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About Pyongyang

Capital of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Pyongyang had a population of 3 and a half million according to the 2003 census; the city is divided into 19 wards and 2 counties.

Among places to visit in the city are Pyongyang City Hall, the tramline on Yamatomachi Street, the Juche Tower, the Rungnado May Day Stadium, Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, and Mansu Hill Grand Monument. The city has a humid, continental climate with cold, dry, and windy winters and dry and hot summers. Between the months of November and March the weather is freezing cold and during the summer months there is heavy rainfall. 

Transportation to Pyongyang City Center from Airport

Among the means of public transportation that you can use to get to Pyongyang city center, 24 kilometers from Pyongyang Sunan Airport are buses, trams, trolleybuses and metro. You can also benefit from car rental and taxi companies if you want to have faster and direct access. Whichever means you use, it will take about 30 minutes to get to the city center from Pyongyang Sunan Airport.


From Pyongyang Sunan Airport to Pyongyang city center, it is very practical to use buses on your journey. You can arrive in Pyongyang city center in 25-30 minutes with airport buses affiliated with Air Koryo, the main airline serving in Sunan Airport.


In Pyongyang there are trams that provide transportation between the airport and the city center. There are three tram lines in total: Line 1 (Pyongyang-Mangyongdae), Line 2 (Tosong-Rangrang) and Line 3 (Sopyongyang-Rangrang). If you buy coupon tickets, you can easily get to Sunan Airport in 20-25 minutes.


It takes only 25 minutes to get to the city center from Sunan Airport thanks to metro which is the most popular public transportation means in Pyongyang. Rapid metro lines from the metro stop at the airport exit lead directly to the city center.


There are electrical trolley buses that go directly from the trolleybus stops outside Sunan Airport to the city center. It is likely that you will arrive in Pyongyang city center in approximately 25 minutes with these means.


You can get to the city center for a reasonable fare by taking one of the Pyongyang taxis at the exit of Sunan Airport terminal. Keep in mind that negotiating with Pyongyang taxi drivers can also be useful.

Car Rental

It is possible to reach Pyongyang city center in 30-32 minutes driving via Sochon and Hasin Streets by car that you can rent from national and international car rental companies located at the terminal of Pyongyang Sunan International Airport.

Last Updated: 27 Aug 2017

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London-Pyongyang 10 hour 50 minutes.

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