Travel to South Korea
Flying to South Korea
From London - 11 hours; New York - 14 hours 30 minutes.
Travel by Rail
Although there have been test runs in the past, there are no passenger services at present between North and South Korea. North Korea can only accessed by train from China, with services between Beijing and Pyongyang; South Korea is not accessible overland as travel between North and South Korea is forbidden. For details of China-North Korea tours, try Koryo Tours, run by Westerners based in China (www.koryogroup.com).
Driving to South Korea
There are currently no routes by land to South Korea, as travel by bus or car through North Korea is prohibited.
Getting to South Korea by boat
Main ports: Busan (in the far south), Incheon (due west of Seoul) and Donghae (in the far north).
Sailings to Fukuoka (Hakata) in Japan from Busan are run by Japan Kyushu Railway (www.jrbeetle.co.jp), with 4-5 departures a day, and the Camellia Line (www.koreaferry.co.kr) with one departure a day. Thr Kampu Ferry Service (www.kampuferry.co.jp) has daily departures to Shimonoseki.
Ferries to Vladivostok in Russia depart once a week with DBS Ferry (tel: +82 2 548 5502, www.dbsferry.com).