North Korea by train

How to travel in North Korea by train: information, connections, blog and travel reports. Help in our forum to buy train tickets.

North Korea: To travel by train in North Korea, buy your train tickets locally at a train station in North Korea.

Buy the train ticket at a railway station. Note: in some countries you have to pay a service fee at the ticket counter. The ticket can be purchased at a station in the country of departure, also sometimes in other countries.


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Pyongyang - Tumangang


Online timetable information, on which you can find relevant, up-to-date connections.



KP North Korea CN China

If you want to travel from North Korea to China by train, you can make use of one of the direct trains running four times per week between Pyongyang (North Korea) and Beijing (China). The journey time is about 30 hours.

This route seems to be open for individual travellers.

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KP North Korea RU Russia

If you want to travel from North Korea to Russia by train, you have a weekly connection by long-distance night train from North Korea to Moscow.

Twice per month by cars of North Korean national railways from Pyongyang to Moscow. And twice per month by cars of Russian railways from Tumangang to Moscow. Tumangang is the border station between Russia and North Korea, located in North Korea. From Tumangang you have a direct connection to Pyongyang.

Since 2017 it seems to be possible for individual travellers to enter North Korea via this route. But your organized trip in North Korea has to fit the departure/arrival times of the trains from/to Moscow. Your experience is welcome!

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