – FNJ CA 121 1325 HRS 1620 HRS
FNJ – PEK CA 122 1720 HRS 2015 HRS
 
SATURDAY AIR KORYO FNJ – PEK JS 151 0850 HRS 0950 HRS
PEK – FNJ JS 152 1305 HRS 1605 HRS
FNJ – SHE JS 155 1150 HRS 1200 HRS
SHE – FNJ JS 156 1355 HRS 1610 HRS
SUNDAY AIR KORYO FNJ – PVG JS 157 2210 HRS 2300 HRS


*
Kindly note that these services will only run between April 1st – October 30th 2018 inclusively

** Kindly note that these services will only run between July 1st – October 30th 2018 inclusively

By Train

Taking the overnight sleeper train one way is an excellent chance to see more of the DPRK countryside en route to your destination.

There is a regular train service operating between Beijing and Pyongyang, departing every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, and the journey takes about 24 hours. All trains have a dining car where you can purchase meals and drinks (not included in the tour price).

DAY SERVICE DEPARTURE ARRIVAL SLEEPER
 
MONDAY BEIJING – PYONGYANG 1727 HRS 1845 HRS (TUESDAY) SOFT AND HARD
PYONGYANG – BEIJING 1025 HRS 0838 HRS (TUESDAY) SOFT AND HARD
BEIJING – DANDONG 1727 HRS 0717 HRS (TUESDAY) SOFT AND HARD
DANDONG – PYONGYANG 1000 HRS 1845 HRS HARD ONLY
PYONGYANG – DANDONG 1025 HRS 1623 HRS HARD ONLY
DANDONG – BEIJING 1831 HRS 0838 HRS (TUESDAY) SOFT AND HARD
 
TUESDAY BEIJING – DANDONG 1727 HRS 0717 HRS (WEDNESDAY) SOFT AND HARD
DANDONG – PYONGYANG 1000 HRS 1845 HRS HARD ONLY
PYONGYANG – DANDONG 1025 HRS 1623 HRS HARD ONLY
DANDONG – BEIJING 1831 HRS 0838 HRS (WEDNESDAY) SOFT AND HARD
 
WEDNESDAY BEIJING – PYONGYANG 1727 HRS 1845 HRS (THURSDAY) HARD ONLY
PYONGYANG – BEIJING 1025 HRS 0838 HRS (THURSDAY) HARD ONLY
BEIJING – DANDONG 1727 HRS 0717 HRS (THURSDAY) SOFT AND HARD
DANDONG – PYONGYANG 1000 HRS 1845 HRS HARD ONLY
PYONGYANG – DANDONG 1025 HRS 1623 HRS HARD ONLY
DANDONG – BEIJING 1831 HRS 0838 HRS (THURSDAY) SOFT AND HARD
 
THURSDAY BEIJING – PYONGYANG 1727 HRS 1845 HRS (FRIDAY) SOFT AND HARD
PYONGYANG – BEIJING 1025 HRS 0838 HRS (FRIDAY) SOFT AND HARD
BEIJING – DANDONG 1727 HRS 0717 HRS (FRIDAY) SOFT AND HARD
DANDONG – PYONGYANG 1000 HRS 1845 HRS HARD ONLY
PYONGYANG – DANDONG 1025 HRS 1623 HRS HARD ONLY
DANDONG – BEIJING 1831 HRS 0838 HRS (FRIDAY) SOFT AND HARD
 
FRIDAY BEIJING – DANDONG 1727 HRS 0717 HRS (SATURDAY) SOFT AND HARD
DANDONG – PYONGYANG 1000 HRS 1845 HRS HARD ONLY
PYONGYANG – DANDONG 1025 HRS 1623 HRS HARD ONLY
DANDONG – BEIJING 1831 HRS 0838 HRS (SATURDAY) SOFT AND HARD
 
SATURDAY BEIJING – PYONGYANG 1727 HRS 1845 HRS (SUNDAY) HARD ONLY
PYONGYANG – BEIJING 1025 HRS 0838 HRS (SUNDAY) HARD ONLY
BEIJING – DANDONG 1727 HRS 0717 HRS (SUNDAY) SOFT AND HARD
DANDONG – PYONGYANG 1000 HRS 1845 HRS HARD ONLY
PYONGYANG – DANDONG 1025 HRS 1623 HRS HARD ONLY
DANDONG – BEIJING 1831 HRS 0838 HRS (SUNDAY) SOFT AND HARD
 
SUNDAY BEIJING – DANDONG 1727 HRS 0717 HRS (MONDAY) SOFT AND HARD
DANDONG – PYONGYANG 1000 HRS 1845 HRS HARD ONLY
PYONGYANG – DANDONG 1025 HRS 1623 HRS HARD ONLY
DANDONG – BEIJING 1831 HRS 0838 HRS (MONDAY) SOFT AND HARD

 

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