Getting to and from Pyongyang

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Pyongyang, North Korea

Getting to and from Pyongyang Reviews

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Getting to and from Pyongyang Feb 12, 2017
Unless you enter North Korea overland from Dandong in north eastern China (in which case you can only visit the border town of Sinuiju) your entry point to the country will be its capital, Pyongyang.

When the time comes to leave North Korea you will leave from Pyongyang (unless you have just visited Sinuiju from Dandong – a popular day-trip for Chinese tourists in particular though, as I understand it now possible for some others as well).

At present you can only arrive into Pyongyang by air, though some train options may be available soon, and 99% of tourists will come in from Beijing.

When leaving, unless you are an American citizen, you have the option to depart by air (again 99% of those who take this option fly to Beijing) or by train via Sinuiju and Dandong. You will chose your exit option prior to arrival and it cannot be changed in-country. The train option is not available to Americans.

I arrived by air from Beijing and departed by train, making a 24 hr stopover at Sinuiju on the way out to Dandong and thence Beijing.

I have included three detailed reviews in my ‘North Korea – General Reviews’ blog/list covering the entry and exit options outlined above. Rather than repeat the information here I suggest you have a look at these reviews.

Getting into the DPRK By Air

Getting out of the DPRK by Train

Getting out of the DPRK by Air

Fear not, you will be met at Pyongyang airport on your arrival and escorted to the airport or train station on your departure.
Plane on Tarmac at Pyongyang
Train Backs into Pyongyang Station
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wabat says:
Thank you Holger... I think they are worth saving and hope that people here enjoy them as much as they did on VT. Nice to see former VT people enjoying them once again too :-)
Posted on: Feb 12, 2017
Great to find these reviews now here on TravBuddy. They are a fantastic resource of information.
Posted on: Feb 12, 2017
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